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  • Announcement: VA to NC 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 Virginia to North Carolina waters. 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 LNM extracts are listed below in chronological order, based on publishing date.

  • LNM: Lighted Buoy 23 Off-Station, Elizabeth River, Norfolk, VA


    This off-station lighted buoy is on the east side of the channel off Lambert Point and 3 nautical miles north of Mile Zero.


    1A. SEC HR BNM 189-18.
    B. VA – HAMPTON ROADS(CHART 12245).
    2. ELIZABETH RIVER CHANNEL LIGHTED BUOY 23(LLNR 9630), RPTD OFF STATION, 50
    FEET INTO THE CHANNEL.

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Buoy 23

  • LNM: Buoy 28 Reported Off-Station, AICW Statute Mile 7


    This off-station ICW buoy is on the west side of the Waterway channel just north of the Rt 64 bascule bridge and the entrance into Dismal Swamp Canal route south of the bridge.


    1. BROADCAST UNTIL CANCELLED

    A. SEC HR BNM 182-18

    B. VA – CHESAPEAKE BAY – NORFOLK HARBOR AND ELIZABETH RIVER (CHART 12253).

    2. ELIZABETH RIVER SOUTHERN BRANCH BUOY 28 (LLNR 36930), REPORTED
    OFFSTATION.

  • LNM: Channel Dredging, Hampton Roads, Norfolk Harbor, VA


    This dredging begins at Lighted Buoy 3 which is on the east side of the channel south of Old Point Comfort.

    VA – ELIZABETH RIVER – NORFOLK HARBOR – DREDGING
    Cottrell Contracting Corporation of Chesapeake, Virginia Dredge ROCKBRIDGE will be conducting dredging operations in various locations within the Norfolk Harbor Federal Channel between Elizabeth River Channel Lighted Buoy 3 (LLNR 9465) and Elizabeth River Channel Lighted Buoy 25 (LLNR 9710) and at the Portsmouth Marine Terminal. The dredge will conduct operations until approximately February 28, 2018. Chart 12245 LNM 04/18

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Lighted Buoy 3

  • LNM: Coast Guard sets Ice Condition 2 in Hampton Roads

    Norfolk received 10 inches of snow! Reports on marina conditions will follow as received.


    News Release
    Jan. 3, 2018
    U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic
    Contact: 5th District Public Affairs
    Office: (757) 398-6272
    After Hours: (757) 434-7712
    5th District online newsroom

    UPDATE: Coast Guard sets ice condition 2 in Hampton Roads, plans to close Capes to vessel traffic.
    READ MORE!

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Captain of the Port set ice condition two and plans to close the Capes to inbound and outbound vessel traffic at 6 p.m. today.

    Ice condition two is set when there is significant formation of ice in navigable waters. Ice has been reported on Virginia’s Eastern Shore and in the Chesapeake Bay tributaries.

    Coast Guard Cutter Chock, homeported in Baltimore, is currently underway to conduct ice-breaking and other relief efforts at, and in the vicinity of, Tangier Island.

    Vessel traffic within the Port will also be limited to vessels less than 2,500 gross tons. Mariners are requested to use extreme caution when transiting and to report any observation of ice accumulation on navigable waters to the Sector Hampton Roads Command Center on marine radio VHF-FM channel 16 or at 757-668- 6635. These reports will be monitored daily.

    The Port will remain open to all vessel traffic and commercial activities until 6 p.m.

    “The impending blizzard will cause a variety of maritime hazards, including strong winds, zero visibility, topside icing and heavy seas,” said Capt. Rick Wester, Sector Hampton Roads Captain of the Port. “Mariners should secure their vessels, stow any loose equipment, monitor updates and most importantly, stay off the water.”

    For more information about the port closure, or to request a media interview, please contact Lt. j.g. Stasia Ellis at 757-651-5835.

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  • LNM: Dredging, Norfolk Harbor, Dec 15 – Feb 28, 2018


    This dredging project begins in northern Hampton Roads north of Sewells Point.

