East Coast Alerts
By Mel Neale
Grounded Russian Submarine Museum:
Truth is stranger than fiction:* An obsolete Russian submarine, once a floating museum in Providence, RI, has been moved to a waterfront scrapping facility just north of the National Grid LNG tank on the west bank of the Providence River. The submarine is grounded in the bank of the river and is moored to an adjacent spud barge while scrapping operations are conducted. The Russian submarine lies parallel to the west side of the navigable channel. Its bow points north and is just outside the channel at position 41º - 48.2465’ North, 071º - 23.7771 West. Its stern encroaches about 10 feet into the navigable channel at 41º - 48.2058 North, 071º - 23.7410 West. Mariners should use extra caution when transiting in the vicinity of the grounded Russian submarine museum. (USCG 1st District LNM 34)
*Italicized text above and below indicates our comment or paraphrase. Plain text is copied from the Notices to Mariners or other sources given.
Okeechobee Waterway Remains Closed for Crossing Florida:
Due to unforeseen complications the Moore Haven Lock will not reopen on September 3 as previously announced. It will be closed until September 14, 2009. It is not now possible to cross the state of Florida via the Okeechobee Waterway. The bulletin may be viewed at http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Divisions/Operations/Branches/Navigation/DOCS/NavBulletins/2009/OWWLockClosure3SEP09.pdf.
Long Island, NY--Shellfishing Ban Labor Day Weekend:
Isn’t this a so called “No Discharge Zone”? The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will temporarily designate a section of West Harbor (within Oyster Bay Harbor); all of the Sand Hole within Caumsett State Park, on Lloyd Neck; and a section of Port Jefferson Harbor including the area known as the Narrows, as UNCERTIFIED for the harvest of shellfish from sunrise on Saturday, September 5 through Wednesday, September 9, 2009, both dates inclusive. The harvest of shellfish is prohibited during the period these areas are designated as uncertified. This designation is necessary to protect public health and is required due to the potential for sewage discharges from marine sanitation devices on the large number of transient vessels which will anchor and remain overnight in these areas over the holiday period. A recorded message describing any temporary shellfish closures that may be in effect in New York is accessible 24 hours a day by calling (631) 444-0480. The DEC's website provides detailed information including map images of the closed areas: www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/35917.html Following is a description of the areas that are affected by this temporary closure: (1) All the waters of West Harbor, within Oyster Bay Harbor, lying west of Centre Island and east of a line extending northerly from the northwesternmost point of land approximately 600 yards north of Brickyard Point (on Centre Island) to the westernmost point of the beach pavilion at Centre Island Beach. (2) The Sand Hole, within Caumsett State Park, located near Lloyd Point. (3) All the normally certified area of the Port Jefferson Harbor Complex, including the Narrows between Port Jefferson Harbor and Conscience Bay. Town owned pump-out facilities will be available in or near the restricted areas at no cost to boaters; town pump out boats can be hailed on marine radio VHF channel 9 in the Towns of Oyster Bay and Huntington and on marine radio VHF channel 73 in Port Jefferson Harbor. (USCG 1st District LNM 34)
GPS Testing in Florida Vicinity:
The Joint Staff has proposed GPS Testing in the vicinity of Florida. This proposed testing will effect (L1-1575.42MHz, L2-1227.6MHz) frequency. The dates and times for the CSFLANT 09-06 test are:
14 -16 SEP 09 1000Z-1400Z
17 SEP 09 1700Z-2000Z and 2300Z-0100Z
18 SEP 09 1700Z-2000Z and 2300Z-0100Z
19 SEP 09 1700Z-2000Z and 2300Z-0100Z
20 SEP 09 1700Z-2000Z and 2300Z-0100Z
21 SEP 09 1700Z-2000Z and 2300Z-0100Z
The center point of proposed impact area for L1 frequency (30 30.11N, 81 23.24W) L2 frequency (31 11.98N, 81 11.72W). Impact radius is 245 miles of both center points. (USCG 7th District LNM 35)
No More Miami DGPS:
