East Coast Alerts

By Mel Neale
5/8/2014


Attention Snowbirds

Flagler Memorial Bridge in Open to Navigation Position for Six Months:
       The Florida Department of Transportation has advised that the Flagler Memorial Bridge (26.718200°-80.044761°) will be placed in the open to navigation position for a six month period...from May 12, 2014 through October 31, 2014. (7th District LNM Week 17/2014) Details in Florida Bridge Section below.*

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

Nixon Crossroads Bridge, N. Myrtle Beach, Fender Damage:
       This is the high level bridge just before the Little River Swing Bridge, southbound. Current is swift here and there is often congestion with a boat launch ramp, marinas and boats waiting for the opening of the Little River Swing Bridge: The US Coast Guard received a report of significant visible damage to the Nixon Cross(roads) Bridge (33.853127°-78.654189°) fendering system, with timbers partially attached/partially protruding into the channel and may present a hazard to navigation. Mariners are advised to use extreme caution when transiting the area. (7th District LNM Week 18/2014)

Jekyll Creek Marker Destroyed:
       Jekyll Creek DBN 3 (LLNR 37287) is destroyed. The remains of the pile are partially submerged and are a hazard to navigation. A TRLB with Fl Q G characteristics is in position 31-05-41.915N/081-26-22.242W. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. (7th District LNM Week 17/2014)

General Announcements

US Army Corps of Engineers Websites for AICW Surveys and Reports
       Despite the federal government reduction in funding, the USACE, in our opinion, does a really good job at surveying and recording depths in the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW). They may not be able to dredge every little shoal, but at least they let you know where the shoals are so you can plan accordingly. Some areas in North Carolina are currently being dredged or are scheduled to be dredged soon. So, before you get too excited about the shallow depths reported by some fellow cruisers, check out the latest surveys at the following:
Norfolk, VA District:
www.nao.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/AIWW.aspx
Wilmington, NC District:
www.saw.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/HydrographicSurveys/AIWW.aspx
Charleston, SC District:
www.sac.usace.army.mil/missions/navigation/hydrographicmaps
Savannah, GA District:
www.sas.usace.army.mil/Portals/61/docs/OPS/ChannelConditionSurveys/OtherProjectSurveys/Aiww-2013-07.pdf
Jacksonville, FL District:
www.saj.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Navigation/HydroSurveys.aspx

Lat/Long Positions in Alerts:
       Lat/Long positions derived from Google Earth will be given for significant places in the Alerts, such as bridge locations. These will be in italics, and in the following format: (xx.xxxxxx°-xx.xxxxxx°) for locations new with this alert. Where a Lat/Long position is copied from a USCG Local Notice to Mariners (LNM) or from the Light Lists, it will be in whatever format the Coast Guard has used which varies between districts and LNM and Light List writers, and will be in plain text, rather than italics. Some positions are approximate. We do not provide this information for navigational purposes and it should not be used as such.

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

Future of Navigation – 21st Century Waterways Listening Sessions:
       The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are co-sponsoring Future of Navigation – 21st Century Waterways public listening sessions. The listening sessions, which will be held in several locations across the country, are designed to provide a venue for open communications between various Federal agencies and U.S. Marine Transportation System (MTS) stakeholders to discuss the joint Federal agency initiative to use modern technology to support a safer, more efficient, more secure, and environmentally sound MTS. These listening sessions will provide MTS users and stakeholders an opportunity, beyond traditional venues, to express their emerging needs for navigational information and service delivery systems necessary to improve safety and efficiency of transits on the Nation's waterways.
       A listening session is scheduled on Thursday, 22 May 2014 from 5-7PM at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 1100 SE 17th Street, Ft Lauderdale, FL. The intended outcome of these listening sessions is the development of a portfolio supported by multiple Federal agencies that will provide coordinated and timely delivery of navigational information and services to promote safety and efficiency on the MTS. Further information contact Coast Guard District Seven Waterways Management Office via email: D07-SMB-DPWPublicComments@uscg.mil (7th District LNM Week 16/2014)

Mayport Sediment Sampling:
       Ocean Surveys Inc will commence operations (30-23-51.106N, 081-23-34.703W) on or about May 10, 2014 for sediment sampling with R/V CANDU. Operations will run during daylight hours only from 7:00am to 7:00pm for approximately 3 days. During these operations, the R/V will not obstruct any boating traffic and will monitor VHF Channels 13 and 16. The Project POC is Jason DeLorenzo and can be reached at (860) 575-0653. Mariners are advised to transit the area with caution. (7th District LNM Week 18/2014)

Canaveral Dredging Project:
       Dutra Dredging will commence dredge operations on or about May 1, 2014 in Cape Canaveral (28.526977°-80.765604°). Operations will be 24 hours/7 days a week in various areas of the Canaveral Harbor and Entrance Channel located at around 28 24' 36.79" and 80 36' 25.15" and disposal site at ODMDS. Clamshell dredges DB PAULA LEE will carry out dredging operations and 2 split hull scows. The scows will be utilized for all Disposal Operations to ODMDS. Tender Tug Trojan Other equipment will also be supplied. All vessels will monitor Channels 12, 14, and 82. The tow tug "American Champion" will use the call sign KX7468. Operations will continue until on or about October 30, 2015. Further information contact Dennis Salyers (415) 497-5289. Mariners are advised to use extreme caution while transiting the dredge area. (7th District LNM Week 16/2014)

Falcon-9 Launch Hazard:
       Eastern Range OP # X7373 FALCON-9 ORBCOMM will be conducting hazardous operations surface to unlimited within the following areas.
From 2839N 8037W
TO 2840N 8031W
TO 2915N 7952W
TO 2952N 7900W
TO 2957N 7852W
TO 2954N 7850W
TO 2938N 7907W
TO 2901N 7952W
TO 2828N 8029W
TO 2831N 8036W To Beginning
From 3048N 7812W
TO 3048N 7755W
TO 3043N 7741W
TO 3016N 7747W
TO 3003N 7805W
TO 3003N 7823W
TO 3017N 7837W
TO 3032N 7833W To Beginning
Hazard Periods for Primary and Backup Launch Day;
Primary: 10/1347Z Thru 10/1509Z May 14. T-0 is 1347Z.
Backup: 11/1325Z Thru 11/1447Z May 14. T-0 is 1325Z. (7th District LNM Week 18/2014)

