Drawbridge Operation Regulations; Chelsea River, Chelsea and East Boston, MA
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation governing the operation of the Chelsea Street Bridge across the Chelsea River, mile 1.2, between Chelsea and East Boston, Massachusetts. The vertical lift needs to be adjusted to correct an out of skew condition. This deviation requires the bridge to remain closed for four hours.
Anchorages; Lower Mississippi River, Above Head of Passes, Convent, LA and Point Pleasant, LA
The Coast Guard is establishing a new anchorage area on the Lower Mississippi River, Above the Head of Passes (AHP), located at the Belmont Light extending from Mile Marker (MM) 152.9 to 154 on the Left Descending Bank (LDB) of the river. The anchorage will double the available anchorage areas in this section of the river, which is necessary to help accommodate increased vessel volume and improve navigational safety for vessels transiting this river section. As discussed below, the Coast Guard decided not to establish a second anchorage at Bayou Goula, as had been proposed.
Safety Zones; Annual Fireworks Events in the Captain of the Port Buffalo Zone
The Coast Guard proposes to amend and establish regulations requiring safety zones for firework events that take place annually within the Captain of the Port Zone Buffalo. This proposed rule is intended to amend and establish restrictions on vessel access to designated areas on U.S. navigable waterways during certain fireworks displays. The safety zones amended and established by this proposed rule are necessary to protect spectators, participants, and vessels from the hazards associated with fireworks displays.