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Old 24-08-2013, 14:49   #31
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Re: Sailing close to an anchored ship

Originally Posted by David M View Post
The Coast Guard port captain can and does put restrictions on how close you can get to large vessels. A security zone is done with large passenger vessels frequently. There is also a security zone set up with large petroleum vessels on the SF Bay.
For San Francisco, Monterey and Humboldt Bays there are security zones in effect for all tankers, cruise ships and "High Interest Vessels." The security zones do not apply to ferries.

Here's the regulation: 165.1183 - Security Zones; Cruise Ships, Tankers and High Interest Vessels, San Francisco Bay and Delta Ports, Monterey Bay and Humboldt Bay, California. - Subpart F: Specific Regulated Navigation Areas and Limited Access Areas - Code of Federal Regu

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