No Wake River Closure
Noon – 3a.m. 3p.m. – Midnight.
The United States Coast Guard Captain of the Port Sector Ohio Valley will be establishing a no wake zone and a river closure on the Ohio River Sunday, September 5th, 2021. The no wake zone will be on the Ohio River from mile 477 (beyond Riverside Park Boat Ramp) to mile 463 and on the Licking River from mile 0.0 to mile 3.0 and will be enforced from Noon on Sunday September 5th, 2021 to 3:00 a.m. on Monday, September 6th, 2021.
Additionally, the river will be closed to all commercial and recreational vessel traffic in the Cincinnati area from Ohio River mile 463.0 to mile 483.0 and Licking River mile 0.0 to 0.3 from 3:00 p.m. until midnight. During the river closure, no vessel traffic, including commercial or recreational vessels, personal water crafts, or sailing vessels will be allowed to transit, launch, or leave any Kentucky or Ohio harbors or ramps located within this river closure without the permission of the U.S. Coast Guard “PATCOM.” There will be no anchorages allowed within the river enclosure area. Recreational vessels are highly discouraged from operating in the area due to anticipated river levels and amounts of debris as a result of remnants of Hurricane Ida.
The U.S. Coast Guard on scene “PATCOM” may be reached on channel 16 VHF-FM between 12:00 p.m. and midnight the day of the event. Prior to availability of the local “PATCOM” please contact the Sector Ohio Valley Command Center at 502-779-8300. Listen to Marine Channel 16 and 22A VHF-FM for river closure and opening announcements. Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies will be patrolling the river and enforcing the no wake zone, river closure, and federal, state, and local laws. Vessel OPERATORS are reminded to not consume alcohol before or during operation of a vessel.