Notices to mariners Fla Feb 07

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This information is taken from the 7th 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 7th 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 has updated the following nautical charts:

• chart 11434, 27th ed. — Florida Keys, Sombrero Key to Dry Tortugas;

• chart 11446, 32nd ed. — Intracoastal Waterway, Sugarloaf Key to Key West;

• chart 11507, 33rd ed. — Intracoastal Waterway, Beaufort River to St. Simons Sound;

• chart 11475, 18th ed. — Fort Pierce Harbor;

• chart 11484, 23rd ed. — Ponce de Leon Inlet to Cape Canaveral;

• chart 11441, 41st ed. — Key West Harbor and Approaches.

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.

ICW, FLORIDA PASSAGE, GA.

The following changes will be made to the aids to navigation system in the Intracoastal Waterway at Florida Passage:

• Florida Passage Range front light (LL 36375) will be permanently discontinued;

• Florida Passage Range rear daybeacon (LL 36380) will be permanently discontinued.

The work was scheduled to be completed in December 2006. (NOAA chart 11511)

CHATHAM RIVER TO CLAM PASS, NAPLES BAY, EVERGLADES HARBOR, CAXAMBAS PASS, FLA.

Subaqueous Services Inc. has advised that a beach renourishment project began setting up the staging area in October, with dredging to begin on or about Nov. 1 in the vicinity of Caxambas Pass. A combination of floating and submerged pipe will be used to transport dredge material from a borrow area about 500 feet south and east of the southern tip of South Marco Island in Caxambas Pass to the adjacent jetty. The dredge and attendant plant will have all required Coast Guard lighting at night and the floating pipeline will have yellow flashing lights mounted on the line. The submerged line will be marked with a green buoy and a red buoy to show area of safe passage. Dredging will continue 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and was expected to be completed on or about Dec. 26, 2006, with complete demobilization from the project site by approximately Jan. 3, 2007. All mariners are urged to use extreme caution and transit the area at their slowest speed to create minimum wake. Cutterhead dredge Mister O can be contacted on marine radio VHF channels 13 and 16 or (954) 548-0574. Any further questions or additional information please contact Douglas Ipolito at (321) 228-5095 or (407) 926-7796. (NOAA chart 11429)

BETHEL SHOAL TO

JUPITER INLET, FLA.

Shoreline Foundation Inc. has begun a renovation project on the Jupiter Inlet North Jetty and Jupiter Inlet South Jetty through Feb. 28, six days per week from One tug, one equipment barge and one work barge will be moored along side the jetty being renovated. At no time will Jupiter Inlet or any navigable water be obstructed. The tug will monitor VHF channel 16 for all communications. All mariners are requested to use extreme caution and reduce to slow speed, minimum wake while transiting through the Inlet. For further information please contact Mathew M. Sturm at (954) 984-0460. (NOAA chart 11474)