Local Notices to Mariners Mid-Atlantic

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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 12274, 35th ed. - Head of Chesapeake Bay,

• chart 12278, 76th ed. - Chesapeake Bay Approaches to BaltimoreHarbor,

• chart 12205, 31st ed. - Cape Henry to Pamlico Sound, including Albemarle Sound, RudeeHeights,

• chart 12273, 57th ed. - Chesapeake BaySandyPoint to Susquehanna River.

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.

CHESAPEAKE BAY, COVE POINT TO SANDYPOINT, CHESAPEAKE CHANNEL, MD.

A fish haven has been established in the Chesapeake Bay near the mouth of the ChoptankRiver, in Talbot County, Md. It is located northeast of Chesapeake Channel lighted bell buoy 78 (LLN7680). The authorized minimum depth is 15 feet at MLLW. Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting this area. (NOAA chart 12263)

POTOMAC RIVER, MORGANTOWN POWER PLANT, VA.

McLean Contracting on or about January 9, 2008 was scheduled to establish a mooring buoy,in association with their project at the Morgantown Power Plant, until July 2008. For more information, contact Keith Christiansen at (757) 620-0854.

• McLean temporary mooring buoy M (no LL) at 38 21 32.16N, 076 58 55.68W, white/blue band. (NOAA charts 12286, 12288)

CHESAPEAKE BAY,

APPROACHES TO BALTIMOREHARBOR, PATAPSCORIVER (MIDDLE BRANCH), MD.

Mariners are advised that McLean Contracting Corp. will conduct mechanical dredging with pile driving and demolition near the Maryland Port Administration’s Fairfield Marine Terminal Pier 4, located in the Masonville area at Baltimore, through Dec. 1, 2009. These operations will include the installation of a 50-foot x 40-foot cofferdam at approximate position 39 15 12.97N, 076 34 56.29W, occur Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and use mooring buoys, sheet pile and H-pile structures, barges and floating cranes. All vessels and structures will be lighted and marked in accordance with the Navigation Rules. Interested traffic may contact work boats Sweat Pea and WB29 on VHF channels 16 or 13, if necessary. For any comments or questions, contact Jeff Phillips (Contract Manager) at telephone number (410) 553-6700. (NOAA chart 12281)

CHESAPEAKE BAY

ENTRANCE, CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE TUNNEL,

FISHERMANS ISLAND, VA.

Precon Marine Inc. will be conducting pile repairs to the Chesapeake BayBridge in the vicinity of Fisherman Island Inlet through March 15. The bridge repair project will be supported from the water by a barge. Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting the area and may contact Precon Marine at (757) 545-4400 for further information. (NOAA chart 12221)

AIWW, NEUSERIVER TO

MYRTLE GROVE SOUND, BOGUE SOUND, NEW RIVER, BEAR INLET TO BROWN INLET, N.C.

Dredge Richmond will be dredging in the AIWW at Bear Inlet to Brown Inlet from until March 31.

The dredge will monitor VHF channels 13 and 16. Mariners are cautioned to stay clear of dredge, booster, floating (pontoon) and submerged pipelines, barges, derricks and operating wires associated with dredging and marine construction operations. Operators of vessels of all types should be aware that dredges and floating pipelines are held in place by cables, attached to anchors some distance away from the equipment. Buoys are attached to the anchors so that the anchors may be moved as the dredge advances and the location of the submerged pipelines are marked by buoys on each side of the channel. Mariners are cautioned to strictly comply with the Inland Rules of the Road when approaching, passing and leaving the area of operations, and remain a safe distance away from the dredge, booster, buoys, cables, pipeline, barges, derricks, wires and related equipment. Dredging projects are usually conducted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (NOAA chart 11541)

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