Coast Guard Sets Safety Zone for Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Fireworks Celebration

11th Coast Guard District NewsSAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Coast Guard has established a safety zone during the Golden Gate Bridge 75th anniversary Celebration scheduled for Sunday, May 27, 2012.

The safety zone has been established to help ensure the safety of the many participants and spectators of the celebration, which will include a fireworks display scheduled to commence at 9:30 p.m. The safety zone is published in the Federal Register and will be advertised via radio broadcast notice to mariners. The Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and fellow federal, state and local law enforcement vessels will be patrolling the safety zone to ensure the safety of the public.

The safety zone will be in effect starting at 8:30 p.m. through 10:15 p.m., Sunday, May 27. Marine traffic will be restricted by the safety zone from the Golden Gate Bridge to just east of the Golden Gate Yacht Club. This safety zone is also necessary to accommodate the setup and transit of the fireworks barges that will be playing a vital role in the celebration. No vessel will be permitted to enter the safety zone without permission from the Coast Guard. Vessel operators given permission to enter or operate in the safety zone must comply with all directions given to them by the Captain of the Port or a designated representative. Persons and vessels may request permission to enter the safety zone on VHF- 23A or through the 24-hour Command Center at telephone (415) 399-3547.

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