East Coast Alerts

By Mel Neale
11/10/2011


Attention Snowbirds:

Gilmerton RR Bridge (Norfolk Southern #7) to Close for Repairs:
Mariners are advised that the Norfolk Southern #7 Railroad Bridge, at AIWW mile 5.8, across the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Chesapeake VA, will be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position to facilitate rail laying work. The following closure periods have been authorized: each day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 28 and 29, 2011. At all other times, the drawbridge will operate in accordance with the operating drawbridge regulations set out in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Part 117.997(d). Mariners should adjust their transits accordingly. (5th District LNM 44)*

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

Oregon Inlet Shoaling:
Shoaling to a depth of 7.0ft MLW has been reported between Oregon Inlet Buoy 4 (LLNR 27990) and Oregon Inlet Lighted Buoy 6 (LLNR 28003). (5th District LNM 45)

St. Marys River, Georgia Shoaling:
For Snowbirds heading to this popular Thanksgiving destination:
Mariners are advised that shoaling extends 15 yards channelward between St Marys River DBN 6 (LLNR 6805) and St Marys River DBN 8 (LLNR 6810) with minimum depth reported at 2ft MLW. (7th District LNM 45)

 

General Announcements

DGPS Unusable Time:
Key West: Unusable time is authorized for the following date/time:
Primary: 18 NOV 2011 1400Z - 1600Z (0900 - 1100 EST)
Alternate: 19 NOV 2011 1400Z - 1600Z (0900 - 1100 EST) (7th District LNM 44)
Tampa: DGPS Broadcast Site will be unusable from 091400Z NOV 11 to 091600Z NOV 11. (7th District LNM 45)

Note: Since most East Coast Snowbirds are now in the vicinity of the Seventh Coast Guard District, we will start the Alerts with that Section, followed by the Fifth and then the First. However, the listing of the alerts within each section will remain north to south.

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

Barefoot Landing Bridge Repair:
Due to bridge repairs the Barefoot Landings Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 354, Barefoot Landings, South Carolina, the vertical clearance will be reduced by up to 5 feet during the first portion of the operation. The majority of the work will be performed with the bridge in the open to navigation position. This work will start November 2011 and will continue until January 2012. (7th District LNM 43)

Charleston Area Ranges to be Discontinued:
The following changes have been proposed for the aids to navigation system in the Intracoastal Waterway at South Channel.
Permanently discontinue CHARLESTON HARBOR SOUTH CHANNEL RANGE FRONT LIGHT (LLNR 2625/34580).
Permanently discontinue CHARLESTON HARBOR SOUTH CHANNEL RANGE REAR LIGHT (LLNR 2630/34585).
Establish ASHLEY RIVER LIGHT 1 (LLNR2647 34573) in approximate position 32-45-30.460N/079-54-56.260W displaying a Flashing Green 2.5s and SG-SY on a pile.
The following changes have been proposed for the aids to navigation system in the Intracoastal Waterway at Ashley River.
Permanently discontinue ASHLEY RIVER APPROACH RANGE FRONT LIGHT (LLNR 3570/34590).
Permanently discontinue ASHLEY RIVER RANGE APPROACH REAR LIGHT (LLNR 3575/34595).
Establish WAPPOO CREEK LIGHT 2 (LLNR 34607) in approximate position 32-46-24.110N/079-57-04.200W displaying a Quick Red and TR-TY on a pile.
The following changes have been proposed for the aids to navigation system in the Intracoastal Waterway at Stono River.
Permanently discontinue STONO RIVER RANGE A and B FRONT LIGHT (LLNR 34650).
Establish STONO RIVER LIGHT 22 (LLNR 34650) in approximate position 32-46-41.000N/080-02-50.220W displaying a Quick Red and TR-TY on a pile.
Permanently discontinue STONO RIVER RANGE A REAR LIGHT (LLNR 34655).
Permanently discontinue STONO RIVER RANGE B REAR LIGHT (LLNR 34670).
Permanently discontinue STONO RIVER RANGE D FRONT LIGHT (LLNR 34710).
Establish STONO RIVER LIGHT 38 (LLNR 34710) in approximate position 32-47-14.470N/080-06-01.110W displaying a Quick Red and TR-TY on a pile.
Permanently discontinue STONO RIVER RANGE D REAR LIGHT (LLNR 34715).
All comments should be addressed to Commander (DPW), Seventh Coast Guard District 909 S.E. 1st Ave (STE 406) Brickell Plaza Federal Bldg, Miami, FL 33131 to be received no later than January 2, 2012. (7th District LNM 44)

