East Coast Alerts

By Mel Neale

Attention Snowbirds

Matanzas Inlet AICW Dredging Again:
            Cottrell Contracting will commence dredging operations in the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway South of Matanzas Inlet, St John’s County. The work will be ongoing from June 12, 2011 through September 15, 2011 and will take place from 500FT north of Matanzas River TEMP Buoy 80B to 1600FT south of Matanzas River DBN 92.
            The dredge MARION will monitor VHF Channels 13 and 16. Dredging operations will be conducted 24 hours a day 7 days a week. All mariners are advised to use extreme caution when approaching, passing or leaving the area of operations. A slow NO WAKE speed is requested of transiting vessels and all vessels are requested to contact the dredge prior to passing. For further information please contact the Project manager Mr. Michael Kay at 757-547-9611. (7th District LNM 23)*

*Italicized text above and below indicates our comment or paraphrase.  Plain text is copied from the Notices to Mariners or other sources given.

Indiantown Road Bridge (AICW Mile 1006.2) Update: 
            Bridge work will start on the Indiantown Road (SR 706) Bridge on June 13, 2011; but is not expected to impact the operation of the bridge until June 20, 2011.
            Due to painting operations, the SR 706 (Indiantown Road) Bridge, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 1006.2, Jupiter, Palm Beach County, Florida operating schedule will be changed starting June 20, 2011, as follows:
            The Indiantown Road Bridge will be allowed to remain closed to navigation from:
7:05 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. daily, seven days a week through August 30, 2011.
9:05 p.m. to 5:55 a.m. nightly for a period of 30 days.
            The start date for this portion of the operation is July 5, 2011 and will continue until for 30 days. This may be extended due to weather. Updates will be published in a future Local Notice to Mariners.
            At all other times the bridge will open on the hour at the top of the hour.
            Due to scaffolding, the vertical clearance will be reduced by three feet from July 20, 2011 through August 30, 2011.
            During the July 4th weekend this bridge will open on the published twice an hour schedule. (7th District LNM 23)
            NOTE: Southbound, this bridge is just beyond a blind curve, so be aware of this schedule change and of the strong current due to its proximity to Jupiter Inlet)

Shoaling in Kent Narrows:
            Due to shoaling the following changes will take place in Kent Island Narrows on or about 30 June, 2011:
A. Kent Island Narrows North Approach Lighted Buoy 3 (LLNR 26417) will be established in approximate position 38-59-02.021N, 076-14-35.164W, FL G 4s.
B. Kent Island Narrows North Approach Light 3 (LLNR 26420) will be changed to Light 4, Fl R 4s.
C. Kent Island Narrows North Approach Light 4 (LLNR 26425) will be changed to Warning Daybeacon A worded “DANGER SHOAL”. (5th District LNM 23)

Special Notices

NOTE: This is the season of fireworks displays, sailing events, regattas, races, rowing, tall ships visiting, swimming around islands and across bays and many other types of summer events. There are far too many to list here. Bridges may be closed, channels inaccessible and waterways blocked, usually only for a few hours. Events for each USCG District are listed either within the body of the Local Notice to Mariners or as an enclosure at the end. Check http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmMain.

NE Florida Hazardous Ops:
            The operation will be conducted from 0000-2359 local daily 06 JUNE to 12 JUNE in the following areas:
30-45N 080-54W TO 30-45N 080-11W TO 30-36N 080-11W TO 30-33N 080-55W TO 29-20N 079-50W TO 29-20N 079-40W TO 29-10N 079-40W TO 29-10N 079-50W TO 30-00N 081-00W TO 30-00N 080-50W TO 29-50N 080-50W TO 29-50N 081-00W TO 30-45N 080-11W TO 30-45N 079-40W TO 30-37.5N 079-40W TO 30-36N 080-11W TO 30-40N 079-30W TO 30-40N TO 079-10W TO 31-00N 079-30W TO 31-00N 079-10W
            There are seven unrecovered inert mines in the following area:
30-10N TO 081-00W TO 30-10N 080-40W TO 30-00N 081-00W TO 30-00N 80-40W. (7th District LNM 23)

