Notice to Navigators: Gulf and Intracoastal Waterways

NOTICE TO MARINERS
GULF AND INTRACOASTAL WATERWAYS

LNM 04-22

 

SECTION I - SPECIAL NOTICES

This section contains information of special concern to the Mariner.

 

NOTICE OF 2022 LIGHT LIST AVAILABILITY

Light Lists are a means for communicating aids to navigation information to the maritime public. The last government printed Light Lists were the 2014 editions. While the Light Lists will no longer be available in government printed form, commercial reproductions may be available for purchase from maritime service providers. Local Notice to Mariners will continue to advertise Light List corrections and NAVCEN will continue to publish a compilation of corrections. Complete versions of the 2022 Light Lists are updated weekly on the NAVCEN website and mariners should download applicable copies and updates as needed at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lightListWeeklyUpdates. A summary of 2022 Light List corrections are available at: https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lightListCorrections.

 

MS/AL - PASCAGOULA and ESCATAWPA (DOG) RIVERS, KREBS LAKE CHANNEL and BAYOUS CHEMISE, LA BATRE and CODEN WATERWAYS - Waterways Analysis and Management System Study

The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study of the Pascagoula and Escatawpa (Dog) Rivers, Krebs Lake Channel, & Bayous Chemise, La Batre and Coden waterways. The study focuses on the areas to navigation system, waterborne commerce, marine casualty information, port/harbor resources, emergency response plans, routine and emergency communication capabilities, and future development projects. Any interested company or individual wishing to provide comments or participate in a user survey should contact:

Officer in Charge
U.S. Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Mobile
1500 15th Street
Mobile, AL. 36115
Attn: BMC Josh McNeill
telephone: (251) 421-0665
email address: Joshua.t.mcneill@uscg.mil.

 

SECTION VII – GENERAL

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

 

FL - DESTIN HARBOR - Dredge Operation/Dive Operation

Continuing until further notice, FishTec Inc., will have dive crews and barges working in the access channel to the U.S. Coast Guard Station Destin, FL., and a sand offload operation working during the night, along the LDB, of the Destin Channel, above the east jetty. There will not be a dredge or pipeline on this project. Crews will be transiting between the U.S. Coast Guard Station Destin, FL., and the east jetty with barges and tugs. Operations will be conducted 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. M/V KERRY ANN can be contacted on VHF-FM Channels 16 and 79A. The field point of contact for project is Mr. Mike Capuano, at (386) 871-4464. The alternate field point of contact is Mr. P.J. Blake, at (386) 868-8948. Mariners are urged to transit this area with caution.

 

LA - GULF OF MEXICO - Natural Gas Leak

A natural gas leak, approximately 8-10 feet in diameter, has been reported in the Gulf of Mexico, Ship Shoal Block 114, in approximate position 28- 53-43.0N 090-49-50.0W. Mariners are urged to transit this area with caution and report any sightings to the U.S. Coast Guard.

 

LA - GIWW - MILE 49.8, WHL - BOURG - Bridge Repair/Closure

The LA 316 drawbridge across GIWW, Mile 49.8, WHL, (Bayou Blue Drawbridge) is being repaired. Continuing until February 16, 2022, the bridge will not open to vessels, from 6:30 a.m., until 7:30 a.m. and from 4:30 p.m., until 5:30 p.m., each day. The bridge will open to vessels during emergencies.

 

LA - TERREBONNE BAY - Submerged Obstruction – UPDATE

The submerged steel obstruction previously reported in the vicinity of Terrebonne Bay, in approximate position 29-11-11.0N 090-34-46.0W, has been marked with a temporary red lighted buoy in position 29-11-10.965N 090-34-46.835W, showing a red quick flashing light at night. Mariners are urged to avoid this area.

 

LA - MORGAN CITY - PORT ALLEN ALTERNATE ROUTE - MILE 38.4, LA 75 - LOWER GRAND RIVER - BAYOU SORREL - Bridge Repair

The LA 75 drawbridge across the Lower Grand River, at Mile 38.4, Bayou Sorrel, LA., is being repaired. The bridge protection system is being replaced. Commencing February 8, 2022 and continuing until May 31, 2022, the bridge will not open to vessels on Monday through Thursday, from 7:00 a.m., until 11:00 a.m. and from 1:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. The bridge will open on signal at all other days and times. Mariners should contact the bridge tender for updates to the repairs.

 

LA - GRAND CHENIER - Hydrographic Surveys/Dredge Operation

Commencing February 1, 2022, and continuing until approximately July 1, 2022, Weeks Marine will be running land and hydrographic surveys and mobilizing dredge pipelines and equipment for the South Grand Chenier Marsh Creation, in Cameron Parish, LA. Staging area and work limits in the vicinity of the Crain Brothers Laydown Yard Area will be bound by the following approximate positions:

  • 29-46-16.61N 093-01-51.00W,
  • 29-46-09.53N 093-00-14.49W,
  • 29-43-18.93N 093-00-04.05W and
  • 29-43-22.38N 093-01-41.01W.

Work limits in the vicinity of Hog Bayou Area (located just south of Hwy 82), will be bound by the following approximate positions:

  • 29-43-49.50N 092-49-14.24W,
  • 29-45-04.35N 092-54-21.47W,
  • 29-39-26.48N 092-49-14.03W and
  • 29-42-01.62N 092-55-54.46W.

Operations will be conducted 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Tugs, dredge pipelines and equipment will have all required U.S. Coast Guard lighting for night operations. Tugs and barges will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13, 16 and 67. 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.

 

LA - CALCASIEU RIVER, MILE 36.4, UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD DRAWBRIDGE, LAKE CHARLES - Bridge Protection System Replacement

Continuing until July 31, 2022, the Union Pacific Railroad is replacing the bridge protection system on its drawbridge across the Calcasieu River, at Mile 36.4, in Lake Charles, LA. The Union Pacific Railroad will have barges and equipment stationed and working behind the current bridge protection system. The drawbridge will open on signal. There will be no equipment stationed in the main channel. Mariners should contact the bridge tender for updates.

 

TX - MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL - Dredge Operation

Continuing until approximately January 28, 2022, dredging operations are being conducted in the Matagorda Entrance and Jetty Channel. Disposal operations will take place at Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site No. 1. Operations will be conducted 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Dredge NEWPORT will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13, 16 and 66. Mariners are urged to transit the area at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made.