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Press Release | Feb. 3, 2023

U.S. Coast Guard established Saginaw Bay regulated navigation area for winter

Ninth District Sector Detroit

DETROIT – The U.S. Coast Guard has initiated the process to activate its Great Lakes Regulated Navigation Area; specifically, a safety zone in Saginaw Bay, Michigan.

The zone will be activated at 8 a.m. on Saturday and apply during the winter months to protect waterway users from hazards associated with winter conditions and navigation.

Any vessels wishing to enter these areas after 8 a.m. on Saturday, are required to contact Sector Detroit at (313) 568-9560 to request permission to enter the zone at least 72 hours in advance.

More information on the zone can be found in the Federal Register.

Media inquiries should be referred to Ensign Adeeb Ahmad, Sector Detroit Public Affairs Officer, at (313) 910-1234.