East Coast Alerts

By Mel Neale
12/5/2014


Attention Snowbirds

New Bern RR Bridge Closure for Repairs:
       The operating schedule that governs the Norfolk Southern Railroad Drawbridge across Trent River, mile 0.2, at New Bern, NC (35.099593° -77.041370°) will be temporarily changed to facilitate a repair project. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation from 8 a.m. Monday, December 15, 2014 until 7 p.m. Friday, December 19, 2014. This deviation is necessary to facilitate removal and replacement of the rail lift joints. Mariners are advised to take caution. (5th District LNM Week 47/2014) *

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

South Lake Worth Daybeacon Wreck:
       Lake Worth South Daybeacon 8 (LLNR 46835) is missing. The wreckage is marked with a TRLB, WR8, Fl Q R in temporary position 26-43-49.534N/080-02-50.579W. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. (7th District LNM Week 47/2014)

General Announcements

Right Whale Season Again:
       NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALES WARNING - ENDANGERED NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALES
From November to April the coastal waters between Altamaha Sound, GA, and Sebastian Inlet, FL, are used as calving grounds by the critically endangered right whale. Critically endangered right whales, including females with very young calves, may be encountered in offshore and coastal waters. Right whales are slow moving and at risk of serious injury or death due to collisions with vessels. U.S. law (50 CFR 224.105) prohibits operating vessels 65 feet (19.8 m) or greater in excess of 10 knots in specific managed locations along the U.S. east coast during times when right whales are likely to be present. See enclosed compliance guide for the right whale ship strike reduction rule for specific times, areas, and exceptions to this law. Intentionally approaching within 500 yards of right whales is prohibited and is a violation of U.S. law. A minimum distance of 500 yards must be maintained from a sighted right whale unless hazardous to the vessel or its occupants. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommend that operators assume that any whale sighting is a right whale unless confirmed otherwise. NOAA also recommends speeds of 10 knots or less in areas used by right whales and outside of seasonally managed areas when consistent with safety of navigation. NOAA also recommends operators use two-way whale avoidance routes within the WHALESSOUTH MSR area. Please report all right whale sightings and collisions to877-WHALE-HELP, or to the Coast Guard via channel 16. WHALESSOUTH Mandatory Ship Reporting Area is active from November 15 to April 16. For more information, consult the U.S. Coast Pilot. MSR arrival reports can be sent via TELEX number 48156090 or email to rightwhale.msr@noaa.gov. (7th District LNM Week 44/2014)

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.aspx
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

Synthetic AIS Signals:
       AIS is an internationally adopted radio communication protocol that enables the autonomous and continuous exchange of navigation safety related messages amongst vessels, lifeboats, aircraft, shore stations, and aids to navigation (AIS ATON). AIS ATON stations broadcast their presence, identity (9-digit Marine Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) number), position, and status at least every three minutes or as needed. Synthetic AIS ATON's signal can be received by any existing AIS mobile device, but they would require an external system for their portrayal (i.e., AIS message 21 capable ECDIS, ECS, radar, PC). How they are portrayed currently varies by manufacturer, but the future intention is for the portrayal to be in accordance with forthcoming International Standards (i.e., IEC 62288 (Ed. 2), IHO S-4 (Ed. 4.4.0)). (5th District LNM Week 47/2014)
       In the near future, the USCG will begin transmitting AIS ATON messages and marine safety information via AIS for testing and evaluation. The following aids have been approved for Synthetic AIS Signals:
SEACOAST – FLORIDA – AMELIA ISLAND TO ST AUGSUTINE
St. Johns Lighted Buoy STJ (LLNR 570/7110) MMSI #993672018
SEACOAST – FLORIDA – PONCE DE LEON INLET TO CAPE CANANVERAL
Cape Canaveral Danger Zone Buoy A (LLNR 627) MMSI #993672023
SEACOAST – FLORIDA – BETHEL SHOAL TO JUPITER INLET
St. Lucie Entrance Lighted Buoy 2 (LLNR 720/9995) MMSI #993672007
SEACOAST – FLORIDA – JUPITER INLET TO FOWEY ROCKS
Lake Worth Lighted Buoy LW (LLNR 745/10175) MMSI #993672006
Port Everglades Lighted Buoy PE (LLNR 800/10305) MMSI #993672004
Miami Lighted Buoy M (LLNR 895/10455) MMSI #993682000
STRAITS OF FLORIDA – SOMBRERO KEY TO DRY TORTUGAS - WESTERN SAMBO
Key West Entrance Lighted Whistle Buoy KW (LLNR 1040/14800) MMSI #993672010 STRAITS OF FLORIDA – SOMBRERO KEY TO DRY TORTUGAS – SAND KEY
Rebecca Shoal V-AIS (LLNR TBD) MMSI #993672015 Virtual
STRAITS OF FLORIDA – SOMBRERO KEY TO DRY TORTUGAS
Pulaski Shoal Light (LLNR 1185) MMSI #993672016 Synthetic
GULF OF MEXICO – FLORIDA – TAMPA BAY AND ST. JOSEPH SOUND
Tampa Bay Lighted Buoy T (LLNR 1390/22225) MMSI #993672025
GEORGIA AND FLORIDA – CUMBERALND SOUND – FERNANDINA HARBOR TO KINGS BAY – ST. MARYS ENTRANCE
St. Marys Entrance Lighted Buoy 16 (LLNR 6600) MMSI #993672017
GEORGIA AND FLORIDA – AMELIA ISLAND TO ST. AUGUSTINE
Nassau Sound Approach Buoy 6A (LLNR 7105) MMSI #993672024
FLORIDA – ST. JOHNS RIVER
St. Johns Lighted Buoy STJ (LLNR 7110/570) MMSI #993672018
St. Johns River Lighted Buoy (LLNR 7135) MMSI #993672019
FLORIDA – TOLOMATO RIVER TO PALM SHORES – PONCE DE LEON INLET
Ponce De Leon Inlet Buoy 5A (LLNR 9535.2) MMSI #993672022
FLORIDA – PORT CANAVERAL HARBOR – CANAVERAL HARBOR
Canaveral harbor Entrance Channel Lighted Buoy 11 (LLNR 9640) MMSI #993672020
FLORIDA – PALM SHORES TO WEST PALM BEACH – FORT PIERCE HARBOR
Fort Pierce Inlet Lighted Buoy 5 (LLNR 9815.3) MMSI #993672008
Fort Pierce Inlet Lighted Buoy 6 (LLNR 9815.4) MMSI #993672009
FLORIDA – PALM SHORES TO WEST PALM BEACH – ST. LUCIE INLET
St. Lucie Entrance Lighted Buoy 2 (LLNR 9995/720) MMSI #993672007
Lake Worth Lighted Buoy LW (LLNR 10175/745) MMSI #993672006
FLORIDA – FORT LAUDERDALE - PORT EVERGLADES
Port Everglades Lighted Buoy PE (LLNR 10305/800) MMSI #993672004
Port Everglades Entrance Range Front Light (LLNR 10320) MMSI #993672002
Port Everglades Entrance Range Rear Light (LLNR 10325) MMSI #993672003
FLORIDA – MIAMI HARBOR – MIAMI MAIN CHANNEL
Miami Lighted Buoy M (LLNR 10455/895) MMSI #993672000
Miami Main Channel Lighted Buoy 4 (LLNR 10485) MMSI #993672001
FLORIDA – KEY WEST HARBOR AND APPROACHES – KEY WEST MAIN CHANNEL
Key West Entrance Lighted Whistle Buoy KW (LLNR 14800/1040) MMSI #993672010
FLORIDA – KEY WEST HARBOR – KEY WEST MAIN CHANNEL
Key West Main Channel Lighted Buoy 8 (LLNR 14855) MMSI #993672011 Synthetic
Key West Main Channel Lighted Buoy 9 (LLNR 14865) MMSI #993672012 Synthetic
Key West Main Channel Lighted Buoy 15 (LLNR 14895) MMSI #993672013 Synthetic
Key West Main Channel Lighted Buoy 23 (LLNR 14935) MMSI #993672014 Synthetic
FLORIDA – WEST COAST – TAMPA BAY ENTRANCE – EGMONT CHANNEL
Tampa Bay Lighted Buoy T (LLNR 22225/1390) MMSI #993672025
FLORIDA – WEST COAST - TAMPA BAY – CUT A CHANNEL
Tampa Bay Cut A Channel Lighted Bell Buoy 1A (LLNR 22400/60440) MMSI #993672030
FLORIDA – WEST COAST - TAMPA BAY – CUT E CHANNEL
Tampa Bay Cut E Channel Lighted Buoy 1E (LLNR 22755) MMSI #993672027
FLORIDA – WEST COAST - TAMPA BAY – HILLSBOROUGH CUT C CHANNEL
Hillsborough Cut C Channel Lighted Buoy 17 (LLNR 23220) MMSI #993672028
FLORIDA – WEST COAST - TAMPA BAY – SPARKMAN CHANNEL
Sparkman Channel Light 5 (LLNR 23560) MMSI #99367203
FLORIDA – WEST COAST - TAMPA BAY – CUT G CHANNEL
Tampa Bay Cut G Channel Preferred Channel Lighted Buoy G (LLNR 23655) MMSI #993672029
FLORIDA – WEST COAST - TAMPA BAY – CUT K CHANNEL
Tampa Bay Cut K Channel Lighted Buoy 5K (LLNR 23905) MMSI #993672026
FLORIDA – AICW – TOLOMATO RIVER TO PALM SHORES
Tolomato River Lighted Buoy 60 (LLNR 38910) MMSI #993672021
FLORIDA – AICW - TAMPA BAY – CUT A CHANNEL
Tampa Bay Cut A Channel Lighted Bell Buoy 1A (LLNR 60440/22400) MMSI #993672030
       Mariners capable of receiving and displaying these test AIS messages are encouraged to provide feedback and report any anomalies to the USCG NAVCEN Website: www.navcen.uscg.gov (7th District LNM Week 48/2014)

St. Johns River Underwater Testing:
       The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vessel SNELL will conduct underwater geological sampling operations in St Marys River Entrance for one-day December 3, 2014. Upon completion operations will move to St Johns River from Blount Island (30.397033° -81.518848°) to Broward Point December 05-09, 2014. Operations will run daily from 6:00am thru 6:00pm. The vessel will monitor VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. Mariners are advised to transit the area at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made. Further information contact Scott Hall, Master, USACE SNELL (252) 402-7938. (7th District LNM Week 47/2014)

Okeechobee Waterway Update:
       On December 3, 2014 at 2400 hours the lake level was reported at 15.57 feet and the navigational depths were reported at 9.51 feet for Route 1 (26°58'32.23"N, 80°38'22.92"W) and 7.71 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

Dredging in Indian River Lagoon:
       Cavache Inc. will commence dredge operations on or about December 1, 2014 with Dredge MICHELLE in the Indian River Lagoon, including Sebastian Inlet (27.853976°-80.454920°) south to the Wabasso Causeway. The dredge will dispose of the material via floating, submerged and landward pipelines. The disposal area is located east of US Highway 1 and west of the AICW in Indian River County. The portions of the pipeline closest to the dredge will remain floating and will be marked with flashing lights at night. The pipeline will be sunk along the shoreline. Mariners are urged to maintain a safe distance from the dredge to avoid potential interference with the pipeline. The dredge will monitor VHF-FM Channels 16 and 79. Operations will be 24/7 and will continue until on or about March 31, 2015. Mariners are advised to transit the area at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made. For further information contact Cavache at (954) 568-0007. (7th District LNM Week 46/2014)

