Coast Guard to establish security zone for 50th Anniversary March on Washington

5th Coast Guard District News
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard will establish a temporary security zone Saturday in designated waters in the National Capital Region for the 50th Anniversary March on Washington.

The security zone will be in effect from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, and again from noon until 8 p.m. Wednesday, which will limit navigation by commercial traffic and prohibit recreational waterway users.

The security zone will include the Potomac River from the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge, south to the George Mason Memorial Bridge. The security zone will also include the Georgetown Channel Tidal Basin.

Entering or operating in the security zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port of Baltimore. Vessels already at berth, mooring or anchor at the time the security zone is implemented are not required to depart the security zone.

“Recognizing the temporary security zone will affect mariners on the Potomac, we have coordinated closely with our inter-agency and port partners to minimize the impact,” said Lt. Jeanita Jefferson, the chief of the Enforcement Division at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore. “We do this while still meeting the security requirements for the events surrounding the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.”

Persons desiring to transit the security zone must first obtain authorization from the COTP or his designated representative. To seek permission to transit the area, call 410-576-2693 or use marine-band radio via VHF-FM channel 16.

Coast Guard security zone for 50th Anniversary March on Washington

Coast Guard security zone for 50th Anniversary March on Washington

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