The agency sent a news release late Monday saying the zones will be in effect in the Intracoastal and Atlantic waters near Trump’s estate beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday and ending Saturday afternoon.
To enter, stop or anchor in the security zones during the designated times, boaters must have permission from the captain of Port Miami.
“The security zone is necessary to protect the VIP and accompanying official party, the public, and the surrounding waterway from terrorist acts, sabotage or other subversive acts, accidents, or other causes of a similar nature,” the Coast Guard said in its news release.
This is the latest security measure taken as Trump makes his first trip to Palm Beach since winning the presidential election earlier this month. The Federal Aviation Administration on Saturday issued a temporary flight restriction for the airspace over Mar-a-Lago — including Palm Beach International Airport — from late Tuesday night through early Friday morning.
Trump has spent Thanksgiving on the island for about 20 years. His plans include “hopefully eating some turkey,” a spokesperson said Monday in a conference call with reporters.
Any vessels that would like to travel through the security zones must contact the Coast Guard via marine-band radio via VHF-FM channel 16. Violators of the zones could face a civil penalty of more than $88,000; a criminal penalty up to $10,000; or up to 12 years in prison.
Here are the zone restrictions issued by the Coast Guard for Trump’s visit. All three zones are in effect for the duration of Trump’s time in Palm Beach:
Zone 1: No vessels or person will be permitted to enter this zone consisting of the waters of the Lake Worth Lagoon from the southern tip of the Everglades Island in the north to approximately 1,000 yards from the south of the Southern Boulevard Bridge on the south and eastern shore line west of Fisherman Island.
Zone 2: All vessels transiting the second zone shall maintain a steady speed and shall not slow or stop from waters of the Lake Worth Lagoon including the Intracoastal Waterway from the southern tip of the Everglades Island in the north to approximately 1000 yards from the south of the bridge on the south and from the western shore line to the western edge of the Fisherman Island in the east.
Zone 3: All vessels transiting the third zone shall maintain a steady speed and shall not slow or stop from waters of the Atlantic Ocean from Banyan Road in the north to Ocean View Road in the south and from shore to approximately 1000 yards east of the shoreline.