Certificate of Alternative Compliance for the USNS HARVEY MILK and USNS EARL WARREN
The Coast Guard announces that the Eleventh Coast Guard District's Prevention Division has issued a certificate of alternative compliance from the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS), for the USNS HARVEY MILK (O.N. CG1473700) and USNS EARL WARREN (O.N. CG1473701). We are issuing this notice because its publication is required by statute. Due to the design and operation of the ship's whistles, USNS HARVEY MILK and USNS EARL WARREN cannot fully comply with the light, shape, or sound signal provisions of the 72 COLREGS without interfering with the design and construction of each vessel. This notification of issuance of a certificate of alternative compliance promotes the Coast Guard's marine safety mission.
Safety Zone; Sabine River, Orange, TX
The Coast Guard is proposing to establish a temporary safety zone for certain navigable waters of the Sabine River, extending the entire width of the river, adjacent to the public boat ramp located in Orange, TX. The safety zone is necessary to protect persons and vessels from hazards associated with a high-speed boat race competition in Orange, TX. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone would be prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur or a designated representative. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking.