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Local Weather, Beach Haven, NJ


August 2020 -- USCG 5th District



U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic
Coastal Waters from Shrewsbury River, New Jersey, to Little River, South Carolina

NEW: NJ – NJICW Aids to Change from Fixed to Floating: Manasquan to Atlantic City.
Due to extensive deterioration, associated hazards, and inaccessibility of the waterway; the Coast Guard is proposing to convert the following aids to unlit seasonal buoys. New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Daybeacon 31 (LLNR 35085) New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Daybeacon 33 (LLNR 35090) New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Light 74 (LLNR 35285) New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Daybeacon 75 (LLNR 35290) New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Daybeacon 84 (LLNR 35330) New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Light 88 (LLNR 35345) New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Light 99 (LLNR 35390) New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Light 189 (LLNR 35770) New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Daybeacon 197 (LLNR 35800)
Due to extensive deterioration, associated hazards, and inaccessibility of the waterway; the Coast Guard is proposing to convert the following aid to a lighted seasonal buoy. New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Light 189 (LLNR 35770) Atlantic City to Cape May
Due to extensive deterioration, associated hazards, and inaccessibility of the waterway; the Coast Guard is proposing to convert the following aids to unlit seasonal buoys. New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Daybeacon 444 (LLNR 36605) New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Daybeacon 448 (LLNR 36620) New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Daybeacon 450 (LLNR 36630) New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Daybeacon 473 (LLNR 36705)
Interested Mariners and other stakeholders are strongly encouraged to comment on the potential impacts this proposal would have on navigational safety. You may provide feedback using the U. S. Coast Guard Fifth District Waterway Data Sheet, available online at https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/lnms/D05_Proposal_Feedback_Form.pdf
All comments will be carefully considered and are requested prior to August 24, 2020 to be considered in the analysis. Refer to project number 05-20-055(D) Send comments to CGD5Waterways@uscg.mil, or mail to: U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District Waterways Management (dpw) 431 Crawford Street, Room 100 Portsmouth, VA 23704 Attn: Ethan Coble Portsmouth, VA 23704 Charts: 12316 12324 (5th District LNM Week 32/2020)
NEW: NJ – NJICW Proposal to Change Buoys Seasonal Status: Due to shoaling and inaccessibility of the waterway, the Coast Guard is proposing to change the following aids Seasonal Status from “Maintained year round” to “Removed when endangered by ice”. New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Buoy 263 (LLNR 36007) New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Buoy 263A (LLNR 36009) New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Buoy 264A (LLNR 36011) New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Buoy 376 (LLNR 36393) New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Buoy 381 (LLNR 36410)
Interested Mariners and other stakeholders are strongly encouraged to comment on the potential impacts this proposal would have on navigational safety. You may provide feedback using the U. S. Coast Guard Fifth District Waterway Data Sheet, available online at https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/lnms/D05_Proposal_Feedback_Form.pdf
All comments will be carefully considered and are requested prior to October 5, 2020 to be considered in the analysis. Refer to project number 05-20-071(D) Send comments to CGD5Waterways@uscg.mil, or mail to: U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District Waterways Management (dpw) 431 Crawford Street, Room 100 Portsmouth, VA 23704 Attn: Ethan Coble Portsmouth, VA 23704 Chart 12316 (5th District LNM Week 32/2020)
NJ – Offshore Survey Operations: The OCEAN ENDEAVOUR will be conducting surveying operations from the Ambrose to Nantucket Traffic Lane south to 39-09N, approximately east of Five Fathom Bank. Starting 10 Jul until 15 Oct, operations will be conducted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is requested that other vessels give at least 1000 Meter separation from the subject vessel, when sighted as various data and hydrographic information is being collected by instrumentation deployed by the Ocean Endeavour, as well as in consideration of their restricted maneuverability. For more information or questions, contact Julian Hanton at 44-1493-845600 or julian.hanton@gardline.com. Chart 12300 (5th District LNM Week 27/2020)
NJ – Offshore Survey Activities, Updated Vessel Information: Survey Vessel NORTHSTAR COMMANDER is conducting surveys in the Ocean Wind offshore wind area and cable route. See Enclosure 7. All Mariners transiting or fishing in the survey area are requested to give a wide berth to survey vessels, as they may be limited in their ability to maneuver (VRAM) and towing gear out to 300 meters behind the vessel. For additional information or questions, contact John OKeeffe at 857-332-4485. Chart 12318 (5th District LNM Week 29/2020)
NJ – Offshore Surveys, Updated Area of Operations: The M/V Fugro Enterprise, call sign WDD9388, will be conducting survey operations, using sensors towed approximately 150 meters behind the survey vessel. Operations will begin on July 23, 2020 and continue to approximately December 24, 2020. The survey area is located about 9 to 20 miles off the New Jersey coast, between Barnegat Light and Atlantic City bounded by the following approximate positions: NE Corner: 39° 40’ 22”N / 73° 56’ 11”W SE Corner: 39° 15' 43"N / 73° 56' 34"W S Corner: 39° 08' 40"N / 74° 05' 50"W SW Corner: 39° 16' 31"N / 74° 14' 55"W NW Corner: 39° 35' 14"N / 74° 02' 59"W
The M/V Fugro Enterprise will be restricted in her ability to maneuver and is requesting mariners operating in or transiting the area to give a 1 NM CPA. The M/V Fugro Enterprise will be monitoring VHF channel 16 and can be contacted on these frequencies for safe passing arrangements. For more information contact Bruce Grimball 713-369-5672. Charts: 12318 12323 (5th District LNM Week 29/2020)
NJ – Surveys Offshore Atlantic City: From 15 Jul to 30 Sep 2020, the M/V TIDEWATER ROYAL will be conducting surveys and vibrocore sampling in the off shore wind area OCS-A 0499 off Atlantic City NJ as depicted on Enclosure 8 and inside the following coordinates. NE Corner: 39° 17’ 44”N / 74° 14’ 56”W SW Corner: 39° 16' 56"N / 74° 14' 57"W North Central Mid-Point: 39° 19' 51"N / 74° 21' 39"W South Central Mid-Point: 39° 19' 06"N / 74° 21' 51"W NW Corner: 39° 21' 09"N / 74° 26' 11"W SW Corner: 39° 20' 43"N / 74° 27' 23"W For more information or questions, contact Flanery Tangang at 757-487-2919. Chart 12318 (5th District LNM Week 22/2020)
