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Title 33Chapter ISubchapter IPart 110 → Subpart B


Title 33: Navigation and Navigable Waters
PART 110—ANCHORAGE REGULATIONS


Subpart B—Anchorage Grounds


Contents
§110.130   Bar Harbor, Maine.
§110.131   Sheepscot River in the vicinity of Edgecomb, Maine.
§110.132   Rockland Harbor, Maine.
§110.133   Kennebec River in vicinity of Bath, Maine.
§110.134   Portland Harbor, Maine.
§110.136   Lake Champlain, NY and VT.
§110.138   Boston Harbor, Mass.
§110.140   Buzzards Bay, Nantucket Sound, and adjacent waters, Mass.
§110.142   Nantucket Harbor, Mass.
§110.145   Narragansett Bay, R.I.
§110.146   Long Island Sound.
§110.147   New London Harbor, Conn.
§110.148   Johnsons River at Bridgeport, Conn.
§110.149   Narragansett Bay, RI.
§110.150   Block Island Sound, N.Y.
§110.155   Port of New York.
§110.156   Randall Bay, Freeport, Long Island, N.Y.
§110.157   Delaware Bay and River.
§110.158   Baltimore Harbor, MD.
§110.159   Annapolis Harbor, MD.
§110.166   York River, Va., naval anchorage.
§110.168   Hampton Roads, Virginia and adjacent waters (Datum: NAD 83).
§110.170   Lockwoods Folly Inlet, N.C.
§110.173   Port of Charleston, SC.
§110.179   Skidaway River, Isle of Hope, Ga.
§110.182   Atlantic Ocean off Fort George Inlet, near Mayport, Fla.
§110.183   St. Johns River, Florida.
§110.185   Atlantic Ocean, off the Port of Palm Beach, FL.
§110.186   Port Everglades, Florida.
§110.188   Atlantic Ocean off Miami and Miami Beach, Fla.
§110.189a   Key West Harbor, Key West, Fla., naval explosives anchorage area.
§110.190   Tortugas Harbor, in vicinity of Garden Key, Dry Tortugas, Fla.
§110.193   Tampa Bay, Fla.
§110.193a   St. Joseph Bay, Fla.
§110.194   Mobile Bay, Ala., at entrance.
§110.194a   Mobile Bay, Ala., and Mississippi Sound, Miss.
§110.194b   Mississippi Sound and Gulf of Mexico, near Petit Bois Island, Miss.
§110.195   Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including South and Southwest Passes.
§110.196   Sabine Pass Channel, Sabine Pass, Tex.
§110.197   Galveston Harbor, Bolivar Roads Channel, Texas.
§110.205   Chicago Harbor, Ill.
§110.206   Detroit River, Michigan.
§110.207   Cleveland Harbor, Ohio.
§110.208   Buffalo Harbor, N.Y.
§110.209   Saint Lawrence Seaway Anchorages, New York.
§110.210   San Diego Harbor, CA.
§110.214   Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors, California.
§110.215   Anaheim Bay Harbor, California; U.S. Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach, California; Naval Explosives Anchorage.
§110.216   Pacific Ocean at Santa Catalina Island, Calif.
§110.218   Pacific Ocean at San Clemente Island, Calif.; in vicinity of Wilson Cove.
§110.220   Pacific Ocean at San Nicolas Island, Calif.; restricted anchorage areas.
§110.222   Pacific Ocean at Santa Barbara Island, Calif.
§110.224   San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, Carquinez Strait, Suisun Bay, Sacramento River, San Joaquin River, and connecting waters, CA.
§110.228   Columbia River, Oregon and Washington.
§110.230   Anchorages, Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone, WA.
§110.231   Ketchikan Harbor, Alaska, Large Passenger Vessel Anchorage.
§110.232   Southeast Alaska.
§110.233   Prince William Sound, Alaska.
§110.235   Pacific Ocean (Mamala Bay), Honolulu Harbor, Hawaii (Datum: NAD 83).
§110.236   Pacific Ocean off Barbers Point, Island of Oahu, Hawaii: Offshore pipeline terminal anchorages.
§110.237   Pacific Ocean at Waimea, Hawaii, Naval Anchorage.
§110.238   Apra Harbor, Guam.
§110.239   Island of Tinian, CNMI.
§110.240   San Juan Harbor, P.R.
§110.245   Vieques Passage and Vieques Sound, near Vieques Island, P.R.
§110.250   St. Thomas Harbor, Charlotte Amalie, V.I.
§110.255   Ponce Harbor, P.R.

§110.130   Bar Harbor, Maine.

(a) Anchorage grounds. (1) Anchorage “A” is that portion of Frenchman Bay, Bar Harbor, ME enclosed by a rhumb line connecting the following points:

Latitude Longitude
44°2343 N068°1200 W; thence to
44°2352 N068°1122 W; thence to
44°2323 N068°1059 W; thence to
44°2305 N068°1132 W; returning to start.

(2) Anchorage “B” is that portion of Frenchman Bay, Bar Harbor, ME enclosed by a rhumb line connecting the following points:

Latitude Longitude
44°2433 N068°1309 W; thence to
44°2442 N068°1147 W; thence to copied
44°2411 N068°1141 W; thence to
44°2402 N068°1303 W; returning to start.

(b) Regulations. (1) Anchorage A is a general anchorage ground reserved for passenger vessels, small commercial vessels and pleasure craft. Anchorage B is a general anchorage ground reserved primarily for passenger vessels 200 feet and greater.

(2) These anchorage grounds are authorized for use year round.

(3) Temporary floats or buoys for marking anchors will be allowed in all anchorage areas.

(4) Fixed moorings, piles or stakes are prohibited.

(5) Any vessels anchored in this area shall be capable of moving and when ordered to move by the Captain of the Port shall do so with reasonable promptness.

(6) The anchoring of vessels is under the coordination of the local Harbormaster.

[CGD-01-02-027, 67 FR 68518, Nov. 12, 2002]

§110.131   Sheepscot River in the vicinity of Edgecomb, Maine.

(a) Anchorage grounds. All of the waters enclosed by a line starting from a point located at the southwestern end of Davis Island at latitude 43°59.655 N., longitude 69°39.617 W.; thence to latitude 43°59.687 N., longitude 69°39.691 W.; thence to latitude 43°59.847 N., longitude 69°39.743 W.; thence to latitude 43°59.879 N., longitude 69°39.559 W.; thence to latitude 43°59.856 N., longitude 69°39.488 W.; thence to latitude 43°59.771 N., longitude 69°39.585 W.; thence to the point of beginning. DATUM: NAD 83

(b) Regulations. (1) This anchorage is reserved for vessels of all types, with drafts of 3 to 12 feet.

(2) These anchorage grounds are authorized for use from May through October.

(3) Vessels are limited to a maximum stay of 1 week.

(4) Fixed moorings, piles or stakes are prohibited.

(5) Vessels must not anchor so as to obstruct the passage of other vessels proceeding to or from other anchorage spaces.

(6) Anchors must not be placed in the channel and no portion of the hull or rigging of any anchored vessel shall extend outside the limits of the anchorage area.

(7) The anchorage of vessels is under the coordination of the local Harbormaster.

[CGD01-07-011, 72 FR 70514, Dec. 12, 2007]

§110.132   Rockland Harbor, Maine.

(a) The anchorage grounds—(1) Anchorage A. Beginning at a point bearing 158°, 1,075 yards, from Rockland Breakwater Light; thence 252°, 2,020 yards, to a point bearing 224° from Rockland Breakwater Light; thence 345°, 740 yards, to a point bearing 242° from Rockland Breakwater Light; thence 72°, 1,300 yards, to a point bearing 222° from Rockland Breakwater Light; and thence 120°, 1,000 yards, to the point of beginning.

(2) Anchorage B. Beginning at a point bearing 273°, 400 yards, from Rockland Breakwater Light; thence 273°, 700 yards, to a point bearing 273° from Rockland Breakwater Light; thence 349°, 850 yards, to a point bearing 305° from Rockland Breakwater Light; thence 89°, 700 yards, to a point bearing 328° from Rockland Breakwater Light; and thence 169°, 900 yards, to the point of beginning.

(b) The regulations. (1) Anchorages A and B are general anchorage grounds reserved for merchant vessels, commercial vessels or passenger vessels over 65 feet in length. Fixed moorings, piles or stakes are prohibited.

(2) A distance of approximately 500 yards shall be left between Anchorages A and B for vessels entering or departing from the Port of Rockland. A distance of approximately 100 yards shall be left between Anchorage A and the Special Anchorage Area for vessels entering or departing facilities in the vicinity of Atlantic Point. Any vessel anchored in these anchorages shall be capable of moving and when ordered to move by the Captain of the Port shall do so with reasonable promptness.

(3) All other vessels within the Rockland Harbor area are prohibited from anchoring within 300 yards or operating within 100 feet of any navy yard, shipbuilding plant, power plant, oil terminal, marine terminal, munitions plant, military or naval arsenal or depot, warehouse, or freight pier without permission from the Captain of the Port, Rockland, Maine, or his authorized representative.

[CGFR 67-46, 32 FR 17728, Dec. 12, 1967. Redesignated by CGD-01-02-027, 67 FR 68518, Nov. 12, 2002; CGD-01-02-129, 68 FR 44888, July 31, 2003]

§110.133   Kennebec River in vicinity of Bath, Maine.

(a) The anchorage grounds. Vessels may anchor only within the following limits:

(1) Northward of a line bearing 54° true and extending from a point on Passmore's wharf in prolongation with the north side of Commerce Street, Bath, Maine, to a point on the shore in Woolwich, approximately 1,200 feet north of the Maine Central Railroad wharf.

(2) Southward of a line drawn from the derrick on the Bath Iron Works wharf to Sassanoa Point in Woolwich.

(b) The regulations. (1) Vessels in the north anchorage shall be so anchored as to leave a clear fairway of 150 feet channelward of the established harbor lines at Bath, and a clear fairway 200 feet from the east or Woolwich shore, for the passage of steamers, tows, rafts, and other watercraft.

(2) The launching of vessels into the waters between the anchorages or the bringing up of such vessels by their anchors will be permitted: Provided, That the vessels so launched shall be removed therefrom within 12 hours from the time of anchorage.

[CGFR 67-46, 32 FR 17728, Dec. 12, 1967. Redesignated by CGD-01-02-027, 67 FR 68518, Nov. 12, 2002]

§110.134   Portland Harbor, Maine.

(a) The anchorage grounds—(1) Anchorage A (general). Beginning at latitude 43°3937 N, longitude 070°1435 W; thence approximately 090° for 1550 yards to Fort Gorges Island Ledge Buoy 4; thence 350° for 300 yards; thence 025° for 780 yards; thence 303° for 750 yards; thence 254° for 560 yards; thence 186° for 750 yards and thence to the point of beginning.

(2) Anchorage B (general—primarily intended for deep draft vessels). Beginning at Fort Gorges Island Ledge Buoy 4; thence 062° to Little Diamond Island; thence along the southwestern shore to the pier on the southern end of Little Diamond Island; 133° for 1200 yards; 270° to House Island Light; thence along the western shore of House Island to Fort Scammel Point Light; thence 325° for 1700 yards to the point of beginning.

(3) Anchorage C. Bounded on the northwest by House Island; on the north by a line running 90° from House Island Light to Peak Island; on the east by the western shore of Peak Island, by a line running 198° from the westernmost point on Peak Island to Cushing Island, and by the shore of Cushing Island to its westernmost point; and on the southwest by a line running from the westernmost point on Cushing Island to Fort Scammel Point Light.

(b) The regulations. (1) Anchorage B is intended for general purposes, but especially for use by oil tankers and other large deep-draft ships entering harbor at night and intending to proceed to the dock allotted at daylight the following morning or as soon as practicable. This area is also to be used for quarantine anchorage. Vessels must be so anchored in this area as to leave at all times an open usable channel at least 100 feet wide for passage of ferry and other boats between Portland, Peak Island, and Bay Points. Any vessels anchored in this area shall be ready to move on short notice when ordered to do so by the Captain of the Port.

(2) Anchorage C is intended for use only by small vessels and for temporary anchorage.

[CGFR 67-46, 32 FR 17728, Dec. 12, 1967, as amended by CGD 83-1R, 48 FR 56578, Dec. 22, 1983. Redesignated by CGD-01-02-027, 67 FR 68518, Nov. 12, 2002]

§110.136   Lake Champlain, NY and VT.

(a) Burlington Harbor, Vt. (1) The waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongtitude
44°2826.9 N73°1331.9 W
44°2826.4 N73°1325.6 W
44°2822.0 N73°1324.6 W
44°2812.0 N73°1332.5 W

and thence along the breakwater to the point of the beginning. These positions have been converted to North American Datum 83.

(2) No vessel greater than 35 feet in length may use this anchorage and no vessel may remain at anchor longer than 7 days in any period unless specifically permitted to do so by the City of Burlington, Harbormaster.

(b) [Reserved]

[CGD1-90-064, 56 FR 12120, Mar. 22, 1991. Redesignated by CGD-01-02-027, 67 FR 68518, Nov. 12, 2002]

§110.138   Boston Harbor, Mass.

(a) The anchorage grounds—(1) Bird Island Anchorage. Beginning at a point bearing 93°, 1,400 yards, from the aerial beacon on top of the Boston Custom House tower; thence to a point bearing 81°, 1,600 yards, from the aerial beacon on top of the Boston Custom House tower; thence to a point bearing 102°, 3,100 yards, from the aerial beacon on top of the Boston Custom House tower; thence to a point bearing 109°, 3,050 yards, from the aerial beacon on top of the Boston Custom House tower; and thence to the point of beginning.

(2) President Roads Anchorage—(i) 40-foot anchorage. Beginning at a point bearing 237°, 522 yards from Deer Island Light; thence to a point bearing 254°, 2,280 yards from Deer Island Light; thence to a point bearing 261°, 2,290 yards from Deer Island Light; thence to a point bearing 278°, 2,438 yards from Deer Island Light; thence to a point bearing 319°, 933 yards from Deer Island Light; thence to a point bearing 319°, 666 yards from Deer Island Light; and thence to point of beginning.

(ii) 35-foot anchorage. Beginning at a point bearing 256°, 2,603 yards from Deer Island Light; thence to a point bearing 258°30, 3,315 yards from Deer Island Light; thence to a point bearing 264°, 3,967 yards from Deer Island Light; thence to a point bearing 261°, 2,290 yards from Deer Island Light; and thence to point of beginning.

(3) Long Island Anchorage. East of Long Island, bounded as follows: Beginning at the southwesternmost point of Gallups Island; thence 270° to Long Island; thence southerly along the eastern shore line of Long Island to Bass Point; thence to the northernmost point of Rainsford Island; thence to Georges Island Gong Buoy 6; and thence to the point of beginning.

(4) Castle Island Anchorage. Bounded on the north by Castle Island and adjacent land; on the east by a line between Castle Rocks Fog Signal Light and Old Harbor Shoal Buoy 2; on the southeast by a line between Old Harbor Shoal Buoy 2 and Old Harbor Buoy 4; and on the west by a line running due north from Old Harbor Buoy 4 to the shore line at City Point.

(5) Explosives anchorage. In the lower harbor, bounded on the northeast by a line between the northeast end of Peddocks Island and the northeast end of Rainsford Island; on the northwest by Rainsford Island; on the southwest by a line between the western extremity of Rainsford Island and the westernmost point of Peddocks Island; and on the southeast by Peddocks Island.

(b) The regulations. (1) The Captain of the Port may authorize the use of the President Roads Anchorage as an explosives anchorage when he finds that the interests of commerce will be promoted and that safety will not be prejudiced thereby. Vessels anchored in this area shall move promptly upon notification by the Captain of the Port.

(2) In the Long Island Anchorage vessels shall anchor in the position designated by the Captain of the Port.

(3) Floats or buoys for marking anchors or moorings in place will be allowed in all areas. Fixed mooring piles or stakes are prohibited.

[CGFR 67-46, 32 FR 17728, Dec. 12, 1967. Redesignated by CGD-01-02-027, 67 FR 68518, Nov. 12, 2002]

§110.140   Buzzards Bay, Nantucket Sound, and adjacent waters, Mass.

(a) New Bedford Outer Harbor—(1) Anchorage A. West of Sconticut Neck, and shoreward of a line described as follows: Beginning at a point 100 yards southwest of Fort Phoenix Point; thence 154° along a line which passes 100 yards east of New Bedford Channel Buoys 8, 6, and 4, to a point bearing approximately 130°, 225 yards, from New Bedford Channel Buoy 4; thence 87°, 340 yards; thence 156° along a line approximately one mile to its intersection with a line ranging 87° from the cupola on Clarks Point; thence 87° to Sconticut Neck.

(2) Anchorage B. All waters bounded by a line beginning at 41°3642.3 N, 070°5424.9 W; thence to 41°3655.5 N, 070°5406.6 W; thence to 41°3613.6 N, 070°5340.2 W; thence to 41°3611.1 N, 070°5407.6 W; thence along the shoreline to the beginning point.

(b) Buzzards Bay near entrance to approach channel to Cape Cod Canal—(1) Anchorage C. West of a line parallel to and 850 feet westward from the centerline of Cleveland Ledge Channel; north of a line bearing 129° from the tower on Bird Island; east of a line bearing 25°30 and passing through Bird Island Reef Bell Buoy 13; and south of a line bearing 270° from Wings Neck Light. Each vessel must obtain permission to proceed to Anchorage C from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cape Cod Canal Control traffic controller.

(2) Anchorage D. Beginning at a point bearing 185°, 1,200 yards, from Hog Island Channel 4 Light; thence 129° to a point bearing 209°, approximately 733 yards, from Wings Neck Light; thence 209° to Southwest Ledge Buoy 10; thence 199° along a line to its intersection with a line bearing 129° from the tower on Bird Island; thence 309° to a point 850 feet easterly, right angle distance, from the centerline of Cleveland Ledge Channel; thence northeasterly along a line parallel to and 850 feet eastward from the centerline of Cleveland Ledge Channel to its intersection with a line bearing 218° 30 from the point of beginning; thence 38°30 to the point of beginning. Each vessel must obtain permission to proceed to Anchorage D from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cape Cod Canal Control traffic controller.

(3) Anchorage L. The area of water bounded by lines connecting the following points: 41°3011 N, 070°4810 W to 41°3046 N, 070°4845 W, to 41°3224 N, 070°4550 W to 41°3148 N, 070°4515 W and thence to start.

(4) Anchorage M—(west side). The waters bounded by a line connecting the following points: 41-35-35N/70-44-47W to 41-36-24N/70-45-53W to 41-35-00N/70-47-53W to 41-34-12N/70-46-47W and thence to the beginning

(5) Each vessel that anchors in these anchorages must notify the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cape Cod Canal Control traffic controller when it anchors, and provide the vessel's name, length, draft, cargo, and its position.

(6) Each vessel anchored in these anchorages must notify U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cape Cod Canal Control traffic controller when it weighs anchor.

(7) No vessel may anchor unless it maintains a bridge watch, guards and answers Channel 16 FM, and maintains an accurate position plot.

(8) No vessel may anchor unless it maintains the capability to get underway within 30 minutes; except with prior approval of the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Southeastern New England.

(9) No vessel may anchor in a “dead ship” status (propulsion or control unavailable for normal operations) without the prior approval of the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Southeastern New England.

(10) No vessel may conduct lightering operations within these anchorages.

(c) Vineyard and Nantucket Sounds—(1) Anchorage E. South of a line beginning at a point bearing 180° about 3.25 miles from Cuttyhunk Light; thence 65° to a point bearing 180°, 0.625 mile from Nashawena Lighted Whistle Buoy; thence 57°30 passing 600 yards northerly of Middle Ground Lighted Bell Buoy 25A, to a point bearing 145°, 1.25 miles from Nobska Point Light; southwest of a line ranging 113° through West Chop Buoy 25 to East Chop Flats Bell Buoy 23; and west of a line bearing 163° between East Chop Flats Bell Buoy 23 and Lone Rock Buoy 1; and northerly of a line bearing 269° between Lone Rock Buoy 1 and a point on the mainland at Oak Bluffs about 0.30 mile southerly of Oak Bluffs Wharf.

(2) Anchorage F. Southeast of the Elizabeth Islands, north of a line ranging 97°30 from Cuttyhunk Light toward Nashawena Lighted Whistle Buoy to a point 0.375 mile from that buoy; northwest of a line bearing 57°30 from the last-named point to a point opposite the entrance to Woods Hole; and southwest of a line from the shore of Nonamesset Island bearing 114° and ranging through West Chop Light and East Chop Light.

(3) Anchorage G. South of a line beginning at a point on the mainland at Oak Bluffs about 0.30 mile southerly of Oak Bluffs Wharf bearing 89° to Lone Rock Buoy 1; thence 113° from Lone Rock Buoy 1 to Outer Flats Bell Buoy 17; thence 86° to Cross Rip Lightship; thence 118°30 to Tuckernuck Shoal Bell Buoy 7; thence ranging 149° toward Brant Point Light to the breakwater at Brant Point.

(4) Anchorage H. In the vicinity of Squash Meadow shoal, east of a line ranging 163° through Squash Meadow West End Buoy 21; north of lines parallel to and 0.5 mile northerly from lines joining Lone Rock Buoy 1, Outer Flats Bell Buoy 17, and Cross Rip Lightship; and south of a line ranging 97° from East Chop Light toward Cross Rip Lightship.

(5) Anchorage I. Northerly of a line ranging 109° from Nobska Point Light toward Hedge Fence Lighted Horn and Gong Buoy 16, and of a line ranging 97°30 through Hedge Fence East End Buoy to Halfmoon Shoal Lighted Bell Buoy 12, thence 73° to Handkerchief Shoal Buoy 16, and thence to the westernmost point of Monomoy Island.

(6) Anchorage J. East of a line bearing 329°, parallel to and 0.875 mile northeasterly of a line running from Brant Point Light through Tuckernuck Shoal Bell Buoy 7, from Coatue Beach to a point 1.25 miles southeasterly from a line between Halfmoon Shoal Lighted Bell Buoy 12 and Handkerchief Shoal Buoy 16; thence 73°, parallel to and 1.25 miles southeasterly from a line running from Halfmoon Shoal Lighted Bell Buoy 12 through Handkerchief Shoal Buoy 16, to a point bearing 215° from Stone Horse North End Lighted Bell Buoy 9; thence 35° to Stone Horse North End Lighted Bell Buoy 9; thence 70° to a point bearing 207° from Pollock Rip Lightship; and thence 27° through, and to a point 5.0 miles northeasterly from, Pollock Rip Lightship.

(7) Anchorage K. North of a line tangent to the southeasterly edge of Monomoy Point and extending to Bearse Shoal North End Buoy 2A and west of a line bearing 7° from Bearse Shoal North End Buoy 2A to Chatham Bar Buoy 2.

(d) The regulations. (1) Floats or buoys for marking anchors or moorings in place will be allowed in all areas. Fixed mooring piles or stakes are prohibited.

(2) Except in cases of great emergency, no vessels shall be anchored in New Bedford Outer Harbor, Buzzards Bay near the entrance to the approach channel to Cape Cod Canal, or Vineyard and Nantucket Sounds, outside of the anchorage areas defined in paragraphs (a) to (c) of this section.

(3) Anchors must not be placed outside the anchorage areas, nor shall any vessel be so anchored that any portion of the hull or rigging will at any time extend outside the boundaries of the anchorage area.

(4) Any vessel anchoring under the circumstances of great emergency outside any anchorage area must be placed near the edge of the channel and in such position as not to interfere with the free navigation of the channel, nor obstruct the approach to any pier nor impede the movement of any boat, and shall move away immediately after the emergency ceases or upon notification by an officer of the Coast Guard.

(5) A vessel upon being notified to move into the anchorage limits or to shift its position in anchorage grounds must get under way at once or signal for a tug, and must change position as directed with reasonable promptness.

(6) Whenever the maritime or commercial interests of the United States so require, any officer of the Coast Guard is hereby empowered to shift the position of any vessel anchored within the anchorage areas, of any vessel anchored outside the anchorage areas, and of any vessel which is so moored or anchored as to impede or obstruct vessel movements in any channel.

(7) Nothing in this section shall be construed as relieving the owner or person in charge of any vessel from the penalties of the law for obstructing navigation or for obstructing or interfering with range lights, or for not complying with the navigation laws in regard to lights, fog signals, or for otherwise violating the law.

[CGFR 67-46, 32 FR 17728, Dec. 12, 1967, as amended by CGD1 90-125, 56 FR 22644, May 16, 1991; 56 FR 40360, Aug. 14, 1991; CGD01-04-004, 70 FR 2355, Jan. 13, 2005; USCG-2006-25556, 72 FR 36327, July 2, 2007; USCG-2010-1119, 76 FR 35744, June 20, 2011]

§110.142   Nantucket Harbor, Mass.

(a) The anchorage grounds. In the Nantucket Harbor, beginning at a point 210 yards, 90°, from Brant Point Light; thence easterly to latitude 41°1723, longitude 70°0514.5; thence southerly to latitude 41°1703, longitude 70°0514.5; thence southwesterly to latitude 41°1654, longitude 70°0523; thence northwesterly to latitude 41°1655, longitude 70°0531; thence northeasterly to latitude 41°1707.5, longitude 70°0527; thence northeasterly to the point of beginning.

(b) The regulations. The anchorage is for the use of commercial and pleasure craft. Temporary floats or buoys for marking anchors or moorings in place will be allowed. Fixed mooring piles or stakes are prohibited. The anchoring of vessels including the placing of anchors and moorings is subject to the supervision and approval of the local harbor master.

§110.145   Narragansett Bay, R.I.

(a) East Passage—(1) Anchorage A. East of Conanicut Island, beginning at the easterly extremity of the Dumplings; extending 9° to a point at latitude 41°2928, longitude 71°2105.5; thence 356° for 5,350 feet; thence 24° for 5,700 feet; thence 12° for 1,100 feet; thence 311°30 for 2,300 feet; thence 351° for 5,350 feet; thence 270° for 3,200 feet to the easterly side of Conanicut Island; thence generally along the easterly side of the island to a point on the easterly side of the island due west of the Dumplings; and thence due east to the point of beginning; excluding the approach of the Jamestown Ferry, a zone 900 feet wide to the southward of a line ranging 103° from a point, 300 feet north of the existing ferry landing toward the spire of Trinity Church, Newport.

(i) That portion of the area to the northward of the approach of the Jamestown Ferry shall be restricted for the anchorage of vessels of the U.S. Navy. In that portion of the area to the southward of the approach of the Jamestown Ferry, the requirements of the Navy shall predominate.

(ii) Temporary floats or buoys for marking anchors or moorings in place shall be allowed in this area. Fixed mooring piles or stakes will not be allowed.

(2) Anchorage B. Off the west shore of Aquidneck Island to north of Coggeshall Point, northerly of a line ranging 075° from a point on the easterly end of Gould Island, latitude 41°3213, longitude 71°2040.5, toward the shore of Aquidneck Island; east of a line ranging 019° from the easternmost of the Dumplings to latitude 41°3616, longitude 71°1748; thence northeast to latitude 41°3653, longitude 71°1707.5; thence east to latitude 41°3653, longitude 71°1640; thence southwesterly to latitude 41°3554, longitude 71°1717.5; thence southeasterly to the shore at the easterly end of the north boundary of the cable area in the vicinity of Coggeshall Point; excluding the cable area in the vicinity of Coggeshall Point.

(i) Anchorage B-1. Off the southerly end of Prudence Island beginning at a point at latitude 41°3408.9, longitude 71°1925.8; thence 19° for 1,900 feet; thence 289° for 1,900 feet; thence 199° for 1,900 feet; thence 109° for 1,900 feet to the point of beginning.

(a) In this area the requirements of the Navy shall predominate.

(b) Temporary floats or buoys for marking anchors or moorings in place will be allowed in this area. Fixed mooring piles or stakes will not be allowed.

(ii) [Reserved]

(3) Anchorage C.

(i) [Reserved]

(ii) West of Coasters Harbor Island, west of a line bearing 351° from Tracey Ledge Buoy 5 through Seventeen-foot Spot Buoy northeast of Gull Rocks; south of a line bearing 292° from the cupola at the Naval War College; east of a line ranging 19° from the easternmost of The Dumplings toward Dyer Island North Point Shoal Lighted Bell Buoy 12A; and north of latitude 41°3022 which parallel passes through a point 230 yards north of Rose Island Shoal Northeast End Buoy 8.

(iii) In this area the requirements of the Navy shall predominate.

(iv) Temporary floats or buoys for marking anchors or moorings in place will be allowed in this area. Fixed mooring piles or stakes will not be allowed.

(4) Anchorage D. West of Goat Island, an area bounded by the following coordinates:

Northeast Corner: 41°29.484 N, 071°19.975 W

Northwest Corner: 41°29.484 N, 071°20.578 W

Southwest Corner: 41°29.005 N, 071°20.578 W

Southeast Corner: 41°29.005 N, 071°19.975 W

(i) In this area the requirements of the Navy shall predominate from May 1 to October 1, subject at all times to such adjustments as may be necessary to accommodate all classes of vessels which may require anchorage room.

(ii) Temporary floats or buoys for marking anchors or moorings in place will be allowed in this area. Fixed mooring piles or stakes will not be allowed.

(iii) Should any part of an anchored vessel extend into the recommended vessel route in the East Passage of Narragansett Bay, a securite call notifying mariners of the vessel's exact position and status shall be made at least hourly on VHF channels 13 and 16.

(iv) As much as practicable vessels anchoring will do so in the following order:

(A) Primary anchoring point: 41°29.25 N, 071°20.15 W

(B) Secondary anchoring point: 41°29.38 N, 071°20.45 W

(C) Tertiary anchoring point: 41°29.15 N, 071°20.50 W

Note to paragraph (a): “Anchoring point” is the intended position of the anchor at rest on the bottom of the anchorage. All coordinates referenced use datum: NAD 83.

(5) Anchorage E. South of Coasters Harbor Island, east of a line bearing 341° from the outer end of Briggs Wharf to the southwestern shore of Coasters Harbor Island near the War College Building; and north of a line ranging 265° from the flagstaff at Fort Greene toward Rose Island Light.

(i) In this area the requirements of the naval service will predominate from May 1 to October 1, but will at all times be subject to such adjustment as may be necessary to accommodate all classes of vessels that may require anchorage room.

(ii) Temporary floats or buoys for marking anchors or moorings in place will be allowed in this area. Fixed mooring piles or stakes will not be allowed.

(b) West Passage—(1) Anchorage H. North of a line 1,000 yards long bearing 88° from Bonnet Point; west of a line bearing 3° from the eastern end of the last-described line; and south of a line ranging 302° through a point 200 yards south of the Kearny wharf toward the church spire at South Ferry, Boston Neck.

(i) Temporary floats or buoys for marking anchors or moorings in place will be allowed in this area. Fixed mooring piles or stakes will not be allowed.

(2) Anchorage I. North of a line 1,000 yards long bearing 88° from Bonnet Point to the shore at Austin Hollow; east of a line bearing 183° from Dutch Island Light; and south of a line ranging 302° through a point 200 yards south of the Kearny wharf toward the church spire at South Ferry, Boston Neck.

(i) Temporary floats or buoys for marking anchors or moorings in place will be allowed in this area. Fixed mooring piles or stakes will not be allowed.

(3) Anchorage J. At Saunderstown, south of a line ranging 110° from the south side of the ferry wharf toward the cable crossing sign on Dutch Island; west of a line ranging 192° from Plum Beach Shoal Buoy 1 PB toward the east shore of The Bonnet; and north of a line from the shore ranging 108° toward Dutch Island Light and the north end of the wharf at Beaver Head.

(i) Temporary floats or buoys for marking anchors or moorings in place will be allowed in this area. Fixed mooring piles or stakes will not be allowed.

(4) Anchorage K. In the central and southern portion of Dutch Island Harbor, north of a line ranging 106° from Beaver Head Point Shoal Buoy 2 toward the Jamestown standpipe; east of a line ranging 14° from Beaver Head Point Shoal Buoy 2 toward the inshore end of the engineer wharf, Dutch Island; southeast of a line ranging 50° from Dutch Island Light toward the windmill north of Jamestown; and south of a line parallel to and 100 yards southwesterly from a line ranging 132° from the engineer wharf, Dutch Island, and the west ferry wharf, Jamestown.

(i) Temporary floats or buoys for marking anchors or moorings in place will be allowed in this area. Fixed mooring piles or stakes will not be allowed.

(5) Anchorage L. North of a line ranging 101° from a point on shore 300 yards northerly of the Saunderstown ferry wharf toward the entrance to Round Swamp, Conanicut Island; west of a line bearing 15° parallel to and 1,000 feet westerly from a line joining the western point of Dutch Island and Twenty-three Foot Rock Buoy 4, and a line ranging 6° from Dutch Island Light toward Warwick Light; and south of a line ranging 290° from Sand Point, Conanicut Island, to Wickford Harbor Light, and a line bearing 226° from Wickford Harbor Light to Poplar Point tower.

(i) Temporary floats or buoys for marking anchors or moorings in place will be allowed in this area. Fixed mooring piles or stakes will not be allowed.

(6) Anchorage M. East and north of Dutch Island, northeast of a line ranging 316° from the inshore end of the west ferry wharf, Jamestown, toward the north end of Dutch Island to a point bearing 88°, 200 yards, from the engineer wharf, Dutch Island, thence ranging 3° toward the shore of Conanicut Island at Slocum Ledge; north of a line 200 yards off the Dutch Island shore ranging 281° from the entrance to Round Swamp toward a point on shore 300 yards northerly from the Saunderstown ferry wharf; east of a line ranging 15° from the western point of Dutch Island to Twenty-three Foot Rock Buoy 4; and south of a line bearing 77° from Twenty-three Foot Rock Buoy 4 to the shore.