Mobile AL DGPS Site Gone:
            The Mobile Point DGPS site has been decommissioned. An updated map of the U.S. DGPS Sites and Identification Numbers. (7th District LNM 22)

            The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) have identified numerous locations on the Atlantic Continental Shelf for potential development of Offshore Renewable Energy Installation (OREI) sites. This initiative has the potential to impact maritime traffic along the entire Atlantic coast. LANTAREA is sponsoring an Atlantic Coast Port Access Routes Study (ACPARS) for the entire Atlantic coast (Maine to Florida), to examine these potential impacts, identify mitigation measures, and facilitate balancing multiple, and possibly competing, uses of the waters along the Atlantic coast.
            In order to provide safe access routes for the movement of vessel traffic proceeding to or from ports or places along the eastern seaboard of the United States, the Coast Guard is conducting a Port Access Route Study (PARS) to evaluate the continued applicability of, and the need for modifications to, current vessel routing measures. The data gathered during this Atlantic Coast PARS may result in establishment of one or more new vessel routing measures, modification of existing routing measures, or disestablishment of existing routing measures off the Atlantic Coast between Maine and Florida. Mariners are encouraged to submit comments before the deadline, August 9, 2011. 76 Fed. Reg. 7288 (May 11, 2011) http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-05-11/pdf/2011-11483.pdf
            Mission: Conduct an aggressive port level outreach campaign to ensure Atlantic coast MTS stakeholders are cognizant of the ACPARS and are afforded the opportunity to provide input to the study, either directly to the official record or through local stakeholder meetings. Utilize regional partnerships and relationships between LANTAREA Coast Guard units and local port partners to gather Atlantic coast MTS user information, comments and concerns to be included in ACPARS considerations and study findings. We encourage stakeholders to comment to the docket. (5th and 7th District LNMs 20)

USCG First District
Coastal Waters from Eastport, Maine to Shrewsbury, New Jersey

New Bedford Harbor:
            Mariners are advised that NSTAR has contracted Charter Environmental to conduct site remediation and deploy a silt/turbidity curtain in the vicinity of 41° 37' 53.56N, 70° 55' 8.09W. The 350-ft turbidity curtain will be marked with buoys, signs, and white flashing lights. The turbidity curtain will remain in place from June 7, 2011 until approximately November 2011. Mariners are advised to proceed with caution while transiting the area. (First District LNM 23)

Hazardous Ops off NE Coast:
            Hazardous operations will be conducted from 0000z on 10 June 11 to 0000z on 14 June 11 in a 20NM radius circle centered around 40-03n7, 071-09w7. Mariners should avoid this area and use caution while transiting the surrounding waters. (First District LNM 23) NOTE: While this was copied directly from the LNM, there is some question in our minds as to the exact location due to possible  incorrect placement of numbers and letters in the given coordinates. If you are operating near the area of 40 degrees three minutes N and 71 degrees nine minutes W on these dates, stay away from this 20 mile radius circle, proceed cautiously, and listen for local notices and announcements.

NOAA Survey in Narragansett Bay: 
            NOAA Vessel 3002 will be conducting hydrographic survey from Point Judith north to the East and West Passages ending at Conannicut Point from 01 June-31 October 2011. Operations will be conducted between Monday and Friday from 0730 to 1700. When towed hydrographic instrumentation is deployed, 3002 will be limited in her ability to maneuver. NOAA Vessel 3002 is a 30 foot white hulled survey craft and can be identified on AIS. Mariners are requested to use caution when transiting the area and to contact NOAA Vessel 3002 on VHF-FM Channels 13 or 16. For additional information, contact LTJG Matthew Nardi, at (206) 619-2849 or matthew.nardi@noaa.gov. (First District LNM 22)

Connecticut Dredging:
            Dredging will be done in the Patchogue River & Clinton Harbor from 14-24 June 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 23)

