Coast Guard establishes Hudson River boating restrictions during race

NEW YORK-The Coast Guard will establish safety zones on the Hudson and East Rivers for two different maritime events, Sept. 11-12, 2010.

Parts of the Hudson River will be closed to recreational traffic as the Coast Guard enforces a safety zone during the New York Super Boat Grand Prix on the Hudson River, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 12, 2010.

No recreational boats will be allowed passage without prior approval from the Coast Guard Patrol Commander, available on VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. Only boats with official race flags and Statue Cruises will be allowed to enter the safety zone.

The northern line of the safety zone will go from Pier C in Hoboken (40-44.403N 074-01.478W), to Pier 54 in Manhattan (40-44.357N 074-00.696W). The southern boundary will stretch from Pier A, Manhattan (40-42.264N, 074-01.120W) to the south east corner of the New Jersey Terminal in Liberty State Park (40-42.344N 074-02.093W).

The Coast Guard will also enforce a 100-yard safety zone around all participants of the Brooklyn Bridge Swim, 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m, Sept. 11, 2010.

An estimated 400 swimmers will be entering the water just south of the Manhattan Bridge and going back ashore just south of the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Mariners that need clarification of safety zones or additional information contact:

  • Lt. William George at (347) 552-0313
  • Lt. j.g. Eunice James at (718) 354-4163
  • BM1 Paul Church at (718) 354-4197

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