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  • Announcement: Northern Gulf Local Notice to Mariners Extracts

    PLEASE CAREFULLY READ OUR DISCLAIMER!
    Below you will discover extracts the Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net has copied from the Local Notice to Mariners, that concern the waters of the Northern Gulf from Carrabelle, Florida to New Orleans. The choice of what to extract is based on our appraisal of news that is of primary interest to the cruising community, and should not in any way be considered a comprehensive relisting of all the information that is available in the Local Notice to Mariners’ various editions.
    Also, please note that LNTM extracts are listed below in chronological order, based on publishing date.

  • Update on Repairs, DuPont Bridge, East Bay, GICW 295.5


    With a fixed vertical clearance of 50ft, the DuPont Bridge crosses the Waterway at Mil 295.5.

    FL – GIWW – ST. ANDREWS BAY – Dupont Bridge – Rehabilitations – UPDATE
    Work continues on the fender replacement in kind and the bridge spall repairs at the Dupont Bridge crossing the GIWW, mile 295.5, EHL, east side of the St. Andrews Bay, Bay County, Florida. Additional work is needed on the bridge girders in Spans 9 through 16 and Spans 18 through 23. The main navigation channel is located in Span 16. On scene marine equipment will consist of a 150-foot by 45-foot spud deck barge with a crane and a 120-foot by 40-foot spud deck barge for materials. At times the main channel’s horizontal clearance of 180 feet will be reduced to 80 feet during removal and replacement of the fender system. The M/V LLOYD W will be monitoring VHF-FM Channel 16. The project will continue until March 2017. Contractors will work 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday, during daylight hours only. In an emergency, contact (850) 814-1918 or (850) 960-4839. Mariners are requested to exercise caution when transiting the area. Charts 11389, 11390, 11393 LNM 48/16

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  • Three Northern Gulf Off-Shore Warnings, 11/30/2016

    These three Local Notices could possibly affect Gulf Crossings in December.

    FL – GULF OF MEXICO – DESTIN PASS – U.S. Navy Testing – UPDATE
    Commencing December 3, 2016 and continuing until approximately December 22, 2016, the U.S. Navy will be conducting test operations in an area generally located approximately 15 nautical miles west of Destin Pass, FL. The test areas will include items on the ocean floor and/or moored near to the waters surface that are obstructions to navigation, extending from the beach out to approximate depth of 15 feet. These items will be guarded and/or buoyed while deployed for the duration of the test period. Additionally, helicopter operations will be conducted in the test area. It is requested that all surface vessels remain at least 1 nautical mile from the test area. The support/guard vessels include PSC-08, PSC-12 and/or PSC-07 or PSC-09, which will be on station in the testing area during the test events. Mariners should contact these support vessels via VHF-FM Channel 16, heed instructions given and stay a minimum of 1 nautical mile from the test vessels on station. U.S. Navy equipment has been deployed in the test area and will remain through the duration of the tests.
    Test area bound by the following approximate positions;
    30-23-12N 086-47-38W,
    30-23-01N 086-49-40W,
    30-21-44N 086-49-28W and
    30-21-57N 086-47-18W.
    Charts 11382, 11385 LNM 48/16

    FL – GULF OF MEXICO – Wreck (Adrift)
    A 42-foot F/V has been reported adrift in the Gulf of Mexico, in approximate position 29-16-36.0N 084-22-54.0W, on November 19, 2016. The wreck is reportedly not marked. Mariners are urged to use extreme caution in the area and report any findings/sightings to their nearest U. S. Coast Guard unit. Charts 1114A, 11400 LNM 48/16

    FL – GULF OF MEXICO – Wreck
    The 38-foot F/V MARION J has reportedly sunk in the Gulf of Mexico, in approximate position 29-13-06.0N 085-39-06.0W, on November 23, 2016. It is not known if the wreck sunk in this position or drifted off and sank. Mariners are urged to use extreme caution in the area and report any findings to their nearest U.S. Coast Guard unit.
    Chart 1115A 11360 LNM 48/16

  • Panama City Parade of Lights, December 10, St. Andrew Bay, GICW Statute Mile 290


    The Panama City Marina is located on the intercoastal Waterway one block from Downtown Panama City. The Panama City Marina is a newly renovated 240-slip marina facility designed for all classes of ves
    St. Andrew's Marina

    Special care and caution, especially near anchored spectator boats, is required in the vicinity of the lighted parade. St. Andrew Bay is home to two SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSORS, Panama City Marina and St. Andrews Marina.