Long Island NY Shoaling and Dredging:
            The 50 foot hydraulic dredge, HEMPSTEAD BAYS, will be operating on the northeast end of Point Lookout and bordering Reynolds Channel and Jones Inlet from June 1 - 30 2011. Mariners are requested to exercise caution when transiting the area. (First District LNM 23)
            The Coast Guard has received a report of shoaling in Jones Inlet in the vicinity of Jones Inlet Buoy 3 (LLNR 30920), Jones Inlet Buoy 4 (LLNR 30925), and Jones Inlet Buoy 5 (LLNR 30930). All mariners are advised to transit the area with caution as unexpected shoaling may be present. (First District LNM 23)

Lake Champlain High Water:
            Due to unusually high lake levels and shoreline flooding all Private Aids to Navigation are considered to be unreliable. Mariners are advised to proceed with caution while transiting these areas. (First District LNM 23)

Gravesend Bay Explosive Hazard:
            The US Coast Guard is establishing a permanent safety zone within waters of Gravesend Bay, Brooklyn, New York to provide for protection from recently discovered underwater explosive hazards. The rule comes into effect on June 30. for more information please go to: 76 Fed. Reg. 31233 (May 31, 2011). (First District LNM 22)

Barges and Diving Ops Roosevelt Island:
            Ken’s Marine Service will have two spud barges and two support vessels working within, and adjacent to, the charted Underwater Turbine Field along the eastern shore of Roosevelt Island, north of the Roosevelt Island Bridge. Work Hours are 0700-1900, during slack water, from June 6-10, 2011. Diving operations will also be conducted during this time. (First District LNM 21)

Port Jersey Channel Dredging:
            Weeks Marine is conducting dredging operations in Port Jersey Channel in the vicinity of the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission pipeline on a 24-hour/ 7 days per week basis beginning on, or about, June 13 until December 17, 2011. The Weeks 500 Clamshell Dredge (120’ x 54’), one assist Tug, and material scows will be on scene. Additional vessels may be used as necessary. Seavision Marine will also have a 120’ x 40’ (or 90’ x 30’) spud barge taking samples behind the Weeks 500 during this time. It will move outside of the channel whenever the Weeks 500 moves to the channels’ edge. Port Jersey Channel will not be closed to navigation and dredges will move to the channel’s edge within 30 minutes of notification from the passing vessel or when directed to move by Vessel Traffic Service New York (VTSNY). While Weeks Marine will move with 30 minutes notice when requested to promote safe navigation in the area, mariners are reminded that excessive movement requests that do not increase safe navigation may result in the dredge operation taking longer than expected to finish. The tug will be equipped with AIS. The dredges will not be equipped with AIS. Dredge positions will be reported via VHF marine band radio referencing the project dredge chart that will be emailed daily. Dredges & support equipment are required to report their movements and positions to VTSNY on Channel 14 every two hours or anytime their position changes. VTSNY will provide these updates to the maritime community with their Traffic Reports. The Dredges will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 & 14. Mariners are requested to contact the dredges on Channel 13 to make any necessary passing or moving arrangements. The Port Jersey Channel 4 buoy will be temporarily disestablished. Weeks Marine 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 barges, and/or dredges, are located is required to do so at reduced speed to maintain maneuverability while minimizing the effects of wake and surge. An additional dredge is expected on this project in early to mid July 2011. A revised CGAN will be issued. 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 23)

