Local Notices Mid-Atlantic April 2007

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This information is taken from the 5th 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 5th 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 11009, 38th ed. — Chesapeake Bay, CapeHatteras to Straits of Florida,

• chart 12278, 75th ed. — Chesapeake Bay Approaches to BaltimoreHarbor.

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.

NJICW, LITTLE EGG INLET TO ABSECON INLET, N.J.

Shoaling to a depth of 3 feet MLW has been reported in the vicinity of NJICW daybeacon 156 (LL 35360) and NJICW daybeacon 162 (LL 35650). (NOAA chart 12316)

DELAWARE RIVER,

DARBYCREEK, PENN.

Effective Jan. 26 the Coast Guard was scheduled to change the operating regulations for the ConsolidatedRailCorporationRailroadBridge, mile 0.3, across DarbyCreek in Essington, Penn. This change will allow the bridge to be left in the open-to-navigation position from April 1 through Oct. 31 of every year. The bridge will only close for the passage of trains and to perform periodic maintenance. From Nov. 1 to March 31, the bridge will open on signal, if at least 24 hours notice is given by calling (856) 231-7088 or (856) 662-8201. Copies of PUBLIC NOTICE 5-1082 which describes the changes in detail can be obtained by calling (757) 398-6222. (NOAA chart 12312)

DELAWARE BAY, WESTSIDE, DEL.

The State of Delaware has established the following private aid to navigation:

• State of Delaware lighted waverider buoy A (LL 2213) in position 38 53 00N, 075 11 00W, yellow sphere buoy showing a flashing yellow four-second characteristic. (NOAA chart 12304)

CHESAPEAKE BAY, NORFOLKHARBOR AND ELIZABETHRIVER (EASTERN BRANCH), VA.

Mariners are advised that fender system repairs will be conducted through April 30 at the CampostellaBridge, mile 1.8, across the ElizabethRiver (Eastern Branch), in Norfolk. Bridge repairs will take place during daylight hours only and will include pile driving, fender demolition and installation. Mariners are requested to transit the area at no wake speed and may contact the on-scene construction tug on VHF channels 14 or 5. (NOAA chart 12253)

VIRGINIA INSIDE PASSAGE, VA.

On or about Feb. 28, Virginia Inside Passage light 97 (LL 5915) was scheduled to be changed to Virginia Inside Passage lighted buoy 97. (NOAA chart 12210)

ELIZABETHRIVER,

SMITH CREEK, VA.

On or about Feb. 28, Smith Creek buoy 2 (LL 9890) was scheduled to be changed to Smith Creek buoy 2A and relocated to position 36 51 04.940N, 076 17 58.850W. (NOAA chart 12253)

ELIZABETHRIVER, NORFOLK

INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL, VA.

Skanska USA Civil, Southeast, Inc. was scheduled to commence an 18-month wharf extension project at Norfolk International Terminals Jan. 15. Associated hazards to navigation during this project will include lighted vessel anchor buoys in the vicinity of the NorthWharf as well as a turbidity curtain that will extend out from the project area. The curtain will be marked every 100 feet with flashing amber lights about 5 feet high. For more information contact Skanska Southwest Inc. at (757) 489-2026. (NOAA chart 12253)