Tankers-Automatic Pilot Systems
The Coast Guard will permit tankers with automatic pilot systems that meet certain international standards to operate using those systems in shipping safety fairways and traffic separation schemes specified in 33 CFR parts 166 and 167, respectively. This final rule removes the previous regulatory restriction, updates the technical requirements for automatic pilot systems, and promotes the Coast Guard's maritime safety and stewardship (environmental protection) missions by enhancing maritime safety.
Safety Zone for Fireworks Display, Upper Potomac River, Washington Channel, DC
The Coast Guard proposes to establish a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Upper Potomac River. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of life on these navigable waters of the Washington Channel adjacent to The Wharf DC, Washington, DC, during a fireworks display on December 1, 2018. This proposed rulemaking would prohibit persons and vessels from being in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Maryland-National Capital Region or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.
Safety Zone; Upper Mississippi River, Miles 179 to 180, St. Louis, MO
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the navigable waters of the Upper Mississippi River from mile marker (MM) 179 to MM 180. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of persons, vessels, and the marine environment on these navigable waters near St. Louis, MO, during a fireworks display. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Sector Upper Mississippi River or a designated representative.
Security Zone; Senior Government Official's Visit to Cleveland, Lake Erie, Cleveland, OH
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary security zone for navigable waters on Lake Erie for a senior government official's visit to Cleveland, OH. The security zone is necessary to protect the official party, the public and surrounding waterways from terrorist acts, sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other causes of a similar nature. Entry of vessels or persons into the zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Buffalo or a designated representative.
Special Local Regulation: Fort Lauderdale Grand Prix of the Seas, Fort Lauderdale, FL
The Coast Guard will enforce a special local regulation daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. November 17 through November 18, 2018 to provide for the safety and security of navigable waterways during the Fort Lauderdale Grand Prix of the Seas. During the enforcement periods, all non-participant persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative. The operator of any vessel in the regulated area must comply with instructions from the Coast Guard or designated representative.