Lake Worth Staging Area for Dredge Equipment:
       Weeks Marine, Inc. starting approximately 20 November 2014, will be mobilizing pipeline, support equipment and attendant plant into the Lake Worth Lagoon, all equipment and pipeline will be anchored to the east of the Lake Worth Lagoon Staging Area. Pipeline will be prepared in the staging area and then relocated offshore of Jupiter Island and submerged between Lat 26° 56' 13N/80° and 26° 56' 17N/80° 03' 28W. A single point mooring/discharge connection will be approximately 3,800 LF off the shore of the renourishment site. On the seaward end of the discharge connection will be a ball connection attached to 300 feet of floating rubber discharge hose that will be attached to the submerged pipeline. The floating hose will be lighted and the entire connection and assembly will be out of the navigation channel.
       Dredge R.N. WEEKS and B.E. LINDHOLM will arrive approximately December 1, 2014. Dredged material will be transported from the borrow area located at 26° 49' 26N/80° 01' 24W west by the dredges to a discharge location within the limits of the above mentioned sub line locations, to be pumped to the beach through a combination of floating and submerged pipelines extending approximately 2,500 LF from the shoreline. Dredging operations will continue twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven days per week basis. The Dredges will monitor marine VHF channels 13 and 16. Mariners are urged to use extreme caution and transit the area at their slowest safe speed to create minimum wake after passing arrangements have been made. Dredging will occur from approximately December 5-14, 2014. The submerged pipeline will be removed at the completion of dredging activities. Further information contact Miguel Cruz (985) 875-2500 or macruz@weeksmarine.com. (7th District LNM Week 46/2014)

Dania Cut-Off Canal Work:
       Ebsary Foundation will commence work on or about December 3, 2014. The duration of the project will take approximately 2 months; partially blocking the channel (there will be access for boats during the operation). The channel will be completely blocked for ONE-DAY only either December 8th or 9th. A sectional barge named (Ebsary/Shakerton) will remain onsite for the duration either on the north or south of the canal. The barge is 80'x40' with a 70 Ton crane mounted on it. In addition, there will be occasional divers in the area as needed. Hours of operations are from 7:00am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday, the barge will be located in the construction area 24/7. No weekend work is expected. Project POC's Superintendent: Rick Varney (305) 898-3965 and Project Manager: Yosmel Milian (305) 967-3977.
Project Location:
SE Corner: 26° 4'3.08N 80°11'51.51W
SW Corner: 26° 4'3.02N 80°11'52.81W
NE Corner: 26° 4'4.09N 80°11'51.53W
NW Corner: 26° 4'4.06N 80°11'52.82W (7th District LNM Week 46/2014)

Surveys off Dania Beach:
       SSR Inc/Xtera Communications Inc will conduct shallow and deep water surveys from November 26 through January 31, 2015. The R/V GEO is slow moving with limited maneuverability in tow from the stern of the vessel will be electronic survey equipment. The vessel will monitor VHF-FM Channel 16. Further information contact Scott Meyer +1-727-480-0118 or Peter Theophanis +1-772-485-3038
Survey Route:
1) 26° 5.540'N 80° 6.479'W Shore End
2) 26° 5.285'N 80° 5.959'W
3) 26° 5.261'N 80° 5.627'W
4) 26° 5.284'N 80° 4.773'W
5) 26° 5.444'N 80° 3.510'W
6) 26° 5.509'N 80° 0.533'W +/- 5 NM Offshore (7th District LNM Week 47/2014)

Barron River Beacon Destroyed:
       Barron River Channel Daybeacon 39 (LLNR 16185) is destroyed. The remains of the pile are 1ft below or above the waterline depending upon the tide. The wreckage marked with a TRLB, WR39, Fl Q G. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. (7th District LNM Week 47/2014)

Venice Inlet Light Destroyed:
        Venice Inlet-Siesta Key Light 54 (LLNR 58285) is destroyed. The remains of the pile broken pile sits 1/2ft above the waterline. The wreckage is marked by a TRLB, Fl Q R, 4M in position 27-14-33.872N/082-31-12.125W. Mariners are advised to transit the area with extreme caution. (7th District LNM Week 48/2014)

