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East Coast Alerts, October 24, 2013

By Tom Neale - Published October 24, 2013 - Viewed 592 times

Attention Snowbirds:

Centerville Turnpike Bridge Reduced Openings for Repairs:
       Mariners are advised that structural repairs are scheduled at the Centerville Turnpike (SR170) Bridge (36.723169°-76.186677°), at AICW mile 15.2, across the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, in Chesapeake, VA beginning at 7 a.m., on Saturday, November 2, 2013 and ending at 7 p.m., on Sunday, November 3, 2013.  To facilitate repairs, the drawbridge will open on signal every three hours for vessels requiring an opening on the following schedule: on Saturday, November 2nd at 7 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m., and 10 p.m.; and on Sunday, November 3rd at 1 a.m., 4 a.m., 7 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; will open on signal for hazardous material vessels with a one-hour advance notice by calling (757) 547-3631; and will open for an emergency as soon as safely possible.  In case of inclement weather, the alternate dates will be rescheduled to weekend of November 9 and November 10, 2013. At all other times, the drawbridge will operate in accordance with the operating regulations set out in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Part 117.997(i). In the closed position to vessels, this swing-type drawbridge provides a vertical clearance of approximately four feet, above mean high water. Mariners should adjust their transits accordingly and use extreme caution when transiting the area. (5th District Bridge Branch)*

*Italicized text above and below indicates our comment or paraphrase. Plain text is copied from the Notices to Mariners or other sources given.

The Magenta Line:
       All of us who have travelled the waters of the Intracoastal Waterway know of the magenta line. It is there to help us follow the correct route, but sometimes passes on the wrong side of markers, sometimes goes ashore, sometimes puts us aground. No wonder — it's been around for about one hundred years. Change has been slow: it has been sometimes removed, sometimes rerouted but most often ignored by those who update the charts. Now, NOAA wants to do something about it, and is asking for input from users of the Intracoastal. You can send your comments addressing specific issues given in the following article of the Federal Register. Check it out, and be sure to get your comments in by December 26, 2013. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-26/pdf/2013-23440.pdf

US Army Corps of Engineers Websites for AICW Surveys and Reports:
       Despite the federal government reduction in funding, the USACE does a really good job at surveying and recording depths in the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW). They may not be able to dredge every little shoal, but at least they let you know where the shoals are so you can plan accordingly. So, before you get too excited about the shallow depths reported by some fellow cruisers, check out the latest surveys at the following:
Wilmington, NC District (Surveys):
http://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/HydrographicSurveys/AIWW.aspx
Charleston, SC District (Surveys):
http://www.sac.usace.army.mil/missions/navigation/hydrographicmaps
Savannah, GA District (Reports)
http://www.sas.usace.army.mil/Portals/61/docs/OPS/ChannelConditionSurveys/OtherProjectSurveys/Aiww-2013-07.pdf

General Announcements

GPS Signal Unreliable off NC/Southeast Coast:
NOTE: This position is about 30 nm offshore NC between Cape Lookout and Cape Fear
       THE GPS NAVIGATION SIGNAL MAY BE UNRELIABLE DUE TO TESTING ON GPS FREQUENCIES USED BY SHIPBOARD NAVIGATION AND HANDHELD SYSTEMS. SYSTEMS THAT RELY ON GPS, SUCH AS E-911, AIS AND DSC, MAY BE AFFECTED AT AN APPROXIMATE TESTING CENTER POINT OF 34 09'60.0"N 076 54'60.0"W, WITH A POSSIBLE IMPACT RADIUS OF 118 NM FROM CENTER POINT.
2. GPS TESTING IS SCHEDULED TO BE CONDUCTED ON:
27 Oct 2013: 1100Z - 1630Z
28 Oct 2013: 1830Z - 0030Z
29 Oct 2013: 1700Z - 2300Z
30 - 31 Oct 2013: 1100Z - 1700Z3
MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT THE COAST GUARD NAVIGATION CENTER WEB SITE WWW.NAVCEN.USCG.GOV. DURING THIS PERIOD GPS USERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT ANY GPS SERVICE OUTAGES THAT THEY MAY EXPERIENCE TO THE NAVIGATION INFORMATION SERVICE (NIS) BY CALLING (703) 313-5900 OR BY USING THE NAVCEN WEB SITE TO SUBMIT A GPS PROBLEM REPORT. For additional information, you may contact the Navigation Information Service (NIS) watch stander at (703) 313-5900. (Fifth District LNM Week 41/2013)

Hazardous Ops off SE US Coast:
       The following areas will contain exercises hazardous to surface vessels in the Jax/Chasnoa during 21-27 OCTOBER, 2013. Mariners are advised to avoid these areas.
DATE: 21-27 OCT, TIME: 0000-2359 (LCL)
AREA BOUNDED BY AREA
30-45N2 80-54W7 GUNEX AREA
30-45N2 80-11W0 AA/BB/CC
30-36N2 80-11W0
30-33N9 80-55W8
30-45N2 80-11W0
30-45N2 79-40W0
30-37N3 79-40W0
30-36N2 80-11W0
29-20N3 79-50W1 31J
29-20N3 79-40W0
29-10N2 79-40W0
29-10N2 79-50W1
30-00N3 81-00W9 27C
30-00N3 80-50W3
29-50N6 80-50W3
29-50N6 81-00W9 (7th District LNM Week 43/2013)

Lat/Long Positions in Alerts:
       Lat/Long positions derived from Google Earth will be given for significant places in the Alerts, such as bridge locations. These will be in italics, and in the following format: (xx.xxxxxx°-xx.xxxxxx°) for locations new with this alert. Where a Lat/Long position is copied from a USCG Local Notice to Mariners (LNM) or from the Light Lists, it will be in whatever format the Coast Guard has used which varies between districts and LNM and Light List writers, and will be in plain text, rather than italics. Some positions are approximate. We do not provide this information for navigational purposes and it should not be used as such.