Fort Pierce Inlet Dredging:
       Marinex Construction, Inc. will commence dredging operations in Fort Pierce (27.468620° -80.299096°), St. Lucie County, Florida on or about May 2, 2014. Dredging operations will be conducted within the Federal Navigation Channel encompassing the entire channel width from Fort Pierce Inlet Lighted Buoy 6 (LLNR 9815.4) through the Fort Pierce Inlet Inner Harbor Turning Basin. The Dredge SAVANNAH will operate 24/7 and monitor VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. Operations will be completed on or about June 15, 2014. Further information contact Marinex at (843) 722-9083. Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made. (7th District LNM Week 17/2014)

Okeechobee Waterway Update:
       On May 7, 2014 at 2400 hours the lake level was reported at 13.04 feet and the navigational depths were reported at 6.98 feet for Route 1 (26°58'32.23"N, 80°38'22.92"W) and 5.18 feet for Route 2 (Rim Route) (26°47'0.61"N, 26°47'0.61"N). You can usually check the daily lake level and navigational depths at http://w3.saj.usace.army.mil/h2o/reports/r-oke.html

Miami Beach Dredging Update (05-01-14):
       The following aids have been temporarily repositioned to facilitate Dredge Operations.
Miami Main Ch LB 4 (LLNR 10485) relocated to 25-45-35.018N 080-06-23.765W
Miami Main Ch LB 7 (LLNR 10500) relocated to 25-45-18.486N 080-06-52.817W
Miami Main Ch LB 9 (LLNR 10520) relocated to 25-45-26.327N 080-07-11.983W
Miami Main Ch LB 10 (LLNR 10525) relocated to 25-45-36.101N 080-07-16.130W
Miami Main Ch LB 11 (LLNR 10530) relocated to 25-45-34.248N 080-07-31.548W
Miami Main Ch LB 12 (LLNR 10535) relocated to 25-45-41.058N 080-07-29.068W
       The following aids have been temporarily disestablished and replaced with a TRLB.
Miami Main Ch LB 14 (LLNR 10545) to TRLB, Fl R 2.5s back on AP
Miami Main Ch LB 16 (LLNR 10555) to TRLB, Fl R 4s temporarily relocated to 25-45-59.616N 080-08-19.245W
Miami Main Ch LB 18 (LLNR 10575) to TRLB, Fl R 4s
       In preparation for the dredging of Government Cut, Fishermans Channel, and the Lummus Island Turning Basin, the following aids have been temporarily disestablished and replaced with temporary lighted buoys until further notice:
Miami Main Channel Light 15 (LLNR 10550) to TRLB, Fl G 2.5s
Miami Main Channel Light 19 (LLNR 10740) to TRLB, Fl G 4s
Fishermans Channel Light 5 (LLNR 10655) to TRLB, FL G 6s
Fishermans Channel Light 7 (LLNR 10660) to TRLB, Fl G 4s
Fishermans Channel Light 9 (LLNR 10665) to TRLB, Fl G 6s
Lummus Island Turning Basin Light A (LLNR 10675) to TRLB 9A, Fl G 2.5s
Lummus Island Turning Basin Light B (LLNR 10680) to TRLB 9B, Fl G 4s
Lummus Island Turning Basin Light E (LLNR 10680.7) to TRLB 9E, Fl G 4s
Fishermans Channel Light 11 (LLNR 10685) to TRLB, Fl Q G
       For Coast Guard related issues, please contact Sector Miami Waterways Management Division at: (305) 535-8724 or 8720. (7th District LNM Week 18/2014)

Dodge Island Seawall Construction:
       Ebsary Foundation Company will commence seawall construction at the Port of Miami (Dodge Island) on or about April 21 until September 30, 2014. Operations will occur from 0700 to 1800 Monday through Friday. A barge will be working adjacent to the south side of Dodge Island. The barge is 48ft x 120ft deck barge with a 100Ton crane mounted on it. The barge will remain in the construction position 24/7. For further information contact Matthew Shiring at 305-325-0530 ext 108. Mariners are advised to minimize wake and proceed with caution.
Work Site Coordinates and Staging Area:
SE Corner: 25-46-18.86N 80-10-23.21W
NE Corner: 25-46-20.10N 80-10-22.42W
NW Corner: 25-46-22.64N 80-10-28.18W
SW Corner: 25-46-20.83N 80-10-28.31W (7th District LNM Week 15/2014)

Rebecca Shoal Light Update:
       It has been recommended that the following aid be disestablished: Rebecca Shoal Light (LLNR 1090) and the following Buoy be established:
       Rebecca Shoal Lighted Buoy 4 in position 24-34-43.140N 082-35-26.700W with a Fl R 6s light.
       All comments should be emailed to: D07-SMB-DPWPublicComments@uscg.mil with Rebecca Shoal Light as the subject line and be received by 31 May 2014. Comments can also be mailed to Commander (DPW), Seventh Coast Guard District 909 SE 1st Avenue (STE 406) Brickell Federal Plaza Bldg, Miami, FL. 33131 (7th District LNM Week 18/2014)

Longboat Pass Dredging:
       Cavache Inc will commence dredge operations on or about May 14, 2014. The dredge MAYA CAELYN will dredge Longboat Pass (27.443929°-82.687600°) sand trap in Longboat Key, Florida. The dredge will be disposing material via floating, submerged and landward pipelines on the northern Longboat key Oceanside Beach. The portions of the pipeline closest to the dredge will remain floating and will be marked with flashing lights at night. There will be submerged and floating pipeline. Operations will be completed on or about July 31, 2014. The dredge may be reached on VHF channels 7A, 79 and 16. Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made. Further information contact Cavache at 954-568-0007. (7th District LNM Week 18/2014)

Destin Dredge Project Delayed:
       The dredge project slated for the Coast Guard Channel and Old Pass Lagoon (30.385169°-86.511636°) has been delayed, thanks to storm-related issues in the Intercoastal (sic) Waterway.  Given the heavy rains, the Army Corps of Engineers pulled the dredge from Destin to complete emergency work. The earliest the dredge could return is May 19, but that date is not a given. Check www.thedestinlog.com/news/an-emergency-city-looks-to-plan-b-as-dredge-project-hits-a-wrinkle-1.315667 for the full article.