(i) Temporary floats or buoys for marking anchors or moorings in place will be allowed in this area. Fixed mooring piles or stakes will not be allowed.

(7) Anchorage N. West of the north end of Conanicut Island, south of a line bearing 262° from Conanicut Island Light; east of a line bearing 8° from Twenty-three Foot Rock Buoy 4; and north of a line ranging 290° from Sand Point toward Wickford Harbor Light.

(i) Temporary floats or buoys for marking anchors or moorings in place will be allowed in this area. Fixed mooring piles or stakes will not be allowed.

(c) Bristol Harbor—(1) Anchorage O. South of the south line of Franklin Street extended westerly; west of a line bearing 164°30 parallel to and 400 feet westerly from the State harbor line between Franklin and Constitution Streets, and of a line ranging 244° from a point on the north line of Constitution Street extended 400 feet beyond the State harbor line toward Usher Rock Buoy 3; and north of the north line of Union Street extended to the Popasquash Neck shore.

(i) Temporary floats or buoys for marking anchors or moorings in place will be allowed in this area. Fixed mooring piles or stakes will not be allowed.

(d) The regulations. (1) Except in cases of great emergency, no vessel shall be anchored in the entrances to Narragansett Bay, in Newport Harbor, or in Bristol Harbor, outside of the anchorage areas defined in paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) of this section.

(2) Anchors must not be placed outside the anchorage areas, nor shall any vessel be so anchored that any portion of the hull or rigging shall at any time extend outside the boundaries of the anchorage area. However, Anchorage D (paragraph (a)(4) of this section) is exempt from this requirement.

(3) Any vessel anchoring under the circumstances of great emergency outside the anchorage areas must be placed near the edge of the channel and in such position as not to interfere with the free navigation of the channel, nor obstruct the approach to any pier, nor impede the movement of any boat, and shall move away immediately after the emergency ceases, or upon notification by an officer of the Coast Guard.

(4) A vessel upon being notified to move into the anchorage limits or to shift its position on anchorage grounds must get under way at once or signal for a tug, and must change position as directed with reasonable promptness.

(5) Whenever the maritime or commercial interests of the United States so require, any officer of the Coast Guard is hereby empowered to shift the position of any vessel anchored within the anchorage areas, of any vessel anchored outside the anchorage areas, and of any vessel which is so moored or anchored as to impede or obstruct vessel movements in any channel.

(6) Nothing in this section shall be construed as relieving the owner or person in charge of any vessel from the penalties of the law for obstructing navigation or for obstructing or interfering with range lights, or for not complying with the navigation laws in regard to lights, fog signals, or for otherwise violating the law.

[CGFR 67-46, 32 FR 17728, Dec. 12, 1967]

Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting §110.145, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids section of the printed volume and at www.govinfo.gov.

§110.146   Long Island Sound.

(a) Anchorage grounds.

(1) Bridgeport Anchorage Ground. That portion of Long Island Sound enclosed by a line connecting the following points:

Latitude Longitude
41°0452 N73°1404 W; thence to
41°0345 N73°1404 W; thence to
41°0345 N73°1139 W; thence to
41°0250 N73°1208 W; thence to
41°0250 N73°1618 W; thence to
41°0452 N73°1618 W; returning to point of origin.

(2) New Haven North Anchorage Ground. That portion of Long Island Sound enclosed by a line connecting the following points:

Latitude Longitude
41°1218 N72°5236 W; thence to
41°1218 N72°4936 W; thence to
41°1012 N72°4818 W; thence to
41°1012 N72°5212 W; thence to
41°1106 N72°5306 W; returning to point of origin.

(3) New Haven South Anchorage Ground. That portion of Long Island Sound enclosed by a line connecting the following points:

Latitude Longitude
41°0930 N72°4748 W; thence to
41°0836 N72°4724 W; thence to
41°0836 N72°5124 W; thence to
41°0930 N72°5124 W; returning to point of origin.

(4) New London Anchorage Ground. That portion of Long Island Sound enclosed by a line connecting the following points:

Latitude Longitude
41°1411 N072°1538 W; thence to
41°1505 N072°1602 W; thence to
41°1539 N072°1321 W; thence to
41°1445 N072°1257 W; returning to point of origin.

(5) Northport Anchorage Ground. That portion of Long Island Sound enclosed by a line connecting the following points:

Latitude Longitude
40°5848 N073°1630 W; thence to
40°5742 N073°1142 W; thence to
40°5630 N073°1330 W; thence to
40°5736 N073°1812 W; returning to point of origin.

(6) Port Jefferson Anchorage Ground. That portion of Long Island Sound enclosed by a line connecting the following points:

Latitude Longitude
41°0148 N073°0454 W; thence to
41°0148 N073°0000 W; thence to
41°0018 N073°0000 W; thence to
41°0018 N073°0454 W; returning to point of origin.

(7) Riverhead Anchorage Ground. That portion of Long Island Sound enclosed by a line connecting the following points:

Latitude Longitude
41°0300 N072°4200 W; thence to
41°0400 N072°3600 W; thence to
41°0200 N072°3524 W; thence to
41°0124 N072°4124 W; returning to point of origin.

(8) All coordinates referenced use datum: NAD 83.

(b) General regulations. (1) These anchorages are designated for general purposes, but are intended primarily for use by commercial vessels of 300 gross tons and greater and all tank vessels including tank barges. Except in emergencies, commercial vessels of 300 gross tons and greater and all tank vessels, including tank barges, anchoring in the Captain of the Port Long Island Sound Zone inside the line of demarcation shall anchor in the anchorage grounds described above.

(2) Prior to anchoring in the anchorage area, all vessels shall notify the Coast Guard Captain of the Port via VHF-FM Channel 16.

(3) In anchorages where lightering and bunkering operations are authorized, the Captain of the Port must be notified at least four hours in advance of a vessel conducting lightering or bunkering operations, as required by 156.118 of this title. In addition, all lightering and bunkering operations must be done in accordance with 156.120 of this title.

(4) Within an anchorage, navigation is prohibited within 500 yards of an anchored vessel that is conducting bunkering or lightering operations. In accordance with the “Regulated Navigation Area: Long Island Sound Marine Inspection and Captain of the Port Zone,” 33 CFR 165.153(d)(7), navigation also is prohibited within 100 yards of a vessel engaged in commercial service.

(5) Any vessel conducting lightering or bunkering operations shall display by day a red flag at its mast head or at least 10 feet above the upper deck if the vessel has no mast, and by night the flag must be illuminated by spotlight. These signals shall be in addition to day signals, lights, and whistle signals required by rules 30 (33 U.S.C. 2030) and 35 (33 U.S.C. 2035) of the Inland Navigation Rules when at anchor in a general anchorage area.

(6) Except as otherwise provided, a vessel may not occupy an anchorage for more than 30 days, unless the vessel obtains written permission from the Captain of the Port.

(7) If a request is made for the long-term lay up of a vessel, the Captain of the Port may establish special conditions with which the vessel must comply in order for such a request to be approved.

(8) The Captain of the Port may prescribe specific conditions for vessels anchoring within the anchorage grounds described in this section, pursuant to 33 CFR 109.05. These conditions may include, but are not limited to: The number and location of anchors; scope of chain; readiness of the engineering plant and equipment; use of tugs; and requirements for maintaining communication guards on selected radio frequencies.

(9) No vessel in such condition that it is likely to sink or otherwise become a menace or obstruction to navigation or anchorage of other vessels shall occupy an anchorage, except in cases where unforeseen circumstances create conditions of imminent peril to personnel, and then only for such period as may be authorized by the Captain of the Port.

(10) All vessels anchored within the designated anchorage grounds shall comply with the regulations found in 33 CFR 164.19 and shall maintain a continuous bridge watch by a licensed deck officer proficient in English, monitoring VHF-FM Channel 16. This individual shall confirm that the ship's crew performs frequent checks of the vessel's position to ensure the vessel is not dragging anchor. A second VHF-FM radio monitoring Channel 13 is strongly recommended.

(11) Anchors shall be placed well within the anchorage grounds so that no portion of the hull or rigging will at any time extend outside of the anchorage area.

(12) The Coast Guard Captain of the Port may close the anchorage area and direct vessels to depart the anchorage during periods of adverse weather or at other times as deemed necessary in the interest of port safety and security.

(13) Any vessel anchored in these grounds must be capable of getting underway if ordered by the Captain of the Port and must be able to do so within two (2) hours of notification by the Captain of the Port. If a vessel will not be able to get underway within two (2) hours of notification, permission must be requested from the Captain of the Port to remain in the anchorage. No vessel shall anchor in a “dead ship” status (propulsion or control unavailable for normal operations) without prior approval of the Captain of the Port.

(14) Fixed moorings, piles or stakes are prohibited.

[USCG-2008-0171, 75 FR 76277, Dec. 8, 2010]

§110.147   New London Harbor, Conn.

(a) The anchorage grounds—(1) Anchorage A. In the Thames River east of Shaw Cove, bounded by lines connecting points which are the following bearings and distances from Monument, Groton (latitude 41°2118 N., longitude 72°0448 W.): 243°, 1,400 yards; 246°, 925 yards; 217°, 1,380 yards; and 235°, 1,450 yards.

(2) Anchorage B. In the Thames River southward of New London, bounded by lines connecting points which are the following bearings and distances from New London Harbor Light (latitude 41°1859 N., longitude 72°0525 W.): 002°, 2,460 yards; 009°, 2,480 yards; 026°, 1,175 yards; and 008°, 1,075 yards.

(3) Anchorage C. In the Thames River southward of New London Harbor, bounded by lines connecting a point bearing 100°, 450 yards from New London Harbor Light, a point bearing 270°, 575 yards from New London Ledge Light (latitude 41°1821 N., longitude 72°0441 W.), and a point bearing 270°, 1,450 yards from New London Ledge Light.

(4) Anchorage D. In Long Island Sound approximately two miles west-southwest of New London Ledge Light, bounded by lines connecting points which are the following bearings and distances from New London Ledge Light: 246°, 2.6 miles; 247°, 2.1 miles; 233°, 2.1 miles; and 235°, 2.6 miles.

(5) Anchorage E. The waters at the mouth of New London Harbor one mile southeast of New London Ledge Light beginning at latitude 41°1726 N., longitude 72°0421 W.; thence northeasterly to latitude 41°1738 N., longitude 72°0354 W.; thence southeasterly to latitude 41°1650 N., longitude 72°0316 W.; and thence southwesterly to latitude 41°1638 N. longitude 72°0343 W.; and thence northwesterly to the point of beginning.

(6) Anchorage F. The waters off the mouth of New London Harbor two miles southeast of New London Ledge Light beginning at latitude 41°1600 N., longitude 72°0313 W.; thence westerly to latitude 41°1600 N., longitude 72°0338 W.; thence northerly to latitude 41°1635 N., longitude 72°0338 W.; thence easterly to latitude 41°1635 N., longitude 72°0313 W.; and thence southerly to the point of beginning.

(b) The regulations—(1) Anchorage A is for barges and small vessels drawing less than 12 feet.

(2) Anchorage F is reserved for the use of naval vessels and, except in cases of emergency, no other vessel may anchor in Anchorage F without permission from the Captain of the Port, New London, CT.

(3) Except in emergencies, vessels shall not anchor in New London Harbor or the approaches thereto outside the anchorages defined in paragraph (a) of this section unless authorized to do so by the Captain of the Port.

[CGD3-80-4A, 46 FR 48193, Oct. 1, 1981, as amended by CGD3 85-56, 51 FR 32318, Sept. 11, 1986]

§110.148   Johnsons River at Bridgeport, Conn.

(a) The anchorage grounds. In Johnsons River, beginning at a point “A” latitude 41°1012.3, longitude 73°0950.2; thence westerly to a point “B” latitude 41°1012.3, longitude 73°0952.1; thence southwesterly to point “C” latitude 41°1010, longitude 73°0954.9; thence south southwesterly to point “D” latitude 41°1005, longitude 73°0956.1; thence southeasterly to point “E” latitude 41°1004, longitude 73°0955.9; thence northeasterly to point “F” latitude 41°1005, longitude 73°0954.5; thence northerly to point “G” latitude 41°1005.8, longitude 73°0954.5; thence northeasterly to the point of beginning.

(b) The regulations. The anchorage is for use by commercial and pleasure craft. Temporary floats or buoys for marking anchors or moorings will be allowed. The anchoring of vessels and placing of temporary anchors or mooring piles are under the jurisdiction of the local harbor master. Fixed mooring piles or stakes will not be allowed.

§110.149   Narragansett Bay, RI.

(a) Brenton Point anchorage ground. An area bounded by the following coordinates: 41°2237.1 N, 71°1440.3 W; thence to 41°2042.8 N, 71°1440.3 W; thence to 41°1824.1 N, 71°2032.5 W; thence to 41°2022.6 N, 71°2032.5 W; thence back to point of origin.

(b) The following regulations apply in the Brenton Point anchorage ground.

(1) Prior to anchoring within the anchorage area, all vessels shall notify the Coast Guard Captain of the Port via VHF-FM Channel 16.

(2) Except as otherwise provided, no vessel may occupy this anchorage ground for a period of time in excess of 96 hours without prior approval of the Captain of the Port.

(3) If a request is made for the long-term lay up of a vessel, the Captain of the Port may establish special conditions with which the vessel must comply in order for such a request to be approved.

(4) No vessel in such condition that it is likely to sink or otherwise become a menace or obstruction to navigation or anchorage of other vessels shall occupy an anchorage except in cases where unforeseen circumstances create conditions of imminent peril to personnel and then only for such period as may be authorized by the Captain of the Port.

(5) Anchors shall be placed well within the anchorage areas so that no portion of the hull or rigging will at any time extend outside of the anchorage area.

(6) The Coast Guard Captain of the Port may close the anchorage area and direct vessels to depart the anchorage during periods of adverse weather or at other times as deemed necessary in the interest of port safety and security.

(7) Any vessel anchored in these grounds must be capable of getting underway if ordered by the Captain of the Port and must be able to do so within two hours of notification by the Captain of the Port. If a vessel will not be able to get underway within two hours of notification, permission must be requested from the Captain of the Port to remain in the anchorage. No vessel shall anchor in a “dead ship” status (propulsion or control unavailable for normal operations) without prior approval of the Captain of the Port.

(8) Brenton Point anchorage ground is a general anchorage area reserved primarily for commercial vessels waiting to enter Narragansett Bay.

(9) Temporary floats or buoys for marking anchors or moorings in place will be allowed in this area. Fixed mooring piles or stakes will not be allowed.

(10) All coordinates referenced use datum: NAD 83.

[USCG-2009-1131, 77 FR 43517, July 25, 2012]

§110.150   Block Island Sound, N.Y.

(a) The anchorage ground. A 34 - by 2-mile rectangular area approximately 3 miles east-northeast of Gardiners Island with the following coordinates: latitude 41°0612 N., longitude 72°0005 W., latitude 41°0740 N., longitude 72°0154 W.; latitude 41°0812 N., longitude 72°0110 W.; latitude 41°0646 N., longitude 71°5918 W.

(b) The regulations. This anchorage ground is for use of U.S. Navy submarines. No vessel or person may approach or remain within 500 yards of a U.S. Navy submarine anchored in this anchorage ground.

[CGFR 70-114A, 36 FR 5604, Mar. 25, 1971]

§110.155   Port of New York.

(a) Long Island Sound—(1) Anchorage No. 1. Southwest of a line between Neptune Island and Glen Island ranging from Aunt Phebe Rock Light and tangent to the north edge of Glen Island; southwest of a line tangent to the northeast edge of Glen Island and Goose Island breakwater; southwest of a line bearing southeasterly from the southwest end of Goose Island breakwater and on range with the south gable of the Casino on the northeast end of Glen Island; west of a line ranging from the east edge of Goose Island breakwater to the west edge of the north end of Hart Island; west of Hart Island; and northwest of a line extending from Hart Island Light to Locust Point; excluding from this area, however, (i) the waters northeast of a line ranging 303° from the southwest end of Hart Island; northwest of a line ranging from the water tank at the north end of Davids Island 207°40 to the northwest end of City Island; and south of latitude 40°5212; and (ii) the waters west of Hunter Island; and south of a line ranging from the most southerly end of Glen Island tangent to the most northerly end of Hunter Island.

(i) Boats shall not anchor in this area in buoyed channels.

(ii) Boats shall be so anchored as to leave at all times an open, usable channel, at least 50 feet wide, west and south of Glen Island.

Note: Special anchorage areas in this anchorage are described in §110.60.

(2) [Reserved]

(b) East River—(1) Anchorage No. 6. On Hammond Flats north of a line bearing 260° from the head of the pier on Throgs Neck at the foot of Pennyfield Avenue to the north tower of Bronx-Whitestone Bridge at Old Ferry Point.

(2) [Reserved]

(3) Anchorage No. 8. North of a line bearing 259° between the north tower of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge at Old Ferry Point and a point at latitude 40°4757, longitude 73°5216; thence east of a line bearing 0° to latitude 40°4806; thence southeast of a line parallel to the bulkhead extending northeasterly to latitude 40°4820; thence north of a line bearing 296° to shore.

(4) Anchorage No. 9. East of a line from College Point Reef Light tangent to the west side of College Point; and south of a line from College Point Reef Light to Whitestone Point.

(5) Anchorage No. 10. An area in Flushing Bay, beginning at a point on shore at La Guardia Airport at latitude 40°4649, longitude 73°5221; thence to latitude 40°4720, longitude 73°5155; and thence to a point on shore at College Point at latitude 40°4738, longitude 73°5115; and an area on the west side of Bowery Bay, beginning at a point on shore at latitude 40°4658, longitude 73°5346; thence to latitude 40°4703, longitude 73°5339; thence to latitude 40°4700, longitude 73°5331; thence to latitude 40°4655, longitude 73°5332; and thence to a point on shore at latitude 40°4649, longitude 73°5339.

Note: Special anchorage areas in this anchorage are described in §110.60.

(6) Anchorage No. 11. An area in East River beginning at a point on a pierhead at latitude 40°4755, longitude 73°5319.5; thence to latitude 40°4740, longitude 73°5158; and thence to a point on shore at latitude 40°4716, longitude 73°5215.

(7) [Reserved]

(8) Anchorage No. 14. In Hallets Cove, east of a line from a point on shore 100 feet west of the southerly prolongation of 2d Street, Astoria, to Gibbs Point.

(c) Hudson River—(1) Anchorage No. 16. North of a line on a range with the north side of the north pier of the Union Dry Dock and Repair Company Shipyard, Edgewater, New Jersey; west of a line ranging 25° from a point 120 yards east of the east end of said pier to a point (500 yards from the shore and 915 yards from the Fort Lee flagpole) on a line ranging approximately 100°22 from the Fort Lee flagpole toward the square chimney on the Medical Center Building at 168th Street, Manhattan; and south of said line ranging between the Fort Lee flagpole and the square chimney on the Medical Center Building.

(i) When the use of Anchorage No. 16 is required by naval vessels, the vessels anchored therein shall move when the Captain of the Port directs them.

(ii) [Reserved]

(2) Anchorage No. 17. All waters of the Hudson River bound by the following points: 40°5626.66 N, 073°5512.06 W; thence to 40°5622.54 N, 073°5449.77 W; thence to 40°5556.00 N, 073°5458.00 W; thence to 40°5554.15 N, 073°5446.96 W; thence to 40°5418.43 N, 073°5521.12 W; thence to 40°5227.59 N, 073°5614.32 W; thence to 40°5134.20 N, 073°5652.64 W; thence to 40°5120.76 N, 073°5731.75 W; thence along the shoreline to the point of origin (NAD 83).

(i) When the use of Anchorage No. 17 is required by naval vessels, the vessels anchored therein shall move when the Captain of the Port directs them.

(ii) [Reserved]

(3) Anchorage No. 18-A. East of lines bearing 8° from the northwest corner of the crib icebreaker north of the New York Central Railroad Company drawbridge across Spuyten Duyvil Creek (Harlem River) to a point 250 yards offshore and on line with the New York Central Railroad signal bridge at the foot of West 231st Street, extended, at Spuyten Duyvil, Bronx, New York; thence bearing 19° to the channelward face of the Mount St. Vincent Dock at the foot of West 261st Street, Riverdale, Bronx, New York.

(i) When the use of Anchorage No. 18-A is required by naval vessels the vessels anchored therein shall move when the Captain of the Port directs them.

(4) Anchorage No. 18. All waters of the Hudson River bound by the following points: 40°5654.0 N, 073°5440.0 W; thence to 40°5651.0 N, 073°5424.0 W; thence to 40°5553.0 N, 073°5440.0 W; thence to 40°5556.0 N, 073°5458.0 W; thence to the point of origin (NAD 83).

(i) This anchorage ground is reserved for use by ships only.

(ii) [Reserved]

(5) Anchorages No. 19 East and 19 West—(i) Anchorage No. 19 East. All waters of the Hudson River bound by the following points: 40°4942.6 N, 073°5714.7 W; thence to 40°4945.9 N, 073°5722.0 W; thence to 40°4952.0 N, 073°5722.0 W; thence to 40°5008.3 N, 073°5710.8 W; thence to 40°5055.4 N, 073°5659.7 W; thence to 40°5102.5 N, 073°5657.4 W; thence to 40°5100.8 N, 073°5649.4 W; thence along the shoreline to the point of origin.

(ii) Anchorage No. 19 West. All waters of the Hudson River bound by the following points: 40°4656.3 N, 073°5942.2 W; thence to 40°4736.9 N, 073°5911.7 W; thence to 40°4931.3 N, 073°5743.8 W; thence to 40°4940.2 N, 073°5737.6 W; thence to 40°4952.4 N, 073°5737.6 W; thence to 40°4957.7 N, 073°5747.3 W; thence to 40°4932.2 N, 073°5812.9 W; thence to 40°4900.7 N, 073°5833.1 W; thence to 40°4828.7 N, 073°5853.8 W; thence to 40°4738.2 N, 073°5931.2 W; thence to 40°4702.7 N, 073°5957.4 W; thence to the point of origin.

(iii) The following regulations apply to 33 CFR 110.155(c)(5)(i) and (ii):

(A) No vessel may conduct lightering operations in these anchorage grounds without permission from the Captain of the Port. When lightering is authorized, the Captain of the Port New York must be notified at least four hours in advance of a vessel conducting lightering operations as required by 156.118 of this title.

(B) Any vessel conducting lightering or bunkering operations shall display by day a red flag (46 CFR 35.30-1; Pub 102; International Code of Signals signaling instructions) at its mast head or at least 10 feet above the upper deck if the vessel has no mast, and by night the flag must be illuminated by spotlight. These signals shall be in addition to day signals, lights and whistle signals as required by rules 30 (33 U.S.C 2030 and 33 CFR 83.30) and 35 (33 USC 2035 and 33 CFR 83.35) of the Inland Navigation Rules when at anchor in a general anchorage area.

(C) Within an anchorage, fishing and navigation are prohibited within 500 yards of an anchored vessel displaying a red flag.

(D) These anchorage grounds are only authorized for use by tugs and/or barges.

(E) No vessel may occupy this anchorage ground for a period of time in excess of 96 hours without prior approval of the Captain of the Port.

(F) No vessel may anchor in Anchorage No. 19 East or No. 19 West without permission from the Captain of the Port.

(G) Each vessel shall report its position within Anchorage No. 19 East or No. 19 West to the Captain of the Port immediately after anchoring.

(H) All coordinates referenced use datum: NAD 83.

(6) Anchorage No. 19-A. An area located west of Hyde Park enclosed by the coordinates starting at 41°4835 N 073°5700 W; to 41°4835 N 073°5644 W; to 41°4732 N 073°5650 W; to 41°4732 N 073°5710 W; thence back to 41°4835 N 073°5700 W (NAD 1983).

(i) No vessel may anchor in Anchorage 19-A from December 16 to the last day of February without permission from the Captain of the Port, New York.

(ii) No vessel less than 20 meters in length may anchor in Anchorage 19-A without prior approval of the Captain of the Port, New York.

(d) Upper Bay—(1) Anchorage No. 20-A. That area enclosed by coordinates starting at 40°4202.5 N., 74°0225.5 W.; to 40°4206.5 N., 74°0219.5 W.; to 40°4205.0 N., 74°0158.4 W.; to 40°4154.5 N., 74°0159.2 W.; thence to 40°4153.0 N., 74°0223.0 W.

(i) See 33 CFR 110.155 (d)(6), (d)(16), and (l).

(2) Anchorage No. 20-B. That area enclosed by coordinates starting at 40°4147.0 N., 74°0231.5 W.; to 40°4142.0 N., 74°0102.0 W.; to 40°4135.3 N., 74°0204.2 W., to 40°4129.9 N., 74°0207.8 W.; to 40°4142.6 N., 74°0232.7 W.; thence back to 40°4147.0 N., 74°0231.5 W.

(i) See 33 CFR 110.155 (d)(6), (d)(16), and (l).

(3) Anchorage No. 20-C. That area enclosed by coordinates starting at 40°4142.0 N., 74°0243.0 W.; to 40°4125.4 N., 74°0210.7 W.; to 40°4101.7 N., 74°0226.2 W.; to 40°4109.0 N., 74°0241.5 W.; to 40°4120.0 N., 74°0259.2 W.; thence back to 40°4142.0 N., 74°0243.0 W.

(i) See 33 CFR 110.155 (d)(6), (d)(16), and (l).

(4) Anchorage No. 20-D. That area enclosed by coordinates starting at 40°4109.5 N., 74°0249.5 W.; to 40°4059.2 N., 74°0227.9 W.; to 40°4044.5 N., 74°0237.5 W.; to 40°4042.7 N., 74°0307.6 W.; thence back to 40°4109.5 N., 74°0249.5 W.

(i) See 33 CFR 110.155 (d)(6), (d)(16), and (l).

(5) Anchorage No. 20-E. That area enclosed by coordinates starting at 40°4038.2 N., 74°0259.6 W.; to 40°4039.4 N., 74°0240.9 W.; to 40°4009.2 N., 74°0300.7 W.; to 40°4024.4 N., 74°0324.6 W.; thence back to 40°4038.2 N., 74°0259.6 W.

(i) See 33 CFR 110.155 (d)(6), (d)(16), and (l).

(6) No vessel may occupy this anchorage for a period of time in excess of 72 hours without the prior approval of the Captain of the Port.

(7) Anchorage No. 20-F. All waters bound by the following points: 40°4012.2 N, 074°0339.9 W; thence to 40°3953.9 N, 074°0309.6 W; thence to 40°3938.9 N, 074°0319.5 W; thence to 40°3953.5 N, 074°0353.7 W; thence to the point of origin (NAD 83).

(i) See 33 CFR 110.155 (d)(9), (d)(16), and (l).

(ii) [Reserved]

(8) Anchorage No. 20-G. That area enclosed by coordinates starting at 40°3930.1 N., 74°0408.0 W.; to 40°3932.0 N., 74°0353.5 W.; to 40°3927.5 N., 74°0342.5 W.; to 40°3913.0 N., 74°0351.0 W.; to 40°3909.5 N., 74°0423.1 W.; thence back to 40°3930.1 N., 74°0408.0 W.

(i) See 33 CFR 110.155 (d)(9), (d)(16), and (l).

(9) This anchorage is designated a naval anchorage. The Captain of the Port may permit commercial vessels to anchor temporarily in this anchorage, ordinarily not more than 24 hours, when the anchorage will not be needed for naval vessels. Upon notification of an anticipated naval arrival, any commercial vessel so anchored must relocate at its own expense.

(10) Anchorage No. 21-A. That area enclosed by coordinates starting at 40°4022.5 N., 74°0135.2 W.; to 40°4020.5 N., 74°0127.7 W.; to 40°3948.9 N., 74°0122.4 W.; to 40°3854.7 N., 74°0218.9 W.; to 40°3903.0 N., 74°0226.3 W.; thence back to 40°4022.5 N., 74°0135.2 W.

(i) See 33 CFR 110.155 (d)(16) and (l).

(ii) No vessel may occupy this anchorage for a period of time in excess of 96 hours without prior approval of the Captain of the Port.

(11) Anchorage No. 21-B. That area enclosed by coordinates starting at 40°4023.8 N., 74°0210.9 W.; to 40°4026.2 N., 74°0149.5 W.; to 40°4022.5 N., 74°0135.2 W.; to 40°3903.0 N., 74°0226.3 W.; to 40°3854.7 N., 74°0218.9 W.; to 40°3843.7 N., 74°0230.3 W.; to 40°3919.3 N., 74°0303.3 W.; to 40°3922.3 N., 74°0302.4 W.; to 40°4018.6 N., 74°0225.5 W.; thence back to 40°4023.8 N., 74°0210.9 W.

(i) See 33 CFR 110.155 (d)(16) and (l).

(ii) No vessel with a draft of 10 feet (3.048 meters) or less may occupy this anchorage without the prior approval of the Captain of the Port.

(iii) No vessel may occupy this anchorage for a period of time in excess of 96 hours without prior approval of the Captain of the Port.

(12) Anchorage No. 21-C. That area enclosed by coordinates starting at 40°3919.3 N., 74°0303.3 W.; to 40°3843.7 N., 74°0230.3 W.; to 40°3841.6 N., 74°0232.5 W.; to 40°3803.0 N., 74°0248.7 W.; to 40°3803.0 N., 74°0303.5 W.; to 40°3838.4 N., 74°0315.5 W.; thence back to 40°3919.3 N., 74°0303.3 W.

(i) See 33 CFR 110.155 (d)(16) and (l).

(ii) No vessel with a draft of 33 feet (10.0584 meters) or less may occupy this anchorage without the prior approval of the Captain of the Port.

(iii) No vessel may occupy this anchorage for a period of time in excess of 96 hours without prior approval of the Captain of the Port.

(13) Anchorage No. 23-A. That area enclosed by coordinates starting at 40°3836.5 N., 74°0413.5 W.; to 40°3837.0 N., 74°0349.0 W.; to 40°3823.4 N., 74°0337.2 W.; to 40°3749.5 N., 74°0325.7 W.; to 40°3749.8 N., 74°0350.1 W.; to 40°3750.0 N., 74°0350.2 W.; to 40°3753.0 N., 74°0407.0 W.; thence back to 40°3836.5 N., 74°0413.5 W.

(i) See 33 CFR 110.155 (d)(16) and (l).

(ii) No vessel may occupy this anchorage for a period of time in excess of 48 hours without the prior approval of the Captain of the Port.

(iii) No vessel with a length overall in excess of 670 feet (204.216 meters) may occupy this anchorage without the prior approval of the Captain of the Port.

(iv) No vessel with a draft of 40 feet (12.192 meters) or more may occupy this anchorage without the prior approval of the Captain of the Port unless it anchors within 5 hours after ebb current begins at the Narrows.

(v) See 33 CFR 334.85 for information on anchoring near the U.S. Navy restricted area adjacent to this anchorage.

(14) Anchorage No. 23-B. That area enclosed by coordinates starting at 40°3749.8 N., 74°0350.1 W.; to 40°3749.5 N., 74°0325.7 W.; to 40°3727.0 N., 74°0318.1 W.; to 40°3723.0 N., 74°0359.0 W.; to 40°3730.0 N., 74°0404.0 W.; to 40°3737.5 N., 74°0346.0 W.; thence back to 40°3749.8 N., 74°0350.1 W.

(i) See 33 CFR 110.155(d)(13) (ii) and (iv), (d)(16), and (l).

(ii) No vessel with a length overall of 670 feet (204.216 meters) or less may occupy this anchorage without the prior approval of the Captain of the Port.

(iii) See 33 CFR 334.85 for information on anchoring near the U.S. Navy restricted area adjacent to this anchorage.

(15) Anchorage No. 24. That area enclosed by coordinates starting at 40°3723.0 N., 74°0359.0 W.; to 40°3727.0 N., 74°0318.1 W.; to 40°3640.1 N., 74°0302.2 W.; to 40°3625.5 N., 74°0256.4 W.; to 40°3621.0 N., 74°0311.0 W.; to 40°3625.0 N., 74°0317.5 W.; thence back to 40°3723.0 N., 74°0359.0 W.

(i) See 33 CFR 110.155(d)(13) (ii) and (iv), (d)(16), and (l).

(ii) No vessel with a length overall of less than 800 feet (243.84 meters), or with a draft of less than 40 feet (12.192 meters) may occupy this anchorage without the prior approval of the Captain of the Port.

(16) Any vessel anchored in or intending to anchor in Federal Anchorage 20-A through 20-G, 21-A through 21-C, 23-A and 23-B, 24 or 25 must comply with the following requirements:

(i) No vessel may anchor unless it notifies the Captain of the Port when it anchors, of the vessel's name, length, draft, and its position in the anchorage.

(ii) Each vessel anchored must notify the Captain of the Port when it weighs anchor.

(iii) No vessel may conduct lightering operations unless it notifies the Captain of the Port before it begins lightering operations.

(iv) Each vessel lightering must notify the Captain of the Port at the termination of lightering.

(v) No vessel may anchor unless it maintains a bridge watch, guards and answers Channel 16 FM, and maintains an accurate position plot.

(vi) If any vessel is so close to another that a collision is probable, each vessel must communicate with the other vessel and the Captain of the Port on Channel 16 FM and shall act to eliminate the close proximity situation.

