Notice to Navigators: Pacific NW

NOTICE TO MARINERS
PACIFIC NW BASIN

LNM 02-22

 

SECTION I - SPECIAL NOTICES

This section contains information of special concern to the Marine

 

SNAKE RIVER – LAKE SACAJAWEA – Bridge notice

The Coast Guard intends to approve a request for a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the East Pasco Railroad Bridge 3.08 (LLNR 13112) across the Snake River, mile 1.5, in Burbank, WA. The subject bridge provides 14 feet of vertical clearance above ordinary high water in the closed-to-navigation position. The deviation is necessary to accommodate electrical and mechanical upgrades. Bridge 3.08 is normally maintained in the open-to-navigation position. The requested closure was scheduled to align with the Columbia River and Snake River 2022 USACE navigation lock closure. The draw closure will be from 0800 on 21 Feb 2022 to 1800 on 07 Mar 2022. During this proposed closure period the draw will not be able to open to marine vessels engaged in emergency operations. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed-to-navigation position may do so at any time. Please submit objections to D13-SMB-D13-Bridges@uscg.mil by 03 Feb 2022.

 

WASHINGTON – PUGET SOUND – APPLE COVE TO KEYPORT – Outfall pipe inspection

Associated Underwater Services, Inc. will be performing undersea remotely operated vehicle services in support of the Brightwater Outfall inspection operations on 17 – 21 Jan 2022. Operations will be from the breakout point of the outfall near Pt Wells, to the outfall terminus, in approximate location 47-46-38.5 N, 122-24-32.7 W, approximately 1,000 yards offshore. Work will be performed during daylight from sunrise to sunset using a SAAB Seaeye Falcon remotely operated vehicle from a 32-foot aluminum survey vessel, named the “Tieton”. For more information contact (509) 981-0993.

 

WASHINGTON – PUGET SOUND – APPLE COVE TO KEYPORT – Submersible Vehicle testing

The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) at Keyport, WA will be continuing operations in the vicinity of NUWC between University Point, the Brownsville Marina and Keyport through 23 Dec 2022. Operations will normally be conducted Monday through Friday during daylight hours. Operations will involve semisubmersible and submersible vehicles escorted by a small naval craft with a flashing red light. The small craft will monitor VHF-FM channels 12 and 16. The call sign for the small craft will be “Keyport Range Control”. All craft transiting the area are requested to exercise caution and maintain a sharp lookout for possible semi-submerged vehicles while the range is in operation. Questions can be directed to Keyport Range Control on VHF-FM channels 12 and 16 or by contacting the Pacific Northwest Range Management and Ops Division, Range Control Branch, at (360) 396-2313.

 

WASHINGTON – PUGET SOUND – ELLIOT BAY – DUWAMISH WATERWAY – Terminal 5 pier construction

Orion Marine will be continuing the marine construction activities associated with the Terminal 5 Berth Modernization Project for the Port of Seattle on the Duwamish River west waterway. Phase 2 of the project includes pile installation and new pier construction for and will run through Aug 2023. Work will typically take place from 0700 to 1700, Monday thru Friday. The DB Rainier and DB St. Helens, will each have a material barge moored alongside and will always remain on site. Each floating plant will have all corners marked with steady burn white lights. The DBs will run on anchors at times so mariners are requested to keep at least a 200-foot distance. The crane and tugs will monitor VHF-FM channel 13. For additional information please contact Jesse Galligan at (253) 552-1140 or email at jgalligan@orionmarinegroup.com.

 

WASHINGTON – EVERETT HARBOR– SNOHOMISH RIVER– SR 529 Highway Bridge Notice

The Coast Guard intends to approve a temporary bridge deviation from the operating schedule that governs the SR 529 Highway Bridges across the Snohomish River and Steamboat Slough to support the Everett Half Marathon event from 0700 to 1100 on 27 Mar 2022. During this period, the swing spans of the SR 529 Highway Bridge (NB) (LLNR 18591.3) and the SR 529 Highway Bridge (SB) (LLNR 18591.2) across the Snohomish River, mile 3.6, at Everett, WA, and the lift spans of SR 529 Highway Bridge (NB) (LLNR 18594.11) and the SR 529 Highway Bridge (SB) (LLNR 18594.9) across Steamboat Slough, mile 1.1, at Marysville, WA, will be authorized to remain in the closed-to-navigation positions. If any mariner has any objection to the bridge span closures for the time period stated, please contact the Coast Guard District Thirteen Bridge Office by email D13-smb-D13-bridges@uscg.mil by 03 Feb 2022.

 

SECTION VII - GENERAL

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

 

SUMMARY OF BRIDGE LIGHTING DISCREPANCIES AND CORRECTIONS

The summary of Bridge Lighting Discrepancies and Corrections is listed as Enclosure (1) of this Local Notice to Mariners.

 

SUMMARY OF DREDGING OPERATIONS

The summary of Dredging Operations is listed as Enclosure (2) of this Local Notice to Mariners.

 

SUMMARY OF MARINE EVENTS

The summary of Marine Events is listed as Enclosure (3) of this Local Notice to Mariners.

 

OREGON – YAQUINA HEAD TO COLUMBIA RIVER – Undersea cable maintenance (Revised from LNM 44/21)

The vessel Tuna Time II, will be providing surface support for divers conducting undersea telecommunications cable work in approximate position 45-15-01 N, 123-58-39.2 W, approximately 1100 yards off the shore near Pacific City, Oregon. Operations were previously scheduled for the first week in November, but will be completed as soon as favorable weather conditions allow. The operation will take 2-3 days with dive operations running from 0700 – 1800 daily. Tuna Time II will have limited maneuverability (being anchored) while conducting operations. All vessels in the area are requested to maintain a minimum 1 NM CPA to ensure safety of divers and navigation. Tuna Time II will monitor VHF-FM channels 16 and 13. For more information, contact (904) 397-8996 or email operations@gaeaquatic.com