Coast Guard sets safety zone on Columbia River, east of I-5, for boat exhibition Friday, May 20th

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port Columbia River will establish a temporary safety zone east of the Interstate 5 bridge, to ensure safety of life and property during a boat exhibition event on the Columbia River Friday May 20th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The perimeter of the safety zone will extend between Hayden Island and the Vancouver, Washington, side of the Columbia River starting at approximately 700 yards east of the I-5 bridge and extending to the east end of Hayden Island.

Boundaries of the Safety Zone to be established on May 20, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

As per 33 CFR 165.T13-0140, all vessels are prohibited from entering, anchoring or loitering within the safety zone during the specified time. If requesting permission to enter the zone, hail the Captain of the Port’s representative on VHF-FM radio channel 22A or 16. Those in the safety zone must comply with all lawful orders or directions given by the COTP or the COTP’s designated representative.