(vii) No vessel may anchor unless it maintains the capability to get underway within 30 minutes except with prior approval of the Captain of the Port.

(viii) No vessel may anchor in a “dead ship” status (propulsion or control unavailable for normal operations) without the prior approval of the Captain of the Port.

(ix) Each vessel in a “dead ship” status must engage an adequate number of tugs alongside during tide changes. A tug alongside may assume the Channel 16 FM radio guard for the vessel after it notifies the Captain of the Port.

(x) No vessel may lighter in a “dead ship” status without prior approval from the Captain of the Port.

(e) Lower Bay—(1) Anchorage No. 25. That area enclosed by coordinates starting at 40°3558.2 N., 74°0218.4 W.; to 40°3612.0 N., 74°0129.0 W.; to 40°3603.0 N., 74°0052.5 W., to 40°3457.5 N., 74°0025.0 W.; to 40°3440.0 N., 74°0103.0 W.; to 40°3453.0 N., 74°0156.1 W.; to 40°3523.9 N., 74°0204.8 W.; thence back to 40°3558.2 N., 74°0218.4 W.

(i) See 33 CFR 110.155(d)(16) and (l).

(ii) When the use of this anchorage is required by naval vessels, any commercial vessels anchored therein must move when directed by the Captain of the Port.

(iii) No vessel may occupy this anchorage for a period of time in excess of 96 hours without prior approval of the Captain of the Port.

(f) Lower Bay, Raritan Bay, Sandy Hook Bay, and Atlantic Ocean—(1) Anchorage No. 26. In Raritan and Sandy Hook Bays all waters bound by the following points: 40°3006.74 N., 074°1004.96 W.; thence to 40°2859.44 N., 074°0500.00 W.; thence to 40°2844.94 N., 074°0500.00 W.; thence to 40°2905.02 N., 074°0730.56 W.; thence to 40°2917.49 N., 074°1016.50 W.; thence to the point of origin (NAD 83).

(2) Anchorage No. 27. In the Atlantic Ocean all waters bound by the following points: 40°2849.27 N., 074°0012.13 W.; thence to 40°2852.12 N., 074°0000.56 W.; thence to 40°2840.88 N., 073°5851.95 W.; thence to 40°2557.91 N., 073°5455.56 W.; thence to 40°2345.55 N., 073°5454.89 W.; thence to 40°2345.38 N., 073°5832.10 W.; thence along the shoreline to the point of origin (NAD 83).

(3) Anchorage No. 28. In Lower Bay all waters bound by the following points: 40°3002.30 N., 074°0852.69 W.; thence to 40°2910.10 N., 074°0459.65 W.; thence to 40°2909.99 N., 074°0257.75 W.; thence to 40°3152.89 N., 074°0239.89 W.; thence to 40°3159.72 N., 074°0325.13 W.; thence to 40°3128.57 N., 074°0340.70 W.; thence to 40°3026.24 N., 074°0511.46 W.; thence to 40°3019.01 N., 074°0621.37 W.; thence to 40°3021.53 N., 074°0846.19 W.; thence to the point of origin (NAD 83).

(g)-(h) [Reserved]

(i) Arthur Kill—(1) Anchorage No. 41. The passage between Pralls Island and Staten Island included between a line running 29° from the extreme northwest point of Pralls Island to a point on Staten Island and a line from the southern point of Pralls Island to the north side of the mouth of Neck Creek at Travis, Staten Island.

(2) Anchorage No. 42. East of lines ranging from the head of the Tottenville Shipyard Company pier at Tottenville, Staten Island, to the first pier of the Outerbridge Crossing west from the Staten Island shore, thence to Arthur Kill Light 10, thence to Arthur Kill Light 14, and thence to Arthur Kill Lighted Buoy 16; and south of a line from thence to Smoking Point.

(j) Raritan Bay—(1) Anchorage No. 44. An area in Raritan Bay located at the junction of Arthur Kill and Raritan River, beginning at a point at latitude 40°3007, longitude 74°1530; thence to latitude 40°3001, longitude 74°1530; thence to latitude 40°2927, longitude 74°1506; thence to latitude 40°2924, longitude 74°1501; thence to latitude 40°2915, longitude 74°1455; thence to latitude 40°2914, longitude 74°1525; thence to latitude 40°2948, longitude 74°1548; and thence to the point of beginning.

(i) The anchorage is restricted to deep-draft vessels except that barges may moor in that portion of the anchorage southerly of latitude 40°2922.

(ii) No vessel shall occupy the deep-draft portion of the anchorage for a longer period than 48 hours without a permit from the Captain of the Port.

(2) Anchorage No. 45. West of the Raritan Bay Channel leading into Arthur Kill; north of the Raritan River Channel leading into Raritan River; and east of the Cutoff Channel between Raritan River and Arthur Kill, except that part of the said area occupied by Anchorage No. 44.

(i) Vessels must not anchor in the channel to Keyport Harbor west of lines ranging from Keyport Channel Buoy 1 to Keyport Channel Buoy 9, thence through Keyport Channel Buoys 11 and 13 to the northeast corner of the easterly steamboat wharf; and east of a line extending from a point 400 yards west of Keyport Channel Buoy 1 tangent to the west shore at the mouth of Matawan Creek.

(ii) [Reserved]

(k) [Reserved]

(l) General regulations. (1) No vessel in excess of 800 feet (243.84 meters) in length overall or 40 feet (12.192 meters) in draft may anchor unless it notifies the Captain of the Port at least 48 hours prior to entering Ambrose Channel.

(2) Except in cases of great emergency, no vessel shall be anchored in the navigable waters of the Port of New York outside of the anchorage areas established in this section, nor cast anchor within a cable or pipe line area shown on a Government chart, nor be moored, anchored, or tied up to any pier, wharf, or vessel in such manner as to obstruct or endanger the passage of any vessel in transit by, or to or from, adjacent wharves, piers, or slips.

(3) No vessel shall occupy for a longer period than 30 days, unless a permit is obtained from the Captain of the Port for that purpose, any anchorage for which the time of occupancy is not otherwise prescribed in this section. No vessel in a condition such that it is likely to sink or otherwise become a menace or obstruction to navigation or anchorage of other vessels shall occupy an anchorage except in an emergency, and then only for such period as may be permitted by the Captain of the Port.

(4) Whenever, in the opinion of the Captain of the Port, such action may be necessary, that officer may require any or all vessels in any designated anchorage area to moor with two or more anchors.

(5) Every vessel whose crew may be reduced to such number that it will not have sufficient men on board to weigh anchor at any time shall be anchored with two anchors, with mooring swivel put on before the crew shall be reduced or released, unless the Captain of the Port shall waive the requirement of a mooring swivel.

(6) Anchors of all vessels must be placed well within the anchorage areas, so that no portion of the hull or rigging shall at any time extend outside the boundaries of the anchorage area.

(7) Any vessel anchoring under circumstances of great emergency outside of the anchorage areas must be placed near the edge of the channel and in such position as not to interfere with the free navigation of the channel nor obstruct the approach to any pier nor impede the movement of any boat, and shall move away immediately after the emergency ceases, or upon notification by the Captain of the Port.

(8) Operations near commercial mooring buoys permitted by the District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

(i) No vessel shall continuously occupy a mooring when a vessel in regular traffic requires the berth or when navigation would be menaced or inconvenienced thereby.

(ii) No vessel shall moor or anchor in any anchorage in such a manner as to interfere with the use of a duly authorized mooring buoy. Nor shall any vessel moored to a buoy authorized by the District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers be moored such that any portion of that vessel comes within 50 feet of a marked or dredged channel.

(iii) No vessel shall be operated within the limits of an anchorage at speed exceeding 6 knots when in the vicinity of a moored vessel.

(iv) In an emergency the Captain of the Port may shift the position of any unattended vessel moored in or near any anchorage.

(9) Barge dispensing stations and stake boats may be anchored in such places as the Captain of the Port may designate.

(10) Upon approval of the District Engineer, Corps of Engineers, the Captain of the Port may permit wrecking plant or other vessels legally engaged in recovering sunken property, or in laying or repairing pipe lines or cables legally established, or plant engaged in dredging operations, to anchor within channels of the Port of New York. Permit issued by the Captain of the Port is not necessary for plant engaged upon works of river and harbor improvement under the supervision of the District Engineer, but the District Engineer will notify the Captain of the Port in advance of all such proposed work.

(11) Whenever the maritime or commercial interests of the United States so require, the Captain of the Port is hereby empowered to shift the position of any vessel anchored within the anchorage areas, of any vessel anchored outside the anchorage areas, of any vessel which is so moored or anchored as to impede or obstruct vessel movements in any channel or obstruct or interfere with range lights and of any vessel which, lying at the exterior end of a pier or alongside an open bulkhead, obstructs or endangers the passage of vessels in transit by, or to or from, adjacent wharf property or impedes the movements of vessels entering or leaving adjacent slips.

(12) A vessel upon being notified to move into the anchorage limits or to shift its position on anchorage grounds, shall get under way at once or signal for a tug, and shall change position as directed, with reasonable promptness.

(13) Nothing in this section shall be construed as relieving any vessel or the owner or person in charge of any vessel from the penalties of law for obstructing navigation or for obstructing or interfering with range lights, or for not complying with the navigation laws in regard to lights, fog signals, or for otherwise violating law.

(14) Any vessel prohibited by these rules from anchoring in a specific anchorage because of the vessel's length or draft may anchor in the anchorage with permission from the Captain of the Port.

(m) Anchorages for vessels carrying explosives. (1) [Reserved]

(2) Anchorage No. 49-F (emergency naval anchorage). That portion of Sandy Hook Bay bounded by a line bearing 170°, 3,800 yards, from a point bearing 281°30, 2,050 yards from Sandy Hook Light; thence 260°, 500 yards; thence 350°, 3,800 yards; thence 080°, 500 yards, to the point of beginning.

(i) This anchorage is to be used for the anchorage of naval vessels during emergencies only.

(ii) No pleasure or commercial craft shall navigate or moor within this area at any time when naval vessels which are moored in the area display a red flag by day or a red light by night.

(3) Anchorage No. 49-G (naval anchorage). That portion of Sandy Hook Bay bounded by a line bearing 208°, 1,350 yards, from a point bearing 292°30, 3,600 yards, from Sandy Hook Light; thence 298°, 620 yards; thence 002°, 1,250 yards; thence 107°, 1,150 yards, to the point of beginning.

(i) No pleasure or commercial craft shall navigate or moor within this area at any time when vessels which are moored in the area display a red flag by day or a red light by night.

(n) Regulations for explosive anchorages. (1) Anchorages Nos. 49-F and 49-G are reserved for vessels carrying explosives. All vessels carrying explosives shall be within these areas when anchored, except as provided in paragraph (n)(6) of this section.

(2) A written permit shall be obtained from the Captain of the Port before vessels carrying explosives, or on which explosives are to be loaded, may proceed to the anchorages provided for them; and no vessel shall occupy a berth in such anchorage except by authority of such permit, which permit may be revoked at any time.

(3) Vessels used in connection with loading or unloading explosives on vessels in anchorage areas, including tugs and stevedore boats, shall carry a written permit from the Captain of the Port. The Captain of the Port may, in his discretion, require every person having business on board vessels which are being loaded with explosives, other than members of the crew, to have a pass from the Captain of the Port in such form as he shall prescribe. Such permit or pass shall be shown whenever required by him or by his authorized agents.

(4) Whenever any vessel not fitted with mechanical power anchors in the explosives anchorages while carrying explosives, the Captain of the Port may require the attendance of a tug upon such vessel when in his judgment such action is necessary.

(5) Vessels carrying explosives shall comply with the general regulations in paragraph (l) of this section when applicable.

(6) The District Engineer, Corps of Engineers, may authorize, in writing, a vessel carrying explosives for use on river and harbor works or on other work under Federal permit issued by the District Engineer to anchor in or near the vicinity of such work without a permit from the Captain of the Port. The District Engineer will prescribe the quantities of such explosives allowed on such vessel and the conditions under which they are to be stored and handled, and will furnish the Captain of the Port with a copy of such safety instructions together with a copy of his written authorization.

(7) Every vessel loading, unloading, transporting, or containing explosives shall display by day a red flag at least 16 square feet in area at its masthead, or at least 10 feet above the upper deck if the vessel has no mast, and shall display by night a red light in the same position specified for the flag.

(8) When local regulations of any place require previous local authority for the transfer of explosives or fireworks between vessels or between a vessel and a wharf or other place ashore, the Captain of the Port will permit the removal from the anchorage of such vessel containing explosives to any place covered by such local regulations only when he is satisfied that the required local authority has been granted.

Note: The anchorage in this section are regulated under Title I, Ports and Waterways Safety Act of 1972 as stated in §110.1a(a) of this part. The penalties for violating regulations under this Act are stated in §110.1a(b) of this part.

[CGFR 67-46, 32 FR 17728, Dec. 12, 1967]

Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting §110.155, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids section of the printed volume and at www.govinfo.gov.

§110.156   Randall Bay, Freeport, Long Island, N.Y.

(a) The anchorage grounds. Southward of a line 312 feet south of and parallel to the south side of Casino Street; eastward of a line 215 feet east of and parallel to the east side of West Side Avenue, said line extending southerly to a point 233 feet north of the prolonged north side of Clinton Street; northeastward of a line from the last-mentioned point to a point 243 feet southerly of the prolonged south side of Clinton Street and 210 feet east of the east side of Prospect Street; eastward of a line 210 feet east of and parallel to the east side of Prospect Street; northward of a line 25 feet north of and parallel to the prolonged north side of Suffolk Street; westward of a line 210 feet west of and parallel to the west side of South Long Beach Avenue, said line extending northerly to a point 222 feet south of the prolonged south side of Queens Street; southwestward of a line from the last-mentioned point to a point 74 feet northerly of the prolonged north side of Queens Street and 120 feet west of the west side of Roosevelt Avenue; and westward of a line 120 feet west of and parallel to the west side of Roosevelt Avenue.

(b) The regulations. (1) When applied for, a berth in this anchorage, if available, may be assigned to any vessel by the Captain of the Port of Long Island Sound.

(2) The Captain of the Port is authorized to issue permits for maintaining mooring buoys within the anchorage. The method of anchoring these buoys shall be as prescribed by the Captain of the Port.

(3) No vessel shall anchor in the anchorage in such manner as to interfere with the use of a duly authorized mooring buoy.

(4) No vessel shall be navigated within the anchorage at a speed exceeding six knots.

(5) In case of emergencies, the Captain of the Port is authorized to shift the position of any unattended vessel moored in or near the anchorage.

[CGFR 67-46, 32 FR 17728, Dec. 12, 1967, as amended by USCG-2012-0306, 77 FR 37313, June 21, 2012]

§110.157   Delaware Bay and River.

(a) The anchorage grounds—(1) Anchorage A off the entrance to the Mispillion River. In Delaware Bay southwest of Brandywine Channel beginning at latitude 38°5357 N., longitude 75°0800 W., thence northwesterly to latitude 39°0122 N., longitude 75°1325 W., thence southwesterly to latitude 39°0049 N., longitude 75°1457 W., thence southeasterly to latitude 38°5322 N., longitude 75°0926 W., thence northeasterly to the point of beginning. Supervision over the anchoring of vessels and over all cargo transfer operations in Anchorage A is exercised by the Captain of the Port, Philadelphia. The regulations of paragraphs (b)(1) and (b)(2) of this section do not apply to this anchorage.

(2) Anchorage 1 off Bombay Hook Point. On the southwest side of the channel along Liston Range, in the waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongitude
39°1714.0 N075°2221.0 W
39°1655.2 N075°2250.5 W
39°2034.1 N075°2656.8 W
39°2053.5 N075°2628.0 W

(DATUM: NAD 83)

(3) Anchorage 2 northwest of Artificial Island. On the east side of the channel along Reedy Island Range, bounded as follows: Beginning at a point bearing 105° from the northernmost point of Reedy Island, 167 yards easterly of the east edge of the channel along Reedy Island Range; thence 105°, 800 yards; thence 195°, 4,500 yards; thence 285°, 800 yards to a point (approximately latitude 39°2858, longitude 75°3337) opposite the intersection of Reedy Island and Baker Ranges; and thence 15°, 4,500 yards, to the point of beginning.

(4) Anchorage 3 southeast of Reedy Point. Southeast of the entrance to the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal at Reedy Point, in the waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongitude
39°3309.0 N075°3238.0 W
39°3234.6 N075°3238.2 W
39°3129.0 N075°3301.0 W
39°3131.8 N075°3316.2 W
39°3214.6 N075°3308.3 W
39°3309.0 N075°3310.0 W

(DATUM: NAD 83)

(5) Anchorage 4 north of Reedy Point. North of the entrance to the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal at Reedy Point, on the west side of the river, bounded as follows: Beginning at a point (approximately latitude 39°3351, longitude 75°3335) 344°58 true, 160 yards from Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Light 2; thence 306°26, 1,442 yards; thence 36°26, 377 yards; thence 126°26, 1,442 yards; thence 216°26, 377 yards to the point of beginning.

(6) Anchorage 5 southeast of Pea Patch Island. On the northeast side of the channel along New Castle Range, bounded as follows: Beginning at latitude 39°3428, longitude 75°3306; thence 334°, 2,343 yards; thence 64°, 512 yards; thence 154°, 2,343 yards; and thence 244°, 512 yards, to the point of beginning.

(7) Anchorage 6 off Deepwater Point. East of the entrance to Christina River, in the waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongitude
39°4300.0 N075°3020.0 W
39°4251.5 N075°2944.9 W
39°4205.4 N075°3025.2 W
39°4147.3 N075°3037.5 W
39°4134.7 N075°3039.9 W
39°4136.6 N075°3051.1 W

(DATUM: NAD 83)

(8) Anchorage 7 off Marcus Hook. (i) On the southeast side of the channel along Marcus Hook Range, bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongtitude
39°4917.254 N75°2250.0994 W
39°4839.984 N75°2317.238 W
39°4745.309 N75°2501.278 W
39°4743.111 N75°2600.186 W

(DATUM: NAD 83)

(ii) A vessel that is arriving from or departing for sea and that requires an examination by public health, customs, or immigration authorities shall anchor in the preferential area of this anchorage designated for the use of vessels awaiting quarantine inspection, this area being the waters bounded by the arc of a circle with a radius of 366 yards and with the center located at:

LatitudeLongtitude
39°4846.334 N75°2326.881 W

(DATUM: NAD 83)

(iii) Should the remainder of the anchorage be in use, the preferential area, when available, may be used by vessels not subject to quarantine inspection.

(9) Anchorage 8 off Thompson Point. On the south side of the channel along Tinicum Range, between Thompson Point and the east side of Crab Point, in the waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongitude
39°5052.0 N075°1823.0 W
39°5051.1 N075°1741.0 W
39°5044.5 N075°1741.6 W
39°5046.0 N075°1823.0 W

(DATUM: NAD 83)

(10) Anchorage 9 near entrance to Mantua Creek. On the southeast side of the channel along Mifflin Range, bounded as follows: Beginning at a point on the southeast edge of the channel at longitude 75°1426; thence northeasterly along the edge of the channel to longitude 75°1201.5; thence 203°30, 933 yards; thence 233°30, 3,058 yards; and thence 263°30, 933 yards, to the point of beginning. Vessels must not cast anchor in this anchorage in such manner as to interfere unreasonably with the passage of other vessels to and from Mantua Creek.

(11) Anchorage 10 at Naval Base, Philadelphia. On the north side of the channel along Eagle Point Range, bounded as follows: Beginning off of the southeasterly corner of Pier 1 at 39°5307 N., 075°1030 W., thence south to the to the north edge of the channel along Eagle Point Range to 39°5258 N., 075°1029 W., thence east along the edge of the channel to 39°5256 N., 075°0953 W., thence north to 39°5307 N., 075°0954 W., thence continuing west to the beginning point at 39°5307 N., 075°1030 W. These coordinates are based on WGS 84.

(12) Anchorage 11 at Gloucester. (i) East of the channel south of the Walt Whitman Bridge at Gloucester, in the waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongitude
39°5410.0 N075°0745.0 W
39°5409.4 N075°0743.0 W
39°5403.0 N075°0741.0 W
39°5330.5 N075°0757.7 W
39°5309.6 N075°0817.0 W
39°5336.6 N075°0800.6 W

(DATUM: NAD 83)

(ii) The area between Pier 124 S and 122 S, along the west side of the Delaware River, is restricted to facilitate vessel movements. The areas adjacent to working piers are restricted to facilitate the movement of vessels to and from these piers. Should the anchorage become so congested that vessels are compelled to anchor in these restricted areas, they must move immediately when another berth is available.

(13) Anchorage 12 between Gloucester and Camden. (i) East of the channel beginning north of the Walt Whitman Bridge at Gloucester and ending south of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge at Camden, bounded as follows: Beginning at a point at latitude 39°5426.0 N, longitude 75°0741 W, bounded on the west by a line perpendicular to the channel, 210 yards from the east edge of the channel, 5,536 yards north to a point at latitude 39°5705.0 N, longitude 75°0804.2 W, and then bounded by a line connecting the following points, connecting to the point of beginning:

LatitudeLongitude
39°5704.3 N075°0757.3 W
39°5651.7 N075°0801.3 W
39°5635.5 N075°0803.1 W
39°5602.8 N075°0802.0 W
39°5534.7 N075°0754.5 W
39°5445.7 N075°0732.5 W
39°5433.8 N075°0732.9 W
39°5425.2 N075°0736.1 W

(DATUM: NAD 83)

(ii) The area between No. 2 Broadway pier and No. 1 Broadway pier is restricted to facilitate vessel movements. The areas adjacent to working piers are restricted to facilitate the movement of vessels to and from these piers. Should the anchorage become so congested that vessels are compelled to anchor in these restricted areas, they must move immediately when another berth is available.

(14) Anchorage 13 at Camden. East of the channel, north of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge to Cooper Point, Camden, NJ, in the waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongitude
39°5717.0 N075°0758.0 W
39°5722.3 N075°0755.9 W
39°5732.0 N075°0749.4 W
39°5739.2 N075°0739.7 W
39°5734.9 N075°0734.7 W
39°5721.2 N075°0749.8 W
39°5715.1 N075°0752.7 W

(15) Anchorage 14 opposite Port Richmond. On the southeast side of the channel, north of Petty Island, bounded as follows: Beginning at a point on the southeast edge of the channel at longitude 75°0543; thence 163°, 248 yards; thence 253°, 1,978 yards, to the southeast edge of the channel; and thence northeasterly along the edge of the channel to the point of beginning. Vessels having a draft of less than 20 feet must anchor southwest of Pier No. 11, Port Richmond. The area off the Cities Service Oil Company wharves, Petty Island, shall be restricted to facilitate the movement of vessels to and from the wharves.

(16) Anchorage 15 off northeasterly end of Petty Island. On the southeast side of the channel, bounded as follows: Beginning at a point on the southeast edge of the channel at longitude 75°0534.7; thence northeasterly along the southeast edge of the channel to longitude 75°0509.5; thence 171°, 198 yards; thence 260°30, 667 yards; and thence 351°, 198 yards, to the point of beginning. When necessary, this anchorage will be reserved for vessels under the custody of the United States, at which time other vessels may be required by the Captain of the Port to shift position.

(17) Anchorage 16 between Port Richmond and Five Mile Point. On the northwest side of the channel, bounded as follows: Beginning at a point on the northwest edge of the channel at longitude 75°0535; thence northeasterly along the edge of the channel to longitude 75°0420; thence 328°, 125 yards; thence 243°, 450 yards; thence 251°, 475 yards; thence 257°, 1,042 yards; thence 174°30, 122 yards, to the point of beginning. When necessary, this anchorage will be reserved for vessels under the custody of the United States, at which time other vessels may be required by the Captain of the Port to shift position.

(b) General regulations. (1) Except in cases of great emergency, no vessel shall be anchored in Delaware Bay and River between Ship John Light and The Pennsylvania Railroad Company bridge at Delair, New Jersey, outside of the anchorage areas established in this section, or within a cable or pipe line area shown on a Government chart, or be moored, anchored, or tied up to any pier, wharf, or other vessel in such manner as to obstruct or endanger the passage of any vessel. When an emergent condition exists due to congestion in the prescribed anchorage areas in the Delaware River, the Captain of the Port may authorize the anchorage of vessels in locations other than the prescribed areas. Vessels so anchored must not be anchored within the channel limits. Any vessel anchored outside of the prescribed anchorage limits must move to a prescribed anchorage area when space becomes available.

(2) No vessel shall occupy any prescribed anchorage for a longer period than 48 hours without a permit from the Captain of the Port. Vessels expecting to be at anchor for more than 48 hours shall obtain a permit from the Captain of the Port for that purpose. No vessel in such condition that it is likely to sink or otherwise become a menace or obstruction to navigation or anchorage of other vessels shall occupy an anchorage except in an emergency, and then only for such period as may be permitted by the Captain of the Port.

(3) Whenever, in the opinion of the Captain of the Port such action may be necessary, he may require any or all vessels in any designated anchorage area to moor with two or more anchors.

(4) [Reserved]

(5) Anchors shall be placed well within the anchorage areas, so that no portion of the hull or rigging will at any time extend outside of the anchorage area.

(6) Light-draft barges using the anchorages shall be anchored away from the deeper portions of the anchorages, so as not to interfere with the anchoring of deep-draft vessels. Any barges towed in tandem to an anchorage area shall be bunched together when anchoring.

(7) Upon approval of the District Engineer, Corps of Engineers, the Captain of the Port may permit wrecking plant or other vessels legally engaged in recovering sunken property, or in laying or repairing pipe lines or cables, or plant engaged in dredging operations, to anchor in channels. Such permission is not necessary for plant engaged upon works of river and harbor improvement under the supervision of the District Engineer, but the District Engineer will notify the Captain of the Port in advance of all such proposed work.

(8) [Reserved]

(9) A vessel upon being notified to shift its position shall get under way at once or signal for a tug and shall change position as directed with reasonable promptness.

(10) Nothing in this section shall be construed as relieving any vessel or the owner or person in charge of any vessel from the penalties of law for obstructing navigation or for obstructing or interfering with range lights, or for not complying with the laws relating to lights and fog signals or other navigation laws and regulations.

(11) Annually from September 1 until December 31, additional requirements and restrictions in this paragraph for the use of anchorages defined in paragraphs (a)(7), (a)(8), and (a)(10) of this section apply.

(i) Before anchoring in Anchorage 7 off Marcus Hook, as described in paragraph (a)(8) of this section, a vessel must first obtain permission from the Captain of the Port, Philadelphia, at least 24 hours in advance of arrival. Permission to anchor will be granted on a “first-come, first-served” basis. The Captain of the Port, Philadelphia, will allow only one vessel at a time to be at anchor in Anchorage 7, and no vessel may remain within Anchorage 7 for more than 12 hours. Any vessel arriving from or departing to sea that requires an examination by the public health service, customs or immigration authorities will be directed to an anchorage for the required inspection by the Captain of the Port on a case-by-case basis.

(ii) For Anchorage 6 off Deepwater Point, as described in paragraph (a)(7) of this section, and Anchorage 9 as described in paragraph (a)(10) of this section.

(A) Any vessel 700 feet or greater in length requesting anchorage shall obtain permission from the Captain of the Port, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at least 24 hours in advance.

(B) Any vessel from 700 to 750 feet in length shall have one tug alongside at all times while the vessel is at anchor.

(C) Any vessel greater than 750 feet in length shall have two tugs alongside at all times while the vessel is at anchor.

(D) The Master, owner or operator of a vessel at anchor shall ensure that any tug required by this section is of sufficient horsepower to assist with necessary maneuvers to keep the vessel clear of the navigation channel.

(iii) As used in this section, Captain of the Port means the Commander of Sector Delaware Bay or any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer who has been authorized by the Captain of the Port to act on his behalf. The Captain of the Port may be contacted by telephone at (215) 271-4807 or via VHF marine band radio, channel 16.

(c) Regulations for vessels carrying and handling explosives. (1) All vessels carrying explosives as defined in and subject to Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 171 through 177, or on which such explosives are to be loaded, shall obtain a permit from the Captain of the Port, except as provided in paragraph (c)(5) of this section. The maximum amount of explosives for which a permit is required in 49 CFR Parts 171 through 177, which may be carried or loaded at any time by a vessel shall not exceed 800 tons, except in cases of great emergency or by special permit from the Captain of the Port. This written permit shall be obtained from the Captain of the Port before vessels carrying explosives or on which explosives are to be loaded within the weight limit specified in paragraph (c)(1) of this section, may anchor in any anchorge. Permits will not be issued for Anchorage 2 under any circumstances. Such permit may be revoked at any time. All vessels used in connection with loading, or unloading explosives shall carry written permits from the Captain of the Port, and shall show such permit whenever required by him or his representative.

(2) Vessels handling explosives shall be anchored so as to be at least 2,200 feet from any other vessel, but the number of vessels which may anchor in an anchorage at any one time shall be at the discretion of the Captain of the Port. This provision is not intended to prohibit barges or lighters from tying up alongside the vessels for the transfer of cargo.

(3) Whenever a vessel or barge not mechanically self-propelled anchors while carrying explosives or while awaiting the loading of explosives, the Captain of the Port may require the attendance of a tug upon such vessel or barge when in his judgment such action is necessary.

(4) Fishing and navigation are prohibited within an anchorage whenever occupied by an anchored vessel displaying a red flag.

(5) The District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, may authorize, in writing, a vessel carrying explosives for use on river and harbor works or on other work under Department of the Army permit, to anchor in or near the vicinity of such work. The Captain of the Port will prescribe the conditions under which explosives shall be stored and handled in such cases.

(6) Vessels carrying explosives or on which explosives are to be loaded, within the weight limit specified in paragraph (c)(1) of this section, shall comply with the general regulations in paragraph (b) of this section when applicable.

(7) Nothing in this section shall be construed as relieving any vessel or the owner or person-in-charge of any vessel, and all others concerned, of the duties and responsibilities imposed upon them to comply with the regulations governing the handling, loading or discharging of explosives entitled “Subchapter C—Hazardous Materials Regulations” (49 CFR Parts 171 through 177).

[CGFR 67-46, 32 FR 17728, Dec. 12, 1967]

Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting §110.157, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids section of the printed volume and at www.govinfo.gov.

§110.158   Baltimore Harbor, MD.

(a) Anchorage Grounds—(1) No. 1, general anchorage. (i) All waters of the Patapsco River, bounded by a line connecting the following points:

      
LatitudeLongitude
39°1513.51 N76°3407.76 W
39°1511.01 N76°3411.69 W
39°1452.98 N76°3352.67 W
39°1447.90 N76°3340.73 W

(ii) No vessel shall remain in this anchorage for more than 12 hours without permission from the Captain of the Port.

(2) Anchorage No. 2, general anchorage. (i) All waters of the Patapsco River, bounded by a line connecting the following points:

      
LatitudeLongitude
39°1450.06 N76°3329.86 W
39°1457.53 N76°3337.74 W
39°1508.56 N76°3337.66 W
39°1515.77 N76°3328.81 W
39°1518.87 N76°3312.82 W
39°1517.71 N76°3309.09 W
39°1450.35 N76°3240.43 W
39°1445.28 N76°3248.68 W
39°1446.27 N76°3249.69 W
39°1443.76 N76°3253.63 W
39°1457.51 N76°3308.14 W
39°1455.60 N76°3311.14 W
39°1459.42 N76°3315.17 W

(ii) No vessel shall remain in this anchorage for more than 72 hours without permission from the Captain of the Port.

(3) Anchorage No. 3A, general anchorage. (i) All waters of the Patapsco River, bounded by a line connecting the following points:

      
LatitudeLongitude
39°1415.66 N76°3253.59 W
39°1432.48 N76°3311.31 W
39°1446.27 N76°3249.69 W
39°1432.50 N76°3235.18 W
39°1422.37 N76°3243.07 W

(ii) No vessel shall remain in this anchorage for more than 24 hours without permission from the Captain of the Port.

(4) Anchorage No. 3B, general anchorage. (i) All waters of the Patapsco River, bounded by a line connecting the following points:

      
LatitudeLongitude
39°1432.48 N76°3311.31 W
39°1446.23 N76°3325.83 W
39°1457.51 N76°3308.14 W
39°1443.76 N76°3253.63 W

(ii) No vessel shall remain in this anchorage for more than 24 hours without permission from the Captain of the Port.

(5) Anchorage No. 3C, general anchorage. (i) All waters of the Patapsco River, bounded by a line connecting the following points:

      
LatitudeLongitude
39°1446.23 N76°3325.83 W
39°1450.06 N76°3329.86 W
39°1459.42 N76°3315.17 W
39°1455.60 N76°3311.14 W

(ii) No vessel shall remain in this anchorage for more than 72 hours without permission from the Captain of the Port.

(6) Anchorage No. 4, general anchorage. (i) All waters of the Patapsco River, bounded by a line connecting the following points:

      
LatitudeLongitude
39°1352.92 N76°3229.60 W
39°1404.38 N76°3241.69 W
39°1409.35 N76°3239.89 W
39°1417.96 N76°3226.44 W
39°1405.32 N76°3213.09 W
39°1400.05 N76°3217.77 W

(ii) No vessel shall remain in this anchorage for more than 24 hours without permission from the Captain of the Port.

(7) Anchorage No. 5, general anchorage. (i) All waters of the Patapsco River, bounded by a line connecting the following points:

      
LatitudeLongitude
39°1407.89 N76°3258.23 W
39°1334.82 N76°3223.66 W
39°1322.25 N76°3228.90 W
39°1321.20 N76°3311.94 W

(ii) No vessel shall remain in this anchorage for more than 72 hours without permission from the Captain of the Port.

