Coast Guard security zone rule posted to Federal Register

HONOLULU – The Coast Guard’s previously announced security zone for the Hawaii Superferry Alakai’s next voyage to Kauai, Hawaii has been posted in the Federal Register.

The Coast Guard has created the security zone in the waters of Nawiliwili Harbor, Kauai, including the jetty. This zone is intended to enable the Coast Guard and its local, state and federal law enforcement partners to better protect people, vessels and facilities in and around Nawiliwili Harbor. This rule complements, but does not replace or supersede, existing regulations that establish a moving 100-yard security zone around large passenger vessels like the Hawaii Superferry Alakai.

The security zone will be activated for enforcement 60 minutes before the Hawaii Superferry’s arrival into the zone, and will remain active for 10 minutes after the Hawaii Superferry’s departure from the zone. The activation of the zone for enforcement will be announced by marine information broadcast and by a red flag, illuminated if after sunset, displayed from the Pier One and the harbor facility entrance of Jetty Road. During its period of activation and enforcement, entry into the land and water areas of the security zone is prohibited without the permission of the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.

The rule has been posted to the Federal Register Docket Management System web site . To gain access, click “simple search” and search for docket number 29153.

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