Miami DGPS Broadcast Site will be permanently deactivated at 1600Z on September 9, 2009. DGPS coverage for this area will be provided by DGPS Site Card Sound at 314 KHZ. (USCG 7th District LNM 35)
USCG First District
Coastal Waters from Eastport, Maine to Shrewsbury, New Jersey
Safety Zones for Neptune Deep Water Port, Offshore Boston:
The Coast Guard is establishing two temporary safety zones extending 500 meters in all directions from each of the two submerged turret-loading buoys and accompanying systems that are part of GDF Suez Energy's Neptune Deepwater Port located in the Atlantic Ocean off of Boston, Massachusetts. The purpose of these temporary safety zones is to protect vessels and mariners from the potential safety hazards associated with construction of the deepwater port facilities and the large sub-surface turret buoys, and to protect the deepwater port infrastructure. All vessels, with the exception of deepwater port support vessels, are prohibited from entering into, remaining or moving within either of the safety zones. DATES: This rule is effective from July 31, 2009 through February 16, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary rule, call or e-mail Ensign Marie Haywood, United States Coast Guard, Sector Boston, Waterways Management; telephone 617-223-5160, e-mail Michele.M.Haywood@uscg.mil . If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202-366-9826. (USCG 1st District LNM 34)
Essex River, MA Shoaling:
The Coast Guard has received reports of shoaling in the Essex River extending into the channel in vicinity of Essex Bay Channel Daybeacon 7 (LLNR 9495). All mariners are urged to use caution while transiting the area. (USCG 1st District LNM 34)
More Shoaling--Long Island:
Extreme shoaling has been reported in Moriches Bay, running east of Moriches inlet just south of Speonk Point; Shinnecock Bay, directly south of the locks and the junction between the State Boat Channel and Fire Island Inlet, in the vicinity of State Boat Chanel Lighted Buoy 87 (LLNR 31475) and State Boat Channel Buoy 89 (LLNR 31485). Mariners are advised to proceed with extreme caution while transiting these waterways. (USCG 1st District LNM 34)
New York Harbor Approaches--Dredging:
Sandy Hook: Dredging will be done in various locations in Sandy Hook Channel from 3 - 15 September 2009. The hours of operation will be 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. On scene will be the dredge B. E. LINDHOLM that will be monitoring VHF-FM channels 12, 13 & 16. Mariners are urged to use extreme caution and transit at their slowest safe speed to create minimum wake after passing arrangements have been made.
Ambrose Channel: Dredging will be done in Ambrose Channel from 24 August until approximately 31 May 2010. The hours of operation will be 7 days a week (approximately) during day light hours. On scene will the dredge SANDY HOOK and tug SAND MASTER. The dredge will be monitoring VHF-FM channels 13 and 14. (USCG 1st District LNM 34)
Lower Manhattan Construction:
Reconstruction and extension of Esplanade A, Maritime platform from Battery Maritime Building to Old slip, is being done until 31 January 2010. The hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 6:00 am - 3:00 pm. On scene are a barge and cranes. (USCG 1st District LNM 34)
USCG Fifth District
Coastal Waters from Shrewsbury River, New Jersey to Little River, South Carolina
Train Derailment Closes NJ Bridge:
Mariners are advised that due a train derailment and resulting poor structural condition of the support pier, the CONRAIL Railroad (swing) Bridge across Mantua Creek at mile 1.4 in Paulsboro NJ will be closed to vessels requiring an opening until further notice. (USCG 5th District LNM 35)
More NJICW Shoaling:
Mariners are advised that shoaling to less than 3.0 feet has been reported in the vicinity of NJ ICW Daybeacon 160 (LLNR 35645). Mariners are urged to use extreme caution when transiting the area. (USCG 5th District LNM 35)
Delaware Bay/River Dredging:
The Dredge JENNI LEA will be conducting dredging operations in the Mispillion River Entrance Channel and Cedar Creek Entrance from 28 August until 01 October, 2009. A submerged pipeline will transport the spoil to the disposal area north of the Mispillion River Entrance jetties. The work boats MISS LEANNE and BETTY LOU will be assisting. The dredge may be contacted on VHF-FM channels 13 and 16.