Hilton Head Area Dredging:
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company will commence dredging operations - Port Royal Sound Shoreline restoration and Stabilization Project, approximately December 9, 2011 and is scheduled to complete work approximately February 1, 2012. The work consists of dredging approximately 1.0 million cubic yards of material from the east side of Port Royal Sound with placement along the northeast corner of Hilton Head Island. A submerged dredge pipeline will be installed on the bottom across Port Royal Sound. Equipment Schedule: The cutter suction Dredge TEXAS is scheduled to commence work approximately 12/09/2011 and is scheduled to complete work approximately 02/01/2012. Installation of the submerged dredge pipeline will commence approximately 11/15/2011. Floating dredge pipeline will connect from the stern of the dredge to the submerged dredge pipeline. There will also be numerous anchor buoys around the dredge and pipelines. The pipelines and buoys will be lit per USCG regulations. Also, on site will be (2) assist tugs, derrick barge, anchor barge and a survey vessel. Dredge operations will be (24) hours per day, (7) days per week. The dredge TEXAS will monitor VHF Channels 13 and 16. All mariners are requested to transit the area with caution. For additional information contact the Project Manager, Mr. Matthew Jack at 630-209-9862. Dredge Borrow Area Approx Centerpoint Location: 32 13 46.9829 N, 080 37 18.7497 W  (7th District LNM 45)

Savannah River Dredging:
Marinex Construction, Inc. will commence dredging operations with the Dredge “Hampton Roads” on or about October 29, 2011 in the vicinity of Savannah River, Georgia Ports Authority, Berths 4, 7, 8 and 9, between Channel Markers “BN 22” and “BN 8”. The dredge will continue on a 24 hour per day, 7 days per week basis until approximately, November 15, 2011.
Upon completion of the work for Georgia Ports Authority, on or about November 15, 2011, the Dredge Brunswick will proceed to Southern LNG, Elba Island, Upper Flats Range, Channel Marker “R40”. The dredge will continue on a 24 hour per day, 7 days per week basis until approximately December 15, 2011.
The dredge will monitor VHF radio channels 13 & 16. Any questions or concerns contact Marinex Construction, Inc. at 843-722-9083. (7th District LNM 44)

Tidal Current Studies, Fernandina Beach and Johns Pass:
NOAA CO-OPS will be conducting tidal current surveys in Fernandina Beach (7- station deployments) and Johns Pass (3-station deployments) beginning November 3, 2011. CO-OPS will deploy all 7 platforms on the 3rd and then travel to Johns Pass and deploy those platforms on the 5th.
All of the platforms rest on the seafloor and have a footprint of less than 72 inches x 72 inches x 24 inches. There will be no above water presence or subsurface float associated with these platforms. There will be at least 12.5 feet of water above the platforms in Johns Pass to accommodate vessel clearance. There will be at least 20 feet of water above the platform in Fernandina Beach at STN ID FEB1207 (the shallowest station). (7th District LNM 44)

Mayport Dredging:
Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, LLC construction dredging, 50-Foot project, Bar Cut-3, Entrance Channel & Turning Basin, U.S. Naval Station Mayport, in Duval County, FL. Approximate Duration Time: 22 November 2010 Complete Demobilization: 21 March 2012. Operation: New work dredging of approximately 4.6 million cubic yards of material from Jacksonville Harbor Bar Cut 3, Mayport Entrance Channel, and Turning Basin. Material dredged will be placed within USEPA-managed off-shore disposal sites Jacksonville ODMDS and Fernandina ODMDS. During the current phase of work, the Hopper Dredge Padre Island is conducting work in Bar Cut-3. Other equipment on site will include a hydrographic survey vessel (Calcasieu River) turtle-trawling vessel (Catina Renae) and turbidity monitoring vessel. Turtle trawling and turbidity monitoring vessels will be conducting operations in the dredging areas. Dredge and turtle trawling operations will be 24/7. Turbidity monitoring will be conducted during daylight hours. The dredge, turtle trawler and turbidity monitoring vessel will monitor VHF Channels 13 and 16. For further information contact the Project Manager Mr. Steven Lawrence at 630-240-8393 or the Site Manager Mr. Matt Bishop at 630-561-5060. Mariners are requested to transit the area with caution.
Dredge Location:
Eastern Limit
Lat: 30º 23' 40.62" N
Long: 81º 20' 37.77" W
Western Limit
Lat: 30 º 23'42.53" N
Long: 81 º 24' 48.13" W
Material Placement Locations:
Fernandina ODMDS:
Latitude (N) Longitude (W)
A 30º 33' 01" N 81º 19' 07" W
B 30º 33' 01" N 81º 16' 51" W
C 30º 31' 01" N 81º 16' 51" W
D 30º 31' 01" N 81º 19' 07" W
Jacksonville ODMDS:
Latitude (N) Longitude (W)
A 30º 21' 31" N 81º 18' 33" W
B 30º 21' 31" N 81º 17' 25" W
C 30º 20' 31" N 81º 17' 25" W
D 30º 20' 31" N 81º 18' 33" W  (7th District LNM 45)

Matanzas River AICW Light Missing, Temporary Aid in Place:
Matanzas River Light 85 (LLNR 39560) is reported missing with the steel pile visible at low tide. A temporary lighted buoy displaying FL G 4s is in place. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. (7th District LNM 44)

Okeechobee Waterway Update:
On November 9, 2011 at 2400 hours the lake level was reported at 13.79 feet and the navigational depths were 7.73 feet for Route 1 and 5.93 feet for Route 2 (Rim Route). You can usually check the daily lake level and navigational depths at  http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Divisions/Operations/Branches/MultiProject/WaterMgt/DOCS/Reports/r-nav.txt

Jupiter Area AICW Dredging and Construction:
The Murphy Construction Co. (MCC) has commenced dredging operations October 10, 2011 with an approximate completion date of February 28, 2012. Project description: Construction of 23 inshore breakwaters adjacent to the Jupiter Ridge Natural Area, within the Intracoastal Waterway located in the Town of Jupiter, western edge of the Jupiter Ridge Natural Area. Vessels: Tug “Mark” and four deck barges, and other miscellaneous workboats and floats. Breakwater operations will be conducted 5 days per week, daylight hours, non-consecutive. VHF Frequency(s) monitored; 13, 14 and 66. Further details contact the Project Manager Mr. Martin Murphy 561-655-3634 ext. 111 Cell: 561-719-5401 (MCC) or Mr. Jeffrey Buck, Palm Beach County Environmental Resources Management 561-233-2466 (PBCDERM). (7th District LNM 45)

Lake Worth Seabuoy Sunk:
Lake Worth Inlet Lighted Buoy LW (LLNR 745/10175) has sunk. A Temporary Red Lighted Buoy is on the assigned position displaying a Q Flashing Red Light. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting the area as the Temp Buoy may move approximately 10-20 yds from assigned position. (7th District LNM 44)

Port Everglades Sediment Sampling:
ANAMAR Environmental Consulting, Inc will be conducting sediment sampling for the ACOE PEV Expansion Project from approximately November 8-18 in the Port Everglades area. R/V ARTEMIS, a 35-ft SeaArk pontoon boat fitted for vibracore sampling will give way to oncoming vessels and will be monitoring channels 16 and 14. For further information contact Mr. Jason Seitz, 352-377-5770 x116. (7th District LNM 45)

Navy Ops off Port Everglades:
The United States Navy, South Florida Ocean Measurement Facility (SFOMF) will be conducting operations offshore Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A Naval asset will be conducting surface and submerged maneuvers in the water immediately South East of Port Everglades inlet. The operations are scheduled within a period beginning on 0000 hrs 9 November to 1600 hrs on 11 November 2011.
The vessel will be working between 60 feet of water and 600 feet of water approximately ¾ NM to 3 NM off shore, and from ½ NM south of the Port Everglades inlet to 2.5 miles south of the Port Everglades inlet. The naval asset will have restricted maneuverability. All vessels are asked to stay well clear of the naval vessel. Broward Sheriff’s Office and Tow Boat US small craft will provide escort for the naval ship while operating on the surface. Ships entering PEV are requested to enter from the North East thereby avoiding the waters south of the channel. To allow for safe vessel operations all vessel traffic transiting the area is requested to stay 5 NM east of PEV. (7th District LNM 44)

