East Coast Alerts
By Mel Neale
New Schedule for Canaveral Lock Closure:
1. Canaveral lock Closure - Canaveral Lock will be closed for dewatering to install a new Manatee Protection System beginning 27 December 2010. The new system being installed is to replace an existing, unreliable system which is required by state law to be operational during the gate operation process. A previous notice had been issued on 11 June 2010 indicating closure on both the east and west gates would not be accomplished until January 2011. The work is planned to proceed on 27 December 2010, one week earlier than the January 2011 start date previously anticipated. The proposed scheduled dates for reopening the locks to accommodate boat traffic and a NASA launch are outlined below. If any dates are changed after the date of this notice, a new Notice to Navigation will be issued when the new closure dates have been determined. Please call the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at 904-232-2103 (Aaron Kelly) for the latest information regarding the lock status. Information will also be updated on the link provided as soon as known.
a. (Canaveral Lock): Canaveral Lock will be closed starting on 27 December 2010 through 24 February 2011. The lock will be re-opened for a NASA launch from 25 February 2011 through 14 March 2011. The lock will be closed from 15 March 2011 through 22 April 2011 to complete the Manatee Protections System installation. The lock will be reopened on 23 April 2011.
b. The exact closure dates are tentative and are based on the current NASA launch schedule and USFWS and FWC approvals. Any changes to the dates affecting lock closures will be published immediately on the website when the new dewatering period is selected.
2. Additional information concerning Canaveral Lock or other Navigational interests may be obtained by accessing the Jacksonville District web site at http://www.saj.usace.army.mil and choosing the OPERATIONS DIVISION tab and selecting the NOTICE TO NAVIGATION from the pull down menu. (From a Notice to Navigation Interests, Jacksonville District US Army Corps of Engineers)*
*Italicized text above and below indicates our comment or paraphrase. Plain text is copied from the Notices to Mariners or other sources given.
Civil War Document Collection Available from NOAA:
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in 2011, NOAA has assembled a special historical collection of maps, charts, and documents prepared by the U.S. Coast Survey during the war years. The collection, “Charting a More Perfect Union,” contains over nearly 400 documents, available free from NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey website. “People are planning now for their visits to Civil War sites next year, and we want to give them an opportunity to visualize the terrain, ports, and coasts as they were from 1861 to 1865,” said Meredith Westington, NOAA’s chief geographer. “Most people wouldn’t think of turning to NOAA for historical Civil War documents, but the agency has an amazing legacy.” Coast Survey’s collection includes 394 Civil War-era maps, including nautical charts used for naval campaigns, and maps of troop movements and battlefields. Rarely seen publications include Notes on the Coast, prepared by Coast Survey to help Union forces plan naval blockades against the Confederacy, and the annual report summaries by Superintendent Bache as he detailed the trials and tribulations of producing the maps and charts needed to meet growing military demands. In the nation's early years, the United States lost more ships to accidents than to war. In 1807, President Thomas Jefferson established the Survey of the Coast to produce the nautical charts necessary for maritime safety, defense and the establishment of national boundaries. By 1861, Coast Survey was the government’s leading scientific agency, charting coastlines and determining land elevations for the nation. Today, the Office of Coast Survey still meets its maritime responsibilities as a part of NOAA, surveying America’s coasts and producing the nation’s nautical charts. In his annual report on Dec. 15, 1861, Coast Survey Superintendent Alexander Bache wrote, “it has been judged expedient during the past year to suspend usual foreign distribution” of reports on the progress of maps and charts. Distribution of maps, charts, and sketches almost tripled in the 1861 “due to the demands of the War and Navy Departments.” However, because the Coast Survey could not easily ascertain the loyalties of private citizens, private distribution of maps was severely restricted among “applicants who were not well known having been referred to the representative of the congressional district from which the application had been mailed.” The Civil War special collection is accessible through a searchable database at www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/history/CivilWar (5th District LNM 42)
USCG First District
