East Coast Alerts
By Mel Neale
Asheepoo-Coosaw Cutoff to be Dredged—Finally:
One of the shallowest and most tricky areas of the Atlantic ICW is finally going to be dredged. The 5th District LNM 44 announces that* Southwind Construction Corporation has advised that hydraulic dredging will commence on or about October 25, 2008, in the vicinity of Ashepoo-Coosaw Cutoff in the Intracoastal Waterway near Hutchinson Island beginning at Ashepoo-Coosaw Cutoff LT 184 and continue east to Ashepoo-Coosaw Cutoff Daybeacon 176. This project will be on a continuous basis twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week until completion on or about December 1, 2008. Submerged and floating pipelines associated with this project will be visibly lighted and marked according to Coast Guard regulations. The dredge JENNI LEA with workboats MISS LEANNE and DANNY JOE will be on scene and monitoring VHF Channel 13 and 16. All mariners are advised to proceed with caution and their slowest safe speed while transiting the area. For further information please contact Mr. Steve Bassett at (812) 867-7220.
*Italicized text above and below indicates our comment or paraphrase. Plain text is copied from the Notices to Mariners or other sources given.
Dismal Swamp Canal Back to Normal Schedule:
Following a complete closure due to fire and drought conditions, and then a reduced operating schedule, the Dismal SwampCanal section of the Atlantic ICW is now returning to its regular schedule, just in time for the end of the Snowbird southerly migration. The USCG 5th District LNM 44 states that effective at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 the locks at Deep Creek, VA and South Mills, NC and the drawbridges on US Route 17 will return to their normal operating schedule to accommodate vessels desiring to use the Dismal Swamp Canal (Route 2) of the AIWW. The locks and bridges will be operated 8:30 AM, 11:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM seven days per week. Vessels are allowed to moor overnight in the canal. There will only be one operator at the Deep Creek and South Mills locks, so the bridge will not be manned when the locks are being operated and vice versa. Locks and bridges monitor Channel VHF – FM 13. All bridge and lock openings may be delayed due to weather. Mariners are advised to refer to Coast Guard Broadcast Notice to Mariners for any changes or contact the Norfolk District of the ACOE at 757-201-7642.
Jordan Bridge (ICW Mile 2.8) to Close for Cars, Open for Boats:
Due to its deteriorating condition, the City Council of Chesapeake, Virginia, voted on October 14, 2008 to permanently close the Jordan Bridge to all vehicular traffic beginning on November 8, 2008. On that morning, the lift span will be raised and locked into place. It’s one less restriction for ICW travelers, but a hardship for the 7,000 vehicles that cross the 80-year-old toll bridge daily. See http://hamptonroads.com/2008/10/chesapeake-may-delay-jordan-bridge-closure-past-election .
More Delays for ICW Snowbirds:
Mariners are advised to take caution and proceed slowly when approaching the construction site of a new highway bridge (Middleton Ave.) to Oak Island, over the AIWW, Mile 316.6 in Brunswick County, NC. Barges and a crane will be in the channel from 20 October until 31 December, 2008 causing mariners to be delayed up to 4 hours. This delay will be during daylight hours, two hours before and after high tide. There should be no delay at other times. This notice is from the USCG 5th District LNM 44. See October 16 East Coast Alerts for details on times of closure.
NOTE: While this delay may be necessary for the bridge construction, it presents Snowbirds and other ICW travelers with a dilemma in transiting this part of the ICW. The nearest overnight stops are at Southport (Mile 309-315) to the north and then in the Little River area (Mile 345-348). There are no anchorages or marinas for overnight stops between this new bridge at Mile 316.6 and the SunsetBeach Pontoon Bridge (Mile 337.9). The distance is just a little over 20 miles, and the state of the tide is crucial for many boats. The shoaling at Lockwoods Folly Inlet Crossing (Mile 321)and Shallotte Inlet Crossing (Mile 330) require either precise waypoints and/or near high tide for transit, and the Sunset Beach Pontoon Bridge opens only at the top of the hour and often cannot open an hour or two on either side of low tide. With short hours of daylight in the fall, many of us may find ourselves caught in the dark waiting for tide and bridges.