USCG Seventh District
Coastal Waters from Little River, South Carolina to Panama City, Florida

St. Marys Inlet Area Dredging:
       Great Lakes Dock and Dredge will commence dredge operations on or about September 18, 2013 for the U.S. Naval Station Kings Bay (Entrance Channel Cut 1N and North Settling Basin). The dredging area is near the mouth of the St Marys Entrance channel from the southern shoreline to approximately 8,000ft offshore of the southern jetty encompassing the area between St Marys Entrance LB 14 (LLNR 6590) (30-42-40.470N, 081-23-11.483W) and St Marys Entrance LB 16 (LLNR 6595). The staging of the auxiliary equipment and dredge pipeline will be on the western bank of the Amelia River outside of the navigable channel between Amelia River LB 2 (LLNR 7045/37925) and Amelia River LB 4 (LLNR 7060/37940). The project consists of dredging approximately 210,000 cubic yards of material from the shipping channel and pumping the material through floating and submerged pipelines onto north Fernandina Beach. The Dredge ALASKA along with Booster: Texas JR, Survey Vessels: Pearl River and Cooper River, Tugs: Atlantic Dawn, Captain Hardhead, and Champion, and Derricks: Derrick 68 and 69 will monitor VHF channels 13 and 16. Dredging transit and disposal operations will proceed 24 hours per day/7 days per week until approximately December 1, 2013. For further information contact the Project Manager, Mr. David Johanson at (561) 758-2872. Mariners are urged to minimize wake and proceed with caution. (7th District LNM Week 38/2013)

Naval Exercises off Florida Coast:
       U.S. Navy Ships will conduct a Naval Exercise from 04 to 06 November, 2013 in an area bounded by 27-45N/080-21W; 27-45N/079-25W; 26-55N/079-25W; and 26-55N/080-15W. Mariners transiting this area should proceed with caution and are requested to cooperate with patrolling Navy vessels and aircraft. R/V RANGE ROVER, R/V RANGE MASTER, and USS NICHOLAS will be stationed in the area while operations are in progress and will monitor VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. (7th District LNM Week 42/2013)

St. Lucie Inlet Dredging:
       Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting Co., LLC will begin dredging operations on or about November 1st, 2013 with Dredge "CAPTAIN AJ FOURNIER" in the channel at St. Lucie Inlet (27.166368° -80.159150°) and the adjoining impoundment basin to their authorized depths. Material will be loaded into hopper barges and transported approximately 5.5 miles south of the inlet, down the Intracoastal Waterway, to Pecks Lake, where the barge unloader "Bean 20" will be moored. The dredge material will then be pumped onto the beach through a submerged pipeline. The dredging activities will extend approximately 300 feet eastward and approximately 2,300' westward from the entrance of the jetties. The dredge will be supported by the crew launch/survey vessel "Cape Elizabeth". All vessels will monitor VHF channels 13, 16, and use 74 as the working channel. The dredge will operate 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The work is scheduled to be completed on or about February 28th, 2014. Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made. (7th District LNM Week 39/2013)

Okeechobee Waterway Update:
       On October 23, 2013 at 2400 hours the lake level was reported at 15.46 feet and the navigational depths were reported at 9.40 feet for Route 1 (26°58'32.23"N, 80°38'22.92";W) and 7.60 feet for Route 2 (Rim Route) (26°47'0.61"N, 26°47'0.61"N) You can usually check the daily lake level and navigational depths at http://w3.saj.usace.army.mil/h2o/reports/r-oke.html

Boca Raton Inlet Dredging:
       The City of Boca Raton — Municipal Services, dredging within the interior of the Boca Raton Inlet (26.335251° -80.072247°) between the A1A drawbridge and the eastern tips of the jetties. While dredging, the vessels will be displaying lights and day boards as required, and may temporally impede the flow of traffic through the inlet channel. Activities are outside of the ICW, and will not impact any marine traffic in the ICW. The dredge and tug Capt Al will monitor channel 16. Operations will occur intermittently during daylight hours Monday-Friday. This is an on-going channel maintenance utilizing a floating cutter suction dredge bypassing plant that operates continuously as needed, and the City intends for this to be a perpetual operation. The project POC is Jennifer Bistyga 561-416-3397 and emergency contact number is Captain Al Bitterling 561-239-0382. Mariners are urged to minimize wake and proceed with caution. (7th District LNM Week 42/2013)

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Temporary Buoys:
       New River Sound DBN 11 (LLNR 47265) is temporarily disestablished. Four unlighted buoys are temporarily established to mark the west side of the ICW for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show from 31- October – 04 November, 2013.
"8A" 26-07-04.592N 080-06-33.765W
"8B" 26-06-59.189N 080-06-33.203W
"8C" 26-06-53.126N 080-06-33.087W
"12A" 26-06-45.337N 080-06-35.733W (7th District LNM Week 41/2013)

Julia Tuttle Artificial Reef Update 10-16-13:
       Kearns Construction will commence an artificial reef mitigation project starting mid-September, 2013 on the north side of the Julia Tuttle Causeway within the Julia Tuttle Artificial Reef. The mitigation project will include placement of concrete artificial reef balls in the 510ft by 150ft project site. Within the project site there will be 12 unlighted floating markers. Kearns Construction will have a barge in the area at various times throughout project. Mariners are advised to remain clear of the project site and transit the area with caution. For further information, contact Kearns Construction at (305)461-0310 or the barge can be reached on VHF-FM Channels 13 and 9. The project has an expected completion date of February, 2014.
Artificial Reef Mitigation Project Site Location: Approximate corner positions of the project site
NW Corner - 25°48'49.1310N - 080°10'01.9436W
SW Corner - 25°48'47.6652N - 080°10'01.9538W
NE Corner - 25°48'49.0993N - 080°09'56.4178W
SE Corner - 25°48'47.6335N - 080°09'56.4281W (7th District LNM Week 43/2013)

Dredging for Beach Renourishment, Bakers Haulover Inlet Area:
       Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting Co., LLC will begin dredging operations on or about October 20th, 2013 for the Bal Harbour Beach Renourishment. Operations will be conducted in the vicinity of Bakers Haulover Inlet (25.899571°-80.122970°) and extend out approximately 1nm offshore. The Trailing Suction Hopper Dredge (TSHD) "ATCHAFALAYA" will be working northeast of the inlet jetties in the ebb shoal, and transit to a marked pump out location, south of the inlet jetties and approximately 1,000 linear feet from the shore, for beach placement. A submerged pipeline will be placed on the bottom from the pump out to the shoreline. The pipeline will be marked with lighted buoys, for local traffic. The dredge will be supported by the crew launch/survey vessel "Sea Breeze" and various other vessels. All vessels will monitor VHF channels 16, 13, and use 74 as the working channel. The dredge will operate 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The work is scheduled to be completed on or about December 27, 2013. (7th District LNM Week 41/2013)