Florida Bridge Update: From the USCG 7th District LNM Week 18/2014:
       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. Bridges that have vertical height reduced (or other severe restriction) will remain on this list until the restriction is removed.
       Main Street Bridge, St. Johns River, UPDATE: The Coast Guard has approved a temporary change to the operating schedule of the Main Street Bridge (30.322626° -81.658613°)across the St Johns River, Jacksonville, Florida, due to bridge repairs. From January 24 through December 30, 2014, the Main Street Bridge will open with a two hour advance notice between the 6:00 a.m. and 6:59 p.m. to the bridge tender either via VHF-FM channel 9 or by calling 904-891-2191. Between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. a four hour advance notice to the bridge tender will be required to receive an opening. During the painting operation the contractor will be placing scaffolding under the bridge which will reduce the vertical clearance of the bridge up to 10 feet. Superior Construction Company has advised the Coast Guard that they will be using a snooper truck as part of this operation which will reduce the vertical clearance to 22 feet at different locations. The snooper truck can be removed if 30 minutes advance notice is provided.
Update:
       The 2 hour notice for an opening will be in effect for this week, 05/05/14 –05/09/14, between the hours of 9am and 4pm and between 7am and 5pm on Saturday, 5/10/14 due to repairs being made on the towers near the lift span. We greatly appreciate everyone's patience and understanding in this matter.
       Please note these dates may change or be added due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather or equipment failure. Unless specifically identified in the schedule, mariners should anticipate the described opening restrictions are in effect. Additionally, to support mariners with the latest information we have provided a cell phone to the bridge tenders at the Main Street Bridge who can be contacted at any time, 904-891-2191.
       US 192 Bridge: M&J Construction Company will be repairing and painting the SR 500 (US 192) Bridge (28.082960° -80.591610°) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Canaveral, Florida (this bridge is actually the Melbourne Causeway Bridge between Melbourne and Indiatlantic). The vertical clearance of the 65 foot high bridge will be reduced by five feet slightly more than one-half the channel from September 3, 2013 through September 1, 2014. The contractor will maintain 65 ft of vertical clearance within a 45 ft horizontal clearance at all times on one side of the channel. Currently the contractor is working on the west side of the channel. Mariners are requested to proceed through the east side of the channel through this area.
        Hobe Sound Bridge: Martin County, the bridge owner, of the Hobe Sound Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Hobe Sound, Martin Country, Florida, has advised the Coast Guard that they are planning on painting this bridge starting in May 2014. This work will include a reduction of vertical clearance by 5 feet on half the channel and may include single-leaf operations with a two hour advance notice for a double-leaf opening. There may be a barge located under the down leaf; but that determination has not been made at this time. This work in anticipated to start in May 2014 and is projected to end on August 2014.
       Flagler Memorial Bridge (Update): The Florida Department of Transportation has advised that the Flagler Memorial Bridge will be placed in the open to navigation position for a six month period. Mariners are reminded that the horizontal clearance at the Flagler Memorial Bridge (26.718200°-80.044761°) is currently set at 70 feet and will remain until the new bridge is built and this bridge is removed. The current schedule for the Flagler Memorial Bridge will remain in effect until it is placed in an open to navigation position. The Flagler Memorial Bridge will open once an hour on the quarter-hour except that from 8:16 a.m. to 9:14 a.m. and from 4:16 p.m. to 5:14 p.m. the bridge will be allowed to remain closed to navigation with no exemptions except for emergencies.
       With the Flagler Memorial Bridge left in the open to navigation position from May 12, 2014 until October 31, 2014, all vehicle traffic will be detoured to the bridges south of this structure. For this reason, the Royal Park Bridge will be on an hourly schedule at the quarter-hour (open once an hour on the quarter past the hour) from 6:16 a.m. until 8:14 p.m. Monday through Friday, except that from 7:16 a.m. to 9:14 a.m. and from 4:16 p.m. to 6:14 p.m. this bridge will be allowed to remain closed to navigation. At all other time including Federal Holidays this bridge will open on the quarter-hour and three-quarter hour. The Southern Boulevard Bridge will remain on the twice an hour schedule (top of the hour and bottom of the hour), except that from 7:31 a.m. to 9:29 a.m. and from 4:01 p.m. to 5:59 p.m. this bridge will be allowed to remain closed to navigation.
       PCL Construction will be working on the new Flagler Memorial Bridge and will have floating equipment in the vicinity of the Flagler Memorial Bridge. Any and all channel restrictions/closures in support of this new structure will be published in future Local Notice to Mariners and Broadcast Notice to Mariners. This bridge construction is anticipated to be completed by September 1, 2016.
       East Las Olas Bridge (Date Update): The East Las Olas Bridge (26.119285° -80.109001°) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida is being repaired. The bridge is on the same operating schedule; but there may be short delays when equipment and personnel need to removed from the bridge for an opening. This work is expected to continue until May 31, 2014. Kiewit Infrastructure South Company, the East Las Olas Bridge, mile 1064 at Fort Lauderdale shall open a single-leaf on the quarter-hour only 24 hours a day; unless a four hour notice is provided to the bridge tender for a double-leaf opening. You may contact the bridge tender be calling 954-463-0842. The East Las Olas Bridge provides a vertical clearance of 24 ft in the closed position and a horizontal clearance of 40 feet with one-leaf in the down position. Kiewit Infrastructure South Company has advised that they will have a barge under the down span during these repairs. This bridge provides a horizontal clearance of 45 feet with one leaf open, a horizontal clearance of 60 feet with both leaves open and the barge in the channel and a horizontal clearance of 90 feet with all floating equipment removed from the waterway. Please advise the bridge tender if you need to have all floating equipment removed from the waterway when requesting a double-leaf opening.
       South Fork, New River, Ft. Lauderdale: I-95 Bridge: Seminole Equipment is working on the I-95 Bridge (26.096434° -80.169002°) across the South Fork of the New River, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Due to painting operations the vertical clearance will be reduced by 5 feet from January 7, 2014 through June 2014. The containment system can be retracted by two feet if 24 hours notice is provided to the contractor.
       V&M Erectors will be working on another section of the I-95 Bridge across the New River. This work will close the navigation channel at night from 10:00 p.m. through 5:00 a.m. daily, April 6 through September 1, 2014. Mariners  requesting passage at night should call 954-290-1877 and provide a two hour advance notice. V&M Erectors may be working on the bridge during daylight hours; but the floating equipment will be placed outside the channel limits. Mariners are request to use caution when transiting through this area as there are currently three projects on going in this congested area.
       CSX Railroad Bridge, Update: The contractor working on the CSX Railroad Bridge (26.096456° -80.169348°) replacement across the South Fork of the New River mile 2.8, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida has requested to temporarily change the regulation governing the existing CSX Railroad Bridge. This temporary regulation change has been approved and has placed this bridge to an on demand schedule whereas the bridge will be placed in the closed to navigation position during certain portions of the construction operations with an open on demand schedule. Mariners are requested to contact the bridge tender on VHF-FM channel 9 for opening and passing information. The pile driving operation is scheduled to begin on February 14, 2014 on the north side of the channel with completion scheduled for June 3, 2014. The pile driving operation on the south side is scheduled to begin in August 2014. The Coast Guard has approved a temporary schedule change for the CSX Railroad Bridge across the South Fork of the New River.
       The horizontal clearance of the CSX Railroad Bascule Bridge across the New River (South Fork) mile 2.8, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida has been temporarily reduced to 56 feet.
       SE 17th Street Causeway Bridge: Coastal Marine Construction Inc, has been contracted by Florida Department of Transportation to replace the power/submarine cable of the SE 17th Street Causeway (E Clay Shaw) Bridge (26° 6'1.83"N, 80° 7'7.33"W) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida. Due to the cable installation, the SE 17th Street Causeway will be placed on single-leaf opening during regularly scheduled opening with a three hour advance notice for a double-leaf opening from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily, Monday through Saturday between April 14 and August 30, 2014.
       Broad Causeway Bridge: The Broad Causeway Bridge  (25.887207° -80.142448°) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Miami, Florida is on singe-leaf operations at the quarter-hour and three-quarter hour until further notice. A double-leaf opening is available if two hours advance notice is provided to the bridge tender at 305-891-2221. This bridge provides a horizontal clearance of 33 feet with one leaf in the closed position.
       Cortez Bridge: Quinn Construction will be performing work on the Cortez Bridge (27.467865°-82.693661°) across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Sarasota County, Florida from April 28, 2014 through January 22, 2015. From May 10 2014 through November 23, 2014, the bridge will be on a single-leaf opening schedule. A double-leaf opening will be available with a four hour notice to the bridge tender or by calling 941-722-7722. There will be floating equipment in and around the channel throughout the repairs.
       Blackburn Point Bridge: Due to bridge repairs, the Blackburn Point Swingbridge (27.179649° -82.494375°) across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Osprey, Sarasota County, Florida will be closed to navigation for several nights between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. during the week of June 23, 2014. An opening is available during these closure periods, if two hours advance notice is provided to the bridge tender.
       Pinellas Bayway Structure "E" Bridge: Orion Marine will be repairing the fender system of the Pinellas Bayway Structure "E" Bridge (27.693237° -82.717941°) across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Terra Verde, Pinellas County, Florida. This work is expected to start on Wednesday May 7th, 2014. Due to the nature of the repairs, the floating barge will be restricting the channel by up to 15 feet. Vessels requiring the full channel for passage, should contact the on-scene tug on VHF-FM channel 13 or the bridge tender on VHF-FM channel 9 with at least two hours in advance notice prior to passage. Orion Marine anticipates being in the navigational channel for approximately 1 day and the rest of the work will be performed from behind the fender. This work is expected to be completed by May 13, 2014.