Diving Ops, Marblehead, MA:
From the USCG 1st District LNM 43: The M/V MEGAN MILLER will be conducting 24 hour diving operations approximately 1 mile east of Tinkers Ledge from 20 October until further notice. Mariners are advised to use extreme caution and maintain minimum wake while transiting the area.
Dredging, Woods Hole, MA:
Also from the 1st District LNM 43: On or about November 3, 2008, Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting Co., LLC will begin dredging operations in Great Harbor Channel, Woods Hole MA. The project will involve the dredge, CAPT. A. J. FOURNIER, the barges, JOE VERROCHI and MIGHTY QUINN. The dredges will be supported by the tug JAY MICHAEL. The crew and survey boat will be the ALEX D. All vessels will monitor VHF channels 16, 13, and 67. Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made. The vessels will operate 7 days per week, 24 hrs per day. Loaded barges will be transported to the Rhode Island Sound Disposal Site and some to a near shore area off Menauhunt Beach (about 6 miles east of the project). The work is scheduled to be completed by December 5, 2008.
Markers Change, Great Peconic Bay, NY:
Also from the 1st District LNM 43: The Coast Guard will be making the following changes to this waterway the week of 20 Oct 2008:
RENUMBER Great Peconic Bay Lighted Buoy 26 to Lighted Buoy 22
DELETE Great Peconic Bay Lighted Buoy 28
RENUMBER Great Peconic Bay Lighted Buoy 30 to Lighted Buoy 24
Obstruction, Little Neck Bay, NY:
The Coast Guard has received a report of a piling sticking approximately 12 inches above the water line in the center of the channel of Little Neck Bay. All vessels are requested to proceed with caution and report sightings to the US Coast Guard. From the 1st Dsitrict LNM 43.
Hudson River Dredging:
The Hudson River is a long river. The 1st District LNM 43 announces that SOMEWHERE dredging is being done in the Hudson River until approximately November 15, 2008. The hours of operation are 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. On scene is the Dredge 55 and tug ALLIE B that are monitoring VHF-FM channels13 & 16.
NJ-LONGBRANCH, SANDY HOOK AND AMBROSE ENTRANCE CHANNELS:
From the USCG 1st District LNM 43: The hopper dredge R.N. Weeks will be dredging from 20 November until approximately February 1, 2009 as outlined below.
Borrow Area Limits:
NE Corner Lat: 40 25 51.4516 N Long: 073 56 35.2187 W
NWCorner Lat: 40 25 51.4516 N Long: 073 56 48.0526 W
SE Corner Lat: 40 24 49.9426 N Long: 073 56 35.2187 W
SWCorner Lat: 40 24 49.9426 N Long: 073 56 48.0526 W
The dredge and all attendant plant will also be marked in accordance with USCG regulations and will be monitoring VHF channels 13 and 16 at all times during the length of work.
Barnegat Light Reestablished as Private Aid:
The USCG 5th District LNM 44 announces that on or about 01 January, 2009, Barnegat Light will be reestablished as a Private Aid to Navigation showing a 1 Fl ev(ery) 10s characteristic with a nominal range of 22NMs. The light and lighthouse will be maintained by the Friends of Barnegat Light.
New Jersey Bridge Closed for Repairs:
From the 5th District LNM 44: Mariners are advised that mechanical repairs will be performed at the S.R. 44 Bridge, at mile 1.7, across the Mantua Creek, in Paulsboro, New Jersey. To facilitate repairs to the main gear box, the vertical lift span will be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position beginning 6 a.m. on Monday, December 1 until and including 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31, 2008. The available vertical clearance in the closed position to vessels is approximately 5 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 117.729 (b). Mariners should exercise caution when transiting the area.
DELAWARE RIVER - UPPER DELAWARE RIVER – AIDS TO NAVIGATION CHANGE:
On or about 15 November, 2008 Florence Lower Range Rear Light will be discontinued due to property obstruction. Florence Lower Range Front Light will be changed to Florence Lower Range Directional Light showing Q W characteristic, visible 1.5 degrees either side of the range line, lighted throughout 24 hours (from the 5th District LNM 44).
