Coast Guard to Reinstate Trent River Safety Zone

NEW BERN, N.C. – Coast Guard Sector North Carolina will reinstate a safety zone on the waters of the Trent River between New Bern and James City, in the vicinity of the U.S. Route 70 Highway Swing Bridge from Jan. 25 until Feb. 28, 2008.

This safety zone will remain in effect from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during this time period unless terminated sooner by the Captain of the Port, North Carolina.

This zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the movement of bridge construction equipment from the southern end of the bridge construction project to the northern end of the project.

Entry into or movement within this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.

For further information, contact CWO4 Stephen Lyons, at (252) 247-4525, or email Stephen.W.Lyons2@uscg.mil.

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