NOTICE TO MARINERS
SECTION I – SPECIAL NOTICES
This section contains information of special concern to the Mariner.
FL/AL/GA - APALACHICOLA - CHATTAHOOCHEE AND FLINT (ACF) RIVER SYSTEM – UPDATE
In accordance with Section 7-11 of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint Master Water Control Manual and the Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam and Lake Seminole Water Control Manual (Appendix A) dated March 2017, a 7-foot navigation channel will be supported via water releases on the ACF through May when the composite storage for the system is in Zones 1 and 2. The composite storage graphic, which is updated weekly, can be viewed at the following website: https://water.sam.usace.army.mil/ACFconstorage.pdf A 7.4 foot Blountstown Stage is needed to provide a 7-foot channel on the Apalachicola River. River stages for the ACF system can be viewed at: https://water.sam.usace.army.mil/forecast_acf_plots.htm
Commercial mariners should schedule lockage appointments at the Jim Woodruff Lock by calling (850) 663-4692 or (229) 723-3482. George W. Andrews and Walter F. George Locks remain closed due to mechanical failures. Navigation Bulletins will be issued on a monthly and as-needed basis throughout the navigation season. For further information, mariners can contact Ashley Kleinschrodt, at (251) 694-3726.
*new* ATLANTIC OCEAN - GEORGIA - FLORIDA - JACKSONVILLE: USN EXERCISES
The following areas will contain exercises hazardous to surface vessels in the JAX/CHASNOA during 07 - 13 March, 2022. Mariners are advised to avoid these areas: Date: 07 - 13 MAR: 0000-2359 (Local) GUNEX AREA W-137L
30-36-00N/80-57-39W to beginning
Date: 07 - 13 MAR: 0000-2359 (Local) GUNEX AREA W-138L
30-34-53N/80-30-00W to beginning
Date: 07 - 13 MAR: 0000-2359 (Local) GUNEX AREA 31J
29-10-00N/79-50-00W to beginning
Date: 07 - 13 MAR: 0000-2359 (Local) GUNEX AREA 27C
29-50-00N/81-00-00W to beginning
Date: 07 - 13 MAR: 0000-2359 (Local) AREA JSWTR (underwater shallow water training range with hydrophones)
Date:07 - 13 MAR: 0000-2359 (Local) DIPPING AREA 26G
*PLEASE SEE ADDITIONAL ENCLOSURES AT THE END OF THIS NOTICE*
SECTION V - ADVANCE NOTICES
This section contains advance notice of approved projects, changes to aids to navigation, or upcoming temporary changes such as dredging, etc. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.
*new* FLORIDA – ST. JOHNS RIVER –WHITE SHELLS CUT
The following changes have been approved to the Aids to Navigation System in the St. Johns River: White Shells Cut LB 27 (LLNR 7315) will be permanently relocated to position 30-23-36.519N/081-28-49.734W to align with the newly dredged channel. In addition the light characteristics will change from an Fl G 4s to Fl G 2.5s and the nominal range will change to 4NM. White Shells Cut LB 29 (LLNR 7327) will be permanently established in position 30-23-32.497N/081-29-05.835W to align with the newly dredged channel. Aid will display an Fl G 4s light characteristic with a 4NM nominal range. St. Johns Bluff LB 30 (LLNR 7329) will be permanently established in position 30-23-31.560N/081-29-28.978W to align with the newly dredged channel. Aid will display an FL R 4s light characteristic with a 4NM nominal range.
SECTION VII – GENERAL
This section contains information of general concern to the Mariners. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.
*new* FLORIDA – NAPLES – CLAM PASS: Maintenance Dredging.
TSI Disaster Recovery will be dredging Clam Pass in position 26-13.216N/ 081-49.066W. From March 01, 2022 until approximately April 15, 2022. Operations are from uplands using land based equipment. Dredging will be conducted every day during daylight hours, unless severe weather approaches. Mariners are advised to exercise caution while transiting the area. Any questions can be directed to Beau Tyson/ Lisa Jacobs 239-2521355.
MILE 0.7 - SUNK BARGE- A sunken barge has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 0.7, RDB, outside of the navigation channel. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.
MILE 14.2 - MILE 11.3 - CHANNEL CONDITION/SAFETY ADVISORY - UPDATE
High water conditions have lessened. The COTP Safety Advisory has been cancelled.