Temporary Buoys, Delaware Bay:
Also from the 5th District LNM 44: The University of Delaware has established the following temporary lighted data buoys in the lower Delaware Bay, western side until 12 May 2009:
A. University of Delaware Lighted Data Buoy A at approximate position 38-53-47.9N, 075-13-21.7W, Fl Y 6s, yellow sphere.
B. University of Delaware Lighted Data Buoy B at approximate position 38-03-21.5N, 075-19-14.5W, Fl Y 6s, yellow sphere.
C. University of Delaware Lighted Data Buoy C at approximate position 39-12-59.1N, 075-21-41.6W, Fl Y 6s, yellow sphere.
Nav Lights to be Removed from VA Bridge:
While this is a small bridge in a small town in Virginia, it is an indication of the extent that the government is going to cut costs. From the 5th District LNM 44: The U.S. Coast Guard has received a proposal from the Virginia DOT to remove the navigational lights from the Route 258 Cypress Creek Bridge, mile 0.0, at Smithfield Station, Smithfield, Virginia. VDOT is attempting to reduce the costs of maintaining the these lights, stating it is not cost effective due to the small number of boats using the channel. It is requested that mariners and adjacent property owners express their views from a navigational standpoint, in writing, on the proposed project giving sufficient detail to establish a clear understanding of their reasons for support of or opposition to this project. Comments will be received for the record at the office of Commander (dpb), Fifth Coast Guard District, 431 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, Virginia 23704-5004.
Exposed Rock Piles in Chesapeake Bay:
From the 5th District LNM 44: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has confirmed a report of several submerged rock piles emplaced to create two fish habitat reef lines in the Chesapeake Bay, approximately 100 feet north and northeast of the Poplar Island Habitat Restoration Perimeter Dike. A reef line is located between approximate positions 38-46-57N, 076-22-35W and 38-46-56N, 076-22-24W. And a reef line located between 38-46-44N, 076-22-10W and 38-46-35N, 076-22-10W. The rock piles are reported to be awash at MLLW. Mariners are urged to use caution when transiting the area.
Great Bridge Bridge to Close for Parade:
From the USCG 5th District LNM 44: Mariners are advised that the S168 Lift Bridge (Great Bridge), at AIWW mile 12.0, across the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, at Chesapeake VA, will be closed to vessels from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, December 6, 2008, to accommodate the Christmas Parade. To avoid delays, mariners are advised to plan their trips accordingly.
New Bridge Construction, Washington, NC:
The 5th District LNM 44 advises mariners that in-water work activities will start on December 1, 2008, for the construction of the new US 17/Washington Bypass Bridge, at mile 37.95, over Tar River between the cities of Chocowinity and Washington, in Beaufort County, NC. The proposed vertical clearance of the new bridge is 60 feet above mean high water. The proposed horizontal clearance is 45 feet on a skew between the margins of channel lights. The proposed bridge will be designed for vessel impact, a fender system will not be constructed as part of the project and navigational lighting will be provided. These activities are scheduled through March 2009. Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting the area.
Carolina Beach State Park Marina to Close for Renovations:
Carolina Beach State Park Marina will be closed for boaters beginning mid November through summer, 2009 for dredging and renovations of the docks.
Dredging at Sunny Point, Cape Fear River, NC:
The USCG 5th District LNM 44 announces that the Dredges ATLANTIC and VIRGINIAN will be conducting dredging operations in the Military Ocean Terminal, Sunny Point from 23 October, 2008 to 15 January, 2009. The dredges will monitor VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. Mariners are cautioned to stay clear of dredge, booster, floating (pontoon) and submerged pipelines, barges, derricks and operating wires associated with dredging and marine construction operations.
More Delays, North Myrtle Beach, SC:
From the 7th District LNM 44: There will be further delays for construction and girder placement across the ICW channel at the new North Myrtle Beach Connector Bridge at Mile 348.3. Times will be announced on VHF 22 prior to restrictions. Tug Chicksawwill will monitor VHF Channels 13 and 16. This phase of the construction will be complete on Nov. 30, 2008. Dates for delays and partial obstructions in the channel are Nov. 5 and 18, 2008. Call 843 724 7616 for further information.
