East Coast Alerts

By Mel Neale

Update on North Myrtle Beach Connector Bridge Construction, ICW Mile 348.3.
From MSIB 92-08, Sector Charleston:

The construction will require a Barge and Tender to obstruct the navigational channel. The construction project will start on December 2, 2008 near the location MM 367 and in approximate position, 33 42’ 28”N and 078 55’ 50”W. The construction will continue into January. On the following dates the waterways will be restricted due to the construction at time periods for up to 24 hours:

03 December 2008
10 December 2008
17 December 2008
07 January 2008
All mariners transiting in the area should proceed with caution. If there are any concerns, mariners should contact Coast Guard Sector Charleston’s 24 hour watch center on VHF-channel 16 or via phone 843-724-7616.
 For specific questions about the contractor’s schedule, please contact Travis Patrick of the SCDOT office at (843) 431-1135, or for questions regarding Coast Guard matters please contact CWO3 Hunter Crider at (843) 724-7647.
NOTE: The ICW Mile Marker referenced by the Coast Guard MSIB is incorrect, according to local sources and Local Notices to Mariners.

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.