Tampa Harbor Dredging Update:
       Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, LLC will commence maintenance dredge operations in Tampa Harbor: 45-Foot Egmont Channel Cuts 1 and 2, 43-Foot Mullet Key Channel in Hillsborough County, Florida. The work consists of dredging designated area in the channel and pumping out the material onto Egmont Key. Submerged pipeline on the sea floor, and installing the dredge hookup hoses will begin the week of 03 November; weather permitting.
       The DODGE ISLAND is scheduled to arrive on site on 10 November. The PADRE ISLAND is scheduled to arrive in mid-December. For the duration of project, the following equipment will be utilized for excavating of material, beach fill placement, and survey operations, TSHD: DODGE ISLAND and PADRE ISLAND, Tugs: Jack Newman and Free State, Derrick Barge GL63, Anchor Barge GL112, and Crew Boat St. Louis River. Dredging and beach fill operations will commence upon dredge arrival and continue through January 2015. The pipeline length is approximately 1,150 feet, including the floating line. The submerged pipeline lands on the north end of Egmont Key at 27 36' 11.09844N, 082 45' 45.08061W with the offshore dredge hookup end to the north towards the Egmont Cut Channel at 27 36' 19.81249" N, 082 45' 45.05645"W. 240' of floating line with a 360 degree swing radius from the hookup location, as well as the submerged pipeline will remain in place for the duration of project. Communications: Marine VHF Channels 13, 16 and 7. The Dredges will be sailing between the floating pipeline and the Egmont Cut Channel and Mullet Key Channel.
27 35' 33.07826N0/82 59' 0.00372W
27 36' 10.65136N/082 44' 17.24744W
27 35' 26.19182N/082 58' 59.12209W
27 36' 21.35164N/082 44' 34.14692W
27 36' 47.78977N/082 46' 39.18047W
27 36' 19.64573N/082 43' 56.46398W
27 36' 38.83493N/082 46' 58.96142W
27 36' 45.30739N/082 40' 14.9335W
27 36' 36.76675N/082 46' 20.73028W
27 36' 52.63032N/082 40' 18.37198W
       The following aids have been temporarily relocated to facilitate dredging operation:
Egmont Channel LB 7 (LLNR 22260) to 27-36-05.062N/082-53-56.365W
Egmont Channel LBB 8 (LLNR 22265) to 27-35-56.617N/082-53-51.663W
Egmont Channel LB 9 (LLNR 22270) to 27-36-16.476N/082-52-03.401W
Egmont Channel LB 10(LLNR 22275) to 27-36-07.071N/082-52-09.210W
Egmont Channel LB 11 (LLNR 22295) to 27-36-25.886N/082-50-26.271W
Egmont Channel LB 12 (LLNR 22300) to 27-36-17.081N/082-50-25.588W
Egmont Channel LB 13 (LLNR 22305) to 27-36-36.109N/082-48-43.969W
Egmont Channel LB 14 (LLNR 22310) to 27-36-27.355N/082-48-42.373W
Egmont Channel LB 17 (LLNR 22325) to 27-36-33.607N/082-45-28.223W
Mullet Key Channel LBB 20 (LLNR 22350) to 27-36-10.407N/082-44-21.045W
Mullet Key Channel LB 23 (LLNR 22375) to 27-36-39.919N/082-41-42.128W
Mullet Key Channel LB 24 (LLNR 22380) to 27-36-31.998N/082-41-40.958W
Mullet Key Channel LB 25 (LLNR 22390) to 27-36-49.858N/082-40-32.242W
       Further information contact Project Manager, Manny Vianzon (630) 209-6848 and/or Site Managers Ken Lynn (630)730-4248 and/or Kate Mason (630)207-7437.
       The Army Corps, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center will add more instruments to the array at Egmont Key prior to the dredging (Great Lakes Dock & Dredge.) Several temporary gauges, sensors and a mix of pipes and buoys with navigation lights flashing white every 3-5seconds and mounted on PVC pipes will be placed all around Egmont Key, near the entrance to Tampa Bay. When temp aids are deployed approximately 06 November locations will be advertised. Majority of the monitoring devices will remain in place in approximately March 2015 none of the equipment will not interfere with navigation. Early November 2014, beach nourishment will take place on Egmont Key at the mouth of Tampa Bay using material dredged from the Tampa Harbor Entrance. Mariners are to avoid close proximity, or any other interference of the equipment. For further information contact Katherine E. Brutsché, Ph.D., U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (601) 634-4174. For US Coast Guard related issues contact US Coast Guard Sector St Petersburg (813) 228-2191. See enclosure section for map layout.
       Small aluminum pipes vertical with white flashing lights and placed in shallow water.
PIPE #1: 27-35-47.28N/082-45-48.87W
PIPE #2: 27-34-58.80N/082-45-49.50W
PIPE #2B: 27.58134N/082.763209W
PIPE #3: 27-36-09.20N/082-45-35.55W
PIPE #3B: 27.7605N/082.62691W
PIPE #4: 27-34-49.32N/082-45.30.68W
PIPE #5: 27.57746N/082.76038W
PIPE #6: 27.57518N/082.75732W
Cam #1B: 27.60134N/082.76634W
N Shoal A: 27.60288N/082.76611W
N Shoal B: 27.60322N/082.76723W
        The following are current meters and a wave gauge attached to a small buoy:
Current 2: 27.60135N/082.7661W
Current 3: 27.59642N/082.7659W
Current 4: 27.59282N/082.7734W
Current 5: 27.58275N/082.76536W
Current 6: 27.57484N/082.76336W
Wave Gauge: 27.59286N/082.77277W (7th District LNM Week 46/2014)

Johns Pass Shoaling:
        The entrance to Johns Pass Channel has a project depth of 10ft. The ACOE surveys found the project depth between Johns Pass Channel Light 2 (LLNR 25585) and Johns Pass Channel Light 4 (LLNR 25600) have reported soundings as low as 7.5ft due to shoaling. Shoaling also exists between Johns Pass Channel DBN 8 (LLNR 25625) and Johns Pass Channel Light 10 (LLNR 25630) with soundings as low as 3.6ft along the northern side of the channel. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting these areas. Local knowledge recommended as the channel is constantly changing. (7th District LNM Week 48/2014)

Clearwater Marina Channel Shoaling:
       The ACOE survey project depth between Clearwater Marina Channel Light 2 (LLNR 25730) and Clearwater Marina Channel DBN 4 (LLNR 25745) are as low as 4ft due to shoaling. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting the area. Local knowledge recommended as the channel is constantly changing. (7th District LNM Week 48/2014)

