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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.

  • LNM: Update: Naval Operations: Moored Target Area Southwest of Panama City

    Naval exercises continue in the area of Panama City/St Andrews Bay and associated offshore waters.

    FL – GULF OF MEXICO – PANAMA CITY BEACH – Naval Operations – UPDATEREAD MORE!

    Continuing until approximately March 31, 2017, the U.S. Navy will conduct test operations in an area approximately 12 nautical miles southwest from the mouth of Panama City Pass, Florida. The Navy will be placing moored targets at various depths from the surface that will pose a hazard to navigation. The center point of this target field is in approximate position 30-07-50.70N 085-57-56.82W. The targets will be placed in the water column at various depths from the surface to the bottom. The hazard area will be marked with 8 lighted hazard buoys. The M/V TYSON B will be on-station during the entire time to further ensure and warn vessels of the hazards to navigation. Mariners transiting the area should contact the support vessel via VHF-FM Channel 16, heed all instructions and remain a minimum of 3 nautical miles from vessels on station. Charts: 1115A 11360 11380 LNM 08/17

    FL – GULF OF MEXICO – PANAMA CITY BEACH – Naval Operations
    Commencing February 21, 2017 and continuing until approximately March 31, 2017, the U.S. Navy will conduct test operations in an area approximately 12 nautical miles south southwest from the mouth of Panama City Pass, Florida. The Navy will be placing various moored targets at various depths from the surface that will pose a hazard to navigation. The center point of this target field is in approximate position 30-08-03.30N 085-57-54.07W. The targets will be placed in the water column at various depths from the surface to the bottom. The hazard area will be marked with 4 lighted hazard buoys and will be further surrounded by orange marker buoys. The M/V TYSON B will be on-station during the operation to further ensure and warn vessels of the hazards to navigation. Mariners transiting the area should contact the support vessel via VHF-FM Channel 16, heed all instructions and remain a minimum of 3 nautical mile from vessels on station, in these operating areas. Charts: 1115A 11360 11380 LNM 07/17

  • LNM: Offshore Testing, Southwest of Panama City, FL, Northern Gulf

    These long term tests will occur 39 miles southwest of Panama City until the end of this year. Obviously, offshore cruisers will need to steer clear!

    FL – GULF OF MEXICO – U.S. Navy Testing READ MORE!


    Commencing February 28, 2017 and continuing until approximately December 31, 2017, the U.S. Navy will be conducting inert underwater mine and Airborne Mine Neutralization System (AMNS) destructor testing in the Gulf of Mexico, in an area approximately 39 nautical miles southwest of the Panama City Pass. The inert mine destructors are silver and orange, 3 feet long, 6 inches in diameter and weighs approximately 2 pounds in water, while weighing 35 pounds in air. Inert mine bottom shapes and inert miner destructors will be deployed, operated and tested in the below
    test areas during this period. AMNS testing will consist of surface ship operations to include the following: R/V SEWEE or R/V PATRIOT and Project Support Crafts (PSC) 02, 03, 05 or PSC 11; however, additional R/Vs may be added in the future. It is requested that all vessels maintain a one nautical mile CPA of all vessels while operations are in progress. All U.S. Navy / U.S. Navy contracted AMNS support vessels will monitor VHF-FM Channel 16. For up-to-date information, mariners can contact Mr. Robertson at (850) 230-7698. The corners of the test areas are as follows:
    Test Area A:
    29-56-25.20N 085-54-36.00W,
    29-58-55.20N 085-54-36.00W,
    29-58-55.20N 085-51-42.60W and
    29-56-25.20N 085-51-42.60W.
    Test Area B:
    29-45-25.20N 086-21-49.80W,
    29-47-01.20N 086-21-49.80W,
    29-47-01.20N 086-19-52.80W and
    29-45-25.20N 086-19-52.80W.
  • LNM: Mardi Gras Boat Parade, Feb 28, Gulf Shores, AL, GICW


    Gulf Shores lies directly on the path of the Northern Gulf Waterway just east of Mobile Bay. Navigation is restricted during the parade.

    AL – GULF SHORES – Boat Parade  READ

    Gulf Shores Homeport Marina will be conducting its annual Mardi Gras Boat Parade on the GIWW in Gulf Shores, Alabama, on February 28, 2017. The parade will begin at 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. This event is published in 33 CFR part 100.801 (Table 7, Sector Mobile No. 1) as a special local regulation. The regulated area for this event starts at the Wharf Marina in Orange Beach, Alabama, and proceeds west on the GIWW to LuLu’s at Homeport Marina. All vessels are prohibited from entering this zone unless specifically authorized by the Patrol Commander. Mariners can request permission to transit the area from the Patrol Commander on VHF-FM Channel 16, call sign “PATCOM”. For up-to-date information, mariners can contact the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Mobile, at (251) 441-5976. Chart 11378 LNM 06/17

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Gulf Shores

  • LNM: St. Andrews Bay Regatta, Feb 24 to 26, Panama City, FL, 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

    Panama City on St. Andrews Bay is home to two SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSORS, Panama City Marina and St. Andrews Marina. Boaters must stand clear and navigate with great care in the vicinity of these sailboats.

    FL – ST. ANDREW BAY – Regatta
    St. Andrew Bay Yacht Club is holding a regatta in St. Andrew Bay, February 24, 2017 until February 26, 2017, from 11:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., each day. The regattas will consist of approximately 10 sailboats. Mariners are requested to transit the area with caution. For further information, mariners can contact the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Mobile at (251) 441-5976. Chart 11389, 11392 LNM 06/17

    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

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Panama City Marina

  • LNM: 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.

    01/11/2017: 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 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 02/17

    11/30/2016: 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

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of DuPont Bridge

  • 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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