Special Local Regulations; Charleston Race Week, Charleston Harbor; Charleston, SC
The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of Charleston Harbor in Charleston, South Carolina during Charleston Race Week, a series of sailboat races. From Thursday, April 18, 2013, until Sunday, April 21, 2013, approximately 300 sailboats are anticipated to participate in these races, and approximately 15 spectator vessels are expected to watch the event. A special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters of the United States during the races. This special local regulation consists of three race areas. Except for those persons and vessels participating in the sailboat races, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within any of the race areas unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or a designated representative.
National Maritime Security Advisory Committee; Meeting
The Coast Guard published a notice of meeting for the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) in the Federal Register on March 18, 2013. Based on budgetary constraints, NMSAC will no longer meet as previously reported. NMSAC will now meet on April 2, 2013 via web and teleconference to discuss various issues relating to national maritime security. This meeting will be open to the public.
Security Zones; Captain of the Port Detroit
The Coast Guard proposes to add a permanent security zone within the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone. This proposed security zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Detroit River in order to ensure the safety and security of participants, visitors, and public officials at the Annual North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), which is held at Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit, MI. Vessels in close proximity to the proposed security zone will be subject to increased monitoring and boarding during the enforcement of the security zone.
Safety Zone; Spanish Navy School Ship San Sebastian El Cano Escort; Bahia de San Juan; San Juan, PR
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary moving safety zone on the waters of Bahia de San Juan during the transit of the Spanish Navy School Ship San Sebastian El Cano, a public vessel, and during their 21 gun salute in accordance with the military tradition of vessel proving that it is unarmed upon entrance into a foreign country. The safety zone is necessary to protect the public from the hazards associated with the 21 gun salute near the Bar Channel entrance, and to protect the high ranking officials on board the Spanish Navy School Ship San Sebastian El Cano. The inbound escort is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 6, 2013, and will entail an escort of the Spanish Navy School Ship San Sebastian El Cano and 21 gun salute. The outbound escort is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of high ranking officials, commercial traffic, spectators, and the general public on the navigable waters of the United States during the transit and salute. 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 San Juan or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulations; Marine Events, Wrightsville Channel; Wrightsville Beach, NC
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a Special Local Regulation for the ``Swim the Loop/Motts Channel Sprint'' swim event, to be held on the waters adjacent to and surrounding Harbor Island in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. This Special Local Regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway within 550 yards north and south of the U.S. 74/76 Bascule Bridge crossing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, during the swim event.
Safety Zone; USA Triathlon, Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee, WI
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a safety zone within Milwaukee Harbor, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This Zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of Milwaukee Harbor due to the 2013 and 2014 Olympic and Sprint Distance National Championships. This proposed safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the 2013 and 2014 Olympic and Sprint Distance National Championships.