Coastal Waters from Eastport, Maine to Shrewsbury, New Jersey
Jamestown Bridge (RI) Temporary Aids:
Twenty temporary aids have been established in the vicinity of the Jamestown Bridge until 31 May 2011. The aids are white with orange bands and FW (fixed white). (First District LNM 42)
Upper Hudson River Construction:
The spud barge SEI 54, Deck Barge SEI-35 and one safety boat will be about 150 feet off the Poughkeepsie shoreline and 275 feet north of the Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge (mile 76.1) from November 8-24, 2010. Work hours are Mon-Fri, from 0700-1630. They will be removing marine mattresses. The area covered is about 110’ x 110’. (First District LNM 43)
Pollution in Flushing Creek (NY):
The Coast Guard has received a report of pollution from a sunken deck barge in the vicinity of the entrance channel to Flushing Creek. Mariners are advised to proceed with caution while transiting the area. (First District LNM 42)
Staten Island Pier Construction:
Pile driving and installation of a wave attenuation system will be done south of the Homeport Pier in Staten Island. The work will be done from 1 November 2010 - 13 June 2011. The hours of operation will be Monday - Friday, approximately from 6:00 am - 5:00 pm. On scene will be 2 deck barges and up to 4 smaller barges that will be monitoring VHF-FM 65. (First District LNM 42)
Diving Ops--Upper New York Bay:
Caldwell Marine and Mark Duffy Commercial Diving Inc. will carry out diving operations in order to investigate and film identified debris along the three submarine cable routes for the Bayonne Energy Center power cable project. These operations will be conducted in Upper New York Bay, between Constable Hook, Anchorage Channel, and Gowanus Bay until further notice. Work hours are Monday-Saturday, 0700-1530. The 45’ DOLPHIN III, or the 59’ SAMANTHA MILLER, will be on scene. They will notify VTSNY on VHF CH 14 fifteen minutes prior to each dive, and upon completion of operations each day. The vessel position will be reported via VHF Channel 14 referencing known geographical boundaries (i.e. 100 yards south of Port Jersey Channel Buoy 1). The vessel can move within 15 minutes to not impede commercial navigation with notice via VHF CH 13. No operations will be authorized if visibility is less than one nautical mile. The on-scene point of contact for the DOLPHIN III is Mr. David Mednick at (215) 668-0946, or the Samantha Miller on CH 13. Vessels with concerns about the vessels’ location within the channel should immediately notify VTSNY via CH 14, Phone: 718.354.4088, or D01-SMB-VTS-WatchOfficer@uscg.mil. Additional diving operations and debris retrieval may be required later along the cable route. Separate Coast Guard Advisory Notices will be issued when the project specifics are available. A chart of the cable route is available at http://homeport.uscg.mil/newyork > Waterways Management > 01. Advisory Notices. (First District LNM 43)
Ambrose Channel Dredging:
The Great Lakes Hopper Dredge “Padre Island” will be dredging material from Ambrose Federal Navigation Channel and will transit to Orchard Beach in the Bronx by way of the East River and adjoining waterways. The dredged material will be pumped to Orchard Beach by pipeline which will extend approximately 3500’ perpendicular from the shoreline to an offshore floating pump-out hose.
Ambrose Channel Dredging Limits:
Latitude (N) Longitude (W) Point 1 40° 30’ 02” 073° 56’ 29” Point 2 40° 29’ 53” 073° 56’ 59” Point 3 40° 28’ 56” 073° 53’ 30” Point 4 40° 28’ 38” 073° 53’ 41” The work will be done from 29 October 2010 - 01 February 201. The hours of operation will be 7 days a week, 24 hours per day. On scene will be the hopper dredge PADRE ISLAND and survey vessel COOPER RIVER that will be monitoring marine VHF-FM channels 13 & 16. (First District LNM 43)
Erosion Control, Construction, Hudson River:
Weeks Marine / Kiewit Constructors a Joint Venture is installing large erosion control mats in the Hudson River. The hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, beginning at approximately 0700 through 1700 EST. The Weeks 532 crane barge along with various deck barges will be anchored using a four point mooring configuration at in this location 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Mariners are advised not to approach within 1,500 feet of the WMI 532 or its accompanying barges to avoid running afoul of the anchor lines. The WMI 532 and accompanying deck barges will have continuous white lights located on all four corners. The anchor buoys will also have continuous white lights mounted on top. The Tug “Virginia” will be tending the WMI 532 and may be contacted on VHF channel 16 & 65A. Work will be conducted in the area between the Lat., Long. locations given below. Locations and date of work:
Southern Set of Tunnels from October 18, 2010 through December 3 2010.
40° 42’ 58” N
74° 01’ 48” W
40° 42’ 50” N
74° 01’ 12” W
Northern set of Tunnels from December 3rd 2010 through June 30, 2011.
