Local Notices Mid Atlantic June 07

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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 .

BALTIMOREHARBOR,

SEAGIRT AND DUNDALK MARINE TERMINAL CHANNELS, MD.

Clamshell dredges Weeks 550 and 551 will be dredging in the Seagirt West Access Channel, Seagirt-Dundalk Connecting Channel, and the Dundalk West Access Channel until Aug. 1. Spoil material will be transported via barge to the Hart Miller Island Disposal Area. Mariners are requested to stay clear of the dredge, floating and submerged pipelines, buoys and wires and exercise extreme caution and no wake when approaching, passing and leaving a dredge operation location and to strictly comply with the Inland Rules of the Road. (NOAA chart 12281)

REVISED NAUTICAL CHARTS

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

• chart 11552, 20th ed. — NeuseRiver and Upper Part of Bay River;

• chart 12233, 37th ed. — Potomac River Chesapeake Bay to Piney Point;

• chart 12323, 24th ed. — Sea Girt to Little Egg Inlet;

• chart 12281, 51st ed. — 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.

UPPER CHESAPEAKE BAY,

HARTMILLERISLAND,

MIDDLE RIVER, MD.

Constellation Generation and Langenfelder Marine have temporarily established the following aids to navigation to mark a buried pipeline to HartMillerIsland. Markers will be discontinued on or about July 1. All buoys are white and orange and worded “HAZARD PIPELINE”:

• Middle River temporary lighted warning buoy A (NO LL) at 39 16 59.70N, 076 21 09.90W, flashing white five seconds;

• Middle River temporary warning buoy B (NO LL) at 39 16 41.94N, 076 21 13.62W;

• Middle River temporary lighted warning buoy C (NO LL) at 39 16 21.96N, 076 21 18.60W, flashing white five seconds;

• Middle River temporary warning buoy D (NO LL) at 39 16 04.38N, 076 21 23.64W;

• Middle River temporary lighted warning buoy E (NO LL) at 39 15 51.42N, 076 21 27.12W, flashing white five seconds. (NOAA charts 12273, 12278)

CHESAPEAKE BAY,

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER, MD.

Mariners are advised that structural repairs will be conducted at the AMTRAK (Swing) Bridge, at mile 1.0, across the Susquehanna River between Perryville and Havre de Grace, Md. The swing span will remain closed to marine traffic beginning at 6 p.m. on March 30 until and including 6 p.m. on Friday, June 8. The available vertical clearance in the closed to navigation position is about 52 feet, above mean high water. Mariners able to pass under the closed span should use extreme caution when transiting the area. (NOAA chart 12274)

CHINCOTEAGUE INLET,

CHINCOTEAGUE CHANNEL, VA.

The new movable bridge will now cross the Lewis Creek Channel. To facilitate the new construction, barges and the erection of a temporary trestle will be present in the coming weeks and may cause possible obstruction to navigation in the adjacent waterways of BlackNarrows. As the construction progresses, check these resources frequently to obtain the schedule for drawbridge closures, establishment of a temporary channel and restrictions due to barge placements. The entire project is expected to be completed by March 2009. Mariners should use extreme caution when transiting the area. (NOAA chart 12210)

CHESAPEAKE BAY,

POQUOSON FLATS, VA.

A wrecked fishing vessel has been reported in position 37 11.773N, 076 27.937W. This obstruction reduces charted water depth in the vicinity of Bay Tree Point from 11 feet to about 5 feet. Mariners are requested to use caution when transiting this area. (NOAA chart 12238)

HAMPTON ROADS, ELIZABETHRIVER, WESTERN BRANCH, VA.

In April the Coast Guard was scheduled to change Elizabeth River Western Branch daybeacon 6 (LL 9760) to Elizabeth River Western Branch buoy 6 (LL 9760) and relocate to 36 51 33.391N, 076 20 14.306W. In addition, Elizabeth River Western Branch daybeacon 12 (LL 9785) will be renamed Elizabeth River Western Branch daybeacon 13 (LL 9785). These changes will more accurately mark theses sections of the Elizabeth River Western Branch waterway. (NOAA chart 12253)

ATLANTIC OCEAN, ONSLOW BAY, NEW RIVER INLET, N.C.

A U.S. Army Corp of Engineers survey of March 5 indicates shoaling to a depth of 3.1 feet MLW between New River Inlet buoy 4 (LL 29670) and New River Inlet lighted buoy 5 (LL 29675), and shoaling to a depth of 2.6 feet MLW between New River Inlet buoy 1 (LL 29655) and New River Inlet buoy 3 (LL 299665). Mariners should avoid transiting this area during periods of low water and exercise caution during other tidal states. Mariners can view this survey at www.saw.usace.army.mil/nav/inlets/newriverinlet.pdf. (NOAA chart 11541)

ELIZABETH RIVER,

SOUTHERN BRANCH,

NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD, VA.

Weeks Marine Construction Co. will be conducting pier demolition/reconstruction and pile driving in the vicinity of pier 3 (berths 2, 23, 24 and 25) until October 2009. Barges may extend out into the channel 30 to 40 feet from the work site. Assisting tugs may be contacted on VHF channels 13, 16 and 3. Mariners are requested to transit the site with no wake. (NOAA chart 12253)