Florida Bridge Update: From the USCG 7th District LNM Week 48/2014:
       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.
       Atlantic Boulevard Bridge (AICW Mile 744.7): Genesis CEI Services, LLC has advised the Coast Guard that due to painting operations on the Atlantic Boulevard (SR 10) (30.323251°-81.438770°) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (San Pablo Creek) mile 744.7, Duval County, Florida. The vertical clearance of the 65 foot high bridge will be reduced by four feet slightly more than one-half the channel from April 10, 2014 through April 10, 2015. The contractor will maintain 65 ft of vertical clearance within a 45 ft horizontal clearance at all times on one side of the channel. Mariners are requested to proceed through the east side of the channel through this area.
       Main Street Bridge, St. Johns River: 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.
       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.
Scheduled bridge closures to navigation
6am Dec 6, 2014 – 6am Dec 7, 2014
6am Dec 13, 2014 – 6am Dec 14, 2014
9pm Dec 19, 2014 – 9pm Dec 22, 2014. This is the 72 hour lockdown required to place the sidewalk concrete for the west side of the span.
       Veterans Memorial Bridge, Daytona: The Coast Guard has issued a public notice announcing a permit application from Volusia County, Florida for the approval of location and plans for the construction of a new bridge over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), mile 830.6 (29.210135°-81.011298°), also known as the Halifax River. Public Notice 15-14 provides details of the proposed new bridge and solicits comments concerning the project. The public notice is available at www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=pnBridges&Active=1&region=7.
        Haulover Canal Bridge: Freck Enterprises, Inc. will be repairing the fender system of the Haulover Canal Bridge (28.734706° -80.755544°) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Merritt Island, Cape Canaveral, Florida from December 15 through December 24, 2014. This work is not expected to impact navigation; but there will be floating equipment in the vicinity of the bridge. Mariners should proceed with caution and minimum wake.
       Flagler Memorial Bridge Update: 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 Florida Department of Transportation has requested that the Flagler Memorial Bridge be placed on a restricted opening schedule until the new Flagler Memorial Bridge construction can be completed.
       The Flagler Memorial Bridge opening schedule will be changed starting November 1, 2014, to once an hour on the quarter-hour. Starting Wednesday, November 12, 2014, in addition to the once an hour schedule, the Flagler Memorial Bridge will be allowed to not open at 8:15 a.m. and at 4:15. p.m. Monday through Friday except Federal holidays to allow for rush hour traffic. The bridge will be allowed to remain closed to navigation with no exemptions except for emergencies. The Royal Park and Southern Blvd Bridges will return to their normal operating schedules per 33 CFR 117.261:
(v) Royal Park (SR 704) bridge, mile 1022.6, at Palm Beach. The draw shall open on the hour and half-hour.
(w) Southern Boulevard (SR 700/80) bridge, mile 1024.7 at Palm Beach. The draw shall open on the quarter and three- quarter hour.
       While the new Flagler Memorial Bridge is under construction, the following emergency plan will remain in effect with no exceptions except for emergencies: If an emergency occurs and the Flagler Memorial Bridge is left in the open to navigation position, all vehicle traffic will be detoured to the bridges to the south. For this reason, the Royal Park Bridge will be on an hourly schedule at the quarter-hour, except that from 8:16 a.m. to 10:14 a.m. and from 4:16 p.m. to 6:14 p.m. this bridge will be allowed to remain closed to navigation. The Southern Boulevard Bridge will remain on the twice an hour schedule (top of the hour and bottom of the hour), except that from 8:31 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. and from 4:31 p.m. to 5:59 p.m. this bridge will be allowed to remain closed to navigation.
       Southern Boulevard Bridge: Due to bridge maintenance the Southern Boulevard Bridge (26.675234° -80.046876°) will be placed on single leaf operations on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. to replace the Hydraulic oil for the bridge machinery system.
       Lake Avenue/Robert Harris Bridge: The Florida Department of Transportation has initiated coordination with the Coast Guard to consider regulations on the Lake Worth/Lake Avenue/Robert Harris Bridge (26.613475° -80.044348°), across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway mile 1028.0, Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida, which will allow for some bridge closures and temporary regulation changes to order to facilitate construction/repair activity on this bridge.
       The Coast Guard has agreed to allow this bridge to remain closed to navigation from 12:05 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. and from 7:05 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. daily, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. This bridge will be allowed to open once an hour on the top of hour for the remainder of the day. The vertical clearance of the bridge will be reduced by 5 feet which will allow for a vertical clearance of 30 feet in the closed position.
       Coastal Gunite Construction Company has advised the Coast Guard that they will start this project on September 2, 2014 and will continue until May 15, 2015.
       Caloosahatchee River Bridge: The de Moya Group, Inc. has advised the Coast Guard that they will be setting the new bridge girders across the Caloosahatchee River (26.650326° -81.877938°). During main girder installation the waterway will need to be closed to navigation for the protection of the workers as well as the vessel operators passing under this location. There will be intermittent interruptions to boat traffic passing through the main channel on Tuesday - Saturday during the weeks of Dec. 8th and Dec. 13th (12/8 - 12/13 and 12/15-12/20). Marine patrol will be utilized. There will be no work or disruption scheduled between Dec. 24th - Jan. 5th.

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

USCG Analysis of Use of Some Aids to Navigation:
       The Coast Guard Fifth District is conducting an analysis to determine the degree to which mariners utilize the Aids to Navigation listed below. With the proliferation of GPS, charting software, AIS, and other systems, seacoast buoys, while often convenient references, are becoming increasingly redundant. The analysis of the seacoast buoys listed below could lead to alterations of technical aspects of the aids, such as a change to advertized characteristics or buoy sizes, change to positions, or discontinuation.
Barnegat Offshore Lighted Gong Buoy 2 (LLNR 15)
Little Egg Inlet Outer Lighted Whistle Buoy LE (LLNR 35)
Brigantine Inlet Lighted Wreck Buoy 2 (LLNR 40)
Great Egg Harbor Inlet Outer Lighted Whistle Buoy GE (LLNR 70)
Avalon Shoal LBB 2 (LLNR 85)
Five Fathom Bank NE LBB 2FB (LLNR 100)
Five Fathom Bank NW LGB 3FB (LLNR 105)
Five Fathom Bank South LB 4FB (LLNR 115)
Five Fathom Bank Traffic Lane LB FA (LLNR 125)
Delaware Traffic Lane Lighted Buoy DB (LLNR 175)
Fenwick Shoal LB 1FS (LLNR 210)
Great Gull Bank LB 4 (LLNR 220)
Ocean City Inlet Lighted Bell Buoy 2 (LLNR 240)
Little Gull Bank Buoy LG (LLNR 250)
Winter Quarter Shoal LB 6 (LLNR 270)
Chincoteague Inlet Lighted Whistle Buoy CI (LLNR 5270)
Wachapregue Inlet Lighted Whistle Buoy W (LLNR 305)
Parramore Bank LB 12 (LLNR 315)
Quinby Inlet Lighted Whistle Buoy Q (LLNR 320)
Hog Island LB 12 (LLNR 335)
Cape Charles LBB 14 (LLNR 345)
False Cape LB 4A (LLNR 545)
Northern Chesapeake Entrance Lighted Gong Buoy NCB (LLNR 390)
Northern Chesapeake Entrance Lighted Gong Buoy NCD (LLNR 400)
Currituck LB 6 (LLNR 560)
Bodie Island LB 8 (LLNR 565)
Wimble Shoals LB 10 (LLNR 620)
       Interested Mariners are strongly encouraged to comment on the potential impacts that modifying or discontinuing any of the aids above would have on navigational safety.
       All comments will be carefully considered and are requested prior to 13 January 2015 to be considered in the analysis. In addition to the address listed on the front cover, email can be sent to CGD5Waterways@uscg.mil. (5th District LNM Week  48/2014)

