Coast Guard providing safety zone during Volvo Ocean Race in Newport

A view of Brenton Cove and Narragansett Bay from Fort Adams in Newport. (Photo: Nancy Krause / WPRI 12)

NEWPORT, R.I. (WPRI) – The Coast Guard will be enforcing a safety zone, and monitoring the Volvo Ocean Race in Newport through Friday.

A marked safety zone will be enforced in the East Passage of Narragansett Bay. All watercraft are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, mooring, or anchoring within this safety zone, unless authorized by the Coast Guard.

Crews from Station Castle Hill, Newport, the Coast Guard Cutter Tigershark, and Aids to Navigation Team will enforce the safety zone.

“The Newport stopover is a highly anticipated event for the entire sailing community as the only American port of call in a grueling race around the world,” said Lt. Bob Lally First Coast Guard District. “Our job is to ensure the safety of both competitors and spectators by enforcing a security zone during all on water racing events.”

(Jacqueline Gomersall, WPRI-TV)
(Jacqueline Gomersall, WPRI 12)

Station Castle Hill is a multi-mission station which conducts: Search and Rescue, Ports Waterways and Coastal Security, Recreational Boating Safety and Fisheries Regulation, in Narragansett Bay.

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