Local Notices to Mariners – Middle-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 11524, 47th ed. — Charleston Harbor;

• chart 12221, 78th ed. — Chesapeake Bay Entrance;

• chart 13006, 33rd ed. — West Quoddy Head to New York;

• chart 12326, 49th ed. — Approaches to New York Fire Island Light to Sea Girt.

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.

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ICW, LITTLE EGG HARBOR TO CAPE MAY, N.J.

Mariners are advised that emergency draw repairs will be ongoing at the Dorset Avenue Bridge, at ICW mile 71.2, across Inside Thorofare in Ventnor City. Until further notice, the repairs require immobilizing the east draw span in the closed position. The west 25-foot draw will be operational each day on the hour and half-hour from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mariners requiring a single-leaf opening from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. are requested to provide at least four hours advance notice to the bridge tender at (609) 822-1805 or by marine radio on VHF channel 13. Mariners are advised to use extreme caution when transiting the area. (NOAA chart 12316)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN, N.J.

The Coast Guard proposes to establish temporary special local regulations for “Thunder over the Boardwalk Airshow,” an aerial demonstration to be held over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Atlantic City on Aug. 23. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This proposed action would restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Atlantic Ocean adjacent to Atlantic City, New Jersey during the aerial demonstration. Comments and related material must reach the Coast Guard on or before July 23. You can mail comments and related material to Commander (dpi), 5th Coast Guard District, 431 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704-5004, hand deliver them to Room 119 at the same address between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays, or fax them to (757) 398-6203. For further information contact Dennis Sens, project manager, 5th Coast Guard District, Inspections and Investigations Branch, at (757) 398-6204.

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NJICW, CAPE MAY CANAL,

CAPE MAY HARBOR, N.J.

Dredge Fullerton will be dredging in the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway, Cape May Canal and Harbor through Aug. 15. 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, 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 charts 12316, 12317)

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OCEAN CITY, MD.

A fireworks display will be held in the vicinity of Seacrets Pier near 117 W 49th St, Ocean City, Aug. 6 and Sept. 3. Mariners are advised to remain clear of this area.

Vessel operators in the vicinity of this zone shall stop immediately and proceed as directed by the on-scene Coast Guard Patrol Commander. (NOAA chart 12211)

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KENT ISLAND NARROWS, NORTHERN APPROACH, MD.

There has been a report of shoaling to a depth of 2 feet MLW in the vicinity of Kent Island Narrows North Approach light 4 (LL 26425) extending across the channel. Mariners are cautioned to transit this area with extreme caution. (NOAA chart 12272)

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SUSQUEHANNA RIVER, MD.

The Coast Guard proposes to establish permanent special local regulations for “Raging on the River,” a power boat race to be held on the waters of the Susquehanna River adjacent to Port Deposit on Sept. 2 and 3. 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 portions of the Susquehanna River adjacent to Port Deposit during the power boat race. Comments and related material must reach the Coast Guard on or before Aug. 3. You can mail comments and related material to Commander (dpi), 5th Coast Guard District, 431 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704-5004, hand deliver them to Room 119 at the same address between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, or fax them to (757) 398-6203. For further information, contact Dennis Sens, project manager, 5th Coast Guard District, Inspections and Investigations Branch, at (757) 398-6204.

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PATAPSCO RIVER, MD.

The Coast Guard proposes to establish special local regulations during the “Catholic Charities Dragon Boat Races,” a marine event to be held Sept. 9, on the waters of the Patapsco River, Inner Harbor, Baltimore. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Baltimore Inner Harbor during the event. Comments and related material must reach the Coast Guard on or before Aug. 9. You may mail comments and related material to Commander (dpi), 5th Coast Guard District, 431 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704-5004, hand deliver them to Room 119 at the same address between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays, or fax them to (757) 398-6203. For further information, contact Dennis Sens, project manager, 5th Coast Guard District, Inspections and Investigations Branch, at (757) 398-6204.

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CHESAPEAKE BAY, HAMPTON ROADS, SEWELL’S POINT, VA.

Crofton Diving Corporation will be conducting cable laying operations in Norfolk Harbor Entrance Reach through Aug. 17. These operations will be based from a 55-foot-by-120-foot work barge and entail the periodic use of divers. To support these operations, the Coast Guard will establish a 200-yard radius safety zone centered on 3658.92N, 07619.28W. This safety zone will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday thru Sunday. All mariners are restricted from entering this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, Hampton Roads or his representative. Vessels are advised not to anchor in Anchorages G-4 and F while this safety zone is in effect. Vessel operators that must anchor in Anchorages G-4 and F are advised to anchor as far away from the Norfolk Harbor Entrance Reach as practicable to allow room for other vessels to transit around the established safety zone. Vessels that must transit through the safety zone are required to contact the COTP for authorization prior to entering the safety zone and are requested to contact Crofton Diving on channel 13 no less than two hours prior to arrival. Operators in the vicinity of this zone shall stop immediately and proceed as directed by the captain of the port representative. If permitted by the captain of the port to transit through this zone, mariners must proceed at no-wake speed and provide as much clearance as practicable between themselves and the work barge. (NOAA chart 12245)

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RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER, VA.

Power boat races will be held on the Rappahannock River near Layton, Va., on Oct. 7 and 8. The Rappahannock River Boaters Association will sponsor the event which will consist of about 35 powerboats participating in high-speed competitive races, traveling along a three-mile straight-line race course. Participating boats will race individually within the designated course. Due to the need for vessel control during the event, vessel traffic will be temporarily restricted from entering the event area. (NOAA chart 12237)