40° 43’ 53” N
74° 01’ 32” W
40° 44’ 52” N
Weeks Marine / Kiewit Constructors a Joint Venture is currently transferring large erosion control mats from the Duraport Bayonne facility along the Kill Van Kull in New Jersey to barges moored just north of the channel. The work will be done from October 11, 2010 through June 30, 2011. The hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, beginning at approximately 0700 through 1700 EST. The Weeks 533 crane barge along with various deck barges will be moored at intermittent times in this location for the transfer of erosion control mats. The WMI 533 and accompanying deck barges will have continuous white lights located on all four corners. Tug “Virginia” will be tending the WMI 533 and may be contacted on VHF channel 16 & 65A. Work will be conducted in the area just north of the Lat., Long. location given below.
Locations and date of work:
40° 38’ 41.05’’ N
74° 7’ 23.73” W
(First District LNM 40)
Live Gunnery Exercise, NY:
The Coast Guard is conducting a live gunnery exercise in position 40-10.3'N 073-39.0'W on November 1st 2010 from 1100 to 1500 local time. All mariners are advised to maintain a 3 nm radius from this area and transit the immediate area with caution. Concerned traffic is requested to contact Coast Guard Sector New York on ch 16 VHF-FM or 718-354-4356. (First District LNM 43)
Submerged Vessel in Rockaway Inlet:
The Coast Guard has received a report of a submerged vessel in the vicinity of buoy 16 Rockaway inlet. All vessels are requested to proceed with caution when transiting the area. (First District LNM 43)
USCG Fifth District
Coastal Waters from Shrewsbury River, New Jersey to Little River, South
New Jersey Bridge Info:
Point Pleasant Canal:
Mariners are advised that electrical and mechanical rehabilitation will be performed at the Route 88/Veterans Memorial Bridge, at NJICW mile 3.0, across Point Pleasant Canal, in Point Pleasant NJ. To facilitate the rehabilitation work, the drawbridge will be closed to vessels requiring an opening beginning at 7 a.m. on December 15, 2010 until and including 11:59 p.m. on March 15, 2011. In the event of an emergency, vessel openings will be provided if at least four hours advance notice is given to the contractor at (609) 352-0482. 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 42)
Mariners are advised that work is in progress through May 1, 2011, for electrical and mechanical rehabilitation at the Route 71 Bridge, at mile 0.8, over Shark River in Belmar NJ. To facilitate the work, the drawbridge will be maintained in the full open position to vessels for the duration. Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area. (5th District LNM 42)
Grassy Sound Channel:
The Cape May County Bridge Commission owns and operates the County Route 619, Grassy Sound Channel Drawbridge, mile 1.0, in Middle Township, NJ and has hired Allied Painting Inc. to complete the project. They plan for a temporary deviation from the regulations governing the bridge’s operation. They will deviate from that portion of the regulation 33 CFR 117.721 by temporarily requiring that the bridge need not be opened between 5 a.m. on October 15, 2010 and 5 p.m. on November 15, 2010. Mariners will be able to take a detour through the nearby Great Channel Drawbridge. (5th District LNM 39)
Mill Creek, Severn/Magothy Rivers, Dredging:
Lake Service, Inc. will be conducting mechanical dredging operations in the upper Mill Creek area from 15 October, 2010 until 15 January, 2011. Numerous barges and boats will be on-scene. The assisting vessel will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 and 16. (5th District LNM 43) Note: There are MANY Mill Creeks in the Chesapeake Bay area, and in other coastal areas as well. The LNM announcement stated that this dredging would take place in the Mill Creek in the Severn/Magothy Rivers area of Maryland. There is one Mill Creek at the northern entrance to the Severn River and one on the southern side far up the Magothy River.