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

Future of Navigation – 21st Century Waterways Listening Sessions:
       The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are co-sponsoring Future of Navigation – 21st Century Waterways public listening sessions. The listening sessions, which will be held in several locations across the country, are designed to provide a venue for open communications between various Federal agencies and U.S. Marine Transportation System (MTS) stakeholders to discuss the joint Federal agency initiative to use modern technology to support a safer, more efficient, more secure, and environmentally sound MTS. These listening sessions will provide MTS users and stakeholders an opportunity, beyond traditional venues, to express their emerging needs for navigational information and service delivery systems necessary to improve safety and efficiency of transits on the Nation's waterways.
       A listening session is scheduled to be held on May 22, 2014 at 5 pm at the Renaissance Hotel and Waterfront Conference Center in Portsmouth, VA. The intended outcome of these listening sessions is the development of a portfolio supported by multiple Federal agencies that will provide coordinated and timely delivery of navigational information and services to promote safety and efficiency on the MTS. For further information, you may contact Mr. John Walters at John.R.Walters@uscg.mil or (757) 398-6230, LCDR Denise Gruccio at Denise.Gruccio@noaa.gov or (571) 305-0995, or Mr. Mike Anderson at Michael.L.Anderson@usace.army.mil or (757) 201-7584. (5th District LNM Week 18/2014)

Manasquan Inlet Partially Blocked:
       Mariners are advised that a pipe raft approximately 2000 feet long and 25 feet wide will be anchored in Manasquan inlet (40.101934°-74.034788°). The pipe raft will be located on the north side of the channel between the in shore end of the Manasquan seawall and the number 2 marker. The pipe raft will be anchored and lit with flashing amber lights throughout its length and steady white lights on each anchor buoy. Mariners are advised to transit the Manasquan inlet safely. (5th District LNM Week 18/2014)

