East Coast Alerts
By Mel Neale
Dismal Swamp Canal Annual Paddle for the Border Race:
On April 30, 2011, the annual Paddle for the Border event will take place in the Dismal Swamp Canal of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Paddlers will be between the City of Chesapeake Boat Launch (Mile Marker 21) and the North Carolina Visitor Center (Mile Marker 28) between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm. Over 300 vessels will be participating this year; boaters traveling this area should use additional caution during this time. (5th District LNM 14) This will definitely not be a good time to transit the Dismal Swamp Canal Route.*
*Italicized text above and below indicates our comment or paraphrase. Plain text is copied from the Notices to Mariners or other sources given.
Drought Continues in Okeechobee Waterway, Fewer Lockages:
On April 13, 2011 the lake level was reported at 11.47 feet. You can check the daily lake level at http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Divisions/Engineering/Branches/WaterResources/WaterMgt/DOCS/Reports/r-oke.html.
A Notice to Navigation Interests from the USACE Jacksonville District dated December 13, 2010, states that when the lake level drops to between 12.5 and 11.5 feet, the WP Franklin and the St. Lucie Locks go on a restricted schedule of lockage, every two hours: 0700, 0900, 1100, 1300, 1500, 1700 and 1900. When it is between 11.5 and 10.5 feet, there will be only three lockages per day, at 0700, 1300 and 1900.The current lake level falls within this range.
NOTE: This is the time of year for “Blessings of the Fleets” as well as races such as Marathons and other seasonal events. Numerous bridges along the US East Coast may be closed to vessel traffic during these times. The closures usually last several hours. Because there are so many and the duration is short, we do not list these closures in East Coast Alerts, unless there is an unusual circumstance where a number of bridges over a particular waterway would be affected.
FL-SEACOAST: US Navy Exercises.
THE FOLLOWING AREAS WILL CONTAIN EXERCISES HAZARDOUS TO SURFACE VESSELS FROM 0000-2359 DAILY BETWEEN 11-15 APR 11 IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
GUNEX AREA AREA BOUNDED BY
“BB/CC” 30-45N 080-32W
THE FOLLOWING AREAS WILL CONTAIN EXERCISES HAZARDOUS TO SURFACE VESSELS FROM 0000-2359 DAILY BETWEEN 11-17 APR 11 IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
“31J” 29-20N 079-50W
“27C” 30-00N 081-00W
THE FOLLOWING AREAS WILL CONTAIN EXERCISES HAZARDOUS TO SURFACE VESSELS FROM 0000-2359 DAILY BETWEEN 16-17 APR 11 IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
"AA/BB" 30-45N 080-54W
THERE ARE SEVEN UNRECOVERED INERT MINES IN THE FOLLOWING AREA:
"26C/26D" 30-10N 081-00W
ALL MARINERS ARE ADVISED TO STAY CLEAR OF THE ABOVE AREAS. (7th District LNM 15)
Coastal Waters from Little River, South Carolina to Panama City, Florida
Severe AICW Shoaling North of Charleston:
Severe shoaling has been reported in vicinity of Sullivans Island, south of Winyah Bay-Charleston Hbr DBN 117A, reported depth at 3.5 FT in channel. All mariners are advised to transit the area with extreme caution. (7th District LNM 13)
Dredging Savannah River:
Marinex Construction Inc will conduct maintenance dredging operations in the vicinity of Southern LNG, Elba Island, Upper Flats Range. Dredging Operations will continue on a 24 hours per day, 7 days per week basis until May 2, 2011. Mariners are urged to exercise caution and transit at their slowest safe speed. Please contact the dredge HAMPTION ROADS on VHF CH 13 and 16 for on-scene coordination, communication and passing arrangements. For further information contact the Operations Manager at 843-722-9083. (7th District LNM 14)
Waterway Analysis of Canaveral Barge Canal:
The Coast Guard is conducting a Waterways Analysis Managment System (WAMS) Study of the Canaveral Barge Canal and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway north and south of the Bennett Memorial Causeway. 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. McDonnel (904)564-7565. Email: Steven.D.Mcdonnell@uscg.mil Comments and user surveys are requested by July 31, 2011. (7th District LNM 14)
Shoaling in Manatee Pocket Entrance:
Temporary Danger Shoal markings have been installed by Martin County in the entrance to Manatee Pocket located in the center of the channel between Red DBN 2 and 4 to mark a 4 FT shoal. There are no lighted aids to navigation in Manatee Pocket. All mariners are advised to transit the area with extreme caution. (7th District LNM 15)
Shoaling in St. Lucie Inlet:
St Lucie Inlet Light 4 (LLNR 10003) has been changed to St Lucie Danger Shoal LT 11472 4210 due to heavy shoaling on the north side of St Lucie Inlet. TEMP Unlighted Buoy 5 has been established in position 27-09-58-583N 080-09-01.671W to mark best water. Severe shoaling continues to progress in a SW direction (7th District LNM 13)
Survey off Miami:
Fugro OSAE GmbH. will be conducting a Multi Beam Echo Sounder Survey offshore of Florida from Miami eastward between Apr 07-21, 2-011. (7th District LNM 14)
Estero Island Dredging and Construction:
Florida Dredge & Dock LLC will commence dredging and groin construction in the vicinity of Estero Island, Lee County Florida on or about April 15, 2011. The Dredging operations will be conducted 24 hours per day and the terminal groin operations will be conducted 12 hours per day, seven days per week. The Dredge Gator Point will monitor VHF CH 13, 16. (7th District LNM 13)
Dredging at Longboat Key:
Cashman Dredging Inc will commence dredging operations at the north end of Longboat Key, FL on or about March 29-May 30, 2011. Dredge operations will be conducted 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The hopper dredge ATCHAFALAYA will monitor VHF CH 13 and 67. All mariners are advised to transit the area with caution. (7th District LNM 13)
Hazards to Navigation:
Florida West Coast: The Coast Guard has received a report of large pieces of debris in the water inside The Narrows at Indian Rocks Beach near Markers 32 and 34 in approximate position 27-52.8N 082-50.9W. All mariners are advised to transit the area with extreme caution. (7th District LNM 14)
Florida Bridge Update: From the USCG 7th District LNM 15/2011:
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 previous East Coast Alerts that may contain information that is still current.
Fort Pierce North Bridge: Due to extensive corrosion evaluations at the Fort Pierce North Bridge, Fort Pierce, Florida, the Fort Pierce North Bridge will be placed on an hourly opening schedule whereas the bridge will open on the top of the hour from 9:05 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily, May 9 through May 13, 2011. The bridge will open on demand at all other times.
East Venetian Causeway (NOT on the AICW): The East Venetian Causeway Bridge across Miami Beach Channel, Biscayne Bay, Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida is on single-leaf operation until further notice due to a mechanical breakdown.
USCG Fifth District
Coastal Waters from Shrewsbury River, New Jersey to Little River, South Carolina
NJ Bridges Updates:
This is new and way in the future, but a major closure—Plan ahead.
