Notice to Navigators: Illinois River
NOTICE TO MARINERS
SECTION I - SPECIAL NOTICES
This section contains information of special concern to the Mariner.
ILLINOIS WATERWAY - CHANNEL CONDITION/SAFETY ADVISORY – UPDATE
Conditions have lessened, the COTP Safety Advisory has been cancelled.
SECTION VII – GENERAL
This section contains information of general concern to the Mariners. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.
MILE 258.9 - MILE 258.6 - DREDGE OPERATION
Continuing until further notice, the M/V LaSALLE is conducting mechanical dredging/strike removal between approximate Miles 258.9 and 258.6, RDB, Grist Island. Work is being conducted from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., each day. The M/V LaSALLE will monitor VHF-FM Channel 14 or 82 and requests 30-minutes advance notice of passage. Mariners are urged to transit the area at their slowest safe speed to minimize their wake and proceed with caution, after passing arrangements have been made.
MILE 232.6 - MILE 232.2 - DREDGE OPERATION
The M/V CREVE COEUR has completed dredging operations between approximate Miles 232.6 and 232.2, RDB, Delbridge Island.
MILE 157.0 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 157.0. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.