NJICW Barnegat Bridge to Close During 4 Winters:
       Mariners are advised that the Coast Guard will temporarily change the drawbridge operating schedule that governs the S37 Bridge (39.946119° -74.102728°), at NJICW mile 14.1, over Barnegat Bay, at Seaside Heights, NJ. Over the span of two and half years, the drawbridge will be closed to navigation for three four month closure periods, from December 1, 2015 through March 31, 2018. Extensive replacement of parts and repairs to the bridge necessitate these closures. It is requested that this information be brought to the attention of any person having a possible interest in the changes to the regulations who may not have received a copy of this Public Notice. A copy of Public Notice 5-1336, which describes the proposal in detail, can be obtained by calling (757) 398-6557 or by viewing at http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=pnBridges. (5th District LNM Week 16/2014)

Barnegat Inlet Jetty Construction Safety Zone:
       T Mariners are advised that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is rebuilding the Barnegat Inlet north jetty. The U.S. Coast Guard will be implementing a safety zone in Barnegat Inlet (39.762116° -74.094546°) while work barges are present. Vessels shall not transit within 100 feet of the work barges. Vessels transiting in proximity to the barges shall not pass or overtake each other. Transiting vessels shall maintain minimum safe steerage speed while transiting the inlet. Recreational activity is prohibited in the entire inlet. The on -scene tug can be reached on VHF Channel 16. Mariners are urged to use caution when transiting the area. (5th District LNM Week 18/2014)
       Mariners wanting to transit the safety zone with more than one vessel at a time must contact the Sector Delaware Bay Command Center 36 hours prior to the intended transit time at (215) 271-4807. Vessels needing to contact the on scene work barges can contact them on VHF Channel 16. Vessels should monitor VHF channel 16 for updated information on the operation. If you have any questions regarding the contents of this bulletin, please contact the Waterways Management staff at (215) 271-4814 or the Situation Unit Controller at (215) 271-4807. (Fifth District LNM Week 12/2014) Check http://barnegat-manahawkin.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/barnegat-light-safety-zone-going-into-effect for further details.

Delaware Bay Harbor of Refuge Mooring:
       On or about 21 July, 2014, Harbor of Refuge Lighted Mooring Buoy CG (LLNR 2043) will be established in position 38-48-58.067N, 075-10-00.940W, Fl W 4s (0.4). (5th District LNM Week 17/2014)

Severn River Bridge Inspections:
       Mariners are advised that an engineering firm, on behalf of the Maryland State Highway Administration, will be performing biennial inspections at the US 50/301 Bridge (39.004435° -76.504468°), at mile 4.3, across Severn River in Annapolis, MD. A barge with a man-lift will be used to access the bridge elements from the river in addition to using snooper trucks from the roadway. The inspection using the barge will begin the week of May 19, 2014 each day, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., .and all inspections using snooper trucks will be performed on weeknights from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. All inspection activity will be completed by September 30, 2014. Inspection personnel and equipment will be in proximity to the navigable channel, do not anticipate any disruption to marine traffic and will relocate upon request for passage from any waterborne vessels. Mariners should use extreme caution when transiting the area. (5th District LNM Week 18/2014)

Wallops Island Data Buoy:
       On or about 06 May, 2014, the U.S. Navy Surface Combat Systems Center, Wallops Island and the Dahlgren Division Sensors Technology Branch will establish the following temporary lighted data buoy until 16 May, 2014:
A. Lighted Data Buoy A (no LLNR) at 37-47-00.60N, 075-25-55.92W, Fl Y 4s. (5th District LNM Week 17/2014)

Power Transmission Line Maintenance, James River:
       Virginia Power will be conducting repair work on the transmission line tower foundations on the James River running from Isle of Wight County to Newport News, Virginia commencing 01 June, 2014 until completed. Barges will be moored at each of the individual towers for a period of approximately one month. Maintenance work will not block or take place across a significant portion of the river at any one time. Work will not take place within nor impede traffic in the navigational channel. (5th District LNM Week 18/2014)

Hampton Roads Anchorage Mooring Buoy:
       On or about 16 June, 2014, Anchorage "L" Lighted Mooring Buoy CG (LLNR 10783) will be established in position 36-56-04.855N, 076-21-51.796W, FL W 4s (0.4). (5th District LNM Week 17/2014)

Hampton City Waterfront Dredging:
       This is a favorite cruising stop: Hodges and Hodges Enterprises will commence mechanical dredging in the Hampton River in the vicinity of the city waterfront (37.024278°-76.340541°) from 16 April until 27 June, 2014. Dredge spoil will be transported to the Craney Island Re-handling Bain via scow and the tug JESSE LEE. The dredge supervisor and tug may be contacted on VHF-FM channel 13 and 16 or Captain Scott Hodges, office (757) 484-0308, cell 435-9667, email Scott@hodgesandhodges.com. ... 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 Week 16/2014)*.

Hampton Roads Dredging:
       The Dredge ROCKBRIDGE will be conducting dredging operations in the vicinity of Hampton Roads (36.974422° -76.367040°) Anchorage F from 07 May until 15 July, 2014. A dredge pipeline will run to the Craney Island Rehandling Facility. The dredge will monitor VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. (5th District LNM Week 18/2014)

Oyster Reef, Southern Branch, Elizabeth River:
       VMRC will establish an oyster reef in the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, along the shoreline, north of the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge within the coordinates:
NE - 36 - 48.626N, 076 - 17.229W;
SE - 36 - 48.567N, 076 - 17.255W;
SW - 36 - 48.563N, 076 - 17.275W;
NW - 36 - 48.628N, 076 - 17.238W.
The reef will extend approximately 18" off of the bottom. (5th District LNM Week 18/2014)

More Norfolk and Southern #5 Railroad Bridge (NOT on the AICW) Closures:
       Mariners are advised that the Norfolk Southern #5 Railroad Lift Bridge (36.839407°-76.274878°), at mile 1.1, across the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River, near Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA will be closed to vessels requiring an opening on the following dates and times to facilitate structural repairs:
- 08 May: 9:30am to 2pm & 4pm to 7pm
- 12 May: 7am to 7pm
- 13 May: 9:30am to 2pm & 4pm to 7pm
- 14 May: 7am to 7pm
- 15 May: 9:30am to 2pm & 4pm to
       At all other times, the drawbridge will operate in accordance with the operating regulations set out in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Part 117.5. Mariners should adjust their transits accordingly. (5th District LNM Week 17/2014)