NJ – Survey Activity Offshore Atlantic City: The M/V GEOQUIP SAENTIS will be conduction survey operations in the off shore wind area OCS-A 0499 off Atlantic City NJ as depicted on Enclosure 8. All vessels are requested to remain 1nm clear of the GEOQUIP’s position and pass with at a reduced speed. For more information contact Torran Purchase at 44 117 376 3068. Chart 12318 (5th District LNM Week 23/2020)
NJ – Hereford Inlet Seawall Repair: Beginning June 1, 2020 and continuing until February 25, 2021 a Crane Barge along with an attendant plant will be operating at various locations in and around the Hereford Inlet. Materials will be delivered to this Crane Barge via tug and barge. The Crane Barge will not be sitting in the federally marked navigation channel at any time. The crew will be working Monday through Friday during day light hours. The Crane and attendant plant will both monitor VHF-FM Channel 16. Mariners are urged to use extreme caution and transit the area at a safe speed. If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Agate Construction at cyurick@agateconstruction.net or at (609) 780-5175. Charts: 12316 12318 (5th District LNM Week 19/2020)
NEW: NJ – DE – MD – Offshore Autonomous Underwater Vehicle: Rutgers University, through Ørsted’s ECO PAM project will deploy and operate a slocum glider off the NJ, DE, MD coasts and offshore. The glider is autonomous underwater vehicle utilized to measure oceanographic data, the acoustic signatures of marine mammals and detections of tagged fish. If found at surface: please do not remove. The Glider is automated and surfaces to transmit data and receive instructions, and will remain stationary for approximately 15-30 minutes before resubmerging. Mariners can track the glider thru the WhaleAlert APP or Rutgers glider status page at https://marine.rutgers.edu/cool/data/gliders/
From 29 Jul to 8 Sep 2020, project vessels will broadcast the position via VHF-FM radio on Channel 16 to notify mariners of work plan. Fishermen and mariners are requested to note the glider deployment region and to maintain a safe distance if observed at the surface during fishing and marine activities. Charts: 12200 12214 12300 12318 (5th District LNM Week 31/2020)
NEW: DE – Middle Island West Channel Nav Aid Removal Proposed: Due to severe shoaling, the Coast Guard is proposing discontinuing the following aids to navigation. Middle Island West Channel Junction Lighted Buoys MI (LLNR 4436) Middle Island West Buoy 1 (LLNR 4437) Middle Island West Channel Buoy 3 (LLNR 4438) Middle Island West Channel Daybeacon 5 (LLNR 4439) Middle Island West Channel Buoy 7 (LLNR 4439.5)
Interested Mariners and other stakeholders are strongly encouraged to comment on the potential impacts this proposal would have on navigational safety. You may provide feedback using the U. S. Coast Guard Fifth District Waterway Data Sheet, available online at https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/lnms/D05_Proposal_Feedback_Form.pdf
All comments will be carefully considered and are requested prior to September 28, 2020 to be considered in the analysis. Refer to project number 05-20-067(D) Send comments to CGD5Waterways@uscg.mil, or mail to: U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District Waterways Management (dpw) 431 Crawford Street, Room 100 Portsmouth, VA 23704 Attn: Ethan Coble Portsmouth, VA 23704 (5th District LNM Week 31/2020)
MD – Ocean City Inlet Dredging: Dredging operations are expected to occur in Ocean City Inlet at Ocean City, MD, from July 22 through August 28, 2020. The work will be conducted within the federal navigation channel and at ebb/flood shoal at the confluence of the Inlet and Atlantic Ocean. Interested mariners may contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredge CURRITUCK via VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. Chart 12211 (5th District LNM Week 29/2020)
NEW: MD—Ocean City Air Show Regulations: The 2020 Ocean City Air Show is scheduled to occur above the North Atlantic Ocean during August 15-16, 2020, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. both days. High-speed, low-flying aircraft will operate adjacent to the beach area at Ocean City, MD. In addition to these performance dates, air show practices and rehearsals are scheduled during August 13-14, 2020, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. both days. Coast Guard special local regulations will establish a regulated area for all navigable waters of the North Atlantic Ocean within an area bounded by the following coordinates: commencing at a point near the shoreline in vicinity of 33rd Street, Ocean City, MD, latitude 38°21’48.8” N, longitude 075°04’10” W, thence eastward to latitude 38°21’32” N, latitude 075°03’12” W, thence south to latitude 38°19’22.7” N, longitude 075°04’09.5” W, thence west to latitude 38°19’38.5” N, longitude 075°05’05.4” W, thence north along the shoreline to point of origin, located adjacent to Ocean City, MD. This regulated area will be enforced from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on August 13, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on August 14, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on August 15, 2020, and, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on August 16, 2020. Except for participants and vessels already at berth, everyone other than participants are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Maryland-National Capital Region or Patrol Commander (PATCOM). To seek permission to enter, contact the COTP Maryland-National Capital Region at telephone number 410-576-2693 or on Marine Band Radio, VHF-FM channel 16 or the PATCOM on Marine Band Radio, VHF-FM channel 16. Those in the regulated area must comply with all lawful orders or directions given to them by the COTP Maryland-National Capital Region, PATCOM, or official patrol. Vessels are required to operate at a safe speed that minimizes wake while within the regulated area in a manner that would not endanger event participants or any other craft. The air show aerobatics area located within the regulated area is restricted to participants. The Coast Guard may be assisted with marine event patrol and enforcement of the regulated area by other Federal, State and local agencies. For any comments or questions contact Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region, Waterways Management Division, at (410) 576-2674 or (410) 576-2693. Charts 12211, 12200 (5th District LNM Week 31/2020)
