SECURITY ZONES; Sector Southeastern New England Captain of the Port Zone

Posted on Jul 19, 2011

SECURITY ZONES; Sector Southeastern New England Captain of the Port Zone

The Coast Guard is establishing security zones around cruise ships in the Southeastern New England Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone. This final rule creates a 100-yard radius security zone encompassing all navigable waters around any cruise ship anchored or moored, and 200-yard radius security zone encompassing all navigable waters around any cruise ship underway that is being escorted  by Coast Guard of law enforcement agencies assisting the Coast Guard.

These zones are needed to protect the cruise ships and the public from destruction, loss or injury from sabotage, subversive acts, or other malicious acts of a similar nature. Persons or vessels may not enter these security zones without permission of the COTP or a COTP designated representative.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This rule is effective August 12, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Comments and material received from the public, as well as documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, are part of docket USCG-2010-0803 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG-2010-0803 in the “Keyword” box, and then clicking “Search.” This material is also available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.

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