Upper New York Bay Debris Retrieval Ops:
            Caldwell Marine will carry out test plow and route debris retrieval operations for the Bayonne Energy Center power cable project. These operations will be conducted in Upper New York Bay, between IMTT Bayonne and Anchorage Channel to the Buttermilk Channel Range from on, or about June 9 – 16. Work hours are daily, 0600-1800. The Deck Barge CATHERINE (150’ x 60’), Hughes Barge 105 (105’ x 40’) alongside, will be on scene with the Tug EDDIE R, and Crewboat Alexis. The barge will be on a kedge anchor and proceeding at a speed of about 150 feet per hour depending upon the sediments encountered. The footprint of the vessels is about 500 feet wide by 1,850 feet long. IMTT Bayonne to Robbins Reef: Test plowing operations will be conducted in this area. The vessel can move within 60 minutes to not impede commercial navigation with notice via VHF CH 13. Robbins Reef to Anchorage 20-E: While conducting test plowing, and debris retrieval operations, along the cable route in, and adjacent to, Anchorage Channel, the vessel can move within 60 minutes notice to not impede commercial navigation via VHF CH 13. Final approval for debris retrieval will be provided by Vessel Traffic Service New York (VTSNY) based upon vessel traffic conditions at that time. Caldwell Marine will notify VTSNY on VHF CH 14 fifteen minutes prior to starting operations each day, and upon completion of operations each day. They are required to report their movements and positions to VTSNY on Channel 14 every two hours. No operations will be authorized if visibility is less than one nautical mile. Caldwell Marine will be posting updates every six hours regarding their vessels current position, and anticipated position six hour later, at https://sites.google.com/site/plowstat/. The on scene point of contact is Mr. Paul Larrabee at 732.620.3938 or Mr. Adam Brown at 732.620.4239. Vessels with concerns about the vessels’ location within the channel should immediately notify VTSNY via CH 11, Phone: 718.354.4088, or D01-SMB-VTS-WatchOfficer@uscg.mil. A chartlet of the work area is available at http://homeport.uscg.mil/newyork >Waterways Management > 01. Advisory Notices. (First District LNM 23)

USCG Fifth District
Coastal Waters from Shrewsbury River, New Jersey to Little River, South Carolina

NJ Bridge Restricted for Concert:
            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)

Delaware Bay Survey:
            The R/V BOLD will be conducting an underwater biological survey in Delaware Bay in the vicinity of Brown Shoal from 02 June until 09 June, 2011. The primary survey area is Redbird Reef . Operations will be conducted during daylight hours and will include diving and the towing of survey equipment which will limit the vessel's ability to maneuver. Dayshapes and diving operations flag will be displayed. Mariners are requested to transit at a NO WAKE speed and contact R/V BOLD on VHF-FM 16 if necessary. (5th District LNM 22)

Underwater Surveys in Kedges Straits, MD Eastern Shore:
            Mariners are advised that underwater surveys are scheduled to occur in the Kedges Straits from May 21, 2011 until June 30, 2011. During this time, the Maryland Historical Trust is conducting electronic remote sensing surveys using up to two vessels following linear survey lines in Kedges Straits. One of the vessels on scene may be the M/V ROPER from the Institute of Maritime History. Depending on the suite of equipment being used cables may be towed 100 feet behind these vessels. Markers will be used and the cable will have colored floats on it. Mariners are requested not to pass between the floats and the survey vessel towing it. Interested mariners may contact the 27-foot Maycraft workboat, call sign “Maryland State Survey vessel”, or the 36-foo t trawler M/V ROPER, via marine band radio channel 16 VHF-FM. (5th District LNM 21)

Chesapeake Bay Entrance Channel Update:
            In December 2010 Chesapeake Channel Lighted Buoy 9 (LLNR 7075) was relocated approximately 200’ outside the channel limit in 53.3’ MLLW, for dredging operations. This relocation was supposed to be temporary; but this office has received several requests to leave this buoy in its present location. On or about July 12, 2011 the assigned position for Chesapeake Channel will be: 37 - 00 - 10.5256N, 076 - 01 - 51.9102W. Comments can be mailed to:
Commander (dpw)
Fifth Coast Guard District
439 Crawford Street, Room 100
Portsmouth, VA. 23704-5004
Attn.: Albert Grimes Or email comments to: Albert.L.Grimes@uscg.mil. (5th District LNM 23)

Dredging at USCG Station, Craney Island:
            The dredge MOBRO 112 will be conducting dredging operations at the U.S. Coast Guard Base Craney Island from 13 June, 2011 until completion. The dredge will monitor VHF-FM Channel 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 23)

Money Point Sediment Restoration Project:
            McLean Contracting is doing a sediment restoration project until 11 October 2011, at Money Point on the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in front of the Hess Corporation Facility. Dredging will be on the shoreline and does not involve the main channel. Barges will be used to transport the dredge material to the Upper James River. The dredge and tug will monitor VHF-FM Channel 13 and 16. A NO WAKE transit is requested of all vessels passing the dredge or assisting tugs and if necessary to clarify a SAFE PASSAGE, contact the dredge on the appropriate VHF-FM channels. (5th District LNM 21)

