Coast Guard Sets Security Zone Around Intrepid During Transit

NEW YORK-A 100-yard security zone around the Intrepid Air and Space Museum will be enforced tomorrow while the Intrepid is brought from Staten Island, N.Y., to Pier 86, Manhattan, from 10:30 a.m. to around 4:30 p.m.

No vessel will be allowed to enter the security zone without permission from the Coast Guard, who can be contacted on VHF-FM Channel 13.

The Intrepid will not be under its own power and will be moved by a fleet of McAllister tugs to its new location at Pier 86, on the west side of Manhattan.

Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service will coordinate commercial traffic advisories and pass information over channel 14.

“The Coast Guard is very excited to be escorting the Intrepid to its new home,” said Lt. Brandon Link, command duty officer at Coast Guard Sector New York. “This is a both a monument to the men and women who served protecting our country and a piece of American history. We want to make sure the transit is as safe as possible for mariners enjoying this event and the Intrepid.”

Mariners with questions may contact Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service at 718-354-4088.

The Coast Guard escorting the Intrepid last year when it moved from its home to
A Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team boat crew from Boston, provides a 250-foot moving security zone around the USS Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum as it transit to Bayonne for repairs, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006. this is the USS Intrepid’s first time moving since it was opened as a museum in 1982

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