    VA – NORFOLK HARBOR – ELIZABETH RIVER – DREDGING
    Cottrell Contracting Corporation of Chesapeake, VA Dredge ROCKBRIDGE will be conducting dredging operations in various locations within the Norfolk Harbor Federal Channel between Elizabeth River Channel Lighted Bell Buoy 3 (LLNR 9465) and Elizabeth river Channel Lighted Buoy 25 (LLNR 9710) as well as the Portsmouth Marine Terminal. The dredge will conduct operations from December 15, 2017 through February 28, 2018. Chart 12245 12253 LNM 50/17

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Lighted Bell Buoy 3

  • LNM: Shoaling Reported and Temporary Buoys Added to Salt Ponds Entrance Channel, north of Norfolk Harbor, VA


    Salt Ponds is bit out of SSECN’s range, but it is a popular western shore storm shelter for northbound cruisers when the waters just north of Norfolk Harbor kick up. The entrance channel is perpendicular to the beach shore and can be intimidating even without the threat of shoaling.

    VA – CHESAPEAKE BAY – SALT PONDS – HAMPTON – SHOALING
    Shoaling has been reported in the channel into Salt Ponds, Hampton VA, just inside the stone jetty. Depths to 4 feet at low tide have been reported. This shoaling maybe in addition to the shoaling reported on Salt Ponds Marina Resort web site. http://saltpondsmarinaresort.com/contact–directions.html

    And this good news LNM in Week 26:

    CAPE CHARLES TO NORFOLK HARBOR – SALT PONDS – TEMPORARY BUOYS (PRIVATE)
    On or about June 27, 2017, the City of Hampton, Virginia will establish four temporary buoys to mark best water to address shoaling in the entrance to Salt Ponds. These buoys will be removed later this summer after the City dredges the waterway. READ MORE!

    Salt Ponds Buoy 5TA 37-03-45.77N, 076-16-51.00W
    Salt Ponds Buoy 5TB 37-03-46.33N, 076-16-52.37W
    Salt Ponds Buoy 6TA 37-03-45.10N, 076-16-48.58W
    Salt Ponds Buoy 6TB 37-03-46.26N, 076-16-50.58W
    Chart 12222 LNM 26/17

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Salt Ponds

  • LNM: Military Training, March 27-31, Norfolk Harbor Channel, north of Mile Zero


    This Local Notice is posted lest you be startled by machine gun fire as you transit Norfolk Harbor Reach just south of the entrance into Hampton Roads.

    VA – ELIZABETH RIVER – MILITARY TRAINING
    Naval Station Norfolk will conducting waterborne training 27 – 31 March 2017 in the vicinity of piers 5 thru 7 at Naval Station Norfolk in the Elizabeth River in approximate position 36 56′ 30″ N, 76 20′ 05″W and in Willoughby Bay in approximate position 36 57’N, 76 20’W. This training will be machine gun blank fire, force protection training for Harbor Patrol Units; all vessels are asked to stay clear of the training area. Vessels will
    be monitoring VHF-FM channels 69 and 82. For questions contact Senior Chief Kevin Kubacki, Naval Station HPU at 757-445-5427. Chart 12245 LNM 11/17

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Military Training

  • Gilmerton Bridge is Fully Operational, AICW Statute Mile 5.8


    This is definitely good news for Waterway cruisers, especially our tall-masted brethren. As always, a big thank to Matt the Bridge Tender for this and many other notifications. See /159631.

    Gilmerton Bridge is fully operational as of this evening, Sunday Sept 18th and has resumed its normal opening schedule per the CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) immediately, which I’ve included below. I appreciate everyone’s patience in dealing with our modified opening schedule.
    Sincerely,
    Matt the Bridge Tender – Gilmerton Bridge

    GILMERTON BRIDGE OPENING SCHEDULE
    c) The draw of the Gilmerton (US13/460) bridge, mile 5.8, in Chesapeake:
    (1) Shall open on signal at any time for commercial vessels carrying liquefied flammable gas or other hazardous materials.
    (2) From 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays:
    (i) Need not open for the passage of recreational or commercial vessels that do not qualify under paragraph (c)(2)(ii) of this section.
    (ii) Need not open for commercial cargo vessels, including tugs, and tugs with tows, unless 2 hours advance notice has been given to the Gilmerton Bridge at (757)-485-5488.
    (3) Shall open on signal at all other times.

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Bridge Directory Listing For Gilmerton Hwy Bridge

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  • New Norfolk Harbor Light, east of Pinner Point


    This new light is northeast of the main channel approximately a mile north of Mile Zero.

