Your Role in Keeping our Waterways Safe and Secure
Keep your distance from all military, cruise line, or commercial shipping. In addition to the Naval Security Zone requirements, you may also not operate your vessel near certain commercial vessels. It's best just to avoid all
commercial vessels if possible.
Observe and avoid all security zones and commercial port operations. Areas that have a large marine facilities including military, commercial/cruise,
or petroleum facilities should be avoided. There are also restrictions near
most dams, power plants and other facilities located near water.
Don't stop or anchor beneath bridges or in shipping channels. If you do, you can expect to be asked to move
and/or be boarded by law enforcement officials.
Keep a sharp eye out for things that are out of the ordinary. You are asked to report all activities that seem
suspicious to the local
authorities, the Coast Guard, or the port authority. Do not approach or
acting in a suspicious manner.
Wear your life jacket. Wearing your life jacket, and operating in accordance with the Rules of the Road and
other boating regulations will ease the burden on the Coast Guard and other law enforcement personnel.