In support of activities associated with the 2020 Ocean City Air Show scheduled during August 13-16, 2020, large red or yellow floating markers will be positioned in the Atlantic Ocean on August 12, 2020 to mark the on-water perimeter of the rectangular air show area that is restricted to vessels and persons during the event. This area is near the beach viewing area and spans approximately from Talbot Street through 33rd Street in Ocean City, MD. Chart 12211 (5th District LNM Week 31/2020)
MD - -Aberdeen Proving Ground COVID-19 Prohibition of Marine Gatherings: Due to COVID-19, in order to protect the health and safety of our local community, marine gatherings are not authorized within the restricted waters of the Aberdeen Proving Ground military reservation, as described in 33 CFR 334.140, until further notice. Marine gatherings include, but are not limited to, the practice commonly known as a "raft-up," or the roping together of any number of small vessels, and gatherings of 8 or more people on one vessel. Boaters must maintain a minimum distance of 25 feet between vessels at all times. Charts: 12273 12274 12278 (5th District LNM Week 23/2020)
NEW: MD – Susquehanna River Amtrak RR Bridge Closed to Navigation: The Amtrak Railroad Bridge across the Susquehanna River, mile 1.0, at Havre de Grace, Harford County, Maryland, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulations to facilitate emergency repairs, the above bridge will be maintained in the closed-to-navigation position from 7 a.m. on August 4, 2020, to 11 p.m. on October 5, 2020. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at anytime. The bridge will not be able to open for emergencies. At all other times, the drawbridge will operate in accordance with the operating regulations set out in Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Part 117.575. Chart 12274 (5th District LNM Week 32/2020)
NEW: MD—Proposal to Discontinue Brewerton Channel Eastern Extension Nav Aids: The Coast Guard Fifth District is proposing discontinuing Brewerton Channel Eastern Extension Range Front Light (LLNR 8390) and Brewerton Channel Eastern Extension Rear Range Light (LLNR 8395). Since these lights were established, there have been considerable improvements in navigation safety, vessel training and carriage requirements, and widespread use of technology such as GPS and charting software. Based on this and our review of vessel traffic and aids to navigation in the area, the range lights are no longer needed.
Interested Mariners and other stakeholders are strongly encouraged to comment on the potential impacts this proposal would have on navigational safety. You may provide feedback using the U. S. Coast Guard Fifth District Waterway Data Sheet, available online at https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/lnms/D05_Proposal_Feedback_Form.pdf
All comments will be carefully considered and are requested prior to October 5, 2020 to be considered in the analysis. Refer to project number 05-20-070(D) Send comments to CGD5Waterways@uscg.mil, or mail to: U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District Waterways Management (dpw) 431 Crawford Street, Room 100 Portsmouth, VA 23704 Attn: Albert Grimes Portsmouth, VA 23704 Charts: 12272 12273 12278 12280 (5th District LNM Week 32/2020)
NEW: MD – Curtis Bay Marine Construction: Henderson Contracting will be constructing a Boat Ramp in Curtis Creek at the Solley Cove Boat Launch Facility at 7360 Carbide Rd, Baltimore MD. Work is expected to continue until 10 Oct 2020. During construction 2 spud barges will be in the area. For more information contact Gerd Heinsohn at 410-263-1852. Chart 12278 (5th District LNM Week 32/2020)
MD – VA – Potomac River, Harry Nice Bridge Construction to Begin: A construction firm, on behalf of the Maryland Transportation Authority, will commence construction on replacement of the Harry W. Nice/Thomas “Mac” Middleton (US 301) Bridge over the Lower Potomac River, mile 50.0, between Newburg, Charles County, MD and Dahlgren, King George County, VA in May 2020, with completion estimated in November 2024. Work is scheduled from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, with limited work outside these hours for special operations. To facilitate bridge construction, a barge loading facility will be constructed on the Maryland shore and work trestles will be located north of the existing bridge extending outward from the Virginia shore to approximately 320 feet and from the Maryland shore to approximately 200 feet. Dredging will occur from the end of the Virginia work trestle until the water depth reaches 6 feet at mean lower low water. A vertical clearance of 135 feet above mean high water and horizontal clearance of 250 feet will be maintained throughout construction. Detailed project information and information concerning waterway closures will be provided via updated local notice to mariners and broadcast notice to mariners. Mariners are urged to use caution when transiting the area. Chart 12287 (5th District LNM Week 18/2020)
NEW: VA – Chincoteague Inlet Nav Aid Change Proposed: Chincoteague Channel Light 17 (LLNR 5350) is destroyed. Local servicing unit confirmed no wreckage remains on scene and established a Temporary Replacement Lighted Buoy (TRLB). The Coast Guard is proposing to make this change permanent.
Change Chincoteague Channel Light 17 (LLNR 5350) to Chincoteague Channel Lighted Buoy 17 (LLNR 5350) in position 37 54 12.318N, 75 24 43.444W, with a flashing green 4s light.
Interested Mariners and other stakeholders are strongly encouraged to comment on the potential impacts this proposal would have on navigational safety. You may provide feedback using the U. S. Coast Guard Fifth District Waterway Data Sheet, available online at https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/lnms/D05_Proposal_Feedback_Form.pdf
All comments will be carefully considered and are requested prior to October 5, 2020 to be considered in the analysis. Refer to project number 05-20-069(D) Send comments to CGD5Waterways@uscg.mil, or mail to: U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District Waterways Management (dpw) 431 Crawford Street, Room 100 Portsmouth, VA 23704 Attn: Albert Grimes Portsmouth, VA 23704 Chart 12210 (5th District LNM Week 32/2020)
NEW: VA – Dredging, Chincoteague Inlet: The Army Corps of Engineers Dredge CURRITUCK will be conducting dredging operations in Chincoteague Inlet, Channel and Harbor from 13 Aug to 21 Aug 2020. For any question of more information, contact Chris Turner at chris.w.turner@usace.army.mil or 757- 646-0922. Chart 12210 (5th District LNM Week 32/2020)
NEW: VA – Offshore Temporary Mine Training Field, Capes Area: The U.S. Navy is establishing a Mine Warfare Training Field within the Virginia Capes Operating Area, W-386 Surface Area 7A. The bounding coordinates for the field are: 37-18.5673N 075-28.7312W, 37-18.5673N 075-28.0195W, 37-17.0627N 075-28.0197W, 37-17.0627N 075-28.7312W.
