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Monday, December 11, 2017

Two voluntary vessel speed restriction zones established

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA's) National Marine Fisheries Service announces that a voluntary vessel speed restriction zone (Dynamic Management Area - DMA) has been established due to the sighting of 15 whales in the vicinity of Cashes Ledge on 12 May 2009. This DMA is in effect immediately until 27 May 2009. These whales were observed feeding at or near the surface and are at a high risk of collision with vessels. Mariners are requested to route around the area or transit through it at 10 knots or less.


The DMA is bound by the following:


Cashes Ledge DMA:

 

Northern boundary

43 08N

Southern boundary

42 30N

Eastern boundary:

068 26W

Western boundary

069 35W

A voluntary vessel speed restriction zone (Dynamic Management Area - DMA) has also been established due to the sighting of 3 whales in the vicinity of Jordan Basin on May 12, 2009. This DMA is in effect immediately until 27 May 2009. Mariners are requested to route around these areas or transit through them at 10 knots or less.

The DMA is bound by the following:

Jordan Basin DMA:

 

Northern boundary

43 42N

Southern boundary

43 02N

Eastern boundary:

068 14W

Western boundary

069 09W

To see a map, click here

 

For more information about the DMA programme and other regulations to reduce ship strikes of right whales, please visit: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/shipstrike

 

Contact: Joe Angelo