Surveys off Manasquan:
       The M/V SEA SURVEYOR; blue hull with white superstructure, 64 meters in length will begin survey operations off the coast of Manasquan Inlet, New Jersey (40.101934°-74.034788°) in late December, 2014 and continue on until Santos Brazil. The survey vessel will also be conducting seabed core sampling operations, with each core sampling duration lasting 20 minutes. The duration of the survey vessel in U.S. waters is expected to be 20 days. Vessels are requested to stay well clear of the survey vessels due to towed instruments behind, which may or may not be submerged. Vessels may contact the survey vessel on VHF-FM Channels 13 & 16 if necessary. (5th District LNM Week 47/214)

Safety Zone for Kent Island Bridge Repair:
       Mariners are advised that to facilitate planned bridge repairs to the Kent Island (MD-18B) Draw Bridge, a Coast Guard safety zone will be established in Kent Island Narrows from December 15, 2014 through on February 16, 2015. The work involves the removal and replacement of the bascule span bracing members and retrofit the bascule span stringers located over the federal navigation channel. The safety zone includes all waters of Kent Island Narrows, within an area bounded by position latitude 38°58'14.5"N, longitude 076°14'50.2"W; thence easterly to position latitude 38°58'14.1"N, longitude 076°14'48.4"W; thence southerly to position latitude 38°58'12.3"N, longitude 076°14'49.0"W; thence westerly to position latitude 38°58'12.8"N, longitude 076°14'50.8"W; thence northerly to the position of origin, located in Queen Anne's County, MD (reference Datum NAD 1983). This area, which applies to the entire width of the federal navigation channel, allows for the placement of marine equipment that will remain in the federal navigation channel 24 hours per day for the 63-day period. This safety zone will be enforced from 6 a.m. on December 15, 2014 through 6 a.m. on February 16, 2015. With the exception of Maryland State Highways Administration support vessels, entry into or remaining in this zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) Baltimore. Persons desiring to transit the area of the safety zone must first obtain authorization from the COTP Baltimore or his designated representative, which can be contacted at telephone number 410-576-2693 or on Marine Band Radio VHF-FM channel 16. Vessels and persons transiting Kent Island Narrows outside the safety zone do so at their discretion. It is crucial mariners operating near the work site eliminate wakes. During the period of the bridge repair project, USCG bridge opening regulations for the draw bridge will remain unaffected. Interested mariners can contact the Kent Narrows Bridge Tender via marine band radio VHF-FM channel 13 or at telephone (410) 643-5963. Coast Guard Sector Baltimore Waterways Management Division can be contacted at telephone (410) 576-2674 or (410) 576-2693. (5th District LNM Week 48/2014)

Underwater Microphones for Marine Mammals:
       The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Solomons, MD will be deploying passive acoustic monitoring devices (underwater microphones) to record marine mammal sounds to help understand when and where they occur off Ocean City, MD. They are using two types of sound recording devices that will encompass a range of frequencies so that we are able to detect vocalizations from whales, dolphins and porpoises. These devices are moored on the seabed and float about 2-4 m (6-13 ft) above the seafloor. They were deployed on 4th-5th November 2014 for two years and will be serviced every 3 months. For further information contact 410-326-7284, E-mail: hbailey@umces.edu.
Station Name Device Latitude Longitude
T-1M 1 38 18.179N -74 56.940W
T-1C 2 38 20.160N -74 56.940W
A-1M 1 38 26.518N -74 48.364W
A-2M 1 38 22.675N -74 48.355W
A-3M 1 38 18.840N -74 48.361W
A-4M 1 38 24.298N -74 43.384W
A-5M 1 38 20.585N -74 43.373W
A-5C 2 38 20.147N -74 43.329W
A-6M 1 38 16.739N -74 43.373W
A-7M 1 38 18.182N -74 39.243W
T-2M 1 38 18.183N -74 30.302W
T-2C 2 38 20.159N -74 30.305W
T-3M 1 38 20.574N -74 21.000W
T-3C 2 38 20.136N -74 20.996W (5th District LNM Week 47/2014)

Mine Warfare Training Fields off VA Capes:
       The U.S. Navy is establishing four permanent mine warfare training fields within the Virginia Capes Operating Areas. The Bounding coordinates for each field are as follow:
AREA A: 37-09.0N 075-31.0W, 37-09.0N 075-34.7W, 37-12.0N 075-31.0W, 37-12.ON 075-34.7W.
AREA B: 36-29.0N 075-31.8W, 36-29.0N 075-35.5W, 36-26.0N 075-35.5W, 36-26.0N 075-31.8W.
AREA C: 36-29.0N 075-20.8W, 36-29.0N 075-24.5W, 36-26.0N 075-24.5W, 36-29.0N 075-20.8W.
AREA D: 36-46.5N 075-47.8W, 36-46.5N 075-46.5W, 36-47.5N 075-46.5W, 36-47.5N 075-47.8W.
       Each area contains inert bottom and moored training mines that pose a potential hazard to dredging operations and trawler nets. All moored mines will be placed at a minimum of 40 feet depth (MLLW) to preclude them as hazards to navigation. The scheduled implant dates for the minefields are 05-09 December, 2014. (5th District LNM Week 48/2014)

LIDAR Buoy for Offshore Wind Energy Project:
       On or about December 1, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy will establish; until January 1, 2016, an offshore LIDAR Buoy in association with offshore wind energy. The lighted yellow buoy will be approximately 25.07Nm. East-SE of Cape Henry Lighthouse and 10.80Nm East-SE of Chesapeake Light. Buoy position is 36 52 00.48N 75 29 31.92W. (5th District LNM Week 46/2014)

Fort Norfolk (USACE Building Area) Bulkhead Demolition and Repair:
       Mariners are advised that Crofton diving corporation will be conducting demolition and repair operations on the Fort Norfolk bulkhead, located adjacent to the Corp of Engineers building (36.857433°-76.308895°), on the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, VA. Operations will occur November 17, 2014 through April 29, 2015, between 7 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday. Mariners should stay clear of the fort Norfolk bulkhead and on-scene equipment. Crofton diving corporation will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 and 16. (5th District LNM Week 45/2014)

