Local Notices to Mariners - Florida

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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 .

TAMPABAY AND

ST.JOSEPHSOUND, FLA.

All mariners are advised that an I-Beam is sticking out of the water in position 27 47 32.700N, 082 35 54.480W, in the vicinity of Coffee Pot Bayou, TampaBay. The I-Beam is marked with red reflectors. All mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. (NOAA charts 11412, 11416)

JUPITER INLET TO FOWEY ROCKS, BOCA RATON INLET, FLA.

Vance Construction Company has advised that reconstruction of the north jetty, Boca Raton Inlet, Boca Raton, has begun with completion date on or about Oct. 31. This project will consist of reconstruction of the north jetty with complete removal, rebedding and restoration. Tug Mark will be standing by and monitoring VHF channel 16 for any and all traffic concerns.

For information, contact Claudia Jenkins at (561) 650-0016. (NOAA chart 11466)

TAMPABAY AND

ST.JOSEPHSOUND, FLA.

All mariners are advised that six Security Zone Regulatory Markers have been established in Manbirtee Key, TampaBay. The Regulatory Markers are established within an approximately 500-yard perimeter from the shoreline at 400-yard intervals. All signs installed display the following text: Security Zone no entry 500 yards of shore. For information, contact the U.S. Coast Guard at (727) 824-7524 or VHF channel 16. (NOAA chart 11412)

CUMBERLAND SOUND,

FERNANDINAHARBOR TO

KINGS BAY, FLA.

Weeks Marine Inc. has advised that a dredging and beach renourishment project was scheduled to commence in May. Equipment mobilization of the dredge, attendant plant and pipeline will take approximately 30 days to stage, with completion of the pipeline and equipment on or about June 18. The actual dredging from the borrow area will commence on or about June 30 with the arrival of the dredge R.S. Weeks. Dredging is anticipated to take approximately 90 days with completion of dredging on or about Sept. 30. Complete demobilization of all equipment and pipelines will take approximately two weeks with a completion date of Oct. 15. The material being dredged from the borrow area will be pumped via a combination of floating pipeline to an area on FernandinaBeach. The pipeline will be marked with all USCG-required lighting and markers for the entire length from the borrow area to the beach. The dredge and attendant plant also will be marked in accordance with USCG regulations and will be monitoring VHF channels 13 and 16 at all times during the length of work for this project. The primary area of operation for this project will be in the borrow area, which should not impact vessels transiting the Kings Bay Entrance Channel, but will impact vessels moving outside of this channel in the vicinity. No aids to navigation under this contract requires any relocation or removals. Mobilization and demobilization efforts for the setup and removal of all plant required for the project will take place in the St. Marys River, outside of the navigable channel with Weeks Marine Inc. vessels transporting equipment from the staging area out to the borrow area. For information, contact Ely Mahan at (985) 232-1277 or via

e-mail at ejmahan@weeksmarine.com . (NOAA chart 11503)