(8) Anchorage No. 6, general anchorage. (i) All waters of the Patapsco River, bounded by a line connecting the following points:

      
LatitudeLongitude
39°1342.98 N76°3219.11 W
39°1320.65 N76°3155.58 W
39°1334.00 N76°3133.50 W
39°1401.95 N76°3202.65 W
39°1351.01 N76°3218.71 W

(ii) No vessel shall remain in this anchorage for more than 72 hours without permission from the Captain of the Port.

(9) Anchorage No. 7, Dead ship anchorage. (i) All waters of Curtis Bay, bounded by a line connecting the following points:

      
LatitudeLongitude
39°1300.40 N76°3410.40 W
39°1313.40 N76°3410.81 W
39°1313.96 N76°3405.02 W
39°1314.83 N76°3329.80 W
39°1300.40 N76°3329.90 W

(ii) The primary use of this anchorage is to lay up dead ships. Such use has priority over other uses. Permission from the Captain of the Port must be obtained prior to the use of this anchorage for more than 72 hours.

(b) Definitions. As used in this section—

Certain dangerous cargo means certain dangerous cargo as defined in §160.202 of this chapter.

COTP means Captain of the Port Sector Maryland—National Capital Region.

(c) General regulations. (1) Except as otherwise provided, this section applies to vessels over 20 meters long and all vessels carrying or handling certain dangerous cargo while anchored in an anchorage ground described in this section.

(2) Except in cases where unforeseen circumstances create conditions of imminent peril, or with the permission of the Captain of the Port, no vessel shall be anchored in Baltimore Harbor or the Patapsco River outside of the anchorage areas established in this section for more than 24 hours. No vessel shall anchor within a tunnel, cable or pipeline area shown on a government chart. No vessel shall be moored, anchored, or tied up to any pier, wharf, or other vessel in such manner as to extend into established channel limits. No vessel shall be positioned so as to obstruct or endanger the passage of any other vessel.

(3) Except in an emergency, a vessel that is likely to sink or otherwise become an obstruction to navigation or the anchoring of other vessels may not occupy an anchorage, unless the vessel obtains permission from the Captain of the Port.

(4) Upon notification by the Captain of the Port to shift its position, a vessel at anchor must get underway and shall move to its new designated position within two hours after notification.

(5) The Captain of the Port may prescribe specific conditions for vessels anchoring within the anchorages described in this section, including, but not limited to, the number and location of anchors, scope of chain, readiness of engineering plant and equipment, usage of tugs, and requirements for maintaining communication guards on selected radio frequencies.

(6) No vessel at anchor or at a mooring within an anchorage may transfer oil to or from another vessel unless the vessel has given the Captain of the Port the four hours advance notice required by §156.118 of this chapter.

(7) No vessel shall anchor in a “dead ship” status (propulsion or control unavailable for normal operations) without prior approval of the Captain of the Port.

[USCG-2017-0181, 84 FR 16780, Apr. 23, 2019]

§110.159   Annapolis Harbor, MD.

(a) The Anchorage Grounds—(1) Naval Anchorage for Deep Draft Vessels. In the Chesapeake Bay, bounded on the north by latitude 38°5800; on the east by a line bearing 203° from latitude 38°5800, longitude 76°2400; on the south by latitude 38°5630; and on the west by a line bearing 139° from Greenbury Point Shoal Light. This anchorage is reserved for deep draft naval vessels. Berths in the area will be assigned on application to the Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy.

(2) Middle Ground Anchorage. Beginning at a point in the Severn River 139°, 620 yards from Triton Light (located at the intersection of the northeast and southeast seawall of the Naval Academy grounds); thence easterly to a point 112°30, 970 yards from Triton Light; thence southeasterly to a point 274°, 1,045 yards from the radio tower at the tip of Greenbury Point; thence south-southeasterly to a point 233°30, 925 yards from the radio tower at the tip of Greenbury Point; thence west to a point 295°, 1,015 yards from Greenbury Point Shoal Light: thence northwesterly to the point of beginning.

(3) South Anchorage. In the Severn River, beginning at a point on the shoreline at Horn Point, Eastport, 168°, 1,190 yards from Triton Light; thence east to a point 294°, 1,075 yards from Greenbury Point Shoal Light; thence northwest to a point 143°, 595 yards from Triton Light; thence westerly to a point 209°, 700 yards from Triton Light; thence 180° to a point on the shoreline at Eastport. No vessel shall anchor within 100 feet of any wharf, marine railway, or other structure without the permission of the owner thereof.

(4) Naval Anchorage for Small Craft. In the Severn River, beginning at a point 80 feet off the southeast seawall of the Naval Academy bearing 132° from Triton Light; thence easterly to a point 072°30, 285 yards from Triton Light; thence southeasterly to a point 109°, 785 yards from Triton Light; thence westerly to a point 211°, 537 yards from Triton Light; thence northwesterly to a point 45 yards off the southeast seawall of the Naval Academy bearing 214°, 535 yards from Triton Light; thence northeasterly to the point of beginning. Except in the case of emergency, no vessel shall be anchored in this area without the permission of the Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy. Anchorages will be assigned upon request to the Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy.

(5) Spa Creek Anchorage. In Spa Creek, those waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongtitude
38°5837.3 N76°2848.1 W
38°5836.1 N76°2857.8 W
38°5831.6 N76°2903.3 W
38°5826.7 N76°2859.5 W

Datum: NAD 83

Note: The City Council of Annapolis has promulgated local ordinances to the control building of structures, and mooring and anchorage of vessels in anchorages (a)(3), and (a)(5). These local ordinances will be enforced by the local Harbor Master.

(b) The regulations. (1) Except in the case of emergency, no vessel shall be anchored in the area to the north and east of the Annapolis Channel bounded on the east by Greenbury Point; on the south by a line bearing 270° from the southern tip of Greenbury Point; on the west by the Annapolis Channel; on the north by the southern boundry of the cable area and the shoreline of the Government reservation and Carr Creek.

(2) Except in the case of emergency, no vessel shall be anchored in Annapolis Harbor to the westward of the dredged channel and northward of the southern boundry of the South Anchorage outside of the established anchorage areas, except in Spa Creek and the area to the southwestward of the Naval anchorage for small craft. No vessel shall be so anchored that any part of the vessel extends at any time within this area. Any vessel anchoring, under great emergency, within this area shall be placed as close to an anchorage area as practicable, and shall move away immediately after the emergency ceases.

(3) No vessel shall be anchored in the cable and pipeline area, lying between the Naval Academy and the Naval Ship Research and Development Laboratory and having the following limits: Southeastern limit, from Triton Light 072° to white “Cable Crossing” sign at the Naval Ship Research and Development Laboratory; northwestern limit, a line bearing 054° from the Capitol Dome.

(4) Except in the case of emergency, no vessel shall be anchored, without permission of the Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy, in the Naval Academy Drill area described as follows:

That portion of the Severn River lying to the northeastward of the Naval Academy, bounded on the north by the State Highway Bridge and on the south by the northern limit of the cable and pipeline area, excluding that area off the eastern shoreline enclosed by a line bearing approximately 131° from the eastern abutment of the State Highway Bridge to the vicinity of Ferry Point. This drill area also includes the lower part of Dorseys Creek below the Naval Academy Drawbridge. Requests to anchor in this drill area shall be made to the Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy.

(5) The restrictions in this section do not apply to the anchoring or marking by buoys of apparatus used for the purpose of taking seafood, except within the cable or pipeline area described in paragraph (b)(3) of this section.

(6) The regulations in paragraph (b) of this section shall be enforced by the Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy, and such agencies as he may designate.

[CGFR 68-97, 34 FR 9677, June 20, 1969, as amended by CGD 05-81-15R, 47 FR 29658, 29659, July 8, 1982; CGD05-93-103, 60 FR 27696, May 25, 1995; 60 FR 45776, Sept. 1, 1995]

§110.166   York River, Va., naval anchorage.

(a) The anchorage grounds. Between Yorktown and the Naval Mine Depot, beginning at latitude 37°1534, longitude 76°3125; thence to latitude 37°1525, longitude 76°3139.5; thence to latitude 37°1621.5, longitude 76°3246; thence to latitude 37°1707.5, longitude 76°3417; thence to latitude 37°1755, longitude 76°3514.5; thence to latitude 37°1805, longitude 76°3501; thence to latitude 37°1720, longitude 76°3407; thence to latitude 37°1633.5, longitude 76°3234, and thence to the point of beginning.

(b) The regulations. This anchorage is reserved for the exclusive use of naval vessels and except in cases of emergency, no other vessel shall anchor therein without permission from the local naval authorities, obtained through the Captain of the Port, Norfolk, Virginia. Movement of vessels through the anchorage will not be restricted.

§110.168   Hampton Roads, Virginia and adjacent waters (Datum: NAD 83).

(a) Anchorage Grounds—(1) Anchorage A [Naval Anchorage]. The waters bounded by the shoreline and a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongitude
36°5536.2 N76°0246.3 W
36°5703.3 N76°0301.4 W
36°5645.5 N76°0128.8 W
36°5555.7 N76°0135.7 W

(2) Chesapeake Bay, Thimble Shoals Channel Anchorages—(i) Anchorage B [Naval Anchorage]. The waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongitude
36°5758.5 N76°0605.8 W
36°5711.5 N76°0300.9 W
36°5549.3 N76°0312.8 W
36°5632.3 N76°0605.8 W
36°5704.5 N76°0605.8 W
36°5709.0 N76°0623.3 W

(ii) Anchorage C [Naval Anchorage]. The waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongitude
36°5855.3 N76°0940.3 W
36°5819.3 N76°0716.8 W
36°5727.5 N76°0736.3 W
36°5804.5 N76°0958.8 W

(iii) Anchorage D [Naval Anchorage]. The waters bounded by the shoreline and a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongitude
36°5549.5 N76°1031.6 W
36°5804.5 N76°1000.9 W
36°5731.7 N76°0753.6 W
36°5524.6 N76°0827.6 W

(iv) Anchorage E [Commercial Explosives Anchorage]. The waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongitude
36°5959.2 N76°1345.8 W
36°5908.7 N76°1032.6 W
36°5813.5 N76°1050.6 W
36°5902.5 N76°1408.9 W

(v) Explosives Handling Berth E-1 [Explosives Anchorage Berth]. The waters bounded by the arc of a circle with a radius of 500 yards and the center located at:

LatitudeLongitude
36°5905.5 N76°1121.8 W

(3) Hampton Roads Anchorages—(i) Anchorage F, Hampton Bar. The waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongitude
36°5925.5 N76°2005.8 W
36°5952.1 N76°1910.8 W
36°5925.7 N76°1847.3 W
36°5849.6 N76°1932.6 W

(ii) Anchorage Berth F-1. The waters bounded by the arc of a circle with a radius of 500 yards and the center located at:

LatitudeLongitude
36°5929.6 N76°1913.9 W

(iii) Anchorage G, Hampton Flats (Naval Explosives Anchorage). The waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongitude
36°5925.0 N76°2007.0 W
36°5849.1 N76°1933.8 W
36°5741.4 N76°2107.7 W
36°5734.6 N76°2126.7 W
36°5731.1 N76°2201.9 W
36°5807.0 N76°2203.0 W
36°5854.8 N76°2142.6 W

(iv) Explosives Handling Berth G-1. The waters bounded by the arc of a circle with a radius of 500 yards and the center located at:

LatitudeLongitude
36°5750.5 N76°2135.8 W

(v) Explosives Handling Berth G-2. The waters bounded by the arc of a circle with a radius of 500 yards and the center located at:

LatitudeLongitude
36°5814.5 N76°2100.3 W

(vi) Explosives Handling Berth G-3. The waters bounded by the arc of a circle with a radius of 500 yards and with the center located at:

LatitudeLongitude
36°5834.2 N76°2031.4 W

(vii) Explosives Handling Berth G-4. The waters bounded by the arc of a circle with a radius of 500 yards and with the center located at:

Latitude Longitude
36°5854.9 N76°2003.2 W

(viii) Anchorage H, Newport News Bar. The waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongitude
36°5738.8 N76°2418.5 W
36°5752.3 N76°2229.7 W
36°5807.4 N76°2201.8 W
36°5731.6 N76°2200.6 W
36°5718.7 N76°2410.1 W

(4) James River Anchorages—(i) Anchorage I, Newport News. The waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongitude
36°5849.0 N76°2709.8 W
36°5835.9 N76°2637.2 W
36°5752.2 N76°2601.6 W
36°5731.1 N76°2533.3 W
36°5707.2 N76°2443.1 W
36°5623.1 N76°2426.8 W
36°5603.5 N76°2435.8 W
36°5754.2 N76°2640.3 W
36°5823.5 N76°2709.8 W

(ii) Anchorage Berth I-1. The waters bounded by the arc of a circle with a radius of 400 yards and the center located at:

LatitudeLongitude
36°5709.0 N76°2520.4 W

(iii) Anchorage Berth I-2. The waters bounded by the arc of a circle with a radius of 400 yards and with the center located at:

LatitudeLongitude
36°5723.8 N76°2546.0 W

(iv) Anchorage J, Newport News Middle Ground. The waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongitude
36°5559.9 N76°2211.7 W
36°5559.9 N76°2400.0 W
36°5625.3 N76°2348.0 W
36°5710.2 N76°2409.9 W
36°5712.0 N76°2347.3 W
36°5638.5 N76°2139.1 W
36°5638.5 N76°2047.0 W

(v) Anchorage K, Newport News Middle Ground. The waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongitude
36°5756.4 N76°2030.5 W
36°5708.5 N76°2031.0 W
36°5648.8 N76°2022.5 W
36°5645.0 N76°2032.0 W
36°5645.0 N76°2137.7 W
36°5714.1 N76°2329.1 W
36°5728.1 N76°2111.7 W

(vi) Anchorage Berth K-1. The waters bounded by the arc of a circle with a radius of 400 yards and with the center located at:

LatitudeLongitude
36°5730.5 N76°2045.3 W

(vii) Anchorage Berth K-2. The waters bounded by the arc of a circle with a radius of 400 yards and with the center located at:

LatitudeLongitude
36°5716.8 N76°2109.5 W

(viii) Anchorage Berth L, Craney Island Flats. The waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongitude
36°5559.9 N76°2211.7 W
36°5638.5 N76°2045.5 W
36°5630.0 N76°2024.3 W
36°5604.2 N76°2026.2 W

(5) Elizabeth River Anchorages. (i) Anchorage M, Port Norfolk. The waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongitude
36°5145.7 N76°1931.5 W
36°5145.8 N76°1920.7 W
36°5137.8 N76°1924.3 W
36°5132.5 N76°1931.1 W
36°5140.7 N76°1937.3 W
36°5145.7 N76°1931.5 W

(ii) Anchorage N, Hospital Point. The waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongitude
36°5105.4 N76°1822.4 W
36°5050.0 N76°1800.0 W
36°5036.7 N76°1752.8 W
36°5033.6 N76°1758.8 W
36°5049.3 N76°1809.0 W
36°5050.3 N76°1807.8 W
36°5056.2 N76°1812.5 W
36°5101.8 N76°1832.3 W

(iii) Anchorage O, The Hague. The waters of the basin known as “The Hague”, north of the Brambleton Avenue Bridge, except for the area within 100 feet of the bridge span that provides access to and from the Elizabeth River.

(6) Anchorage Q. Quarantine Anchorage. The waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongitude
37°1713.7 N76°0641.6 W
37°1730.3 N76°0553.9 W
37°1625.0 N76°0518.4 W
37°1608.4 N76°0606.0 W

(i) Anchorage Berth Q-1. The waters bounded by the arc of a circle with a radius of 500 yards and with the center located at:

LatitudeLongitude
37°1705.7 N76°0608.9 W

(ii) Anchorage Berth Q-2. The waters bounded by the arc of a circle with a radius of 500 yards with the center located at:

LatitudeLongitude
37°1633.0 N76°0551.1 W

(b) Definitions. As used in this section—

Class 1 (explosive) materials means Division 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4 explosives, as defined in 49 CFR 173.50.

Dangerous cargo means “certain dangerous cargo” as defined in §160.202 of this chapter.

U.S. naval vessel means any vessel owned, operated, chartered, or leased by the U.S. Navy; any pre-commissioned vessel under construction for the U.S. Navy, once launched into the water; and any vessel under the operational control of the U.S. Navy or a Combatant Command.

(c) General regulations. (1) Except as otherwise provided, this section applies to vessels over 20 meters long and vessels carrying or handling dangerous cargo or Class 1 (explosive) materials while anchored in an anchorage ground described in this section.

(2) Except as otherwise provided, a vessel may not occupy an anchorage for more than 30 days, unless the vessel obtains permission from the Captain of the Port.

(3) Except in an emergency, a vessel that is likely to sink or otherwise become a menace or obstruction to navigation or to the anchoring of other vessels, may not occupy an anchorage, unless the vessel obtains permission from the Captain of the Port.

(4) The Captain of the Port may, upon application, assign a vessel to a specific berth within an anchorage for a specified period of time.

(5) The Captain of the Port may grant a revocable permit to a vessel for a habitual use of a berth. Only the vessel that holds the revocable permit may use the berth during the period that the permit is in effect.

(6) The Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District, may authorize the establishment and placement of temporary mooring buoys within a berth. Placement of a fixed structure within an anchorage may be authorized by the District Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

(7) If an application is for the long-term lay up of a vessel, the Captain of the Port may establish special conditions in the permit with which the vessel must comply.

(8) Upon notification by the Captain of the Port to shift its position within an anchorage, a vessel at anchor must get underway at once or signal for a tug. The vessel must move to its new location within 2 hours after notification.

(9) The Captain of the Port may prescribe specific conditions for vessels anchoring within the anchorages described in this section, including, but not limited to, the number and location of anchors, scope of chain, readiness of engineering plant and equipment, usage of tugs, and requirements for maintaining communications guards on selected radio frequencies.

(10) A vessel that does not have a sufficient crew on board to weigh anchor at any time must have two anchors in place, unless the Captain of the Port waives this requirement. Members of the crew may not be released until the required anchors have been set.

(11) No vessel at anchor or at a mooring within an anchorage may transfer oil to another vessel unless the vessel has given the Captain of the Port the four hours advance notice required by §156.118 of this title.

(12) Barges may not anchor in the deeper portions of anchorages or interfere with the anchoring of deep-draft vessels.

(13) Barges towed in tandem to an anchorage must be nested together when anchored.

(14) Any vessel anchored or moored in an anchorage adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel or Monitor-Merrimac Bridge Tunnel (MMBT) must be capable of getting underway within 30 minutes with sufficient power to keep free of the bridge tunnel complex.

(15) A vessel may not anchor or moor in an anchorage adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel or Monitor-Merrimac Bridge Tunnel (MMBT) if its steering or main propulsion equipment is impaired.

(d) Regulations for vessels handling or carrying dangerous cargoes or Class 1 (explosive) materials. This paragraph applies to every vessel, except a naval vessel, handling or carrying dangerous cargoes or Class 1 (explosive) materials.

(1) Unless otherwise directed by the Captain of the Port, each commercial vessel handling or carrying dangerous cargoes or Class 1 (explosive) materials must be anchored or moored within Anchorage Berth E-1.

(2) Each vessel, including each tug and stevedore boat, used for loading or unloading dangerous cargoes or Class 1 (explosive) materials in an anchorage, must have permission issued by the Captain of the Port.

(3) The Captain of the Port may require every person having business aboard a vessel handling or carrying dangerous cargoes or Class 1 (explosive) materials while in an anchorage, other than a member of the crew, to hold a form of valid identification.

(4) Each person having business aboard a vessel handling or carrying dangerous cargoes or Class 1 (explosive) materials while in an anchorage, other than a member of the crew, must present the identification prescribed by paragraph (d)(3) of this section to any Coast Guard boarding officer who requests it.

(5) Each non-self-propelled vessel handling or carrying dangerous cargoes or Class 1 (explosive) materials must have a tug in attendance at all times while at anchor.

(6) Each vessel handling or carrying dangerous cargoes or Class 1 (explosive) materials while at anchor must display by day a red flag (Bravo flag) in a prominent location and by night a fixed red light.

(e) Regulations for Specific Anchorages—(1) Anchorages A, B, C, and D. Except for a naval vessel, military support vessel, or vessel in an emergency situation, a vessel may not anchor in Anchorages A, B, C, or D without the permission of the Captain of the Port. The Captain of the Port must consult with the Commander, Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, before granting a vessel permission to anchor in Anchorages A, B, C, or D.

(2) Anchorage E. (i) A vessel may not anchor in Anchorage E without permission from the Captain of the Port.

(ii) The Captain of the Port must give commercial vessels priority over naval and public vessels.

(iii) The Captain of the Port may at any time revoke permission to anchor in Anchorage E issued under the authority of paragraph (e)(4)(i) of this section.

(iv) A vessel may not anchor in Anchorage Berth E-1, unless it is handling or carrying dangerous cargoes or Class 1 (explosive) materials.

(v) A vessel may not anchor within 500 yards of Anchorage Berth E-1 without the permission of the Captain of the Port, if the berth is occupied by a vessel handling or carrying dangerous cargoes or Class 1 (explosive) materials.

(3) Anchorage F. A vessel having a draft less than 45 feet may not anchor in Anchorage F without the permission of the Captain of the Port. No vessel may anchor in Anchorage F for a longer period than 72 hours without permission from the Captain of the Port. Vessels expecting to be at anchor for more than 72 hours must obtain permission from the Captain of the Port.

(4) Anchorage G. (i) Except for a naval vessel, a vessel may not anchor in Anchorage G without the permission of the Captain of the Port.

(ii) When handling or transferring Class 1 (explosive) materials in Anchorage G, naval vessels must comply with Department of Defense Ammunition and Explosives Safety Standards, or the standards in this section, whichever are the more stringent.

(iii) When barges and other vessels are berthed at the Ammunition Barge Mooring Facility, located at latitude 36°5834 N, longitude 76°2112 W., no other vessel, except a vessel that is receiving or offloading Class 1 (explosive) materials, may anchor within 1,000 yards of the Ammunition Barge Mooring Facility. Vessels transferring class 1 (explosive) materials must display by day a red flag (Bravo flag) in a prominent location and by night a fixed red light.

(iv) Whenever a vessel is handling or transferring Class 1 (explosive) materials while at anchor in Anchorage G, no other vessel may anchor in Anchorage G without the permission of the Captain of the Port. The Captain of the Port must consult with the Commander, Naval Station Norfolk, before granting a vessel permission to anchor in Anchorage G.

(v) A vessel located within Anchorage G may not handle or transfer Class 1 (explosive) materials within 400 yards of Norfolk Harbor Entrance Reach.

(vi) A vessel may not handle or transfer Class 1 (explosive) materials within 850 yards of another anchored vessel, unless the other vessel is also handling or transferring Class 1 (explosive) materials.

(vii) A vessel may not handle or transfer Class 1 (explosive) materials within 850 yards of Anchorage F or H.

(5) Anchorage I: Anchorage Berths I-1 and I-2. A vessel that is 500 feet or less in length or that has a draft of 30 feet or less may not anchor in Anchorage Berth I-1 or I-2 without the permission of the Captain of the Port.

(6) Anchorage K: Anchorage Berths K-1 and K-2. A vessel that is 500 feet or less in length or that has a draft of 30 feet or less may not anchor in Anchorage Berth K-1 or K-2 without the permission of the Captain of the Port.

(7) Anchorage N. Portions of this anchorage are a special anchorage area under §110.72aa of this part during marine events regulated under §100.501 of this chapter.

(8) Anchorage O. (i) A vessel may not anchor in Anchorage O unless it is a recreational vessel.

(ii) No float, raft, lighter, houseboat, or other craft may be laid up for any reason in Anchorage O without the permission of the Captain of the Port.

(9) Anchorage Q: Quarantine Anchorage. (i) A vessel that is arriving from or departing for sea and that requires an examination by public health, customs, or immigration authorities shall anchor in Anchorage Q. Vessels not needing examination may use Anchorage Q at any time.

(ii) Every vessel using Anchorage Q must be prepared to move promptly under its own power to another location when directed by the Captain of the Port, and must promptly vacate Anchorage Q after being examined and released by authorities.

(iii) Any non-self-propelled vessel using Anchorage Q must have a tugboat in attendance while undergoing examination by quarantine, customs, or immigration authorities, except with the permission of the Captain of the Port.

[CGD05-04-043, 70 FR 29955, May 25, 2005, as amended by USCG-2008-0041, 73 FR 5746, Jan. 31, 2008; USCG-2005-21869, 80 FR 5330, Jan. 30, 2015]

§110.170   Lockwoods Folly Inlet, N.C.

(a) Explosives Anchorage. Beginning at a point southeast of Shallotte Inlet at latitude 33°5231, longitude 78°1849; thence south to latitude 33°5131, longitude 78°1842; thence east to latitude 33°5151, longitude 78°1435; thence north to latitude 33°5252, longitude 78°1440; thence west to the point of beginning.

(b) General regulations. (1) This anchorage is reserved for the exclusive use of vessels carrying explosives.

(2) Vessels in this anchorage shall not anchor closer than 1,500 yards to one another. This provision is not intended to prohibit barges or lighters from lying alongside vessels for transfer of cargo.

(3) The maximum quantity of explosives aboard any vessel that may be in this anchorage is 8,000 tons.

(4) Nothing in this section shall be construed as relieving the owner, master, or person in charge of any vessel from the penalties of the law for obstructing navigation or for not complying with the navigation laws in regard to lights, fog signals, etc.

[CGFR 69-1, 34 FR 839, Jan. 18, 1969]

§110.173   Port of Charleston, SC.

(a) The anchorage grounds—(1) Commercial Anchorage A. This anchorage is located adjacent to the western edge of Folly Island Channel and southwest of Rebellion Reach and is bounded by the following coordinates:

32°4534 N., 79°5212 W.; to

32°4617 N., 79°5321 W.; to

32°4551 N., 79°5323 W.; to

32°4534 N., 79°5255 W.; thence back to

32°4534 N., 79°5212 W.

(2) Commercial Anchorage B. This anchorage is located adjacent to the south side of South Channel and bounded by the following coordinates:

32°4528 N., 79°5340 W.; to

32°4528 N., 79°5446 W.; to

32°4519 N., 79°5446 W.; to

32°4512 N., 79°5406 W.; to

32°4516 N., 79°5340 W.; thence back to

32°4528 N., 79°5340 W.

(3) Commercial Anchorage C. This anchorage is located 1800 yards, 118° true from St. Michaels Church Spire and has a diameter of 500 yards. Vessels using this anchorage must anchor in the center.

(4) Commercial Anchorage D. This anchorage is located 51°30 true, 1375 yards from St. Michaels Church Spire and has a diameter of 1400 feet. The use of this anchorage is limited to loaded vessels for a period of not more than 24 hours.

(b) The regulations. (1) Except in cases of great emergency, no vessel shall be anchored in the main ship channels as defined by broken lines marking their boundaries on NOAA Chart 11524. Vessels must be anchored in such a way as not to interfere with the free navigation of channels in the port, including Cooper, Ashley, Wando Rivers, and Town Creek, nor to obstruct the approach to any pier or entrance to any slip, nor to impede the movement of any vessel or craft.

(2) Vessels using the anchorages opposite the eastern waterfront of Charleston shall place their anchors as near as possible in the center of the anchorage. Vessels not using a designated commercial anchorage shall not place their anchors within the main ship channels, nor shall be so anchored as to swing within 400 feet of any wharf or pier on the eastern waterfront of Charleston. Vessels may be so anchored as to swing into the main ship channels only if they are so placed with reference to the customary winds, tides, and currents of the harbor, as to swing only during slack water, and that during this period there shall remain in the waters adjacent to the channel an area of sufficient depth as to permit the safe passage of loaded vessels.

(3) No vessel may anchor within the designated anchorages for more than 72 hours without the prior approval of the Captain of the Port.

(4) No vessel may anchor unless it maintains a bridge watch, guards and answers Channel 16 FM, and maintains an accurate position plot.

(5) If any anchored vessel is so close to another that a collision is probable, each vessel must communicate with the other vessel and the Captain of the Port on Channel 16 FM and shall act to eliminate the close proximity situation.

(6) No vessel may anchor unless it maintains the capability to get underway within 4 hours.

(7) No vessel may anchor in a “dead ship” status (propulsion or control unavailable for normal operations) without the prior approval of the Captain of the Port.

(8) Dragging of anchors in or across main ship channels and cable areas is prohibited.

(9) Vessels which, through force of great emergency, are anchored contrary to the foregoing regulations in this section shall be shifted to new berths in accordance with such regulations at the earliest opportunity.

(10) A vessel, upon notification from the Captain of the Port to shift its position in anchorage grounds must get underway at once or signal for a tug, and must change position as directed with reasonable promptness.

(11) No vessel may conduct lightering operations in an anchorage without permission from the Captain of the Port.

(12) When the use of an anchorage is required by naval vessels, the vessels anchored therein shall move when the Captain of the Port directs them.

(13) Nothing in this section shall be construed as relieving the owner or person in charge of any vessel from the penalties of law for obstructing navigation, or for obstructing or interfering with range lights, or for not complying with the navigation laws in regard to lights, fog signals, etc.

[CGD7 83-15, 49 FR 26587, June 28, 1984]

§110.179   Skidaway River, Isle of Hope, Ga.

(a) The anchorage ground. An area in Skidaway River beginning at a point on the mean low water line 400 feet south of Brady Boat Works, thence 76°30, 300 feet to a buoy; thence 152°30, 900 feet to a buoy; thence 251°00, 450 feet to the mean low water line at Wymberly Yacht Club dock.

(b) The regulations. (1) Except in cases of great emergency, no vessels shall anchor in Skidaway River between the north end of Barbee's dock and southward to Day Marker 48 except in the anchorage area hereby defined and established: Provided, however, That vessels may moor to any lawfully constructed wharf.

(2) Except in cases of great emergency, no vessel shall be anchored where it can swing within 50 feet of any lawfully constructed wharf or within 50 feet of the mean low water line, nor shall any vessel be so anchored that any portion of the hull or rigging shall at any time extend outside the boundary of the anchorage area.

(3) Any vessel anchoring under circumstances of great emergency outside the anchorage area should be placed in such a position as not to interfere with the free navigation of the channel nor obstruct the approach to any lawfully constructed wharf nor impede the movement of any boat, and shall move away immediately after the emergency ceases or upon notification of the District Commander.

(4) No vessels with an overall length greater than 65 feet will use the anchorage area except in cases of great emergency.

(5) Vessels operating within the anchorage area will not exceed a speed of five (5) miles per hour.

§110.182   Atlantic Ocean off Fort George Inlet, near Mayport, Fla.

(a) The Anchorage areas—(1) Anchorages for aircraft carriers and other deep draft vessels. Four circular areas each with a radius of 600 yards and with their centers located at: “A”—latitude 30°2535, longitude 81°2123; “B”—latitude 30°2613, longitude 81°2113; “C”—latitude 30°2619, longitude 81°2027; “D”—latitude 30°2655, longitude 81°2047.

(2) Anchorages for destroyers and other ships of similar size. Six circular areas each with a radius of 300 yards and with their centers located at: “1”—latitude 30°2438; longitude 81°2157; “2”—latitude 30°2457, longitude 81°2158; “3”—latitude 30°2456, longitude 81°2138; “4”—latitude 30°2513, longitude 81°2205; “5”—latitude 30°2513, longitude 81°2143; “6”—latitude 30°2507, longitude 81°2124.

(3) Explosives anchorage. The circular area “A” described in paragraph (a)(1) of this section is also designated as an explosives anchorage for use during periods when ammunition must be handled outside the limits of the U.S. Naval Station, Mayport, Fla.

(b) The regulations for all designated areas. (1) Usage of these areas by naval vessels shall predominate only when necessary for military requirements; at such times other vessels shall remain clear of the areas.

(2) Prudent assignment of the anchorage areas shall be made by the Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Station, Mayport, Fla.

(c) Additional regulations for Explosives Anchorage Area “A”. (1) When occupied by a vessel handling explosives, no other vessel may enter the area unless authorized by the enforcing agency.

(2) Only one vessel handling explosives may anchor in the area at one time. A patrol craft shall be utilized to assure that other vessels remain clear when explosives are exposed or being transferred to and from the anchorage.

(3) No more than 500,000 pounds net high explosives or equivalent may be exposed in the area at any one time.

(d) The regulations in this section shall be enforced by the Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Station, Mayport, Fla., or other agencies that he may designate.

§110.183   St. Johns River, Florida.

(a) The anchorage grounds—(1) Anchorage A. (Upper Anchorage) The Anchorage is established within the following coordinates, the area enclosed by a line starting at the south shore westerly of the entrance to Miller Creek at

30°1843.8 N, 081°3815.0 W; thence to

30°1852.8 N, 081°3815.0 W; thence to

30°1847.6 N, 081°3747.6 W; thence to

30°1855.0 N, 081°3729.0 W; thence to

30°1906.0 N, 081°3727.0 W; thence to

30°1906.0 N, 081°3702.0 W; thence to

30°1901.2 N, 081°3702.0 W; thence returning to the point of beginning.

(2) Anchorage B. (Lower Anchorage) The Anchorage is established within the following coordinates, the area enclosed by a line starting at a point on the eastern shore of the river at ‘Floral Bluff’ at

30°2100.0 N, 081°3641.0 W; thence to

30°2000.0 N, 081°3703.0 W; thence to

30°2100.0 N, 081°3706.0 W; thence to

30°2150.0 N, 081°3656.0 W; thence to

30°2154.0 N, 081°3648.0 W; thence returning to the point of beginning.