Miami Main Channel Entrance Range:
All mariners are advised that Miami Main Channel Entrance Range Rear Light (LLNR 10465) is discrepant. A temporary structure displaying Day/Night lights has been constructed 100 feet forward of the old structure. The temporary structure does not have a range board as a daymark.
The temporary structure has Day/Night optics displaying Flashing Green ISO 6 (24 hours a day). The light can be seen 1.5 degrees either side of the channel centerline. Mariners should line the Day optic up with the center white line of Miami Main Channel Entrance Range Front Light dayboard or daymark when transiting during the day. There is no change to a night time transit; line up both lights. (7th District LNM 44)

Tunnel Construction to Begin in Government Cut:
Nicholson Construction Company will be starting tunnel construction operations in Government Cut along Watson Island on Monday, November 14, 2011 at 5:00 pm through Friday, November 18, 2011 at 2:00 am. The operation will consist of two drilling and grouting barges and one service barge. The operation will be set up and spudded down from Watson Island and extending approximately 325'into the channel. For further information contact the Construction Manager, Mr. Larry Goff 412-848-0917 or the marine Superintendent, Mr. Mike Rodriguez 772-643-7575. (7th District LNM 45)

Biscayne Bay Marker Destroyed:
Biscayne Bay Daybeacon 4 (LLNR 47800) reported destroyed with 2ft of pile above the waterline at low tide. A Temporary Lighted Buoy has been set to the remaining pile displaying Q Fl Red characteristic. Mariners are advised to exercise caution while transiting the area. (7th District LNM 44)

Florida Bridge Update: From the USCG 7th District LNM 45/2011:
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.
Grand Avenue Bridge, Ortega River: Superior Construction is repairing the Grand Ave (SR 211), across Ortega River mile 0.3, Duval County, Florida. This work is expected to be completed by December 2011. Barges are present near the bridge but should not be obstructing the channel.  From November 13, 2011 through January 3, 2012, the bridge will be on single-leaf openings with a three hour notice to the bridge tender for a double-leaf opening from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
FEC Railroad Bridge: The bridge owner of the FEC Railroad Bridge across the St Johns River mile 24.9, Jacksonville, Florida has requested permission to close this bridge to navigation from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily Friday through Tuesday starting January 13, 2012 until March 24, 2012. The Coast Guard recognizes that this will place a burden on vessels transiting through this area during these dates and times. After review of this request with the bridge owner it has been determined that this work cannot be safely completed during nighttime operations nor would it be beneficial to reduce the amount of time allocated for this requested closure since it would have the potential of extending this project an additional 4 to 6 months.
Bridge of Lions: The Bridge of Lions across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, St. Augustine, Florida will be allowed to remain closed to vessel traffic from 7:25 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. on November 19, 2011 and from 7:15 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. on November 20, 2011 to facilitate the St. Augustine Marathon. Vessels that may pass under the bridge without an opening may do so at any time.
NASA Parkway Bridge (AICW Nile 885.0): The bridge owner will be performing maintenance on the NASA Parkway (SR 405) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 885.0, Addison Point, Brevard County, Florida from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, November 9 through November 12, 2011 with a rain date of November 13, 2011. This work will not interfere with navigation. This is a dual bridge and one of the bridges will be placed in the open to navigation position while the other will operate normally.
Hillsboro Inlet Bridge (Not on the AICW): Due to bridge repairs the Hillsboro Inlet (US A1A) Bridge, Hillsboro Inlet, Pompano Beach, Florida will be placed on a twice an hour schedule. From 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily Monday December 5 through Friday December 9, 2011, the Hillsboro Inlet Bridge will open on the hour and half-hour. At all other times this bridge will continue to operate on the 15 minute schedule as published in 33 CFR 117.
Ringling Causeway Bridge (GICW Mile 73.6): Wright Construction Group has advised the Coast Guard that they are installing rip-rap around the piles of the Ringling Causeway Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway mile 73.6, Sarasota, Florida. This work is expected to continue until January 4, 2012. A barge and crane will be positioned outside of the main navigational channel during this operation.
Pinellas Bayway Structure C Bridge: The Pinellas Bayway “Structure C” Bridge across Gulf Intracoastal Waterway mile xxx (sic, we think they are referring to the bridge at Mile 114),  St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida is being replaced with a high-level fixed bridge. This project is anticipated to start on December 15, 2011 and is expected to be completed by December 15, 2013. This work will require some waterway restrictions and closures. This information will be published in future Local Notice to Mariners.
Sunshine Skyway Repairs: Quinn Construction, Inc will be performing repairs to the Sunshine Skyway Bridge beginning November 14, 2011 and lasting until November, 2012. Operations will be conducted Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Work consists of replacing hatches, ladders, rip-rap, and bearing pads which will require the use of numerous vessels and barges. No construction operations will be conducted from the water between piers 88 and 135, or Tampa Bay Cut A Channel, however vessels transiting Cut A are reminded to keep a sharp lookout. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting the area and may contact Quinn Construction on VHF Channel 16 or at 941-722-7722 or 941-322-4552 for further details.

