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News Release, US Coast Guard

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a regulated area in designated waters between Sandy Point and Kent Island for The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, Sunday.

The regulated area will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., which may limit or prohibit navigation by commercial and recreational waterway users.

The regulated area will include the entire span of the William P. Lane Jr. Memorial Bridges from shore to shore and approximately 500 yards north and south of each respective bridge.

Only designated marine event participants and official patrol vessels are authorized to enter the regulated area. The marine event patrol and patrol commander may be contacted on VHF-FM channel 16.

The Coast Guard patrol commander or designated marine event patrol may forbid and control the movement of all vessels in the regulated area. When hailed or signaled by an official patrol vessel, a vessel in the area shall immediately comply with the directions given. Failure to do so may result in expulsion from the area, citation for failure to comply or both.

The Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol and enforcement of this area by federal, state and local agencies. For any comments or questions, contact Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region at 410-576-2525, or use marine-band radio via VHF-FM channel 16.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...