Providence – The Coast Guard has lifted the restrictions it had imposed on the Port of Providence.
The lifting coincides with the departure of a French cargo ship which the Coast Guard escorted out of Narragansett Bay at about 10 a.m. today.
Coast Guard spokesman Lieutenant Joel Roberts said additional restrictions could be imposed again depending on circumstances.
?It will be different from ship to ship, port to port, vessel to vessel," he said.
The Coast Guard established a security zone around the port and part of the Providence River on Monday afternoon.