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Local Notices Florida and the South - May 2007 - Soundings Online

Local Notices Florida and the South - May 2007

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This information is taken from the 7th Coast Guard District’s Local Notice to Mariners alerting boaters to navigational changes or hazards. The list here is not an official Coast Guard statement but edited excerpts from recent notices. The notices also are available online at www.navcen.uscg.gov .

This information is taken from the 7th Coast Guard District’s Local Notice to Mariners alerting boaters to navigational changes or hazards. The list here is not an official Coast Guard statement but edited excerpts from recent notices. The notices also are available online at www.navcen.uscg.gov .

REVISED NAUTICAL CHARTS

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has updated the following nautical charts:

• chart 11502, 31st ed. — Doboy Sound to Fernadina;

• chart 11503, 42nd ed. — St. Marys Entrance, Cumberland Sound and KingsBay.

The new editions are available through NOAA sales agents. A free list of authorized sales agents is available by contacting the National Ocean Service, Distribution Division (N/ACC3), 6501 Lafayette Ave., Riverdale, Md.20737.

SAVANNAHRIVER, PORT

WENTWORTH CHANNEL, GA.

The Coast Guard has been advised that an unidentified submerged obstruction has been reported in the Port Wentworth Channel in the vicinity of the Atlantic Wood Facility. The obstruction extends into the south side of the channel approximately 10 to 15 feet. All vessels transiting the Port Wentworth Channel should proceed with caution. (NOAA chart 11514)

SEACOAST, DOBOY SOUND

TO FERNANDINA, GA.

The Coast Guard has advised that an unidentified submerged obstruction has been reported in the Brunswick Bar Channel in approximate position 31 04 15.540N, 081 16 57.360W, in between St. Simons LWB STS (LL 515/6030) and St. Simons Entrance light buoy 2 (LL 6040). The reported depth at mean low water in this position is 35 feet. All vessels transiting the Brunswick Bar Channel should proceed with caution and be particularly aware of their navigational draft. (NOAA chart 11502)

ST.SIMONSSOUND, GA.

The following change was scheduled to be made in February to the aids to navigation system:

• St. Simons lighted bell buoy 17 (LL 6115) will be changed to lighted buoy 17. The bell will be removed. The aid will display all other published characteristics. (NOAA chart 11506)

ESTEROBAY TO LEMONBAY,

INCLUDING CHARLOTTE HARBOR CONTINUATION OF PEACE RIVER, FLA.

The Coast Guard has been advised that a Collier County Artificial Reef Project approved by the Department of Environmental Protection and Army Corps of Engineers was scheduled to begin in February in approximate position 26 26 06.990N, 081 48 00.690W, in an area of about one square mile, in the waters of Collier County. Argonaut Marine Company will have on scene one crane barge, one dive barge and a work boat. DEP has approved the use of limerock boulders for this project. This project will continue until May 1 or completion. Operating hours are between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily, seven days per week, weather permitting. For additional information please contact Wayne Konga at (727) 809-2768. (NOAA chart 11426)

KEY WEST,

CALDA CHANNEL, FLA.

The following change was scheduled to be made in March to the aids to navigation system in Calda Channel:

• Calda Channel daybeacon 11 (LL 15365,) which was destroyed and remarked with a buoy, will be permanently discontinued. The buoy will be removed. (NOAA chart 11441)

ICW, TOLOMATORIVER,

PALMS SHORES, FLA.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has advised that 10-inch wooden waterway markers have been installed and equipped with highly reflective tape in the following positions: 27 55.355N, 080 30.375W; 27 55.353N, 080 31.091W; 27 54.761N, 080 30.848W; 27; 56.320N, 080 31.603W; and 27 55.679N, 080 31.359W. All mariners are urged to use extreme caution while operating in this area. (NOAA chart 11484)