The area will contain inert moored training mines that pose a potential hazard to dredging operations and trawler nets and will be placed at shallow depths which pose a hazard to navigation.
The mines will be placed 15-18 Aug and removed 02-05 Sep 2020. Chart 12221 (5th District LNM Week 32/2020)
VA – Tangier Island Jetty Construction: Coastal Design and Construction will be building a stone jetty near Tangier Island on the West side just north of Tangier Island West Channel Light 3 (LLNR 22730). Construction is scheduled to begin 6 Jul and continue until 31 Oct 2020. Deck barges, crane barges and tug and push boats will be in the area and may be contacted on VHF-FM channel 13. For more information or questions, contact J. Richard Mattingly – Superintendent at 301-643-4323. Chart 12228 (5TH District LNM Week 26/2020)
VA – Chesapeake Channel Dredging: Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company will be conducting Dredging and Bed Leveling Operations in the Chesapeake Channel also known as the York Spit Channel from Chesapeake Channel Lighted Buoy 15 (LLNR 7115) to Chesapeake Channel Lighted Buoy 35 (LLNR 7210) until 4 Dec 2020. The tug WILLIAM BRECKINRIDGE and Dredge Barge GL 148 will be on scene until 20 Jul 2020 and the Dredge TERRAPIN ISLAND will be on scene until Dec. All vessels will monitor VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. Dredging and disposal operations done at slow speeds with limited maneuverability. Mariners are urged to use extreme caution in the area of the dredge and transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made. For more information or questions contact Tom Jessee at 207-522-5494 or jtjessee@gldd.com. (5TH District LNM Week 26/2020) Chart 12254
In association with the ongoing dredging in the Chesapeake Channel by Great Lakes Dredging Company the Coast Guard will temporarily relocate Chesapeake Channel Lighted Buoy 23 (LLNR 7150) and Chesapeake Channel Lighted Buoy 29 (LLNR 7175) 200’ outside the channel limit.
Chesapeake Channel Lighted Buoy 23 (LLNR 7150) to approximate position 37 08 40.230N, 76 09 03.670W.
Chesapeake Channel Lighted Buoy 29 (LLNR 7175) to approximate position 37 11 10.450N, 76 09 26.520W. Charts: 12221 12222 12245 (5th District LNM Week 28/2020)
VA – Thimble Shoal Channel Core Sampling: Between 18 and 28 August 2020, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc, PBC in partnership Virginia Port Authority (VPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District will be conducting sediment sampling operations within the eastern reaches of Thimble Shoal Channel. Work will be performed between the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and the Atlantic Ocean Channel. Sampling work will be performed near the centerline and at the margins of the channel during daylight hours aboard the R/V Virginia (MMSI 368054210), a 93 ft long, multi-purpose research vessel owned and operated by Virginia Institute of Marine Science. The R/V Virginia will be monitoring VHF channels 13 and 16 and can be reached directly via cell phone by contacting Mr. John Morris at 401-439-1031. Chart 12256 (5th District LNM Week 30/2020)
NEW: VA – Thimble Shoal Channel Dredging: The B.E. Lindholm and the Clamshell Dredge Weeks 506 have completed dredging operations in Thimble Shoal Channel. Starting approximately 20 Aug 2020 and continuing until approximately 20 Nov 2020 the Clamshell Dredge PAULA LEE, Work Boat TROJAN, Tug COLONEL and scows will be operating in the Thimble Shoal Channel between Thimble Shoal Channel Lighted Bell Buoy 9 (LLNR 9255) and Thimble Shoal Channel Lighted Buoy 7 (LLNR 9235). The clamshell dredge will start dredging approximately 1,800 feet west of Thimble Shoal Channel Lighted Buoy 16 (LLNR 9290) moving east. All dredged material will be towed to Dam Neck Ocean Disposal Site (DNODS) Cells 5,6 & 7. Starting approximately 16 August 2020 and continuing until approximately 31 August 2020 the Hopper Dredges R.N. WEEKS and MAGDALEN will be operating in the Thimble Shoal Channel West of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Dredged material will be transported to Dam Neck Ocean Disposal Site (DNODS) Cell #7. Chart 12256 (5th District LNM Week 31/2020)
VA – Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, Marine Borings: On behalf of Jacobs Engineering Group, the M/V Ram XV will be conducting Marine Borings and Core Penetration Test between and to the west of Portal Island Nos. 3 and 4 of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. The proposed work is located outside of the navigation channel. Work is expected to begin 12 Aug and end 6 Oct 2020. The Ram VII may be contacted on VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. For questions or more information, contact Michael Deutscher at 774-254-7061. Chart 12222 (5th District LNM Week 30/2020)
NEW: VA – Craney Island, Norfolk Harbor, Survey: From 17 Aug to 18 Sep 2020, Seaward Marine will be conducting surveys in the vicinity of Craney Island bounded by the following positions: West Edge 36.88348305N, 76.33584974W, 36.88329808N, 76.33512793W. Center 36.8831131N, 76.33440614W, 36.88292812N, 76.33368434W. East Edge 36.88274104N, 76.33296222W.
