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Sunday, January 21, 2018

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USCG to Establish Security Zone for State of the Union Address

The Coast Guard will establish a temporary security zone Tuesday in designated waters in the National Capital Region for the State of the Union address. The security zone will be in effect from 4 p.m. Tuesday until 2 a.m. Wednesday, which may limit or prohibit navigation by commercial and recreational waterway users. The security zone will include the Potomac River from the Francis Scott Key Bridge, south to approximately two miles north of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. The security zone will also include the Georgetown Channel Tidal Basin as well as the Anacostia River from the 11th Street Bridge to its confluence with the Potomac River. Entering or operating in the security zone is prohibited unless authorized by the captain of the port of Baltimore.

U.S. Coast Guard Responds to Navy Yard Shooter

U.S. Coast Guard

The Coast Guard captain of the port has established a temporary safety and security zone Monday in response to a report of a shooter at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. The safety and security zone will be in effect for an undetermined amount of time and will limit all navigation on the Anacostia River from Haines Point to the John Philip Sousa Bridge. Entering or operating in the security zone is prohibited unless authorized by the captain of the port of Baltimore. Vessels already at berth, mooring or anchor are not required to depart the security zone.

USCG to Establish Security Zone for Republican Conference

The U.S. Coast Guard will establish a temporary security zone Wednesday to Friday in designated waters of the Choptank River for the Republican Issues Conference. The security zone will be in effect from 3 a.m. Wednesday until 1 p.m. Friday, which may limit or prohibit navigation by commercial and recreational waterway users. The security zone will include a 500-yard perimeter surrounding the waterfront of the Hyatt Regency Hotel on the Choptank River in Cambridge. The security zone will also impact waterway traffic under the Route 50 Bridge for various periods of time. Entering or operating in the security zone is prohibited unless authorized by the captain of the port of Coast Guard Sector Baltimore.

USCG Releases NPRM for Port Chicago Zone

The Coast Guard proposes to establish permanent security zones on the navigable waters of the Des Plaines River, the Kankakee River, the Rock River, and Lake Michigan in the Captain of the Port Zone Chicago. These security zones are necessary to protect the nuclear power plants, water intake cribs, and Navy Pier from possible sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or possible acts of terrorism. These zones are intended to restrict vessel traffic from portions of the Des Plaines River, Rock River, and Lake Michigan. Comments and related material must reach the Coast Guard on or before June 21, 2002. Pier; Dresden Nuclear Power Plant Water Intake; Donald C. Water Intake Crib; Dever Water Intake Crib; and 79th Street Water Filtration Plant. subversive acts.

Temporary Waterside Security Zone at Boston

The Captain of the Port (COTP) Boston is establishing a temporary waterside security zone at the John Joseph Moakley Court House, Boston MA for the court proceedings of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The security zone will be effective and enforced starting on January 5, 2015 and will continue until the trial is complete, and if necessary, during the sentencing phase. This security zone encompasses all U.S. navigable waters, from surface to bottom, within 500 yards of the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse (Moakley Courthouse) in Boston, MA. However, the COTP hereby grants vessels permission to enter…

Cape Fear River – Security Zone

The U.S. Coast Guard established a temporary security zone at the North Carolina State Pier Authority (NCSPA), Wilmington, to include portions of the Cape Fear River and Eagle Island. This security zone will be in effect through at least November 7, 2004. 69 Fed. Reg. 42876 (HK Law).

Coast Guard Sets Security Zones for Passenger Vessels

The U.S. Coast Guard is implementing a 100-yard security zone to include passenger vessels operating in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound. This includes, but is not limited to, the Washington State Ferries. Post-Sept. 11 security zones prohibited boaters from approaching within 100 yards of U.S. military vessels and tankers; and operate at minimum speeds within 500 yards. The Coast Guard is now also imposing security zones in the vicinity of all passenger vessels more than 100 feet in length. “The U.S. Coast Guard is taking appropriate security measures consistent with the change in the Homeland Security Advisory System level,” said Capt. Danny Ellis, Commanding Officer, Marine Safety Office Puget Sound.

Suisun Bay – Security Zone Proposed

The U.S. Coast Guard proposes to establish security zones in the waters adjacent to the three piers of the Military Ocean Terminal Concord (MOTCO), formerly the Naval Weapons Center Concord, California. The security zones would be enforced during the onloading or offloading of military equipment and ordnance. Previously, temporary security zones were established for this purpose. Comments on this proposal should be submitted by September 17, 2004. 69 Fed. Reg. 42950 (HK Law).

Port Valdez and Valdez Narrows – security zones

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a temporary rule extending through October 31 its security zone encompassing the Trans-Alaska Pipeline (TAPS) Valdez Terminal Complex and TAPS tank vessels and a second security zone in the Valdez Narrows. Comments on this action should be submitted by June 30. 69 Fed. Reg. 28827 (May 19, 2004). The U.S. Coast Guard also issued a proposal to make these security zones permanent. Comments on this proposal should be submitted by July 30. 69 Fed. Reg. 28871 (HK Law).

NC Coast Guard Establishes Security Zone

Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Wilmington, Captain Jane M. Hartley, has brought in more than 100 Coast Guard active duty and reserve personnel to provide waterborne and shoreside safety and security of military equipment loading operations here and in Morehead, City, N.C. The United States is repositioning some of its military forces where required to support the President’s global war on terrorism and to prepare for future contingencies. One of the Coast Guards responsibilities, as the lead agency for maritime homeland security and as a branch of the Armed Forces, is to ensure the safety and security of military outloads in U.S. ports. The Coast Guard has established a security zone in Morehead City to run between Jan.