    VA – NORFOLK HARBOR AND ELIZABETH RIVER – NORFOLK INNER HARBOR – New Light
    On or about March 4, 2016, SKW will be establishing a light marking the channel ward pile of a series of piles which were installed to protect the permanent bulkhead at the east entrance of the Midtown Tunnel. Midtown Tunnel East Light B 36 51 31.44N, 76 18 37.43W, Fl W 4s. Chart 12254 LNM 9/16

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Midtown Tunnel East Light B

  • New Daybeacon, Lamberts Point, Elizabeth River, North of Mile Zero


    Lamberts Point is on the eastern shore of the main shipping channel into Norfolk Harbor above Mile Zero.

    VA – CHESAPEAKE BAY – ELIZABETH RIVER – LAMBERTS POINT
    On or about June 16, 2015 Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) will establish a warning daybeacon to mark their newly established reef. Elizabeth River: Lamberts Point Warning Daybeacon 36 53 08.7N—76 19 12.8W NW on pile.
    Chart 12245 LNM: 23/15

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Lamberts Point

  • Possible Missing Waterway Markers Due to Heavy Ice Damage

    Spring Migrants: Hopefully icy waters will have receded before you begin your northern voyage home for the summer, but be prepared for missing, damaged or off-station markers in the Waterway from North Carolina onward.

    HAZARD TO NAVIGATION – HEAVY ICE CONDITIONS WITHIN THE FIFTH COAST GUARD DISTRICT WATERWAYS
    Due to the recent heavy ice conditions within the Fifth Coast Guard District Waterways from New Jersey to northern North Carolina numerous aids to navigation have been damaged, dragged off-station, destroyed, or missing. Some aids may be sunk or hidden beneath ice flows and may pose an extreme hazard to navigation. Mariners are advised to use extreme caution when transiting the waterways.

  • Demolition and Repair, Fort Norfolk, Elizabeth River above Statute Mile 0


    Fort Norfolk is on the eastern shore of the Elizabeth River approximately 1 nautical mile north of Mile Zero. Fort Norfolk is a historic fort and national historic district located at Norfolk, Virginia. It encompasses 13 contributing buildings.

    VA – CHESAPEAKE BAY – ELIZABETH RIVER – DEMOLITION AND REPAIR OPERATIONS
    Mariners are advised that Crofton diving corporation will be conducting demolition and repair operations on the Fort Norfolk bulkhead, located adjacent to the Corp of Engineers building, on the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, VA. Operations will occur November 17, 2014 through April 29, 2015, between 7 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday. Mariners should stay clear of the fort Norfolk bulkhead and on-scene equipment. Crofton diving corporation will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13 and 16.

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Fort Norfolk

  • Normal Operating Regulations Restored at Gilmerton Highway Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 5.8

    Gilmerton Highway Bridge - Click for Chartview

    Due to major construction, the Gilmerton Highway Bridge has been under opening restrictions for over three years. After many, many Local Notices and updates, the bridge has now returned to a normal operating schedule (see below). The Gilmerton Highway Lift Bridge, with a closed vertical clearance of 35ft, crosses the Waterway just south of Norfolk at statute mile 5.8.

    VA – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY (AICW) – ELIZABETH RIVER (SOUTHERN BRANCH) TO THE ALBEMARLE AND CHESAPEAKE CANAL
    Mariners are advised that the operating regulations set out at Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Part 117.997(c) have been reinstated at the new Gilmerton/US13/460 (vertical-lift) Bridge, at AICW mile 5.8, across the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Chesapeake VA. Since 2010, the drawbridge had been operating on a temporary schedule to facilitate construction of the new vertical-lift span. New signs summarizing the requirements have been posted both upstream and downstream of the drawbridge. A copy of Public Notice 5-1323, which describes the operating regulations in detail can be obtained by writing to the above address, by calling (757) 398-6222 or by viewing the web link http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pagename=pnBridges at Public Notices for Bridges. Chart 12253 LNM 12/27/2013

    REINSTATED OPERATING REGULATIONS EFFECTIVE 21 DECEMBER 2013

    RUSH HOUR RESTRICTIONS MON TO FRI, EXCEPTFEDERAL HOLIDAYS
    From 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Need not open. Commercial vessels must provide a two-hour advance notice for an on-demand opening.*

    MON TO FRI, EXCEPT FEDERAL HOLIDAYS
    From 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Opens on demand for all vessels. Commercial vessels must provide a two-hour advance
    notice for an on-demand opening.*

    SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS AND FEDERAL HOLIDAYS
    Opens on demand for all vessels.

