Coast Guard to Establish Safety Zone on Trent River Between New Bern and James City, N.C.

NEW BERN, N.C. – The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone this week on the Trent River between New Bern and James City, 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.

The safety zone will extend from the Norfolk Southern Railroad Bridge and Union Point New Bern, NC to the U.S. Route 17 Highway Bridge at James City, NC, and will remain in effect from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week unless terminated sooner by the Captain of the Port, North Carolina.

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

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