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  • Announcement: Western Florida 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 Western Florida 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 LNTM extracts are listed below in chronological order, based on publishing date.

  • Destroyed Rear Range Light, Hillsborough Bay, off Tampa Bay, 7/20/2016


    This destroyed range light is in Hillsborough Bay east of Cut A Channel and north of Big Bend Channel.

    FLORIDA – TAMPA BAY – HILLSBOROUGH CUT A CHANNEL: Hazard to Navigation
    Hillsborough Cut A Channel Range Rear Light (LLNR 23015) is destroyed. The aid is missing the tower and platform. A TRLT with Fl Q W, 4M characteristics is on the current structure and the wreckage is marked with a TRLB, Fl Q W, 4M characteristics. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11416 LNM 29/16

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Hillsborough Bay

  • Tom Adams Bridge on Single-Leaf Operation, GICW Statute Mile 43.5


    The Tom Adams Bridge connects Englewood Beach on Manasota Key with Englewood, FL.

    FLORIDA – GULF INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – CHARLOTTE HARBOR – TAMPA BAY – LEMON BAY – TOM ADAMS BRIDGE: Bridge Repairs.
    Quinn Construction is currently making repairs to the Tom Adams Bridge, across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway mile 43.5, Englewood, Florida. The Coast Guard has agreed to allow this bridge to operate on single-leaf operations with a six hour notice for a double-leaf opening from July 14, 2016 through an approximate date of May 31, 2017. There will be floating equipment under the down span for the duration of ongoing construction. The bridge tender may be contacted on VHF-FM channel 9 or by telephone at 941-474-1889 to request an opening.
    Mariners are requested to proceed with caution. Chart 11425 LNM 28/16

    Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Bridge Directory Listing For Tom Adams Bridge

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

  • Destroyed Waterway Daybeacon 18, Boca Ciega Bay, GICW Statute Mile 124, 7/13/2016


    This destroyed Waterway daybeacon is on the east side of the channel north of the Welch Causeway Bridge in northern Boca Ciega Bay.

    FLORIDA – GICW – TAMPA BAY TO PORT RICHEY – SAND KEY: Hazard to Navigation.
    Sand Key Daybeacon 18 (LLNR 61435) is destroyed. The remains of the pile pose a hazard to navigation. Wreckage has been marked with a TRLB, Fl Q R, 4M characteristics. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11411 LNM 28/16

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Boca Ciega Bay

  • Shoaling in Wiggins Pass, Naples, FL


    Even with dredging, Wiggins Pass is one of the most shoal prone inlets on the Western Florida coastline. Wiggins Pass cuts the coast between Gordon Pass and Fort Myers Beach. To be safe, we strongly recommend calling Pelican Isle Yacht Club at 239-566-1606 for up-to-date depth information BEFORE attempting entry.

    FLORIDA – FORT MYERS TO CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND WIGGINS PASS: Shoaling.
    The U.S. Coast Guard received a report of shoaling in Wiggins Pass between Safe Water Light WP (LLNR 17775) 26-17-15.600N/081-50-08.400W and Wiggins Pass Daybeacon 12 (LLNR 17815) 26-17-23.000N/081-49-39.000W. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11427 LNM 28/16

  • Destroyed Daybeacon, San Carlos Bay, near Okeechobee Waterway Terminus, 6/29/2016


    This destroyed daybeacon marks a shoal between the southeastern tip of Sanibel Island and the Sanibel Island Causeway Bridge near Mile 0 of the West Florida Waterway.

    FLORIDA – FORT MYERS TO CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND WIGGINS PASS – SAN CARLOS BAY: Hazard to Navigation
    Punta Rassa Daybeacon 1 (LLNR 18015) is reported destroyed and poses a hazard to navigation. The remains of the aid are partially submerged. Wreckage is marked with a TRLB, Fl Q G, 4M characteristics. Mariners are advised to use extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11427  LNM 26/16

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at San Carlos Bay

  • Shoaling Reported at Hurricane Pass, near GICW Statute Mile 142, 6/23, 2016


    This shoaling begins at the mouth of a long narrow channel into upper Clearwater Harbor connecting to the Waterway just south of the Dunedin/Honeymoon Island Bridge.

