Safety Zones; Marine Events Within the Captain of the Port Sector Long Island Sound Area of Responsibility, June Through October
The Coast Guard is establishing 29 safety zones for marine events within the Captain of the Port Sector Long Island Sound area of responsibility for regattas, power boat races, and firework displays. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the events. Entry into, transit through, mooring or anchoring within these zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Long Island Sound.
Regulated Navigation Area: Niantic Railroad Bridge Construction, Niantic, CT
The United States Coast Guard is establishing a regulated navigation area (RNA) on the navigable waters of the Niantic River Channel under and surrounding the Amtrak Railroad Bridge that crosses Niantic Bay in the Town of Niantic, Connecticut. This temporary interim rule allows the Coast Guard to suspend all vessel traffic within the RNA for construction operations, both planned and unforeseen, that could pose an imminent hazard to vessels operating in the area. This rule is necessary to provide for the safety of life on the navigable waters during the construction of the Niantic Railroad Bridge.