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Subpart 3.25 - Fifth Coast Guard District
§ 3.25-1 Fifth district.

(a) The District Office is in Portsmouth, Va.

(b) The Fifth Coast Guard District is comprised of: North Carolina; Virginia; District of Columbia; Maryland; Delaware; that part of Pennsylvania east of a line drawn along 78°55′ W. longitude south to 41°00′ N. latitude, thence west to 79°00′ W. longitude, and thence south to the Pennsylvania-Maryland boundary; that portion of New Jersey that lies south and west of a line drawn from the New Jersey shoreline at 40°18′ N. latitude (just south of the Shrewsbury River), thence westward to 40°18′ N. latitude, 74°30.5′ W. longitude, thence north-northwesterly to the junction of the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania boundaries at Tristate; and the ocean area encompassed by a line bearing 122°T from the coastal end of the First and Fifth Districts' land boundary at the intersection of the New Jersey shoreline and 40°18′ N. latitude (just south of the Shrewsbury River) to the southernmost point in the First Coast Guard District (a point located at approximately 37° N. latitude, 67°13′ W. longitude); thence along a line bearing 219°T to the point of intersection with the ocean boundary between the Fifth and Seventh Coast Guard Districts, which is defined as a line bearing 122°T from the coastal end of the Fifth and Seventh Districts' land boundary at the shoreline at the North Carolina-South Carolina border, point located at approximately 30°55′ N. 73° W.; thence northwesterly along this line to the coast.

[CGFR 61-40, 26 FR 10347, Nov. 3, 1961, as amended by CGD 87-008, 52 FR 13084, Apr. 21, 1987; 52 FR 16480, May 5, 1987; CGD 87-008b, 52 FR 25217, July 6, 1987; CGD 96-016, 61 FR 21959, May 13, 1996]

§ 3.25-05 Sector Delaware Bay Marine Inspection Zone and Captain of the Port Zone.

Sector Delaware Bay's office is located in Philadelphia, PA. The boundaries of Sector Delaware Bay's Marine Inspection Zone and Captain of the Port Zone start near the New Jersey coast at latitude 40°18′00″ N, longitude 73°58′40″ W, proceeding west to latitude 40°18′00″ N, longitude 74°30′30″ W, thence north-northwest to the junction of the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania boundaries near Tristate at latitude 41°21′27″ N, longitude 74°41′42″ W; thence northwest along the east bank of the Delaware River to latitude 42°00′00″ N, longitude 75°21′28″ W; thence west along the New York-Pennsylvania boundary to latitude 42°00′00″ N, longitude 78°54′58″ W; thence south to latitude 41°00′00″ N, longitude 78°54′58″ W; thence west to latitude 41°00′00″ N, longitude 79°00′00″ W; thence south to the Pennsylvania-Maryland boundary at latitude 39°43′22″ N, longitude 79°00′00″ W; thence east to the intersection of the Maryland-Delaware boundary at latitude 39°43′22″ N, longitude 75°47′17″ W; thence south along the Maryland-Delaware boundary to latitude 38°27′37″ N, longitude 75°41′35″ W and east along the Maryland-Delaware boundary to and including Fenwick Island Light at latitude 38°27′03″ N, longitude 75°02′55″ W. The offshore boundary starts at Fenwick Island Light and proceeds east to a point at latitude 38°26′25″ N, longitude 74°26′46″ W; thence southeast to latitude 37°19′14″ N, longitude 72°13′13″ W; thence east to the outermost extent of the EEZ at latitude 37°19′14″ N, longitude 71°02′54″ W; thence northeast along the outermost extent of the EEZ to latitude 37°56′50″ N, longitude 69°18′15″ W; thence northwest to latitude 38°28′00″ N, longitude 70°11′00″ W; thence northwest to a point near the New Jersey coast at latitude 40°18′00″ N, longitude 73°58′40″ W.

[USCG-2006-25556, 72 FR 36320, July 2, 2007]

§ 3.25-10 Sector Virginia Marine Inspection Zone and Captain of the Port Zone.

Sector Virginia' office is located in Portsmouth, VA. The boundaries of Sector Virginia' Marine Inspection and Captain of the Port Zone start at a point on the Virginia-Maryland boundary at a point 38° 01′36″ N latitude, 75°14′34″ W longitude, thence south east to a point 37°19′14″ N latitude, 72°13′13″ W longitude; thence east to the outermost extent of the EEZ at a point 37°19′14″ N latitude, 71°02′54″ W longitude; thence south along the outermost extent of the EEZ to a point 36°33′00″ N latitude, 71°29′34″ W longitude; thence west to the Virginia-North Carolina boundary at a point 36°33′00″ N latitude, 75°52′00″ W longitude; thence west along the Virginia-North Carolina boundary to the intersection of Virginia-North Carolina-Tennessee at a point 36°35′17″ N latitude, 81°40′38″ W longitude; thence north and west along the Virginia-Tennessee boundary to the intersection of Virginia-Tennessee-Kentucky at a point 36°36′03″ N latitude, 83°40′31″ W longitude; thence northeast along the Virginia State boundary to the intersection of the Virginia-West Virginia State boundaries at a point 39°07′57″ N latitude, 77°49′42″ W longitude; thence southwest along the Loudoun County, VA boundary to the intersection with Fauquier County, VA at a point 39°00′50″ N latitude, 77°57′43″ W longitude; thence east along the Loudoun County, VA boundary to the intersection with Prince William County, VA boundary at a point 38°56′33″ N latitude, 77°39′18″ W longitude; thence south along the Prince William and Fauquier County VA boundaries to the intersection of Fauquier, Prince William, and Stafford County, VA at a point 38°33′24″ N latitude, 77°31′54″ W longitude; thence east along the Prince William and Stafford County, VA boundaries to the western bank of the Potomac River at a point 38°30′13″ N latitude, 77°18′00″ W longitude; thence south along the Stafford County, VA boundary to a point 38°22′30″ N latitude, 77°18′14″ W longitude; thence south and east along the boundary between the southern bank of the Potomac River and Stafford, King George, Westmoreland, and Northumberland Counties in Virginia to a point 37°53′11″ N latitude, 76°14′15″ W longitude; thence east along the Maryland-Virginia boundary as it proceeds across the Chesapeake Bay and Delmarva Peninsula to the point of origin at 38°01′36″ N latitude, 75°14′34″ W longitude.