The Dredge PULLEN will be conducting dredging operations in the Delaware River between the Bristol Range and Duck Island Range from 25 August until 31 October, 2009. A submerged pipeline will transport the spoil to the disposal area. The dredge may be contacted on VHF-FM channels 13 and 16 and it is requested that all vessels contact the dredge 30 minutes prior to the expected time of passage. (USCG 5th District LNM 35)
Baltimore Harbor—Constellation Turn-Around:
Mariners are advised that the annual turn-around of the historic sloop-of-war U.S.S. Constellation is scheduled to occur in Baltimore Harbor, at Baltimore, Maryland on Friday, September 11, 2009, between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. The event consists of towing the historic sloop-of-war from its Inner Harbor berth at Pier 1 to the Fort McHenry Angle, then turning the vessel around, and towing it back to its Inner Harbor berth. As described in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Section 165.512, a temporary moving safety zone is established during the towing operation. The moving safety zone includes all waters within 200 yards ahead of or 100 yards outboard or aft of the historic sloop of war U.S.S. Constellation while operating in the Patapsco River, Northwest Harbor and Inner Harbor. The zone will be enforced from 2 p.m. through 7 p.m. on September 11, 2009. Except for USS Constellation Turn-around Participants, no person or vessel may enter into or remain within this area. Persons or vessels requiring entry, must first request permission by the Captain of the Port Baltimore, at (410) 576-2693, or Coast Guard patrol vessels enforcing the zone on marine band radio channel 16 VHF-FM. If authorized by the Coast Guard Patrol Commander to enter or pass through the zone, persons or vessels must proceed at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course while within the zone. The Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol and enforcement of the zone by Federal, State and local agencies. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Ron Houck, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, at (410) 576-2674 or Ronald.L.Houck@uscg.mil. (USCG 5th District LNM 35)
Baltimore Harbor Area Dredging:
McLean Contracting will be conducting mechanical dredging operations in Bear Creek and the tributaries of Lynch Cove, Chink Creek, Tabasco Cove and School House Cove from 03 September until 01 November, 2009. The dredge may be contacted on VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. (USCG 5th District LNM 35)
Kent Narrows Shoaling:
The Coast Guard has received a report of the following areas of shoaling in the Kent Island Narrows North Approach:
a. At approximate position 38-58-17.8N, 076-14-49.0W (extending into the channel from the east) at a depth of less than 4.7 feet MLW.
b. At approximate position 38-58-17.8N, 076-14-47.9W (extending into the channel from the west) at a depth of less than 5.0 feet MLW. (USCG 5th District LNM 35)
Rappahannock River Entrance Hazards:
While these are too deep to be a hazard to pleasure vessels, it’s just a reminder that there can be uncharted wrecks anywhere (and these are substantial in size):
A NOAA survey conducted 22 August, 2009, discovered the following hazards to navigation off of the Rappahannock River Entrance, 06 NMs east of Bluff Point:
a. Wreck at 37-43-08.5N, 076-10-47.0W, least depth 49 feet. Approximately 328 feet by 66 feet, rising 17.4 feet off bottom.
b. Wreck at 37-45-22.3N, 076-10-55.0W, least depth 82 feet. Approximately 115 feet by 33 feet, rising 19.7 feet off bottom. (USCG 5th District LNM 35)
More Chesapeake Bay Nav Aids to be Discontinued due to Shoaling:
The following are part of a growing number of Chesapeake Bay waterways that have shoaled and are now likely to have the nav aids removed permanently because the Coast Guard cannot safely get its boats into the creeks to maintain the aids. In the past, these creeks would likely have been dredged to keep them open, but there is not much money around for dredging waterways used only by watermen and pleasure boaters. If you have any interest in keeping these creeks open, then send your comments NOW to the address at the end of this alert.
Nan Cove: Due to continued shoaling in Nan Cove (chart: 12264), the Coast Guard can no longer safely mark this waterway. On or about September 28, 2009 the following aids to navigation will be discontinued:
Nan Cove Entrance Light 1 (LLNR 19170)
Nan Cove Channel Daybeacon 3 (LLNR 19175)
Nan Cove Channel Daybeacon 5 (LLNR 19180)
Nan Cove Channel Daybeacon 6 (LLNR 19185)
Nan Cove Channel Light 7 (LLNR 19190)
Nan Cove Channel Daybeacon 9 (LLNR 19195
Nan Cove Channel Daybeacon 10 (LLNR 19200)
Nan Cove Channel Daybeacon 11 (LLNR 19205)
Nassawadox Creek: Due to continued shoaling of Nassawadox Creek (chart 12223) the Coast Guard can no longer safely maintain and service these aids. On or about 06 October, 2009 all aids to navigation in Nassawadox Creek will be discontinued.