The vessels ROBERT T, MISS MORGAN, ANGELINA AUTUMN along with a spud barge will be on scene and may be contacted on VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. For more information or questions, contact Clint Robertson at 757-705-6615. Chart 12253 (5th District LNM Week 32/2020)
VA – Churchland Bridge, Western Branch, Elizabeth River, Replacement: Extending until Mar 2023 McLean Contracting Company will be conducting bridge demolition, and replacement of the Churchland Bridge on the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River. Signs have been installed on both sides of the bridge worded “OVERHEAD BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION 500 FEET AHEAD”. A temporary pile crane trestle will be extending approximately 600ft from either shoreline on the North side of the bridge, installed parallel to the bridge. Crane barges, spud barges and tugs will be on scene throughout the project and may be contacted on VHF-FM Channels 03, 13 and 16. For more information, contact Scott White, Project Manager, 757-641-2132. Chart 12253 (5th District LNM Week 23/2020)
NEW: VA – Rudee Inlet Shoaling: Survey dated 10 Aug 2020. Shoaling remains on the inside, 300’ West of the ends of the jetties with a new least depth 7.0’. New shoaling is indicated approximately 230’ East of the jetties. (5th District LNM Week 32/2020)
NEW: VA – Offshore Cape Henry Survey: The NORTHSTAR COMMANDER will be performing benthic surveys within the Offshore Wind Lease Area OCS-0483 and along the export cable route corridor from 13 Aug to 22 Aug 2020. The NORTHSTAR COMMANDER may be contacted on VHF-FM channels 16 and 13. For more information or questions, contact Luke Maddux at luke.Maddux@tetratech.com 8 816-327-32460. Chart 12200 (5th District LNM Week 32/2020)
NEW: VA –Offshore Cape Henry Subsea Cable Repair Update: UPDATED INFORMATION AND DATES. The cable-laying vessel SIEM DORADO will be conducting subsea cable repair work on the seabed approximately 21 miles offshore. The work will commence on 24 Jul and continue until the end of August 2020. The SIEM DORADO will be in approximate position 36.866000N, 75.541926W and 36.866942N, 75.540013W for the entire operation. Mariners transiting or fishing in the survey area are requested to give a wide berth, the vessel may be limited in its ability to maneuver due to the cable catenary and subsea activities.
Mariners should operate in a manner that will not endanger the vessel or its equipment. A 1 NM clearance is requested. For more information or questions, contact Capt. Peder Rosenberg Pedersen at 757-334-4578. Chart 12200 (5th District LNM Week 31/2020)
VA – NC – Offshore Kitty Hawk Wind Area Survey: Horizon Geosciences will be performing geotechnical surveys consisting of borehole drilling and sampling. The S/V KOMMANDOR SUSAN is expected to commence operations in the area 1 August 2020 and be on site for until approximately 15 Sep 2020, work will be conducted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. During the geotechnical works the vessel will be operating a drill rig and all vessels are requested to remain at least 500 m clear. KOMMANDOR SUSAN may be contacted on VHF-FM channels 16 and 12 or at cell 00 44 1224 672 306. For more information or questions, contact Matt Moulton at 44 0 778 666 3035. Charts: 12200 12204 12205 (5th District LNM Week 30/2020)
NEW: NC – Hatteras Inlet Nav Aid Change Proposed: Due to severe shoaling, the Coast Guard is proposing converting Hatteras Inlet Channel Daybeacon 18 (LLNR 28760) to Hatteras Inlet Channel Buoy 18 (LLNR 28760). This change will allow the local servicing unit to reposition the buoy as necessary to mark best water and the shoaling. Interested Mariners and other stakeholders are strongly encouraged to comment on the potential impacts this proposal would have on navigational safety. You may provide feedback using the U. S. Coast Guard Fifth District Waterway Data Sheet, available online at https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/lnms/D05_Proposal_Feedback_Form.pdf
All comments will be carefully considered and are requested prior to September 28, 2020 to be considered in the analysis. Refer to project number 05-20-062(D)
Send comments to CGD5Waterways@uscg.mil, or mail to: U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District Waterways Management (dpw) 431 Crawford Street, Room 100 Portsmouth, VA 23704 Attn: Ethan Coble Portsmouth, VA 23704 Chart 11555
NEW: NC – Pamlico Sound. Oyster Creek Nav Aid Change Proposed: Due to extensive deterioration, associated hazards, and inaccessibility of the waterway, the Coast Guard is proposing converting Oyster Creek Daybeacon 8 (LLNR 32835) to Oyster Creek Buoy 8 (LLNR 32835).
Interested Mariners and other stakeholders are strongly encouraged to comment on the potential impacts this proposal would have on navigational safety. You may provide feedback using the U. S. Coast Guard Fifth District Waterway Data Sheet, available online at https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/lnms/D05_Proposal_Feedback_Form.pdf
All comments will be carefully considered and are requested prior to September 28, 2020 to be considered in the analysis. Refer to project number 05-20-068(D)
Send comments to CGD5Waterways@uscg.mil, or mail to: U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District Waterways Management (dpw) 431 Crawford Street, Room 100 Portsmouth, VA 23704 Attn: Ethan Coble Portsmouth, VA 23704 Chart 11548 (5th District LNM Week 31/2020)
NEW: NC – Trent River Nav Aid Change Proposed: Due to extensive deterioration, associated hazards, and inaccessibility of the waterway, the Coast Guard is proposing converting the following fixed aids to unlit buoys. Trent River Daybeacon 4A (LLNR 34260) to Trent River Buoy 4A (LLNR 34260) Trent River Daybeacon 9 (LLNR 34280) to Trent River Buoy 9 (LLNR 34280)
Interested Mariners and other stakeholders are strongly encouraged to comment on the potential impacts this proposal would have on navigational safety. You may provide feedback using the U. S. Coast Guard Fifth District Waterway Data Sheet, available online at https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/lnms/D05_Proposal_Feedback_Form.pdf
All comments will be carefully considered and are requested prior to September 28, 2020 to be considered in the analysis. Refer to project number 05-20-068(D)