    BRIDGE WILL OPEN ON DEMAND ANYTIME FOR VESSELS CARRYING HAZARDOUS LIQUEFIED FLAMMABLE GAS OR OTHER HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; AND OPEN ON DEMAND AT ALL OTHER TIMES.
    1 IF ANY VESSEL IS APPROACHING THE BRIDGE AND CANNOT REACH THE DRAW EXACTLY ON THE HALF HOUR, THE DRAW TENDER MAY DELAY THE OPENING UP TO 10 MINUTES PAST THE HALF HOUR FOR PASSAGE OF THE APPROACHING VESSEL AND ANY OTHER VESSELS THAT ARE WAITING TO PASS
    2 IF THE NORFOLK & SOUTHERN RAILROAD BRIDGE #7, AT MILE 5.8 IS NOT OPENED DURING A PARTICULAR SCHEDULED OPENING FOR THE GILMERTON BRIDGE AND VESSELS WERE DELAYED, THE DRAW TENDER AT THE GILMERTON BRIDGE MAY PROVIDE A SINGLE OPENING FOR WAITING VESSELS, ONCE THE NORFOLK & SOUTHERN RAILROAD BRIDGE #7 REOPENS FOR VESSELS.

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Bridge Directory Listing For Gilmerton Hwy Bridge

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

  • New Phone Numbers for Gilmerton Bridge and Centerville Turnpike Bridge, AICW Statute Miles 5.8 and 15.2

    Gilmerton Bridge - Click for Chartview

    Centerville Turnpike Bridge - Click for Chartview

    The Gilmerton Highway Lift Bridge, with a closed vertical clearance of 35ft, crosses the Waterway just south of Norfolk at statute mile 5.8. The Centerville Turnpike Bridge, with a closed vertical clearance of 4ft, crosses the Waterway at statute mile 15.2, three nautical miles south of Great Bridge Lock.

    VA – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY (AICW) – ELIZABETH RIVER (SOUTHERN BRANCH) TO THE ALBERMARLE AND CHESAPEAKE CANAL
    Mariners are advised that telephone numbers have changed at the new Gilmerton/US13/460 (vertical-lift) Bridge, at AICW mile 5.8, and the Centerville Turnpike/SR170 (swing) Bridge, at AICW mile 15.2, across the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River and across the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal, both in Chesapeake VA, respectively. The new telephone numbers are as follows: for the Gilmerton Bridge – (757) 485-5488; and for the Centerville Bridge – (757) 547-3631. Technical amendments will be submitted for revision to Title 33 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 117.997(c) and (i), respectively. Chart 12253

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Bridge Directory Listing For Gilmerton Hwy Bridge

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

    Click Here To View the VA to NC Cruisers’ Net Bridge Directory Listing For Centerville Turnpike Bridge

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

  • On-Going Fender Installation, Gilmerton Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 5.8

    Gilmerton Bridge - Click for Chartview

    These channel obstructions will not affect most cruisers, so this Local Notice is posted to let you be aware of the continuing construction around the Gilmerton Highway Bridge, which crosses the Waterway just south of Norfolk and has been the subject of much attention since the construction and resulting number of closures and restrictions began fall of 2012. For several months now, Cruisers’ Net has had a Navigation Alert posted for these waters.

    VA – NORFOLK HARBOR – ELIZABETH RIVER-SOUTHERN BRANCH – GILMERTON BRIDGE – FENDER SYSTEM DEMOLITION/INSTALLATION
    Mariners are advised that the demolition/reconstruction of the Gilmerton Bridge fender system will be ongoing from 6:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. daily until 03 August, 2014. Barges with cranes will be in the navigational channel. Vessels transiting the waterway and requiring the barges to move for safe transit must provide a two hour advance notice by calling the bridge tender at (757)-485-5488 on via VHF-FM channel 13. Chart: 12253. LNM: 50/13

    New Gilmerton Lift Bridge

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Bridge Directory Listing For Gilmerton Hwy Bridge

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

  • Dredging to Begin in Dismal Swamp AICW Alternate Route, south of Norfolk, AICW Statute Mile 10

    Deep Creek - Click for Chartview

    This dredging project will take place in the Dismal Swamp/AICW Alternate Route on the north side of Deep Creek Lock. Deep Creek departs westward from the Waterway immediately south of the high-rise bridge at I-64. Barge traffic in the narrow portions of Deep Creek should be your only concern.