Bakers Haulover AICW Shoaling Update:
       Severe shoaling continues to encroach the Intracoastal Waterway near Bakers Haulover Inlet. The shoaling has been reported most severe in the vicinity of Biscayne Bay Buoy 7B (LLNR 47828) (25-54-11.963N, 080-07-47.682W) and extends west beyond the approximate center of the channel. As of October 11th, 2013, the available channel depth at low tide was recorded to be 6 feet between Biscayne Bay Buoy 7B and the west side of the channel. This area is subject to frequent changes in depth and direction due to the shifting shoals. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution, seek local knowledge when transiting the area, and use an alternate route when necessary. (7th District LNM Week 42/2013)

Bird Stakes for Fertilizer Update 10-21-13:
       Biscayne National Park, Miami Dade County, Florida has completed two of the three project sites of the "Seagrass Habitat Restoration Project" which includes the temporary installation of bird stakes. Bird stakes will be placed in restoration areas to encourage roosting of waterfowl and provide natural fertilizer to the seagrass beds. The bird stakes are constructed of 3/4 inch PVC poles and 4 inch x 4 inch x 2 inch treated wood blocks attached to poles. Bird stakes will be placed throughout the interior of the injury areas at 6.6 feet intervals. "NO BOATING/RESTRICTION AREA" signs will be posted at the restored areas (sites listed below) for approximately 12-18 months. The restoration signs, constructed of aluminum will be 46cm wide x 36 cm tall with a white reflective background. For further information contact Amanda Bourque at 786-335-3626 or email Amanda_bourque@nps.gov
Middle Featherbed Bank - Restored
25-31-08.220N/080-14-04.310W
35 Bird Stakes, 2 Restoration Signs
West Featherbed Bank- Restored
25-31-59.30N/080-15-20.230W
80 Bird stakes, 5 Restoration Signs
The remaining site (East) Featherbed will be restored in the future.
East Featherbed
25-31-19.310N/080-11-13.780W
2 Bird Stakes, 1 Restoration Sign (7th District LNM Week 43/2013)

Carysfort Reef Light Unsafe:
       Carysfort Reef Light (LLNR 945) structure is considered unsafe. A temporary light has been established in position 25-13-36.890N 080-12-33.221W. The TRLT displays a Q W with a 4M range. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting the area. (7th District LNM Week 43/2013)

Rebecca Shoal Light: (UPDATE: 10/10/2013-TRLB Missing):
       Rebecca Shoal Light (LLNR 1090) (24-34-44.484N, 082-35-06.776W) is extinguished and the structure is unsafe. Due to mitigating circumstances the aid will not be temporarily relit. The area surrounding the Light is considered a hazard to navigation. The TRLB with Fl Q W characteristics is missing. Mariners are advised to avoid the area. (7th District LNM Week 42/2013)

Sand Key Light Reminder:
       Sand Key Light (LLNR 1055) is extinguished and the structure is considered unsafe. A temporary light has been established in position 24-27-20.941N 081-52-38.313W. The TRLT displays a FL (2) W 15s with a 5M range. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting the area. (7th District LNM Week 42/2013)

Beach Renourishment, Captiva and Sanibel Islands Update:
       Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, LLC has completed dredge mobilization efforts for the Captiva and Sanibel Islands (26.483740-82.187788°) Beach Renourishment project in Lee County, Florida. Work is expected to be complete on or around December 1, 2013. While dredging, the vessels will be displaying lights and dayboards as required, and may temporally impede the flow of traffic through the channel. The dredges 'DODGE ISLAND' and 'PADRE ISLAND' will work on Channel 79 and monitor VHF Channels 13 and 16. Primary operations will be 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A submerged pipeline will be utilized from the dredge to the discharge area. The path of the pipeline will be properly marked IAW USCG 33 CFR 88.15. Buoys with "Caution Submerged Pipeline" will mark the submerged line. For further information contact the Project Manager Mr. Manny Vianzon 630-209-6848 and/or Site Managers Ken Lynn 630-730-4248 and/or Scott Baumann 630-209-1058. Mariners are urged to use extreme caution in the area, transit at their slowest speed to minimize wake, and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made. (7th District LNM Week 42/2013)

Florida Hazards to Navigation:
       Private aid Mandalay Channel DBN 2 (LLNR 25940) (27-59-11.925N, 082-49-21.830W) is destroyed and is a potential hazard to navigation. The aid is leaning and almost submerged at high tide. Mariners are advised to use extreme caution while transiting the area. (7th District LNM Week 42/2013)
       Homosassa Bay Daybeacon 24 (LLNR 28425) (28-46-05.265N, 082-42-35.372W) is destroyed. The aid is broken 2ft above the waterline and is a hazard to navigation. A TRLB with Fl Q R, 4M characteristics is set 5 yards channelward in position 28-46-05.387N/082-42-35.472W. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. (7th District LNM Week 42/2013)