Messongo Creek: Due to continual shoaling in Messongo Creek (chart: 12228) the Coast Guard can long safely maintain and service these aids. On or about October 5, 2009, the following aids to navigation will be discontinued:
a. Messongo Creek Entrance Buoy 1 (LLNR 22340)
b. Messongo Creek Light 2 (LLR 22345)
c. Messongo Creek Daybeacon 4 (LLNR 22350)
d. Messongo Creek Light 5 (LLNR 22355)
e. Messongo Creek Light 6 (LLNR 22360)
Comments: Send comments to: Commander (dpw), Fifth Coast Guard District, 431 Crawford Street, Rm.100, Portsmouth, VA. 23704, Attn.: Albert Grimes or email to: Albert.L.Grimes@uscg.mil (USCG 5th District LNM 35)
Norfolk Harbor Dredging:
The Dredge CHARLESTON will be conducting dredging operations in the Norfolk Harbor Channel from 01 September until 10 November, 2009. A submerged pipeline will be placed from the dredging area to the Craney Island Disposal Area. The dredge may be contacted on VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. (USCG 5th District LNM 35)
USCG Seventh District
Coastal Waters from Little River, South Carolina to Panama City, Florida
Ben Sawyer Bridge Update:
Due to construction work on the Ben Sawyer Bridge, the bridge will be closed and restricted from 7 am to 5 pm on Monday through Friday, and 7 to noon on Saturdays from June 1 through October 19, 2009.
Also, in addition to the aforementioned day hours, the Ben Sawyer Bridge will be closed and restricted from 10 pm to 6 am Sunday, September 13 through Thursday, September 18, 2009 for pile driving operations taking place at night.
This is due to the installation of the new, and removal of the old, fender installation. A two (2) hour notice is required for only boat traffic requiring up to a 55 foot clearance during the aforementioned date and times; please provide an advance notice for those requiring a greater clearance. To make notifications, please contact the Bridge Tender at (843) 883-3581. For questions regarding Coast Guard matters please contact CWO3 Hunter Crider at (843) 724-7647 or LT Julie Miller at (843) 720-3273. (MSIB 23-09, Homeport Charleston) This restriction has been in effect since June 1. The new part is the night-time restriction for September 13-September 18, 2009.
More Dredging in Charleston Harbor:
Marinex Construction Company, Inc., will commence dredging operations in the Charleston Harbor in the vicinity of South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) Columbus Street Terminal, SCSPA Union Pier Terminal, Town Creek Reach, and U.S. Customs House, on or about August 30, 2009. This project will be on a continuous basis twenty-four (24) per day seven (7) days per week until completion on or about September 30, 2009.
The dredge HAMPTON ROADS will monitor VHF Channels 13 and 16 for passing information. For further information please contact Mr. Thomas Payne at (843) 722-9083. (USCG 7th District LNM 35)
New Bridge—Beaufort, SC:
The SCDOT reports that the new McTeer Bridge, Port Royal/Beaufort, SC ICW Mile 539.0, will be under construction beginning September, 2009 until September, 2011. (USCG 7th District LNM 35)
More Ranges to be Discontinued:
The following changes have been proposed to the aids to navigation system in Port Royal Sound.
Permanently discontinue PORT ROYAL SOUND CHANNEL RANGE FRONT LIGHT (LLNR 4080).
Permanently discontinue PORT ROYAL SOUND CHANNEL RANGE REAR LIGHT (LLNR 4085).
