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    Coast Guard regulated spectator areas for 2021 New York City Fourth of July fireworks

    Coast Guard regulated spectator areas for 2021 New York City Fourth of July fireworks

    The Coast Guard will also be enforcing regulated areas on New York City’s East River for the annual Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks display, July 4, 2021.

    All spectator vessels must be holding position in designated viewing areas no later than 8:30 pm. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at approximately 9:25 p.m. Boats cannot depart the designated viewing area until released by the Coast Guard. This information will be broadcast via VHF Channels 13 and 16.

    Spectator boats will be allowed into designated areas depending on their size, and will be divided into the following five sections:

    ·       1. ALPHA Section (Northernmost viewing area): Limited to vessels greater than or equal to 65 feet. Commercial passenger vessels must pass as close to the pier head line as possible and must transit through the zone no later than 7:30 p.m. Vessels must operate at the minimum speed necessary to maintain safe course while crossing through the Alpha Section and take all direction that may be provided by the Coast Guard.
     
    ·       2. BRAVO Section (Northernmost viewing area): This section is designated as a spectator area limited to vessels less than or equal to 65 feet.
     
    ·       3. INTERIOR DIVISION/CHARLIE Section (Barge Display area): No vessel movements are authorized in this section after 9 p.m. without permission from the Coast Guard. This section is intended to accommodate fireworks display barges and accompanying tugs only. Commercial passenger vessels that need to transit through the Charlie Section en route to their designated viewing areas must receive authorization from the Coast Guard Patrol Commander via VHF Channel 13. Commercial passenger vessels must pass as close to the pier head line as possible and must transit through the zone no later than 7:30 p.m. Vessels must operate at the minimum speed necessary to maintain safe course while crossing through the Charlie Section and take all direction that may be provided by the Coast Guard.
     
    ·       4. DELTA Section (Viewing area): Vessels greater than or equal to 65 feet may view the fireworks on all waters of this designated section.
     
    ·       5. ECHO Section (Western viewing area): Vessels less than 65 feet may view the fireworks on all waters of this designated section. This designated section is adjacent to the Interior Division/Charlie Section.

    (U.S. Coast Guard graphic)

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