cruise ship takes away public access to river
Once again the public stands to lose more waterfront to cruiseship terminals and lose access to the historial river of the st. johns. In effect Jaxport along with the cruise industry demand a security zone accross the river that prevents any small boat, row boat from fishing withing 700 feet of a dock owned by jaxport. When did the public give up their right to fish anywhere along the river? check out the new rules and case in point.
NOTICE TO ALL BOATERS!!!!!!!
"Yesterday's incident was extremely dangerous and was a violation of navigation rules. It was also a violation of federal laws that prohibit vessels from coming within 200 yards in front and 100 yards behind or to the sides of a cruise ship that is underway. Violators are subject to fines up to $32,500.00," said Lieutenant Commander John Hennigan, Chief, Waterways Management Division for Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach.
This could happen in Mayport!
Here's another rule made just for the cruise industry,
Cruise Ship Security Zones
Security zones exist for all cruise ships within the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, out to 3 nautical miles from the federal breakwaters, and as outlined in Title 33, Part 165.1154 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Vessels may not enter into, transit or anchor within the security zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port. Mariners may contact the Captain of the Port's representative at telephone (310) 521-3805 or on VHF-FM channel 16.
The following separation distances are required around all cruise ships:
Do we need our river managed by a foreign flagged cruise ship? Do we as the indians have long ago been allowed to fish along the banks of the river. the port or the cruise ship do not own the river the public does.