Pamlico Sound Marine Corps Danger Zone Expanded:
Published in the Federal Regulations:    
...For the reasons stated in the preamble, the Corps is amending 33 CFR part 334 to read as follows:
¦ 1. The authority citation for 33 CFR Part 334 continues to read as follows: Authority: 40 Stat. 266 (33 U.S.C. 1) and 40 Stat. 892 (33 U.S.C. 3).
¦ 2. In § 334.420 add paragraphs (b)(1)(v) and (b)(2)(iii) to read as follows:
§ 334.420 Pamlico Sound and adjacent waters, N.C.; danger zones for Marine Corps operations.
* * * * *
(b) * * *
(1) * * *
(v) The waters within a circular band with an inner radius of 1.8 statute miles and an outer radius of 2.5 statute miles having its center at latitude 35°02′12″, longitude -76°28′00″.
(2) * * *
(iii) The areas described in paragraph (b)(1)(v) of this section shall be used as a strafing area. Practice and dummy ammunition will be used. Operations will be conducted on five consecutive days (Monday through Friday) per month during the months of February through November between the hours of 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. The block training dates will be scheduled two weeks in advance of the actual training start date. Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point will have a call-in number for public use to provide information on the current use of the training area. The Notification to Mariners System will also be utilized to inform the public on the status of the training area. No vessel or person shall enter the area during the scheduled block training session except for such vessels as may be directed by the enforcing agency to enter on assigned duties. The area will be patrolled and vessels ‘‘buzzed’’ by the patrol plane prior to the conduct of operations in the area. Vessels or personnel which have inadvertently entered the danger zone shall leave the area immediately upon being so warned. (5th District LNM 22)

Seventh District
Coastal Waters from Little River, South Carolina to Panama City, Florida

            The U.S. Air Force will be conducting tests and training operations on nationally controlled frequencies between Hunter Army Airfield and Savannah International Airport during the period of June 6-10, 2011. Reduced reception may occur that could interfere with the range of 2900-3100MHz on some USCG radar systems. Mariners are urged to exercise caution and transit at their slowest safe speed if affected by any radar range reduction. If this reduction is noted, please contact the Coast Guard Sector Charleston on VHF radio channels 13 or 16 or by phone at (843)740-7050 immediately. (7th District LNM 22)

Mayport Dredging Halted:
            Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, LLC have suspended construction dredging operations until further notice. See Enclosure 11 for details of the suspend dredge operations in the 50-Foot Project, Bar Cut 3 Entrance Channel & Turning Basin, U.S. Naval Station Mayport, Florida. (7th District LNM 21)

Beach Renourishment Dredging, NE Florida:
            Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, LLC will commence a beach renourishment project in Duval County, Florida area. The mobilization operations will begin June 13, 2011 and dredging operations June 25, 2011 the project. The project is a periodic renourishment of the Duval County Beach Erosion Control Project, Florida. The project will be continuous 24 hours per day and 7 days per week until completion on or about August 15, 2011.
            The PADRE ISLAND and DODGE ISLAND will monitor VHF radio channels 13 and 16. All mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting the area and observe “slow bell” when approaching work area to minimize wake in the work area. For further information please contact the Project Manager Mr. Steven Lawrence at 630-240-8393 or Site manager Mr. Matt Bishop 630-561-5060. (7th District LNM 23)

St. Augustine Inlet Shoaling:
            Due to the shifting shoal St Augustine Inlet Buoy 6 has been established in position 29-54-44.784N 081-16-54.191W to mark best water. All mariners are advised to exercise caution while transiting the area. (7th District LNM 21)
            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)

Ponce De Leon Inlet Shoaling:
            Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of Ponce De Leon Inlet Buoy 7A (LLNR 9543). The shoal encroaches 15 yards channel ward with a depth of 6 feet. Ponce De Leon Inlet TEMP Buoy 8A has been relocated to position 29-04-29.336N 080-55-22.262W to mark best water due to shoaling. All mariners are advised to exercise caution while transiting the area. (7th District LNM 21)