All comments should be addressed to Commander (DPW), Seventh Coast Guard District 909 S.E. 1st Ave (STE 406), Brickell Plaza Federal Bldg, Miami, Fl 33131 to be received by December 1, 2009. (USCG 7th District LNM 35)
Dredging: St. Johns River, FL:
Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, LLC, has commenced hydraulic dredging of Cut 50 through Lower Terminal Channel, St John River, Duval County, Florida. This project consists of dredging approximately 1,600,000 cubic yards of rock from the shipping channel and pumping dredge spoils through floating and submerged pipelines to Bartram Island. Auxiliary equipment and pipeline will be staged in the St Johns River near Bartram Island and in the North Cut Channel on the west side of Blount Island Floating rubber and submerged polyethylene pipeline associated with dredging operation will be on scene. Dredge TEXAS, Booster TEXAS JR, Jack up Booster REGGIE, Survey Vessels PEARL RIVER and CALCASIEU RIVER, Tugs RL ENTERKIN, CAPTAIN HARDHEAD and POPS with Derricks DERRICK 65 and DERRICK 68 will be on scene. Vessels and pipeline will be visibly lighted and marked according to Coast Guard regulations. Dredge TEXAS will monitor VFH Channels 13 and 16. This project will be in operation twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week until completion on or about March 31, 2010. Mariners are urged to use their slowest safe speed to minimize wake, and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made. For further information please contact Mr. Clay Holley at (630) 842-6089. (USCG 7th District LNM 35)
Tolomato River ICW Hazard:
Mariners are advised that Tolomato River Light 23 (LLNR 38705) has been destroyed and replaced with a Temporary Lighted Buoy Channelward of -Light 23. -Light 23 remains below the surface and a hazard to navigation. All mariners are urged to transit the area with caution and general knowledge. (USCG 7th District LNM 35)
Good News: Ponce de Leon Inlet to be Dredged:
Southwind Construction Corp will commence dredging operations on or around September 1, 2009 for the U.S.A.C.E. Jacksonville District in removal of shoaled sediments at Ponce de Leon Inlet . Three (3) Temporary AIds to Navigation within the defined dredging limits will be either removed or relocated. The aids are Can Buoy 5A, Nun Buoy 8B, in Cut 1S and Nun Buoy 8A in Cut 1S widener. The project will be on a continuous basis twenty-four (24) hours per day seven (7) days per week until on or about October 31, 2009. The hydraulic dredge “WILKO” (Cell 812-480-6761) and workboats Amity and Proud Mary will be onscene and will monitor VHF Channel 13 and 16 (working channel 79) for passing information. Land Contact: Mr. David Lynn, Foreman cell (812) 455-1770 or Mr. Devon Carlock, CQC Manager cell: (812) 455-9296. There will be submerged and floating pipeline associated with dredging operation; pumping from the Federal Channel at Ponce de Leon Inlet to a Beach Disposal Area located immediately north of the Inlet the HDPE pipeline will be weighted and submerged for the entire length with lighted buoys. Submerged pipeline will traverse across existing Ponce de Leon Inlet south to north thence across the North Rock Jetty to the immediately adjacent North Beach Designated Fill. Mariners are urged to transit at the slowest safe speed to minimize wake, and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made. For further information please contact Mr. Darrell Stewart Operations Director of Southwind Construction Corporation at (812) 867-7220. (USCG 7th District LNM 35)
Okeechobee Waterway Update:
On September 2, 2009 the lake level was 14.20 feet. You can check the daily lake level at http://w3.saj.usace.army.mil/h2o/reports/r-oke.html.
NOTICE TO NAVIGATION INTERESTS
GUIDE WALL REPAIRS
PORT MAYACA LOCK, OKEECHOBEE WATERWAY, FLORIDA
1. Navigation interests are advised that Port Mayaca Lock guide walls are undergoing repair, during weekday operations Monday through Friday during the hours 0700-1700 from 10 august 2009 through 19 February 2010. Delays are not expected.
2. The work is being performed due to the severe deterioration of the lock guide walls. The guide walls in their current state are a potential hazard to navigation. The work is being funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
3. When traveling the Okeechobee Waterway, please wear your life jackets and be conscious of the wake you create and its impact on other boaters.