Florida Bridge Update: From the USCG 7th District LNM Week 41/2013:
       NOTE: Information new with this alert is in bold. There are many on-going projects lasting sometimes for years. You can "Search" a bridge name for previous East Coast Alerts that may contain information that is still current. Bridges that have vertical height reduced (or other severe restriction) will remain on this list until the restriction is removed.
       Mathews Bridge, Jacksonville: The Captain of the Port Jacksonville advises that scaffolding for the Mathews Bridge (30.326880° -81.621531°) structural repairs across the St Johns River, Jacksonville, Florida, has reduced the vertical clearance to 138 feet until November 10, 2013 or until repairs have been completed. Mariners should exercise caution while transiting the area due to possible tug and barge operations associated with scaffolding operations. All concerned traffic should contact Superior Construction via VHF-FM channel 16.
       Main Street Bridge, Jacksonville: Due to an increase in vehicle traffic on the Main Street Bridge (30.322626°-81.658613°) caused by the shutdown of the Mathews Bridge (30.326880° -81.621531°) the Coast Guard Captain of the Port Jacksonville advises all mariners the Main Street Bridge, mile 24.7, St Johns River, Jacksonville has been placed on a limited openings schedule to accommodate increased vehicular traffic due to the closure of the Mathews Bridge. The Main Street Bridge will be closed to navigation from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Limited openings will continue until repairs are completed on the Mathews Bridge. Vessel traffic may contact the bridge tender on VHF-FM channel 9 for additional information.
       FEC RR Bridge: Due to a mechanical failure, the FEC Railroad Bridge (30.322433°-81.665564°) across the St Johns River, Jacksonville, Florida has been placed on a limited opening schedule. This bridge will remain open to navigation from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at all other times the bridge will be closed to navigation. The bridge owner is in the process of manufacturing a part in order to replace the broken bearing. If the bearing fails before the new part can be delivered, the bridge will need to be operated manually with additional restrictions implemented.
The FEC Railroad Bridge across the St Johns River, Jacksonville, Florida will be closed to navigation from December 6 through December 13, 2013 for repairs. These dates were chosen to not interfere with the Boat Parade and other water related events scheduled in December.
       NASA Parkway Bridge (AICW Mile 885): Update. Royal Bridge Incorporated has advised the Coast Guard that they will be painting the NASA Parkway/Addison Point/SR 405 Bridge (28.527151° -80.765469°) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 885, Canaveral, Florida from April 1 to November 30, 2013. This office has been advised that only one of the four spans is open; therefore, the mariner will need to request a normal bridge opening at this location. The draw shall open a single-leaf on signal; except that, from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, the draw need not open. A double-leaf opening is available with a four hour notice to the bridge tender.
       US 192 Bridge: M&J Construction Company will be repairing and painting the SR 500 (US 192) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Canaveral, Florida. The vertical clearance of the 65 foot high bridge will be reduced by three feet on one-half the channel from September 3, 2013 through August 24, 2014. Mariners are requested to proceed with caution through this area.
       Lantana Bridge (AICW Mile 1031) Update: GLF Construction Corporation has advised this office that the demolition and replacement of the East Ocean Avenue Bridge (26.583375°-80.046117°) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 1031, Lantana, Palm Beach County, Florida will start on March 20, 2012 and will continue until November 15, 2013. From October 7, 2013 through November 15, 2013 it will be necessary, for testing purposes during working hours, to intermittently lower either the east or west bascule leaf in the down position with other leaf in the up position. This will allow 60 feet of horizontal clearance, with unlimited vertical clearance, on at least one side of the AICW. Both bascule leafs will be left in the up position during non-working hours. If your vessel needs assistance for safe passage, please provide GLF a twenty four hour notice by calling (954) 317-6169 or by contacting the tug "MISS THELMA" on marine channel 16.
       Flagler Memorial Bridge (AICW Mile 1021.8): Update: The Florida Department of Transportation contractor Archer Western has been authorized to limit the horizontal navigational clearance to 25 feet at night and 70 feet during the day, for the emergency repairs of the existing Flagler Memorial Bridge (26.718169° -80.047089°) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 1021.8, Palm Beach, Florida, starting on July 8, 2013. Night time restrictions will limit horizontal clearance to 25 feet between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. daily for up to four month. The Flagler Memorial Bridge will be left in the open to navigation position between these hours.
       The full 70 feet of horizontal clearance will be made available with a four hour notice to the on-scene tug. The temporary waterway restriction limiting horizontal clearance to 70 feet will remain in effect at the existing Flagler Memorial Bridge until the replacement bridge is complete. Mariners are advised that changes to navigational clearance may be necessary as repair conditions develop.
       The temporary regulations for the Flagler Memorial and Royal Park Bridges (26.705949°-80.045181°) will remain as follows: Flagler Memorial Bridge schedule will remain on the quarter hour and three-quarter hour except that from 8:16 a.m. to 9:14 a.m. and from 4:16 p.m. to 5:14 p.m., The Royal Park Bridge will remain on the hour and hour-hour schedule except that from 8:01 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. and from 4:31 p.m. to 5:29 p.m. this bridge will be allowed to remain closed to navigation, Monday through Friday until the repairs are completed on the Flagler Memorial Bridge.
       Archer Western Inc has advised the bridge owner that they will have divers around the structure in and around the navigable channel Mariners are reminded to avoid diving flags at all times and if the waterway is too restrictive due to this operation to come to all stop until the divers have moved outside the navigable channel. The Coast Guard is working with the bridge owner to address additional safety concerns created by this diving operation.
       Due to the unusual circumstances associated with the bridge structure, the bridge owner has requested an emergency back-up plan in case the repairs are unable to be accomplished as anticipated. If the Flagler Memorial Bridge malfunctions and is left in the open to navigation position, the Royal Park and Southern Boulevard Bridges will be placed on restricted schedules to accommodate increased vehicular traffic.
       If an emergency occurs, the Royal Park Bridge will be on an hourly schedule at the quarter after the hour, except that from 8:16 a.m. to 10:14 a.m. and from 4:16 p.m. to 6:14 p.m. this bridge will be allowed to remain closed to navigation. The Southern Boulevard Bridge will remain on the twice an hour schedule (top of the hour and bottom of the hour), except that from 8:31 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. and from 4:31 p.m. to 5:59 p.m. this bridge will be allowed to remain closed to navigation.
       Additional waterway restrictions will be promulgated once the new Flagler Memorial Bridge construction commences.
       Las Olas Bridge (AICW Mile 1064.0): The East Las Olas Bridge (26.119285° -80.109001°) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida is being repaired. The bridge is on the same operating schedule; but there may be short delays when equipment and personnel need to removed from the bridge for an opening. This work is expected to continue until March 1, 2014. The Coast Guard has approved Kiewit Infrastructure South Company request to place the East Las Olas Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Ft Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida on single-leaf openings on the quarter-hour with a four hour advance notice for a double-leaf opening to the bridge tender. The East Las Olas Bridge provides a vertical clearance of 24 in the closed position and a horizontal clearance of 40 feet with one-leaf in the down position. This temporary restriction is anticipated to remain in effect until March 1, 2014.
       SE 3rd Avenue Bridge and Andrews Avenue Bridge, New River: Due to the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show with the approval of the Mayor of Fort Lauderdale, the afternoon closures periods for the SE 3rd Avenue (26.117044°-80.140402°) and Andrews Avenue (26.117947°-80.143374°) Bridges will be suspended on October 31, November 1st and November 4th, 2013. The bridges will open on demand.
       Gasparilla Sound Bridge: The Coast Guard has issued a Public Notice announcing a permit application from the Gasparilla Sound Bridge Authority for the approval and plans to replace the Boca Grande Swing Bridge across Gasparilla Sound at Charlotte County, Florida. Latitude 26 48' 58.82" N & Long 82 16' 24.98"W. Public Notice 07-13 which solicits comments for a thirty day period can be view at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=pnBridges&Active=1&region=7. The Project Manager is Mr. Darayl Tompkins at Darayl.Tompkins@uscg.mil

