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 updated the following nautical charts:

• chart 12316, 34th ed. - ICW, Little Egg Harbor to Cape May, Atlantic City.

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, CHOPTANK AND HERRINGBAY, TILGHMAN ISLAND HARBOR, MD.

The following private aids to navigation have been established to mark the TilghmanIslandHarbor:

• TilghmanIslandHarbor buoy 1PH (NO LL) at 38 42 37.44N, 076 19 57.86W, green can.

• TilghmanIslandHarbor buoy 1PC (NO LL) at 38 42 37.92N, 076 19 59.82W, green can.

(NOAA chart 12266)

CHESAPEAKE BAY, SEVERN RIVER, ASQUITH CREEK, MD.

Langenfelder Marine, in association with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’s Chesapeake Shellfish Program, will be establishing a 12-inch concrete rubble reef south of Asquith Creek and Arnold Point in the Severn River. Minimum clearance above the reef will be approximately 10 to 17 feet MLW. Langenfelder Marine will be utilizing three vessels for their rubble transporting and placement operation. (NOAA chart 12282)

CHESAPEAKE AND DELAWARE CANAL, MD., DEL., and N.J.

Mariners are advised that vessels transiting the Chesapeake and DelawareCanal are recommended not to exceed a draft of 32 feet. This advisory is in conjunction with the scheduled dredging operations in the canal directed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Dredging operations are expected to be completed by Sept. 30. Any comments or questions on the status of the C & DCanal may be directed to Coast Guard Sector Baltimore at (410) 576-2693. (NOAA chart 12277)

POTOMAC RIVER,

AQUIA CREEK, VA.

Lake Services Inc. will be dredging in Aquia Creek until Sept. 30. 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. Mariners are cautioned to strictly comply with the Inland Rules of the Road when approaching, passing and leaving the area of operations. Dredging projects are usually conducted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (NOAA chart 12288)

POTOMAC RIVER, WOODROW WILSON (I-95) BRIDGE

OPERATING REGULATIONS CHANGE, VA., MD. and D.C.

Effective July 2, mariners are advised the Coast Guard has temporarily changed the regulations governing the operation of the new Woodrow Wilson (I-95) Bridge, at mile 103.8, across the Potomac River between Alexandria, Va., and Oxon Hill, Md. This action is necessary to finalize construction of the drawbridge. While construction continues, this temporary change will allow the drawbridge to remain closed to navigation each day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through March 1, 2009. A copy of Public Notice 5-1118, which describes the temporary change in detail, can be obtained by calling (757) 398-6222. (NOAA charts 12285, 12289)