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Boats banned from near McCormick Place, along Lake Michigan, during NATO Summit

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WASHINGTON--The U.S. Coast Guard is banning boats from around the lakefront McCormick Place--and other stretches of Lake Michigan during the May NATO Summit in Chicago.

Details of the temporary security areas are in the Federal Register, read them HERE.

Summary from the Coast Guard:

"The Coast Guard is establishing four separate security zones on both the waters and waterfront area of Chicago Harbor and the Chicago River. These temporary security zones are intended to restrict vessels, regardless of the mode of propulsion, and people from certain land and water areas in Chicago Harbor and the Chicago River during the NATO Summit and associated events, which will be held in Chicago from May 16, 2012, through May 24, 2012. These security zones are necessary to protect visiting government officials and dignitaries from the potential dangers associated with a large scale, international political event."

§ 165.T09-0052 Security Zones; North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit, Chicago, Illinois.

(a) Locations. The following areas are designated security zones:Show citation box

(1) Security Zone A--Security Zone A encompasses all U.S. navigable waters, facilities, and shoreline within the arc of a circle with a 2000-yard radius of the Burnham park hoist ramp with its center point located in the approximate position 41°51′37″ N, 087°36′44″ W. [DATUM: NAD 83].Show citation box

(2) Security Zone B--Security Zone B encompasses all U.S. navigable waters, facilities, and shoreline within the arc of a circle with a 2000-yard radius of the outer most tip of the Chicago lock with its center point located in the approximate position 41°53′19″ N, 087°36′17″ W. [DATUM: NAD 83].Show citation box

(3) Security Zone C--Security Zone C encompasses all U.S. navigable waters of the Chicago River between the Western Gate of the Chicago Controlling Works Lock which is located in approximate position 41°53′18″ N, 087°36′28″ W [DATUM: NAD 83] and the juncture of the north and south branches of the Chicago River which is located in approximate position 41°53′11″ N, 087°38′15″ W. [DATUM: NAD 83].Show citation box

(4) Security Zone D--Security D encompasses all U.S. navigable waters of the Chicago River between Mile Marker 322.0, which is in the vicinity of the Loomis Street coal storage terminal slip, and Mile Marker 326.4, which is in the vicinity of the Chicago Tribune Wharf. [DATUM: NAD 83].Show citation box

(b) Enforcement period. These security zones will be effective and enforced between 8 a.m. on May 16, 2012, and 8 a.m. on May 24, 2012.Show citation box

(c) Regulations. (1) In accordance with § 165.33, entry into any area of these security zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, or his or her on-scene designated representative.Show citation box

(2) The designated representative of the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been designated by the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, to act on his or her behalf.Show citation box

(3) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within any of the security zones shall contact the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, or his or her on-scene designated representative to obtain permission to do so. The Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, or his or her on-scene designated representative may be contacted via VHF Channel 16.Show citation box

(4) Vessel operators given permission to enter or operate in any of the security zones shall comply with all directions given by the Captain of the Port, Sector Lake Michigan, or his or her on-scene designated representative.Show citation box
Dated: April 6, 2012.

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