U.S. Coast Guard announces East River restrictions & closures 25 Sept-4 Oct, 2015 for United Nations General Assembly
Beginning this Friday, the East River near the United Nations will be restricted or closed to all vessels from between East 35th Street and the Queensboro/59th Street Bridge. Security zones will be enforced between Sept. 25 and end Oct. 4, 2015
NOTE: Mariners can expect full closure of the East River on Sept. 25, and Sept. 28, 2015.
East River security zone restrictions:
Zone 1: This zone is always in effect. No vessels within 175 yards of Manhattan between East 35th Street and the Queensboro/59th Street Bridge in the west channel of the East River. Commercial vessels must check in with the VTS New York (VTSNY) on VHF-FM Channel 12 prior to entering the west channel.
Zone 2: West Channel closure: Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 (7 a.m.- 7 p.m.). No commercial or recreational traffic in the west channel of the East River between East 35th Street and the Queensboro/59th Street Bridge. NYC DEP sludge vessels will not be allowed to transit without 24-hour advance coordination with the Sector New York Enforcement Division.
Zone 3: Full river closure: Sept. 25 and Sept. 28 (Times vary, see restriction/ closure times below) No commercial or recreational traffic in the East River between Eat 35th Street and the Queensboro/ 59th Street Bridge, except commercial passenger vessels on the east channel with the United States Coast Guard Patrol Commander (PATCOM) approval.
For more information on East River closures as well as specifics on Roosevelt Island Bridge openings from the U.S. Coast Guard here…