Welcome to the Chicago Harbor Safety Committee


The mission of the Chicago Harbor Safety Committee is to provide a broad-based and proactive stakeholder’s forum, and to form a partnership between the private sector and government agencies, for identifying, assessing, planning, communicating, and implementing operational and environmental measures that ensure the safe, secure, efficient and balanced management, operation, and development of Chicago area waterways, including the waters of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.

Geographic Area

The geographic scope of the Chicago Area Harbor Safety Committee includes the Chicago River from the Chicago Harbor entrance jetties to the junction of the North and South Branches, the North Branch up to the Wilson Avenue Bridge at River Park, the South Branch to the junction of the South Fork, and a portion of Lake Michigan from the northern border of Chicago, at the Chicago-Evanston line, to the Illinois/Indiana border, extending out three miles from the Illinois shore, adjusted for the Illinois/Indiana border that extends into Lake Michigan.




Breaking News

Must read for all users of Chicago Area Waterways: the CHSC's recently released, Safety Recommendations and Guide to Rules and Regulations.

Important Announcements

*June 7, 2016:

Membership & Board of Directors Meeting (Open to the Public). Time and location details TBA.

 Important Documents