Boat Traffic Restrictions for Sunday's Chesapeake Bay Swim

The US Coast Guard has issued the following advisory for navigation around and near the Bay Bridge. The restrictions will be in place for about half the day.

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The Coast Guard is scheduled to establish a temporary regulated area Sunday in designated waters in the Chesapeake Bay near Kent Island for The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim.

The regulated area will be in effect from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, which may limit or prohibit navigation by commercial and recreational waterway users.

The regulated area will include the spans of the William P. Lane Jr. Memorial Bridge shore to shore.

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.

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