NOTICE TO MARINERS
SECTION I - SPECIAL NOTICES
This section contains information of special concern to the Mariner.
ILLINOIS WATERWAY - CHANNEL CONDITION/SAFETY ADVISORY
The following zones are in the high-water watch phase in accordance with the Illinois Waterway Action Plan Annex: Havana (Mile 128.9 – Mile 102.0) and Beardstown (Mile 101.9 – Mile 80.3). Mariners should exercise caution and minimize wake in all high-water zones. The laying-up on saturated levees is prohibited. Mariners should be experienced in high water conditions and to avoid down-streaming operation. Mariners should remain vigilant to an increase in debris and maneuver appropriately. Be aware that a buildup of debris in fleeting areas may have occurred and take appropriate action to prevent barge breakaways. Exercise caution in all passing/meeting situations as swift current may be present. Navigation buoys may have been dragged off station, so remain alert while transiting. Recreational traffic is discouraged.
SECTION VII – GENERAL
This section contains information of general concern to the Mariners. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.
MILE 69.4 - FLEETING OPERATION
Continuing until further notice, from 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, the J.F. Brennan Company has a marine plant fleeted in the vicinity of Mile 69.4, LDB, at a shoreside facility. Mariners transiting the area are requested to contact the M/V SAM B., via VHF-FM Channel 13 or 16 or at (618) 616-3978, 30-minutes prior to transiting the area for additional information. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.