Marina Dredging, Charleston Area:
From the USCG 7th District LNM 44: Marcol Dredging Company has commenced dredging operations in the vicinity of the Tolers Cove Marina, Isle of Palms, SC. During this period of time, all vessels operating in the vicinity of the Isle of Palms/Tolers Cover Marina area are urged to keep a sharp lookout and operate at their slowest safe speed. This operation will continue until completion on or about February 28, 2009. The Dredge CAPT LEO will be monitoring VHF Channels 66A and 16. For further information please contact LT Julie Miller at 843-747-2177.
Tybee Island, GA, Dredging and Beach Renourishment:
From the 7th District LNM 43: Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company has advised that a beach renourishment project has commenced in the Front Beach and Back River Beach, Tybee Island, Georgia. This project currently includes dredging approximately 1,225,400 cubic yards of sand from the designated borrow area in the Atlantic Ocean in approximate position 31-58.6409N 080-49.5015W. Material will be directly pumped by the dredge through submerged and floating pipeline, routed directly from the dredging areas to the designated Renourishment areas. Dredging operations will be performed twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week with completion on or about November 30, 2008. The dredge ILLINIOS, with tugs J.P. NEWMAN and CAVALIER STATE with Survey/Crew vessel Cooper River will be on-scene and monitoring VHF Channel 13 and 16. For further information please contact Mr. Stuart Hilgendorf at (443) 831-0785.
Dredging Port Canaveral, FL:
From the 7th District LNM 44: J.E. MCAnnis, Inc., Marine Construction Company has advised that maintenance dredging will commence on or about November 3, 2008 in the vicinity of Port Canaveral Intermin Corner Cut-off, Port Canaveral Harbor, Florida. The land based dredge plants excavators EX 700 and CAT 385 will be on scene and operating at this location. Mariners are urged to use extreme caution and transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made. This project will be completed on or about May 15, 2009. Any further information please contact Mr. Scott Vandedrift (Project Manager) at (530) 891-0904.
Naval Exercises, South Florida Coast:
From the 7th District LNM 44: U.S. Navy Ships will be conducting surface and subsurface exercises, including launch and recovery of inert exercise torpedoes during daylight hours from November 4, 2008, to November 6, 2008, in an area bounded by 27-45N / 27-45N 080-21W / 26-55N 079-30W / 26-55N 079-30W / 26-55N 079-30W / 080-00W. Mariners transiting this area should proceed with caution and are requested to cooperate with patrolling Navy vessels and aircraft. N/S HUNTER, R/V RANGE ROVER, and Coast Guard vessels will be stationed in the area while operations are in progress and will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 and 16. For further information please contact Mr. Chuck Young (Senior Analyst) at (860) 694-1935.
Current Meter Platforms in South Florida Inlets:
The 7th District LNM 44 advises that the Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and services (CO-OPS) plan to deploy 10 current meter platforms on the river bottom of the following inlets along the east coast of Florida in early November 2008. Each platform has a footprint of 6 ft x 6 ft x 2.5 ft high and houses an acoustic Doppler current profiler for the collection of current data. Please broadcast this in the local Notice to Mariners. Updated station locations will be forwarded to you after the units are deployed and GPS fixes are confirmed. At the present time the following stations are expected to be deployed in:
One platform (MIH0901) in 13.8 meters of water at: N 25.76408 W 80.13418 for 120 days beginning November 10, 2008.
Port Everglades Inlet
One platform (PEV0901) in 14 meters of water at: N 26.09302 W 80.10537 for 120 days beginning November 10, 2008.
One platform (PEV0902) in 14 meters of water at: N 26.09493 W 80.11762 for 60 days beginning November 10, 2008.
Lake Worth Inlet
One platform (LWI0901) in 12 meters of water at: N 26.77283 W 80.03635 for 120 days beginning November 10, 2008.
One platform (LWI0902) in 10 meters of water at: N 26.77217 W 80.04023 for 60 days beginning November 10, 2008.
