Local Notices Mid Atlantic - May 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 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;

• 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.

DELAWARE BAY, CAPEHENLOPEN TO INDIAN RIVER INLET,

LEWES & REHOBOTHCANAL, MISPILLION RIVER, DEL.

Effective March 9, the Coast Guard was scheduled to change the regulations that govern the operation of three Delaware Department of Transportation bridges: the Savannah Road/SR 18 Bridge, at mile 1.7, in Lewes, the SR 14A Bridge, at mile 6.7, in Rehoboth, and the S14 Bridge, at mile 11.0, across MispillionRiver at Milford, Del. This final rule will allow the Savannah Road/SR 18 Bridge to open on signal if four hours’ notice is given and allow the SR 14A and SR14 Bridges to open on signal if 24-hour advance notice is given. This change will provide longer advance notification for vessel openings from four hours to 24 hours while still providing for the reasonable needs of navigation. Copies of PUBLIC NOTICE 5-1085, which describes the changes in detail can be obtained by calling (757) 398-6222. (NOAA chart 12216)

BALTIMOREHARBOR

AND CHANNELS, MD.

Clamshell dredges Great Lakes 54 and 55 will be dredging in Craighill Entrance Channel, Craighill Channel, Cutoff Angle, Brewerton Eastern Extension Channel, and Swan Point Channel until April 30. Tugs Thomas Weeks, Kathryn Weeks and Atlantic Dawn will be assisting in the movement of scows to and from the PoplarIsland spoil site. All vessels may be contacted on VHF channels 10, 13 and 16. Mariners are requested to stay clear of the dredge, floating and submerged pipelines, buoys and wires, and exercise extreme caution and cause no wake when approaching, passing and leaving a dredge operation location and to strictly comply with the Inland Rules of the Road. (NOAA chart 12278)

CHESAPEAKE BAY, APPROACHES TO BALTIMOREHARBOR,

PATAPSCORIVER,

NORTHWEST HARBOR, MD.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reported a submerged object in NorthwestHarbor, approximate position 39 16 24.16N, 076 35 05.94W, with a depth of water of 25 feet above the object at MLW. Mariners are urged to use caution when transiting the area. (NOAA chart 12281)

RAPPAHANNOCKRIVER, CARTERCREEK, VA.

The Tides Inn was scheduled in March to establish two warning buoys in CarterCreek. The buoys are white and orange, worded “Hazard” and will be maintained from March to December:

• Carter Creek Tides Inn warning buoy A at 37 39 46.140N, 076 26 01.440W, NW worded “HAZARD,”

• Carter Creek Tides Inn Warning buoy B at 37 39 52.320N, 076 26 03.660W, NW worded “HAZARD.”(NOAA chart 12235)