Send comments to CGD5Waterways@uscg.mil, or mail to: U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District Waterways Management (dpw) 431 Crawford Street, Room 100 Portsmouth, VA 23704 Attn: Ethan Coble Portsmouth, VA 23704 Chart 11552 (5th District LNM Week 31/2020)
NC –Atlantic Beach Bridge (AICW Mile 206.7) Maintenance and Reduced Clearance: An engineering firm, on behalf of North Carolina Department of Transportation, will be performing maintenance on the SR 1184 (Atlantic Beach Bridge) Bridge, over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW), Bogue Sound, at mile 206.7, between Morehead City, NC and Atlantic Beach, NC. The maintenance, which began October 2018, will continue to be conducted from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Monday-Saturday; through November 30, 2020. A crane barge, material barge, several tugs, several work vessels and platforms, and a snooper truck will be located in and around the vicinity of the bridge. During work hours, the snooper truck will be located in and around the navigational span of the bridge performing concrete repairs through November 30, 2020. The snooper truck will extend below low steel of the bridge approximately ten feet, reducing the vertical clearance in the navigation span to approximately 55 feet above mean high water. Vessels that require the snooper truck to clear the navigation span to safely navigate through the bridge should notify the work foreman no less than 30 minutes prior to navigating through the bridge. The tugs, barges, and work vessels and platforms will reduce the horizontal clearance in the navigation span to approximately 38 feet. Vessels that require the tugs, barges, and work vessels and platforms to clear the navigation span to safely navigate through the bridge should notify the work foreman no less than one hour prior to navigating through the bridge. Work vessels may be reached on VHF-FM channel 13. The project foreman may be reached at (571) 287-9269 or (703) 231-8589. Mariners should use extreme caution navigating through the area. Chart 11547 (5th District LNM Week 05/2020)
NC – AICW Peletier Creek Nav Aids to be Discontinued: Due to severe shoaling, the Coast Guard is proposing to discontinue the following aids; Peletier Creek Entrance Warning Daybeacon A (LLNR 38820) Peletier Creek Entrance Channel Buoy 2 (LLNR 38825) Peletier Creek Entrance Channel Daybeacon 3 (LLNR 38830) Peletier Creek Entrance Channel Buoy 4 (LLNR 38833) Peletier Creek Entrance Warning Daybeacon B (LLNR 38835)
Interested Mariners and other stakeholders are strongly encouraged to comment on the potential impacts this proposal would have on navigational safety. You may provide feedback using the U. S. Coast Guard Fifth District Waterway Data Sheet, available online at https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/lnms/D05_Proposal_Feedback_Form.pdf
All comments will be carefully considered and are requested prior to August 24, 2020 to be considered in the analysis. Refer to project number 05-20-057(D) Send comments to CGD5Waterways@uscg.mil, or mail to: U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District Waterways Management (dpw) 431 Crawford Street, Room 100 Portsmouth, VA 23704 Attn: Ethan Coble Portsmouth, VA 23704 Chart 11541 (5TH District LNM Week 26/2020)
NC – Cape Fear River Dredging: The mechanical dredge “PAULA LEE” will be conducting dredging operations in the following reaches in the Cape Fear River, Upper Big Island Channel, Lower Lilliput Channel, Upper Midnight Channel, Lower Midnight Channel and Horseshoe Shoals Channel. The material dredged will be disposed at the New Wilmington ODMDS south of the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Towing will be performed by the Dann Marine Tugs COLONEL and THOMAS DANN, towing 5000 cubic yard scows from the reaches through the mouth to the ODMDS. The ODMDS is approximately 9 NM south of the mouth of the Cape Fear River at N 33 deg 44’ 6.946”, W 078 deg 02’ 8.979”. Dredging is scheduled to start May 12, 2020 and be completed by August 31st, 2020. Work will continue 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Dredge Paula Lee will use and monitor VHF Channels 13, 16, and 79. The Project Manager will be Danny Myers. He can be reached at (415) 302-5369. Alternate project manager is Ryan Swink, at 628-888-4304. Chart 11541 (5th District LNM Week 18/2020)
Problem Areas, NC AICW, USACE Surveys:
https://saw-nav.usace.army.mil/INLETS/TOPSAIL/Topsail_Creek.pdf Map UPDATE: June 10, 2020 http://saw-nav.usace.army.mil/AIWW/BFTCFR/Section2/F/Tangent_F1.pdf (Browns Inlet) Map Update: May 29, 2020 http://saw-nav.usace.army.mil/AIWW/BFTCFR/Section3/T_12/Tangent_12.pdf (Mason Inlet Crossing) UPDATE: May 5, 2020 http://saw-nav.usace.army.mil/INLETS/NEW_RIVER/Cedar_Bush_Cut.pdf Map Update: July 29, 2020 NEW: http://saw-nav.usace.army.mil/INLETS/CAROLINA_BEACH/Carolina_Beach_Inlet.pdf Map Update: August 11, 2020 http://saw-nav.usace.army.mil/INLETS/LOCKWOODS_FOLLY/Lockwoods_Folly_Inlet.pdf Map Update: June 18, 2020) http://saw-nav.usace.army.mil/AIWW/CFRLR/T_19-20/Tangent_19-20.pdf (Shallotte Inlet Crossing) Map Update: June 2, 2020
Waypoints are usually given for the deeper water, but we know from past experience that it is very difficult to follow waypoints through the crossings. The cross currents from the ocean inlet also add to the difficulty of staying in the channel. At lower tides when the anchor lines for the buoys are slacker, they will be pulled in the direction of the current, sometimes considerably out of the channel, adding another dimension of difficulty. Half-tide and rising is a good policy for the constantly shoaling inlet crossings, even if they have been recently dredged. The Coast Guard moves the floaters frequently as conditions change. MN

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July 2020 -- USCG 5th District



U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic
Coastal Waters from Shrewsbury River, New Jersey, to Little River, South Carolina
NJ – Offshore Surveys, Updated Area of Operations: The M/V Fugro Enterprise, call sign WDD9388, will be conducting survey operations, using sensors towed approximately 150 meters behind the survey vessel. Operations will begin on July 23, 2020 and continue to approximately December 24, 2020. The survey area is located about 9 to 20 miles off the New Jersey coast, between Barnegat Light and Atlantic City bounded by the following approximate positions: NE Corner: 39° 40’ 22”N / 73° 56’ 11”W SE Corner: 39° 15' 43"N / 73° 56' 34"W S Corner: 39° 08' 40"N / 74° 05' 50"W SW Corner: 39° 16' 31"N / 74° 14' 55"W NW Corner: 39° 35' 14"N / 74° 02' 59"W
