The Coast Guard is enforcing security zones around all waters surrounding the Honolulu International Airport, north and south of the southern coast of Oahu, Hawaii.
These security zones will be in effect from 6 p.m. HST on Dec. 16, to 2 a.m. HST on Dec. 17, unless canceled earlier by the Captain of the Port.
These security zones extend from the surface of the water to the ocean floor. These security zones may not be entered without the prior permission from the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Honolulu. Entry into the zones is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port of Honolulu.
Under U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, 33 CFR 165.33 prohibits any unauthorized person or vessel from entering or remaining in a security zone. Any person entering the security zone without the permission of the Captain of the Port Honolulu is subject to a 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.