Coastal and Offshore Surveys, Virginia:
       Marine Geophysical and Geotechnical Surveys will be conducted in state and federal waters off the coast of Virginia from 02 June until 30 June, 2014. These surveys will be conducted in two main areas:
1. Three (3) outer continental Shelf (OCS) aliquots located approximately 24-29 nautical miles east of Virginia Beach, Virginia; and
2. Within an approximate 24 nautical miles marine transmission line corridor (approximately 300 meters wide) extending from the offshore lease area to Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
       The survey area coordinates are depicted on the Project Location Map on D5 LNM Enclosure 5. The complete MARINE GEOTECHNICAL SITE INVESTIGATION PLAN VOWTAP DEMONSTRATION PROJECT OFFSHORE VIRGINIA OUTER CONTINENTAL SHELF report may be acquired by contacting CGD5Waterways@uscg.mil.
Operations will be conducted from the following vessels:
1. L/B TRINITY conducting boring operations 24/7.
2. M/V MEGAN T. MILLER conducting penetration test along the cable route 24/7.
3. M/V CAPT RAY conducting near shore boring operations during daylight hours.
4. Various vessels conducting towed Side Scan Sonar operations during daylight hours.
       Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting near the survey vessels. All vessels will monitor VHF-FM channel 16. (5th District LNM Week 18/2014)

Camp Pendleton, Offshore VA Beach, Live Fire Update:
       The Camp Pendleton State Military Reservation Live Fire Small Arms Range described as all of the waters seaward of the mean high water shore line within a sector between radial lines extending 13,500 yards seaward and bearing 070 degrees true and 150 degrees true, respectively, from a point on shore at 36- 48- 58.3N, 075- 57- 59.0W. All vessel operators are reminded to review Navigation Regulations as described in paragraph 334.380 of Chapter 2, of U.S. Coast Pilot 4, Atlantic Coast: Cape Henry to Key West (45th) Edition when operating south of the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay. Firing will take place only during daylight hours and red flags will be displayed at conspicuous locations on the beach at the facility. Vessels shall proceed through the area with caution and shall remain in the area no longer than necessary for transit.
The Camp Pendleton Live Fire Range will be active during the following periods:
DATE UNIT WEPS HOURS
15-16 May ASG 9MM/shotgun 0900-1600
17 May 203rd Red Horse 5.56 0600-1600
6-7 Sep 203rd Red Horse 5.56 0600-1600 (5th District LNM Week 17/2014)

Old Gilmerton Bridge Demolition Update:
       At the Gilmerton Bridge: (36.775082° -76.294999°) Currently, from 6:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. daily until August 3, 2014, two barges are occupying the entire channel at the Gilmerton Bridge for demolition work leaving no clearance for safe passage of vessels.  Mariners needing to pass must provide a two-hour advanced notice by calling the bridge tender at (757)485-5488 or via VHF channel 13.  Additionally, the Gilmerton Bridge continues to operate per 33 Code of Federal Regulations 117.997(j) for mariners needing a bridge opening.
       Moreover, an environmental containment cell around the pier and its fender system will be in place until the project's conclusion on or about August 3, 2014 to facilitate additional demolition work.  The containment cell is rigidly connected to the existing bridge fender with its own fender system consisting of 8 inch x 8 inch timber bumpers with recessed connections, thereby reducing the bridge's horizontal clearance from approximately 125 feet to 124 feet.
At the Dominion Blvd Bridge (Steel Bridge) (36.735991° -76.294895°): McClain Contracting has a barge occupying 50% of the 125ft wide Channel until approx May 9.  This restriction will occur on high tide and will last approx 4 hours every 2 to 3 days. A 24 hour advanced notice will be provided via VHF FM Channel 16/22A. (5th District LNM Week 17/2014)

AICW Channel Markers Moved, North River, North Side of Albemarle Sound:
       On or about 30 May the following aids to navigation will be relocated to mark best water:
A. Great Bridge to Albemarle Sound Buoy 168 (LLNR 37803) to approximate position 36-09-36.648N, 075-53-31.266W.
B. Great Bridge to Albemarle Sound Light 170 (LLNR 37810) to approximate position 36-09-23.784N, 075-53-32.700W. (5th District LNM Week 17/2014)

Point Lookout Bight Mooring Ball:
       On or about 09 June 2014, Lookout Bight Lighted Mooring Buoy CG (LLNR 29135) will be established in position 34-37-21.600N, 076-32-51.600W, FL W 4s (0.4). (5th District LNM Week 17/2014)

Morehead City High Rise Nighttime Bridge Work:
       Mariners are advised that concrete and shotcrete repairs will be conducted at the US 70/High Rise (fixed) Bridge (34.720105°-76.693624°), at AICW mile 203.8, across Newport River in Morehead City, NC beginning April 14, 2014 and continue through July 14, 2014, between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. A temporary snooper crane/work platform shall be suspended at various locations from atop the bridge along with a barge in the waterway. The waterway shall remain open. We advise mariners to check for future notices on this project and should use extreme caution when transiting the area. (5th District LNM Week 14/2014) NOTE: The horizontal clearance of the bridge is narrow and the current swift. There is a usually open Railroad Bridge adjacent. With a barge in the channel as stated above, extra care should be exercised in passing through the bridge.

North Carolina AICW Shoaling Reminder:
       Browns Inlet Crossing, North of the Onslow Beach Bridge, (34.598523°-77.241191°) Mile 238. Shoaling, shifting channel and often different markers than charted. This is a good example of many problem areas where an inlet, creek or river flows into or across the AICW causing frequent shoaling and changes.

