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 .

DELAWARE RIVER, UPPER DELAWARE RIVER, RANCOCAS CREEK, N.J. AND PENNSYLVANIA

Mariners are advised that biennial inspections will be performed throughout May at the New JerseyTurnpikeBridge (mile 8.0) across the Rancocas Creek, in Centerton, N.J. Access to the structure will include the use of a snooper vehicle on the bridge roadway and a small boat in the waterway. Mariners should exercise caution when transiting the area. (NOAA chart 12316)

UPPER CHESAPEAKE BAY, SANDY POINT TO SUSQUEHANNA RIVER, BACK CREEK, WESTERN END OF CHESAPEAKE AND DELAWARE CANAL, MD.

An ACOE survey has confirmed shoaling at the western end of the Chesapeake and DelawareCanal in the vicinity of Back Creek Channel light 30 (LL 9190). The Federal Navigation Channel (right outside quarter) has a reported depth of 32 feet MLLW, extending 500 yards westward and 500 yards eastward of Sandy Point and extending 200 yards channelward from the right channel limit. Mariners are urged to use caution when transiting the area. (NOAA chart 12274)

REVISED NAUTICAL CHARTS

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

• chart 12314, 32nd ed. - Delaware River, Philadelphia to Trenton

• chart 12241, 22nd ed. - York River Yorktown and Vicinity

• chart 12304, 45th ed. - Delaware Bay,

• chart 11524, 51st ed. - CharlestonHarbor

• chart 12228, 32nd ed. - Chesapeake Bay, Pocomoke and Tangier Sounds

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, WOLF TRAP TO PUNGOTEAGUE CREEK, VA.

An NOAA survey conducted Nov. 14, 2007, indicates dangers to navigation at the following locations:

• obstruction at 37 26 38.239N, 076 04 01.523W, least depth 42 feet MLLW

• obstruction at 37 26 00.291N, 076 03 55.292W, least depth 41 feet MLLW

• obstruction at 37 25 30.389N, 076 03 40.226W, least depth 36 feet MLLW

(NOAA chart 12223)

CHESAPEAKE BAY, HONGA, NANTICOKE, WICOMICORIVERS AND FISHING BAY, MD.

Shoaling to a depth of one foot MLLW has been reported in the vicinity of Middle Island Bridge East Channel light (LL 24520) and extending westward to Middle Island Bridge West Channel light (LL 24515). Mariners are urged to use caution when transiting the area. (NOAA chart 12261)

CHESAPEAKE BAY,

RAPPAHANNOCKRIVER

ENTRANCE, PIANKATANKRIVER AND GREAT WICOMICO RIVER, VA.

An NOAA survey conducted Sept. 13, 2007, indicates dangers to navigation - two obstructions (within 15 foot radius of each other) at 37 32 49.123N, 076 16 44.512W, least depth 18 feet MLLW. (NOAA chart 12235)

BEAUFORT INLET AND

SOUTHERN CORE SOUND, N.C.

Shoaling to a depth of two feet MLLW has been reported in the vicinity of Core Sound light 31 (LL 34580). Mariners should use extreme caution when transiting the area. (NOAA chart 11541)