NOTICE TO MARINERS
SECTION I - SPECIAL NOTICES
This section contains information of special concern to the Mariner.
*new* ATLANTIC OCEAN - GEORGIA - FLORIDA - JACKSONVILLE: USN EXERCISES
The following areas will contain exercises hazardous to surface vessels in the JAX/CHASNOA during April 18-24, 2022. Mariners are advised to avoid these areas: Date: 18 - 24 APR: 0000-2359 (Local) GUNEX AREA W-137L
30-36-00N/80-57-39W to beginning
Date: 18 - 24 APR: 0000-2359 (Local) GUNEX AREA W-138L
30-34-53N/80-30-00W to beginning
Date: 18 - 24 APR: 0000-2359 (Local) GUNEX AREA 31J
29-10-00N/79-50-00W to beginning
Date: 18 - 24 APR: 0000-2359 (Local) GUNEX AREA 27C
29-50-00N/81-00-00W to beginning
Date: 18 - 24 APR: 0000-2359 (Local) AREA JSWTR (underwater shallow water training range with hydrophones)
Date: 18 - 24 APR: 0000-2359 (Local) DIPPING AREA 26G
*PLEASE SEE ATTACHMENT*
*new* FLORIDA – ATLANTIC OCEAN - JUPITER INLET TO FOWEY ROCKS - PORT EVERGLADES: Naval Maneuvers.
The United States Navy, South Florida Ocean Measurement Facility (SFOMF) will be conducting operations in the water immediately south and east of Port Everglades inlet. The operations are scheduled within a period beginning on 0500Q 2 May 2022 to 1200Q 11 May 2022 (May 2 at 5am - May 11 at 12pm Local).
A naval vessel will be conducting maneuvers between ¾ NM to 5 NM off shore, and from ½ NM south of the Port Everglades inlet to 2 NM south of the Dania Beach Pier. The vessel will be restricted in maneuverability and these operations are considered a hazard to navigation. All traffic must remain clear of the area bounded by the coordinates below for the duration of the operations. Local law enforcement and Tow Boat US small craft will provide security and range clearance for the naval vessel during these operations. Ships entering/departing Port Everglades are requested to do so from the northeast thereby avoiding the waters south of the channel. To allow for the safe operation of the naval vessel, all maritime traffic transiting the area is requested to stay 5 NM east of Port Everglades or inshore of the Barracuda Reef mooring buoys. Any concerned vessels may contact U.S. Navy Fort Lauderdale on VHF Channel 16.
NW Corner: 26-05.050 N / 080-05.750 W
NE Corner: 26-05.050 N / 080-01.100 W
SE Corner: 26-01.450 N / 080-01.100 W
SW Corner: 26-01.450 N / 080-05.750 W
For further information, contact: Matthew R. Pelar at (954) 926-4030 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SECTION VII - GENERAL
This section contains information of general concern to the Mariners. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.
MILE 41.5 - CHANNEL CONDITION/SAFETY ADVISORY
The COTP Pittsburgh has issued the following Safety Advisory due to the gate opening at L/D 4, in the vicinity of Mile 41.5, being greater than 8 feet. Mariners are urged to exercise double locking through L/D 4.
MILE 14.2 - MILE 11.3 - CHANNEL CONDITION/SAFETY ADVISORY – UPDATE
High water conditions have lessened. The COTP Pittsburg Safety Advisory has been cancelled.
*new* SOUTH CAROLINA - CHARLESTON HARBOR - COOPER RIVER: Maintenance Dredging Charleston Midstream Transfer Facility.
Southern Dredging Co., Inc. dredge BRUNSWICK will be working in Berth 1 and 2 of the Charleston Midstream Transfer Facility in Range A of the Charleston Naval Weapons Station Channel between Cooper River Lighted Buoy 62 (LLNR 2930) and Cooper River Lighted Buoy 64 (LLNR 2945) commencing on or about April 17, 2022. The Dredge will operate on a 24 hour per day, 7 day per week basis until approximately April 30, 2022. To ensure safe passage in the vicinity of the operation, boaters should establish contact with the dredge on VHF marine channels 13 and 16. For further information, contact: Neil Rodgers at (843) 729-1269 or Michael Kitchell at (843) 830-1015.
*new* GEORGIA - SAVANNAH RIVER - KINGS ISLAND TURNING BASIN: Dredging Operations.
Marinex Construction, Inc. dredge HAMPTON ROADS will be conducting dredging operations across from the Kings Island Turing Basin between CB-6 and CB-7. The dredge will be digging downriver on the Georgia side of the channel in the Savannah River with floating line across the channel. The company does not anticipate dredging near any channel markers. This mobilization is scheduled to occur on April 18, 2022 with an estimated time of completion in this area expected to be May 17, 2022. Operations will continue, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week in this area. The dredge can be reached on VHF channels 13 and 16 for any concerned traffic. For further information, contact: Thomas Payne at (843) 722-9083.
*new* FLORIDA - PALM SHORES TO WEST PALM BEACH - FORT PIERCE INLET: Maintenance Dredging and Sand Trap Project Fort Pierce Inlet Sediment Impoundment Basin.
Ahtna Marine and Construction will be dredging the majority of the Sand Trap within the Sediment Impoundment Basin barrier limits approximately 2.8 miles east northeast of Fort Pierce on the north shoreline of the mouth of Fort Pierce Inlet. Dredging operations are expected to begin on or around April 20, 2022 and will be complete no later than July 19, 2022. The placement location of the dredged material will be the Offshore Dredged Material Disposal Site (ODMDS). The ODMDS is located approximately four miles offshore east of Fort Pierce Inlet. The tugboat and barges will be marked with flashing lights at night. Boaters are urged to maintain safe distance from the dredge and barges to avoid potential interference with the dredging operations. Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after arrangements have been made. The Mechanical Dredge and barges will be monitoring VHF Channels 16 and 79. For further information, contact: Anthony Cavo at (954) 568-0007. *Attachment*
*new* FLORIDA - JUPITER INLET TO FOWEY ROCKS - FORT LAUDERDALE: Special Local Regulation and Air Show.
The Coast Guard will establish a Special Local Regulation (SLR) off Ft Lauderdale Beach in connection with the Ft Lauderdale Air Show. U.S. Coast Guard and local law enforcement will enforce the SLR on April 29, 30 and May 1, 2022 from 9 am to 6 pm each day. The regulated area extends north of Port Everglades Inlet approximately six miles. No vessel will be permitted to enter, transit, anchor, or remain within the regulated area without obtaining permission from the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative.