The U.S. Coast Guard has responded to an increased number of security zone violations around bridge abutments within the past month in New York Harbor. Coast Guard Sector New York and Station New York watchstanders have deployed several boarding teams in recent weeks to interdict boaters who were inside the 25-yard security zone around bridge abutments. The Coast Guard would like to remind boaters in New York Harbor that the 25-yard area around bridge abutments remains a restricted part of the waterway. If a boat violates the security zone, the Coast Guard will first notify them via marine band radio and may possibly board the boat to ensure compliance. “The purpose of having rules like this in effect are for the safety and security of the bridges,” said Senior Chief Petty Officer John Fowler, Command Center Supervisor at Coast Guard Sector New York. “More often than not we run into these cases where fishermen are trying to fish a different spot; however the safety of the bridges and the people transiting them are a top priority for us.”
The U.S. Coast Guard has extended through August 15, 2002 the effective period for the security zones, safety zones, and regulated navigation areas established on a temporary basis following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. This extension is intended to provide more time for development of permanent rules. Source: HK Law
The two Military Sealift Command (MSC) ships that were moored at the North Carolina State Port here are now on their way to an undisclosed location. In their place, a third MSC ship has taken residence at the port in the continued military outload efforts. The USNS Red Cloud, a 950-foot large medium speed roll on/roll off ship, arrived at the state port Sunday morning to commence another outload phase. The ship has approximately 300,000 square feet of cargo space.
The U.S. Coast Guard is establishing temporary security zones and a temporary regulated navigation area (RNA) on the Savannah River and in St. Simons Sound and the Atlantic Ocean along portions of the Georgia coast. These actions are being taken in conjunction with the upcoming G-8 Summit to be held at Sea Island, Georgia. The temporary rules will be in effect June 5-11, 2004. Savannah River - 69 Fed. Reg. 29653 (May 25, 2004). St. Simons Sound and the Atlantic Ocean - 69 Fed. Reg
The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Press Release stating that it will commission a new Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) in Boston on October 30. The MSST enforces security zones and provides a limited level of shoreside protection. Source: HK Law
Coast Guard law enforcement officers will enforce a temporary security zone in the waters of Kailua Bay, Oahu. To ensure the safety of the President Obama, the temporary security zone will be in effect from 6 a.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Jan. 5, 2014, unless canceled earlier by the Captain of the Port Honolulu, Capt. Shannon Gilreath. The Coast Guard is coordinating with the Honolulu Police Department, Marine Corps Base Hawaii and other federal, state
The military at Pearl Harbor is taking strict security measures to protect a $900 million floating missile defense radar rig, according to an Associated Press report. The Coast Guard is prohibiting anyone without prior permission from entering a 500-yard security zone around the ship. The 280-foot tall Sea-Based X-band Radar is so powerful it can identify baseball-sized objects from thousands of miles away. The radar is designed to tell the difference between decoys and real missile warheads
The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard plans to beef up security and wants more authority in dealing with suspicious activities in the waters surrounding the yard, but apparently will stop short of requiring the removal of Kittery docks and moorings to accomplish the goal reported Seacoast Online. The shipyard officials were not clear as to how wide a security zone they would seek around the base in the water but suggested that it might be 10, 50 or 100 feet.
The U.S. Coast Guard expanded the advisory notice issued Saturday to include all waters within 100 yards of the southern Manhattan Pierhead Line between the North Cove Yacht Harbor and the Brooklyn Bridge. Recreational vessels are not authorized to operate within this area, except for those requiring access to the North Cove Yacht Harbor. Ferries and charter boats that normally operate in this area and recreational vessels requiring access to the yacht harbor must contact the USCG
With the country in its second month of action after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the Coast Guard has implemented an unprecedented number of maritime safety and security measures. “We continue to be at a heightened state of alert and awareness,” said Lt. Cmdr. Brendan McPherson, a spokesman with the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area headquarters here. Among the most recent safeguards put in place to maintain port safety and security in more than 360 ports
New York-based Coast Guard units are no strangers when it comes to assisting with large-scale events in the area, but for the first time in history, area crews put in a team effort alongside local New York and New Jersey authorities to safeguard a Super Bowl event.
Construction will be completed Friday of a new sign informing mariners of the 24/7 security zone in the Honolulu Harbor and whom to contact for permission to enter, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said in a press announcement. The sign, measuring 12 x 24 feet
NOAA today announced that Lake Assault Boats of Superior, Wisconsin, will build two small vessels for the Office of Coast Survey's navigation response program, part of a plan to eventually replace all six of the program's small survey boats. The combined cost of both 28-foot vessels is $538,200
The Mariner Group informs that it augmented the security efforts of Maryland's Natural Resources Police and other federal, state and local agencies for Baltimore's recent Star-Spangled Spectacular and Sailabration. Mariner provided CommandBridge situation awareness support to the Incident
A Change of Command Ceremony was held at Reservation Point aboard Base San Pedro, Wednesday for the Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Los Angeles-Long Beach (MSST LA-LB). During the ceremony Lt. Cmdr. Taylor Lam assumed the duties and responsibilities as commanding officer of MSST
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the U.S. Coast Guard are continuing to oversee Walter Oil & Gas Corporation’s response efforts to secure the natural gas well and extinguish the subsequent fire that started after the operator’s loss of well control
Latest news is that the flow of natural gas under pressure has stopped and BSEE informs that work continues to secure the well, and all options are being considered for the most efficient and safe path forward. The gas flow was feeding the rig fire, which has decreased to a small flame
The head of Benin army and navy has issued an official note to express the commitment of Benin Government to secure Benin Waters against sea crime. The protection, security and safety of Benin maritime space is a national priority for the government as it is considered vital in the economic and
The 2013 Erie Tall Ship's Parade of Sails (with tall ship tours) is being held for the 4 days starting Sept. 5, 2013 in Presque Isle Bay, Pa., with some 60,000 visitors in attendance. This year's festival marks the 200th anniversary of the building of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's fleet in Erie
Coast Guard establishes safety, security zone in response to shooter at Washington Navy Yard The Coast Guard captain of the port has established a temporary safety and security zone Monday in response to a report of a shooter at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C
The Coast Guard will enforce security zones on the East River during the United Nations General Assembly, periodically restricting vessel traffic in the upper harbor near the United Nations Headquarters, New York, starting at 7 a.m. Monday.
Venezuela has agreed to free a U.S.-chartered oil survey ship and 36 crew members seized last week in a territorial dispute with neighboring Guyana, reports Reuters, citing the vessel's owner. Venezuela accused the Teknik Perdana of violating its maritime territory
The Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit based in Bangor, Wash., is scheduled to conduct an exercise on the Hood Canal, Tuesday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The exercise includes boat tactics, security zone enforcement, weapons capabilities and is designed to ensure the highest quality training for
The Coast Guard will establish a temporary security zone Tuesday in designated waters in the National Capital Region for the State of the Union address. The security zone will be in effect from 4 p.m. Tuesday until 2 a.m. Wednesday, which may limit or prohibit navigation by commercial and
The U.S. Coast Guard will establish a temporary security zone Wednesday to Friday in designated waters of the Choptank River for the Republican Issues Conference. The security zone will be in effect from 3 a.m. Wednesday until 1 p.m. Friday