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,

N.J., PA. and DEL.

Dredge Charleston will be dredging in the Delaware River at various ranges until further notice. Mariners are cauationed to stay clear of dredge, booster, floating (pontoon) and submerged pipelines, barges, derricks and operating wires associated with dredging and marine construction operations. Operators of vessels of all types should be aware that dredges and floating pipelines are held in place by cables, attached to anchors some distance away from the equipment. Buoys are attached to the anchors so the anchors may be moved as the dredge advances and the location of the submerged pipelines are marked by buoys on each side of the channel. Mariners are cautioned to strictly comply with the Inland Rules of the Road when approaching, passing and leaving the area of operations, and remain a safe distance away from the dredge, booster, buoys, cables, pipeline, barges, derricks, wires and related equipment. Dredging projects are usually conducted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (NOAA charts 12311, 12312, 12313)

REVISED NAUTICAL CHARTS

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

• chart 12277, 34th ed. — Chesapeake and DelawareCanal.

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.

SEACOAST, CAPEHENLOPEN TO FENWICKISLAND,

BETHANY BEACH, DEL.

Hopper dredges R.N. Weeks and B.E. Lindholm will be conducting dredging and beach nourishment at Bethany Beach from FenwickIsland to SussexShores until June 1, 2008. Transfer of the sand to the beach will be by submerged pipeline running from a mono-buoy. A barge mono-buoy will be anchored at the transfer site and be lighted as an anchored barge. 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. Operators of vessels of all types should be aware that dredges and floating pipelines are held in place by cables, attached to anchors some distance away from the equipment. Buoys are attached to the anchors so the anchors may be moved as the dredge advances and the location of the submerged pipelines are marked by buoys on each side of the channel. Mariners are cautioned to strictly comply with the Rules of the Road when approaching, passing and leaving the area of operations, and remain a safe distance away from the dredge, booster, buoys, cables, pipeline, barges, derricks, wires and related equipment. Dredging projects are usually conducted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (NOAA chart 12216)

CHESAPEAKE BEACH, MD.

The Town of Chesapeake Beach has established two warning daybeacons to mark the diffusers from their wastewater treatment plant. The aids are approximately 0.5 nm north of the north jetty, 235 feet east of the shoreline at a depth of 11.6 feet:

• Chesapeake Beach Outfall warning daybeacon A (LL 19312) 38 41 57.702N, 0 76 31 54.525W, NW on pile worded “Danger Outfall Pipe”,

• Chesapeake Beach Outfall warning daybeacon B (no LL) 38 41 57.010N, 076 31 54.542W,

NW on pile worded “Danger Outfall Pipe.”

(NOAA charts 12266, 12263)

UPPER CHESAPEAKE BAY, KNAPPS NARROWS, MD.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, survey dated June 2007 indicates a least depth of 7.0 feet (MLLW) in Knapps Narrows West Channel and a least depth of 6.0 feet (MLLW) in Knapps Narrows East Channel. This survey can be viewed at www.nab.usace.army.mil/navigation/index. (NOAA charts 12270, 12272)

APPROACHES TO BALTIMOREHARBOR, MASONVILLE/FERRY BAR CHANNEL EAST SECTION, MD.

Dredges Weeks 550 and Weeks 551 will be dredging in the vicinity of Masonville which is outside of all existing navigation channels with access via the Ferry Bar Channel East Section. Dredge material will be transported to the HartMillerIsland. 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, and remain a safe distance away from the dredge, booster, buoys, cables, pipeline, barges, derricks, wires and related equipment. Dredging projects are usually conducted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (NOAA chart 12278)

YORK RIVER, MOBJACKBAY, WINTER HARBOR, VA.

In September 2007 the following aids to navigation changes were scheduled to occur:

• WinterHarbor light 3 (LL 14535) will be changed to warning daybeacon A;

• WinterHarbor daybeacon 4 (LL 14540) will be changed to warning daybeacon B;

• WinterHarbor daybeacon A (LL 14545) will be changed to warning daybeacon C;

• WinterHarbor daybeacon 6 (LL 14545) will be changed to warning daybeacon D;

• WinterHarbor buoy 4A (LL 14547) will be discontinued.

(NOAA charts 12221, 12238)