Safety Zones; July 4th Fireworks Displays Within the Captain of the Port Miami Zone, FL
The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones during Fourth of July fireworks events on the navigable waterways of Bal Harbour, Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Key Biscayne, Lauderdale by the Sea, Miami Beach, Pompano Beach, Stuart, and West Palm Beach, Florida. These safety zones are necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with launching fireworks over the navigable waters of the United States. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within any of the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.
Installation and Use of Engine Cut-off Switches on Recreational Vessels
The Coast Guard seeks public input on whether changes are needed to the regulations covering standard safety features on certain recreational vessels. Specifically, the Coast Guard is seeking comment on whether it should require engine cut-off switches as a standard safety feature on propulsion machinery and/or starting controls installed on recreational vessels less than 26 feet in length, and whether it should require operators of these recreational vessels to use engine cut-off switches. Comments should address the public safety aspects of the new requirements, as well as the cost implications and regulatory burden.
Safety Zones; Multiple Firework Displays in Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of Responsibility
The Coast Guard is establishing safety zones in Holmes Harbor, Boston Harbor, Port Gardner, Shilshole Bay, Port Ludlow, and Spieden Island for various summer fireworks displays. The safety zones are necessary to help ensure the safety of the maritime public during the displays and will do so by prohibiting all persons and vessels from entering the safety zones unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative.
Safety Zones; Annual Fireworks Events in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone
The Coast Guard will enforce various safety zones for annual fireworks events in the Captain of the Port Detroit zone from 9:40 p.m. on May 27, 2011 through 9:45 p.m. on September 4, 2011. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. This rule will establish restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a specified area immediately prior to, during, and immediately after fireworks events. During each enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the respective safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port.
Safety Zone; Michigan Bankers Association Fireworks, Lake Huron, Mackinac Island, MI
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Captain of the Port Sault Sainte Marie zone. This zone is intended to restrict vessels from certain portions of water areas within Sector Sault Sainte Marie Captain of the Port zone, as defined by 33 CFR 3.45- 45. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect spectators and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.