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NOTE: I guess this website has been acknowledged by the U.S Coast Guard - I received the following email message this afternoon to [email protected] because they KNOW you guys are likely culprits (just kidding about the 'you guys' part).
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Recreational Boaters,

The attachment provides information on Naval Vessel Protection Zones (NVPZ)
established immediately following September 11. It states that no vessel or
person is allowed within 100 yards of a U.S. naval vessel greater than 100
feet in length and all vessels within 500 yards of such U.S. naval vessel
shall operate at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course.

This is of concern to you when transiting the Thames River in the vicinity
of the New London subase. Also, be aware of submarines in transit or moored
at Electric Boat.

Violations of the NVPZ are a felony offense.

<<MSIB-NVPZ.doc>>
Nighttime restrictions are no longer in effect in the vicinity of the
subase.


More of these Marine Safety Information Bulletins (MSIB) will be issued
throughout the boating season. Please reply to this email if you wish to
have your name removed from the MSIB bang list.

LT Pamela P. Garcia
Operations Department
MTS/Waterways Management
Public Affairs Officer
Group/MSO Long Island Sound
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NAVAL VESSEL PROTECTION ZONES

Following terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, DC, the Coast Guard established Naval Vessel Protection Zones for the safety or security of U.S. naval vessels in the navigable waters of the United States. The regulations are issued under the authority contained in 14 U.S.C. 91.

This regulation applies to any vessel or person in the navigable waters of the United States within the boundaries of the U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area, which includes the First, Fifth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth U.S. Coast Guard Districts. (These areas include the entire East Coast, Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes).

The regulation is as follows:

(b) A naval vessel protection zone exists around U.S. naval vessels at all times in the navigable waters of the United States, whether the U.S. naval vessel is underway, anchored, or moored.

(c) The Navigation Rules shall apply at all times within a naval vessel protection zone.

(d) When within a naval vessel protection zone all vessels shall operate at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course and shall proceed as directed by the official patrol. No vessel or person is allowed within 100 yards of a U.S. naval vessel, unless authorized by the official patrol.

(e) To request authorization to operate within 100 yards of a U.S. naval vessel, contact the official patrol on VHF-FM channel 16.

(f) When conditions permit, the official patrol may:
(1) Permit vessels constrained by their navigational draft or restricted in their ability to maneuver to pass within 100 yards of a U.S. naval vessel in order to ensure a safe passage in accordance with the Navigation Rules; and
(2) Permit commercial vessels anchored in a designated anchorage area to remain at anchor within 100 yards of passing naval vessels.

Violations of these regulations are punishable as a class D felony (imprisonment for not more than 6 years and a fine of not more than $250,000) and in rem liability against the vessel.
 

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Jeff,thanks for the info.

The coasties contacted me direct:laugher: :laugher:



Wonder what prison's like this time of year??:D I can do 6 yrs. easy. And no bills to pay!!!
damn,if I only had a extra $250,000.00:D
 
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