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Boating Safety — Notices to Mariners

In addition to the Local Notice to Mariners issued by the U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center, CBYC will post notices of importance to members, visiting yachtsmen and local boaters on this page.

Local Notices to Mariners - USCG

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3.14.16 — IMPORTANT NAVIGATION NOTICE, SAFETY ZONE ESTABLISHMENT

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By the authority of Part 165 of Title 33 of the Code of Federal Regulations, vested in me as the Captain of the Port, I am establishing a temporary safety zone in support of navigation safety during oil release recovery operations occurring within the Port of Los Angeles East Basin and Cerritos Channel. The safety zone encompasses all navigable waters from the surface to the sea floor within the following coordinates: 33°46.453'N 118°14.897'W, 33°46.021'N 118°14.430'W, 33°45.906'N 118°14.416'W, 33°45.673'N 118°15.198'W, 33°45.821'N 118°15.446'W. The safety zone will be enforced from 8:00 p.m. on March 13, 2016 until 8:00 a.m. on April 1, 2016 or until the COTP determines that resuming traffic will not impact recovery operations. Enforcement of the zone will be advertised via Broadcast Notice to Mari ners. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, departing from, transiting through, or anchoring within the designated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Los Angeles - Long Beach or her designated representatives.

PENALTY FOR VIOLATING THIS ORDER

Section 1232 of Title 33 U.S. Code (Ports & Waterways Safety Act) provides the penalties for violation of this order:

Any person who is found by the Secretary, after notice and an opportunity for a hearing, to have violated this chapter or a regulation issued hereunder shall be liable to the United States for a civil penalty, not to exceed $40,000 for each violation. Each day of a continuing violation shall constitute a separate violation. The amount of such civil penalty shall be assessed by the Secretary, or his designee, by written notice. In determining the amount of such penalty, the Secretary shall take into account the nature, circumstances, extent and gravity of the prohibited acts committed and, with respect to the violator, the degree of culpability, any history of prior offenses, ability to pay, and such other matters as justice may require.

Any person who willfully and knowingly violates this chapter or any regulation issued hereunder commits a class D felony.

Any vessel subject to the provisions of this chapter, which is used in violation of this chapter, or any regulations issued hereunder, shall be liable in rem for any civil penalty assessed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section and may be proceeded against in the United States district court for any district in which such vessel may be found.

COAST GUARD POINT OF CONTACT FOR THIS NOTICE

The Sector Los Angeles- Long Beach Command Center Duty Officer may be reached on VHF channel 16 or (310) 521-3801.
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