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.gov .

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.gov .

REVISED NAUTICAL CHARTS

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

• chart 12326, 50th ed. — Approaches to New York Fire Island Light to Sea Girt;

• chart 12314, 31st ed. — Delaware River, Philadelphia to Trenton;

• chart 12261, 29th ed. — Chesapeake Bay Honga, Nanticoke, Wicomico Rivers and Fishing 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, Md. 20737.

HEAD OF CHESAPEAKE BAY, SUSQUEHANNA RIVER, MD.

Mariners are advised that Corman-Imbach Marine Inc. will be conducting fender system repairs to the Amtrak Railroad swing bridge, across the Susquehanna River at mile 1.0, between Havre de Grace and Perryville through Sept. 15. Work is expected to occur Monday through Friday, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. A crane barge will be positioned within the eastern portion of the federal navigation channel in the vicinity of the swing pier. Vessel traffic will continue to be able to use the western portion of the federal navigation channel in this area. Interested mariners can contact on-scene workboat Ox on VHF channel 16 or 13, the project superintendent at (301) 343-5454, or Coast Guard Sector Baltimore/Waterways Management Division at (410) 576-2674 or 2693. (NOAA chart 12274)

CHOPTANK RIVER AND

HERRING BAY, IRISH CREEK, MD.

Due to shoaling in Irish Creek, the Coast Guard was scheduled to discontinue Irish Creek buoy 1 (LL 25505), Irish Creek buoy 2 (LL 25510), Irish Creek daybeacon 3 (LL 25515), Irish Creek daybeacon 4 (LL 25520) and Irish Creek daybeacon 6 (LL 25525) on or about July 10. (NOAA chart 12266)

CHOPTANK RIVER, MD.

Coastal Design and Construction has established nine temporary moorings in the Choptank River until Dec. 1 in association with a construction project for the Cambridge Marina:

• CDC Temporary Mooring A - 38 34 55N, 076 04 24W, white with blue band;

• CDC Temporary Mooring B - 38 35 05N, 076 04 24W, white with blue band;

• CDC Temporary Mooring C - 38 35 00N, 076 04 30W, white with blue band;

• CDC Temporary Mooring D - 38 35 00N, 076 04 18W, white with blue band;

• CDC Temporary Mooring E - 38 34 50N, 076 04 18W, white with blue band;

• CDC Temporary Mooring F - 38 34 55N, 076 04 12W, white with blue band;

• CDC Temporary Mooring G - 38 34 55N, 076 04 00W, white with blue band;

• CDC Temporary Mooring H - 38 35 00N, 076 04 06W, white with blue band;

• CDC Temporary Mooring I - 38 34 50N, 076 04 06W, white with blue band.

(NOAA chart 12238)

ISLE OF WIGHT BAY,

HERRING CREEK, MD.

Glen Riddle Farm Marina has established eight daybeacons to mark their permitted channel in Herring Creek:

• daybeacon 1 - 38 21 26.49N, 075 07 54.73W, SG on pile, private aid;

• daybeacon 2 - 38 21 26.21N, 075 07 55.49W, TR on pile, private aid;

• daybeacon 3 - 38 21 04.07N, 075 07 44.84W, SG on pile, private aid;

• daybeacon 4 - 38 21 03.88N, 075 07 45.65W, TR on pile, private aid;

• daybeacon 5 - 38 20 50.84N, 075 07 43.70W, SG on pile, private aid;

• daybeacon 6 - 38 20 51.41N, 075 07 44.57W, TR on pile, private aid;

• daybeacon 7 - 38 20 49.75N, 075 07 49.30W, SG on pile, private aid;

• daybeacon 8 - 38 20 50.41N, 075 07 49.50W, TR on pile, private aid.

(NOAA chart 12211)

CHESAPEAKE BAY, CHESTER RIVER TO HEAD OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY, KENT ISLAND NARROWS NORTH APPROACH, MD.

There has been a report of shoaling to depth of 2 feet MLW in the vicinity of Kent Island Narrows North Approach light 4 (LL 26425) extending to the middle of the channel. Mariners are advised to navigate with caution and slow speed. (NOAA chart 12272)

SEVERN RIVER,

THORNTONS CREEK, MD.

Coastal Design and Construction has established four mooring buoys in Thorntons Creek, Southwest Branch Severn River until Nov. 1:

• CDC Temporary Mooring A 37 17 54N, 076 27 12W, white with blue band;

• CDC Temporary Mooring B 37 17 49N, 076 27 12W, white with blue band;

• CDC Temporary Mooring C 37 17 46N, 076 27 12W, white with blue band;

• CDC Temporary Mooring D 37 17 42N, 076 27 12W, white with blue band.

(NOAA chart 12238)

ATLANTIC OCEAN,

OCEAN CITY, MD.

The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the Ocean City Maryland Offshore Challenge, a power boat race to be held on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to the shoreline at Ocean City Sept. 10. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in the regulated area during the power boat race. For further information, contact Dennis Sens, project manager, inspections and investigations branch, at (757) 398-6204. (NOAA chart 12211)

ELIZABETH RIVER,

SOUTHERN BRANCH, VA.

Dredge Mobro 112 will be dredging in the southern branch of the Elizabeth River on the south side of the Gilmerton Bridge until Sept. 15. Dredge spoil will be transported to the Dam Neck Placement site. 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, and 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 12253)

CHESAPEAKE BAY, NORFOLK HARBOR AND ELIZABETH RIVER EASTERN BRANCH, VA.

Mariners are advised that repairs are in progress at the northeast end of the fender system at the Campostella Bridge, at mile 1.8, across the Elizabeth River (Eastern Branch), in Norfolk. A barge, measuring 30 feet X 60 feet, with mounted crane, measuring 50 feet X 75 feet, a pile hammer and a 26-foot vessel, will be used outside of the navigable channel to facilitate the repairs. Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. This operation will not impede vessel traffic and is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 20. Interested mariners are urged to contact Virginia Marine Structures Inc. by calling (757) 544-7188 or (757) 544-7178 for updates. A “No Wake Zone” is needed to perform repairs and mariners should exercise caution when transiting the area. (NOAA chart 12253)