4. Additional information concerning Port Mayaca Lock and the adjoining areas may be obtained by accessing the Jacksonville District web site at http://www/saj.usace.army.mil and OPERATIONS DIVISION and select NOTICE TO NAVIGATION from the pull down menu. Army Corps of Engineers Point of Contact is the Port Mayaca Lock Staff at (561) 924-2858. (USCG 7th District LNM 35)
Dredging: Palm Beach Harbor:
Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, LLC, has commenced maintenance dredging of approximately 150,000 cubic yards in the Entrance Channel to Palm Beach Harbor, Cut-1, Cut-2, the South Turning Basin, and the North Turning Basin. This project will be conducted at three (3) different time intervals through summer 2010. The Hopper Dredge PADRE ISLAND and survey/crew boat EAST RIVER will monitor VHF Channels 13 and 16 for contact by concerned traffic. For further information please contact Mr. Dave Allen. (USCG 7th District LNM 35)
Palm Beach County Reef Mitigation Project:
The Department of Environmental Resources Management of Palm Beach County will do mitigation reef work within the next two (2) weeks weather/seas permitting. The box is roughly bounded:
Northwest 26 32.654/80 02.542 Northeast 26 32.651/80 02.505
Southwest 26 32.285/80 02.642 Southeast 26 32.263/80 02.570
The project will be within water depths less than 15 feet and will not impact near shore reef in the box. The project is expected to be completed on or around January 10, 2010 weather permitting. For further information please contact the Department of Environmental Resources Management at (561) 233-2513. (USCG 7th District LNM 35)
Florida Bridge Update: From the USCG 7th District LNM 35:
Bridge of Lions, Mile 777.9: Work continues.
Max Brewer Bridge, Mile 878.9: AKA Titusville Bridge, will be replaced with a high level bridge. Construction began May 11, 2009 and will continue through April, 2011. The west channel of the opening span will be closed to vessel traffic from August 19 through September 23, 2009. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville will broadcast Notices to Mariners regarding restrictions as needed.
Bakers Haulover Bridge, North Miami Beach (Not on the ICW): The fender system on this bridge will be replaced between April 12 and December 7, 2009.A barge and floating equipment will be in the vicinity and at times will be restricting the navigable channel.
5th Street Bridge, Miami River, Mile 1.5 (Not on the ICW): During continued construction of the new bridge, there will be two 72 hour closure periods. The first occurred on August 17 and the second will begin on Sept. 14, 2009. The contractor is making plans to allow small boats to pass.
Johns Pass Bridge: Special Bridge Notice.The Coast Guard has received an application from the Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven requesting an extension of time to complete the construction of the SR 699 Dual Bridges across Johns Pass mile 0.1 at Treasure Island, Pinellas County, Florida. The USCG bridge permit 5-04-7 issued on October 6, 2004 is due to expire on October 6, 2009. Southwest Florida Water Management District recently approved a time extension for their Environmental Resource Permit certifying water quality and coastal zone management consistency. The Coast Guard is authorizing an extension of time setting the completion date at June 29, 2014. The project manager is Miss Evelyn Smart and can be reached at (305) 415-6989 or by e-mail at Evelyn.Smart@uscg.mil if you have any questions.
Cortez Bridge: Worth Contracting has advised this office that the Cortez Bridge, mile 84.6, Cortez, Florida will be on single-leaf operations from September 14 through December 31, 2009. A double-leaf opening is available with a two hour notice to the bridge tender.
Big Marco Pass Bridge, Marco Island: Painting until September 30, 2009 will reduce vertical clearance by three feet.
US 41 Bridge, Ft. Myers: Painting until September 30, 2009 will reduce vertical clearance by three feet.
Dunedin Causeway Bridge: Single-leaf operation from Sept.8, 2009 through Feb. 28, 2010. A double-leaf opening will be available with a 3-hour notice to the bridge tender. Scaffolding will reduce the vertical clearance of the down span by five feet.
Kemp Channel, Florida Keys, Pedestrian Bridge Proposed: (Between Cudjoe and Summerland Keys along Old Florida East Coast RR Corridor, adjacent to the US 1 Highway Bridge, crossing Kemp Channel). The project involves replacing three gaps in the existing bridge so that it can be used as a pedestrian bridge. Comments are requested: Evelyn Smart: 305 415 6989, Evelyn.Smart@uscg.mil.
SW Florida: Matanzas Pass Aids to Navigation Changes:
All mariners are advised that various aids in Matanzas Pass will be changed, renumbered and relocated at various stages as time and allocation of aids permits. Mariners are requested to transit with their slowest safe speed and general knowledge of the area. Please refer to District Seven (D7 Miami) Local Notice to Mariners Chart Corrections Section IV, Advance Notices Section V, Proposed Changes Section VI, and Light List Corrections Section VIII for further updates. (USCG 7th District LNM 35)
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 this use.