Notice to Navigators: Ohio River Basin

NOTICE TO MARINERS
OHIO RIVER BASIN

LNM 02-22

 

SECTION I - SPECIAL NOTICES

This section contains information of special concern to the Mariner.

 

OHIO RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES - WINTER NAVIGATION

Attached as an enclosure to this LNM is a USACE Huntington District Notice to Navigation Interests 22-01, regarding winter navigation on the Ohio River and tributaries.

 

USACE HUNTINGTON DISTRICT LOCKS - MAIL DELIVERY AND CREW CHANGE POLICIES

Attached as an enclosure to this LNM is a USACE Huntington District Notice to Navigation Interests 22-04, regarding mail delivery and crew change policies at navigation locks, for towboats.

 

USACE HUNTINGTON DISTRICT - NOTIFICATION OF SINKING OR SUNKEN VESSELS, VESSEL GROUNDINGS AND BARGE BREAKAWAYS

Attached as an enclosure to this LNM is a USACE Huntington District Notice to Navigation Interests 22-03, regarding notification of sinking or sunken vessels, vessel groundings and barge breakaways.

 

USACE HUNTINGTON DISTRICT - REVIEW OF REGULATIONS AND GENERAL SAFETY PRACTICES

Attached as an enclosure to this LNM is a USACE Huntington District Notice to Navigation Interests 22-02, regarding the review of regulations and general safety practices.

 

USACE HUNTINGTON DISTRICT - RESTRICTED AREAS AT NAVIGATION STRUCTURES

Attached as an enclosure to this LNM is a USACE Huntington District Notice to Navigation Interests 22-05, regarding restricted areas at navigation structures.

 

SECTION VII – GENERAL

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

 

GREEN RIVER

 

MILE 9.1 - CHANNEL CONDITION/L/D CLOSURE – UPDATE

High water conditions have lessened, L/D 1, in the vicinity of Mile 9.1, has reopened.

 

MONONGAHELA RIVER

 

MILE 95.0 - MILE 90.8 - CHANNEL CONDITION/SAFETY ADVISORY – UPDATE

High water/flow conditions have lessened, the COTP Pittsburgh Safety Advisory through Coburn Bend between approximate Miles 95.0 and 93.0, has been cancelled.

 

MILE 0.2 - AID TO NAVIGATION

A nun buoy has been reported not properly marking the channel in the vicinity of Mile 0.2, Fort Pitt Bridge, along the RDB. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.

 

OHIO RIVER

 

MILE 31.7 - MILE 44.5 - CHANNEL CONDITION/SAFETY ADVISORY - UPDATE

High water/flow conditions have lessened. The COTP Pittsburgh Safety Advisory for Montgomery L/D, in the vicinity of Mile 31.7, has been cancelled.

 

MILE 341.0 - CHANNEL CONDITION/SAFETY ADVISORY – UPDATE

High water conditions at the Greenup L/D in the vicinity of Mile 341.0, have lessened. The Safety Advisory has been cancelled.

 

MILE 436.2 - CHANNEL CONDITION/SAFETY ADVISORY – UPDATE

High water/high flow conditions at Meldahl L/D, in the vicinity of Mile 436.2, have lessened. The COTP Pittsburgh Safety Advisory has been cancelled.

 

MILE 466.0 - MILE 473.0 - HIGH WATER/REGULATED NAVIGATION AREA – UPDATE

High water conditions have lessened. The Regulated Navigation Area has been cancelled.

 

MILE 602.0 - MILE 604.4 - CHANNEL CONDITION/SAFETY ADVISORY – UPDATE

The high-water conditions are lessening. The COTP Safety Advisory has been cancelled.

 

MILE 740.2 - SUNK VESSEL A sunk vessel has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 740.2, RDB, outside of the navigation channel. The vessel is reportedly unmarked with approximately 5 feet over the top. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.

 

MILE 941.0 - SALVAGE OPERATION

Continuing until further notice, salvage operations are being conducted in the vicinity of Mile 941.0, LDB, outside of the navigation channel. The ITV BRUCE GIBSON and the ITV RON MOOK are on-scene and monitoring VHF-FM Channel 16, for additional information. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.