Local Notices Florida & South June 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 11481, sixth ed. — Approaches to Port Canaveral;

• chart 11504, 17th ed. — St.AndrewSound and SatillaRiver;

• chart 11524, 50th ed. — CharlestonHarbor;

• chart 11506, 43rd ed. — St.SimonsSound, BrunswickHarbor and TurtleRiver;

• 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,

LOWER FLATS, GA.

The following change to the aids to navigation system was scheduled to be made in the Savannah River in April:

• Lower Flats range front light (LL 4830) will be changed to a 24-hour range displaying quick flashing red characteristics. The aid is lighted throughout 24 hours and will be visible 1.5 degree each side of the rangeline. The range boards will be removed.

• Lower Flats range rear light (LL 4835) will be changed to a 24-hour range displaying ISO 6 seconds red characteristics. The aid is lighted throughout 24 hours and will be visible 1.5 degree each side of the rangeline. The range boards will be removed. (NOAA chart 11512)

SAVANNAHRIVER,

FORT JACKSON, GA.

The following change to the aids to navigation system was scheduled to be made in the Savannah River in April:

• FortJackson lower range front light (LL 4945) will be changed to a 24-hour range displaying quick flashing white characteristics. The aid is lighted throughout 24 hours and will be visible 1.5 degree each side of the rangeline. The range boards will be removed.

• FortJackson lower range rear light (LL 4895) will be changed to a 24-hour range displaying ISO six seconds white characteristics. The aid is lighted throughout 24 hours and will be visible 1.5 degree each side of the rangeline. The range boards will be removed. (NOAA chart 11512)

SAVANNAHRIVER,

ELBA ISLAND BASIN, GA.

The following change to the aids to navigation system was scheduled to be made in the Savannah River in April:

• ElbaIslandBasin range front light (LL 4890) will be changed to a 24-hour range displaying quick flashing white characteristics. The aid is lighted throughout 24 hours and will be visible 4 degrees each side of the rangeline. The range boards will be removed.

• ElbaIslandBasin range rear light (LL 4895) will be changed to a 24-hour range displaying ISO six seconds white characteristics. The aid is lighted throughout 24 hours and will be visible 4 degrees each side of the rangeline. The range boards will be removed.

(NOAA chart 11512)

CHARLOTTEHARBOR TO TAMPABAY, VENICE INLET, FLA.

The Coast Guard received a report of a 75-foot motor yacht sunk with 300 gallons of fuel onboard off Venice Inlet in position 26 58.924N, 082 25.776W. All mariners are advised to transit the area with caution and advise the Coast Guard of any fuel sheening. (NOAA chart 11425)

ANCLOTE ANCHORAGE

NORTH, FLA.

The following changes were scheduled to be made to the aids to navigation system at Anclote Anchorage north entrance in March:

• Anclote Anchorage north entrance light 2 (LL 1560/26110) will be changed to a flashing red 2.5 seconds with a nominal range of four nautical miles;

• Anclote Anchorage north entrance light 4 (LL 26115) will be changed to a flashing red six seconds with a nominal range of three nautical miles;

• Anclote Anchorage north entrance daybeacon 1 (LL 26120) will be changed to light 5 displaying flashing green four seconds with a nominal range of three nautical miles and SG on pile;

• Anclote Anchorage north entrance daybeacon 3 (LL 26130) will be relocated to approximate position 28 11 38.440N, 082 49 09.910W, and changed to light 7 displaying flashing green 2.5 seconds with a nominal range of three nautical miles and SG on pile. (NOAA chart 11409)

ICW, PALMSHORES TO

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has advised that Lake Worth South light 12 (LL 46875), in the vicinity of Palm Harbor Marina in West Palm Beach, in the Intracoastal Waterway, is missing or destroyed. Mariners are advised to use extreme caution when operating within this vicinity. For further information contact John Smundin at (561) 655-4757. (NOAA chart 11472)

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 about 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. SIMONS SOUND, 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)

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)

ESTERO BAY TO LEMON BAY,

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 contact Wayne Konga at (727) 809-2768. (NOAA chart 11426)