Dredging in Port Tobacco River, off the Potomac:
Lake Service, Inc. will be conducting hydraulic dredging operations in the upper Port Tobacco River from 15 October, 2010 until 15 January, 2011. Numerous barges and boats will be on-scene. The assisting vessel will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 and 16. (5th District LNM 43)
Boring Ops in Beards Creek, Edgewater, MD:
Mariners are advised that D&D Drilling Inc. will conduct directional boring operations in Beards Creek during October 25-29, 2010. The Baltimore Gas and Electric Company replacement cable duct will be located below the bottom of the creek, from shoreline to shoreline, between the Berkshire and South Down communities in Edgewater, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, in approximate position latitude 38° 56’ 42” N, longitude 076° 34’ 42” W (NAD 1983). To facilitate the work, during October 21-27, 2010, small yellow marker floats will be placed in the waterway every 50 to 100 feet to show the location of the existing submarine cable, as well as a second set of floats placed every 50 to 100 feet to show the planned drilling route (as a guideline to follow above the water). Mariners are requested to approach the work area with extreme caution and give a wide berth to the 20-foot fiberglass workboat involved in the project. Interested mariners can contact the D&D Drilling Inc. project manager on-scene at telephone number (301) 748-6853, if necessary. (5th District LNM 43)
Nice Bridge Work, Potomac River:
Mariners are advised that work is in progress through 19 November, 2010, for lighting rehabilitation at the Harry Nice Bridge across the Potomac River, mile 50.0, Dahlgren, VA. The barge will remain out of the navigational channel and the bridge will remain open to marine traffic. Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area. (5th District LNM 42)
Discontinued Sound Signals, Chesapeake Bay Area:
The following two Notices are typical of many we have observed lately for the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding waters. There has been a trend to remove sound signals, as well as to replace incandescent lighting with LEDs. The LEDs are easier to maintain and more cost-effective, but often cause a reduced nominal range (distance from which the light is visible). In other words, the markers will be less visible to the human eye and silent, therefore we will be even more dependent on careful observation and navigation, use of binoculars, and use of marine electronics to locate them.
The Coast Guard is soliciting comments on discontinuing the following sound signal:
A. Turners Lump Lighted Bell Buoy 2TL (LLNR 300).
B. Parramore Bank Lighted Gong Buoy 10 (LLNR 315).
C. Quinby Inlet Lighted Whistle Buoy Q (LLNR 320).
D. Rudee Inlet Lighted Whistle Buoy RI (LL NR 500).
E. Tail of The Horseshoe Lighted Bell Buoy 2T (LLNR 7065).
F. Chesapeake Channel Lighted Bell Buoy 60 9LLNR 7425).
G. USN Aerial Gunnery Area Lighted Bell Buoy C (LLNR 7580).
H. USN Aerial Gunnery Area Lighted Bell Buoy D (LLNR 7585).
I. Potomac River Channel Lighted Bell Buoy 7 (LLNR 16570).
J. Potomac River Channel Lighted Bell Buoy 29 (LL NR 17635).
K. Tangier Sound Lighted Bell Buoy 5 (LLNR 22800).
In your comments, please address the impact these proposed changes may impose on your operation. Also; include, in your correspondence the means by which you are using to navigate this waterway and any electric sensors used while transiting the area. Send comments NOT LATER THAN 18 October, 2010 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 (5th District LNM 42)
The Coast Guard is soliciting comments on discontinuing the following sound signals and installing a high intensity self contained LED lantern:
A. Chesapeake Channel Lighted Gong Buoy 57 (LLNR 7405).
B. Chesapeake Channel Lighted Bell Buoy 62 (LLNR 7440).
C. Chesapeake Channel Lighted Bell Buoy 70 (LLNR 7520).
D. Chesapeake Channel Lighted Bell Buoy 76 (LLNR 7620).
E. Chesapeake Channel Lighted Bell Buoy 78 (LLNR 7680).
F. Thimble Shoal Channel Lighted Gong Buoy 12 (LLNR 9270).
G. Thimble Shoal Channel Lighted Bell Buoy 21 (LL NR 9315).
H. Newport News Channel Lighted Bell Buoy 12 (LLNR 10880).
I. York River Channel Lighted Bell Buoy 20 (LLNR 13500).
(5th District LNM 42)
Shoaling in Lynnhaven Area:
Shoaling to a depth of less than 1.3 feet MLW has been reported in the vicinity of Crab Creek Buoy 4 and shoaling to a depth of 2.0 feet MLW between Crab Creek Entrance Buoy 3CC and Crab Creek Buoy 7. Mariners are urged to use caution when transiting this waterway. (5th District LNM 43)
Sunken Trailer at Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel:
A 53 foot aluminum trailer has sunk approximately 0.4 NMs southeast of the Trestle C of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel in approx position 37-03-30.6N, 076-01-05.53W. Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area. (5th District LNM 43)
Hampton Roads Dredging at Craney Island:
The dredge ESSEX will be conducting dredging operations at the Craney Island Disposal Area from 04 October until 20 December, 2010. A submerged pipeline will be placed from the Craney Island Basin site to the Craney Island Disposal Area. The dredge will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 and 16. (5th District LNM 41)
Diving Ops in Elizabeth River:
Crofton Diving will be conducting diving operations in the Elizabeth River between Elizabeth River Lighted Buoy 32 and Elizabeth River Lighted Buoy 33 during daylight hours from 14 October until 22 October, 2010. The tug LITTLE SAM will be on-scene and monitoring VHF-FM Channels 13 and 16. Transiting vessels are requested to use caution and at a NO WAKE speed when passing the dive site. (5th District LNM 42)
More Diving Ops in Hampton Roads:
PRECON Marine, Inc. will be conducting diving operations in the vicinity of the U.S. Navy Magnetic Silencing Range at the entrance to the Elizabeth River from 21 October until 01 December, 2010. A tug and barge will be in the channel between Elizabeth River Channel Lighted Buoy 1ER (LLNR 9445) and Elizabeth River Channel Lighted Bell Buoy 3 (LLNR 9465). The tug will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 and 16. (5th District LNM 43)
Dismal Swamp Canal Dredging:
The dredge ELICOTT 370 will be conducting dredging operations in the Dismal Swamp Canal at the intersection of the Feeder Ditch from 11 October until 26 November, 2010. The dredge will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 and 16. (5th District LNM 41)
Coastal Waters from Little River, South Carolina to Panama City, Florida
Seventh District to Install LEDs on Aids to Navigation:
The U. S. Coast Guard will be installing state of art LED lanterns on aids to navigation throughout the Seventh Coast Guard District. The only change to published characteristics may be an increase or decrease in nominal range. As a rule, the change will be an increase in nominal range. On those occasions when a decrease in nominal range may occur, and this reduction in service to the mariner is greater than one nautical mile, the Coast Guard will publish a proposed change and/or an advance notice in this publication. Mariners are requested to review the District Local Notice to Mariners closely for changes in their area. (7th District LNM 43)
Beaufort, SC New McTeer Bridge Update:
United Contractors/Misener Marine are working on bridge construction over the Beaufort River using barges and heavy construction equipment between Burkmeyer Beach (32-23-47N 80-40-18W) and the United States Naval Hospital at Port Royal (32-23-29N 80-40-45W). All mariners are advised to stay clear of the construction area wherever possible and to transit the area with caution at reduced speed. Periodic changes to bridge navigation lights to be expected. Work shall be completed August 2011.
United Contractors/Misener Marine shall be erecting bridge beams across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 539.0, Beaufort, South Carolina in January 2011. Access through the main navigational channel shall be periodically restricted during daylight hours. All mariners are mariners are advised to stay clear of the construction areas wherever possible and to transit the area with caution at reduced speed. (7th District LNM 40)
Research Buoys in St. Johns River:
Sea to Shore Alliance (S2S) is deploying four research buoys in the following positions until June 1, 2011: 30-24.496N 081-36.410W
The buoys are 3' red/white colored and marked "Research". All mariners are advised to transit the area with caution. (7th District LNM 43)
Dredging in Mayport Basin:
Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company will commence dredging in the vicinity of the Mayport Turning Basin on or about November 10, 2010 until February 28, 2011. Dredge operations will be conducted 24/7 and the Dredge 53 will monitor VHF CH 13 and 16. All mariners are advised to transit the area with caution. (7th District LNM 43)
Shoaling in St. Augustine Inlet:
Shoaling has been reported on the south side of St Augustine Inlet between St Augustine Inlet Buoy 3 and St Augustine Inlet Lighted Buoy 7. All mariners are advised to transit the area with caution. (7th District LNM 42)
WAMS Study of Port Canaveral Area:
The Coast Guard is conducting a Waterway Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study commencing November 1, 2010 to January 31, 2011 of Port Canaveral Main Ship Channel to the Barge Canal to include Bethel Shoal. The study focuses on the area’s aid to navigation system, waterborne commerce, marine casualty information, port/harbor resources, emergency response plans, communication capabilities and future development projects. Any interested company or individual wishing to provide comments or participate in a user survey should contact: Commander, Sector Jacksonville, 4200 Ocean Street, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233. Attn: CWO3 Steven D. McDonnell (904) 564-7565. E-mail: email@example.com. (7th District LNM 42)
Research Buoy off Ft. Pierce:
The Department of Marine and Environmental Systems at Florida Institute of Technology is temporarily deploying a research buoy equipped with a yellow flashing light on or about November 6-11, 2010 NE of Fort Pierce in approx position 26-57N 082-27W. All mariners are advised to transit the area with caution. (7th District LNM 43)
More Shoaling in St. Lucie Inlet:
ST LUCIE DANGER SHOAL LT has been established due to heavy shoaling on the north side of ST LUCIE INLET. In addition, TEMP Unlighted Buoy 5 has been established in position 27-09-58.583N 080-09-01.671W to mark best water. All mariners are advised to transit the area with extreme caution due to persistent shoaling changes. (7th District LNM 42)
Okeechobee Waterway Update:
On October 27, 2010 the lake level was reported at 13.59 feet. You can check the daily lake level at http://w3.saj.usace.army.mil/h2o/reports/r-oke.html.
