East Coast Alerts
By Mel Neale
St. Augustine Anchoring Update:
Heads up if you anchor in St. Augustine, Florida: Please visit www.boatus.com/gov for information on a May 19th meeting on local anchoring ordnances.*
*Italicized text above and below indicates our comment or paraphrase. Plain text is copied from the Notices to Mariners or other sources given.
Alligator River Bridge Repairs:
BRIDGE REPAIRS WILL BE CONDUCTED ON THE ALLIGATOR RIVER SWING BRIDGE BY WAFF CONTRACTING FROM MAY 2, 2011 UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2011. DURING OPERATIONS ONE SIDE OF THE SWING BRIDGE OPENING WILL BE BLOCKED BY BARGES. MARINERS ARE URGED TO TRANSIT THE AREA WITH CAUTION. THE CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISOR MAY BE CONTACTED ON VHF-FM CHANNELS 13 OR 16. (Fifth District Bridge Branch)
St. Augustine Inlet Shoaling:
Due to Shoaling on the south side of the channel St Augustine Inlet Temporary LB 5A has been changed to 5B position 29-54-44.830N 081-16-36.786W. And a Temporary BUOY 5A has been established in position 29-54-48.338N 081-16-22.501W. All mariners are advised to exercise caution while transition the area. (7th District LNM 19)
Virginia Cut Bridge Closures:
This latest bridge closure runs concurrent with the restricted operation approved for the Centerville Turnpike (SR170) Bridge scheduled for Saturday May 14, 2011 between 0800 to 1200 hrs. (See below). Marine traffic would be allowed through the North Landing (S165) Bridge at the 8 a.m. opening and we would return to normal schedule by 12 p.m.
MARINERS ARE ADVISED THAT THE NORTH LANDING BRIDGE (HWY 165) AT MILE 20.2 IN CHESAPEAKE, VA WILL BE CLOSED TO VESSELS REQUIRING AN OPENING ON SATURDAY MAY, 14, 2011 FROM 8:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M. MARINERS SHOULD ADJUST THEIR TRANSITS ACCORDINGLY.
Mariners are advised that the Centerville Turnpike (SR170) Swing Bridge, at AIWW mile 15.2, across the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal in Chesapeake VA, will be allowed to operate under a temporary deviation to facilitate urgent mechanical and structural repairs on the following dates:
Saturday May 14, 2011; Sunday May 15, 2011; Saturday June 4, 2011; and Sunday June 5, 2011. Under this temporary deviation, on the four specific dates listed above, the drawbridge will operate on a 4-hour opening schedule.
Accordingly, on Saturday May 14, 2011, the drawbridge will open on signal at: 8 a.m., 12 p.m., 4 p.m., and 8 p.m. On Sunday May 15, 2011, the drawbridge will open on signal at: midnight, 4 a.m., 8 a.m., 12 p.m., 4 p.m., and 8 p.m.
On Saturday June 4, 2011, the drawbridge will open on signal at: 8 a.m., 12 p.m., 4 p.m., and 8 p.m.; and, on Sunday June 5, 2011, the drawbridge will open on signal at: midnight, 4 a.m., 8 a.m., 12 p.m., 4 p.m., and 8 p.m. If all of the mechanical and structural work is completed on May 14-15, 2011, then the deviation will not be enforced for June 4-5, 2011. A notice will be released for mariners should the deviation be cancelled for June 4-5, 2011.
Mariners should adjust their transits accordingly and use extreme caution when transiting the area. (5th District Bridge Branch)
Printable Digital NOAA Charts:
NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey now provides printable digital files of the up-to-date NOAA nautical charts for the Coast Guard to use in performing the nation’s business. You may download the files and plot them or have them plotted under agency control. Details and downloading are at http://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/fedgovsupport/. (Fifth District LNM 18)
Possible Unreliable GPS Signal, Patuxent River:
THE GPS NAVIGATION SIGNAL MAY BE UNRELIABLE DUE TO TESTING ON GPS FREQUENCIES USED BY SHIPBOARD NAVIGATION AND HANDHELD SYSTEMS ALONG PORTIONS OF THE PATUXENT RIVER WITH AN APPROXIMATE TESTING CENTER POINT OF 38 15.42 N 076 26.02 W, WITH A POSSIBLE IMPACT RADIUS OF 15 NM FROM CENTER POINT. MARINERS USING SYSTEMS THAT RELY ON GPS, SUCH AS E-911, AIS AND DSC, MAY BE AFFECTED. THE GPS TESTING IS SCHEDULED TO BE CONDUCTED 21 APR 2011 - 27 MAY 2011 FROM 1300Z - 2300Z. MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT THE COAST GUARD NAVIGATION CENTER WEB SITE WWW.NAVCEN.USCG.GOV. DURING THIS PERIOD, GPS USERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT ANY GPS SERVICE OUTAGES THAT THEY MAY EXPERIENCE TO THE NAVIGATION INFORMATION SERVICE (NIS) BY CALLING (703) 313-5900 OR BY USING THE NAVCEN WEB SITE TO SUBMIT A GPS PROBLEM REPORT. (5th District LNM 16)
NOTE: We have changed the format of the East Coast Alerts back to Geographical "North to South" orientation.
USCG First District
Coastal Waters from Eastport, Maine to Shrewsbury, New Jersey
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 17)
Channel Closure at Chelsea Street Bridge:
Construction of the new Chelsea Street Bridge, mile 1.2, across the Chelsea River between Chelsea and East Boston, Massachusetts is ongoing. The Captain of the Port at Coast Guard Sector Boston, has authorized a 72 hour channel closure from 7 a.m. on June 6, through 7 a.m. on June 9, 2011 to facilitate the demolition of the old bridge lift span assembly. No vessel traffic may transit the bridge during the 72 hour channel closure. (First District LNM 18)
Shoaling in Scituate, New Inlet:
Shoaling has been reported from the North River Junction Buoy towards South River Buoy 2 (LLNR 12360). This area is reported as approximately 3.5 feet during low tide. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting the area, especially during extreme ebb tides. (First District LNM 19)
Troy Lock Open:
The US Army Corps of Engineers has announced that the Hudson River Troy Lock opened for the navigation season on May 6, 2011. Mariners are advised to contact the Lock on marine channel 13 or by telephone at 518-272-6442 to request passage when they are in the vicinity of the Lock. Mariners are also cautioned regarding high water conditions on the Hudson River and the presence of considerable floating debris. The Troy Lock will operate seven days per week between the hours of 6:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M. Commercial Traffic may request passage during non-scheduled operating hours (10:00 P.M. through 6:00 A.M.) by contacting the lock at 518-272-6442 at least twenty-four hours prior to requested passage. (First District LNM 19)
Long Island Sound, CT, Dredging:
Dredging will be done in the Patchogue River from 15-22 May 2011. The hours of operation will be 7 days a week, 20 hours a day. On scene will be the Dredge CURRITUCK. (First District LNM 19)
Dredging, New York Harbor:
zGreat Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) is conducting maintenance dredging operations in South Brother Island Channel on a 24-hour / 7 days per week basis, from on, or about, May 20 to June 14, 2011. The Dredge 54, Tugs Melvin Lemmerhirt, Allie B, and Sarah Dann, Survey Vessel Wolf River, and hopper barges will be on scene. Additional vessels may be used as necessary. South Brother Island Channel will not be closed to navigation and dredges will MOVE ON DEMAND or when directed to move by Vessel Traffic Service New York (VTSNY). Dredge positions will be reported via