One platform (LWI0903) in 8.7 meters of water at: N 26.76723 W 80.05030 for 60 days beginning November 10, 2008.
One platform (LWI0904) in 5.6 meters of water at: N 26.77155 W 80.05027 for 60 days beginning November 10, 2008.
Ft Pierce Inlet
One platform (FPI0901) in 14.7 meters of water at: N 27.47172 W 80.29180 for 120 days beginning November 10, 2008.
One platform (FPI0902) in 8.1 meters of water at: N 27.46623 W 80.30817 for 60 days beginning November 10, 2008.
One platform (FPI0903) in 6.1 meters of water at: N 27.45890 W 80.31887 for 60 days beginning November 10, 2008.
For further information please contact: Ms. Karen Earwaker at (301) 713-2890 ext 115 or (Fax) (301) 713-4437.
Florida Bridge Update: From the USCG 7th District LNM 44:
NASA Railroad Bridge (Mile 876.6): This automated bridge which usually remains in the open position will be closed to navigation from 7:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. till 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except federal holidays until November 28, 2008, due to repairs.
Christine McAuliffe Bridge (Mile 1.0, Canaveral Barge Canal, FL): This bridge will experience up to 30 minute delays in openings between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily until November 26, 2008, due to repairs. There is a 21 ft. vertical clearance and boats may pass under if able to do so.
Spanish Boulevard Bridge (Mile 1044.9, Boca Raton, FL): The Coast Guard is changing the regulations of this bridge due to repairs. This work will require single-leaf operations on the hour and half-hour with a three hour advance notice to the bridge tender (561 395 5417) for a double-leaf opening. The vertical clearance will be reduced by five feet due to the placement of containment equipment. Dates: 8:00 a.m. on June 15 through 6:00 p.m. on December 8, 2008. In case of emergencies the bridge will open as soon as practicable.
Sunny Isles Bridge (Mile 1078): Also known as the NE 163rd St. Bridge, will be on single leaf operation at quarter past and three quarters past the hour, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., except federal holidays. Dates are Oct. 15, 2008 through March 27, 2009. Double leaf openings will be available with two hours notice. On Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays, 10:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m., both leaves will open at quarter past and three quarters past the hour. Both leaves are available on request at all other times.
Florida Keys, Old Bahia Honda Bridge: (MM 35-37) It has been reported to the Coast Guard that this bridge is rapidly deteriorating and many parts are hanging dangerously below the bridge. The channel at the east end of the bridge is the only clear safe passage. Caution is required. There is also reported in the area wood platforms and wooden debris which has broken free from their moorings. New from the USCG 7th District LNM 44: Coral Marine Construction in conjunction with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection will be removing debris and steel pieces from the Old Bahia Honda Bridge between mile marker 35 and mile marker 37, commencing on November 9, 2008, this project will be completed in approximately fourteen (14) days on or about November 22, 2008. One (1) crane barge with tug MISS CAMI will be on scene and monitoring VHF Channel 13, work will conducted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. seven (7) days per week. The project requires work to be conducted along both the ocean and bay sides of the Old Bahia Honda bridge beginning on the east end of the bridge and work toward the west. The staging area will be the Bahia Honda State Park. Mariners are requested to remain well clear of the barge at all times. For further information please contact Mr. George Steinmetz at (305) 797-5945 or Mr. Billy McMillen at (954) 214-9794.
Florida Keys, Seven Mile Bridge: (Between Hog Key and Bahia Honda Key): Due to repairs, there is a 30-foot platform which hangs down 8 feet below the bridge. It is marked with flags and lights. The platform will be moved to different areas of the bridge during repairs until December 30, 2008.
Okeechobee Waterway, Mile 126.3:The Wilson Piggott Bridge will be under single leaf operation from August 18-Feb 28, 2008. A double leaf opening will require a 3 hour notice. The vertical clearance of the down span will be reduced by 5 feet. There will be one 8-hour closure to be announced.
GIWW, Mile 126, Park Boulevard Bridge: Single leaf operation till December 2, 2008. A double leaf opening requires a 4-hour notice. The vertical clearance of the down span will be reduced by 5 feet.