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

NJ Dredging:
Weeks Marine , Inc. dredges B.E. LINDHOLM and R.N. WEEKS will be conducting beach re-nourishment at the Monmouth Beach from 01 November until 30 December, 2011. Fill material will be taken from the Atlantic Ocean Borrow Area and pumped through a combination floating and submerged pipeline running 1,600 to 2,800 feet offshore. The dredges will monitor VNF-FM channels 13 and 16. (5th District LNM 44)
The WEEKS Dredge E.W. ELLEFSEN will be dredging Corson Inlet and transporting fill material via floating and submerged pipeline to the Strathmere Beach from 21 November, 2011 until 31 January, 2012. The dredge will monitor VHF- FM channels 13 and 16. (5th District LNM 44)

Coastal Survey NJ and Delmarva:
The R/V RIDLEY THOMAS (call sign V7JK2) will be conducting survey operations from 20 October to 20 November, 2011 off the New Jersey coast south to the Maryland, Virginia sea coast. Survey equipment will be towed near the seabed at distances of up to 3000m behind the survey vessel at approximately 2 to 4 knots Bottom samples will be taken approximately every 10 kilometers and will require the vessel to be stationary for approximately ½ hour per sample in the following positions:
1. 39 28.9469N / 073 59.7928W
2. 39 27.1974N / 073 53.2736W
3. 39 05.9839N / 073 39.9731W
4. 38 57.1400N / 073 35.8137W
5. 38 17.3534N / 073 03.7509W
6. 38 04.8351N / 072 33.2837W
7. 37 59.5706N / 072 14.5948W
8. 37 34.9960N / 071 33.3381W
9. 37 12.8077N / 071 07.2343W
For the positions 6-9 the vessel will not tow any gear and will be collecting data at approximately 4-8 knots (Vessel Speed). Survey operations will be conducted 24 hours a day. Mariners are requested to use caution when transiting in the vicinity of the research vessel and to maintain a safe distance from the vessel and any equipment being towed. R/V RIDLEY THOMAS will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 and 16. (5th District LNM 44)

Delaware River Dredging:
The Dredge CHARLESTON will be conducting dredging on the Bellevue Range, Cherry Island Range and Marcus Hook Range from 07 November, 2011until 31 January, 2012. A pipeline will run from the dredge site to the Oldman’s Point Disposal Area. The dredge will monitor VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. (5th District LNM 45)
The Dredge ESSEX will be conducting dredging operations in the Delaware River on the New Castle Range from 01 November until 22 December, 2011. A pipeline will run from the dredging area to the Kilcohook Disposal Area. The dredge will monitor VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. (5th District LNM 44)

Baltimore Approach Channel Dredging:
Mariners are advised that the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., Inc. will be conducting mechanical dredging operations in the Approaches to Baltimore Harbor, within the Craighill Angle and Brewerton Extension Channels, from 01 November, 2011 through 15 January, 2012. The project will include two clamshell dredges, several scows, and various towing vessels. All equipment will be marked and lighted in accordance with U.S. Coast Guard Regulations. Dredged material will be transported to Poplar Island for placement within the Poplar Island containment facility. Mariners are urged to transit the area at slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made. Under no circumstances should mariners attempt to pass between the towing vessel and scow while they are underway, as the towing cable may not always be visible above the water. Mariners can contact the Clamshell Dredges “GL54” and “GL55” on marine band radio channels 16, 13 and 10 VHF-FM. (5th District LNM 42)