USCG Fifth District
Coastal Waters from Shrewsbury River, New Jersey to Little River, South Carolina

Beach Nourishment Dredging, Northern NJ:
       Mariners are advised that beach nourishment and dredging operations will take place in the vicinity of Long Branch, NJ (40.302165° -73.973771°) from 15 October through 15 April, 2014. Manson Construction will maintain an equipment staging area on the north side of Manasquan Inlet, adjacent to the shoreline, to support these operations. The tugs KENDALL J. HEBERT, CANDICE L and three barges will be utilizing the staging area 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the duration of the project. Mariners are requested to use radio contact while transiting around all work areas. The tugs KENDALL J. HEBERT and CANDICE L will monitor VHF-FM channels 13 and 67. Mariners are advised to proceed with extreme caution and maintain minimum safe speed to reduce wake. (Fifth District LNM Week 41/2013)

Beach Nourishment Dredging Cape May Area:
       Mariners are advised that beach replenishment and dredging operations will take place between Cape May Inlet (38.937080°-74.864377°) and Brooklyn Avenue in Cape May, NJ between 09 October and 07January, 2014. The Dredge R.S. WEEKS will be located approximately 4 miles offshore and will be transporting dredged material to the shoreline through a combination of floating and submerged pipeline. Dredge support equipment including several work tugs and anchor barges will be utilized around the R.S. WEEKS. Floating rubber pipeline extending 1,600 feet from the dredge and submerged pipeline leading to shore will be marked with lighted yellow buoys approximately every 40 feet. Additionally, a booster pump will be located between the shoreline and the dredge, approximately 2.5 miles from shore. A support barge will be located on the north side of Cape May Inlet and will be marked with yellow lights. The dredge and assisting vessels will monitor VHF-FM channels 13 and 10 and can be contacted at 985-237-5013. Mariners are advised to proceed with extreme caution and maintain minimum speed to reduce wake. (Fifth District LNM Week 41/2013)

Indian River Inlet Data Buoys:
       The following temporary data buoys have been established until 20 November, 2013:
A. Indian River Inlet Data Buoy A (no LLNR) at 38-36-35.12N, 075-03-31.67W, yellow.
B. Indian River Inlet Data Buoy B (no LLNR) at 38-36-34.69N, 075-03-34.19W, yellow.
C. Indian River Inlet Data Buoy C (no LLNR) at 38-36-34.62N, 075-03-36.70W, yellow.
D. Indian River Inlet Data Buoy D (no LLNR) at 38-36-34.39N, 075-03-39.19W, yellow. (Fifth District LNM Week 41/2013)

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Underwater Inspections:
       Mariners are advised that an engineering firm, on behalf of the Maryland Transportation Administration (MDTA), will perform underwater inspections at the William P. Lane Jr., Memorial (West Suspension)  (38.975975° -76.375666°) across Chesapeake Bay, at mile 138.0, between Sandy Point and Kent Island MD. All inspections will be performed each day, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., beginning September 16, 2013 through February 28, 2014. The underwater inspections will be performed at the Westbound Bay Bridge approach span piers, will take place from a 26-foot aluminum work skiff, will be in the channel from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and have a minimum four-man dive team. The maximum dive depths are 60 Feet, but are typically less than 30 feet. The inspection team boat will work with vessel traffic and MDTA operations so as not to impede the waterway. Mariners should exercise caution when transiting the area. (5th District LNM Week 37/2013)

Aquaculture Project Warning Buoys:
       The following warning buoys have been established to mark a shellfish lease area in Calvert Bay. All buoys are white with a red diamond. Smith Creek-Potomac River Calvert Bay:
Warning Buoy A (LLNR 16643) at 38 05 59.0N, 076 23 42.1W.
Warning Buoy B (LLNR 16643.1) at 38 06 03.3N, 076 23 48.1W.
Warning Buoy C (no LLNR) at 38 06 04.9N, 076 23 46.3W.
Warning Buoy D (no LLNR) at 38 06 00.8N, 076 23 40.4W. (5th District LNM Week 43/2013)

