Eighth Coast Guard District Annual Safety Zones; Biloxi Bay Fireworks; Biloxi Bay; Biloxi, MS
The Coast Guard will enforce a Safety Zone for the Biloxi Bay Fireworks event in Biloxi Bay, Biloxi, MS from 8:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. on July 4, 2012. This action is necessary to safeguard participants and spectators, including all crews, vessels, and persons on navigable waters during the Biloxi Bay Fireworks. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting or anchoring in the Safety Zone is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Mobile or a designated representative.
Safety Zone; Independence Day Fireworks, Kings Beach, CA
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Kings Beach Independence Day Fireworks display from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. on July 3, 2012. This action is necessary to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with the fireworks display. During the enforcement period, unauthorized persons or vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring in the safety zone, unless authorized by the Patrol Commander (PATCOM).
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Columbia River, Vancouver, WA
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Interstate 5 (I-5) Bridges across the Columbia River, mile 106.5, between Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. This deviation is necessary to facilitate the movement of heavier than normal roadway traffic associated with the Independence Day fireworks show near the I-5 Bridges. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed position during the event.