Local Notices to Mariners – Mid-Atlantic

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This information is taken from the Fifth 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 on the World Wide Web at www.navcen.uscg.mil .

This information is taken from the Fifth 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 on the World Wide Web at www.navcen.uscg.mil .

REVISED NAUTICAL CHARTS

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

• chart 11548, 40th ed. — Pamlico Sound, Western Part,

• chart 12316, 33rd ed. — ICW, Little Egg Harbor to Cape May, Atlantic City,

• chart 12274, 33rd ed. — Head of Chesapeake Bay.

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, MD20737.

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MANASQUAN INLET,

MANASQUAN RIVER, N.J.

Mariners are advised that construction has commenced for the Route 70 Bridge Replacement Project across the ManasquanRiver, at mile 3.4, between MonmouthCounty and Ocean County, N.J., near the communities of BrickTownship and WallTownship. The project will replace the existing lift-type bridge with a new fixed bridge, at the same location. The proposed vertical and horizontal clearances of the new bridge are 25 feet, at mean high water, and 75 feet, respectively. A new fender system will be provided for the new bridge. Updates of the project will be provided until the estimated completion in 2009. (NOAA chart 12324)

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CHOPTANKRIVER

AND HERRING BAY, MD.

Coastal Design and Construction will establish two temporary moorings in association with a Jetty Project in Rockhold Creek until June 2006:

• CDCHerringBay temporary mooring A, 38 45 46N, 076 32 49W, white with blue band,

•CDCHerringBay temporary mooring B, 38 45 57N, 076 32 42W, white with blue band.

(NOAA chart 12270)

CHOPTANK AND HERRINGBAY, CHOPTANK RIVER, MD.

In March, TrippeBay buoy 2 (LL 24800) and TrippeBay buoy 4 (LL 24805) were scheduled to be discontinued due to shoaling. (NOAA chart 12266)

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HAMPTON ROADS,

NEWPORT NEWS CHANNEL, VA.

Dredge Charleston will be dredging in the Newport News Channel through March 31. A pipeline will run from the project area to the Craney Island Disposal Area. The dredge can be contacted on VHF channels 13 and 16. Mariners are requested to stay clear of the dredge, floating and submerged pipelines, buoys and wires. Mariners are requested to exercise extreme caution and cause no wake when approaching, passing and leaving a dredge operation location and to strictly comply with the Inland Rules of the Road. (NOAA chart 12245)

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EASTERN BAY AND SOUTH RIVER,

PARISH CREEK, VA.

On or about Feb. 18, the flash characteristic on Parish Creek light 1 (LL 19475) will be changed to a flashing red 2.5 seconds. In addition, the REMARKS section of the Light List for the following aids will delete comments concerning removal of lighting equipment during ice season:

• West River Entrance light 2 (LL 19470),

• Parish Creek light 1 (LL 19475),

• Parish Creek light 3 (LL 19480).

(NOAA charts 12270, 12263)

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HAMPTON ROADS, NORFOLK

INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL (NORTH), VA.

Dredge Pullen will be dredging in the Norfolk International Terminal (North) through March 31. A pipeline will run from the project area to the Craney Island Disposal Area. The dredge can be contacted on VHF channels 13 and 16. Mariners are requested to stay clear of the dredge, floating and submerged pipelines, buoys and wires. Mariners are requested to exercise extreme caution and cause no wake when approaching, passing and leaving a dredge operation location and to strictly comply with the Inland Rules of the Road. (NOAA chart 12245)

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ELIZABETHRIVER, NORFOLK

INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL, VA.

In February 2006, the Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following changes to the Norfolk International Terminal. The North Channel aids will have the suffix “N” added to all aid names:

Norfolk International Terminal:

• 9552 — North Channel buoy 4N, 36 55 37N, 076 20 01W, red nun,

• 9552.1 — North Channel buoy 5N, 36 55 44N, 076 19 56W, green can,

• 9552.5 — North Channel lighted buoy 6N, 36 55 34N, 076 19 52W, quick flashing red 3 seconds,

• 9553.5 — North Channel buoy 8N, 36 55 21N, 076 19 54W, red nun.

The South Channel aids will be renamed to include the name designation of “South Channel” as well as the suffix “S.” Buoy 4 will be relocated, daybeacon 6 and daybeacon 8 will be changed to buoys (5x9 hulls) and relocated, and daybeacon 10 will be established.

Norfolk International Terminal:

• 9555 — South Channel buoy 2S, 36 54 51.000N, 076 20 06.000W, red nun,

• 9560 — South Channel buoy 4S, 36 54 48.336N, 076 19 59.778W, red nun,

• 9565 — South Channel buoy 6S, 36 54 37.365N, 076 19 52.094W, red nun,

• 9570 — South Channel buoy 8S, 36 54 26.290N, 076 19 44.334W, red nun,

• 9572 — South Channel daybeacon 10S 36 54 11.089N, 076 19 41.781 W TR on pile.

(NOAA chart 12245)

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ELIZABETHRIVER, NORFOLK

INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL, VA.

In December 2005, the Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following changes to the Norfolk International Terminal. The North Channel aids will have the suffix “N” added to all aid names:

Norfolk International Terminal:

• 9552 — North Channel buoy 4N, 36 55 37N, 076 20 01W, red nun,

• 9552.1 — North Channel buoy 5N, 36 55 44N, 076 19 56W, green can,

• 9552.5 — North Channel lighted buoy 6N, 36 55 34N, 076 19 52W, quick flashing red 3 seconds,

• 9553.5 — North Channel buoy 8N, 36 55 21N, 076 19 54W, red nun.

The South Channel aids will be renamed to include the name designation of “South Channel” as well as the suffix“S.” Buoy 4 will be relocated, daybeacon 6 and daybeacon 8 will be changed to buoys (5x9 hulls) and relocated, and daybeacon 10 will be established.

Norfolk International Terminal:

• 9555 — South Channel buoy 2S, 36 54 51.000N, 076 20 06.000W, red nun,

• 9560 — South Channel buoy 4S, 36 54 48.336N, 076 19 59.778W, red nun,

• 9565 — South Channel buoy 6S, 36 54 37.365N, 076 19 52.094W, red nun,

• 9570 — South Channel buoy 8S, 36 54 26.290N, 076 19 44.334W, red nun,

• 9572 — South Channel daybeacon 10S 36 54 11.089N, 076 19 41.781 W TR on pile.

(NOAA chart 12245)

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CHESAPEAKE BAY ENTRANCE,

SOUTHERN APPROACH, VA.

In December 2005, Great Lakes Dredge and dock dredge Padre Island, assisted by survey vessel St. Johns River was scheduled to begin dredging the Deep Water Route (DW), located in the Southern Approach of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) in the Approaches to the Chesapeake Bay. The Deep Water Route is located between the Inbound and Outbound Traffic Lanes in the Southern Approach. Aids to navigation marking the Southern Approach will be relocated as necessary to facilitate the dredging. Dredge Padre Island will make calls each time it enters and leaves the TSS, crossing the Outbound Traffic Lane en route to/from the Offshore Dredge Material Disposal Area (ODMDS). Dredging will continue until approximately March 31. The dredge and survey vessel will be standing by on VHF channels 13 and 16. Mariners are requested to stay clear of the dredge and survey vessel and are requested to exercise extreme caution and cause no wake when approaching, passing and leaving a dredge operation location and to strictly comply with the Rules of the Road. (NOAA charts 12207, 12208, 12221, 12222, 12205)