    VA – ELIZABETH RIVER – SOUTHERN BRANCH – NORFOLK TO ALBEMARLE SOUND (AICW)/DEEP CREEK – DREDGING
    Norfolk Dredging will be conducting dredging operations in Deep Creek Yard (1 nm south of the I-64 bridge) from 17 April until 05 May, 2013. Dredge material will be transported by barge to the Norfolk Dredging facility at Great Bridge. The dredge will monitor VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. Mariners are cautioned to stay clear of dredge, booster, floating (pontoon) and submerged pipelines, barges, derricks and operating wires associated with dredging and marine construction operations. Operators of vessels of all types should be aware that dredges and floating pipelines are held in place by cables, attached to anchors some distance away from the equipment. Buoys are attached to the anchors so that the anchors may be moved as the dredge advances and the location of the submerged pipelines are marked by buoys on each side of the channel. Mariners are cautioned to strictly comply with the Inland Rules of the Road when approaching, passing and leaving the area of operations, and remain a safe distance away from the dredge, booster, buoys, cables, pipeline, barges, derricks, wires and related equipment. Owners and lessees of fishnets, crabpots and other structures that may be in the vicinity and that may hinder the free navigation of attending vessels and equipment must be remove these from the area where tugs, tenderboats and other attendant equipment will be navigating. Dredging projects are
    usually conducted twenty-four (24) hours a day seven (7) days a week, all fishnets, crabpots and structures in the general area must be removed prior to commencement of any work. A NO WAKE transit is requested of all vessels passing the dredge and if necessary to clarify a SAFE PASSAGE contact the dredge on the appropriate VHF-FM channels.
    Chart: 12206.

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Deep Creek

  • Dredging in Norfolk Harbor and Mile Zero, AICW, Norfolk, VA

    This dredging will be in the area from Lambert’s Point (Flashing Green marker #25 through Mile 0 to the Jordan Bridge.

    SAFETY BROADCAST NOTICE TO MARINERS
    VA – CHESAPEAKE BAY – ELIZABETH RIVER – NORFOLK HARBOR REACH MARINERS ARE ADVISED THAT THE DREDGE PULLEN WILL BE CONDUCTING DREDGE OPERATIONS ON THE ELIZABETH RIVER AND NORFOLK HARBOR CHANNEL FROM LAMBERTS POINT TO THE OLD JORDAN BRIDGE. OPERATIONS WILL OCCUR 24 HOURS A DAY FROM APRIL 15, 2011 THROUGH OCTOBER 31, 2011. MARINERS SHOULD STAY CLEAR OF THE DREDGE AND ON-SCENE EQUIPMENT. THE DREDGE WILL MONITOR VHF-FM CHANNELS 13 AND 16. MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TO USE CAUTION AND BARE STEERAGE WHILE TRANSITING THE AREA.
    Gregory Waverly, Director of Bridge Operations

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Mile 0

  • I-64 Bridge South of Norfolk Restricted Opening, AICW Statute Mile 7.1

    This very high bascule bridge has a closed vertical clearance of 65ft and, except for the presence of the construction barges, should not present a problem to most cruisers.

    SAFETY BROADCAST NOTICE TO MARINERS//A//HRD BNM 109-11
    VA – CHESAPEAKE BAY – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY (AIWW) – ELIZABETH RIVER – SOUTHERN BRANCH
    UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, MARINERS ARE ADVISED THAT THE I-64/HIGH RISE BRIDGE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN BRANCH OF THE ELIZABETH RIVER, AIWW MILE 7.1, AT CHESAPEAKE, VA, IS UNABLE TO OPEN TO VESSEL TRAFFIC DUE TO ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS. THE AVAILABLE VERTICAL CLEARANCE IN THE CLOSED POSITION TO VESSELS IS APPROX 65 FEET ABOVE MEAN HIGH WATER. MARINERS SHOULD ADJUST THEIR TRANSITS ACCORDINGLY. Chart 12253
    Gregory Waverly, Bridge Administrator

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Va to NC Bridge Directory Listing For I-64 Bridge

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