(b) The regulations. (1) Except in cases of emergency, only vessels meeting the conditions and restrictions of this paragraph will be authorized by the Captain of the Port to anchor in the St. Johns River, as depicted on NOAA chart 11491, between the entrance buoy (STJ) and the Main Street Bridge (in position 30°1920 N, 81°3932 W). Vessels unable to meet any of the following conditions and restrictions must obtain specific authorization from the Captain of the Port prior to anchoring in Anchorage A or B.

(2) All vessels intending to enter and anchor in Anchorage A or B shall notify the Captain of the Port prior to entering.

(3) Anchorages A and B are temporary anchorages. Additionally, Anchorage B is used as a turning basin. Vessels may not anchor for more than 24 hours in either anchorage without specific written authorization from the Captain of the Port.

(4) All vessels at anchor must maintain a watch on VHF-FM channels 13 and 16 by a person fluent in English, and shall make a security broadcast on channel 13 upon anchoring and every 4 hours thereafter.

(5) Anchorage A is restricted to vessels less than 250 feet in length.

(6) Anchorage B is restricted to vessels with a draft of 24 feet or less, regardless of length.

(7) Any vessel transferring petroleum products within Anchorage B shall have a pilot or Docking Master aboard, and employ sufficient assist tugs to assure the safety of the vessel at anchor and any vessels transiting the area.

(8) Any vessel over 300 feet in length within Anchorage B shall have a Pilot or Docking Master aboard, and employ sufficient assist tugs to assure the safety of the vessel at anchor and any vessels transiting the area.

[CGD07-93-035, 60 FR 14220, Mar. 16, 1995, as amended by CGD07-99-023, 64 FR 42279, Aug. 4, 1999]

§110.185   Atlantic Ocean, off the Port of Palm Beach, FL.

(a) The anchorage grounds—(1) Anchorage A. The waters lying within an area bounded by a line beginning at latitude 26°5000 N., longitude 80°0112 W.; thence westerly to latitude 26°5000 N., longitude 80°0130 W.; thence southerly to latitude 26°4730 N., longitude 80°0130 W.; thence easterly to latitude 26°4730 N., longitude 80°0112 W.; and thence northerly to the point of beginning.

(2) Anchorage B. The waters lying within an area bounded by a line beginning at latitude 26°4506 N., longitude 80°0112 W.; thence westerly to latitude 26°4506 N., longitude 80°0142 W.; thence southerly to latitude 26°4348 N., longitude 80°0142 W.; thence easterly to latitude 26°4348 N., longitude 80°0112 W.; and thence northerly to the point of beginning.

(b) The regulations. (1) Vessels in the Atlantic Ocean near Lake Worth Inlet awaiting berthing space at the Port of Palm Beach, shall only anchor within the anchorage areas hereby defined and established, except in cases of great emergency.

(2) Vessels anchoring under circumstances of great emergency outside the anchorage areas shall be shifted to new positions within the anchorage areas immediately after the emergency ceases.

[CGD 7-85-10, 51 FR 11726, Apr. 7, 1986]

§110.186   Port Everglades, Florida.

(a) The anchorage grounds. The anchorage grounds, the center of which is located approximately two and one half miles northeast of the entrance to Port Everglades, is an area bounded by a line connecting points with the following North American Datum 83 coordinates:

Latitude Longitude
26-0826.934 N080-0428.240 W
26-0808.560 N080-0416.158 W
26-0756.000 N080-0417.486 W
26-0756.000 N080-0242.623 W
26-0719.500 N080-0253.153 W
26-0719.500 N080-0428.800 W
26-0635.160 N080-0428.800 W
26-0635.160 N080-0438.694 W
26-0826.934 N080-0428.240 W

(b) The regulations. (1) Commercial vessels in the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of Port Everglades shall anchor only within the anchorage area hereby defined and established, except in cases of emergency.

(2) Prior to entering the anchorage area, all vessels shall notify the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, via the Port Everglades Harbormaster, on VHF-FM Channel 14.

(3) All vessels within the designated anchorage area shall maintain a 24-hour bridge watch by a licensed or credentialed deck officer proficient in English, monitoring VHF-FM channel 16. This individual shall confirm that the ship's crew performs frequent checks of the vessel's position to ensure the vessel is not dragging anchor.

(4) Vessels may anchor anywhere within the designated anchorage area provided that: such anchoring does not interfere with the operations of any other vessels currently at anchorage; and all anchor and chain or cable is positioned in such a manner to preclude dragging over reefs.

(5) No vessel may anchor in a “dead ship” status (i.e. propulsion or control unavailable for normal operations) without the prior approval of the Captain of the Port. Vessels experiencing casualties such as a main propulsion, main steering or anchoring equipment malfunction or which are planning to perform main propulsion engine repairs or maintenance, shall immediately notify the Coast Guard Captain of the Port via Coast Guard Sector Miami on VHF-FM Channel 16.

(6) No vessel may anchor within the designated anchorage for more than 72 hours without the prior approval of the Captain of the Port. To obtain this approval, contact the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, via the Port Everglades Harbor Master, on VHF-FM Channel 14.

(7) The Coast Guard Captain of the Port may close the anchorage area and direct vessels to depart the anchorage during periods of adverse weather or at other times as deemed necessary in the interest of port safety or security.

(8) Commercial vessels anchoring under emergency circumstances outside the anchorage area shall shift to new positions within the anchorage area immediately after the emergency ceases.

(9) Whenever the maritime or commercial interests of the United States so require, the Captain of the Port, U.S. Coast Guard, Miami, Florida, may direct relocation of any vessel anchored within the anchorage area. Once directed, such vessel must get underway at once or signal for a tug, and must change position as directed.

[CGD 07-91-060, 58 FR 36356, July 7, 1993, as amended by CGD 07-99-003, 64 FR 20177, Apr. 26, 1999; USCG-2006-25556, 72 FR 36328, July 2, 2007; USCG-2007-0036, 73 FR 6610, Feb. 5, 2008; USCG-2006-24371, 74 FR 11212, Mar. 16, 2009]

§110.188   Atlantic Ocean off Miami and Miami Beach, Fla.

(a) The anchorage areas—(1) Anchorage A. All area of the Atlantic Ocean, encompassed by a line connecting the points of the following North America Datum 83 coordinates:

LatitudeLongitude
25°4757.687 N.080°0537.225 W.
25°4757.341 N.080°0526.466 W.
25°4631.443 N.080°0527.069 W.
25°4631.557 N.080°0537.868 W.

(2) Anchorage B. All area of the Atlantic Ocean, encompassed by a line connecting the points of the following North America Datum 83 coordinates:

LatitudeLongitude
25°4813.841 N.080°0459.155 W.
25°4804.617 N.080°0404.582 W.
25°4632.712 N.080°0428.387 W.
25°4643.770 N.080°0502.360 W.

(b) The regulations. (1) Vessels in the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of Port of Miami must anchor only within the anchorage areas hereby defined and established, except in cases of emergency.

(2) Prior to entering the anchorage areas, all vessels must notify the Coast Guard Captain of the Port via VHF-FM channel 16.

(3) All vessels within the designated anchorages must maintain a 24-hour bridge watch by a licensed or credentialed deck officer proficient in English, monitoring VHF-FM channel 16. This individual must confirm that the ship's crew performs frequent checks of the vessel's position to ensure the vessel is not dragging anchor.

(4) Vessels may anchor anywhere within the designated anchorage areas provided that: Such anchoring does not interfere with the operations of any other vessels currently at anchorage; and all anchor and chain or cable is positioned in such a manner to preclude dragging over reefs.

(5) No vessel may anchor in a “dead ship” status (that is, propulsion or control unavailable for normal operations) without the prior approval of the Captain of the Port. Vessels experiencing casualties, such as main propulsion, main steering, or anchoring equipment malfunction, or which are planning to perform main propulsion engine repairs or maintenance, must immediately notify the Coast Guard Captain of the Port via Coast Guard Sector Miami on VHF-FM channel 16.

(6) No vessel may anchor within the designated anchorages for more than 72 hours without the prior approval of the Captain of the Port. To obtain this approval, contact the Coast Guard Captain of the Port via VHF-FM channel 16.

(7) The Coast Guard Captain of the Port may close the anchorage areas and direct vessels to depart the anchorage during periods of adverse weather or at other times as deemed necessary in the interest of port safety or security.

(8) Commercial vessels anchoring under emergency circumstances outside the anchorage areas must shift to new positions within the anchorage areas immediately after the emergency ceases.

(9) Whenever the maritime or commercial interests of the United States so require, the Captain of the Port, U.S. Coast Guard, Miami, Florida, may direct relocation of any vessel anchored within the anchorage areas. Once directed, such vessel must get underway at once or signal for a tug, and must change position as directed.

[USCG-2015-0729, 82 FR 27775, June 19, 2017]

§110.189a   Key West Harbor, Key West, Fla., naval explosives anchorage area.

(a) The anchorage ground. A circular area with its center at latitude 24°3050.6, longitude 81°5031.6 with a radius of 300 yards, for use for ammunition exceeding the prescribed limits for pier-side handling.

(b) The regulations. (1) When occupied by a vessel handling explosives, no other vessel may enter the area unless authorized by the enforcing agency.

(2) Only one vessel handling explosives may anchor in the area at one time.

(3) No more than 300,000 pounds net of high explosives or equivalent may be handled in the area at any one time.

(4) The regulations in this section shall be enforced by the Commander, U.S. Naval Base, Key West, Fla., and any other agencies he may designate.

§110.190   Tortugas Harbor, in vicinity of Garden Key, Dry Tortugas, Fla.

(a) The anchorage grounds. All of Bird Key Harbor, southwest of Garden Key, bounded by the surrounding reefs and shoals and, on the northeast, by a line extending from Fort Jefferson West Channel Daybeacon 2 to Fort Jefferson West Channel Daybeacon 4, thence to Fort Jefferson West Channel Daybeacon 6, and thence to Fort Jefferson West Channel Daybeacon 8.

(b) The regulations. Except in cases of emergency involving danger to life or property, no vessel engaged in commercial fishing or shrimping shall anchor in any of the channels harbors, or lagoons in the vicinity of Garden Keys, Bush Key, or the surrounding shoals, outside of Bird Key Harbor.

§110.193   Tampa Bay, Fla.

(a) The anchorage grounds—(1) Explosives anchorage east of Mullet Key. A rectangular area in Tampa Bay, approximately 4,459 yards long and 1,419 yards wide, beginning at latitude 27°3830, longitude 82°3909, and extending northeasterly to latitude 27°3948, longitude 82°3715; thence southeasterly to latitude 27°3917, longitude 82°3646; thence southwesterly to latitude 27°3752, longitude 82°3838; thence northwesterly to the point of beginning.

(2) Temporary explosives anchorage south of Interbay Peninsula. Beginning at a point bearing 107°, 1,750 yards from Cut “F” Range Front Light; thence to a point bearing 125°, 2,050 yards, from Cut “F” Range Front Light; thence to a point bearing 180°, 1,725 yards, from Cut “F” Range Front Light; thence to a point bearing 222°, 2,180 yards, from Cut “F” Range Front Light; thence to a point bearing 251°, 1,540 yards, from Cut “F” Range Front Light; and thence to the point of beginning.

(3) Temporary explosives anchorage off Port Tampa. A circular area with a radius of 200 yards with the point at latitude 27°5022, longitude 82°3415.

(4) Quarantine Anchorage. Southeast of the temporary explosive anchorage, beginning at a point bearing 97° true, 4,370 yards, from Cut “F” Range Front Light; thence to a point bearing 113°30, 5,370 yards, from Cut “F” Range Front Light; thence to a point bearing 161°30, 3,770 yards, from Cut “F” Range Front Light; thence to a point bearing 163°30, 2,070 yards, from Cut “F” Range Front Light; thence to the point of beginning.

(5) Barge Fleeting Area, Hillsborough Bay. Located 400 feet west of Cut “D” Channel at a point beginning at latitude 27°5434, longitude 82°2635; thence northerly 1,000 feet to latitude 27°5443, longitude 82°2640; thence westerly 500 feet to latitude 27°5441, longitude 82°2645; thence southerly 1,000 feet to latitude 27°5432, longitude 82°2640; thence easterly 500 feet to the point of beginning.

Note: This area is reserved for transient barges only. Barges shall not occupy this anchorage for a period longer than 96 hours unless permission is obtained from the Captain of the Port for this purpose.

(b) The regulations. (1) The explosives anchorage east of Mullet Key shall be used by vessels awaiting loading or unloading at Port Tampa that have explosives actually on board and where the duration of anchorage will exceed 72 hours.

(2) The temporary explosives anchorages south of Interbay Peninsula and off Port Tampa shall be used for vessels engaged in loading explosives when the duration of the anchorage is less than 72 hours.

[CGFR 67-46, 32 FR 17728, Dec. 12, 1967, as amended by CGFR 69-62, 34 FR 11582, July 15, 1969; 34 FR 12255, July 15, 1969]

§110.193a   St. Joseph Bay, Fla.

(a) The anchorage grounds—(1) Explosives Anchorage Area 1. A rectangular area 3,000 yards long by 700 yards wide beginning at a point 1,350 yards west of U.S. Highway 98 Bridge over Gulf County Canal. The area is parallel to and 450 yards northeast of the north entrance channel to Port St. Joe, Florida.

(2) Explosives Anchorage Area 2. A circular area with a 500-yard radius around a center point located at latitude 29°4730; longitude 85°2130, 3,100 yards southeast of FW South Channel Light and 5,250 yards south of FW North Channel Light, in St. Joseph Bay, Port St. Joe, Florida.

(b) The regulations. (1) The explosives anchorage areas shall be used as temporary anchorage for vessels engaged in loading and unloading explosives at the port of Port St. Joe, Florida, when the duration of the anchorage period is less than 96 hours.

(2) No vessel shall occupy this anchorage without obtaining a permit from the Captain of the Port.

§110.194   Mobile Bay, Ala., at entrance.

(a) The anchorage grounds. The waters within a radius of 750 yards from a point located 1,000 yards true north from Fort Morgan Light.

(b) The regulations. (1) This anchorage shall be used by vessels loading or discharging high explosives. It shall also be used by vessels carrying dangerous or inflammable cargoes requiring an anchorage. It may be used for a general anchorage when not required for vessels carrying explosives or dangerous or inflammable cargoes.

(2) No vessel shall occupy this anchorage without obtaining a permit from the Captain of the Port.

§110.194a   Mobile Bay, Ala., and Mississippi Sound, Miss.

(a) The anchorage grounds. (1) The waters of lower Mobile Bay, near Cedar Point, within an area bounded on the north by latitude 30°2100, on the east by longitude 88°0500, on the south by latitude 30°2000, and on the west by longitude 88°0600.

(2) The waters of Mississippi Sound, south of Biloxi, within an area bounded on the north by latitude 30°2000, on the east by longitude 88°5400, on the south by latitude 30°1900, and on the west by longitude 88°5500.

(b) The regulations. (1) The anchorages are exclusively for the use of unmanned barges, canal boats, scows, and other nondescript vessels. Such craft shall be so anchored that they will not at any time extend outside the limits of the anchorages.

(2) In emergencies or whenever maritime or commercial interests of the United States so require, the Captain of the Port is authorized to shift the position of any craft in the anchorages.

(3) Whenever in the opinion of the Captain of the Port, such action may be necessary, any or all craft in these anchorages may be required to be moored with two or more anchors.

(4) No vessel shall be navigated within the anchorages at a speed exceeding six knots.

§110.194b   Mississippi Sound and Gulf of Mexico, near Petit Bois Island, Miss.

(a) The anchorage grounds—(1) Explosives Anchorage Area No. 1. A circular area with a one-half mile radius with its center located at latitude 30°1409, longitude 88°2913, in the waters of Mississippi Sound north of the west end of Petit Bois Island.

(2) Explosives Anchorage Area No. 2. A circular area with a three-fourths mile radius with its center located at latitude 30°1112, longitude 88°3007, in the waters of Gulf of Mexico south of the west end of Petit Bois Island.

(b) The regulations. (1) The areas shall be used as temporary anchorages for vessels engaged in loading and unloading explosives at the Port of Pascagoula, Miss.

(2) No vessel shall occupy the areas without obtaining a permit from the Captain of the Port.

§110.195   Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including South and Southwest Passes.

(a) The Anchorage Grounds. Unless otherwise specified, all anchorage widths are measured from the average low water plane (ALWP).

(1) Pilottown Anchorage. An area 5.2 miles in length along the right descending bank of the river from mile 1.5 to mile 6.7 above Head of Passes, extending in width to 1600 feet from the left descending bank of the river.

Caution: A wreck is located within the boundaries of this anchorage. Mariners are urged to use caution in this anchorage.

(2) Lower Venice Anchorage. An area 1.6 miles in length along the left descending bank of the river from mile 8.0 to mile 9.6 above Head of Passes with the west limit 1,200 feet from the ALWP of the right descending bank.

Caution: A pipeline crossing exists at mile 9.8 AHOP. Mariners are urged to use caution between mile 9.6 AHOP and mile 10.0 AHOP.

(3) Upper Venice Anchorage. An area 1.2 miles in length along the left descending bank of the river from mile 10.0 to mile 11.2 above Head of Passes with the west limit 1,200 feet from the ALWP of the right descending bank.

(4) Boothville Anchorage. An area 5.5 miles in length along the right descending bank of the river extending from mile 13.0 to mile 18.5 above Head of Passes. The width of the anchorage is 750 feet. The inner boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 250 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the Low Water Reference Plane (LWRP). The outer boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 1,000 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP.

(5) Ostrica Anchorage. An area 1.4 miles in length along the right descending bank of the river extending from mile 23.0 to mile 24.4 above Head of Passes. The width of the anchorage is 800 feet.

(6) Port Sulphur Anchorage. An area 2.2 miles in length along the left descending bank of the river, 800 feet wide, extending from mile 37.5 to mile 39.7 above Head of Passes.

(7) Magnolia Anchorage. An area 2.1 miles in length along the right descending bank of the river extending from mile 45.5 to mile 47.6 above Head of Passes. The width of the anchorage is 700 feet. The inner boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 400 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP. The outer boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 1,100 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP.

(8) Point Celeste Anchorage. An area 2.2 miles in length along the right descending bank of the river extending from mile 49.8 to mile 52.0 above Head of Passes. The width of the anchorage is 400 feet. The inner boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 400 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP. The outer boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 800 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP.

(9) Davant Anchorage. An area 1.1 miles in length along the left descending bank of the river extending from mile 52.8 to mile 53.9 above Head of Passes. The width of the anchorage is 800 feet.

(10) Alliance Anchorage. An area 2.0 miles in length along the right descending bank of the river extending from mile 63.8 to mile 65.8 above Head of Passes. The width of the anchorage is 400 feet. The inner boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 400 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP. The outer boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 800 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP.

(11) Wills Point Anchorage. An area 1.1 miles in length along the left descending bank of the river extending from mile 66.5 to mile 67.6 above Head of Passes. The width of the anchorage is 600 feet. The inner boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 200 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP. The outer boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 800 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP.

(12) Cedar Grove Anchorage. An area, 1.34 miles in length along the right descending bank of the river extending from mile 69.56 to mile 70.9 Above Head of Passes. The width of the anchorage is 500 feet. The inner boundary of the anchorage, mile 69.56 to mile 70.9, is a line parallel to the nearest bank 200 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP. The outer boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 700 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP.

(13) Belle Chasse Anchorage. An area 2.1 miles in length along the right descending bank of the river extending from mile 73.1 to mile 75.2 above Head of Passes. The width of the anchorage is 575 feet. The inner boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 425 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP. The outer boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 1,000 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP.

(14) Lower 12 Mile Point Anchorage. An area 2.2 miles in length along the right descending bank of the river extending from mile 78.6 to mile 80.8 above Head of Passes. The width of the anchorage is 500 feet. The inner boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 300 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP. The outer boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 800 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP.

(15) Lower 9 Mile Point Anchorage. An area 2.3 miles in length along the right descending bank of the river extending from mile 82.7 to mile 85.0 above Head of Passes. The width of the anchorage is 500 feet. The inner boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 300 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP. The outer boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 800 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP.

Caution: A wreck is located within the boundaries of this anchorage. Mariners are urged to use caution in this anchorage.

(16) New Orleans Emergency Anchorage. An area 0.5 miles in length along the right descending bank of the river extending from mile 89.6 to mile 90.1 above Head of Passes. The width of the anchorage is 550 feet. The inner boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 250 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP. The outer boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 800 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP.

Note: No vessel shall occupy this anchorage unless expressly authorized by the Captain of the Port. No vessel may anchor in this anchorage exceeding 24 hours without the authorization of the Captain of the Port.

(17) New Orleans General Anchorage. An area 0.8 miles in length along the right descending bank of the river extending from mile 90.1 to mile 90.9 above Head of Passes. The width of the anchorage is 550 feet. The inner boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 250 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP. The outer boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 800 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP.

(18) Quarantine Anchorage. An area 0.7 miles in length along the right descending bank of the river extending from mile 90.9 to mile 91.6 above Head of Passes. The width of the anchorage is 800 feet.

Caution: A wreck is located within the boundaries of this anchorage. Mariners are urged to use caution in this anchorage.

Note: Vessels carrying cargos of particular hazard as defined in 33 CFR 126.10 or cargos of petroleum products in bulk may not be anchored in the New Orleans General Anchorage or the Quarantine Anchorage without permission from the Captain of the Port.

Except when required by the United States Public Health Service for quarantine inspection, the Quarantine Anchorage may be used as a general anchorage.

(19) Lower Kenner Bend Anchorage. An area 1.0 miles in length along the right descending bank of the river extending from mile 113.3 to mile 114.3 above Head of Passes. The width of the anchorage is 350 feet. The inner boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 350 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP. The outer boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 700 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP.

(20) Kenner Bend Anchorage. An area 0.9 miles in length along the right descending bank of the river extending from mile 114.7 to mile 115.6 above Head of Passes. The width of the anchorage is 700 feet.

(21) Ama Anchorage. An area 1.8 miles in length along the left descending bank of the river extending from mile 115.5 to mile 117.3 above Head of Passes. The width of the anchorage is 400 feet. The inner boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 300 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP. The outer boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 700 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP.

Caution: A wreck is located at mile 115.4 left descending bank above Head of Passes marked by Mississippi River Wreck Lighted Buoy WR4. Mariners are urged to use caution when anchoring in the lower end of this anchorage.

(22) Bonnet Carre Anchorage. An area 1.5 miles in length along the left descending bank of the river extending from mile 127.3 to mile 128.8 above Head of Passes. This area is located adjacent to the river end of the Bonnet Carre Spillway. The width of the anchorage is 600 feet.

Note: When the Bonnet Carre Spillway is open, no vessel may be anchored in the Bonnet Carre Anchorage.

(23) La Place Anchorage. An area 0.7 miles in length along the left descending bank of the river extending from mile 134.7 to mile 135.4 above Head of Passes. The width of the anchorage is 600 feet.

(24) Reserve Anchorage. An area 0.5 miles in length along the right descending bank of the river extending from mile 137.0 to mile 137.5 above Head of Passes. The width of the anchorage is 500 feet. The inner boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 300 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP. The outer boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 800 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP.

(25) Lower Grandview Reach Anchorage. An area 0.3 miles in length along the left descending bank of the river extending from mile 146.4 to mile 146.7 above Head of Passes. The width of the anchorage is 500 feet. The inner boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 200 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP. The outer boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 700 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured for the LWRP.

(26) Middle Grandview Reach Anchorage. An area 0.4 miles in length along the left descending bank of the river extending from mile 146.8 to mile 147.2 above Head of Passes. The width of the anchorage is 500 feet. The inner boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 200 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP. The outer boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 700 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP.

(27) Upper Grandview Reach Anchorage. An area 1.3 miles in length along the left descending bank of the river extending from mile 147.5 to mile 148.8 above Head of Passes. The width of the anchorage is 500 feet. The inner boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 200 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP. The outer boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 700 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP.

(28) Sunshine Anchorage. An area 2.0 miles in length along the left descending bank of the river extending from mile 165.0 to mile 167.0 above Head of Passes. The width of the anchorage is 450 feet. The inner boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 350 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP. The outer boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 800 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP.

(29) White Castle Anchorage. An area, 0.84 miles in length, along the right descending bank of the river extending from mile 190.3 to mile 191.14 Above Head of Passes. The width of the anchorage is 300 feet. The inner boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 400 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP. The outer boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 700 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP.

(30) Baton Rouge General Anchorage. An area 1.5 miles in length along the right descending bank of the river, 1,400 feet wide, extending from mile 225.8 to mile 227.3 above Head of Passes.

Caution: Two wrecks are located within the boundaries of this anchorage. Mariners are urged to use caution in this anchorage.

(31) Lower Baton Rouge Anchorage. An area 0.5 miles in length near mid-channel between mile 228.5 and mile 229.0 above Head of Passes with the west limit 1,100 feet off the right descending bank and having the width of 700 feet at both the upper and lower limits.

(32) Middle Baton Rouge Anchorage. An area 0.2 miles in length near mid-channel between mile 229.6 and mile 229.8 above Head of Passes with the west limit 1,100 feet off the right descending bank and having a width of 700 feet at both the upper and lower limits.

(33) Upper Baton Rouge Anchorage. An area 0.4 miles in length near mid-channel between mile 230.6 and mile 231.0 above Head of Passes with the west limit 1,100 feet off the right descending bank and having a width of 1,075 feet at the upper limit and 1,200 feet at the lower limit.

(34) Belmont Anchorage. An area 1.1 miles in length along the left descending bank of the river extending from mile 152.9 (Belmont Light) to mile 154.0 above Head of Passes. The width of the anchorage is 300 feet. The inner boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 400 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP. The outer boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 700 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP.

(35) Point Michel Anchorage. An area, 1.4 miles in length, along the right descending bank of the river extending from mile 40.8 to mile 42.2 Above Head of Passes. The width of the anchorage is 500 feet. The inner boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 325 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP. The outer boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 825 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP.

(36) Plaquemines Point Anchorage. An area, 0.5 miles in length, along the right descending bank of the river extending from mile 203.9 to mile 204.4 Above Head of Passes. The width of the anchorage is 500 feet. The inner boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 400 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP. The outer boundary of the anchorage is a line parallel to the nearest bank 900 feet from the water's edge into the river as measured from the LWRP.

(b) Temporary Anchorages. (1) Temporary anchorages are non-permanent anchorages established by the Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District to provide additional anchorage space. Establishment of temporary anchorages is based on recommendations by the Captain of the Port.

(2) Each vessel using temporary anchorages shall anchor as prescribed by the Captain of the Port.

(3) Establishment of each temporary anchorage and any requirement for the temporary anchorage will be published in the Local Notice of Mariners.

(4) Each person who has notice of any requirement prescribed for a temporary anchorage shall comply with that requirement.

(c) The Regulations. (1) Anchoring in the Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA., including South and Southwest Passes is prohibited outside of established anchorages except in cases of emergency. In an emergency, if it becomes necessary to anchor a vessel outside an established anchorage, the vessel shall be anchored so that it does not interfere with or endanger any facility or other vessel. The master or person in charge of the vessel shall notify the Captain of the Port of the location of the emergency anchoring by the most expeditious means and shall move the vessel as soon as the emergency is over.

(2) In an emergency, if it becomes necessary to anchor a vessel in South Pass or Southwest Pass, the vessel shall be positioned as close to the left descending bank as possible.

(3) No vessel may be anchored unless it maintains a bridge watch, guards and answers Channel 16 FM (or the appropriate VTS New Orleans sector frequency), maintains an accurate position plot and can take appropriate action to ensure the safety of the vessel, structure, and other vessels.

(4) When anchoring individually, or in fleets, vessels shall be anchored with sufficient anchors, or secured with sufficient lines, to ensure their remaining in place and withstanding the actions of winds, currents and the suction of passing vessels.

(5) No vessel may be anchored over revetted banks of the river or within any cable or pipeline area. The locations of revetted areas and cable and pipeline areas may be obtained from the District Engineer, Corps of Engineers, New Orleans, LA.

(6) The intention to transfer any cargo while in an anchorage shall be reported to the Captain of the Port, giving particulars as to name of ships involved, quantity and type of cargo, and expected duration of the operation. The Captain of the Port shall be notified upon completion of operations. Cargo transfer operations are not permitted in the New Orleans General or Quarantine Anchorages. Bunkering and similar operations related to ship's stores are exempt from reporting requirements.

Note: Activities conducted within a designated anchorage (e.g. cargo transfer, tank cleaning, stack blowing, etc.) may be restricted by other Federal, State or local regulations. Owners, or persons in charge of any vessel should consider all safety and/or environmental regulations prior to engaging in any activity within designated anchorages.

(7) Vessels anchored in the Lower Kenner Bend Anchorage are prohibited from using or exercising the ship's hold cargo cranes. Vessels in this anchorage must keep the ship's hold cargo gear in the down and hawsed position, as rigged for sea transits. Deck-mounted cranes, deck booms and stiff legs may be used to take on ships stores and spare parts and may be used to move manifold hoses.

(8) Nothing in this section relieves the owner or person in charge of any vessel from the penalties for obstructing or interfering with navigational aids or for failing to comply with the navigation laws for lights, day shapes, or fog signals and any other applicable laws and regulations.

[CGD 77-028, 46 FR 49850, Oct. 8, 1981]

Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting §110.195, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids section of the printed volume and at www.govinfo.gov.

§110.196   Sabine Pass Channel, Sabine Pass, Tex.

(a) The anchorage area. The water bounded by a line connecting the following coordinates:

Latitude Longitude
29°4359.0 N93°5208.1 W
29°4406.8 N93°5157.6 W
29°4353.0 N93°5147.1 W
29°4336.7 N93°5150.9 W

(b) The regulations. (1) The anchorage area is for the temporary use of vessels of all types, but especially for naval and merchant vessels awaiting weather and tidal conditions favorable to the resumption of their voyages.

(2) Except when stress of weather or adverse tides or currents make sailing impractical or hazardous, vessels shall not anchor in the anchorage area for periods exceeding 48 hours unless expressly authorized by the Captain of the Port to anchor for longer periods.

(3) Vessels shall not anchor so as to obstruct the passage of other vessels proceeding to or from available anchorage spaces.

(4) Anchors shall not be placed channelward from the anchorage area, and no portion of the hull or rigging of any anchored vessel shall extend channelward from the limits of the anchorage area.

(5) Vessels using spuds for anchors shall anchor as close to shore as practicable having due regard for the provisions in paragraph (b)(3) of this section.

(6) Fixed moorings, piles or stakes, and floats or buoys for marking anchorages or moorings in place are prohibited.

(7) Whenever the maritime or commercial interests of the United States so require, the Captain of the Port is hereby empowered to shift the position of any vessel anchored or moored within or outside of the anchorage area including any vessel which is moored or anchored so as to obstruct navigation or interfere with range lights.

[CGFR 67-46, 32 FR 17728, Dec. 12, 1967, as amended by CGD08-06-26, 72 FR 464, Jan. 5, 2007; USCG-2018-0388, 84 FR 9459, Mar. 15, 2019]

§110.197   Galveston Harbor, Bolivar Roads Channel, Texas.

(a)(1) Anchorage area (A). The water bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongtitude
29°2048.5 N94°4254.0 W
29°2043.0 N94°4446.5 W
29°2115.0 N94°4427.0 W
29°2105.0 N94°4252.0 W

and thence to the point of beginning.

(2) Anchorage area (B). The water bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongtitude
29°2043.0 N94°4446.5 W
29°2037.0 N94°4608.0 W
29°2114.0 N94°4550.0 W
29°2115.0 N94°4427.0 W

and thence to the point of beginning.

(3) Anchorage area (C). The water bounded by a line connecting the following points:

Latitude Longitude
29°2039.0 N94°4607.5 W.
29°2106.1 N94°4700.2 W.
29°2124.0 N94°4634.0 W.
29°2114.5 N94°4549.0 W.

and thence to the point of beginning.

(4) Anchorage Area (A) East. The waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongitude
29°215.87 N094°4252.7 W
29°2053.99 N094°427.13 W
29°2045.31 N094°4237.75 W
29°2039.16 N094°427.81 W

and thence to the point of beginning. The coordinates are based on NAD 83.

(b) The regulations. (1) The anchorage area is for the temporary use of vessels of all types, but especially for vessels awaiting weather and other conditions favorable to the resumption of their voyages.

(2) Except when stress of weather makes sailing impractical or hazardous, vessels shall not anchor in anchorage areas (A) or (C) for more than 48 hours unless expressly authorized by the Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston. Permission to anchor for longer periods may be obtained through Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service Houston/Galveston on VHF-FM channels 12 (156.60 MHz) or 13 (156.65 MHz).

(3) No vessel with a draft of less than 22 feet may occupy anchorage (A) without prior approval of the Captain of the Port.

(4) No vessel with a draft of less than 16 feet may anchor in anchorage (C) without prior approval of the Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston.

(5) Vessels shall not anchor so as to obstruct the passage of other vessels proceeding to or from other anchorage spaces.

(6) Anchors shall not be placed in the channel and no portion of the hull or rigging of any anchored vessel shall extend outside the limits of the anchorage area.

(7) Vessels using spuds for anchors shall anchor as close to shore as practicable, having due regard for the provisions in paragraph (b)(5) of this section.