Severe Shoaling in Virginia Inside Passage:
1. Less than 2.0 ft MLW between VIRGINIA INSIDE PASSAGE DBN 6 (LLNR 5547) (37-53-21.804N, 075-27-19.302W) and VIRGINIA INSIDE PASSAGE LB 7 (LLNR 5610).
2. Less than 2.0 ft MLW between VIRGINIA INSIDE PASSAGE DBN 21 (LLNR 5655) (37-50-31.638N, 075-29-49.290W) and VIRGINIA INSIDE PASSAGE BUOY 59 (LLNR 5777).
3. Less than 6.0 ft MLW between VIRGINIA INSIDE PASSAGE LIGHT 115 (LLNR 5970) (37-37-57.462N, 075-39-32.916W) and VIRGINIA INSIDE PASSAGE DB 116 (LLNR 5975).
4. Less than 1.0 ft MLW between VIRGINIA INSIDE PASSAGE DBN 119 (LLNR 5985) (37-36-58.626N, 075-39-50.664W) and VIRGINIA INSIDE PASSAGE DBN 121 (LLNR 5990).
5. Less than 3.0 ft MLW between VIRGINIA INSIDE PASSGE DBN 122 (LLNR 5995) (37-36-34.650N, 075-39-56.274W) and VIRGINIA INSIDE PASSAGE LT 126 (LLNR 6015).
6. Less than 2.0 ft MLW between VIRGINIA INSIDE PASSAGE LT 147 (LLNR 6090) (37-32-23.064N, 075-40-38.754W) and VIRGINIA INSIDE PASSAGE DBN 152 (LLNR 6110.
7. Less than 1.0 ft MLW between VIRGINIA INSIDE PASSAGE LT 160 (LLNR 6145) (37-30-10.878N, 075-42-06.102W) and VIRGINIA INSIDE PASSAGE DBN 161 (LLNR 6150).
8. Less than 1.0 ft MLW between VIRGINIA INSIDE PASSAGE DBN 178 (LLNR 6205) (37-27-39.648N, 075-44-33.270W) and NORTH CHANNEL JUNCTION LIGHT NC (LLNR 6875).
9. Less than 1.0 ft MLW between VIRGINIA INSIDE PASSAGE DBN 214 (LLNR 6350) (37-23-33.222N, 075-50-56.280W) and VIRGINIA INSIDE PASSAGE LB 226 (LLNR 6420).
10. Less than 2.0 ft MLW between VIRGINIA INSIDE PASSAGE LT 248 (LLNR 6510) (37-12-20.290N, 075-55-03.198W) and VIRGINIA INSIDE PASSAGE DBN 250 (LLNR 6525).
11. Less than 2.0 ft MLW between QUINBY CREEK LB 9 (LLNR 6776) (37-31-54.786N, 075-43-20.988W) and QUINBY CREEK LT 13 (LLNR 6785).
12. Less than 2.0 ft MLW between SINEPUXENT BAY CHANNEL BUOY 29 (LLNR 5120) (38-12-24.421N, 075-11-10.678W) and SINEPUXENT BAY CHANNEL DBN 35 (LLNR 5135) (38-11-05.502N, 075-12-53.064W). (5th District LNM Week 42/2013)

Rudee Inlet Shoaling Update:
       The City of Virginia Beach survey of Rudee Inlet (36.829481° -75.967382°), dated October 18, 2013, indicates shoaling at a least depth of 7.3 feet, MLLW, across the channel from the approximate east ends of the jetties extending out eastward approximately 275 feet. (5th District LNM Week 43/2013)

Live Fire off Virginia Beach:
       The Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation Live Fire Small Arms Range described as all of the waters seaward of the mean high water shore line within a sector between radial lines extending 13,500 yards seaward and bearing 070 degrees true and 150 degrees true, respectively, from a point on shore at 36- 48- 58.3N, 075- 57- 59.0W. All vessel operators are reminded to review Navigation Regulations as described in paragraph 334.380 of Chapter 2, of U.S. Coast Pilot 4, Atlantic Coast: Cape Henry to Key West (37th) Edition when operating south of the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay. Firing will take place only during daylight hours and red flags will be displayed at conspicuous locations on the beach at the facility. Vessels shall proceed through the area with caution and shall remain in the area no longer than necessary for transit. The Camp Pendleton Live Fire Range will be active during the following periods:
DATE UNIT AMMO HOURS
02 Nov, 2013 A/427th Civ Af. 5.56mm 0800-1600 (5th District LNM Week 37/2013)

Navy Firing Exercises, James River Reserve Fleet Area:
       The U.S. Navy will be conducting boat and blank firing exercises in the vicinity of the James River Reserve Fleet (37.118690°-76.646579°) on the following dates: 30 September through 04 October; 07 October through 11 October; 15 October through 19 October; 12 November; 18 November through 22 November, 2013. Boat and firing exercises will commence a 9 a.m. and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on each day. Concerned traffic may contact on scene naval vessels on VHF-FM channel 16. (5th District LNM Week 40/2013)

Mooring Buoys off Craney Island Disposal Area:
       Coastal Design and Construction has established the following mooring buoys, until 15 June, 2014, in association with their shoreline protection project at Craney Island Disposal Area. Buoys are approximately 600 feet North of Craney Island Disposal Area southerly shoreline. All buoys are white with blue band.
CDC Temporary Elizabeth River -
Mooring Buoy A (no LLNR) at 36 55 34.0N, 076 22 58.0W, White with blue band.
Mooring Buoy B (no LLNR) at 36 55 34.0N, 076 23 13.0W, White with blue band.
Mooring Buoy C (no LLNR) at 36 55 34.0N, 076 23 25.0W, White with blue band. (5th District LNM Week 43/2013)

Elizabeth River (Norfolk/Portsmouth) Dredging:
       The Dredge VIRGINIAN will be conducting dredging operations in the vicinity of the Norfolk-Portsmouth Mid-Town Tunnel (36.859771°-76.311423°) from 28 October until10 November, 2013. Dredging operations may disrupt marine traffic. (5th District LNM Week 42/2013)

Norfolk and Southern #5 RR Bridge (NOT on the AICW) Daytime Closures:
       Mariners are advised that the Norfolk Southern #5 Railroad Lift Bridge (36.839407°-76.274878°), at mile 1.1, across the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River, near Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA will be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position each day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., beginning on Monday, November 4, 2013 until Friday, December 8, 2013 facilitating structural repairs. At all other times, the drawbridge will operate in accordance with the operating regulations set out in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Part 117.5. Mariners should adjust their transits accordingly. (5th District LNM Week 43/2013)

I-64 High Rise Bridge Closure:
       Mariners are advised that the I-64 (High Rise) Lift Bridge (36.757734°-76.296228°), at AICW mile 7.1, across the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, at Chesapeake VA, will be closed to vessels requiring an opening to facilitate maintenance of the moveable spans from 7 a.m., on Friday November 15, 2013 through 12 p.m., on Sunday November 17, 2013. The I64 Bridge has a vertical clearance in the closed position to vessels of approximately 65 feet, above mean high water. At all other times, the drawbridge will operate in accordance with the operating regulations set out in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Part 117.997(e). Mariners should adjust their transits accordingly and use extreme caution when transiting the area. (5th District LNM Week 43/2013)

Oregon Inlet Dredging:
       The Dredge ALASKA will be conducting dredging operations in Oregon Inlet (35-47-38.423N, 075-30-39.432W) from 20 October until 31 December, 2013. Dredge material will be transferred with floating and submerged pipeline to the Pea Island beaches. Dredging equipment will be staged south of Wanchese and offshore north of island "C". The dredge and assisting vessels Survey Boat SWIFT RUNNER, tugs BOBBY ANN, KAJUN, and LITTLE BRUTUS will monitor VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. (5th District LNM Week 43/2013)

