Louisville, KY — U.S. Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley, headquartered in Louisville, KY, has established a Thunder Over Louisville waterway restriction on the Ohio River, from April 12th thru 13th, between mile markers 597.0-607.0.
The following restrictions will be enforced by local law enforcement and U.S. Coast Guard waterside assets:
The Coast Guard has established a special local regulation from mile markers 597 to 607 on the Ohio River from April 12th (11:00 AM – 6:00 PM) and on April 13th (12:00 PM until midnight). During these times, a minimal wake zone will be in effect from mile
markers 597 to 602.7 and a no entry zone will be in effect from 602.7 to 607 (red zone indicated on attached chart). All spectator boats shall stay away from the no entry zone.
Navigable Channel: The navigable channel is designated as the zone between the Kentucky shoreline and the sailing line of the river.
Anchorage: Anchoring is only permitted within the green zone indicated on attached chart. No vessels may anchor or loiter in the channel or between the Big Four Bridge and Towhead Island.
Weather conditions and river conditions are predicted to be favorable, all though the U.S. Coast Guard urges boaters to beware of the currents, and the potential for debris such as large logs, as well as congested boating traffic. If you choose to boat in designated open areas of the river, please exercise extreme caution, ensure your vessel’s equipment is operating properly, wear a lifejacket, do not drink and boat, and be aware of your surroundings.
For additional information, mariners can contact channel 16 or 502-779-5424.