(8) Fixed moorings, piles or stakes, and floats or buoys for marking anchorages or moorings in place, are prohibited.

(9) Whenever the maritime or commercial interests of the United States so require, the Captain of the Port, or his authorized representative, may direct the movement of any vessel anchored or moored within the anchorage areas.

[CCGD8-85-21, 55 FR 11369, Mar. 28, 1990, as amended by CGD08-02-018, 68 FR 25497, May 13, 2003; USCG-2015-0549, 83 FR 18414, Apr. 27, 2018]

§110.205   Chicago Harbor, Ill.

(a) The anchorage grounds—(1) Anchorage A, exterior breakwater. Southwest of a line parallel with and 150 feet southwestward of the exterior breakwater; west of a line parallel with and 150 feet west of the south extension of the exterior breakwater; northeast of a line parallel with and 1,500 feet southwestward of the exterior breakwater; and east of a line parallel with the south extension of the exterior breakwater and 500 feet eastward of the east face of the filtration plant.

(2) Anchorage B, south arm. West of a line parallel with and 150 feet west of the south arm of the exterior breakwater; north of a line perpendicular to the south arm at its south end; east of a line parallel with the south arm, about 2,200 feet therefrom and on line with the east face of the Municipal Pier; and south of a line perpendicular to the south arm 700 feet from its north end.

(3) Anchorage C, shore arm. South of a line parallel with and 150 feet southward of the shore arm of the exterior breakwater; west of a line parallel with the south extension of the exterior breakwater, 100 feet westward of the east end of the shore arm; northwest of a line perpendicular to the Lake Shore Drive revetment and 300 feet northwest of the northwest corner of the filtration plant; and east of a line parallel with and 600 feet lakeward of the Lake Shore Drive revetment.

(4) Anchorage D, Chicago Harbor Lock South. Beginning at a point 35.5 feet South (16 feet South of the South face of the Southeast guidewall) and 28.0 feet West of the SE Guide Wall Light; thence Westerly and parallel to the guidewall 800 feet to a point that is 16 feet South of the South face of the Southeast guidewall; thence Southerly 80 feet to a point that is 96 feet South of the South face of the Southeast guidewall; thence Easterly 800 feet to a point that is 96 feet South of the south face of the southeast guidewall; thence Northerly 80 feet to the point of beginning.

(5) Anchorage E, Chicago Harbor Lock North. Beginning at a point 156.75 feet North (16 feet North of the North face of the Northeast guidewall) and 590 feet West of the SE Guidewall Light; thence Westerly and parallel to the guidewall 600 feet to a point that is 16 feet North of the North face of the Northeast guidewall; thence Northerly 80 Feet to a point that is 96 feet North of the North face of the Northeast guidewall; thence Easterly 600 feet to a point that is North of the North face of the Northeast guidewall; thence Southerly 80 feet to the point of beginning.

(b) The rules and regulations. (1) Except in cases of emergency, no vessel may be anchored in Chicago Harbor outside of the anchorage grounds in paragraph (a) of this section or the special anchorage areas prescribed in §110.83.

(2) Anchors must not be placed outside the anchorage areas, nor shall any vessel be so anchored that any portion of the hull or rigging shall at any time extend outside the boundaries of the anchorage area.

(3) Any vessel anchoring under circumstances of great emergency outside of the anchorage areas must be placed near the edge of the channel and in such position as not to interfere with the free navigation of the channel nor obstruct the approach to any pier nor impede the movement of any boat, and shall move away immediately after the emergency ceases, or upon notification by the Captain of the Port.

(4) The maneuvering of a vessel by means of a dragged anchor, except within an established anchorage ground or in stress of weather or to avoid collision, is prohibited. Unnecessary maneuvering in any of the anchorage grounds is prohibited.

(5) The directions of the Captain of the Port assigning vessels to parts of the anchorage grounds suitable to their draft, requiring vessels to anchor bow and stern, requiring shifting the anchorage of any vessel within any anchorage ground for the common convenience, or for otherwise enforcing this section, shall be promptly executed by owners, masters, and persons in charge of vessels.

(6) Nothing in this section shall be construed as relieving the owner or person in charge of any vessel from the penalties of the law for obstructing navigation or for obstructing or interfering with range lights, or for not complying with the navigation laws in regard to lights, fog signals, or for otherwise violating law.

(7) No vessel may use anchorages A, B, D, and E except commercial vessels operated for profit. No person may place floats or buoys for making moorings or anchors in place in anchorages A and B. No person may place fixed moorings piles or stakes in anchorages A and B. (Mooring facilities are available adjacent to the lakeside guidewalls of the Chicago Harbor Lock in anchorages D and E.) All vessels using anchorages D and E shall moor against pile clusters adjacent to the respective anchorage.

Any time barges are moored in anchorage D or E, a manned towing vessel shall be present in one of these anchorages. Exceptions to this surveillance requirement are allowable for periods not to exceed one hour.

(8) No commercial vessels operated for profit that measure 50 gross tons or more may anchor in anchorage C. Temporary floats or buoys for marking moorings or anchors in place may be used in anchorage C. No person may place a fixed mooring pile or stake in anchorage C.

[CGFR 67-46, 32 FR 17728, Dec. 12, 1967, as amended by CGFR 70-65a, 36 FR 7967, Apr. 28, 1971; CGD9-85-01, 50 FR 29224, July 18, 1985]

§110.206   Detroit River, Michigan.

(a) The Anchorage grounds. Belle Isle Anchorage. The area is in the Detroit River immediately downstream from Belle Isle on the U.S. side of the International Boundary line within the following boundaries: beginning at a point bearing 250 T, 5400 feet from the James Scott Memorial Fountain (42°2006 N., 82°5957 W.) at the West end of Belle Isle; then 251 T, 3000 feet; thence 341 T, 800 feet; thence 071 T, 3000 feet; thence 161 T, 800 feet to the point of beginning.

(b) The regulations. (1) Vessels shall be anchored so as not to swing into the channel or across steering courses.

(2) The Belle Isle Anchorage area is for the temporary use of vessels of all types, but especially for naval and merchant vessels awaiting berths, weather, or other conditions favorable to the resumptions of their voyage.

(3) No vessel may be anchored unless it maintains a continuous bridge watch, guards and answers channel 16 FM and channel 12 FM (VTC SARNIA sector frequency), maintains an accurate position plot and can take appropriate action to ensure the safety of the vessel, structures and other vessels.

(4) Vessels may not anchor in the Belle Isle Anchorage for more than 72 hours without permission of the Captain of the Port of Detroit.

[CGD09 85-05, 51 FR 21357, June 12, 1986, as amended by USCG-1998-3799, 63 FR 35526, June 30, 1998]

§110.207   Cleveland Harbor, Ohio.

(a) The anchorage grounds—(1) West anchorage. The northwesterly portion of the West Basin between the northwest limits of the West Basin and a line parallel to and 1,050 feet distant from the West Breakwater; and from the southwest limits of the West Basin to a line perpendicular to the West Breakwater, 2,050 feet southwesterly along the West Breakwater from Cleveland West Breakwater Light.

(2) East anchorage. The southeasterly portion of the East Basin between the mainland and a line parallel to and 1,250 feet distant from the East Breakwater; from opposite Cleveland East Entrance Light to a due north line passing through the flashing white light on the Allied Oil Company dock.

(3) Explosives anchorage. In Lake Erie, northwest of Cleveland Harbor East Breakwater, and including a rectangular area marked by four white spar buoys at the following true bearings and distances from Cleveland East Pierhead Light: 38°30, 2,050 feet; 68°, 2,050 feet; 57°, 7,050 feet; and 49°, 7,050 feet.

(b) The regulations. (1) The west and east anchorages are general anchorages.

(2) Use of the explosives anchorage shall be subject to the supervision of the Captain of the Port.

§110.208   Buffalo Harbor, N.Y.

(a) The anchorage grounds—(1) Explosives Anchorage A. Inside the south section of the main breakwater 700 feet wide starting at a point 500 feet southerly from the south end of the north section and extending approximately 153° true, 3,000 feet parallel to the line of the south section of the main breakwater.

[CGFR 67-46, 32 FR 17728, Dec. 12, 1967, as amended by CGD 77-210, 44 FR 50040, Aug. 27, 1979]

§110.209   Saint Lawrence Seaway Anchorages, New York.

(a) Carleton Island Anchorage; Saint Lawrence River, Cape Vincent, New York—(1) Carleton Island Anchorage Area. The waters bounded by a line connecting the following points, beginning at 44°1157.11 N, 076°1404.62 W; thence to 44°1121.80 N, 076°1405.77 W; thence to 44°1134.07 N, 076°1549.57 W; 44°1135.35 N, 076°1647.50 W; 44°1143.49 N, 076°1648.00 W; 44°1157.11 N, 076°1404.62 W and back to the beginning point. These coordinates are based on WGS 84.

(2) Tibbett's Island Anchorage Area. The waters bounded by a line connecting the following points, beginning at 44°0520.27 N, 076°2325.78 W; thence to 44°0521.85 N, 076°2240.97 W; thence to 44°0434.08 N, 076°2309.98 W; 44°0407.72 N, 076°2333.76 W; 44°0432.78 N, 076°2443.80 W; 44°0544.37 N, 076°2356.29 W; 44°0520.27 N, 076°2325.78 W and back to the beginning point. These coordinates are based on WGS 84.

(b) The regulations. (1) Anchors must not be placed in the Saint Lawrence Seaway shipping channel. No portion of the hull or rigging may extend outside the limits of the anchorage area.

(2) No vessel may occupy any general anchorage described in paragraph (a) of this section for a period longer than 10 days unless approval is obtained from the Captain of the Port Buffalo (COTP) for that purpose.

(3) The COTP, or authorized representative, may require vessels to depart from the Anchorages described in paragraph (a) of this section before the expiration of the authorized or maximum stay. The COTP, or authorized representative, will provide at least 12-hour notice to a vessel required to depart the anchorages.

[USCG-2017-1125, 83 FR 30345, June 28, 2018]

§110.210   San Diego Harbor, CA.

(a) The anchorage grounds. (1) Special anchorage for U.S. Government vessels (NAD 83). The waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongtitude
32°4213.2 N117°1411.0 W
32°4112.0 N117°1400.3 W

and thence along the shoreline to the point of beginning.

(2) Special anchorage for U.S. Government vessels (NAD 83). The waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongtitude
32°4325.6 N117°1246.1 W
32°4325.3 N117°1252.0 W
32°4308.2 N117°1258.0 W
32°4257.9 N117°1254.0 W

and thence easterly along the northern boundary of the channel to:

LatitudeLongtitude
32°4305.0 N117°1130.5 W
32°4327.2 N117°1114.0 W

and thence along the shoreline of Harbor Island to the point of beginning.

(3) “B” Street Merchant Vessel Anchorage (NAD 83). The waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongtitude
32°4300.8 N117°1036.3 W
32°4300.8 N117°1123.0 W
32°4305.0 N117°1130.5 W
32°4327.2 N117°1114.0 W
32°4320.2 N117°1053.0 W

and thence due east to the shoreline, and thence along the shoreline and pier to the point of beginning.

(b) The regulations. (1) The anchorages described in paragraphs (a)(1) and (a)(2) of this section are reserved exclusively for the anchorage of vessels of the United States Government and of authorized harbor pilot boats. No other vessels shall anchor in this area except by special permission obtained in advance from the Commander, Naval Base, San Diego, CA. The administration of these anchorages is exercised by the Commander, Naval Base, San Diego, CA.

(2) The area described in paragraph (a)(3) of this section is reserved for the use of merchant vessels calling at the Port of San Diego while awaiting a berth. The administration of this anchorage is exercised by the Port Director, San Diego Unified Port District.

(3) Vessels anchoring in San Diego Harbor shall leave a free passage for other craft and shall not obstruct the approaches to the wharves in the harbor.

[CGD11-85-06, 51 FR 19753, June 2, 1986, as amended by CGD11-90-08, 56 FR 9852, Mar. 8, 1991]

§110.214   Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors, California.

(a) General Regulations—(1) Anchorage Assignment. (i) Unless otherwise directed by the Captain of the Port Los Angeles-Long Beach, the pilot stations for the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles will assign the use of commercial anchorages within their jurisdictions (Long Beach and Los Angeles Harbors respectively). All anchorages outside (seaward) of the federal breakwater will be assigned by the Los Angeles-Long Beach Vessel Traffic Information Service (VTIS). The master, pilot, or person in charge of a vessel must notify the appropriate pilot station (for anchorages inside the federal breakwater) or the VTIS (for anchorages outside the federal breakwater) of their intention to anchor, upon anchoring, and at least fifteen minutes prior to departing an anchorage. All anchorage assignments will be made as described in this part unless modified by the Captain of the Port.

(ii) Radio communications for port entities governing anchorages are as follows: Los Angeles-Long Beach Vessel Traffic Information Service, call sign “LA-Long Beach Traffic,” Channel 14 VHF-FM; Los Angeles Port Pilots, Channel 73 VHF-FM; Long Beach Port Pilots, Channel 74 VHF-FM.

(iii) The exact boundary separating the Port of Long Beach from the Port of Los Angeles is published in local Port Tariffs. For purposes of this rule, Long Beach waters are those east, and Los Angeles waters are those west, of the following locations:

(A) Inner Harbor: The Henry Ford (Badger Avenue) Bridge.

(B) Middle Harbor: The Pier 400 Transportation Corridor.

(C) Outer Harbor: The western boundary of Commercial Anchorage B.

(2) Required approvals, permits and notifications. (i)(A) No vessel may anchor in deep draft sub-anchorages B-7, B-9, B-11, D-5, D-6 or D-7 within Los Angeles or Long Beach harbors for more than 48 consecutive hours unless extended anchorage permission is obtained from the Captain of the Port. These sub-anchorages are defined by the following coordinates and dimensions:

AnchorageLatitudeLongitudeRadius
(yards)
B-733-43 52.0 N118-12 47.9 W450
B-933-43 28.5 N118-13 10.5 W500
B-1133-43 44.5 N118-12 17 W450
D-533-43 40.5 N118-10 30 W450
D-633-43 40.5 N118-9 57.5 W450
D-733-43 40.5 N118-9 25 W450

(B) No vessel may anchor anywhere else within Los Angeles or Long Beach harbors for more than 10 consecutive days unless extended anchorage permission is obtained from the Captain of the Port. In determining whether extended anchorage permission will be granted, consideration will be given, but not necessarily limited to: The current and anticipated demands for anchorage space within the harbor, the requested duration, the condition of the vessel, and the reason for the request.

(ii) No vessel while carrying, loading, or unloading division 1.1 or 1.2 materials as defined in 49 CFR 173.50, or Cargoes of Particular Hazard (COPH) as defined in 33 CFR 126.10, or Certain Dangerous Cargoes (CDC) as defined in 33 CFR 160.202, may anchor without first obtaining a permit issued by the Captain of the Port.

(iii) Vessels requiring use of an explosives anchorage should contact the Captain of the Port at least 24 hours prior to the anticipated need for the explosives anchorage to allow for proper activation of that anchorage.

(iv) Except with the prior approval of the Captain of the Port, or, in the case of an emergency, with approval of the Captain of the Port immediately subsequent to anchoring, no commercial vessel greater than 1600 gross tons may anchor in Los Angeles-Long Beach Harbor unless it maintains the capability to get underway within 30 minutes. Any vessel unable to meet this requirement must immediately notify the Captain of the Port and make arrangements for an adequate number of tugs to respond to the vessel within 30 minutes notice.

(v) In anchorages where lightering is authorized, the Captain of the Port must be notified at least 4 hours in advance of a vessel conducting lightering operations (see 33 CFR 156.118).

(3) Other General Requirements. (i) When at anchor, all commercial vessels greater than 1600 gross tons shall, at all times, have a licensed or credentialed deck officer on watch and maintain a continuous radio listening watch unless subject to one of the exemptions in this paragraph. The radio watch must be on CH-13 VHF-FM when anchored inside the federal breakwater, and on CH-14 VHF-FM or on CH-16 VHF-FM when anchored outside the federal breakwater, except for unmanned barges; vessels which have less than 100 gallons of oil or fuel onboard regardless of how the fuel is carried; and other vessels receiving advance approval from the Captain of the Port.

(ii) When sustained wind speeds exceed 40 knots, all anchored commercial vessels greater than 1600 gross tons shall ensure their propulsion plant is placed in immediate standby and a second anchor is made ready to let go. Vessels unable to comply with this requirement must immediately notify the Captain of the Port. In such case, the Captain of the Port may require the vessel to have one or more tugs standing by to render immediate assistance.

(4) Prohibitions. Within Los Angeles Harbor, Long Beach Harbor, and the Los Angeles-Long Beach Precautionary Area, except for emergency reasons, or with the prior approval of the Captain of the Port, vessels are prohibited from anchoring outside of designated anchorage areas. In the event a vessel anchors outside a designated anchorage area for emergency reasons, the master, pilot, or person in charge of the vessel shall:

(i) Position the vessel so as to minimize the danger to other vessels and facilities;

(ii) Immediately notify the Captain of the Port by the most expeditious means of the vessel's location and the reason(s) for the emergency anchoring; and

(iii) Move the vessel as soon as the emergency condition prompting anchoring outside a designated area abates, or as soon as ordered to move by the Captain of the Port, whichever occurs sooner.

(5) Exemption from rules. The Captain of the Port may, upon request, or whenever he/she deems appropriate, authorize a deviation from any rule in this section.

(b) The anchorage grounds. Locations of anchorage grounds are as described in this section. Specific requirements for individual anchorages are contained in paragraphs (c) and (d) of this section. All coordinates referenced use datum: NAD 83.

(1) [Reserved]

(2) Commercial Anchorage B (Long Beach Harbor). An area enclosed by a line joining the following coordinates:

   Latitude Longitude
Beginning point33°-44-37.0 N118 °-13-00.0 W.
Thence south/southeast to33°-44-12.0 N118° -12-36.2 W.
Thence southeast to33° -43-38.2 N118° -11-36.9 W.
Thence southwest to33° -43-26.1 N118° -11-47.2 W.
Thence west to33°-43-26.1 N118°-12-22.7 W.
Thence west/southwest to33° -42-58.9 N118° -13-53.0 W.
Thence north/northwest to33° -43-46.0 N118° -14-13.6 W.
Thence east/northeast to33° -43-54.5 N118° -13-50.0 W.
Thence north to33°-44-22.8 N118°-13-51.0 W.
Thence east/northeast to the beginning point

(3) Commercial Anchorage C (Long Beach Harbor). An area enclosed by a line joining the following coordinates:

   Latitude Longitude
Beginning point33°-44-20.0 N118°-08-26.2 W
Thence west to33°-44-23.5 N118°-09-32.6 W
Thence north to33°-44-52.8 N118°-09-33.2 W
Thence southeast to33°-44-25.2 N118°-08-26.2 W
Thence south to the beginning point.

(4) Commercial Anchorage D (Long Beach Harbor). An area enclosed by a line beginning near the east end of the Long Beach Breakwater and joining the following coordinates:

   Latitude Longitude
Beginning point33°-43-27.2 N118°-08-12.6 W
Thence west to33°-43-27.2 N118°-10-46.5 W
Thence north to33°-43-51.0 N118°-10-46.5 W
Thence northeast to33°-44-18.5 N118°-10-27.2 W
Thence east to33°-44-18.5 N118°-08-12.6 W
Thence south to the beginning point.

(5) Commercial Anchorage E (Long Beach Harbor). An area enclosed by a line joining the following coordinates:

   Latitude Longitude
Beginning point33°-44-37.0 N118°-09-48.5 W.
Thence southwest to33° -44-18.5 N118° -09-56.8 W.
Thence west to33°-44-18.5 N118°-10-27.2 W.
Thence northwest to33° -44-27.6 N118° -10-41.0 W.
Thence west/northwest to33° -44-29.0 N118° -10-57.4 W.
Thence north/northwest to33° -45-06.4 N118° -11-09.5 W.
Thence northeast to33° -45-15.2 N118° -10-46.1 W.
Thence southeast to33° -45-11.0 N118° -10-32.0 W.
Thence south to33°-44-52.0 N118°-10-32.0 W.
Thence southeast to the beginning point

(6) Commercial Anchorage F (outside of Long Beach Breakwater). The waters southeast of the Long Beach Breakwater bounded by a line connecting the following coordinates:

   Latitude Longitude
Beginning point33°−43−05.1 N118°−07−59.0 W.
Thence west to33°−43−05.1 N118°−10−36.5 W.
Thence south/southeast to33° −38−17.5 N118° −07−00.0 W.
Thence north/northeast to33° −40−23.0 N118° −06−03.0 W.
And thence north/northwest to the beginning point

(7) Commercial Anchorage G (outside of the Middle Breakwater). The waters south of the Middle Breakwater bounded by a line connecting the following coordinates:

   Latitude Longitude
Beginning point33°-43-05.4 N118°-11-18.0 W
Thence west to33°-43-05.4 N118°-12-18.7 W
Thence west/southwest to33°-42-25.9 N118°-14-19.2 W
Thence southeast to33°-41-40.3 N118°-13-05.2 W
Thence east/northeast to33°-42-08.8 N118°-11-36.8 W
And thence north/northeast to the beginning point.

(8) General Anchorage N (Los Angeles Harbor). The waters near Cabrillo Beach shoreward of a line connecting the following coordinates:

   Latitude Longitude
   33°-42-55.9 N118°-16-44.4 W
   33°-42-26.8 N118°-16-33.9 W

(9) General Anchorage P (Long Beach Harbor). The waters within an area beginning at Alamitos Bay West Jetty Light “1” and connecting the following coordinates:

   Latitude Longitude
Beginning point33°-44-14.5 N118°-07-19.2 W
Thence northwest to33°-44-20.6 N118°-07-31.7 W
Thence northwest33°-45-06.5 N118°-09-34.0 W
Thence along the eastern shoreline of Island White to the lighted marker at33°-45-13.5 N118°-09-34.0 W
Thence northwest to33°-45-37.1 N118°-10-38.5 W
Thence north/northwest to33°-45-49.4 N118°-10-38.8 W
And thence east/southeast along the Long Beach shoreline and the Alamitos Bay West Jetty to the beginning point.

(10) General Anchorage Q (Long Beach Harbor/Alamitos Bay/Anaheim Bay). The waters within an area described as follows:

   Latitude Longitude
Beginning point33°-44-36.0 N118°-08-13.0 W
Thence east/southeast to33°-44-20.6 N118°-07-31.7 W
Thence along a line described as an arc, radius of 460 meters (approximately 1509 feet) centered on33°-44-12.5 N118°-07-16.5 W
To33°-44-04.8 N118°-07-01.0 W
Thence northwest to33°-44-11.1 N118°-07-13.0 W
Thence north/northeast to33°-44-24.0 N118°-07-04.1 W
Thence east/southeast to33°-44-22.5 N118°-06-57.0 W
Thence along the shoreline of Seal Beach and Anaheim Bay W. Jetty to33°-43-39.1 N118°-06-06.8 W
Thence west/southwest to33°-43-27.8 N118°-07-39.9 W
Thence northwest to33°-43-38.4 N118°-07-48.2 W
Thence west to33°-43-38.4 N118°-08-12.9 W
and thence north to the beginning point.

(11) Explosives Anchorage (Long Beach Harbor). A circular area with a radius of 1,909 yards (1,745 meters), centered in position 33°4337.0 N, 118°0905.3 W.

(c) Individual anchorage requirements:

(1) Table 110.214(c) lists anchorage grounds, identifies the purpose of each anchorage, and contains specific regulations applicable to certain anchorages. Requirements for the explosives anchorage are contained in paragraph (d) of this section.

(2) The geographic boundaries of each anchorage are contained in paragraph (b) of this section.

Table 110.214(c)

Anchorage General location Purpose Specific regulations
ALos Angeles HarborCommercialNote a.
BLong Beach Harbor......do......Do.
C......do......doNotes a, g.
D......doCommercial & NavalNotes a, b, g.
E......doCommercialNote c.
FOutside Breakwater......doNotes c, g.
G......do......doNotes c, d.
NLos Angeles HarborSmall CraftNote e.
PLong Beach Harbor......doNote f.
Q......do......doNotes c, g.

Notes:

a. Bunkering and lightering are permitted.

b. West of 118°-09-48 W priority for use of the anchorage will be given to commercial vessels over 244 meters (approximately 800 feet). East of 118°-09-48 W priority for use of the anchorage will be given to Naval and Public vessels, vessels under Department of Defense charter, and vessels requiring use of the explosives anchorage.

c. Bunkering and lightering are prohibited.

d. This anchorage is within a Regulated Navigation Area and additional requirements apply as set forth in 33 CFR 165.1109(e).

e. This anchorage is controlled by the Los Angeles Port Police. Anchoring, mooring and recreational boating activities conforming to applicable City of Los Angeles ordinances and regulations are allowed in this anchorage.

f. This anchorage is controlled by the Long Beach Harbor Master. Anchoring, mooring and recreational boating activities conforming to applicable City of Long Beach ordinances and regulations are allowed in this anchorage.

g. When the explosives anchorage is activated portions of this anchorage lie within the explosives anchorage and the requirements of paragraph (d) of this section apply.

(d) Explosives Anchorage (Long Beach Harbor). (1) Priority for use of this anchorage shall be given to vessels carrying, loading, or unloading division 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, or 1.4 (explosive) materials as defined in 49 CFR 173.50, or Cargoes of Particular Hazard (COPH) as defined in 33 CFR 126.10, or Certain Dangerous Cargoes (CDC) as defined in 33 CFR 160.202.

(2) Vessels requiring the use of this anchorage shall notify the Captain of the Port at least 24 hours in advance of their intentions including the estimated times of arrival, departure, net explosive weight, and whether the vessel will be loading or unloading. Vessels may not use this anchorage without first obtaining a permit issued by the Captain of the Port.

(3) No vessel containing more than 680 metric tons (approximately 749 tons) of net explosive weight (NEW) may anchor in this anchorage;

(4) Bunkering and lightering operations are permitted in the explosives anchorage, except that vessels engaged in the loading or unloading of explosives shall not simultaneously conduct bunkering or lightering operations.

(5) Each anchored vessel loading, unloading or laden with explosives, must display a red flag of at least 1.2 square meters (approximately 16 square feet) in size by day, and at night the flag must be illuminated by spotlight;

(6) When a vessel displaying the red flag occupies the explosives anchorage, no other vessel may anchor within the Explosives Anchorage.

Note: When the explosives anchorage is activated, portions of Anchorages “C”, “D”, “F” and “Q” are encompassed by the explosives anchorage.

[CGD11-99-008, 65 FR 10710, Feb. 29, 2000, as amended by CGD11-04-007, 71 FR 3002, Jan. 19, 2006; CGD11-04-005, 71 FR 15037, Mar. 27, 2006; USCG-2006-24371, 74 FR 11212, Mar. 16, 2009; USCG-2013-0841, 79 FR 71657, Dec. 3, 2014; USCG-2005-21869, 80 FR 5330, Jan. 30, 2015]

§110.215   Anaheim Bay Harbor, California; U.S. Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach, California; Naval Explosives Anchorage.

(a) The anchorage ground. The waters of Anaheim Bay Harbor between the east side of the Entrance Channel and the East Jetty, and the west side of the Entrance Channel and the West Jetty as outlined in the following two sections:

(1) East Side:

LatitudeLongtitude
33°4403.0 N118°0535.0 W
33°4353.0 N118°0515.0 W
33°4349.0 N118°0518.0 W
33°4336.5 N118°0556.0 W
33°4337.0 N118°0557.0 W
33°4403.0 N118°0535.0 W

(2) West Side:

LatitudeLongtitude
33°4405.0 N118°0540.0 W
33°4406.0 N118°0556.5 W
33°4401.0 N118°0601.0 W
33°4340.5 N118°0603.0 W
33°4339.5 N118°0602.0 W
33°4405.0 N118°0540.0 W

(b) The regulations. (1) This area is reserved for use of naval vessels carrying or transferring ammunition or explosives under standard military restrictions as established by the Safety Manual, Armed Service Explosives Board.

(2) No pleasure or commercial craft shall navigate or anchor within this area at any time without first obtaining permission from the Commanding Officer, Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach, California. This officer will extend full cooperation relating to public use of the area and will fully consider every reasonable request for the passage of small craft in light of requirements for national security and safety of persons and property.

(3) Nothing in this section shall be construed as relieving the owner or operator of any vessel from the regulations contained in §334.930 of Title 33, covering navigation in Anaheim Bay Harbor.

(4) The regulations in this section shall be administered by the Commanding Officer U.S. Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach, California and by such agencies as he may designate, and enforced by the Captain of the Port, Los Angeles-Long Beach, California.

[CGD11-87-07, 53 FR 878, Jan. 14, 1988, as amended by USCG-2015-0433, 80 FR 44281, July 27, 2015]

§110.216   Pacific Ocean at Santa Catalina Island, Calif.

(a) The anchorage grounds—(1) Descanso Bay. Shoreward of a line connecting the promontories known as White Rock and Casino Point.

(2) Isthmus Cove. All the waters bounded by a line connecting the following coordinates, beginning at 33°-27-12 N, 118°-30-05 W (the promontory known as Lion Head); thence southeast to 33°-26-55.5 N, 118°-28-44 W; thence west-southwest to 33°-2650 N, 118°-29-08 W; thence southwest to 33°-26-39 N, 118°-29-19 W; thence along the shoreline returning to the point of origin, excluding the following-described non-anchorage area: an area 300 feet wide (170 feet west and 130 feet east of the centerline of the Catalina Island Steamship Line pier), extending 1600 feet from the foot of the pier, and an area 150 feet seaward of the shoreline extending approximately 1500 feet east and 1500 feet northwest of the centerline of said pier.

Datum: NAD 83

(3) Avalon Bay—(i) Anchorage A. The waters within an area described as follows: A circle of 1350 feet radius centered at 33°2059.0 N, 118°1856.2 W.

(ii) Anchorage B. The waters within an area described as follows: A circle of 1350 feet radius centered at 33°2038.3 N, 118°1835.8 W.

(iii) Anchorage C. The waters within an area described as follows: A circle of 1350 feet radius centered at 33°2121.0 N, 118°1916.7 W.

(b) The regulations. (1) The Descanso Bay anchorage is reserved for yachts and other small craft. Floats or buoys for marking anchors or moorings in place will be allowed in this area. Fixed mooring piles or stakes are prohibited.

(2) The Isthmus Cove anchorage shall be available for anchorage of all types of craft. Temporary floats or buoys for marking anchors or moorings in place will be allowed in this area. Fixed mooring piles or stakes are prohibited.

(3) The non-anchorage area described in paragraph (a)(2) of this section shall be used only by commercial vessels. Commercial vessels of 15 feet draft or over may anchor in this area seaward of the Catalina Island Steamship Line pier during hours between sunrise and sunset. The use of this area for anchorage is forbidden to all other craft at all times. Fixed mooring piles or stakes and floats or buoys for marking anchors or moorings in place are prohibited.

(4) The instructions of the Captain of the Port requiring vessels to anchor bow and stern, or with two bow anchors, or requiring shifting the anchorage of any vessel within the anchorage grounds for the common safety or convenience, or for otherwise enforcing the regulations in this section, shall be promptly complied with by owners, masters, and persons in charge of vessels.

(5) Nothing in this section shall be construed as relieving the owner or person in charge of any vessels or plant from the penalties of law for obstructing navigation or for obstructing or interfering with range lights, or for not complying with the navigation laws in regard to lights, fog signals, or for otherwise violating law.

(6) The Avalon Bay anchorage is reserved for large passenger vessels of over 1600 gross tons, unless otherwise authorized by the Captain of the Port Los Angeles-Long Beach.

[CGFR 67-46, 32 FR 17728, Dec. 12, 1967, as amended by CGD11-95-001, 60 FR 29759, June 6, 1995; GCD11-04-006, 70 FR 28426, May 18, 2005]

§110.218   Pacific Ocean at San Clemente Island, Calif.; in vicinity of Wilson Cove.

(a) The anchorage grounds. Shoreward on a line beginning at a point on the beach bearing 153° true, 1,400 yards, from Wilson Cove Light; thence 62° true, 0.67 nautical mile, thence 332° true, 1.63 nautical miles; thence 241°31 true to the shore line.

(b) The regulations. (1) This area is reserved exclusively for anchorage of United States Government vessels or vessels temporarily operating under Government direction, and no vessel, except in an emergency, shall anchor in the area without first obtaining permission from the Commandant, Eleventh Naval District, or the Senior Naval Officer present who shall in turn notify the Commandant promptly.

(2) No vessel shall anchor in such a manner as to unreasonably obstruct the approach to the wharf.

[CGFR 67-46, 32 FR 17728, Dec. 12, 1967, as amended by CCGD11-85-02, 51 FR 2883, Jan. 22, 1986]

§110.220   Pacific Ocean at San Nicolas Island, Calif.; restricted anchorage areas.

(a) The restricted area. All waters within one-quarter nautical mile from the shoreline or manmade structures including mooring buoys, piers and jetties on the easterly end of San Nicolas Island between a point on the northeast shore at latitude 33°1432 N, longitude 119°2641 W and a point on the southeast shore at latitude 33°1308 N, longitude 119°2706 W.

(b) The regulations. (1) Except in an emergency, no vessel shall enter into or anchor in this restricted area without permission from the Commanding Officer, Naval Base Ventura County. Cargo and supply vessels or barges destined for San Nicolas Island may anchor in the area for unloading or loading.

