Head and Gut Fleet; Alternate Standards for Fish Processing Vessels
The Coast Guard announces the availability of a policy letter detailing the Coast Guard's determination that ``head and gut fleet'' vessels constitute fish processing vessels for regulatory purposes. For vessels that, because of their age, cannot comply with certain regulatory requirements, an exemption from those requirements will be granted if the vessel owner proposes an acceptable alternative that provides a level of safety that is equivalent to the current regulations.
Safety Zone; Gloucester Schooner Festival Fireworks, Gloucester Harbor, Gloucester, MA
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the Gloucester Schooner Festival Fireworks display on September 2, 2006 with rain dates of September 3 or September 4, 2006 in Gloucester, MA, temporarily closing all waters of Gloucester Harbor within a four hundred (400) yard radius of the fireworks launch site located at Stage Fort Park at approximate position 42[deg]36.313' N, 070[deg]40.533' W. This zone is necessary to protect the maritime public from the potential hazards posed by a fireworks display. The safety zone temporarily prohibits entry into or movement within this portion of Gloucester Harbor during its closure period, unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Boston or the COTP's designated representative.