VHF marine band radio referencing known geographical boundaries (i.e. 100 yards west of aton/point/etc). Dredges & support equipment are required to report their movements and positions to VTSNY on Channel 12 every two hours or anytime their position changes. VTSNY will provide these updates to the maritime community with their Traffic Reports. The Dredge will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 & 12. Mariners are requested to contact the dredge on Channel 13 to make any necessary passing or moving arrangements. GLDD will coordinate their dredging with VTSNY and the terminal operators to minimize the impact on the adjacent berths. There are no restrictions on the size of vessel which may request the dredge to move. Each vessel transiting in the vicinity of a work area where the dredge is located is required to do so at reduced speed to maintain maneuverability while minimizing the effects of wake and surge. VTSNY will continually assess conditions in the dredging zone and surrounding areas and may make further changes to navigation restrictions as necessary. Such changes will be disseminated by VTSNY, safety broadcasts, or publication online at http://homeport.uscg.mil/newyork > Waterways Management. (First District LNM 19)
Jamaica Bay Ribbed Mussels:
In May 2011, Biohabitats Inc. will be installing 3 ribbed mussels attached to wire mesh and cargo nets in the vicinity of Fresh Creek in positions: 40-38-39.9N / 073-53-10.9W, 40-39-39.6N / 073-53-11.5W, 40-38-40.3N / 073-53-10.5W. These ribbed mussels will be mounted to either side of the channel by posts which will be exposed above the surface at Mean High Water. There will be a 55’ clearing across in the center of the channel to allow for vessel traffic. These ribbed mussels will be in place until April 2012. POC for this project is Mr. Terry Doss at 973-748-9800. (First District LNM 19)
Navy Fleet Week Restrictions:
Mariners are advised that the U.S. Navy Fleet Week NYC parade of ships is scheduled to occur on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, between 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. An established 500-yards safety/ security zones will surround all Fleet Week 2011 participatory vessels and will be in effect for the duration of the parade. The parade of ships shall enter NY Harbor with a gun salute at Fort Hamilton/Verrazano Bridge; vessels will continue north and render honors adjacent to the World Trade Center site. Vessels then continue up the Hudson to their northern most point at the George Washington Bridge and return south to moor at their respective locations. Restricted Navigation Areas are in effect for Naval vessels moored at Stapleton, Homeport Piers and the Manhattan Passenger Ship Terminal, these are in effect from 8:00 a.m. May 24 until 8:00 p.m. June 1, 2011. For more information reference the Coast Guard Sector NY Advisory Notice online at: http://homeport.uscg.mil/newyork > WaterwaysManagement > .01 Advisory Notices or email D01-SMB-SecNY-SPW-MarineEvents@uscg.mil . Additional contacts at Sector New York: Lieutenant Junior Grade Eunice James, Eunice.A.James@uscg.mil, (718) 354-4163, Boatswain Mate First Class Paul Church, Paul.V.Church@uscg.mil, (718) 354-4352, Boatswain Mate First Class Douglas Zook, Douglas.B.Zook@uscg.mil, (718) 354-4197. (First District LNM 18)
Atlantic Highlands Breakwater Light Change:
The Coast Guard is considering making the following change to Aids to Navigation:
CHANGE Atlantic Highlands Breakwater Light (LLNR 35595) nominal range to 6NM.
REMOVE the Light List remark “Higher intensity beam northward”.
This proposal would incorporate Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology.
