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  • United States, New York, NewYork – Macy’s July 4th Fireworks Display

DATE: July 01, 2012 – COUNTRY: United States – PORT: New York, NewYork Macy’s July 4th Fireworks Display

The Captain of the Port New York has established a Special Local Regulation temporarily restricting vessel movement on the waters of the Hudson River in the vicinity of Manhattan, NY and Hudson County, NJ for the annual Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Display.

This Special Local Regulation will be strictly enforced on Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 from 6:00pm until approximately 11:00pm. All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Coast Guard Captain of the Port or the designated representative.

All spectator vessels must be inside the designated viewing areas by 8:00pm and in position no later than 8:30pm. Vessels shall be required to hold position (NOT at anchor) and not depart the section until released by the on-scene Coast Guard Patrol Commander (PATCOM).

This information will be broadcast via VHF-FM CHANNEL 12, 13, 14, and 16. Coast Guard recommends all vessels gather towards the center of the Hudson River.

All spectator vessels shall maintain a 100 yard distance from any Coast Guard vessel at anchor, at all times.

I: The regulated area will be divided into the following six sections:

1. INTERIOR DIVISION/CHARLIE Section (Barge Display area): All waters south of a line drawn from the Hanley Towers, Weehawken, NJ to Pier 84, Manhattan, NY and north of a line drawn from Stevens Institute of Technology Tower, Hoboken, NJ to Pier 54 (West 12th Street), Manhattan, NY. No vessel movements are authorized in this section without permission from the U.S. Coast Guard. This section is intended to accommodate fireworks display barges and accompanying tugs only.

2. ALPHA Section (Northernmost viewing area): All vessels less than 20 meters in length (65.6ft) may view the fireworks on all waters of this designated area. This zone is defined by a line drawn from Port Imperial Ferry Terminal, Weehawken, NJ to Pier 94, Manhattan, NY and a line drawn from Pier 9, Weehawken, NJ to West 66th Street, Manhattan, NY.

3. BRAVO Section (Northern viewing area): This zone is adjacent to the Interior Division Section. All vessels over 20 meters in length (65.6ft) may view the fireworks on all waters of this designated area. This zone is defined by a line drawn from the Hanley Towers, Weehawken, NJ to Pier 84, Manhattan, NY and a line drawn from the Port Imperial Ferry Terminal to Pier 94, Manhattan, NY.

4. DELTA Section (Southern viewing area): This zone is adjacent to the Interior Division Section. All vessels over 20 meters in length (65.6ft) may view the fireworks on all waters of this designated area. This zone is defined by a line drawn from the Steven’s Institute of Technology Tower, Hoboken, NJ to Pier 54, Manhattan, NY and a line drawn from the Hudson Tunnel Station Tower, Hoboken, NJ to Charles Street Pier, Manhattan, NY.

5. ECHO Section (Southernmost viewing area): All vessels less than 20 meters in length (65.6ft) may view the fireworks in this designated viewing area. This zone is defined by a line drawn from the Hudson Tunnel Station Tower, Hoboken, NJ to Charles Street Pier, Manhattan, NY and a line drawn from the Holland Tunnel Ventilator, Jersey City, NJ to Spring Street, Manhattan, NY.

II: Tugs & tows and commercial vessels not observing the fireworks must be outside of the regulated area no later than 6:30 pm.

III: Moving Safety Zone: The Captain of the Port New York will establish a moving safety zone within a 100 yards radius of each fireworks barge transiting between Navy Homeport Pier and the display location. Enforcement of the moving safety zone will be in effect while the fireworks barges are in transit to and from the Navy Homeport Pier.

IV: Human Power Boaters: The viewing area will be in between Pier 53 and Pier 54; while transiting to the viewing area, human power boating craft shall remain within 100 ft of the pier head line at all times. All vessels must be in the viewing area by 8:00 p.m.

For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com Source: US Coast Guard, New York notice No.2012-046

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