Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Wrightsville Beach; Cape Fear and Northeast Cape Fear Rivers, Both in Wilmington, NC
The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of three North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) drawbridges: The S.R. 74 Bridge, across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 283.1 at Wrightsville Beach, NC; the Cape Fear River Memorial Bridge at mile 26.8, and the Isabel S. Holmes Bridge, at mile 1.0, across Northeast Cape Fear River both in Wilmington, NC, to accommodate distance races.
Regulated Navigation Areas: Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
The Coast Guard is establishing a regulated navigation area (RNA) on the waters of the Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC. This action is necessary to minimize the potential risk of allision to the USS NORTH CAROLINA, a United States Navy submarine, while moored at the North Carolina State Port, Wilmington, NC. This rule will enhance the safety of vessels transiting this area of the Cape Fear River during the period of reduced horizontal clearance.
Security Zone; Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
The Coast Guard will establish a temporary security zone on the waters of the Cape Fear River off the North Carolina State Port Authority facilities, Wilmington, North Carolina during the USS NORTH CAROLINA Commissioning ceremony. The security zone is necessary to provide for the security of the USS NORTH CAROLINA and the safety of life of event participants, spectators and mariners on U.S. navigable waters during the event. Entry into the zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.