Interested Mariners are strongly encouraged to comment on this proposal in writing, either personally or through their organization. All comments will be carefully considered and are requested prior to 13 May 2011 to complete the process. Refer to Project No. 01-11-081. In addition to the address listed on the front cover, e-mail can be sent to: Jack.J.McLaughlin@uscg.mil and faxes to (617) 223-8291. (First District LNM 17)
Greenwood Lake, NJ, Boat Race:
Mariners are advised that the APBA Greenwood Lake Spring National power boat race is scheduled to be held on the waters of Greenwood Lake, Greenwood Lake, NJ on May 14-15, 2011 between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Approximately 40 high speed power boats (17 to 19 feet in length) will race on a one mile oval course in the vicinity of Brown’s Point. Interested mariners may contact Bill Pierce on marine band radio channel 16 VHF FM. (First District LNM 19)
USCG Fifth District
Coastal Waters from Shrewsbury River, New Jersey to Little River, South Carolina
NJ Bridges Updates:
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)
Mariners are advised beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, June 24, 2011 and ending at 2 a.m. on Monday June 27, 2011, the US40-322 (Albany Avenue) Bridge, at ICW mile 70.0, across Inside Thorofare in Atlantic City, NJ will operate on a restricted schedule. To facilitate the free movement of vehicles over the bridge during the Dave Matthews Band three-day series of concerts and fireworks display, the drawbridge will only open on signal at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m., and will open between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. with four hours advance notice provided. The drawbridge will not open on signal, except as provided in this paragraph. At all other times, the drawbridge will operate in accordance with the operating regulations set out in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Part 117.733(f). The available vertical clearance in the closed position is approximately 10 feet, above mean high water. Mariners able to pass under the closed span may do so and use caution when transiting the area. (5th District Bridge Branch)
Beach Nourishment on NJ Coast:
The hopper dredge R.N. WEEKS will be conducting beach nourishment dredging from Barnegat Inlet to Surf City from 01 May until 15 June, 2011. The dredge will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 and 16. A temporary submerged pipeline will run from the beach at approximate position 39-39-38N, 074-09-48W to a lighted pump out mono buoy 2,000 feet offshore. A NO WAKE transit is requested of all vessels passing the dredge and if necessary to clarify a SAFE PASSAGE contact the dredge on the appropriate VHF-FM channels. (5th District LNM 18)
Cape May Canal Fog Signal to Change:
The U. S. Coast Guard proposes to change the sound signal on Cape May Canal West Entrance North Jetty Light 11 (LL 1675) from a fog detector activated sound signal to a Marine Radio Activated Sound Signal (MRASS). A MRASS is activated by mariners keying their VHF-FM radio a designated number of times on a designated VHF-FM channel as stated in the Remarks Column of the Light List. The sound signal is activated for a period of 30 minutes after which the activated assistance automatically turns off. 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 18)
Ocean City, MD, Bridge Regs to Change:
Effective May 26, 2011, the Coast Guard is changing the regulations that govern the operation of the US 50 Bridge over Isle of Wight (Sinepuxent) Bay, mile 0.5 at Ocean City, MD. This final rule will require any mariner requesting an opening in the evening hours during the off-season, to do so before the tender office has vacated for the night. The change will ensure draw tender availability for every scheduled opening. The Coast Guard is also changing the waterway location from Isle of Wight Bay to Isle of Wight (Sinepuxent) Bay. This waterway is known locally as both, Isle of Wight Bay and Sinepuxent Bay. This change will ensure there is no confusion as to the referenced waterway. A copy of Public Notice 5-1220, which describes the changes in detail, can be obtained by writing to the address above or by calling (757) 398-6629 or by viewing at http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=pnBridges.Chart : 12211. (Fifth District LNM 18)
Chester River Hazard:
A rock visible at MLW has been reported at approximate position 38-58-18N, 076-12-36W about 100 feet from shore at Stoney Bar Bluff between Jackson Creek and Winchester Creek at Grasonville, MD. Mariners are urged to use caution when transiting this waterway. (Fifth District LNM 19)
Unmarked Tug Anchored in Upper Potomac:
The tug BOURNE is anchored in the Upper Potomac River , east of the federal navigational channel near National Harbor, MD in approximate position 38-46-54N, 077-02-06W. The vessel is not displaying required lights or dayshapes for a vessel at anchor. Mariners are urged to use caution when transiting this waterway. (5th District LNM 18)
Piankatank River Bridge Fender Replacement:
All interested parties are notified that an application from the Virginia Department of Transportation has been received by the Commander, Fifth Coast Guard District for approval of a replacement bridge fender system at the Piankatank River, mile 10.4 at Mathews and Middlesex Counties, VA. Comments on this proposal should be forwarded to the above address attention (dpb) NO LATER THAN May 31, 2011. A copy of Public Notice 5-1218, which describes the proposal in detail, can be obtained by calling (757) 398-6629 or by viewing at http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=pnBridges. (5th District LNM 18)
More VIP Shoaling:
Shoaling in the VIP/North Channel has been reported as below:
A. To a depth of 3.0 feet MLW between Virginia Inside Passage Light 270 (LLNR 6595) and Virginia Inside Passage Light 267 (LLNR 6590) .