More Navy Exercises off Florida Coast:
THE FOLLOWING AREAS WILL CONTAIN EXERCISES HAZARDOUS TO SURFACE VESSELS FROM 0000-2359 DAILY BETWEEN 25-31 OCT 10 IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
GUNEX AREA AREA BOUNDED BY
“AA/BB” 30-45N 080-54W
“31J” 29-20N 079-50W
“27C” 30-00N 081-00W
(7th District LNM 43)
Hazard off Cape Canaveral:
THE EASTERN RANGE WILL BE CONDUCTING OPERATIONS HAZARDOUS TO SHIPPING FROM 012025Z THRU 012159Z NOV 10. THE HAZARD WILL BE CONTAINED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
A: FROM 28-37N 080-43W
TO 29-10N 080-05W
TO 29-02N 079-57W
TO 28-28N 080-35W
B: FROM 30-02N 079-51W
TO 30-53N 079-01W
TO 30-10N 078-11W
TO 29-26N 079-08W
IF OPERATION IS DELAYED NEXT POSSIBLE TIMES WILL BE 022002Z THRU 022133Z NOV 10. (7th District LNM 43)
Bakers Haulover Inlet ICW Dredging Project Underway:
Energy Resources Inc. will commence installation of two temporary pilings in pos 25-54-03N 080-07-52W and 25-54-01N 080-07-49W and laying 20" diameter dredge pipeline exposed from the beach on the south side of Bakers Haulover Inlet then adjacent to the south seawall and then submerged in 5-7 ft water across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway to a booster pump dredge in the vicinity of the easternmost temporary piling and then exposed in a loop to the westernmost temporary piling. The two pilings and exposed pipeline will be marked with flashing yellow lights. Working Dredges, Barge, and Tender Boat will be monitoring VHF CH 13 and 16. The dredge project is expected to be completed on or about Nov 30, 2010. All mariners are advised to transit the area with caution. (7th District LNM 42)
Hazards to Navigation:
South Florida: The Coast Guard received a report of the S/V MONTONIE sunk with the mast exposed approximately 200 yd east of Maule Lake Marina. All mariners are advised to transit the area with caution. (7th District LNM 43)
Florida Bridge Update: From the USCG 7th District LNM 43:
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 older Alerts that may contain information that is still current.
Max Brewer Bridge (AICW Mile 878.9): The A Max Brewer Bridge, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 878.9, Titusville, Brevard County, Florida is being replaced with a high-level fixed bridge. This work will continue through April 2011.
Marine interests should contact Lane Construction at 321 607 5700 for additional information on construction schedules. USCG Jacksonville Waterways Management Division contact is BM1 Peter Nelson, 904 564 7666.
George Bush Blvd Bridge (AICW Mile 1038.7): Palm Beach County, the bridge owner, has advised this office that they are currently working on the George Bush Boulevard (NE 8th Street) Bridge, across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 1038.7, Palm Beach County, Florida. This work is expected to be completed on December 11, 2010 and is not expected to impede navigation.
Parker Bridge (AICW Mile 1013.7): The Parker (US 1) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 1013.7, Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida is on scheduled half-hour single-leaf operations. A double-leaf opening is available with a four-hour notice to the bridge tender. This work is expected to be completed by December 31, 2010. The Parker Bridge will be closed to navigation from 11:00 p.m. on Monday, November 1 to 5:00 a.m. on November 2, 2010. The Parker Bridge will be closed to navigation from 11:00 p.m. on Monday, November 8 to 5:00 a.m. on November 9, 2010. Vessels that may pass without an opening may do so at any time.
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.