December 14, 2016 – Coast Guard personnel, federal, state and local law enforcement partners will enforce a temporary security zone in waters of Kailua Bay, Oahu, Hawaii beginning Friday, Dec. 16 and running through Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.
The temporary security zone is necessary to ensure the safety of a distinguished visitor.
The security zone will be in effect from 8 a.m. HST on Dec. 16, 2016 to 4 p.m. HST on Jan. 2, 2017, unless canceled earlier by the Captain of the Port.
The Coast Guard is coordinating with the Honolulu Police Department, Marine Corps Base Hawaii and other federal, state, and county law enforcement agencies to conduct patrols of the area under the direction of the U.S. Secret Service.
The Coast Guard has established a temporary security zone on the waters of Kailua Bay off the eastern coast of Oahu. The security zone includes all waters in Kailua Bay to the west of a line connecting two points beginning at the shoreline of Kapoho Point and thence westward at a bearing of 227 degrees true to the shoreline at the southeastern corner of Kailuana Loop in Kailua. In addition, the security zone includes the adjacent channel beginning at Kapoho Point to a point along the channel ending at the North Kalaheo Avenue Road Bridge. An orange marker will be placed in the canal to indicate the perimeter of the security zone.
Under U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, 33 CFR 165.33 prohibits any unauthorized person or vessel from entering or remaining in this security zone. Any person entering the security zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port is subject to a civil penalty of not more than $88,613 for each violation or a criminal penalty resulting in imprisonment of not more than 25 years and a fine of not more than $250,000. Offending vessels may also be seized and held liable for any monetary assessments.