(2) Each person in a restricted anchorage shall obey the order or direction of the Commanding Officer, Naval Base Ventura County, Coast Guard Eleventh District Commander, or Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Los Angeles-Long Beach, when issued to carry out this section.

(c) Enforcement.The Coast Guard may be assisted in enforcing this rule by other Federal, state, or local agencies.

[USCG-2012-0967, 78 FR 67303, Nov. 12, 2013]

§110.222   Pacific Ocean at Santa Barbara Island, Calif.

(a) The anchorage grounds. Shoreward of a line beginning at the Santa Barbara Island Light on the northeast end of the island and bearing 23° true a distance of 1.515 nautical miles seaward from the beach; thence 140°30 true, 2.54 nautical miles; thence 212°30 true, 2.30 nautical miles; thence 296°30 true, 0.96 nautical mile; and thence 325° true to the beach.

(b) The regulations. The anchorage shall be available for anchorage of all types of craft. Temporary floats or buoys for marking anchors in place will be permitted in this area.

§110.224   San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, Carquinez Strait, Suisun Bay, Sacramento River, San Joaquin River, and connecting waters, CA.

(a) General regulations. (1) Within the navigable waters of San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, Carquinez Strait, Suisun Bay, New York Slough, San Joaquin River Deep Water Channel, the Stockton Turning Basin, the Sacramento River Deep Water Ship Channel between Suisun Bay and the east end of the West Sacramento Turning Basin, and connecting waters, anchoring is prohibited outside of designated anchorages except when required for safety or with the written permission of the Captain of the Port. Each vessel anchoring outside an established anchorage area shall immediately notify the Captain of the Port of her position and reason for anchoring.

(2) No vessel may permanently moor in areas adjacent to the San Joaquin River Deep Water Channel except with the written permission of the Captain of the Port.

(3) Each vessel anchoring for safety reasons in the San Joaquin River Deep Water Channel, the Sacramento River Deep Water Ship Channel, or the Stockton or West Sacramento Turning Basins shall be positioned as near to the edge of the channel or turning basin as possible so as not to interfere with navigation, or obstruct the approach to any pier, wharf, slip, or boat harbor and shall move as soon as the reason for anchoring no longer exists or when notified to move by the Captain of the Port.

(4) No vessel may anchor within a tunnel, cable, or pipeline area shown on a Government chart.

(5) No vessel may moor, anchor, or tie up to any pier, wharf, or other vessel in such a manner as to extend into an adjacent channel or fairway.

(6) No vessel in such a condition that it is likely to sink or otherwise become a menace or obstruction to navigation or anchorage of other vessels may occupy an anchorage, except when unforeseen circumstances create conditions of imminent peril to personnel and then only for such period as may be authorized by the Captain of the Port.

(7) Each vessel carrying explosives shall only anchor in an explosives anchorage except as authorized by paragraph (a)(1) or (a)(17) of this section.

(8) No vessel other than a vessel under Federal supervision may go alongside or in any manner moor to any Government-owned vessel, mooring buoy, or pontoon boom, their anchor cables, or any of their appendages. No vessel other than a vessel under Federal supervision may obstruct or interfere in any manner with the mooring, unmooring, or servicing of vessels owned by the United States.

(9) The Captain of the Port may require any vessel in a designated anchorage area to moor with two or more anchors.

(10) Each vessel that will not have sufficient personnel on board to weigh anchor at any time shall anchor with two anchors with mooring swivel, unless otherwise authorized by the Captain of the Port.

(11) Deep-draft vessels shall take precedence over vessels of lighter draft in the deeper portions of all anchorages. Light-draft barges and vessels shall anchor away from the deeper portions of the anchorage so as not to interfere with the anchoring of deep-draft vessels. Should circumstances warrant, the Captain of the Port may require lighter draft vessels to move to provide safe anchorage, particularly in Anchorages 7 and 9, for deep-draft vessels.

(12) Barges towed in tandem to any anchorage shall nest together when anchoring.

(13) Each vessel that is notified by the Captain of the Port or his authorized representative to shift her position shall promptly shift her position.

(14) No person may use these anchorages for any purpose other than the purpose stated in these anchorage regulations.

(15) Where these regulations require that a vessel notify the Captain of the Port, the operator of the vessel shall transmit such report to the San Francisco Vessel Traffic Service.

Note: Vessel Traffic Service guards VHF-FM Channel 13 (156.65 MHz) and Channel 14 (156.70 MHz).

(16) Nothing in this section may be construed as relieving any vessel or the owner or person in charge of any vessel from the penalties of law for obstructing or interfering with range lights or for not complying with the laws relating to lights, day signals, and fog signals and other navigation laws and regulations.

(17) The District Engineer, Corps of Engineers, may issue written permission for anchoring a single barge carrying explosives in quantities considered by the District Engineer as safe and necessary in the vicinity of work being done directly under the District Engineer supervision or under a Department of the Army permit. When issuing such a permit, the District Engineer shall prescribe the conditions under which the explosives must be stored and handled and shall furnish a copy of the permit and a copy of the rules and regulations for storing and handling to the Captain of the Port.

(18) No vessel may anchor in a “dead ship” status (propulsion or control unavailable for normal operations) at any anchorage other than in Anchorage 9 as specified in Table 110.224(D)(1) without prior approval of the Captain of the Port.

(b) Naval anchorages. In addition to the general regulations in paragraph (a) of this section, the following regulations apply to each naval anchorage described in this section.

(1) Naval anchorages are intended for public vessels of the United States, but may be used by other vessels when not required for use by public vessels.

(2) Other vessels using a naval anchorage shall promptly notify the Captain of the Port upon anchoring and upon departure and shall be prepared to move within one hour upon notice should the anchorage be required for public vessels.

(c) Explosive anchorages. In addition to the general regulations in paragraph (a) of this section, the following regulations apply to each explosives anchorage described in this section.

(1) Explosives anchorages and, where established, surrounding forbidden anchorage zones, are temporarily activated as needed by the Captain of the Port. When not activated, explosives anchorages and surrounding forbidden anchorage zones become part of the general anchorage which encompasses them or, if not located within the boundaries of a general anchorage, become available for general navigation.

(2) Notice of activation and deactivation of explosives anchorages will be disseminated by Coast Guard Broadcast Notice to Mariners.

(3) Each vessel which anchors in an explosives anchorage or surrounding forbidden anchorage zone while such anchorage is not activated shall be prepared to move within one hour if the anchorage is activated.

(4) Unless otherwise authorized by the Captain of the Port:

(i) No vessel may anchor in an activated explosives anchorage except vessels loaded with, loading, or unloading explosives.

(ii) No vessel may enter or remain in an activated explosives anchorage except (A) vessels loaded with, loading or unloading explosives, (B) lighters or barges delivering cargo to or from such vessels, or (C) a tug authorized by paragraph (c)(7)(iii) of this section.

(iii) No vessel carrying explosives or on which explosives are to be loaded may enter or remain in an activated explosives anchorage without written permission from the Captain of the Port. Such a permit must be obtained before entering the anchorage and may be revoked at any time.

(iv) No vessel may anchor in the forbidden anchorage zone surrounding an activated explosives anchorage.

(5) Each vessel loaded with, loading, or unloading explosives, while within an explosives anchorage, shall display by day at her masthead, or at least 10 feet above the upper deck if the vessel has no mast, a red flag at least 16 square feet in area.

(6) Each passing vessel shall reduce speed as necessary so as to insure that its wake does not interfere with cargo transfer operations aboard any vessel displaying a red flag in an explosives anchorage.

(7) The Captain of the Port may:

(i) Issue permission to any vessel carrying flammable solids, oxidizing materials, corrosive liquids, flammable liquids, compressed gases, or poisonous substances to occupy a berth in an activated explosives anchorage. Such a permit must be obtained before entering the anchorage and may be revoked at any time.

(ii) Require any person having business on board a vessel which is loaded with, loading, or unloading explosives to have a document that is acceptable to the Coast Guard for identification purposes and to show that document to the Captain of the Port.

(iii) Require a non-self-propelled vessel, or a self-propelled vessel that is unable to maneuver under its own power, that occupies an activated explosives anchorage to be attended by a tug.

(d) Anchorage grounds. (1) Table 110.224(d)(1) lists anchorage grounds, identifies the purpose of each anchorage, and contains specific regulations applicable to certain anchorages.

(2) The geographic boundaries of each anchorage are contained in paragraph (e) of this section.

Table 110.224(d)(1)

Anchorage No. General location Purpose Specific
regulations
4San Francisco BayGeneralNotes a, b.
5......do......doDo.
6......do......doNote a.
7......do......doNotes a, b, c, d, e.
8......do......doNotes a, b, c.
8A......do......doNotes a, b, c, d, e, j, n.
9......do......doNotes a, b, m.
10......doNavalNote a.
12......doExplosivesNotes a, f.
13......do......doNotes a, e, g.
14......do......doNotes a, f, h.
18San Pablo BayGeneral
19......do......doNote b.
20......do......do
21......doNaval
22Carquinez StraitGeneral
23BeniciaGeneralNotes c, d, e, l.
24Carquinez StraitGeneralNote j.
26Suisun Bay......doNote k.
27......do......do
28San Joaquin River......do
30......doExplosives

Notes: a. When sustained winds are in excess of 25 knots each vessel greater than 300 gross tons using this anchorage shall maintain a continuous radio watch on VHF channel 13 (156.65 MHz) and VHF channel 14 (156.70 MHz). This radio watch must be maintained by a person who fluently speaks the English language.

b. Each vessel using this anchorage may not project into adjacent channels or fairways.

c. This anchorage is primarily for use by vessels requiring a temporary anchorage waiting to proceed to pier facilities or other anchorage grounds. This anchorage may not be used by vessels for the purpose of loading any dangerous cargoes or combustible liquids unless authorized by the Captain of the Port.

d. Each vessel using this anchorage may not remain for more than 12 hours unless authorized by the Captain of the Port.

e. Each vessel using this anchorage shall be prepared to move within 1 hour upon notification by the Captain of the Port.

f. The maximum total quantity of explosives that may be on board a vessel using this anchorage shall be limited to 3,000 tons unless otherwise authorized with the written permission of the Captain of the Port.

g. The maximum total quantity of explosives that may be on board a vessel using this anchorage shall be limited to 50 tons except that, with the written permission of the Captain of the Port, each vessel in transit, loaded with explosives in excess of 50 tons, may anchor temporarily in this anchorage provided that the hatches to the holds containing explosives are not opened.

h. Each vessel using this anchorage will be assigned a berth by the Captain of the Port on the basis of the maximum quantity of explosives that will be on board the vessel.

i. [Reserved]

j. Each vessel using this anchorage shall promptly notify the Captain of the Port, upon anchoring and upon departure.

k. See §162.270 of this title establishing restricted areas in the vicinity of the Maritime Administration Reserve Fleet.

l. Vessels using this anchorage must exceed 15 feet draft, have engines on standby, and have a pilot on board.

m. Any vessel anchoring in a “dead-ship” status shall have one assist tug of adequate bollard pull on standby and immediately available (maximum of 15 minute response time) to provide emergency maneuvering. When the sustained winds are 20 knots or greater, or when the wind gusts are 25 knots or greater, the tug must be alongside.

n. This temporary anchorage will be activated by VTS San Francisco when Anchorages 8 and 9 are at capacity and additional anchorage capacity in the vicinity of Alameda is required. VTS will notify a vessel that this temporary anchorage is activated and available for use when Anchorages 8 and 9 are full, and a vessel requests permission from VTS to anchor in Anchorage 8 or 9.

(e) Boundaries—(1) Anchorage No. 4. Bounded by the west shore of San Francisco Bay and the following lines: Beginning on the shore southwest of Point San Quentin at latitude 37°5628 N., longitude 122°2854 W.; thence east-southeasterly to latitude 37°5555 N., longitude 122°2649 W., thence southwesterly to latitude 37°5413 N., longitude 122°2724 W., thence southeasterly to the shore of Tiburon Peninsula at Point Chauncey at latitude 37°5340.5 N., longitude 122°2655 W. When Explosives Anchorage No. 13 is activated by the Captain of the Port, it and the forbidden anchorage zone surrounding it are excluded from Anchorage No. 4.

(2) Anchorage No. 5, Southampton Shoal. In San Francisco Bay at Southampton Shoal bounded by a line connecting the following coordinates:

LatitudeLongtitude
37°5548 N.122°2552 W; to
37°5550 N.122°2632 W; to
37°5449 N.122°2639 W; to
37°5403 N.122°2606 W; to
37°5325 N.122°2530 W; to
37°5323 N.122°2509 W; to
37°5519 N.122°2533 W; to
37°5542 N.122°2545 W; thence back to
37°5548 N.122°2552 W.

(3) Anchorage No. 6. Bounded by the east shore of San Francisco Bay and the following lines: Beginning at the shore of the southernmost extremity of Point Isabel at latitude 37°5346 N., longitude 122°1919 W.; thence westerly along the north shore of Brooks Island to the jetty extending westerly therefrom; thence westerly along the jetty to its bayward end at latitude 37°5413 N., longitude 122°2327 W.; thence south-southeasterly to latitude 37°4953 N.; longitude 122°2139 W.; thence southeasterly to latitude 37°4932.5 N., longitude 122°2120.5 W.; thence easterly to latitude 37°4934 N., longitude 122°2013 W.; thence east-southeasterly to latitude 37°4930 N., longitude 122°1945.5 W.; thence east-northeasterly to the shore at Emeryville at latitude 37°5004 N., longitude 122°1741 W.; excluding from this area, however, the channel to Berkeley Marina delineated by lines joining the following points:

LatitudeLongtitude
37°5208 N.,122°1907 W.
37°5203 N.,122°1917.5 W.
37°5200 N.,122°1915.5 W.
37°5101 N.,122°2207 W.
37°5043 N.,122°2200 W.
37°5053 N.,122°2132 W.
37°5147 N.,122°1859 W.

(4) Anchorage No. 7, Treasure Island. In San Francisco Bay at Treasure Island bounded a line connecting the following coordinates:

LatitudeLongtitude
37°4936 N.,122°2240 W; to
37°5000 N.,122°2257 W; to
37°5000 N.,122°2344 W; to
37°4922.5 N.,122°2344 W; to
37°4840.5 N.,122°2238 W; to
37°4900.0 N.,122°2216 W; thence along the shore to
37°4936 N.,122°2240 W.

(5) Anchorage No. 8. In San Francisco Bay bounded by the west shore of Alameda Island and the following lines: Beginning at 37°4752 N, 122°1958 W; thence west-northwesterly to 37°4802.5 N 122°2101.5 W; thence west-southwesterly to 37°4751.5 N, 122°2140 W; thence south-southwesterly to 37°4735.5 N, 122°2150 W; thence south-southeasterly to 37°4640 N, 122°2123 W; thence easterly to 37°4636.5 N, 122°1952 W; thence northerly to shore at 37°4653 N, 122°1953.5 W (NAD 83).

(6) Anchorage No. 8A. In San Francisco Bay bounded by the following lines: Beginning at latitude 37°4735 N and longitude 122°2150 W; thence south-southwesterly to latitude 37°4707 N and longitude 122°2209 W; thence south-southeasterly to latitude 37°4630 N and longitude 122°2157 W; thence easterly along the northern border of Anchorage 9 to latitude 37°4626 N and longitude 122°2042 W; thence northerly to latitude 37°4638 N and longitude 122°2042 W; thence westerly along the southern border of Anchorage 8 to latitude 37°4641 N and longitude 122°2123 W; thence northwesterly along the southwestern border of Anchorage 8 back to the beginning point (NAD 83).

(7) Anchorage No. 9. In San Francisco Bay bounded on the east by the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay and on the north by the southern shore of Alameda Island and a line beginning at 37°4621.5 N, 122°1907 W; thence westerly to 37°4630 N, 122°2156 W; thence south-southeasterly to 37°4145 N, 122°2022 W (San Bruno Channel Light 1); thence south-southeasterly to 37°3838.5 N, 122°1848.5 W (San Bruno Channel Light 5); thence southeasterly to 37°3605 N, 122°1418 W; thence northeasterly to shore at 37°3738.5 N, 122°0906.5 W (NAD 83).

(8) Anchorage No. 10. In San Francisco Bay bounded by the east shore of Sausalito and the following lines: Beginning on the shore of Sausalito at latitude 37°5120 N., longitude 122°2838 W.; thence southeasterly to latitude 37°5057.5 N., longitude 122°2757 W.; thence southwesterly to the shore of Sausalito at latitude 37°5036 N., longitude 122°2834 W.

(9) Anchorage No. 12. In San Francisco Bay east of the city of San Francisco a circular area having a radius of 500 yards centered at latitude 37°4432.5 N., longitude 122°2027.5 W. A 667-yard-wide forbidden anchorage zone surrounds this anchorage.

(10) Anchorage No. 13. In San Francisco Bay east of the Tiburon Peninsula a circular area having a radius of 333 yards centered at latitude 37°5526 N., longitude 122°2727 W. A 667-yard-wide forbidden anchorage zone surrounds this anchorage except where such zone would extend beyond the limits of Anchorage No. 4.

Note: See §110.224(e)(2) for a description of Anchorage No. 4.

(11) Anchorage No. 14. In San Francisco Bay east of Hunters Point an area 1,000 yards wide and 2,760 yards long, the end boundaries of which are semicircles, with a radii of 500 yards and center, respectively at latitude 37°4237 N., longitude 122°1948 W. and latitude 37°4329 N., longitude 122°1948 W. (NAD 83); and the side boundaries of which are parallel tangents joining the semicircles. A forbidden anchorage zone extends 667 yards out from the perimeter on each side.

(12) Anchorage No. 18. In San Pablo Bay bounded by the west shore of San Pablo Bay and the following lines: Beginning at the shore at Point San Pedro at latitude 37°5916 N., longitude 122°2647 W.; thence easterly to latitude 37°5916 N., longitude 122°2626 W.; thence northerly to latitude 38°0346 N., longitude 122°2552.5 W.; thence northwesterly to the shore south of the entrance to Novato Creek at latitude 38°0513.5 N., longitude 122°2904 W.; excluding from this area, however, the channel to Hamilton Field and the extension of this channel easterly to the boundary of the anchorage, and the pipeline area therein.

(13) Anchorage No. 19. In San Pablo Bay bounded by the northeast shore of San Pablo Bay and the following lines: Beginning at the shore of Tubbs Island at latitude 38°0739 N., longitude 122°2518 W.; thence southerly to latitude 38°0036 N., longitude 122°2520 W.; thence northeasterly to latitude 38°0313 N., longitude 122°1946 W.; thence east-northeasterly to latitude 38°0337 N., longitude 122°1713 W.; thence northerly to the long dike extending southwesterly from Mare Island at latitude 38°0352.5 N., longitude 122°1710 W.; thence along the long dike to the shore at Mare Island.

(14) Anchorage No. 20. In San Pablo Bay bounded by the southeast shore of San Pablo Bay and the following lines: Beginning at the northeast corner of Parr Terminal No. 4 at Point San Pablo at latitude 37°5759 N., longitude 122°2535 W.; thence northeasterly to latitude 38°0127.5 N., longitude 122°2133 W.; thence east-northeasterly to the Union Oil Co. pier at Oleum at latitude 38°0318 N., longitude 122°1537 W.; and thence along this pier to the shore.

(15) Anchorage No. 21. In San Pablo Bay south of Mare Island a rectangular area beginning at latitude 38°0356 N., longitude 122°1556 W.; thence easterly to latitude 38°0402 N., longitude 122°1520 W.; thence southerly to latitude 38°0348 N., longitude 122°1516 W.; thence westerly to latitude 38°0342 N., longitude 122°1552 W.; thence northerly to the point of beginning.

(16) Anchorage No. 22, Carquinez Strait. In Carquinez Strait an area bounded by a line connecting the following coordinates:

LatitudeLongtitude
38°0236.8 N.122°0959 W; to
38°0206.6 N.122°0946.7 W; to
38°0153.8 N.122°0900 W; to
38°0233.9 N.122°0900 W; thence back to
38°0236.8 N.122°0959 W.

(17) Anchorage No. 23, Benicia. In Carquinez Strait an area bounded by a line connecting the following coordinates:

LatitudeLongtitude
38°0233.9 N.122°0900 W; to
38°0153.8 N.122°0900 W; to
38°0157.4 N.122°0819.3 W; to
38°0233 N.122°0818.6 W; thence back to
38°0233.9 N.122°0900 W.

(18) Anchorage No. 24. Bounded by the north shore of Carquinez Strait and the following points: Beginning on the shore at Dillon Point at 38°0344 N, 122°1134 W; thence southeasterly to 38°0321 N, 122°1043 W; thence southeasterly to 38°0236 N, 122°1003 W (Carquinez Strait Light 23); thence to the shore at the Benicia City Wharf at 38°0240 N, 122°0955 W (NAD 83).

(19) Anchorage No. 26. On the west side of Suisun Bay, adjacent to and northeast of the city of Benicia within the following boundaries:Beginning on the shore northeast of Army Point at latitude 38°0254 N., longitude 122°0737 W.; thence south-southeasterly along the Southern Pacific bridge to latitude 38°0238 N., longitude 122°0724 W.; thence easterly to latitude 38°0242 N., longitude 122°0707.5 W.; thence northeasterly to latitude 38°0542 N., longitude 122°0406 W.; thence northwesterly to the shore at latitude 38°0558 N., longitude 122°0428 W.; thence along the shore to the point of beginning.

(20) Anchorage No. 27. In the northeast portion of Suisun Bay bounded by the north shore and the following lines: Beginning on the shore of Grizzly Island at latitude 38°0813 N., longitude 122°0242.5 W.; thence southerly to tripod at Preston Point on Roe Island at latitude 38°0416 N., longitude 122°0242 W.; thence along the south shore of Roe Island to latitude 38°0405 N., longitude 122°0135 W.; thence east-southeasterly to latitude 38°0342.5 N., longitude 121°5854 W.; thence easterly to the shore of Chipps Island at latitude 38°0342.5 N., longitude 121°5505 W.

(21) Anchorage No. 28. The area bounded on the east by the shore of Lower Sherman Island and the following lines: Beginning at Point Sacramento on Lower Sherman Island at latitude 38°0345 N., longitude 121°5017.5 W.; thence southwesterly to latitude 38°0337.5 N., longitude 121°5031 W.; thence south-southeasterly to latitude 38°0211 N.; longitude 121°4958 W.; thence to the shore of Lower Sherman Island at latitude 38°0223 N., longitude 121°4949 W.

(22) Anchorage No. 30. The portion of the Old San Joaquin River Channel bounded on the west by the shore of Mandeville Point and the following lines: Beginning on the shore of Mandeville Point at latitude 38°0401 N., longitude 121°3205 W.; thence northeasterly to latitude 38°0407.5 N., longitude 121°3158 W.; thence southeasterly to latitude 38°0347 N., longitude 121°3142.5 W.; thence westerly to the shore of Mandeville Point at latitude 38°0347.5 N., longitude 121°3156 W.

[CGD12 84-07, 51 FR 12315, Apr. 10, 1986]

Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting §110.224, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids section of the printed volume and at www.govinfo.gov.

§110.228   Columbia River, Oregon and Washington.

(a) Anchorage grounds—(1) Astoria North Anchorage. An area enclosed by a line beginning northeast of Astoria, Oregon, at latitude 46°1200.79 N, longitude 123°4955.40 W; thence continuing easterly to latitude 46°1202.00 N, longitude 123°4940.09 W; thence continuing east-northeasterly to latitude 46°1314.85 N, longitude 123°4627.89 W; thence continuing south-southeasterly to latitude 46°1300.56 N, longitude 123°4616.65 W; thence continuing southwesterly to latitude 46°1151.79 N, longitude 123°4918.08 W; thence continuing west-southwesterly to latitude 46°1146.27 N, longitude 123°4943.48 W; thence continuing west-southwesterly to latitude 46°1144.98 N, longitude 123°4949.44 W; thence continuing westerly to latitude 46°1144.32 N, longitude 123°4958.88 W; thence continuing northeasterly to the point of the beginning.

(2) Astoria South Anchorage. An area enclosed by a point beginning east-northeast of Astoria, Oregon, at latitude 46°1146.95 N, longitude 123°4913.04 W; thence continuing northeasterly to latitude 46°1302.18 N, longitude 123°4554.55 W; thence continuing easterly to latitude 46°1305.90 N, longitude 123°4541.55 W; thence continuing southeasterly to latitude 46°1255.16 N, longitude 123°4534.31 W; thence continuing southwesterly to latitude 46°1224.32 N, longitude 123°4634.70 W; thence continuing west-southwesterly to latitude 46°1137.32 N, longitude 123°4903.46 W; thence continuing north-northwesterly to the point of the beginning.

(3) Longview Anchorage. An area enclosed by a line beginning southeast of Longview, Washington, at latitude 46°0628.69 N, longitude 122°5738.33 W; thence continuing northwesterly to latitude 46°0641.71 N, longitude 122°5801.25 W; thence continuing westerly to latitude 46°0722.55 N, longitude 122°5900.81 W; thence continuing westerly to latitude 46°0736.21 N, longitude 122°5919.29 W; thence continuing southwesterly to latitude 46°0728.44 N, longitude 122°5931.18 W; thence continuing easterly to latitude 46°0714.77 N, longitude 122°5912.70 W; thence continuing easterly to latitude 46°0642.01 N, longitude 122°5828.41 W; thence continuing northeasterly to latitude 46°0634.27 N, longitude 122°5814.21 W; thence continuing northeasterly to latitude 46°0632.19 N, longitude 122°5808.77 W; thence continuing northeasterly to latitude 46°0622.44 N, longitude 122°5743.27 W; thence continuing northeasterly to the point of the beginning.

(4) Kalama Anchorage. An area to be enclosed by a line beginning north-northwesterly of Sandy Island at latitude 46°0120.48 N, longitude 122°5204.32 W; thence continuing east-southeasterly to latitude 46°0057.73 N, longitude 122°5135.14 W; thence continuing east-southeasterly to latitude 46°0053.95 N, longitude 122°5130.29 W; thence continuing southeasterly to latitude 46°0035.10 N, longitude 122°5115.37 W; thence continuing south-southeasterly to latitude 45°5941.48 N, longitude 122°5052.40 W; thence continuing southwesterly to latitude 45°5938.65 N, longitude 122°5105.97 W; thence continuing north-northwesterly to latitude 46°0036.82 N, longitude 122°5130.90 W; thence continuing west-northwesterly to latitude 46°0051.32 N, longitude 122°5145.44 W; thence continuing west-northwesterly to latitude 46°0124.38 N, longitude 122°5221.20 W; thence continuing northeasterly to the beginning.

(5) Woodland Anchorage. An area enclosed by a line beginning northeast of Columbia City, Oregon, at latitude 45°5355.31 N, longitude 122°4817.35 W; thence continuing easterly to latitude 45°5357.11 N, longitude 122°4802.16 W; thence continuing south-southeasterly to latitude 45°5327.16 N, longitude 122°4744.28 W; thence continuing westerly to latitude 45°5320.16 N, longitude 122°4802.37 W; thence continuing northwesterly to latitude 45°5341.50 N, longitude 122°4813.53 W; thence continuing northerly to the point of beginning.

(6) Henrici Bar Anchorage. An area enclosed by a line beginning west-southwesterly of Bachelor Slough, Washington, at latitude 45°4724.68 N, longitude 122°4649.14 W; thence continuing east-southeasterly to latitude 45°4644.95 N, longitude 122°4613.23 W, thence continuing southeasterly to latitude 45°4625.67 N, longitude 122°4600.54 W; thence continuing south-southeasterly to latitude 45°4602.69 N, longitude 122°4550.32 W; thence continuing southerly to latitude 45°4543.66 N, longitude 122°4545.33 W; thence continuing southerly to latitude 45°4537.52 N, longitude 122°4544.99 W; thence continuing westerly to latitude 45°4537.29 N, longitude 122°4553.06 W; thence continuing north-northwesterly to latitude 45°4615.94 N, longitude 122°4610.25 W; thence continuing west-northwesterly to latitude 45°4720.20 N, longitude 122°4659.28 W; thence continuing easterly to the point of beginning.

(7) Lower Vancouver Anchorage. An area enclosed by a line beginning north-northeast of Reeder Point at latitude 45°4339.18 N, longitude 122°4527.54 W; thence continuing south-southwesterly to latitude 45°4126.95 N, longitude 122°4613.83 W; thence continuing southerly to latitude 45°4035.72 N, longitude 122°4609.98 W; thence continuing south-southeasterly to latitude 45°4023.95 N, longitude 122°4604.26 W; thence continuing west-southwesterly to latitude 45°4020.68 N, longitude 122°4616.07 W; thence continuing northwesterly to latitude 45°4032.85 N, longitude 122°4621.98 W; thence continuing north-northwesterly to latitude 45°4101.03 N, longitude 122°4626.85 W; thence continuing northerly to latitude 45°4129.07 N, longitude 122°4626.15 W; thence continuing north-northeasterly to latitude 45°4341.27 N, longitude 122°4539.87 W; thence continuing easterly to the point of the beginning. The Vancouver lower anchorage will then resume slightly further upstream at an area north of Kelly point and will be enclosed by a line starting at latitude 45°4010.09 N, longitude 122°4557.53 W; thence continuing southeasterly to latitude 45°3942.94 N, longitude 122°4544.34 W; thence continuing west-southwesterly to latitude 45°3940.07 N, longitude 122°4556.34 W; thence continuing northwesterly to latitude 45°4006.75 N, longitude 122°4609.30 W; thence continuing east-northeasterly to the point of the beginning.

(8) Kelly Point Anchorage. An area enclosed by a line beginning northeast of Kelly Point, Oregon, at latitude 45°3910.32 N, longitude 122°4536.45 W; thence continuing east-southeasterly to latitude 45°3902.10 N, longitude 122°4521.67 W; thence continuing east-southeasterly to latitude 45°3859.15 N, longitude 122°4516.38 W; thence continuing southwesterly to latitude 45°3851.03 N, longitude 122°4525.57 W; thence continuing westerly to latitude 45°3851.54 N, longitude 122°4526.35 W; thence continuing northwesterly to latitude 45°3906.27 N, longitude 122°4540.50 W; thence continuing north-northeasterly to the beginning point.

(9) Upper Vancouver Anchorage. An area enclosed by a line beginning north-northeast of Hayden Island at latitude 45°3843.44 N, longitude 122°4439.50 W; thence continuing northeasterly to 45°3826.98 N, longitude 122°4325.87 W; thence continuing east-northeasterly to latitude 45°3817.31 N, longitude 122°4254.69 W; thence continuing easterly to latitude 45°3812.40 N, longitude 122°4243.93 W; thence continuing east-southeasterly to latitude 45°3740.53 N, longitude 122°4144.08 W; thence south-southeasterly to latitude 45°3736.11 N, longitude 122°4148.86 W; thence continuing west-southwesterly to latitude 45°3752.20 N, longitude 122°4219.50 W; thence continuing west-southwesterly to latitude 45°3810.75 N, longitude 122°4308.89 W; thence continuing southwesterly to latitude 45°3818.79 N, longitude 122°4344.83 W; thence continuing westerly to latitude 45°3841.37 N, longitude 122°4440.44 W; thence continuing northeasterly to the point of beginning.

(10) Cottonwood Island Anchorage. The waters of the Columbia River bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongitude
46°0556.88 N122°5653.19 W
46°0514.06 N122°5445.71 W
46°0457.12 N122°5412.41 W
46°0437.55 N122°5345.80 W
46°0413.72 N122°5323.66 W
46°0354.94 N122°5311.81 W
46°0334.96 N122°5303.17 W
46°0311.61 N122°5256.29 W
46°0310.94 N122°5310.55 W
46°0332.06 N122°5319.69 W
46°0350.84 N122°5327.81 W
46°0408.10 N122°5338.70 W
46°0429.41 N122°5358.17 W
46°0449.89 N122°5421.57 W
46°0506.95 N122°5450.65 W
46°0549.77 N122°5658.12 W

(11) Prescott Anchorage. The waters of the Columbia River bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongitude
46°0247.01 N122°5253.90 W
46°0226.32 N122°5251.89 W
46°0225.92 N122°5300.38 W
46°0246.54 N122°5303.87 W

(b) Regulations. (1) All designated anchorages are intended for the primary use of deep-draft vessels over 200 feet in length.

(2) If a vessel under 200 feet in length is anchored in a designated anchorage, the master or person in charge of the vessel shall:

(i) Ensure that the vessel is anchored so as to minimize conflict with large, deep-draft vessels utilizing or seeking to utilize the anchorage; and

(ii) Move the vessel out of the area if requested by the master of a large, deep-draft vessel seeking to enter or depart the area or if directed by the Captain of the Port.

(3) Vessels desiring to anchor in designated anchorages shall contact the pilot office that manages that anchorage to request an appropriate position to anchor. Columbia River Bar Pilots manage Astoria North Anchorage and Astoria South Anchorage. Columbia River Pilots manage all designated anchorages upriver from Astoria.

(4) No vessel may occupy a designated anchorage for more than 30 consecutive days without permission from the Captain of the Port.

(5) No vessel being laid-up or dismantled or undergoing major alterations or repairs may occupy a designated anchorage without permission from the Captain of the Port.

(6) No vessel carrying a Cargo of Particular Hazard listed in §126.10 of this chapter may occupy a designated anchorage without permission from the Captain of the Port.

(7) No vessel in a condition such that it is likely to sink or otherwise become a hazard to the operation of other vessels shall occupy a designated anchorage except in an emergency and then only for such periods as may be authorized by the Captain of the Port.

