Notice to Navigators: Great Lakes

NOTICE TO MARINERS
GREAT LAKES

LNM 02-22

 

SECTION I - SPECIAL NOTICES

This section contains information of special concern to the Mariner.

 

OPERATION COAL SHOVEL

Commander U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit has commence Operation COAL SHOVEL. To enhance the coordination of ice breaking resources, Captain of the Port Detroit directs all shipping companies to provide an estimated time of arrival (ETA) for their vessels arriving or departing from any port or terminal within the Operation COAL SHOVEL area of responsibility (AOR). The COAL SHOVEL AOR extends from the eastern extent of navigable waters of Lake Erie through the Detroit and St. Clair River system and north to include all navigable waters of Lake Huron south of 45 degrees, 20 minutes north latitude. ETA reports must be received six (6) hours prior to vessel arrival or once a day by 1000 (eastern). This requirement may be met through submission of the Daily Vessel Movement Reports in electronic form via email to SecDetroitWWM@uscg.mil. Estimated time of arrivals must be updated whenever the arrival time deviates by more than 6 hours. ETA updates may be reported by telephone to the Sector Detroit Command Center at 313-568-9560.