GIWW: CORTEZ/ANNA MARIA BRIDGES: Bridge Regulation Change.
The Coast Guard is changing the operating regulations governing the Cortez bridge mile 87.4 and the Anna Maria bridge mile 89.2 across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway to allow for the rehabilitation of the Anna Maria Bridge. This rule will allow each bridge to open on a twice an hour schedule, except that each bridge will open once every hour during the 45 day vehicle closure period on the Anna Maria Bridge. This action is necessary for workers safety and will assist in expediting the rehabilitation of the Anna Maria Bridge. This temporary rule is effective through 7 p.m. March 30, 2009.
Sec. 117.287 Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.
(d)(5) Cortez (SR 684) Bridge. mile 87.4. The draw shall open on signal; except that from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., the draw shall open on the hour and half-hour.
From September 29, 2008 to November 13, 2008, the Cortez Bridge will remain closed to navigation from 5:35 a.m. to 9:25 a.m., 1:35 p.m. to 4:25 p.m. and 8 p.m, to 4:25 a.m. At all other times, this bridge will open once an hour on the bottom of the hour.
(6) The Anna Maria (SR 64) (Manatee Avenue West) Bridge, mile 89.2. The draw shall open a single-leaf on signal; except that from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., the draw shall open on the hour and half-hour. A double-leaf opening will be available with a one-hour notice to the bridge tender.
From September 29, 2008 to November 13, 2008, the Anna Maria Bridge will remain closed to navigation from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., at all other times, this bridge will open once an hour on the top of the hour.
Caloosahatchee River, FL, Power Line Replacement:
From the USCG 7th District LNM 44: Florida Power and Light Company has advised that on 8, 11 and 14 November 2008, overhead maintenance activities will be conducted for power line replacement within the Caloosahatchee River 1.5 miles west of the State Road 31 bridge. Access for construction/maintenance will be by helicopter, no work will be done in or from the water. Transmission line heights will not change, and navigability will not be impeded. A safety boat will be present and on standby should the need to immediately alert boat traffic in the event of an accident that blocks navigation. This project will be completed on or about 15 November 2008. For further information please contact Mr. Ben Bohannon at (863) 990-4793.
UPPER TAMPA BAY Dredging Operations:
DREDGING OPERATIONS Subaqueous Services, LLC will commence dredge and pipe-laying operations on 22 Oct 2008 and run through March 2009. Maintenance dredging will occur at various berths in Port Sutton, Sparkman Channel, and East Bay. Spoil Islands 2D and 3D will be utilized for dredge material. The Dredge MISTER O will be on-scene and monitoring VHF Channels 13 and 16. The operation will continue on a twenty-four (24) hour per day, seven (7) days per week basis. Mariners are urged to use caution and transit the area the dredge is working at their safe speed to create minimum wake (from the 7th District LNM 44).
DGPS Off-Air Times, Isabella, PR:
The 7th District LNM 44 advises that ESD San Juan, Puerto Rico in conjunction with Raytheon and other contractors are requesting a total of 238 hours of off-air time for DGPS Isabella, Puerto Rico and NAVTEX sites for site improvements over the following dates and times. NAVCEN intends on granting permission for these off air times to accomplish the extensive work planned.
Secure Transmitter: October 31, 2008 1300Z (0800 EDT)
Activate Transmitter: November 7, 2008 2300Z (1800 EDT)
Transmitter will be off-air daily as follows
November 08, 2008 1300Z (0800 EDT) – Activated 2300Z (1800 EDT)
November 10, 2008 1300Z (0800 EDT) – Activated 2300Z (1800 EDT)
November 11, 2008 1300Z (0800 EDT) – Activated 2300Z (1800 EDT)
November 12, 2008 1300Z (0800 EDT) – Activated 2300Z (1800 EDT)
This information is not to be used for navigation. Consult the latest charts and Local Notices to Mariners and use prudent seamanship. Conditions may change. Any person or entity that uses this information in any way, as a condition of that use, agrees to waive and does waive and also hold authors harmless from any and all claims which may arise from or be related to that use.