Wrightsville Beach Bridge Inspection, Reduced Vertical Clearance:
       Mariners are advised that North Carolina Department of Transportation will be scheduling biannual inspections at the S.R. 74 Lift Bridge (34.216103° -77.812750°) across AICW mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach NC each day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on June 10 to June 12, 2014.  To facilitate the inspections, a hydra-platform will be positioned on the lift spans to access the underside (stringers, floor beams, cross braces and etc.), reducing the available vertical clearance from 20 feet to approximately 15 feet, above mean high water, in the closed position to vessels only during the hours mentioned above.  The removal of the platform only takes a matter of minutes, so the drawbridge will operate for vessels requiring an opening in accordance with the regulations set out in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Part 117.821(a) (4).  Vessels that can pass under the closed spans without an opening may do so at any time.  Mariners should use extreme caution when transiting the area. (5th District Bridge Branch)

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

New England, NY/NJ-Future of Navigation Initiative Listening Session:
       The U.S. Maritime Transportation System (MTS) is critical to our nation's economy and as the USATONS is a vital component of the MTS, we must continue striving to build a more reliable, available, and efficient aids to navigation system. In keeping with our long -standing relationships with commercial and recreational waterway users, the USCG, USACE, and NOAA invite you to join us in a series of listening sessions and help shape our 21st century waterways.
       These listening sessions will be focus on data informational services required by mariners for safe navigation and how we, the federal government joined in single effort, can provide that information and infrastructure. Listening sessions will be held in various ports and will be hosted by a panel representing each of these federal agencies. There will also be a website portal where interested individuals can post recommendations. Some of the essential discussion questions to be addressed include:
- What is your biggest navigation safety concern?
- If we could do one thing over the next year to improve your ability to navigate safely and efficiently, what would you choose? - How can you best access information to update your charts and publications from the Notice to Mariners? Would you like to have this information provided locally?
- What do you like best and least about your ECDIS/ECS system and ENCs/IENCs?
- What would improve your ECDIS/ECS user experience?
- How can we improve our PDF product to be more useful for navigation?
- If you use charts on a mobile device, what type of device and what applications or services?
- How often do you use real-time observation systems such as NOAA PORTS , tides and water level information from NWS, USACE, USGS and would you use observational information if it was broadcast over AIS?
- What Electronic Aids to Navigation (eATON) prototypes (AIS AtoN, virtual buoys, etc.) might be most useful to you?
       The local listening sessions for New England and New York areas will be held from 10:00AM-12:00PM on:
Tuesday, 6/3/2014, at the Volpe Transportation Center in Cambridge, MA (doors will open at 9:00AM)
Tuesday, 6/10/2014, at the Customs House in Lower Manhattan, NY (doors will open at 9:00AM)
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Petty Officer Robert Cottrell at robert.l.cottrell@uscg.mil. (First District LNM Week 18/2014)

More Nav Aid Changes:
       The First District Coast Guard continues to change Aids to Navigation. There are too many to list. Changes include reducing nominal range due to the changeover to LED technology, removal of sound signals from many floating aids and the change to Marine Radio Activated Sound Signals (MRASS) for major aids. The following is an example of one of the many new MRASS. If you are cruising in an area where you are accustomed to hearing sound signals in the fog and you don't hear what you think you should, the following gives you instructions for activating the sound. However, some buoys are having sound signals removed and not replaced with MRASS.
       The Coast Guard is considering making the following changes to Aids to Navigation to this waterway:
CHANGE Minot's Ledge Light (LLNR 440) (42-16-11.000N, 070-45-32.700W) fog signal to radio activated by the mariner. During times of reduced visibility, mariners are requested to turn their VHF-FM radio to channel 81A/157.075Mhz. By keying their microphone, 5 times consecutively, while on channel 81A, this will activate the fog signal for 45 minutes.
       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 30 May 2014 to complete the process. Refer to Project No. 01-14-042. 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 Week 16/2014)

Gulf of Maine UUV:
       Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) operations are being done until May 16, 2014 in the following locations:
1. Southwest Corner: 42 28 20.000 N, 070 17 0.600 W
Northeast Corner: 42 31 4.500 N, 070 13 45.660 W
2. Southwest Corner: 42 20 11.400 N, 069 58 46.830 W
Northeast Corner: 42 21 17.150 N, 069 56 36.900 W
3. Southwest Corner: 42 10 16.130 N, 069 56 26.820 W
Northeast Corner: 42 14 32.000 N, 069 50 11.100 W
       The work is being done daily from 6:00 am - 5:30 pm. On scene is a 65ft Research Vessel, 12ft RHIB and UUV that are monitoring VHF-FM channels 13 & 16. (First District LNM Week 117/2014)

MA Coast Storm Monitoring Buoy:
       A storm monitoring buoy has been deployed in (PA) 42° 13' 1.2" N 70° 41' 56.4" W until approximately May 24th, 2014. The buoy is 3.8m (12.5ft) tall with about 2.2m (7.2ft) showing above the waterline, equipped with four 10Watt solar panels for additional power, has a light on the tower, and is held in place by two anchors. The buoy is operating continuously. (First District LNM Week 117/2014)

Cape Wind Energy Project Surveys:
       From late April to August 2014, survey activities in support of the Cape Wind Energy Project will be conducted within and around Horseshoe Shoal (41.482643° -70.417353°) and Lewis Bay in Nantucket Sound, an area that has been identified as the location for the Cape Wind offshore renewable energy installation ... and export cable routes.
       The survey contractor is Ocean Surveys, Inc. of Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Survey operations will be conducted during daylight hours, seven days a week (weather dependent) for approximately three months. The activity will involve survey vessels operating simultaneously, operating with towed arrays. Survey vessels will operate with a minimum separation distance of 3000 yards. The vessels will be monitoring VHF-FM channels 9, 13, and 16. The towed equipment will extend to approximately 100 yards behind the survey vessels at varying depths throughout the water column. This activity is not expected to involve any bottom disturbance.
       The following vessels will be utilized for the geophysical survey:
1. M/V Ocean Explorer (Length: 60 feet)
2. M/V West Cove (Length: 42 feet)
3. R/V Able II (Length: 23 feet)
       The Cape Wind Energy Project point-of-contact for survey operations is:
Mr. Jack Arruda
Phone: 617-904-3100 ext. 113
Mobile: (508) 942-4078
Email: jarruda@emienergy.com
       Mariners are requested to remain clear of all work platforms and attendant vessels while conducting survey activities in Nantucket Sound including Lewis Bay, and otherwise use extreme caution when navigating in the vicinity of Horseshoe Shoal and Lewis Bay. (First District LNM Week 16/2014)

