Notice to Navigators: Eastern U.S. Rivers

NOTICE TO MARINERS
Eastern Rivers
LNM 50-21 

 

SECTION I – SPECIAL NOTICES

This section contains information of special concern to the Mariner.

 

****US COAST PILOT 3 – NEW ADDITION 1.6****

PUBLICATION–National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – U.S. Coast Pilot 3, Atlantic Coast: Sandy Hook, NJ to Cape Henry, VA, 55th Edition, 2022, has been issued and is ready for free download and weekly updates at www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/publications/coast-pilot/index.html. Only Print-on-Demand (POD) bound copies are available for purchase; visit www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/publications/print-agents.html#coastpilot The 2022 Edition cancels the preceding 2021 Edition, and incorporates all previous corrections.

 

SECTION V - ADVANCE NOTICES

This section contains advance notice of approved projects, changes to aids to navigation, or upcoming temporary changes such as dredging, etc. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.

 

****MD – CURTIS BAY – AIDS TO NAVIGATION CHANGE****

The Coast Guard has renamed Curtis Bay Channel Range Front Light (LLNR 20870) to Curtis Bay Channel Directional Light and discontinued Curtis Bay Channel Range Rear Light (LLNR 20875).

 

****NC – INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – MYRTLE GROVE SOUND TO LITTLE RIVER – LOCKWOODS FOLLY RIVER DAYBEACON 12 CHANGE TO LOCKWOODS FOLLY RIVER BUOY 12****

On or about 09 JANUARY 2022 the Coast Guard will change Lockwoods Folly River Daybeacon 12 (LLNR 40180) to Lockwoods Folly River Buoy 12 (LLNR 40180). Coast Guard Construction tenders are unable to rebuild the light due to shoaling and dredging will not be conducted in the foreseeable future. Changing the Daybeacon to a Buoy will enable routine service and maintenance by a different size vessel.

 

SECTION VI - PROPOSED CHANGES

Periodically, the Coast Guard evaluates its system of aids to navigation to determine whether the conditions for which the aids to navigation were established have changed. When changes occur, the feasibility of improving, relocating, replacing, or discontinuing aids are considered. This section contains notice(s) of non-approved, proposed projects open for comment.

SPECIAL NOTE: Mariners are requested to respond in writing to the District office unless otherwise noted (see banner page for address).

 

****VA – MOBJACK BAY – AID TO NAVIGATION CHANGE PROPOSAL****

Mobjack Bay Channel Buoy MB (LL 14057) was found sinking and removed due to no available replacement. Based on the proliferation of AIS, charting software, GPS, and other aids to navigation in the area, the Coast Guard is proposing to “Discontinue” this aid to navigation. 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 February 7, 2022 to be considered in the analysis. Refer to project number 05-22-006(D).

Send comments to CGD5Waterways@uscg.mil, or mail to
U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District Waterways Management (dpw)
Attn: Mr. Albert Grimes
431 Crawford Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704

****VA - RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER-TOTUSKEY CREEK – AID TO NAVIGATION CHANGE PROPOSAL****

The Coast Guard is proposing making the following changed to the aids to navigation marking Totuskey Creek: Change: Buoy 2 (LLNR 15455) to Daybeacon 2T in approximate position: 37 51 34.098N-76 45 10.868W with SG dayboards on pile. 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 LNM 2015 Special Notice_Waterway_Proposal Feedback Form.pdf All comments will be carefully considered and are requested prior to February 7, 2022 to be considered in the analysis. Refer to project number 05-22-005(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     

              

 SECTION VII – GENERAL

This section contains information of general concern to the Mariners. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.

****DC – POTOMAC RIVER – ANACOSTIA RIVER – PIER CONSTRUCTION****

Marine Technologies Inc. will conduct rehabilitation and modification of the Mooring Piers on Anacostia River for USACE. Work will be conducted at 38°52’23” N, 76°59’20” W, located at 1125 Water Street SE, Washington DC. Pier side adjacent to the Anacostia channel. Project is expected to start on January 3, 2022 and be completed on February 4, 2022. Work Boat/Push boat: Charlette C and barges will be used for project and will be marked in accordance with USCG regulations. Chartlette C will monitor VHF 16 & 13, 79A. For more information, contact Superintendent: Mr. Chuck Hyer Cell #: 443;498-8483, Project Manager: Mr. Jay Taylor, Cell #: 301-343-9248.

****VA – SEACOAST – RUDEE INLET – DREDGE OPERATIONS****

The Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Commercial (CVOW Commercial) Project will be conducting geotechnical sampling offshore of Virginia Beach, Virginia within the nearshore portion of the export cable corridor associated with the development of the BOEM lease area held by Dominion Energy (OCS- A 0483). The activity will take place between December 1, 2021 and January 15, 2022, weather permitting. The vessels Aries Ram VII and Seaward 20 will participate in the activity. The vessels will be operating approximately 1,000 feet from shore, center point 36-49N, 075-57W. Vessel will be showing restricted maneuverability lights during hours of darkness and low visibility, shapes during the day and identified on AIS. All vessel will be standing by on VHF 16. Dave Morgan,Area Manager (609) 675 4342, dmorgan@ariesmarine.com, or David Hunt, Captain (337) 254 8969.

****NC – HOLDEN BEACH – BEACH RENOURISHMENT PROJECT****

Starting approximately 13 December 2021, Weeks Marine Inc. will be mobilizing pipeline and equipment in the vicinity of Battery Island, near Southport, NC. The equipment (Tugs Cami, Dot G & Lady Joel, Barges 520, 594 & 595) and dredge pipeline will be anchored between the following approximate positions: 33°54'39.19"N, 78°0'56.21"W and 33°55'15.67"N, 77°59'53.30"W.

Starting approximately 3 January 2022 and continuing until approximately 30 March 2022, the hopper dredge(s) R.N. Weeks and B.E. Lindholm will be operating 3 nautical miles offshore of Holden Beach, NC.

Work limits for borrow areas will be bound by the following approximate positions:
Borrow Area #1:
33°52'1.10"N, 78°10'8.36"W, - 33°53'9.37"N, 78° 9'51.29"W, - 33°53'15.13"N, 78°10'42.75"W, - 33°52'12.36"N, 78°10'55.93"W.

Borrow Area #2:
33°52'51.88"N, 78°17'43.98"W, - 33°52'51.25"N, 78°16'39.43"W, - 33°51'43.10"N, 78°16'36.54"W, - 33°51'42.60"N, 78°17'41.55"W.

Pipeline corridor will be bound by the following approximate positions: 33°54'23.71"N, 78°20'12.20"W, - 33°53'26.27"N 78°20'4.08"W, - 33°53'48.55"N, 78°14'58.29"W, - 33°54'50.74"N, 78°15'11.18"W.

Once underway, dredging operations will continue on a twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven days per week basis. Dredges and Tugs will monitor marine VHF channels 13 and 16. Mariners are urged to use extreme caution and transit the area at their slowest safe speed to create minimum wake after passing arrangements have been made. The dredge(s), attendant plant, and pipelines will each have all required U.S. Coast Guard lighting for night operations. For more information, contact Project Manager(s) on-site:PM, Doug Nelson – (985) 237-9667, denelson@weeksmarine.com or PM, David McNeil – (985) 237-5069, dcmcneill@weeksmarine.com.

 

https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/lnms/lnm05502021.pdf