(8) Vessels anchoring in Astoria North Anchorage should avoid placing their anchor in the charted cable area.

[USCG-2008-1232, 74 FR 51781, Oct. 8, 2009, as amended by USCG-2010-0351, 75 FR 36282, June 25, 2010; USCG-2011-0348, 77 FR 50916, Aug. 23, 2012]

§110.230   Anchorages, Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone, WA.

(a) Anchorage grounds. All coordinates are expressed in North American Datum 1983.

(1) Freshwater Bay Emergency Anchorage. All waters of Freshwater Bay and adjacent waters shoreward of a line beginning at Observatory Point, latitude 48°0903 N, longitude 123°3812 W; thence 000°T to latitude 48°0936 N, longitude 123°3812 W; thence 090°T to latitude 48°0936 N, longitude 123°3327 W; thence 180°T ending at Angeles Point, latitude 48°0900 N, longitude 123°3327 W.

(i) This anchorage may only be assigned to vessels experiencing an emergency that requires anchoring. Vessel emergencies include equipment failures, cargo securing, etc. Vessels requiring a customs inspection will not be allowed to anchor in this area.

(ii) [Reserved]

(2) Bellingham Bay Anchorages—(i) General Anchorage. The waters of Bellingham Bay within a circular area with a radius of 2,000 yards, having its center at latitude 48°4414.39, longitude 122°3226.62.

(ii) Explosives Anchorage. The waters of Bellingham Bay within a circular area with a radius of 1,000 yards, having its center at latitude 48°4247.39, longitude 122°3341.62.

(3) Port Townsend Anchorages—(i) Fair weather explosives anchorage area. A circular area having a radius of 300 yards, whose center is at latitude 48°0625.30, longitude 122°4350.60.

(ii) Foul weather explosives anchorage area. A circular area having a radius of 300 yards, whose center is at latitude 48°044.33, longitude 122°4456.60.

(4) Holmes Harbor General Anchorage. All waters of Holmes Harbor lying south of a line between latitude 48°0550 N, longitude 122°3124 W; thence 311°T to latitude 48°0703 N, longitude 122°3331 W.

(5) Port Gardner General Anchorage. All waters in a quadrilateral area bounded as follows: Beginning at latitude 47°5857 N, longitude 122°1405 W; thence 302°T to latitude 47°5921.5 N, longitude 122°1502 W; thence 229°T to latitude 47°5857 N, longitude 122°1544 W; thence 122°T to latitude 47°5832.5 N, longitude 122°1447 W; thence 048°T to point of origin.

(6) Thorndike Bay Emergency Explosives Anchorage. All waters in a quadrilateral area bounded as follows: Beginning at latitude 47°4759 N, longitude 122°4330 W; thence 270°T to latitude 47°4759 N, longitude 122°4430 W; thence 180°T to latitude 47°4730 N, longitude 122°4430 W; thence 090°T to latitude 47°4730 N, longitude 122°4330 W, thence 000°T to point of origin.

(7) Elliott Bay Anchorages—(i) Smith Cove West General Anchorage. All waters inside the area beginning at latitude 47°3820.44 N, longitude 122°2448.56 W; thence 207T to latitude 47°3751.6 N, longitude 122°2510.5 W; thence 124°T to latitude 47°3656.2 N, longitude 122°2307 W; thence 000°T to latitude 47°3759.5 N, longitude 122°2307 W; thence northwest along the shoreline to the point of origin.

(ii) Smith Cove East General Anchorage. All waters inside the area beginning at latitude 47°3736.2 N, longitude 122°2243 W; thence 180°T to latitude 47°3656.2 N, longitude 122°2243 W; thence 090°T to latitude 47°3656.2 N, longitude 122°2122.5 W, thence northwest along the shoreline to the point of origin.

(iii) Elliott Bay East General Anchorage. All waters inside the area beginning at latitude 47°3525.8 N, longitude 122°2045.5 W; thence 000°T to latitude 47°3555.85 N, longitude 122°2045.5 W; thence 270°T to latitude 47°3555.85 N, longitude 122°2130 W; thence 180°T to latitude 47°3519.2 N, longitude 122°2130 W; thence east along the shoreline to the point of origin.

(iv) Elliott Bay West General Anchorage. All waters inside the area beginning at latitude 47°3530 N, longitude 122°2141 W, thence 000°T to latitude 47°3545.5 N, longitude 122°2141 W; thence 336°T to latitude 47°3555.85 N, longitude 122°2148.5 W; thence 270°T to latitude 47°3555.85 N, longitude 122°2316.46 W, thence 180°T to Duwamish Head thence southeast following the shoreline to latitude 47°3530 N, longitude 122°2254.5 W; thence 090°T to the point of origin.

(8) Yukon Harbor General Anchorage. All waters inside the area beginning at latitude 47°3354.66 N, longitude 122°3154.68 W; thence 106°T to latitude 47°3323 N, longitude 122°2905 W; thence 180°T to latitude 47°3239.5 N, longitude 122°2905 W; thence south along the eastern shoreline of Blake Island to latitude 47°3148 N, longitude 122°2921 W; thence 250°T to latitude 47°3120.5 N, longitude 122°3110 W; thence west and north along the Kitsap Peninsula shoreline to the point of origin.

(9) Cherry Point General Anchorage. The waters within a circular area with a radius of 1600 yards, having its center at latitude 48°4829.39 N, longitude 122°46'04.66” W.

(10) Anacortes General Anchorages—(i) Anacortes East (ANE) Anchorage. The waters within a circular area with a radius of 600 yards, having its center at 48°3127 N., 122°3345 W.

(ii) Anacortes Center (ANC) Anchorage. The waters within a circular area with a radius of 600 yards, having its center at 48°3054 N, 122°3406 W.

(iii) Anacortes West (ANW) Anchorage. The waters within a circular area with a radius of 600 yards, having its center at 48°3109 N, 122°3455 W.

(11) Cap Sante Tug and Barge General Anchorage. The Cap Sante Tug and Barge General Anchorage includes all waters enclosed by a line connecting the following points: 48°3116 N, 122°3600 W, which is approximately the northeast tip of Cap Sante; then southeast to 48°3053 N, 122°3528 W; then west southwest to 48°3045 N, 122°3552 W, approximately the south tip of Cap Sante; then north along the shoreline to the point of origin.

(12) Hat Island Tug and Barge General Anchorage. The Hat Island Tug and Barge General Anchorage includes all waters enclosed by a line connecting the following points: 48°3119 N, 122°3304 W, near the west side of Hat Island; then southwest to 48°3037 N, 122°3338 W; then east to 48°3037 N, 122°3200 W; then northwest to the point of origin.

(13) Commencement Bay General Anchorage. A quadrilateral area bounded as follows: Beginning at latitude 47°1736.36 N, longitude 122°2604.45 W; thence due south to latitude 47°1718.36 N, longitude 122°2604.45 W; thence due east to latitude 47°1718.36 N, longitude 122°2504.45 W; thence due north to latitude 47°1732.36 N, longitude 122°2504.45 W; thence west northwest to the point of origin.

(14) Non-anchorage area Port Angeles Harbor. Beginning at a point on the shore at latitude 48°0703.83 N, longitude 123°2420.67 W; thence to latitude 48°0738.43 N, longitude 123°2404.67 W; thence to latitude 48°0736.03 N, longitude 123°2350.67 W; thence to a point on the shoreline at latitude 48°0656.73 N, longitude 123°2408.67 W.

(i) No vessel may anchor in this non-anchorage area at any time.

(ii) Dragging, seining, fishing, or other activities which may foul underwater installations within this non-anchorage area are prohibited.

(iii) Vessels may transit this non-anchorage area, but must proceed by the most direct route and without unnecessary delay.

Note to paragraph (a)(14): The city of Port Angeles will mark this area with signs on the shoreline visible (during normal daylight) 1 mile to seaward reading, “Do not Anchor in This Area.”

(b) The regulations. (1) No vessel shall anchor in any general anchorage described in paragraph (a) of this section without prior permission from the Captain of the Port (COTP), or his authorized representative. Vessel Traffic Service Puget Sound is designated as the COTP's authorized representative. All vessels should seek permission at least 48 hours prior to arrival at the anchorage area in order to avoid unnecessary delays.

(i) Except for the Anacortes General Anchorages, a berth in a general anchorage, if available, may be assigned to any vessel by the Captain of the Port or his authorized representative upon application and he may grant revocable permits for the continuous use of the same berth. For the Anacortes General Anchorages, the following hierarchy will be applied for assignment of a berth: tankers conducting lightering operations, then loaded tankers, and then all other vessels.

(ii) Tugs and oil barges using the Cap Sante and Hat Island General Anchorages are exempt from the requirement to obtain the COTP's permission.

(2) Except for the Anacortes General Anchorages, no vessel shall occupy any general anchorage for a period longer than 30 days unless a permit is obtained from the Captain of the Port for that purpose. There is a 10 days maximum stay at the Anacortes East and Anacortes Center general anchorages, and 6 day maximum stay at the Anacortes West general anchorage.

(3) The COTP or his authorized representative may require vessels to depart from the Anacortes General Anchorage before the expiration of the authorized or maximum stay. The COTP or his authorized representative will provide at least 24-hour notice to a vessel required to depart the Anacortes General Anchorage.

(4) No vessel in a condition such that it is likely to sink or otherwise become a menace or obstruction to the navigation or anchorage of other vessels shall occupy any general anchorage except in an emergency and then only for such period as may be permitted by the Captain of the Port.

(5) Within the Anacortes General Anchorages, lightering operations shall only be conducted in the Anacortes West and Anacortes Center anchorages.

(6) Tugs and barges using the Cap Sante and Hat Island Barge General Anchorages are required to ensure their vessels and barges do not project beyond the holding area's boundaries. The tug must be manned, remain in attendance with the barge and maintain a communications guard with VTS on an appropriate VTS VHF radio working frequency, which is currently channel 5A.

(7) No vessel shall anchor in any general anchorage described in paragraph (a) of this section without prior permission from the Captain of the Port, or his authorized representative. No vessel shall occupy any general anchorage for a period longer than 30 days unless a permit is obtained from the Captain of the Port for that purpose. No vessel in a condition such that it is likely to sink or otherwise become a menace or obstruction to the navigation or anchorage of other vessels shall occupy a general anchorage except in an emergency and then only for such period as may be permitted by the Captain of the Port. A berth in a general anchorage, if available, may be assigned to any vessel by the Captain of the Port upon application and he may grant revocable permits for the continuous use of the same berth.

(8) Explosive anchorages are reserved for vessels carrying explosives. All vessels carrying explosives shall be within these areas when anchored.

(9) Whenever any vessel not fitted with mechanical power, anchors in an explosive anchorage, the Captain of the Port may require the attendance of a tug upon such vessel, when, in his judgment, such action is necessary.

(10) Vessels carrying explosives shall comply with the general regulations in paragraph (b)(1) of this section, when applicable.

(11) Every vessel at anchor in an explosives anchorage shall display by day a red flag at least 16 square feet in area at its mast head or at least 10 feet above the upper deck if the vessel has no mast, and by night a red light in the same position specified for the flag. These signals shall be in addition to day signals and lights required to be shown by all vessels when at anchor.

(12) Every vessel constructed of wood shall, unless there are steel bulwarks or metallic cases or cargo on board, be fitted with radar reflector screens of metal of sufficient size to permit target indication on the radar screen of commercial type radars.

(13) Fishing and navigation by pleasure and commercial craft are prohibited within the area at all times when vessels which are anchored in the area for the purpose of loading or unloading explosives display a red flag by day and a red light by night, unless special permission is granted by the Captain of the Port.

(14) No explosives handling in any explosive anchorage will be undertaken by any vessel unless personnel from the Captain of the Port are on board to supervise the handling of explosives.

(15) No vessel shall remain at anchor in any explosive anchorage unless there is on board such vessel a competent watchman or a tug in attendance.

[CGFR 67-46, 32 FR 17728, Dec. 12, 1967]

Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting §110.230, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids section of the printed volume and at www.govinfo.gov.

§110.231   Ketchikan Harbor, Alaska, Large Passenger Vessel Anchorage.

(a) The anchorage grounds. Ketchikan Harbor, Alaska, Large Passenger Vessel Anchorage. The waters of Ketchikan Harbor, Ketchikan, Alaska, enclosed by the following boundary lines: A line from Thomas Basin Entrance Light “2” to East Channel Lighted Buoy “4A”, to Pennock Island Reef Lighted Buoy “PR”, to Wreck Buoy “WR6”, then following a line bearing 064 degrees true to shore. This anchorage is effective 24 hours per day from 1 May through 30 September, annually.

(b) The regulations. (1) When transiting through the anchorage, all vessels using propulsion machinery shall proceed across the anchorage by the most direct route and without unnecessary delay. Sudden course changes within the anchorage are prohibited.

(2) No vessels, other than a large passenger vessel of over 1600 gross tons, (including ferries), may anchor within the anchorage without the express consent of the Captain of the Port, Southeast Alaska.

[CGD17-99-002, 64 FR 29558, June 2, 1999]

§110.232   Southeast Alaska.

Link to an amendment published at 85 FR 8173, Feb. 13, 2020.

(a) The anchorage grounds—(1) Hassler Harbor—explosives anchorage. The waters of Hassler Harbor within a circular area with a radius of 1,500 yards, having its center at latitude 55°1252 N., longitude 131°2552 W.

(b) The regulations. (1) Except in an emergency, only a vessel that is transporting, loading or discharging explosives may anchor, moor, or remain within the Hassler Harbor explosives anchorage.

(2) A master or person in charge of a vessel shall obtain a written permit from the Captain of the Port, Southeast, Alaska, to anchor, moor, or remain within the explosives anchorage. The vessel shall anchor in the position specified by the permit.

(3) The net weight of the explosives laden aboard all vessels anchored, moored, or remaining within the anchorage shall not exceed 800,000 pounds.

(4) The Captain of the Port, Southeast, Alaska, may require a nonself propelled vessel to be attended by a tug while moored, anchored, or remaining within the explosives anchorage.

(5) A wooden vessel must:

(i) Be fitted with a radar reflector screen of metal of sufficient size to permit target indication on the radar screen of commercial type radar; or

(ii) Have steel bulwarks; or

(iii) Have metallic cases or cargo aboard.

(6) Each vessel moored, anchored, or remaining within the explosives anchorage and carrying, loading, or discharging explosives from sunrise to sunset shall display:

(i) A red flag from the mast; or

(ii) A sign posted on each side of the vessel reading “Explosive—Keep Clear—No Smoking or Open Flame” in letters that are 3 inches or larger and have sufficient contrast with the background to be seen from a distance of 200 feet.

(7) Each vessel moored, anchored, or remaining within the anchorage during the night shall display:

(i) Anchor lights; and

(ii) A 32 point red light located from the mast or highest part of the vessel to be visible all around the horizon for a distance of 2 miles.

[CGFR 71-86A, 36 FR 20603, Oct. 27, 1971, as amended by CGD 77-020, 42 FR 30618, June 16, 1977]

§110.233   Prince William Sound, Alaska.

(a) The anchorage grounds. In Prince William Sound, Alaska, beginning at a point at latitude 60°4000 N., longitude 146°4000 W.; thence south to latitude 60°3800 N., longitude 146°4000 W.; thence east to latitude 60°3800 N., longitude 146°3000 W.; thence north to latitude 60°3900 N., longitude 146°3000 W.; thence northwesterly to the beginning point.

(b) The regulations. (1) This anchorage area is for the temporary use of vessels during:

(i) Adverse weather or tidal conditions;

(ii) Vessel equipment failure; or

(iii) Delays at Port Valdez;

(2) No vessel may anchor in this anchorage without notifying the vessel traffic center in Valdez; and

(3) Each vessel anchored shall notify the vessel traffic center in Valdez when it weighs anchor.

[CGD 77-144, 43 FR 21459, May 18, 1978]

§110.235   Pacific Ocean (Mamala Bay), Honolulu Harbor, Hawaii (Datum: NAD 83).

(a) The anchorage grounds—(1) Anchorage A. The waters bounded by the arc of a circle with a radius of 350 yards with the center located at:

LatitudeLongitude
21°1657 N157°5312 W

(2) Anchorage B. The waters bounded by a line connecting the following coordinates:

LatitudeLongtitude
21°1706 N157°5440 W; to
21°1722 N157°5440 W; to
21°1722 N157°5419 W; to
21°1706 N157°5419 W; and thence to
21°1706 N157°5440 W

(3) Anchorage C. The waters bounded by the arc of a circle with a radius of 450 yards with the center located at:

LatitudeLongtitude
21°1709 N157°5455 W

(4) Anchorage D. The waters bounded by the arc of a circle with a radius of 450 yards with the center located at:

LatitudeLongtitude
21°1721 N157°5520 W

(b) The regulations. (1) Anchors must be placed inside the anchorage areas.

(2) The anchorages are general anchorages for commercial vessels. Anchorage A should be used only if Anchorages B, C, and D are full.

(3) No bunkering operations or vessel to vessel transfer of oil in bulk of any kind is permitted within Anchorage A.

(4) Nothing in this section shall be construed as relieving the owner or person in charge of any vessel from complying with the rules of navigation and with safe navigation practice.

(c) Before entering into the anchorage grounds in this section you must first obtain permission from the Captain of the Port Honolulu.

[CGD14-93-003, 59 FR 40820, Aug. 10, 1994, as amended by CGD14-03-001, 68 FR 20346, Apr. 25, 2003]

§110.236   Pacific Ocean off Barbers Point, Island of Oahu, Hawaii: Offshore pipeline terminal anchorages.

(a) The anchorage grounds—(1) Anchorage A. The waters within an area described as follows: A circle of 1,000 feet radius centered at latitude 21°1743.6 N., longitude 158°0736.1 W. (Datum NAD 83)

(2) Nonanchorage area A. The waters extending 300 feet on either side of a line bearing 059° from anchorage A to the shoreline at latitude 21°1810.6 N., longitude 158°0647.1 W. (Datum NAD 83)

(3) Anchorage B. The waters enclosed by a line beginning at latitude 21°1620.1 N., longitude 158°0459.1 W.; thence to latitude 21°1552.5 N., longitude 158°057 W.; thence to latitude 21°1559.7 N., longitude 158°0535.9 W.; thence to latitude 21°1627.4 N., longitude 158°0528 W.; thence to the point of beginning. (Datum NAD 83)

(4) Nonanchorage area B. The waters extending 300 feet on either side of a line bearing 334.5° from anchorage B to the shoreline at latitude 21°1739.1 N., longitude 158°0603.2 W. (Datum NAD 83)

(5) Anchorage C. The waters enclosed by a line beginning at latitude 21°1646.6 N., longitude 158°0429.1 W.; thence to latitude 21°1646.6 N., longitude 158°0402.1 W.; thence to latitude 21°1632.6 N., longitude 158°0402.1 W.; thence to latitude 21°1632.6 N., longitude 158°0429.1 W.; thence to the point of beginning. (Datum NAD 83)

(6) Nonanchorage area C. The waters extending 300 feet on either side of a line bearing 306° from anchorage C to the shoreline at latitude 21°1742.6 N., longitude 158°0557.9 W. (Datum NAD 83)

(7) Anchorage D. The waters enclosed by a line beginning at latitude 21°1748.6 N., longitude 158°0710.1 W.; thence to latitude 21°1744.6 N., longitude 158°0706.1 W.; thence to latitude 21°1737.6 N., longitude 158°0714.1 W.; thence to latitude 21°1741.6 N., longitude 158°0718.1 W.; thence to the point of beginning. (Datum NAD 83)

(b) The regulations. (1) No vessels may anchor, moor, or navigate in anchorages A, B, C, or D except:

(i) Vessels using the anchorages and their related pipelines for loading or unloading;

(ii) Commercial tugs, lighters, barges, launches, or other vessels engaged in servicing the anchorage facilities or vessels using them;

(iii) Public vessels of the United States.

(2) When vessels are conducting loading or unloading operations as indicated by the display of a red flag (international code flag B) at the masthead, passing vessels of over 100 gross tons shall not approach within 1,000 yards at a speed in excess of 6 knots.

(3) The owner of any vessel wanting to use an anchorage ground and use of the related pipeline facilities shall notify the Captain of the Port, Honolulu, Hawaii, and the Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Air Station, Barbers Point, Hawaii, at least 24 hours in advance of desired occupancy of the anchorage ground by the vessel. Such notification must include the maximum height above the waterline of the uppermost portion of the vessel's mast and a description of the masts' lighting including height of the highest anchor light and any aircraft warning lights to be displayed by the vessel at night.

(4) When, in the opinion of the Captain of the Port, or his authorized representative, oil transfer operations within these anchorages could jeopardize the safety of vessels or facilities in the area, or cause an undue risk of oil pollution, such oil transfer operations shall be immediately terminated until such time as the cognizant Coast Guard officer determines that the danger has subsided.

(5) Nonanchorage areas A, B, and C are established for the protection of submerged pipelines. Except for vessels servicing pipeline facilities, no anchoring, dragging, seining or other potential pipeline fouling activities are permitted within these areas.

(6) Nothing in this section shall be construed as relieving the owner or person in charge of any vessel from complying with the rules of the road and safe navigation practice.

(7) The regulations of this section are enforced by the Captain of the Port or his duly authorized representative.

[CGD 73-59R, 38 FR 16777, June 26, 1973, as amended by CGD 96-026, 61 FR 33663, June 28, 1996; USCG-2002-12471, 67 FR 41332, June 18, 2002]

§110.237   Pacific Ocean at Waimea, Hawaii, Naval Anchorage.

(a) The Anchorage grounds. All the waters within a circle having a radius of 300 yards centered at latitude 21°5650.7 N., longitude 159°4122.9 W. (Datum NAD 83)

(b) The regulation. Except in an emergency, no vessel except a Naval vessel may anchor or moor in this anchorage without permission of the Captain of the Port, Honolulu, Hawaii.

[CGD 74-187, 41 FR 54176, Dec. 13, 1976, as amended by CGD 96-026, 61 FR 33663, June 28, 1996; USCG-2002-12471, 67 FR 41332, June 18, 2002]

§110.238   Apra Harbor, Guam.

(a) The anchorage grounds (Datum: WGS 84)—(1) General Anchorage. The waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongtitude
13°2732.0 N144°3936.8 E
13°2721.0 N144°3922.8 E
13°2712.5 N144°3725.4 E

and thence along the shoreline to

LatitudeLongtitude
13°2745.5 N144°3934.8 E

and thence to the point of beginning.

(2) Explosives Anchorage 701. The water in Naval Anchorage A bounded by the arc of a circle with a radius of 350 yards and located at:

LatitudeLongtitude
13°2654.0 N144°3753.5 E

(3) Naval Explosives Anchorage 702. The waters in the General Anchorage bounded by the arc of a circle with a radius of 350 yards and with the center located at:

LatitudeLongtitude
13°2729.9 N144°3813.0 E

(4) Naval Anchorage A. The waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongtitude
13°2647.3 N144°3742.6 E
13°2702.0 N144°3742.6 E
13°2710.6 N144°3900.8 E
13°2659.6 N144°3900.8 E
13°2659.6 N144°3908.6 E
13°2654.3 N144°3908.6 E
13°2654.3 N144°3924.2 E
13°2642.2 N144°3924.2 E
13°2640.4 N144°3801.8 E

and thence to the point of beginning.

(5) Naval Anchorage B. The waters bounded by a line connecting the following points:

LatitudeLongtitude
13°2643.7 N144°3953.3 E
13°2653.6 N144°4003.8 E
13°2651.0 N144°4006.0 E
13°2641.0 N144°3956.0 E

and thence along the shoreline to the point of beginning.

(b) The regulations—(1) General Anchorage. Any vessel may anchor in the General Anchorage except vessels carrying more than 25 tons of high explosives.

(2) Explosives Anchorage 701. Vessels carrying more than 25 tons of high explosives must use Anchorage 701, unless otherwise directed by the Captain of the Port.

(3) Naval Explosives Anchorage 702. Except Naval vessels using the anchorage as directed by local Naval authorities, no vessel may anchor so that any part of the hull or rigging, or the anchor tackle may extend into Anchorage 702 at any time.

(4) Naval Anchorages A and B. (i) Except as provided in paragraph (b)(3)(ii) of this section, non-naval vessels may not anchor within these anchorages or use the mooring buoys therein without permission of the local Naval authorities obtained through the Captain of the Port. (There is a user charge for the use of these mooring buoys.)

(ii) Small craft that are continuously manned and capable of getting underway may anchor within these anchorages during daylight hours without prior approval of the Captain of the Port.

(5) General regulations. (i) Vessels may use the Naval mooring buoys in the General Anchorage without charge for a period up to 72 hours if authorized by the Captain of the Port. Vessels so moored shall promptly move at their own expense upon notification from the Captain of the Port.

(ii) Except for vessels not more than 65 feet in length, all vessels shall anchor in an anchorage ground.

(iii) Vessels anchored in an anchorage ground shall place their anchors within the anchorage ground so that no portion of the hull or rigging at any time extends outside the anchorage ground.

(iv) No vessel may anchor in the harbor for more than 30 consecutive days without permission of the Captain of the Port.

[CDG14-87-02, 52 FR 25864, July 9, 1987, as amended by CGD14-89-01, 55 FR 27465, July 3, 1990]

§110.239   Island of Tinian, CNMI.

(a) The anchorage grounds (based on 1944 Saipan Datum):

(1) Explosives Anchorage A. A circular area intersecting the shoreline having a radius of 1,900 yards centered at latitude 14°5857.0 N, longitude 145°3540.8 E.

(2) Explosives Anchorage B. A circular area intersecting the shoreline having a radius of 1,900 yards centered at latitude 14°5815.9 N, longitude 145°3554.8 E.

(b) The regulations: Explosives Anchorages A and B; with the exception of explosives laden naval vessels at explosives anchorage A and B, no vessel may anchor within these areas without permission of the Captain of the Port. No vessel of more than 500 gross tons displacement may enter these areas except for the purpose of anchoring in accordance with this section.

[CGD 14-87-01, 52 FR 26146, July 13, 1987]

§110.240   San Juan Harbor, P.R.

(a) The anchorage grounds—(1) Temporary Anchorage E (general). Beginning at a point which bears 262° T, 878 yards from Isla Grande Aero Beacon; thence along a line 75°47, 498 yards; thence along a line 134°49, 440 yards; thence along a line 224°49 to the northerly channel limit of Graving Dock Channel, and thence to the point of beginning.

(2) Restricted Anchorage F. Beginning at a point which bears 212°30, 1,337.5 yards from Isla Grande Light; thence along a line 269°00, 550 yards; thence along a line 330°00 to the westerly channel limit of Anegado Channel; and thence along the westerly channel limit of Anegado Channel to the point of beginning.

(b) The regulations. (1) Vessels awaiting customs or quarantine shall use Temporary Anchorage E. No vessel shall remain in this anchorage more than 24 hours without a permit from the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port.

(2) Restricted Anchorage F shall serve both as an additional general anchorage area in cases where the temporary anchorage is full, and as an explosives anchorage for vessels loading or unloading explosives in quantities no greater than forty (40) tons, Commercial Class “A” Explosives, when so authorized by the United States Coast Guard Captain of the Port. No vessel shall enter or anchor therein without first obtaining a permit from the United States Coast Guard Captain of the Port.

[CGFR 67-46, 32 FR 17728, Dec. 12, 1967, as amended by CGD 79-119, 45 FR 32673, May 19, 1980; CGD 7-83-29, 49 FR 48540, Dec. 13, 1984; 50 FR 5580, Feb. 11, 1985]

§110.245   Vieques Passage and Vieques Sound, near Vieques Island, P.R.

(a) The anchorage grounds—(1) Vieques Passage explosives anchorage and ammunition handling berth (Area 1). A circular area having a radius of 1,700 yards with its center at latitude 18°0900 N., longitude 65°3240 W.

(2) Vieques Sound explosives anchorage and ammunition handling berth (Area 2). A circular area having a radius of 2,000 yards with its center at latitude 18°1148, longitude 65°2606.

(3) Southern Vieques Passage explosives anchorage and ammunition handling berth (Area 3). A circular area having a radius of 2,000 yards with its center at latitude 18°0551, longitude 65°3614.

(b) The regulations. (1) No vessel or craft shall enter or remain in these anchorages while occupied by vessels having on board explosives or other dangerous cargo. Explosives in quantities no greater than 1,625 short tons will be handled in any area at one time.

(2) The regulations of this section shall be enforced by the Commander, Coast Guard Sector, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and such agencies as he may designate.

[CGFR 67-46, 32 FR 17728, Dec. 12, 1967, as amended by CGD 77-067, 44 FR 50040, Aug. 27, 1979; USCG-2008-0179, 73 FR 35012, June 19, 2008]

§110.250   St. Thomas Harbor, Charlotte Amalie, V.I.

(a) The anchorage grounds—(1) Inner harbor anchorage. Beginning at a point bearing 85°, 525 yards from the outer end of a pier at latitude 18°2019, longitude 64°5626 (approximate); thence 146°, 800 yards; thence 70°, 860 yards; thence 340°, 500 yards; and thence to the point of beginning.

(2) Outer harbor anchorage. Beginning at Scorpion Rock lighted buoy No. 1 (latitude 18°1925.6, longitude 64°5541.8); thence 180°, 1,580 yards; thence 264°30, 2,490 yards; thence due north 1,255 yards; thence due east to the southerly tip of Sprat Point, Water Island; thence to Cowell Point, Hassel Island; and thence to the point of beginning.

(3) East Gregerie Channel anchorage (general purpose). Bounded on the northeast by Hassel Island; on the southeast by the northwest boundary of the outer harbor anchorage; on the southwest by Water Island; and on the northwest by a line running from Banana Point, Water Island, 55° to Hassel Island.

(4) Small-craft anchorage. All the waters north of a line passing through the outer end of a pier at latitude 18°2019, longitude 64°5626 (approximate) and ranging 85°.

(5) Deep-draft anchorage. A circular area having a radius of 400 yards with its center at latitude 18°1912.2, longitude 64°5847.8.

(6) Long Bay anchorage. The waters of Long Bay bounded on the north by the southerly limit line of Anchorage E, on the west by the easterly limit line of Anchorage A to a point at latitude 18°2018, thence to latitude 18°2013, longitude 64°5521; and thence to the shoreline at latitude 18°2015, longitude 64°5513.

(b) The regulations. (1) The outer harbor anchorage shall be used by vessels undergoing examination by quarantine, customs, immigration, and Coast Guard officers. Upon completion of these examinations, vessels shall move promptly to anchorage. This anchorage shall also be used by vessels having drafts too great to permit them to use the inner harbor anchorage. No vessel shall remain more than 48 hours in this anchorage without a permit from the Harbor Master.

(2) The small-craft anchorage shall be used by small vessels undergoing examination and also by small vessels anchoring under permit from the Harbor Master.

(3) The requirements of the Navy shall predominate in the deep-draft anchorage. When occupied by naval vessels all other vessels and craft shall remain clear of the area. When the area is not required for naval vessels, the Harbor Master may upon application made in advance assign other vessels to the area. Vessels so assigned and occupying the area shall move promptly upon notification by the Harbor Master.

(4) The harbor regulations for the Port of St. Thomas, V.I. of the United States and approaches thereto, including all waters under its jurisdiction, as adopted by the Government of the Virgin Islands, will apply to the Long Bay Anchorage.

(5) In addition, the Long Bay Anchorage is reserved for all types of small vessels, including sailing and motor pleasure craft, and such craft shall anchor in no other area except Anchorage E, in the northern portion of the harbor of Charlotte Amalie.

(6) Floats for marking anchors in place will be allowed in the Long Bay anchorage; stakes or mooring piles are prohibited.

(7) Vessels not more than 65 feet in length are not required to exhibit or carry anchor lights within the Long Bay anchorage, but must display them if emergency requires anchoring in any other part of the harbor.

(8) No vessel may anchor in any of the St. Thomas Harbor Anchorages without a permit from the Harbor Master.

(9) The Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan is hereby empowered, whenever the maritime or commercial interests of the United States so require, to shift the position of any vessel anchored within the Long Bay anchorage, and of any vessel which is so moored or anchored as to impede or obstruct vessel movement in the harbor, and to enforce all regulations of this section should the need arise.

[CGFR 67-46, 32 FR 17728, Dec. 12, 1967, as amended by USCG-2008-0179, 73 FR 35012, June 19, 2008]

§110.255   Ponce Harbor, P.R.

(a) Small-craft anchorage. On the northwest of Ponce Municipal Pier and northeast of Cayitos Reef, bounded as follows: Beginning at latitude 17°5827, longitude 66°3729.5, bearing approximately 325° true, 2,200 feet from the most southwest corner of Ponce Municipal Pier; thence 273°30 true, 1,800 feet; thence 15° true, 900 feet; thence 93°30 true, 1,800 feet; thence 195° true, 900 feet to the point of beginning.

(b) The regulations. (1) The Commonwealth Captain of the Port may authorize use of this anchorage whenever he finds such use required in safeguarding the maritime or commercial interests.

(2) No vessel shall anchor within the area until assigned a berth by the Commonwealth Captain of the Port. Application for permission to occupy the anchorage must be submitted in advance by the master or authorized representative of the vessel.

(3) Vessels occupying the anchorage will at all times keep within the limits of the area, and shall move or shift their position promptly upon notification by the Commonwealth Captain of the Port.

(4) The anchorage is reserved for all types of small craft, including schooners, fishing vessels, yachts and pleasure craft.

(5) Floats for marking anchors in place will be allowed; stakes or mooring piles are prohibited.

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