Coast Guard May 4, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Anchorage Ground; Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonville, FL
Document Number: 2017-09036
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-04
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to amend its anchorage regulations to establish a new offshore anchorage area approximately 7 nautical miles northeast of the St. Johns River inlet, Florida. Currently, there is not a dedicated deep draft offshore anchorage for commercial ocean- going vessels arriving at the Port of Jacksonville. Establishing an adequate and dedicated offshore anchorage will alleviate hazardous conditions with vessels anchoring in the common approaches to the St. Johns River. This action is necessary to ensure the safety and efficiency of navigation for all vessels transiting in and out of the Port of Jacksonville. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.