Ocracoke Dredging:
       The Dredge MERRITT will be conducting dredging operations in Big Foot Slough (35-09-30.268N, 076-00-50.843W) from 20 October until 29 October, 2013. The dredge will monitor VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. (5th District LNM Week 43/2013)

MOTSU Dredging, Cape Fear River:
       The Bucket Dredge ATLANTIC will be conducting dredging operations at MOTSU (33.998032° -77.952876°) adjacent to the Cape Fear River, Lower Midnight Channel from 24 October until 15 April, 2014. Tugs and mud scows will transport spoil material to the offshore Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site (ODMDS). The dredge and assisting vessels will monitor VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. Traffic is requested to contact the dredge 30 minutes prior to time of passage. (5th District LNM Week 43/2013)

NC AICW Bridge Work:
       NOTE: While most of this is old news, we keep it active because it will affect Snowbirds and local boaters in these very busy waterways.
Morehead City RR Bridge (AICW Mile 203.8) Night Closures:
       Mariners are advised that due to additional and unexpected repairs, restrictions have been extended through December 31, 2013 at the Carolina Coastal Railroad Bridge (34.720105°-76.693624°) across Newport River, at AICW mile 203.8, in Morehead City, NC. To perform added work, the drawbridge will continue to operate as follows: (1) During the day, from 5 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., the draw shall be maintained in the open position to vessels and would only be closed for the passage of trains and to perform periodic maintenance; and (2) At night, the draw need not open from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m., except an opening would be provided at 12 a.m. (midnight) if advance notice is given before 4 p.m. on the afternoon before the requested opening by calling (954) 658-4661 or via marine radio channels 13 or 16 VHF-FM.  Mariners should use extreme caution when transiting the area. (5th District Bridge Branch)
Wrightsville Beach Bridge, UPDATE:
       For any comments or questions, contact the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Waterways Management, (252) 247-4525, or at joseph.m.edge@uscg.mil (5th District LNM Week 25/2013)
       To facilitate continued repairs, mariners are advised that the S.R. 74 Bridge (34.216103° -77.812750°) across AICW mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, NC, will only open on the hour between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., for all vessels beginning on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 until Sunday, March 1, 2014. Also, each night between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., vessel openings will be provided if at least two hours advance notice is given to the bridge tender at (910) 256-4519 or via marine radio on channel 13 VHF. At all other times, the drawbridge will operate in accordance with the regulations set out in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Part 117.821(a) (6). Because of a containment system positioned under the draw span until March 1, 2014 the available vertical clearance is reduced to approximately 18 feet above MHW. Vessels that can pass under the drawbridge without an opening may do so at all times and the drawbridge will be able to open for emergencies. Mariners should use extreme caution when transiting the area. (5th District LNM Week 39/2013)
Snows Cut:
Reduced Vertical Clearance During Fall Snowbird Season:
       Mariners are advised that rehabilitation work will be conducted at the US 421/Snows Cut Bridge (34.055532° -77.899558°) across AICW mile 295.7, at Carolina Beach, NC beginning October 1, 2013 through January 1, 2014.  To facilitate the work, a snooper truck will periodically reduce the available vertical clearance to approximately 59 feet above MHW. Mariners should use extreme caution when transiting the area. (Fifth District Bridge Branch)
       Bridge fender repairs will be in progress from December 20, 2012 until October 31, 2013 on the US 421 Fixed Bridge (Snows Cut) (34.055532° -77.899558°) at mile 295.6 on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Carolina Beach, North Carolina. To facilitate repairs a crane barge will reduce the available horizontal clearance in the navigable channel from 100 feet to 60 feet. A one hour advance notice is required to remove the barge from the channel for vessels requiring greater than 50 feet horizontal clearance to safely navigate through the bridge. The work supervisor can be contacted on VHF-FM channels 13 or 16 to arrange removal of the barge from the channel. Mariners are urged to transit the area with caution at slow no wake speeds. For any comments or questions, contact the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Waterways Management, (252) 247-4525, or at joseph.m.edge@uscg.mil (5th District LNM Week 49/2012)

USCG First District
Coastal Waters from Eastport, Maine to Shrewsbury, New Jersey

UUV Operations, Narragansett Bay:
Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) Operations are being done from October 28 - November 2, 2013 in the following locations:
NW Point: 41° 32.574'N 71° 21.620'W
NE Point: 41° 32.579'N 71° 20.907'W
SE Point: 41° 31.408'N 71° 20.855'W
SW Point: 41° 31.404'N 71° 21.487'W
The alternate area of operations will be outside of Narragansett Bay, approx. 10 nm south of Conanicut Island and bound by the following four points:
NW Point: 41° 16.900' N 71° 24.700' W
NE Point: 41° 16.900' N 71° 22.000' W
SW Point: 41° 14.200' N 71° 24.700' W
SE Point: 41° 14.220' N 71° 22.000' W
The hours of operation are from 6:30 am - 6:30 pm. On scene will be the Research Vessel (R/V Discovery), RHIB Tender, UUV that will be monitoring VHF FM channels 13 & 16. (First District LNM Week 43/2013)

Norwalk Harbor, CT, Dredging:
       Dredging and surveying operations will be conducted in the Federal Channel, from the Washington Street Bridge (41.098765° -73.414810°) to approximately 500 ft southwest of green buoy "GC-7", beginning on or about 10 October 2013 - 15 November 2013, 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. Dredge "FJ Belesimo", barges "Eddie Carroll" and "Mighty Quinn", launch "C Girls" and survey vessel "Survey 2" will be on scene monitoring VHF-FM channels 16 and 72. Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made. (First District LNM Week 40/2013)

Jetty Repairs in Sag Harbor:
       Rock jetty breakwater repairs are being done in Sag Harbor (41.006857°-72.292259°) until approximately November 8, 2013. The work is being done 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. On scene is a barge, small push boat & excavator that are monitoring VHF-FM channel 16. (First District LNM Week 42/2013)

