Safety Zone: Army Corps of Engineers Blasting and Dredging Operation, Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones in Boston Harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, for the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) blasting and dredging operation, to include the underwater blasting locations and the vessel transporting blasting material to and from the work sites, between October 5, 2007 and December 31, 2007. The zone temporarily closes all navigable waters of Boston Harbor within a four hundred (400) yard radius of the four underwater demolition sites located at approximate positions 42[deg]20'05.5'' N, 070[deg]59'53.9'' W, east-southeast of Castle Island; 42[deg]20'19.0'' N, 070[deg]58'46.5'' W, President Roads Anchorage; 42[deg]21'15.80'' N, 070[deg]55'51.95'' W, North Channel; 42[deg]22'03.70'' N, 070[deg]55'18.83'' W, North Channel, while blasting operations are occurring and a moving safety zone of one hundred yards around the M/V EMILY ROSE. The operations will only occur during daylight hours. The safety zone is necessary to protect the maritime public from the potential hazards posed by the blasting and dredging. Entry into this zone is prohibited during the closure period unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Boston, Massachusetts.