The M/V Fugro Enterprise will be restricted in her ability to maneuver and is requesting mariners operating in or transiting the area to give a 1 NM CPA. The M/V Fugro Enterprise will be monitoring VHF channel 16 and can be contacted on these frequencies for safe passing arrangements. For more information contact Bruce Grimball 713-369-5672. Charts: 12318 12323 (5th District LNM Week 29/2020)
NJ – Offshore Atlantic City Data Buoy: On or about 29 Jul 2020, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution will deploy a Data Collection Buoy in approximate position 39-04-23.88n, 74-10- 18.12W. The blue and yellow buoy will have a flashing four second yellow light and is equipped with a radar reflector. “WHOI” is in black letters on the hull of the buoy. For more information or questions, contact Jeff Pietro at 508-548-1401 or jpietro@whoi.edu. Chart 12300 (5th District LNM Week 29/2020)
NJ – NJICW Shoaling: The shoal adjacent to New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Light 132 (LLNR 35550) and New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Daybeacon 130A (LLNR 35537) has encroached approximately 25-50yds into the channel. Depths of 2-3' at MLW. Shoaling to 3' MLW has been observed on the side of the channel between New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Light 132 (LLNR 35550) and New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway Daybeacon 130A (LLNR 35537). Chart 12316 (5th District LNM Week 29/2020)
NJ – Offshore Survey Activities, Updated Vessel Information: Survey Vessel NORTHSTAR COMMANDER is conducting surveys in the Ocean Wind offshore wind area and cable route. See Enclosure 7. All Mariners transiting or fishing in the survey area are requested to give a wide berth to survey vessels, as they may be limited in their ability to maneuver (VRAM) and towing gear out to 300 meters behind the vessel. For additional information or questions, contact John OKeeffe at 857-332-4485. Chart 12318 (5th District LNM Week 29/2020)
DE – White Creek Nav Aid Changes: Due to severe shoaling and inaccessibility of the waterway, the Coast Guard is proposing discontinuing the following unlit seasonal buoys and convert the lateral daybeacons to warning daybeacons. White Creek Buoy 1 (LLNR 4645) Discontinue. White Creek Buoy 3 (LLNR 4650) Discontinue. White Creek Buoy 5 (LLNR 4655) Discontinue. White Creek Buoy 6 (LLNR 4660) Discontinue. White Creek Daybeacon 7 (LLNR 4665) Change to White Creek Warning Daybeacon A. White Creek Daybeacon 9 (LLNR 4670) Change to White Creek Warning Daybeacon B. White Creek Daybeacon 9A (LLNR 4675) Change to White Creek Warning Daybeacon C. White Creek Daybeacon 11 (LLNR 4680) Change to White Creek Warning Daybeacon D.
Interested Mariners and other stakeholders are strongly encouraged to comment on the potential impacts this proposal would have on navigational safety. You may provide feedback using the U. S. Coast Guard Fifth District Waterway Data Sheet, available online at https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/lnms/D05_Proposal_Feedback_Form.pdf
All comments will be carefully considered and are requested prior to September 21, 2020 to be considered in the analysis. Refer to project number 05-20-056(D) Send comments to CGD5Waterways@uscg.mil, or mail to: U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District Waterways Management (dpw), 431 Crawford Street, Room 100 Portsmouth, VA 23704
Attn: Ethan Coble Portsmouth, VA 23704 Chart 12216 (5th District LNM Week 30/2020)
DE—Delaware Memorial Bridge Test Borings: The Tug SANDY G and Drill Barge CT 511 will be conducting drilling operations on the Delaware River in the vicinity of the Delaware Memorial Bridge piers. Operations will be conducted 24 hours a day seven days a week and will begin on 10 Aug and continue until 31 Aug 2020. The Tug and barge will require a minimum of 2 hours to move locations if required. For questions or more information, contact Robert Stothoff at 201-433-9797 or bob@warrengeorge.com. Chart 12311 (5th District LNM Week 30/2020)
PA – NJ – Delaware River, Benjamin Franklin Bridge Maintenance: A contractor, on behalf of the Delaware River Port Authority, will perform a bridge maintenance project on the Benjamin Franklin Bridge across the Delaware River, mile 100.2, between Philadelphia, PA and Camden, NJ, from July 27, 2020, through December 31, 2024. For the duration of the project, the preferred navigation channel and bridge navigational lighting normally situated over the 410-foot Federal project channel, will be shifted to the east approximately 205 feet. The Federal Project channel will remain fully open to traffic, however the vertical clearance of the channel has temporarily decreased based on the planned scaffolding system (work platform) to be installed. The scaffolding system will be installed over the entire length of the bridge, as detailed below.
Preferred Navigation Channel: A 410-foot scaffolding (work platform) system, with five 82-foot independent work zones, will be installed extending below the bridge approximately 10 inches (.83 feet), thereby reducing the vertical clearance of the bridge within the preferred navigation channel by approximately 10 inches (.83 feet). When in use, a single 82-foot work zone portion of the 410-foot scaffolding (work platform) system will be extended below the bridge approximately 18.5 inches (1.54 feet), thereby reducing the vertical clearance of the bridge within the work zone by approximately 18.5 inches (1.54 feet). The single 82-foot work zone portion of the 410-foot scaffolding (work platform) system in use will be lifted to extend below the bridge approximately 10 inches (.83 feet), thereby reducing the vertical clearance of the bridge within the preferred navigation channel by approximately 10 inches (.83 feet), if at least 48 hours notice is given to Eric.Dovak@Skanska.com.
Outside the Preferred Navigation Channel: Scaffolding will extend below the bridge approximately two feet from the west boundary of the Federal project channel to the center of the Federal project channel (west boundary of preferred navigation channel) and from the east boundary of the preferred navigation channel toward the east abutment approximately 385 feet. West of the west boundary of the Federal project and east of the position approximately 385 feet east of the east boundary of the preferred navigation channel, scaffolding will extend below the bridge approximately three feet.