Hudson River Sampling/Boring Ops:
       Spectra Energy HDD Crossing the Hudson River Subsurface Investigation Hudson River between Stony Point (41.227921°-73.959916°) and Buchanan, NY. Duration of each sampling/boring: 60 hours Time to move not to impede commercial navigation: 6 hrs during work week during daylight hours. After work day drill crew subject to 1 hour standby. Project is intended to be from 10/21/13 to 11/04/13, from 0600-1800, Monday thru Friday. POC: Captain Herman J Bechtler 609-675-5384 or Captain Collin Clemet 832-230-9040. (First District LNM Week 43/2013)

Tappan Zee Bridge Replacement Updates:
Regulated Navigation Area:
       The US Coast Guard has established a temporary regulated navigation area (RNA) on waters of the Hudson River in the vicinity of the Tappan Zee Bridge (41.068388° -73.895171°) during bridge replacement operations. The RNA will remain in effect through 31 December 2018. 78 Fed. Reg. 59231 (September 26, 2013) http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-26/pdf/2013-22902.pdf. (First District LNM Week 40/2013)
New Temporary Nav Lights for Tappan Zee Bridge:
       On or about mid October 2013 temporary navigational lights will be relocated as per the diagram below at the existing Tappan Zee Bridge (41.068388° -73.895171°) across the Hudson River at mile 27.0. The new temporary navigational lighting plan includes marking the 600 foot wide main channel by affixing four-180° steady, red navigation lights to the underside of the main span, 2 each on the upstream and downstream sides of the structure, 300 feet either side of the centerline of the bridge. Each green center of channel light will have 3 white lights stacked vertically above it. The center 600' feet of the Main Navigation Channel will be free for the passage of marine traffic and clear of all obstructions at all times. This temporary configuration is expected to be in place through mid-2015, at which time more detailed information for channel restrictions and closures during the installation of the superstructure of the new main spans will be published. (First District LNM Week 41/2013)
Sturgeon Telemetry Receivers:
Tappan Zee Constructors will be installing sturgeon telemetry receivers at the following approximate positions 41.0746888727N,
073.8989830699W; 41.0746923972N, 073.8927079588W; 41.0693599126N, 073.8921375280W; 41.0666074927N,  073.8734273860W; 41.0751654186N, 073.8743400754W; 41.0659623787N, 073.8993820040W; 41.0743913819N, 073.9101631525W; 41.0659562755N, 073.9108750410W; 41.0646312270N, 073.8916856734W; 41.0689811905N, 073.8876325541W; 41.0743793867N, 073.8885189531W; 41.0710764171N, 073.8755586552W; 41.0721205472N, 073.8855219582W; 41.0722065549N, 073.8821564132W; 41.0721205472N, 073.8788479114W; 41.0688951787N, 073.8779922644W; 41.0689811905N, 073.8834684053W; 41.0670889031N, 073.8808444211W; 41.0660517764N, 073.8851088455W; 41.0657556680N, 073.8770795742W; 41.0746147238N, 073.8842099661W; 41.0744857169N, 073.8807303349W; 41.0756627657N, 073.912260889W; 41.0757435538N, 073.8933682996W. The receivers will extend approximately 4 feet above the riverbed and be in place through November 30, 2013. (First District LNM Week 43/2013)

Sandy Hook Channel Dredging:
       Dredging will done in Sandy Hook Channel, between Sandy Hook Channel Lighted Gong Buoy 13 (LLNR 35165) (40-28-51.986N, 074-00-39.701W) and Sandy Hook Channel Lighted Gong Buoy 11 (LLNR 35155) from November 1, 2013 - January 31, 2014. The hours of operation will be 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. On scene will be the a dredge, tug & barges that will be monitoring VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. Mariners are requested to process with extreme caution and transit the area at their slowest safe speed to create minimum wake after passing arrangements have been made. (First District LNM Week 42/2013)

Hydrographic Survey Operations Approaches to New York and New Jersey:
       NOAA Ship Ferdinand R. Hassler (S250) will be conducting hydrographic survey operations in the approaches to the Port of New York (40.655953° -74.051450°) and New Jersey from approximately 1 October 2013 through 7 November 2013. Ferdinand R. Hassler is a 124-foot, white, twin-hulled survey vessel; the ship has NOAA markings, can be identified on AIS, and will be monitoring VHF channels 13 and 16. Survey operations will be conducted 24-hrs a day from the ship. Mariners are requested to exercise caution when transiting the operational area. When towed hydrographic instrumentation is deployed, Ferdinand R. Hassler will be restricted in her ability to maneuver. An overview of the survey area is shown below; survey areas are numbered in order of priority. Questions or concerns can be addressed to the ship's Field Operations Officer via phone at: (603) 812-8748 or via email at: ops.ferdinand.hassler@noaa.gov. (First District LNM Week 40/2013)

South Shore Long Island Surveys:
       Hydrographic surveys are being done near Fire Island Inlet, Moriches Inlet and Shinnecock Inlet until approximately December 31, 2013. Survey operations are being performed both on the inside and outside waters of these inlets in the following positions: Shinnecock Inlet.: 40 50'20" N 72 28'40" W; Moriches Inlet: 40 45' 45" N 72 45" 10" W; Fire Is. Inlet: 40 37' 30" N 73 20' 03" W. The work is being done during daylight hours. (First District LNM Week 40/2013)

Shinnecock Bay Dredging:
       Dredging is being done from Shinnecock Bay to Georgica Pond until approximately March 2014. The work is being done in the following areas:
Borrow area 1
40d52.836947'N 072d19.485453'W
40d53.320550'N 072d18.350118'W
40d52.578464'N 072d19.294279'W
40d53.062036'N 072d18.158994'W
Borrow area 2
40d53.443819'N 072d17.794488'W
40d53.766055'N 072d17.037377'W
40d53.271466'N 072d17.667090'W
40d53.593689'N 072d16.910000'W
Borrow area 3
40d53.792503'N 072d16.797731'W
40d54.074369'N 072d16.135137'W
40d53.677590'N 072d16.712818'W
40d53.959448'N 072d16.050237'W
The work is being done 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. On scene is the dredge ILLINOIS, survey vessel: MUSKEGON RIVER, tug: BRANGUS. R. L. ENTERKIN & CAVALIER STATE, derrick: MOBRO 1220, anchor barge: GL 103 and supply barge: GL 183. All manned vessels are monitoring VHF Channels 1, 13, and 16. (First District LNM Week 40/2013)

 


 

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