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 12210, 38th ed. - Chincoteague Inlet to Great Machipongo Inlet, Chincoteague Inlet

• chart 12231, 28th ed. - Chesapeake Bay, Tangier Sound, Northern Part

• chart 12300, 47th ed. - Approaches to New York, Nantucket Shoals to Five Fathom Bank

The new editions are available through NOAA sales agents. A free list of authorized sales agents is available from the National Ocean Service, Distribution Division (N/ACC3), 6501 Lafayette Ave., Riverdale, Md.20737.

ICW, LITTLE EGGHARBOR

TO CAPE MAY,

INGRAM THOROFARE, N.J.

Mariners are advised that rehabilitation work will continue through Dec. 15 at the Avalon BoulevardBridge at ICW mile 98.2 across Ingram Thorofare in Avalon, N.J. The work to be performed consists of substructure repairs, including spall repairs and pressure injection of cracks on piers; fender repairs including new vertical clearance gauge and walkway repairs; installation of steel sheet piling and stone riprap at the water piers; and installation and removal of chain-link fence and soil- and erosion-control measures. To facilitate repairs, equipment in the navigable channel will provide a minimum horizontal clearance of approximately 40 feet at all times during work and revert to the full width of 80 feet when work is outside the main span. Mariners are advised to use extreme caution when transiting the area. (NOAA chart 12316)

ICW, LITTLE EGGHARBOR

TO CAPE MAY, N.J.

Mariners are advised that structural steel repairs, along with sandblasting and painting, will be performed at the MargateBridge at ICW mile 74.0 across Beach Thorofare in Margate, N.J. These repairs require immobilizing half of the draw span to single-leaf operation each day beginning at 7 a.m. Oct. 1, until and including 11:59 p.m. Dec. 31, with a work barge occupying one-half of the 58-foot wide channel under the bridge, so passage through the bridge will be limited to a 29-foot width for the duration of the project. The opposite connecting span, while not under repair, will continue to open for vessels with at least a half-hour advance notice given to the bridge tender at (609) 822-9175 or via marine radio on VHF channel 13. Also, mariners requiring the full opening of the lift spans or the full width of the channel under the bridge will be directed to use the Atlantic Ocean as the alternate route between Absecon and Great Egg Harbor Inlets. Mariners should exercise caution when transiting the area. (NOAA chart 12316)

COASTAL, HYDROGRAPHIC

SURVEY OPERATIONS, N.J.

Seaforth Geosurveys Inc. was planning to conduct geophysical and geological surveys in federal and New Jersey state waters to investigate the environmental and engineering feasibility of the proposed receiving terminal location and potential pipeline corridor until Aug. 28. Research vessel Connecticut (call sign WCY 4995) will be slow steaming and trailing sensors 100 yards astern. The vessel will display all necessary lights and day shapes for a vessel restricted in its ability to maneuver. Vessels will be monitoring VHF channels 13, 16 and VTS channel as required. Vessels will participate in the VTS system as required. Vessel is fitted with AIS. For information, call (860) 625-3251 or e-mail d.nelson@uconn.edu . The study area for these reconnaissance activities extends from the proposed floating terminal site (roughly 20 miles offshore New Jersey and 30 miles south of Long Island) to the onshore coastal area and north into RaritanBay. Call (902) 468-3579 or e-mail gcasey@ seafortheng.ca, if you have any questions or require information or details regarding the proposed reconnaissance activities.

NJICW, LITTLE EGGHARBOR

TO CAPE MAY, N.J.

Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of NJICW daybeacon 469 (LL 36690). Mariners should use caution. (NOAA chart 12316)

CAPE MAY TO FENWICKISLAND, APPROACHES TO

DELAWARE BAY, DEL.

The Coast Guard has received a report of a partially submerged hazard to navigation, consisting of three steel piles, appearing connected and measuring 70 feet by 2.5 feet, at approximate position 38 42.255N, 074 46.208W, 12.5 nm east-southeast of Delaware Bay Approach lighted whistle CH (LL 1485). Mariners should transit the area with caution. (NOAA chart 12214)

CHESAPEAKE BAY, AIWW,

ELIZABETHRIVER (SOUTHERN BRANCH) TO THE ALBERMARLE AND CHESAPEAKE CANAL, VA.

Fender system repairs will be performed at the Norfolk and PortsmouthBeltlineRailroadBridge at AIWW mile 2.6 across the Southern Branch of the ElizabethRiver in Chesapeake, each day from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Sept. 11. To facilitate repairs, a crane barge will occupy the channel reducing the available horizontal clearance to 230 feet. Mariners requiring the full width of the channel are requested to provide at least a two-hour advance notice by calling the superintendent at (757) 237-0519. Mariners should use extreme caution while transiting this area. (NOAA chart 12253)

HAMPTON ROADS,

LYNNHAVEN INLET, VA.

Fender repairs are being made to the LesnerBridge across Lynnhaven Inlet from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Aug. 7. To facilitate repairs, barges and work floats will occupy the channel reducing the horizontal clearance to approximately 42 feet. Mariners should use extreme caution while transiting this area. (NOAA chart 12254)

UPPER POTOMAC RIVER, WOODROWWILSONBRIDGE

CONSTRUCTION AREA, VA.

The WoodrowWilsonBridge project has established eight warning buoys to mark the old bridge remains that are in the charted construction area. The warning buoys are temporary and have no light list numbers.

• WoodrowWilsonBridge construction area warning buoy A, 38 47 36.18N, 77 01 40.98W, white/orange can worded “Danger”

• WoodrowWilsonBridge construction area warning buoy B, 38 47 36.96N, 77 01 40.74W, white/orange can worded “Danger”

• WoodrowWilsonBridge construction area warning buoy C, 38 47 36.06N, 77 01 51.36W, white/orange can worded “Danger”

• WoodrowWilsonBridge construction area warning buoy D, 38 47 37.32N, 77 01 51.24W, white/orange can worded “Danger”

• WoodrowWilsonBridge construction area warning buoy E, 38 47 35.64N, 77 01 58.50W, white/orange can worded “Danger”

• WoodrowWilsonBridge construction area warning buoy F, 38 47 36.78N, 77 01 58.62W, white/orange can worded “Danger”

• WoodrowWilsonBridge construction area warning buoy G, 38 47 35.52N, 77 02 06.24W, white/orange can worded “Danger”

• Woodrow Wilson Bridge construction area warning buoy H, 38 47 36.66N, 77 02 06.30W. white/orange worded “Danger”

(NOAA charts 12289, 12285)

ALBEMARLE SOUND, JEAN GUITE CREEK, N.C.

The Coast Guard has received a report of shoaling in Jean Guite Creek between Southern Shores daybeacon 1 (LL 31270) and Southern Shores daybeacon 5 (LL 31290) across the entire channel to a depth of 2 feet MLLW. Shoaling has been reported at Southern Shores daybeacon 7 (LL 31300) to a depth of 1.8 feet MLLW. Mariners should avoid transiting this area during periods of low water and exercise caution when transiting during other tidal periods. (NOAA chart 12205)