[USCG-2013-0251, 78 FR 73440, Dec. 6, 2013, as amended by USCG-2019-0943, 85 FR 6805, Feb. 6, 2020]

§ 3.25-15 Sector Maryland-National Capital Region Marine Inspection Zone and Captain of the Port Zone.

Sector Maryland-National Capital Region's office is located in Baltimore, MD. The boundaries of Sector Maryland-National Capital Region's Marine Inspection Zone and Captain of the Port Zone start at a point 38°01′36″ N latitude, 75°14′34″ W longitude; thence south east to a point 37°19′14″ N latitude, 72°13′13″ W longitude; thence north west to a point at 38°26′25″ N latitude, 74°26′46″ W longitude; thence west to the intersection of the Maryland-Delaware boundary and the coast at a point 38°27′03″ N latitude, 75°02′ 55″ W longitude; thence west to a point 38°27′15″ N latitude, 75°30′00″ W longitude on the Delaware-Maryland boundary; thence proceeding along the Delaware-Maryland boundary west to a point at 38°27′37″ N latitude, 75°41′35″ W longitude; thence proceeding north to the Maryland-Delaware-Pennsylvania boundary at a point 39°43′22″ N latitude, 75°47′17″ W longitude; thence west along the Pennsylvania-Maryland boundary to the Pennsylvania-Maryland-West Virginia boundary at a point 39°43′16″ N latitude, 79°28′36″ W longitude; thence south and east along the Maryland-West Virginia boundary to the intersection of the Maryland-Virginia-West Virginia boundaries at a point 39°19′17″ N latitude, 77°43′08″ W longitude; thence southwest along the Loudoun County, VA boundary to the intersection with Fauquier County, VA at a point 39°00′50″ N latitude, 77°57′43″ W longitude; thence east along the Loudoun County, VA boundary to the intersection with Prince William County, VA boundary at a point 38°56′33″ N latitude, 77°39′18″ W longitude; thence south along the Prince William and Fauquier County VA boundaries to the intersection of Fauquier, Prince William, and Stafford County, VA at a point 38°33′24″ N latitude, 77°31′54” W longitude; thence south east to a point 38°20′30” N latitude, 77°18′14” W longitude; thence south and east along the boundary between the southern bank of the Potomac River and Stafford, King George, Westmoreland, and Northumberland Counties in Virginia to a point 37°53′11″ N latitude, 76°14′15″ W longitude; thence east along the Maryland-Virginia boundary as it proceeds across the Chesapeake Bay and Delmarva Peninsula to the point of origin at 38°01′36″ N latitude, 75°14′34″ W longitude.

[USCG-2013-0251, 78 FR 73440, Dec. 6, 2013, as amended by USCG-2016-0060, 81 FR 38594, June 14, 2016]

§ 3.25-20 Sector North Carolina Marine Inspection Zone and Captain of the Port Zone.

Sector North Carolina's office is located in Wilmington, NC. The boundary of Sector North Carolina's Marine Inspection Zone and Captain of the Port Zone starts at the sea on the North Carolina-Virginia border at 36 deg 33.04 min N. latitude, 75 deg 52.05 min W. longitude, and proceeds westerly along the North Carolina-Virginia boundary to the Tennessee boundary; thence southwesterly along the North Carolina-Tennessee boundary to the Georgia boundary and then to the South Carolina boundary; thence easterly along the North Carolina-South Carolina boundary on the sea at 33 deg 51.06 min N. latitude, 78 deg 32.46 min W. longitude. The offshore boundary starts at the North Carolina-South Carolina border and proceeds southeasterly to the outermost extent of the EEZ at 31 deg 42.1 min N. latitude, 74 deg 30.75 min W. longitude; thence northeasterly along the outermost extent of the Exclusive Economic Zone to a point at 36 deg 32.99 min N. latitude, 71 deg 29.56 min W. longitude; thence west to the North Carolina-Virginia border at a point 36 deg 33.04 min N. latitude, 75 deg 52.05 min W. longitude.

[USCG-2011-0368, 76 FR 26605, May 9, 2011]