Ponce De Leon Cut Shoaling:   
            Due to the shifting shoal in the vicinity of Ponce De Leon Cut the following aids have been reposition or established:
Inlet Harbor Buoy 2 (LLNR 40515) moved to 29-05-31.511N 080-56-37.046W
Inlet Harbor Buoy 2A (LLNR 40515.1) 29-05-16.307N 080-56-16.664W
Temp Inlet Harbor Buoy 2B has been established 29-05-10.367N 080-56-11.204W. All mariners are advised to exercise caution while transiting the area. (7th District LNM 21)

Okeechobee Waterway Update:
            On May 25, 2011 the lake level was reported at 9.76 feet.
Drought Restrictions are in effect on the Okeechobee Waterway locks. A Notice to Navigation Interests dated May 23, 2011, 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. When it is between 10.5 and 9.0 feet there will be only two lockages, at 0900 and 1600. The current lake level falls within this range.
            Another Notice to Navigation Interests also dated May 23, 2011 announces that the Moore Haven Lock will be intermittently closed for 1 week (tentative dates are June 18-24, 2011) for repairs to the Railroad Bridge. Lockage will occur at 0600-0700,1200-1300 and 1700-2130 hours.
            The South Florida Water Management District has closed S-193 Lock as Lake level continues to decline. The declining lake levels caused the closure of four other navigation locks in March:
S-135 at J&S Fish Camp, Martin County
S-127 at Buckhead Ridge, Glades County
S-131 at Lakeport, Glades County
G-36 at Henry Creek, Okeechobee County (7th District LNM 20)

Biscayne Bay, Bakers Haulover, Shoaling:
            Due to shifting shoal Biscayne Bay Buoy 6B (LLNR 47823) is off station last know position 25-54-08.219N 080-07-52.126W and Temporary Biscayne Bay Buoy 7B is severely sanded in from shoaling last known position 25-54-07.437N 080-07-51.189W. All mariners are requested to transit the area with extreme caution. (7th District LNM 21)

Hazards to Navigation:
            Florida West Coast: The Coast Guard has received a report of a submerged 12FT Maroon John Boat in the vicinity of Klosterman Bayou in approximate 28-06.9N 082- 47.6W. All mariners are requested to exercise caution while transiting the area. (7th District LNM 23)
            The Coast Guard received a report of a 27FT BLUE derelict sport vessel submerged 1320 yards NW of Cedar Keys Main Channel Light 7 (LLNR 29765) with 15FT of its mast above the waterline in approximate position 29-05.45N 083-04.51W. All mariners are advised to exercise caution while transiting the area. (7th District LNM 23)

Tampa Area Dredging:
            Johnson Bros., has commenced dredging operations on the Hillsborough River at the overpass of Brorein Street and the over pass of the Crosstown Expressway. The operations began June 7, 2011 approximate completion date March 9, 2012. A barge will be on scene 24 hours a day - 7 days per week the dredging operations will take place between 7:00am and 7:00pm with some weekend work monitoring VHF channels 16. There will be a spud barge, material barge, push boat and small skiff equipment on scene. The spud barge will have a 50 ton crawler crane aboard. The crane will be marked and the barge will have lights. All mariners are to proceed with extreme caution while transiting the area. For further information please contact Mr. Paul Duchene at (321) 239-3868, or Mr. Tom Charles (407) 467-1112. (7th District LNM 23)

Florida Bridge Update: From the USCG 7th District LNM 23/2011:
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.
            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.

            BROAD CAUSEWAY (125TH STREET) BRIDGE: Due to repairs to the Broad Causeway (125th Street) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 1081.4, Miami, Florida the bridge will be allowed to not open to navigation from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. each evening starting at 10:00 p.m. on June 14, June 15, June 16 and until 5:00 a.m. on June 17, 2011. The movable span may be partially open during the repairs; mariners should not rely on this type of opening. Mariners that may pass under the bridge 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.