I don't know what your Georgia
sailing schedule is, but if it is in the next few weeks, keep this in mind...
The USCG is proposing travel rescrictions that will halt all ICW
and inlet boat traffic during the G8 summit, to be held near Saint Simons Island Florida
. The restricted area extends offshore
Details can be found here...
Zones, Regulated Navigation
Areas for G-8 Summit
SAVANNAH, Ga - The Coast Guard in conjunction with the upcoming G-8 Summit proposed the creation of two temporary security
zones and two regulated navigation
areas to provide for the safety
and security of the public, G-8 Summit participants and the safety
of the waterways from June 5-11.
The proposed security zones and regulated navigation areas will prohibit or regulate all vessels and persons, without Captain
of the Port permission, from entering the waters in the vicinity of the Savannah River, Sea Island, St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island.
The proposed security zones and regulated navigation areas were published in the Federal Register April 8. The Coast Guard is taking public comment until May 10 before publishing a final rule
on the location of the zones and RNAs
These Notice of Proposed Rule
Makings in the Federal Register can be downloaded for Savannah and St. Simons/Jekyll Island. Each PDF file contains the proposed rules and instructions for providing comment to the Coast Guard.
of the proposed security zone for St. Simons/Jekyll Island and the proposed security zones and regulated navigational areas for Savannah can be viewed by going to www.d7publicaffairs.com.
Go to News and Images
, go down to photos and then go to the sub-section Homeland Security."
If you are transiting the Saint Simons or the Savannah areas June 5-11 you should be aware of these restrictions.
I for one hope to be transiting south offshore
at this time, weather
Fernandina Beach, Fl