Exclusion Zone Created in Penobscot Bay

Maine boaters must keep clear of the drilling ship Stena Forth, which will soon be anchored off Rockland to undergo repairs of her thrusters. Photo courtesy Maritime & Coastguard Agency, UK © 2007

The Coast Guard has established a 100-yard safety exclusion zone to be set around the 750-foot drilling ship Stena Forth, which is scheduled to undergo repair of her thrusters in Penobscot Bay east of Rockland, Maine, around June 17.

Chart courtesy of: U.S. Coast Guard

Mariners and fishermen must take care to remain outside the exclusion zone from June 15 to July 5, according to the Coast Guard. The approximate position of the Stena Forth will be 44° 06’ 54”N/069° 02’ 54”W, or about 1 mile east of the Rockland breakwater.


  • For more information, contact the Rockland captain of the port at (207-767-0303; VHF 16).
  • Safety updates will be given via VHF 16 and 22.