Public Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, in coordination with the United States Coast Guard, is sponsoring a two-day public workshop on marine technology and standards in Washington, DC. This document provides information regarding the workshop, including registration information. The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for industry groups, classification societies, standards development organizations, government organizations, and other interested members of the public to come together for a professional exchange of information on topics ranging from technological impacts on the marine industry, corresponding coverage in related codes and standards, and government regulations.
Special Local Regulation for Marine Events; Back River, Hampton, VA
The Coast Guard will enforce special local regulations for the Poquoson Seafood Festival Workboat Race held on the Back River on October 15, 2017, with a rain date of October 29, 2017. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waterways during the power boat race. Our regulation for recurring marine events in Captain of the PortSector Hampton Roads zone identifies the regulated area for this regatta. During the enforcement period, no vessel may transit this regulated area without approval from the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Mill River, New Haven, CT
The Coast Guard has modified a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Chapel Street Bridge across the Mill River, mile 0.4 at New Haven, Connecticut. This modified deviation is necessary to accommodate delays to the bridge deck replacement and various repairs. This modified deviation allows the bridge to open for the passage of vessels upon two hours of advance notice as well as a twelve day closure of the draw to all vessel traffic.