Norfolk USACE Pier Repair:
W3 Marine will be conducting pier and bulkhead repair at the USACE Facility, Fort Norfolk from 01 November until 31 December, 2011. Various floating crane barges and work boats will be on site and monitoring VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. A NO WAKE transit of all vessels is requested. (5th District LNM 44)

Eastern Branch Elizabeth River RR Bridge (Not on the ICW) to Close:
Mariners are advised that the Norfolk Southern #5 Railroad Bridge, at mile 1.1, across the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River, near Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA, will be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position to facilitate rail laying work. The following closure period has been authorized: From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 30, 2011. At all other times, the drawbridge will operate in accordance with the operating drawbridge regulations set out in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Part 117.5 Mariners should adjust their transits accordingly. (5th District LNM 44)

AICW Southern Branch Elizabeth River Pier Removal and Construction:
McLean Contracting will be removing the piers and abandoned barges along with pile driving and installation of concrete caps at the Atlantic Wood Superfund site on the western shore line of the Middle Reach of the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River from 01 November through January 2013. Assisting vessels will monitor VHF-FM channel 13. A SLOW NO WAKE transit is requested of all vessels. (5th District LNM 44)

Elizabeth City Bridge Work:
Mariners are advised that the southern Pasquotank River Bridge, mile 50.7 at Elizabeth City will be raised and locked in the open position for demolition of the bascule spans. The work will take place from the road and nothing will be in the waterway. Workers will stop for boat traffic to proceed through the bridge. The northern bridge will operate as usual. A temporary work bridge will be installed on the southwest side of the southern bridge. The temporary work bridge will not be in the navigational channel at any time and will remain in place throughout the replacement bridge project. Mariners are advised to proceed with caution. (5th District LNM 45)

Neuse River RR Bridge to Close:
Neuse River – Norfolk Southern RR (swing) Bridge – Closed to vessels from 0900 on TUE 15 NOV until 1800 THU 17 NOV 11, to facilitate mechanical repairs. (5th District LNM 44)

Morehead City High Rise Bridge Fender Repair Continues:
AIWW – Newport River – US 70 (fixed) Bridge – Fender repairs are in progress until 15 DEC 11. A 20-foot wide barge will be operating in the channel. (5th District LNM 38) Note: This is a very narrow opening with swift current and an adjacent narrow railroad bridge opening. Use caution when passing under this bridge.

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

Stamford Dredging:
Dredging is being done in the West branch of Stamford until approximately 24 November 2011. The hours of operation varies with the tide, but will be 12 hours a day. On scene is the dredge MACKERAL and dump scow which is  monitoring VHF-FM channel 68.  (First District LNM 43)

Brooklyn Navy Yard Dredging:
Dredging is being done at the Brooklyn Navy Yard until approximately 30 November 2011. The hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 24 hours a day. On scene is the dredge MICHIGAN & MARY ALICE, tug PAUL ANDREW, launch MATTHEW SCOTT and scow's WITTE 2000 and WITTE 3000. (First District LNM 43)

Cable Laying Captree Island to W Islip:
Submarine cables will be installed from 6 November - 6 December 2011. The hours of operation are 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. On scene is a barge and 2 workboats that are monitoring VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. (First District LNM 44)

Erie Canal Update:
As of today, November 10, 2011:
Erie Canal Locks remaining CLOSED: E8 through E17.
Erie Canal Locks OPEN: E2 through E7, and all locks west of E17
Updated information is available at www.canals.ny.gov or by calling 1-800-4canal4.
A two-week period of opening of the Erie Canal starting on Thanksgiving Day, November 24 through December 8, 2011 is planned. Check http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/09262011ErieCanaltoOpen

Monmouth Beach NJ Dredging:
Dredging is being done until approximately 30 December 2011 in the following locations:
Northwest Corner: Lat 40-26-24.03652"N Long 073-56-55.66699"W
Northeast Corner: Lat 40-26-23.99631"N Long 073-56-49.20099"W
Southeast Corner: Lat 40-25-22.73265"N Long 073-56-49.85399"W
Southwest Corner: Lat 40-25-22.77283"N Long 073-56-56.31837"W

The hours of operations are 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. On scene are the dredges B. E. LINCOLN and R. N. WEEKS that are monitoring VHF FM channels 16 and 16. Mariners are requested to use extreme caution and transit at their slowest safe speed to create minimum wake after passing arrangements have been made. (First District LNM 44)


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