Coast Guard to enforce slow speed zone in Biscayne Bay on Fourth of July

Coast Guard to enforce slow speed zone in Biscayne Bay on Fourth of July
MIAMI — There will be a Regulated Navigation Area Tuesday in Biscayne Bay with an enforced 15-knot speed limit from 7 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. The Fourth of July is traditionally a time of increased boating traffic in Biscayne Bay due to the myriad of fireworks displays. In past years, a combination of this increased traffic and vessels traveling at excessive speeds has resulted in deaths and serious...

Coast Guard temporarily suspends enforcement of regulated navigation area in East River

Coast Guard temporarily suspends enforcement of regulated navigation area in East River
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard and partner agencies temporarily suspended a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) for a dielectric fluid spill that occurred at a Con Edison substation in Brooklyn, New York, May 7. The enforcement of the RNA is temporarily being suspended, however a safety zone remains in effect. The need for the RNA will be reevaluated in order to determine if it needs to be enforced in the...

Coast Guard establishes new regulated navigation area in East River

Coast Guard establishes new regulated navigation area in East River
NEW YORK – U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York has established a new regulated navigation area along the East River between the Brooklyn and Williamsburg Bridges, Wednesday, where previously a safety zone was in effect. The Coast Guard continues to work with Con Edison and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in response to the Brooklyn dielectric oil spill. A new regulated...

Coast Guard sets expanded slow speed zone for Biscayne Bay during Fourth of July fireworks period

Coast Guard sets expanded slow speed zone for Biscayne Bay during Fourth of July fireworks period
MIAMI – The Coast Guard has announced an expanded regulated navigation area, for Biscayne Bay during fireworks displays, in the downtown Miami and Key Biscayne areas this Fourth of July. A 15-knot speed limit will be in effect from Turkey Point north to the Julia Tuttle Causeway and from Elliot Key west to the shoreline.  The speed restriction will be enforced from 7 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. the July...

Coast Guard to enforce regulated navigation area at Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard to enforce regulated navigation area at Oregon Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. – Beginning Thursday, Coast Guard Sector North Carolina will enforce,  a regulated navigation area for the navigable waters surrounding the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. Vessels with a draft greater than five feet are not allowed within 100 yards of the Bonner Bridge until further notice. With Hatteras Inlet experiencing similar shoaling and navigational...

Coast Guard establishes regulated navigation area in Intercoastal Waterway

Coast Guard establishes regulated navigation area in Intercoastal Waterway
MIAMI — There will be an enforced regulated navigation area with an enforced 15-knot speed limit in the Intercoastal Waterway, extending from Buena Vista, Miami, to Black Point, Miami, from 7 p.m. July 4, 2015, until 2 a.m. July 5, 2015. All vessels within the regulated navigation area are: ·     Required to transit the area at no more than 15 knots. ·     Subject to control by the Coast...

Coast Guard seeks comment for new regulated navigation area in Oahu

Coast Guard seeks comment for new regulated navigation area in Oahu
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard is seeking public comment on a proposal of a permanent regulated navigation area, enforcement of which would take place only during times when a tsunami warning is issued for the Hawaiian Islands by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Tsunami warnings require the evacuation of a large number of vessels from their respective harbors. Following the evacuation, these vessels...

Coast Guard schedules third public meeting for Proposed Rulemaking

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard has scheduled a third meeting to receive oral and written comments on a proposed rule to establish Regulated Navigation Areas along the Oregon and Washington coasts. The meeting will take place in Coos Bay, Ore., Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at: The Red Lion Hotel 1313 N. Bayshore Drive Coos Bay, OR 97420 (541) 267-4141 The proposed rule would realign current procedures...

Coast Guard seeks comment on safety zone on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal

CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking public comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking establishing a regulated navigation area and safety zone on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, near Romeoville, Ill.