Notices to Mariners Mid-Atlantic Dec 06

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This information is taken from the 5th Coast Guard District’s Local Noticeto 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 5th Coast Guard District’s Local Noticeto 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 http://www.navcen.uscg.mil/.

REVISED NAUTICAL CHARTS

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

• chart 11534, 34th ed. — ICW, Myrtle Grove Sound and Cape Fear River to Casino Creek;

• chart 12272, 31st ed. — Chester River, Kent Island Narrows, Rock Hall Harbor and Swan Creek.

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.

DELAWARE RIVER, MARCUS HOOK RANGE/NEW CASTLE RANGE/DEEP WATER POINT RANGE, N.J., DEL. and PA.

Dredge Pullen will be dredging in the Delaware River at the Marcus Hook Range to New Castle Range and Deep Water Point Range until Jan. 7, 2007. A pipeline will run from the project to the offshore disposal area. The dredges will monitor VHF channels 13 and 16. Mariners are requested to stay clear of the dredge 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 12311)

DELAWARE RIVER,

SCHUYKILL RIVER, N.J. and PA.

The Captain of Port Sector Delaware Bay is notifying mariners that the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Dredging Company began staging dredge pipe in September near Fort Mifflin, between the southern tip of Mud Island and Schuylkill River Channel buoy 1 (LL 3410). Pipeline installation also began in September on Mud Island, just north of Schuylkill River Channel light 3 (LL 3433) and will be submerged across the Schuylkill River channel into the naval reserve basin. Dredge Alaska began dredging Oct. 1, and will continue until about Dec. 30. The dredging area will be inside the naval reserve basin in Philadelphia. The dredge can be contacted on VHF channels 13 and 16. Mariners are requested to stay clear of the dredge 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 12313)

CHESAPEAKE BAY, APPROACHES TO BALTIMORE HARBOR,

PATAPSCO RIVER, MD.

Mariners are advised that Corman-Imbach Marine Inc. will conduct demolition (no explosives) of the Maryland Port Administration’s Fairfield Marine Terminal Piers 1 and 3 in Baltimore through Dec. 31. Pier removal and disposal operations will occur Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., using floating cranes, support barges and tugs. Mariners are urged to use caution when transiting the area. Interested traffic may contact tug Capt. Mac on VHF channels 16 or 13, if necessary. For any comments or questions, contact Ron Houck at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, (410) 576-2674. (NOAA chart 12281)