Local Notices to Mariners – Florida and the South

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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 11450, 10th ed. — Fowey Rocks to American Shoal, LoxahatcheeRiver;

• chart 25681, 17th ed. — Bahia de Guayanilla and Bahia de Tallaboa.

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.

PALMSHORES TO WEST PALM BEACH, FLA.

Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company has commenced a beach restoration/renourishment and dredging project for AmbersandBeach. This project consist of dredging about 160,000 cubic yards of sand from borrow areas offshore of southern Vero Breach and then pumping the sand on to AmbersandBeach through two separate pipelines. Dredging will take place 24 hours per day and seven days per week, until completion on or about Jan. 31, 2008.

The pumpout location consists of 240 feet of floating hose and two white ball buoys just offshore of the four-leg jack-up booster. The buoys and hose are illuminated by white lights mounted on stanchions. The staging area for the auxiliary equipment and submerged dredge pipelines will be located inside of St. Lucie Inlet and Fort Pierce Inlet. The auxiliary equipment and submerged pipelines will be anchored. Hopper dredges Padre Island and DodgeIsland will be on scene with jack-up booster Reggie, survey vessel East River and tug Little Debbie. The dredges and tug will monitor VHF channels 13 and 16. All mariners are requested to transit at their slowest safe speed in and around this project. For further information please contact David Johanson at (561) 758-2872. (NOAA chart 11472)

TAMPABAY, PORT SUTTON, FLA.

Tampa Bay Port Authority and SubAqueous Services will be conducting maintenance dredging at various berths within the Port of Tampa and Port Sutton. There will be no impact to federal aids to navigation and no channel restrictions. Dredge Ojibway will be on-scene and monitoring VHF channels 13 and 16. Dredge operations will take place 24 hours per day, seven days per week, until completion on or about March 31, 2008. All mariners are requested to transit at their slowest safe speed in and around this project. For further information contact Victoria Lauteria at (407) 926-7796 (project administrator). (NOAA chart 11416)

REVISED NAUTICAL CHARTS

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

• chart 11425, 37th ed. — Intracoastal Waterway, CharlotteHarbor to TampaBay;

• chart 11451, 33rd ed. — Miami to Marathon and FloridaBay;

• chart 11472, 33rd ed. — Intracoastal Waterway, PalmShores to West Palm Beach, LoxahatcheeRiver;

• chart 11510, 20th ed. — Sapelo and Doboy Sounds;

• chart 411, 52nd ed. — Gulf of Mexico.

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.