Great Bridge Bridge Closure for Christmas Parade:
       To accommodate the annual Christmas Parade Event, mariners are advised that the S168 Bridge, at AICW mile 12.0, across the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal in Chesapeake (Great Bridge), VA  (36.723681°-76.247636°), will be closed to vessels requiring an opening from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, 6 December, 2014. At all other times, the drawbridge will operate in accordance with the operating regulations set out in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Part 117.997 (g). In the closed position to vessels, this lift type drawbridge provides a vertical clearance of 8.5 feet above mean high water. (5th District LNM Week 45/2014)

Artificial Reef off Ocracoke:
       Mariners are advised that the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries will be remarking new positions for artificial reef 298 located approximately 1.5 mile east from the Big Foot Slough Channel entrance in Ocracoke, NC. The new boundary coordinates are: 35.18042N - 75.99352W; 35.17533N -75.99352W; 35.17533N -75.99953W; and 35.18042N -75.99953W. Mariners should use caution when transiting the area. NC Carolina Fisheries POC: Gregg Podnar at 252-808-7199 or 252-808-8053. (5th District LNM Week 47/2014)

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.

Topsail Inlet Dredging:
       The Dredge CHARLESTON will commence dredging operations offshore of North Topsail Beach (34.498307° -77.429678°) on or about December 1, 2014. The borrow source will be located approximately 1 – 1 1/2 miles offshore. Multiple pipelines will be placed from the borrow source to North Topsail Beach. Dredging support equipment will be anchored near and within New River Inlet. Dredging operations are expected to be completed on or about April 30, 2015. Operations are expected to take place 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Dredge operators will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 and 16. (5th District LNM Week 47/2014)

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

Gulf of Maine Surveys:
       NOAA Ship Ferdinand R. Hassler (S250) will be conducting hydrographic survey operations in the Gulf of Maine in the vicinity of Saco Bay and Cape Porpoise intermittently from January through February of 2015. Ferdinand R. Hassler is a 124-foot, white, twin-hulled survey vessel; the ship has 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. Mariners are requested to exercise caution when transiting the operational area. When towed hydrographic instrumentation is deployed, Ferdinand R. Hassler will be restricted in her ability to maneuver. An overview of the survey area is shown below. Questions or concerns can be addressed to the ship's Field Operations Officer via phone at: (603) 812-8748 or via email at: ops.ferdinand.hassler@noaa.gov. (First District LNM Week 44/2014)

Synthetic AIS ATONS:
       AIS is an internationally adopted radio communication protocol that enables the autonomous and continuous exchange of navigation safety related messages amongst vessels, lifeboats, aircraft, shore stations, and aids to navigation (AIS ATON). AIS ATON stations broadcast their presence, identity (9-digit Marine Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) number), position, and status at least every three minutes or as needed. Synthetic AIS ATON's signal can be received by any existing AIS mobile device, but they would require an external system for their portrayal (i.e., AIS message 21 capable ECDIS, ECS, radar, PC). How they are portrayed currently varies by manufacturer, but the future intention is for the portrayal to be in accordance with forthcoming International Standards (i.e., IEC 62288 (Ed. 2), IHO S-4 (Ed. 4.4.0)). (5th District LNM Week 47/2014)
       The U.S. Coast Guard will begin transmitting Synthetic AIS ATON via AIS for testing and evaluation in Boston Harbor Approach and North Channel at various locations as indicated below on or about 17 December 2014. The testing and evaluation will run until December 2015. Mariners capable of receiving and displaying these test AIS messages are encouraged to provide feedback and report any anomalies to the USCG NAVCEN Website: www.navcen.uscg.gov.
Boston LWB B (LLNR 410/10676) MMSI # 993672065
Boston North Channel Entrance LWB NC (LLNR 10680) MMSI # 993672066
Boston Main Channel LB 10 (LLNR 10910) MMSI # 993672067
       The U.S. Coast Guard will begin transmitting Synthetic AIS ATON via AIS for testing and evaluation in Ambrose Channel at various locations as indicated below on or about 17 December 2014. The testing and evaluation will run until December 2015.
Mariners capable of receiving and displaying these test AIS messages are encouraged to provide feedback and report any anomalies to the USCG NAVCEN Website: www.navcen.uscg.gov.
Ambrose Channel LWB A (LLNR 34785) MMSI # 993672056
Ambrose Channel LB 4 (LLNR 34799) MMSI # 993672057
Ambrose Channel LB 7 (LLNR 34815) MMSI # 993672058
Ambrose Channel LGB 13 (LLNR 34860) MMSI # 993672059
Ambrose Channel LBB 14 (LLNR 34865) MMSI # 993672060
Ambrose Channel LGB 17 (LLNR 34880) MMSI # 993672061
Ambrose Channel LBB 18 (LLNR 34885) MMSI # 993672062
Ambrose Channel LGB 21 (LLNR34903) MMSI # 993672063
Ambrose Channel LB 22 (LLNR 34905) MMSI # 993672064
       The U.S. Coast Guard will begin transmitting AIS ATON via AIS for testing and evaluation on the Hudson River at various locations as indicated below on or about 17 December 2014. The testing and evaluation will run until December 2015. Mariners capable of receiving and displaying these test AIS messages are encouraged to provide feedback and report any anomalies to the USCG NAVCEN Website: www.navcen.uscg.gov.
Hudson River
LB 11 (LLNR 37755) MMSI # 993672032
LB 15 (LLNR 37765) MMSI # 993672033
LB 23 (LLNR 37820) MMSI # 993672034
LB 25 (LLNR 37850) MMSI # 993672035
LB 27 (LLNR 37930) MMSI # 993672036
LB 31 (LLNR 37970) MMSI # 993672037
LB 33 (LLNR 37975) MMSI # 993672038
LB 46 (LLNR 38020) MMSI # 993672039
Shoal LB A (LLNR 38090) MMSI # 993672040
Shoal LB B (LLNR 38095) MMSI # 993672041
LB 67 (LLNR 38165) MMSI # 993672042
LB 71(LLNR38180) MMSI # 993672043
LB 72 (LLNR 38182) MMSI # 993672044
LB 78 (LLNR 38305) MMSI # 993672045
LB 87 (LLNR 38355) MMSI # 993672046
LB 95 (LLNR 38385) MMSI # 993672047
LB 104 (LLNR 38415) MMSI # 993672048
LB 111 (LLNR 38455) MMSI # 993672049
LB 113 (LLNR 38465) MMSI # 993672050
LB 122 (LLNR 38520) MMSI # 993672051
LB 128 (LLNR 38545) MMSI # 993672052
LB 143 (LLNR 38615) MMSI# 993672053
LB 159 (LLNR 38695) MMSI # 993672054
LB 201(LLNR38903) MMSI # 993672055  (First District LNM Week 48/2014)