Judge Approves Security Zone in Hawaii Harbor

Opponents of the Hawaii Superferry lost a round in court, according to an Associated Press report, when U.S. District Judge Helen Gillmor refused to block the U.S. Coast Guard from enforcing a security zone in Kauai’s Nawiliwili Harbor when the vessel resumes service to the port. The Coast Guard established the zone and set aside a designated protest area off Kalapaki Beach after a flotilla of protesters prevented the ferry from landing Aug. 27. A separate security zone is to extend 100 yards around the ferry. The ferry, designed to carry more than 800 passengers and 250 cars between major Hawaiian islands, has been anchored in Honolulu Harbor since the protest…

Judge Sides with Coast Guard

A federal judge has refused to block the U.S. Coast Guard from enforcing a security zone in Kauai's Nawiliwili Harbor when the Hawaii Superferry is in port. The Coast Guard established the zone after a flotilla of protesters prevented the ferry from landing August 27th. In seeking a temporary restraining order, attorney Lanny Sinkin argued the zone would deny free speech by keeping protesters out of the water. U.S. District Judge Helen Gillmor says the security zone allows both protesters and supporters to exercise their First Amendment rights on land around the harbor. [Source: AP]

USCG: Security Zone around U.S. Forces Vessels

The US Coast Guard proposes to establish a permanent 500-yard moving security zone around the US Forces vessel SBX-1 during its periodic transits of the Honolulu Captain of the Port Zone. This permanent zone, to be activated for enforcement during actual transits, would replace the temporary security zones that have been utilized for prior transits. Comments on the proposal should be submitted by February 6. 73 Fed. Reg. 1133 (HK Law).

New London – TOPOFF3 safety and security zones

The U.S. Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety and security zones around waterfront areas in New London, Connecticut during the third Top Officials (TOPOFF3) homeland security exercise. The zones will be in effect from April 2 through April 10. 70 Fed. Reg. 15585 (HK Law)

CG Responds to Increased Security Zone Violations

The U.S. Coast Guard has responded to an increased number of security zone violations around bridge abutments within the past month in New York Harbor. Coast Guard Sector New York and Station New York watchstanders have deployed several boarding teams in recent weeks to interdict boaters who were inside the 25-yard security zone around bridge abutments. The Coast Guard would like to remind boaters in New York Harbor that the 25-yard area around bridge abutments remains a restricted part of the waterway. If a boat violates the security zone, the Coast Guard will first notify them via marine band radio and may possibly board the boat to ensure compliance.

Honolulu Harbor Gets New Security Sign

The new sign in Honolulu Harbor will inform mariners of the 24/7 security zone in the harbor and whom to contact for permission to enter. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Construction will be completed Friday of a new sign informing mariners of the 24/7 security zone in the Honolulu Harbor and whom to contact for permission to enter, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said in a press announcement. The sign, measuring 12 x 24 feet, is worded with large letters created using highly reflective tape, will be lit at night and is oriented so that mariners will be able to read the sign while still offshore, outside the security zone. Located on the Diamond Head side of the Honolulu Harbor entrance…

New York Security Zone Altered

The U.S. Coast Guard has amended, at least through January 8, 2006, its security zone around Designated Vessels within the Captain of the Port (COTP) New York Zone. The definition of Designated Vessel has been amended to include passenger vessels and ferries certificated to carry 150 or more passengers. Other vessels may not approach within 100 yards of a Designated Vessel without permission of the COTP. 70 Fed. Reg. 42493 (HK Law).

NY Security Zones Extended

The U.S. Coast Guard has extended through August 15, 2002 the effective period for the security zones, safety zones, and regulated navigation areas established on a temporary basis following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. This extension is intended to provide more time for development of permanent rules. Source: HK Law

Hampton Roads Security Zone Proposed

The U.S. Coast Guard proposes establishing security zones around passenger vessels and vessels carrying certain dangerous cargo (CDC) while on waters of the Captain of the Port Hampton Roads zone. Comment on this proposal should be submitted by June 3, 2004. 69 Fed. Reg. 24549 (HK Law).

Baton Rouge – security zone - update

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Marine Safety Bulletin updating its security zone between mile 229 AHP at the I-10 Bridge to mile 235 at the Ben Burman Light in the vicinity of Baton Rouge. This security zone will be in effect through at least February 22, 2004. Vessels desiring to enter or operate in the zone must obtain approval from the COTP. For vessels carrying certain dangerous cargo (CDC), permission must be obtained at least four (4) hours prior to arrival. These requirements are in addition to the reporting requirements of the Inland River Vessel Movement Center. (1/2/04). (Source: HK Law)

Photo: CG Patrols the Super Bowl

Crewmembers from Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team St. Petersburg, Fla., patrol a security zone in the Garrison Channel near the Tampa Convention Center Jan. 29. Crews from more than 10 federal and local law-enforcement agencies patrolled the security zone to ensure safety for the Super Bowl XLIII. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/PA3 Rob Simpson)

Port Canaveral Security Zone Proposed

The US Coast Guard proposes to establish a security zone encompassing the navigable waters of the West Basin of Port Canaveral Harbor, . The security zone would be activated four hours prior to scheduled arrival of a cruise ship. Comments on the proposal should be submitted by Dec. 19. (Source: Holland & Knight)

SSNPRM on Alaska Passenger Vessels Security Zones

The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Second Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SSNPRM) regarding security zones around escorted high capacity passenger vessels and escorted Alaska Marine Highway System vessels in navigable waters of Alaska. Under this proposal, all commercial fishing vessels while actively engaged in fishing would be exempt from the security restrictions. Comments on the proposal should be submitted by March 30. source: HK Law

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