Safety Zone; Chicago Red Bull Flugtag, Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Lake Michigan near Chicago, IL. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Lake Michigan for the Red Bull Flugtag event. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect event participants, the surrounding public, and vessels from the hazards associated with this event.
Special Local Regulation: Hydroplane Races in Lake Sammamish, WA
The Coast Guard will enforce the Special Local Regulation, Hydroplane Races within the Captain of the Port Puget Sound Area of Responsibility for the 2012 Fall Championship hydroplane event in Lake Sammamish, WA from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. each day from September 28, 2012 through September 30, 2012. This action is necessary to restrict vessel movement in the vicinity of the race courses thereby ensuring the safety of participants and spectators during these events. During the enforcement period non-participant vessels are prohibited from entering the designated race areas. Spectator craft entering, exiting or moving within the spectator area must operate at speeds which will create a minimum wake.
Safety Zones; Annual Firework Displays Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of Responsibility
The Coast Guard will enforce the safety zone for the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival during the date and time noted below. This action is necessary to prevent injury and to protect life and property of the maritime public from the hazards associated with the firework display. During the enforcement period, entry into, transit through, mooring, or anchoring within these zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or his Designated Representative.
Medical Waivers for Merchant Mariner Credential Applicants With Anti-Tachycardia Devices or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
The Coast Guard is seeking public comment regarding criteria for granting medical waivers to mariners who have anti-tachycardia devices or implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). Current Coast Guard guidance found in Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 04-08, Medical and Physical Evaluation Guidelines for Merchant Mariner Credentials (NVIC 04-08), states that anti-tachycardia devices or ICDs are generally not waiverable. The Coast Guard is considering changing that policy. Prior to issuing a policy change on whether to grant waivers for anti-tachycardia devices or ICDs and the criteria for such waivers, the Coast Guard will accept comments from the public on whether the proposed criteria would adequately address safety concerns regarding merchant mariners with ICDs.
Safety Zone, ESI Ironman 70.3 Augusta Triathlon, Savannah River; Augusta, GA
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Savannah River in Augusta, Georgia during the ESI Ironman 70.3 Augusta Triathlon on Sunday, September 30, 2012. The event will include a 1.1 mile swim on the waters of the Savannah River. The temporary safety zone is necessary for the safety of the race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the swim portion of the competition. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Savannah or a designated representative.