Nantucket Harbor Sunken Vessel:
       The Coast Guard received a report of a sunken vessel in (PA) 41-17.2N 070-05.1W. It is marked with an Isolated Danger Buoy, poly ball and a red Norwegian fender. Mariners are requested to proceed with caution while transiting the area. (First District LNM Week 47/2014)

Flushing Creek Dredging:
       Dredging will be done in Flushing Creek from December 1, 2014 - January 15, 2015. The work is being done in (PA) N 40 45 54.8638/ W 73 50 34.0100. The hours of operation will be Monday - Saturday, 6:00 am - 7:00 pm. On scene will be a dredge, barges & scows that will be monitoring VHF-FM channels 63, 13, 16 and working channel 65. An additional barge will be placed just outside 12.5' channel where it intersects with the 6.5' channel. Mariners are requested to proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made (2 hours notice is needed). (First District LNM Week 48/2014)

Passaic River Jet Probing:
       Jet probing will be done on the Passaic River from December 8, 2014 - January 15, 2015. The work will be done 7 days a week from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm. On scene will be the R/V WILDU that will be monitoring VHF-FM channels 13 & 16. (First District LNM Week 48/2014)

Surveys in Lower Newark Bay:
       Bathymetric and geophysical surveys will be done in Lower Newark Bay from December 10 - 19, 2014. The work will be done in the following four corners:
Lat Long
NW Corner 40 39.7023 N 074 09.4905 W
SW Corner 40 39.2587 N 074 09.8711 W
NE Corner 40 39.3362 N 074 08.3934 W
SE Corner 40 38.9442 N 074 08.7230 W
The hours of operation will be daily from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm. On scene will be the R/V Tesla, R/V Prattis and R/V Raritan that will be monitoring VHF-FM channels 13 & 16. (First District LNM Week 48/2014)

Subsea Maintenance off Sandy Hook:
       Subsea maintenance on the Lower New York Bay Extension, including diving operations, will be done approximately 0.65 miles northeast of the tip of Sandy Hook peninsula beneath a 278 foot section of the pipeline in the following position: 40-29-21.908N 073-59-50.728W. The work will be performed by divers using hand-jetting techniques from December 3, - December 21, 2014, 7 days week and 24 hours a day. On scene will be a 90-foot dive support vessel, the Megan Miller, that will be monitoring VHF-FM channels 16. Mariners are requested to proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made on Channel 16. (First District LNM Week 48/2014)

Subsea Construction and Diving Ops South of Rockaway Peninsula:
       Subsea construction, including diving operations, will be done approximately 2.7 miles south of the Rockaway Peninsula in the following positions: 40-31-24.623N 073-51-39.861W and 40-33-11.837N 073-52-26.650W. The work will be done from June 1, - April 30, 2015, 7 days week and 24 hours a day. On scene will be the DB BOAZ that will be monitoring VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. The WEEK'S 571, the WEEK'S 751, and the SUPER CHIEF will be there through April 30, 2015. Mariners are requested to proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made on Channel 13. Each buoy would be a 24x60 inch general purpose can buoy with a 1 mile clear flashing solar light, or similar. Buoy location which total 16 are provided below.
Point 1 - N40 33' 28.94 W73 51' 59.96
Point 2 - N40 33' 03.71 W73 51' 49.08
Point 3 - N40 32' 38.49 W73 51' 38.21
Point 4 - N40 32' 13.26 W73 51' 27.34
Point 5 - N40 31' 48.04 W73 51' 16.48
Point 6 - N40 31' 22.81 W73 51' 05.61
Point 7 - N40 31' 13.43 W73 51' 01.54
Point 8 - N40 31' 05.71 W73 51' 32.29
Point 9 - N40 30' 58.00 W73 52' 03.04
Point 10 - N40 31' 07.38 W73 52' 07.11
Point 11 - N40 31' 32.61 W73 52' 17.99
Point 12 - N40 31' 57.83 W73 52' 28.86
Point 13 - N40 32' 23.05 W73 52' 39.73
Point 14 - N40 32' 48.28 W73 52' 50.61
Point 15 - N40 33' 13.50 W73 53' 01.49
Point 16 - N40 33' 21.22 W73 52' 30.72  (First District LNM Week 48/2014)

South Shore, LI, Dredging:
       Dredging is being done west of the draw bridge at the Captree Park (40.642537° -73.263611°) until February 2015. The hours of operation are 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. On scene are barges that are monitoring VHF-FM channel 63. The Coast Guard received a report of a sunken vessel in (PA) 41-17.2N 070-05.1W. It is marked with an Isolated Danger Buoy, poly ball and a red Norwegian fender. Mariners are requested to proceed with caution while transiting the area. (First District LNM Week 47/2014)

Sandy Hook Bay Dredging:
       Dredging will be done in the Navigational channel in Sandy Hook Bay from November 10 - December 31, 2014.. The work will be done in following (PA) positions: 40-25-26.9N 074-03-38.3W; 40-25-28.3W 074-03-38.3W; 40-25-48.8N 074-03-21.4W; 40-25-48.0N 074-03-19.8W & 40-25- 26.9N 074-03-37.2W. The work will be done 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. On scene will be a barge and scows that will be monitoring VHF-FM channel 13. (First District LNM Week 44/2014)


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