Wave Glider to Study Right Whales:
       A wave glider with an acoustic hydrophone to detect right whales has been deployed in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (42.333333° -70.250000°) until May 16, 2014. The wave glider is self propelled, travels at a speed of 1-2 knots and retrieves and monitors data on North Atlantic Right Whales. The wave glider is comprised of two parts: surface component (surf board) is 83 inches long and 24 inches wide. It also has a subsurface component (sub) that is 75 inches long and is dark blue. It will operate continuously. Mariners are requested to not interfere with the equipment and urged to use caution while transiting the area. (First District LNM Week 16/2014)

Right Whale DMA Update:
ACTIVE SEASONAL MANAGEMENT AREAS (SMAs)
Mandatory speed restrictions of 10 knots or less (50 CFR 224.105) are in effect in the following areas:
Cape Cod Bay SMA -- in effect through May 15, 2014
Great South Channel SMA -- in effect through July 31, 2014
FOR RECENT RIGHT WHALE SIGHTINGS, VISIT:
www.nefsc.noaa.gov/psb/surveys/SAS.html (First District LNM Week 14/2014)

Damage to Key Aid to Navigation in Nantucket Sound:
       CAUTION WHEN TRANSITING IN VICINITY OF BUOY 17 (NOAA DATA BUOY 44020) Recent repeated damage to buoy 17 (NOAA data buoy 44020) (41.443 N 70.186 W) in Nantucket Sound has made this key aid unavailable for extended periods of time, reducing navigation safety. Mariners are asked to be particularly vigilant when navigating in the vicinity of buoy 17 in Nantucket Sound. Buoy 17 is a key aid to navigation in Nantucket Sound. It sits approximately halfway between Nantucket Sound and Hyannis, and marks the southern boundary of the Main Channel. Perhaps most importantly it hosts a suite of electronic instruments that provide real-time weather data readily accessible to all mariners. In recent months the buoy has been badly damaged twice, apparently hit by unidentified vessels passing by. In each case the metrological instruments were seriously damaged and stopped working for weeks or months until technicians could be scheduled. And in each instance expensive and labor-intensive repairs were required. All mariners should use extreme caution when operating in the vicinity of buoy 17 in Nantucket Sound. (First District LNM Week 11/2014)

NOAA Hydrographic Survey Operations:
       1. NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson (S222) will be conducting hydrographic survey operations throughout the area of Fisher Island Sound and Block Island Sound from 28 April 2014 through 15 August 2014.
       2. NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson (S222) will be conducting hydrographic survey operations throughout Buzzards Bay and Rhode Island Sound from 1 April 2014 through 30 September 2013.
       Thomas Jefferson is a 208-foot, white survey vessel and deploys two 31-foot, aluminum survey launches; survey vessels carry NOAA markings, can be identified on AIS, and will be monitoring VHF channels 13 and 16. Survey operations will be conducted 24-hrs a day from the ship and from 0730 through 1800 with survey launches. Mariners are requested to exercise caution when transiting the operational area. When towed hydrographic instrumentation is deployed, Thomas Jefferson will be restricted in her ability to maneuver. ... Questions or concerns can be addressed to the ship's Field Operations Officer via phone at: 757-647-0187 or 808-434-2706; or via email at: ops.thomas.jefferson@noaa.gov. (First District LNM Week 13/2014)

Connecticut River Current Meters:
       The University of Connecticut will deploy two bottom current meters from May 12 - June 25, 2014. One is immediately south of the Old Lyme Railroad bridge in (PA) : 41 18 38.760N 72 21 03.660W and the second is adjacent to Connecticut River Lighted Buoy 19 (LLNR 22580) in (PA) 41 17 54.636N 72 21 05.466W, which will be marked with regulatory white and orange buoys marked BOTTOM GEAR. These will be operated continuously. (First District LNM Week 18/2014)

Hempstead Harbor Submarine Power Cable Repair:
       Submarine power cable repairs will be done in Hempstead Harbor Approaches from May 5 - July 28, 2014. The repair barge will be located in (PA) N40° 52' 30.468" W 73° 41' 12.858" Vessel will be on 4 point moor. Mooring wires will extend from the barge to mooring floats as follows:
#1 barge mooring float N40° 52' 36.5693" W 73° 40' 52.3285"
#2 barge mooring float N40° 52' 50.2024" W 73° 41' 24.9726"
#3 barge mooring float N40° 52' 20.5593" W 73° 41' 08.4936"
#4 barge mooring float N40° 52' 26.8529" W 73° 41' 28.6115"
       The work will be done 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. On scene will be the HUGHES barge, support barge, tug PATRICK J HUNT and crew boat that will be monitoring VHF-FM channels 16 & 10. Mariners are requested to proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made. (First District LNM Week 17/2014)

LaGuardia Runway Work on the Water Update:
       Work is being done at LaGuardia Airport on runways 13 & 20 until approximately September 1, 2015. Most of the work is being done on the water in Bowery Bay/Rikers Island Channel and Flushing Bay at Work Area Runway 13-31: 40°46'57.37" N 73°52'44.68" W and Work Area Runway 4-22: 40°47'09.26" N 73°52'13.04" W. The hours of operation are Sunday - Friday 10:00 pm - 6:00 am and Fridays at 10:00 pm - Sunday at 12:00 am. On scene are the barges SEI-54, SEI 160-3, MARGARET, SEI 120-60 & U797 that are monitoring VHF-FM channels 13 & 16. Mariners are requested to proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made. (First District LNM Week 17/2014)

Fire Island Inlet Area NOAA Surveys:
       A hydrographic survey to update National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration nautical charts is being done outside Fire Island Inlet both east and west, in (PA) 40 37' 30" N 73 20' 03" W, until July 15, 2014. The work is being done during daylight hours. On scene is a hewes craft boat. (First District LNM Week 18/2014)

Marine Construction, Jamaica Bay:
       Pile installation and bulkhead rehabilitation will be done in Jamaica Bay (40.585197°-73.842608°), Beach Channel Drive & Rockaway Fwy through Beach Channel Drive & Beach 108th St., from May 12 - July 31, 2015. The hours of operation will be Monday - Friday, 6:00 am - 6:00 pm. On scene will be barges. Mariners are advised to use extreme caution and reduce wake when transiting the area. (First District LNM Week 117/2014)


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