Coast Guard to establish security zone for NFL Kickoff event in Baltimore

5th Coast Guard District News
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a temporary security zone Thursday in designated waters of the Baltimore Inner Harbor.

The security zone will be in effect Thursday from 5 p.m. until midnight, and will limit navigation by commercial traffic and prohibit recreational waterway users.

The security zone will include all waters of Baltimore Harbor, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, from shoreline to shoreline and has an eastern boundary extending from the Baltimore National Aquarium to the Rusty Scupper.

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 at the time the security zone is implemented are not required to depart the security zone.

“Recognizing the temporary safety and security zone will affect mariners transiting the Inner Harbor: we have coordinated closely with our inter-agency and port partners to minimize the impact during the NFL Kickoff event,” said Lt. Michael McGrail, the Enforcement Division chief at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore.

To seek permission to transit the area, call 410-576-2693 or use marine-band radio via VHF-FM channel 16.

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