Safety Zone; Upper Mississippi River, Mile 180.0 to 179.0
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Upper Mississippi River, from Mile 180.0 to 179.0, extending the entire width of the river. This safety zone is needed to protect persons, spectators, and vessels from safety hazards associated with a demonstration of Marine Corps combat capabilities. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation for Marine Events; Temporary Change of dates for Recurring Marine Events in the Fifth Coast Guard District; Mill Creek, Hampton, VA
The Coast Guard will temporarily change the enforcement period of one special local regulation for recurring marine events in the Fifth Coast Guard District. This regulation applies a hydroplane speed boat race which was originally scheduled for August 12-14, 2011 will be on August 6-7, 2011. This regulation will restrict vessel traffic in portions of Mill Creek in Hampton, Virginia during the rescheduled event to protect mariners and the boating public from the potential hazards associated with hydroplane speed boats that will reach speeds in excess of 150 miles per hour.
Special Local Regulations; Safety and Security Zones; Recurring Events in Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone
The Coast Guard proposes to remove, add, and consolidate special local regulations and establish permanent safety zones for annual recurring marine events as well as establish a permanent security zone in the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone. When these special local regulations or safety zones are activated and subject to enforcement, this rule would restrict vessels from portions of water areas during these annual recurring events. The revised special local regulations and safety zones would expedite public notification of events, and ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with these annual recurring events.
Safety Zone; Waterway Closure, Morgan City-Port Allen Route From Mile Marker 0 to Port Allen Lock
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on specified waters of the Gulf Intracoastal Water Way, closing the Morgan City-Port Allen Route from MM 0 to the Port Allen lock to all commercial traffic. This temporary safety zone is needed to protect the general public, levee system, vessels and tows from destruction, loss or injury due to hazards associated with rising flood water.
Safety Zone; Patuxent River, Patuxent River, MD
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone during the ``NAS Patuxent River Air Expo '11'', which consists of aerial practices, performance demonstrations and air shows, to be held over certain waters of the Patuxent River adjacent to Patuxent River, Maryland from September 1, 2011 through September 4, 2011. This proposed rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Patuxent River during the event.
Special Local Regulation; Extreme Sailing Series Boston; Boston Harbor, Boston, MA
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation in Boston Harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, within the Captain of the Port (COTP) Boston Zone. This special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the Extreme Sailing Series Boston regatta. The special local regulation will temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of Boston Harbor, and prohibit vessels not participating in the Extreme Sailing Series event from entering the designated race area.
Safety Zone; Mile Marker 98.5 West of Harvey Lock Gulf Intracoastal Waterway to Mile Marker 108.5 West of Harvey Lock Gulf Intracoastal Waterway
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone imposing restrictions on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) between West Harvey Lock Gulf West (WHL) mile marker 98.5 to 108.5. All vessels are prohibited from transiting the zone except as specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port or a designated representative. This temporary safety zone is needed to protect the general public, levee system, vessels and tows from destruction, loss or injury due to hazards associated with rising flood water.