    FL – ST. ANDREW BAY – Boat Parade
    Panama City will be conducting its annual Boat Parade of Lights in St. Andrew Bay on December 10, 2016. The parade will begin at 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. This event is published in 33 CFR Part 100.801 as a Special Local Regulation. The regulated area for this event is St. Andrew Bay from St. Andrew Bay Yacht Club to the St. Andrew Bay Marina. Vessels desiring to transit the regulated area may do so only with prior approval of the Patrol Commander and when so directed by that officer and will be operated at a no wake speed in a manner which will not endanger participants in the event or any other craft. The Patrol Commander may be contacted on VHF-FM Channel 16, call sign “PATCOM”. For up-to-date information, mariners may contact U.S. Coast Guard Sector Mobile at (251) 441-5976. Chart 11391 LNM 47/16

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    Click Here To View the Northern Gulf Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For St. Andrews Marina

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of St. Andrews Marina

    Click Here To View the Northern Gulf Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Panama City Marina

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  • US Navy Testing, St. Andrew Bay, GICW Statute Mile 285, Panama City, FL


    St. Andrew's Marina

    The Gulf Waterway passes through At. Andrew Bay requiring slow passes and standing clear of Naval vessels. The test area is dues west of St. Andrews Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!

    FL – ST. ANDREW BAY – U.S. Navy Testing
    Continuing until approximately January 16, 2017, the U.S. Navy will be conducting testing operations in St. Andrew Bay, in the vicinity of Alligator Bayou, in approximate position 30-10-11.2N 085-44-04.9W. It is requested that all vessel traffic maintain a 100 yard distance from the test area position. The U.S. Navy support vessel, PSC 08, will monitor VHF-FM Channel 16. Mariners are urged to transit the area with caution and heed all instructions from the U.S. Navy support and test vessels. For additional information, mariners can contact the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Mobile at (251) 441-5976. Charts 11390, 11391 LNM 47/16

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of At. Andrew Bay

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of At. Andrew Bay

    Click Here To View the Northern Gulf Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For St. Andrews Marina

  • Possible Nav Aid Damage from Hermine

    The local notice below is standard USCG procedure, but caution is still the proper watchword. Of course, such nav aid damage may well extend all along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts.

    SOUTH CAROLINA – GEORGIA – FLORIDA
    DUE TO THE PASSAGE OF HURRICANE HERMINE, AIDS TO NAVIGATION, STRUCTURES OR PLATFORMS MAY BE DAMAGED, DESTROYED OR SUBMERGED. LIGHTED AND UNLIGHTED BUOYS MAY MOVE FROM ASSIGNED POSITIONS, BE DAMAGED, EXTINGUISHED, SINK, OR OTHERWISE MADE INOPERATIVE. MARINERS SHOULD NOT RELY COMPLETELY UPON THE POSITION OR OPERATION OF AN AID TO NAVIGATION IN THESE AREAS, BUT SHOULD ALSO EMPLOY SUCH OTHER METHODS OF DETERMINING POSITION AS MAY BE AVAILABLE. WRECKS AND SUBMERGED OBSTRUCTIONS MAY MOVE FROM CHARTED LOCATIONS AND PIPELINES MAY BECOME UNCOVERED OR MOVE DUE TO THE FORCE OF STORM SURGE. MARINERS ARE URGED TO USE EXTREME CAUTION AND REPORT ALL AIDS TO NAVIGATION DISCREPANCIES TO THE NEAREST COAST GUARD UNIT. LNM 36/16

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