B. To a depth of 0.0 feet MLW between Virginia Inside Passage Light 255 (LLNR 6540) and Virginia Inside Passage Light 2648(LLNR 6510) .
C. To a depth of 5.0 feet MLW between North Channel Buoy 16 ( LLNR 21410) and North Channel Buoy 13 (LLNR 21400)
Mariners should adjust their transits accordingly and use extreme caution when transiting the area. (5th District LNM 18)
More Rudee Inlet Shoaling:
The City of Virginia Beach Survey of Rudee Inlet, dated April 29, 2011, indicates a least depth from 9.5 feet to 6.3 feet, MLLW, across the outbound channel from the approximate East end of the South Jetty extending East for approximately 200 feet. (5th District LNM 18)
Salt Ponds Dredging:
Crofton Diving will be mechanically dredging from a barge Salt Ponds Inner Harbor from 09 May until 31 August, 2011. A scow barge and push boat will assist. A mooring buoy will be placed outside the inlet in approximate position37-03.2N, 076-16.6W. The barge will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 and 16. A NO WAKE transit is requested of all vessels passing the dredge and if necessary to clarify a SAFE PASSAGE contact the dredge on the appropriate VHF-FM channels. (5th District LNM 18)
Hampton Roads NIT Dredging:
The dredge LEXINGTON will be conducting dredging operations in the Norfolk Harbor Reach from Elizabeth River Channel Lighted Buoy 7 (LLNR 9475) to Elizabeth River Channel Lighted Buoy 25 (LLNR 9710) and Norfolk International Terminal Container Piers North and South from 09 May until 21 October, 2011. The dredge will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 and 16. A NO WAKE transit is requested of all vessels passing the dredge and if necessary to clarify a SAFE PASSAGE contact the dredge on the appropriate VHF-FM channels. (5th District LNM 18)
I-64 High Rise Repairs:
MARINERS ARE ADVISED THAT REPAIRS TO THE I-64 HIGH RISE BRIDGE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN BRANCH OF THE ELIZABETH RIVER IN CHESAPEAKE, VA WILL BEGIN MAY 23, 2011 AND CONTINUE THROUGH JUNE 19, 2011. MARINERS CAN EXPECT ONE TUG AND ONE BARGE WORKING IN THE CHANNEL UNDER THE BRIDGE. THE CHANNEL WILL REMAIN OPEN TO VESSEL TRAFFIC. HOWEVER, MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TO USE CAUTION AND BARE STEERAGE WHEN TRANSITING THE AREA. (5th District Bridge Branch)
Core Creek (AICW) Dredging
The dredge RICHMOND will be conducting dredging operations in Core Creek from 20 April until 20 May, 2011. The dredge will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 and 16. (5th District LNM 16)
Coastal Waters from Little River, South Carolina to Panama City, Florida
Construction Barges in Rock Pile:
Cape Romain Contractors will be installing a new wastewater treatment plant discharge diffuser into the waterway. Duration will be starting April 21, 2011 and lasting approximately 45 days. Location will be Horry County, SC., approximately 2 miles south of Little River Swing Bridge. There will be two barges in the channel off the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and will not obstruct other marine traffic from passing safely. For additional information please contact Mr. E. Horry Parker (office) 843-884-5167 or (cell) 843-514-1269. All mariners are advised to transit the area with caution. (7th District LNM 17) A boater reported on April 28, 2011, that a barge obstructed about half of the very narrow channel here. Be reminded that the edge of this channel is bordered by jagged rocks that extend out to the channel edges. Some are marked with daybeacons, some are not. They are not visible at high tide.