A safety boat will be in the vicinity of the bridge during bridge maintenance, which may be reached via VHF FM channel 13. Mr. Eric Dovak, contractor’s representative, may be reached at Eric.Dovak@Skanska.com or (347) 860-2399. Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area. Chart 12313 (5th District LNM Week 30/2020)
MD – Ocean City Inlet Dredging: Dredging operations are expected to occur in Ocean City Inlet at Ocean City, MD, from July 22 through August 28, 2020. The work will be conducted within the federal navigation channel and at ebb/flood shoal at the confluence of the Inlet and Atlantic Ocean. Interested mariners may contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredge CURRITUCK via VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. Chart 12211 (5th District LNM Week 29/2020)
MD—Nanticoke River Cut Shoaling: Shoaling has been reported in the immediate vicinity of Nanticoke River Cut Light 4 (LLNR 23995) at the mouth of Nanticoke Harbor, extending approximately 30 ft into the channel. Water depths have been found as low as 2 ft at low water. Chart 12261 (5th District LNM Week 29/2020)
VA – Bradford Bay Dredging: Sumco Eco will be conducting dredging operations in and around Bradford Bay on the Eastern Shore of VA. Dredging will begin at 37°35'11.9443"N, 75°40'38.6055"W and move south to Bradford Bay Daybeacon 3 (LLNR 6045) and then begin dredging in Wachapreague Channel. The dredge Bering Sea will be on scene and may be reached on VHF-FM channel 16. For questions or more information contact Jeremy Good at 978-979-3729. Chart 12210 (5th District LNM Week 30/2020)
VA – Thimble Shoal Channel Core Sampling: Between 18 and 28 August 2020, EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc, PBC in partnership Virginia Port Authority (VPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District will be conducting sediment sampling operations within the eastern reaches of Thimble Shoal Channel. Work will be performed between the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and the Atlantic Ocean Channel. Sampling work will be performed near the centerline and at the margins of the channel during daylight hours aboard the R/V Virginia (MMSI 368054210), a 93 ft long, multi-purpose research vessel owned and operated by Virginia Institute of Marine Science. The R/V Virginia will be monitoring VHF channels 13 and 16 and can be reached directly via cell phone by contacting Mr. John Morris at 401-439-1031. Chart 12256 (5th District LNM Week 30/2020)
VA – Offshore Cape Henry Survey Operation Dates Update: The Survey vessel SARHA BORDELON will be conducting surveys in the in the following areas until approximately 15 Aug 2020. Center of main survey area: 36 - 54.564'N 75 - 21.166'W Main survey area stretches from 36 - 49’ N to 36 - 59’N and 75 - 29’ W to 75 - 13’ W. The survey vessel will be mapping the seabed with hull mounted sensors as well as towed sensors. The vessel will be working with restricted/limited maneuverability with equipment in tow up to 1000 feet to the stern of the vessel. The master requests a CPA of 0.5 – 1.0 mile to accommodate operations. SARAH BORDELON will monitor VHF 16 & 13 during the survey. For more information or questions, contact Mark Maclean at 902-412- 1780. (5th District LNM Week 30/2020) Chart 12200
VA – Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, Marine Borings: On behalf of Jacobs Engineering Group, the M/V Ram XV will conducting Marine Borings and Core Penetration Test between and to the west of Portal Island Nos. 3 and 4 of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. The proposed work is located outside of the navigation channel. Work is expected to begin 12 Aug and end 6 Oct 2020. The Ram VII may be contacted on VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. For questions or more information, contact Michael Deutscher at 774-254-7061. Chart 12222 (5th District LNM Week 30/2020)
VA—Newport News Channel Dredging, Updated End Date: Cottrell Contracting Corporation of Chesapeake, Virginia Dredge LEXINGTON will be conducting dredging operations in various locations within the Norfolk Harbor Federal Channel. Dredging will be between Elizabeth River Channel Lighted Buoy 1ER (LLNR 9445) and Elizabeth River Channel Lighted Buoy 25 (LLNR 9710) and in the Newport News Channel between Newport News Channel Lighted Buoy 2 (LLNR 10840) and Newport News Channel Lighted Buoy 10 (LLNR 10875). The dredging will continue until 15 Sep 2020. Chart 12222 (5th District LNM Week 30/2020)
VA—James River Dredging, Hopewell to Richmond: Cottrell Contracting Corporation of Chesapeake Dredge MARION will be conducting dredging operations in the Hopewell to Richmond Deepwater Terminal Reach of the James River. Work will be conducted from the James River Channel Light 133 (LLNR 12640) and continue to James River Channel Light 124 (LLNR 12610). Work will continue until approximately August 31, 2020. Chart 12252 (5th District LNM Week 30/2020)
VA – Elizabeth River, Eastern Branch, Oyster Cage Deployment: The US Environmental Protection Agency will be deploying oyster cages in the Elizabeth River, Southern Branch and Shuffletown Creek on or about 27 Jul 2020 for environmental sampling. The cages will be marked with buoys and will remain until Sep 2020. For more information or question, contact Kristin Regan at 267-481-5569. Chart 12243 (5th District LNM Week 29/2020)
VA – NC – Offshore Kitty Hawk Wind Area Survey: Horizon Geosciences will be performing geotechnical surveys consisting of borehole drilling and sampling. The S/V KOMMANDOR SUSAN is expected to commence operations in the area 1 August 2020 and be on site for until approximately 15 Sep 2020, work will be conducted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. During the geotechnical works the vessel will be operating a drill rig and all vessels are requested to remain at least 500 m clear. KOMMANDOR SUSAN may be contacted on VHF-FM channels 16 and 12 or at cell 00 44 1224 672 306. For more information or questions, contact Matt Moulton at 44 0 778 666 3035. Charts: 12200 12204 12205 (5th District LNM Week 30/2020)
NC – Calabash Creek Nav Aid Change: Due to associated hazards and inaccessibility of the waterway; during the second week of September, the Coast Guard will change Calabash Creek Daybeacon 7 (LLNR 31135) to Calabash Creek Buoy 7 (LLNR 31135) and Calabash Creek Light 10 (LLNR 31150) to Calabash Creek Lighted Wreck Buoy 10 (LLNR 31150). Chart 11534 (5th District LNM Week 29/2020)
NEW SURVEY: Problem Areas, NC AICW: http://saw-nav.usace.army.mil/INLETS/NEW_RIVER/Cedar_Bush_Cut.pdf Map Update: July 29, 2020
Waypoints are usually given for the deeper water, but we know from past experience that it is very difficult to follow waypoints through the crossings. The cross currents from the ocean inlet also add to the difficulty of staying in the channel. At lower tides when the anchor lines for the buoys are slacker, they will be pulled in the direction of the current, sometimes considerably out of the channel, adding another dimension of difficulty. Half-tide and rising is a good policy for the constantly shoaling inlet crossings, even if they have been recently dredged. The Coast Guard moves the floaters frequently as conditions change.