Mariners are advised that the Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the drawbridge operating regulations for the Route 30/Absecon Boulevard Bridge, at NJICW mile 67.2, across Beach Thorofare in Atlantic City NJ. Under this deviation, the drawbridge will be closed to vessels requiring an opening beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, September 16, 2011 through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2012. This closure is necessary to facilitate extensive rehabilitation and to maintain the bridge’s operational integrity. The available vertical clearance in the closed position to vessels is approximately 20 feet, above mean high water. The navigable channel will not be obstructed so vessels that can pass under the bridge without a bridge opening may continue to do so at anytime. The Atlantic Ocean is an alternate route for vessels with mast heights greater than 20 feet and the drawbridge will be unable to open in the event of an emergency. At all other times, the bridge will operate in accordance with drawbridge operating regulations set out in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Part 117.733(e). Mariners able to pass under the closed span may do so, adjust their transit accordingly and use caution when transiting the area. (5th District Bridge Branch)
The Cape May County Bridge Commission owns and operates the County Route 619,Townsend Inlet Drawbridge, mile 0.3, in Avalon, NJ. and plans a temporary deviation from the regulations governing it’s operation. They will deviate from that portion of the regulation 33 CFR 117.757 by temporarily requiring that the bridge need not be opened between 5 a.m. on March 1, 2011 and 5 p.m. on April 30, 2011. Mariners will be able to take a detour through Corsons Inlet eight miles to the north or Hereford Inlet eight miles to the south. Mariners that can may pass beneath the closed span with its 23 feet of vertical clearance. (5th District LNM 07)
The Cape May County Bridge Commission owns and operates the County Route 619, Grassy Sound Channel Drawbridge, mile 1.0, in North Wildwood, NJ. and plans a temporary deviation from the regulations governing it’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 March 1, 2011 and 5 p.m. on April 30, 2011. Mariners will be able to take a detour through the nearby Great Channel Drawbridge. Mariners that can, may pass beneath the closed span with its 15 feet of vertical clearance. (5th District LNM 07)
Mariners are advised that cleaning and painting operations will be performed at the Dorset Avenue Bridge, at ICW mile 71.2, across Inside Thorofare in Ventnor City, New Jersey. Beginning at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, until and including 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2011, the cleaning and painting require immobilizing half of the draw span to single-leaf operation so passage through the bridge will be limited to a 25-foot width for the duration of the project. The opposite connecting span while not under repair will continue to open for vessels with a work boat occupying the channel under the bridge. The work boat can be moved immediately if an opening is required. Furthermore, mariners requiring the full opening of the lift spans will be directed to use the Atlantic Ocean as the alternate route and are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area. (From the 5th District Bridge Branch)
ICW – Point Pleasant Canal – Route 88 (vertical-lift) Bridge – Closed to navigation until 2359 on 15 APR 11, to facilitate electrical and mechanical repairs. (5th District LNM 14)
Shoaling has been reported encroaching into the channel in the vicinity of NJICW Light 153 (LLNR 35620). Mariners should use extreme caution when transiting the area. (5th District LNM 14)
Delmarva Hydrographic Surveys:
The M/V ATLANTIC SURVEYOR (call sign WTR5417) will be conducting hydrographic surveying operations off the DELMARVA Peninsula from Metomkin Island to Hog Island, Virginia out to 25nms from 07 April until 30 November, 2011. Operations will be conducted 24 hours a day. The vessel will be towing a side scan sonar and will display lights and dayshapes for restricted maneuvering vessel. VHF-FM Channels 13, 16 and 10 will be monitored. It is requested that all vessels give a wide berth to avoid fouling the towed equipment or interfering with the survey operations. (5th District LNM 14)
Rehobeth Bay Shoaling:
Shoaling to a depth of 1.0-3.0 feet MLW has been reported extending across the channel in the vicinity of Rehoboth Bay Channel Buoy 20 and Rehoboth Bay Channel Buoy 21. Mariners should use extreme caution when transiting the area. (5th District LNM 15)
Harts Island Hazards:
Steel pipe hazards to navigation visible at MLW have been reported along the channel limits in the vicinity of Harts Island Channel Light 9. Mariners should exercise extreme caution when transiting the area. (5th District LNM 15)
Virginia Inside Passage:
On or about 20 April, 2011, the Coast Guard will make the following changes:
A. Change Virginia Inside Passage Light 249 to Virginia Inside Passage Daybeacon 249.
B. Disestablish North Inlet Light 1 and establish North Inlet Lighted Wreck Buoy 1WR. (5th District LNM 14)
Shoaling to a depth of 3.9 ft MLW has been reported between VIP Daybeacon 122 and Wachapreague Channel Light 10 and shoaling ranging from 3.0 ft to 4.6 ft MLW from VIP Light 124 TO VIP Light 126. Mariners should use extreme caution when transiting the area. (5th District LNM 14)
James River Shipping Channel Shoaling:
Shoaling to a depth of 20.0 feet MLW has been reported approximately 700 yards west of the Turkey Island Cutoff in approximate position 37-21-12N, 077-16-50W. Mariners should use extreme caution when transiting the area. (5th District LNM 15)
Norfolk Harbor Dredging:
The dredge PULLEN will be conducting dredging operations in the Elizabeth River from Lamberts Point to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth from 15 April until 31 October, 2011. Dredge material will be removed by tug and scow to the Craney Island Disposal area. The dredge will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 and 16. (5th District LNM 15)
No Openings for Rt. 64 High Level Bridge, AICW Mile 7.1:
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, MARINERS ARE ADVISED THAT THE I-64/HIGH RISE BRIDGE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN BRANCH OF THE ELIZABETH RIVER, AIWW MILE 7.1, AT CHESAPEAKE, VA, IS UNABLE TO OPEN TO VESSEL TRAFFIC DUE TO ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS. THE AVAILABLE VERTICAL CLEARANCE IN THE CLOSED POSITION TO VESSELS IS APPROX 65 FEET ABOVE MEAN HIGH WATER. MARINERS SHOULD ADJUST THEIR TRANSITS ACCORDINGLY. (Fifth District Bridge Branch)
Norfolk Naval Base Dredging:
Norfolk Dredging Co. DREDGE 428 will be conducting dredging operations at the Norfolk Naval Base Pier 11 from April 11 until 31 August, 2011. Dredge material will be removed by tug and scow to the Upper James River until 15 June when disposal will be shifted to the Craney Island Disposal area. The dredge will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 and 16. (5th District LNM 14)
New Pasquotank River Bridge Permit Issued:
AIWW (Alternate Route) – Pasquotank River – US 158 (lift) Bridge – CGHQ issued CG Bridge Permit P (1-11-05) dated 7 APR 11. NCDOT proposes to replace existing eastbound structure with a wider drawbridge. (5th District LNM 15)
Adams Creek AICW Aids to be Discontinued:
The U. S. Coast Guard proposes to discontinue the following aids to navigation:
A. Adams Creek Range A Front Light 7 (LLNR 38310).
B. Adams Creek Range A Rear Light (LLNR 38315).
C. Adams Creek Range B Front Light 9 (LLNR 38330).
D. Adams Creek Range B Rear Light (LLNR 38335).
Comments on this proposal should be forwarded to Mr. Tom Flynn at (757) 398-6229, e-mail Thomas.W.Flynn@uscg.mil NOT LATER THAN 01 June 2011. (5th District LNM 12)
Ocracoke Inlet Shoaling (Not on the AICW):
Shoaling to a depth of 4.0 feet MLW has been reported in the vicinity of Ocracoke Inlet Lighted Buoy 16 (LLNR 28940). Mariners should use extreme caution when transiting the area. (5th District LNM 14)
Shoaling at Entrance to Ocracoke Harbor (Not on the AICW):
Severe shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of Teaches Hole Channel Lighted Buoy 20 (LLNR 28955). Mariners should use extreme caution when transiting the area. (5th District LNM 15)
Masonboro Inlet Shoaling (Not on the AICW):
Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of Masonboro Inlet Lighted Buoy 8 (LLNR 30185). Mariners should use extreme caution when transiting the area. (5th District LNM 14)
New Topsail Inlet, NC, AICW Dredging:
The dredges CHARLESTON and JEKYLL ISALND will be conducting dredging operations in the AIWW in the vicinity of Top Sail Inlet and Banks Channel until 30 April, 2011. A submerged pipeline will be transit from the dredging area to Top Sail Beach. The dredges will monitor VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. (5th District LNM 12)
Sunny Point (Cape Fear River) Dredging:
The dredge RICHMOND will be conducting dredging operations in the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point Basin from 5 April until 15 April, 2011. The dredge will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 and 16. (5th District LNM 15)
USCG First District
Coastal Waters from Eastport, Maine to Shrewsbury, New Jersey
More Radio Activated Fog Signals in New England Waters:
The Coast Guard will be making the following changes to the listed aids to navigation:
Whaleback Island Light (LLNR 200)
Block Island Breakwater Light 3 (LLNR 19720)
Hog Island Shoal Light (LLNR 18145)
The fog signal is radio activated. During times of reduced visibility, mariners are requested to turn their VHF-FM radio to channel 83A/157.175MHZ. By keying their microphone, 5 times consecutively, while on channel 83A, this will activate the fog signal for 45 minutes. (First District LNM 14)
Security Zones Requested for Cruise Ships:
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND
33 CFR Part 165
[Docket No. USCG–2010–0803]
Security Zones; Sector Southeastern
New England Captain of the Port Zone
AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.
ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.
SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes a permanent regulation that would create security zones around cruise ships in the Southeastern New England Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone. These security zones are nearly identical to security zones currently put in place by a temporary final rule. The proposed rule would create a 100-yard radius security zone encompassing all navigable waters around any cruise ship anchored or moored and 200-yard radius security zone encompassing all navigable waters around any cruise ship underway that is being escorted by Coast Guard or law enforcement agencies assisting the Coast Guard. These zones are needed to protect cruise ships and the public from destruction, loss, or injury from sabotage, subversive acts, or other malicious acts of a similar nature. Persons or vessels may not enter these security zones without permission of the COTP or a COTP designated representative.
DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before May 5, 2011. Requests for public meetings must be received by the Coast Guard on or before April 12, 2011.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG–2010–0803 using any one of the following methods:
(1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
(2) Fax: 202–493–2251.
(3) Mail: Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590–0001.
(4) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202–366–9329.
To avoid duplication, please use only one of these methods. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this proposed rule, call Mr. Edward G. LeBlanc, Chief, Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England, at 401–435–2351, or Edward.G.LeBlanc@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing or submitting material to the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. (First District LNM 14)
Cruise Ship/USCG Exercise and Test, Maine:
The Coast Guard will conduct an exercise and demonstration with the Cruise Ship MAASDAM to test their GMDSS systems. The MF/HF, VHF-DSC radios, EPIRB, RADAR SART, AIS SART, AIS-B transponder, and a Date Marker Buoy that is equipped with a AIS transponder will be activated in the general Anchorage Area (110.130). The exercise will be conducted from 8am to 4pm on May 13, 2011. All mariners are advised to transit the area with caution. (First District LNM 15)
New Hampshire Pollution Boom Mooring Balls:
Until further notice the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has temporarily established pollution boom mooring buoys in the following locations: one (1) mooring buoy is located in position 43-07.31n 070-49.42w, approximately 150 yards south of Piscataquis River Buoy 16 (LLNR 8545). Three (3) mooring buoys are located within positions 43-07.36n 070-50.86w and 43-07.34n 070-51.02w, approximately 500 yards east of Hen Island Ledge Buoy 1 (LLNR 8570). Seven (7) mooring buoys are located within positions 43-07.12n 070-51.88w and 43-06.81n 070-51.39w, approximately 1000 yards southeast of Fox Point Rock Buoy 3 (LLNR 8580). Mooring buoys in these locations obstruct the navigable waterway. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting these areas. (First District LNM 15)
New Bedford Anchorage Ground Change:
The US Coast Guard proposes to amend an existing anchorage ground in New Bedford that overlaps a pilot underwater cap on a Superfund Site. It also proposes to establish a regulated navigation area (RNA) for waters above the Superfund Site. Comments on the proposals should be submitted by May 12. 76 Fed. Reg. 20287 (April 12, 2011) http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2011/pdf/2011-8518.pdf . (First District LNM 15)
Right Whale Study, Cape Cod:
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is doing a Right Whale study until 14 May 2011. On scene are four moorings in the following positions:
near surface A
41 56.998 N
70 15.802 W
near surface B
41 55.101 N
70 22.600 W
near surface C
41 52.001 N
70 15.499 W
sea bed array
41 56.986 N
70 15.817 W
Sunken Vessel Report:
The Coast Guard has received a report of a sunken vessel in (PA) 40-44-020.100N 072-55-014. Mariners are requested to proceed with caution. (First District LNM 15)
Voyage for Autism:
Mariners are advised that a long-distance solo rowing effort from Washington, DC to New York, NY is scheduled to commence on April 16, 2011 (or April 17, 2011) and transit waters that include the Raritan River and either the Arthur Kill to the Upper Bay or the Raritan Bay to the Lower Bay to end on the Hudson River, FDNY Station Marine One. “The Voyage for Autism Awareness” includes rowing/sailing a 17-foot home-built, wooden dory over 425 miles and stopping at Fire Boat Stations in Baltimore, MD and Philadelphia, PA and NJ before arriving in New York on April 30, 2011. The dory will be accompanied by a motorized support boat. Additional information is available at http://voyageforautism.blogspot.com/. For any comments or questions, contact Coast Guard Sector New York, Waterways Management Division, at (718) 354-4197 or Doug.Zook@uscg.mil. (First District LNM 15)
Change in Anchorage Proposal, Hudson River:
The US Coast Guard is revising Anchorage Ground No. 19 located east of the Weehawken-Edgewater Federal Channel on the Hudson River. The revision comes into effect on May 13. 76 Fed. Reg. 20524 (April 13, 2011) http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2011/pdf/2011-8827.pdf . (First District LNM 15)
Long Island Dredging:
Dredging is being done in Jones Inlet & Reynolds Channel until approximately 15 May 2011. Two buoys will be on scene in (PA) North 40-35.583N 073-34-457W and South 40-35.565N 073-34.454W. Mariners are requested to proceed with caution while transiting the area. (First District LNM 15)
Hudson Canyon Research and Testing:
The US Navy will be conducting research and testing operations in an area approximately 70nm ESE of Long Island in the Hudson Canyon area. The operations will take place from 7 April 2011 thru 23 April 2011 within a box defined by the following corner points:
NW corner: 40 deg 03 min N, 72 deg 36 min W
NE corner: 40 deg 31 min N, 70 deg 38 min W
SW corner: 39 deg 34 min N, 72 deg 22 min W
SE corner: 40 deg 03 min N, 70 deg 24 min W
In this area and during this time frame there will be numerous sub-surface obstructions posing a severe threat to trawl and drag nets as well as transiting surface craft. If possible, vessels should regard this as an area to be avoided or transit with caution. (First District LNM 12)
Diving and Sonar Surveys, Hudson Project:
Randive and Alpine Ocean Inc. will be conducting side scan sonar surveys along the Hudson Project power cable route between Edgewater, NJ and West 49th Street / Pier 88 Manhattan, from April 7 to May 6, 2011. Work hours are Monday to Friday during daylight hours. Diving operations will be conducted at slack water to identify targets along the route that may impede future cable installation. The 30’ dive boat BECKY ANN can move within 10 minutes notice to not impede commercial navigation with notice via CH 13. The BECKY ANN will notify Vessel Traffic Service New York (VTSNY) on VHF CH 14 fifteen minutes prior to starting, and upon completion, of each dive operation. No diving operations will be authorized if visibility is less than one nautical mile. The on-scene points of contact are Mr. Keith Michalski at 732.991.2274 or Mr. Kurt Erlandson at 732.991.2273 or the M/V BECKY ANN on VHF CH 13. Vessels with concerns about the location within the channel should immediately notify VTSNY via CH 11, Phone: 718.354.4088, or D01-SMB-VTS-WatchOfficer@uscg.mil. (First District LNM 15)
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.