Dredging for Beach Nourishment, South Amelia Island:
Marinex Construction will commence dredging operations on or about May 4, 2011. The dredging operations will continue on a 24 hour per day, 7 days per week basis until approximately September 30, 2011. The project will be in the vicinity of Nassau Sound and extend from Amelia River, Quarantine Reach red marker 4 and green marker 5 to Nassau Sound Offshore marker N6A. The Dredge SAVANNAH will monitor VHF Channels 13 and 16. For additional information please contact the Project Manager, Mr. Thomas Payne 843-722-9083. (7th District LNM 17)
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)
Okeechobee Waterway Update:
On May 11, 2011 the lake level was reported at 10.65 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.
Check ahead for drought restrictions on the Okeechobee Waterway locks. A Notice to Navigation Interests 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.
Check for updates at http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Divisions/Operations/Branches/Navigation/NavNotices.htm
Shuttle Launch Update:
Eastern Range will be conducting hazardous operations surface to unlimited within the following areas.
From 28-37N 080-43W
To 29-09N 080-06W
To 29-01N 079-57W
To 28-28N 080-33W
From 30-02N 079-51W
To 30-53N 079-01W
To 30-09N 078-10W
To 29-26N 079-09W
Primary Launch Day: 161246Z thru 161415Z May 2011
Secondary Launch Day: 171218Z thru 171349Z May 2011 or 181158Z thru 181327Z May 2011. (7th District LNM 19)
Navy Testing Key West:
The US NAVY will be conducting seal delivery vehicle and unmanned underwater vehicle training from 11-13 May and 16-17 May, 2011, at 1000 to 1600 LCL daily within the area listed below:
N24 27.868, W081 47.652
N24 27.868, W081 46.558
N24 26.868, W 081 46.558
N 24 26.868, W081 47.652
Deployed test equipment will be a hazard to navigation for any vessels transiting through the above area. (7th District LNM 18)
Port Manatee Dredging:
B.C. Peabody Construction Services will commence floating and staging submerged pipeline beginning on or about April 26, 2011. The dredge operations will start approximately on or around May 8, 2011 and ending approximately on or about January 1, 2012. The dredging operations will be conducted during daylight hours only - Sunrise to Sunset. All watercraft and floating pipeline will be lighted and clearly marked. The Dredge BARRACUDA and associated skiff & barge and push boat will monitor VHF CH 16 and 89. For additional information, please contact the Project Manager, Mr. Wayne Riley 305-903-9009. All mariners are advised to transit the area with caution. (7th District LNM 17)
Florida Bridge Update: From the USCG 7th District LNM 19/2011:
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.
Indian River Bridge: The Indian River Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Cape Canaveral, Florida is being repaired. The bridge will be closed to navigation from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. daily May 6 through May 8, May 13 through May 15, May 20 through May 22 and May 27 through May 29, 2011. The bridge will operate normally at all other times.
Indian Street Bridge: The contractor constructing the Indian Street Bridge across the south fork of the St. Lucie Canal has advised this office that they have started construction of the portion of the bridge that crosses the St. Lucie Lagoon. They have installed a temporary trestle and floating turbidity barrier in this area. This portion of the work is expected to continue through June 2011. The contractor will be providing additional information prior to starting the portion of the bridge that crosses the South Fork of the St. Lucie Canal.
Wilson Piggot Bridge: The Wilson Piggott Bridge will be on single-leaf operations from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily on May 9, May 10, May 14, May 15, May 16, May 20 and May 21, 2011. A double-leaf opening will be available with a six hour notice to the bridge tender.
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.