East Coast Alerts

By Mel Neale
11/3/2009


 From the USCG 5th District Bridge Branch Chief:

NEW JERSEY INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY (NJICW) - LITTLE EGG HARBOR TO CAPE MAY – INSIDE THOROFARE TO PERFORM URGENT MECHANICAL REPAIRS, MARINERS ARE ADVISED THAT THE AMTRAK NEW JERSEY TRANSIT RAIL OPERATIONS AUTOMATED RAILROAD BRIDGE (AT NJICW MILE 68.9) ACROSS BEACH THOROFARE AT ATLANTIC CITY WILL BE CLOSED TO VESSELS REQUIRING AN OPENING ON THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE:

EACH DAY BEGINNING 9 AM TO 1 PM AND FROM 2 PM TO 4 PM ON TUE 10 NOV 09 TO FRI 13 NOV 09;
FROM 7 AM ON SAT 14 NOV 09 THROUGH 3 PM ON MON 16 NOV 09; AND FROM 9 AM TO 1 PM AND FROM 2 PM TO 4 PM ON TUES 17 NOV 09.
AT ALL OTHER TIMES THE DRAWBRIDGE WILL OPERATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE OPERATING REGULATIONS SET OUT IN TITLE 33 CODE OF FEDERAL REGUALTIONS PART 117.997(D).
THE AVAILABLE VERTICAL CLEARANCE IN THE CLOSED POSITION IS APPROX FIVE FEET ABOVE MHW.  MARINERS SHOULD ADJUST THEIR TRANSITS ACCORDINGLY AND USE EXTREME CAUTION.

From the Bridge of Lions Rehabilitation Project:
St Augustine, Florida, Mile 777.9

The restrictions listed below will only be used on an as-needed basis, so they may not be used every day for which they are scheduled. Please contact (904) 825-3647 or (904) 669-1165 the day before traveling through the area to check if the restrictions will be used or not.

Channel Restrictions:
November 9-20, 2009 and November 30-December 22, 2009: Monday through Friday, 7:30-10:30 a.m.-- Channel restricted to 35 feet horizontal clearance, bridge opens on schedule.

November 8-23, 2009 and November 30-December 22, 2009: Sundays through Thursdays, 9:00p.m.-7:00 a.m.—Channel closed to all marine traffic opening only for declared emergencies.

These restrictions/closures have been reviewed and approved by the U.S. Coast Guard.            

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.