    FLORIDA – TAMPA BAY TO PORT RICHEY – HURRICANE PASS: Shoaling
    Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of Hurricane Pass-Gulf of Mexico-Pinellas County, between Private aids Hurricane Daybeacon 1 (25975) position 28-03-20.040N/082-49-50.640W and Daybeacon 18 (26025.5) position 28-02-53.820N/082-47-45.060W. Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting these waters or seek alternative routes to and from the Gulf of Mexico. Chart 11411 LNM 25/16

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Hurricane Pass

  • UPDATE: Welch Causeway Bridge on Single-Leaf Opening, GICW Statute Mile 123


    With closed vertical clearances of 25ft, Welch Causeway Bridge crosses the West Florida Waterway at Statute Mile 123. Single-leaf operation has been extended to July 31.

    FLORIDA – GULF INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – TAMPA BAY – ANCLOTE RIVER – WELCH CAUSEWAY/TOM STUART BRIDGE:
    Bridge Repairs

    Quinn Construction is currently repairing the Welch Causeway/Tom Stuart Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway mile 122.8, Madera Beach, Pinellas County, Florida. The Coast Guard has agreed to allow this bridge to operate on single-leaf operations with a four hour notice for a double-leaf opening between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and an eight hour advance notice for a double-leaf opening at all other times from May 16, 2016 through June 17, 2016, the bridge tender can be contacted via VHF-FM or call 727-644-0210. This bridge provides a horizontal clearance of 45 feet with one leaf in the closed position. This work will have floating equipment under the down span. Mariners are requested to proceed with caution. Chart 11411 LNM 20/16

    UPDATE

    FLORIDA – GULF INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – TAMPA BAY – ANCLOTE RIVER – WELCH CAUSEWAY/TOM STUART BRIDGE:
    Bridge Repairs
    Quinn Construction is currently repairing the Welch Causeway/Tom Stuart Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway mile 122.8, Madera Beach, Pinellas County, Florida. The Coast Guard has agreed to allow this bridge to operate on single-leaf operations with a four hour notice for a double-leaf opening from May 16, 2016 through July 31, 2016, the bridge tender can be contacted via VHF-FM or call 727-644-0210. This bridge provides a horizontal clearance of 45 feet with one leaf in the closed position. This work will have floating equipment under the down span. Mariners are requested to proceed with caution. LNM 24/16

    Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Bridge Directory Listing For Welsh Causeway Bridge

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

  • Shoaling in Big Sarasota Pass, near GICW Statute Mile 73, 5/19/2016


    Big Sarasota Pass separates Lido Key and Siesta Key leading into lower Sarasota Bay.

    FLORIDA – CHARLOTTE HARBOR TO TAMPA BAY – BIG SARASOTA PASS: Shoaling
    Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution and use local knowledge of BIG SARASOTA PASS and its conditions due to shoaling before attempting passage through Big Sarasota Pass Channel, Shoal Daybeacon A (LLNR 21465) position 27-15-58.000N/ 082-33-53.000W to Daybeacon 15 A (LLNR 21530) position 27-18-17.609N/082-33-37.740W. Private Buoys are not charted due to constantly shifting shoals and Buoys may not signify best water.
    Chart 11425 LNM 20/16

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Big Sarasota Pass

  • Shoaling in Big Carlos Pass, Estero Bay, Fort Myers Beach, FL, 4/13/2016


    Big Carlos Pass is north of New Pass and leads into Estero Bay near Fort Myers Beach.

    FLORIDA – FORT MYERS TO CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND WIGGINS PASS – BIG CARLOS PASS: Shoaling/Hazard to Navigation
    The U.S. Coast Guard has received a report of shoaling in the vicinity of Big Carlos Pass. Shoaling is occurring from Private aid Big Carlos Pass Lighted Buoy 1 (17975) position 26-23-11.760N/081-53-27.100W to the SR 865 Big Carlos Pass Bridge. This channel is very shallow and marked with Private Aids to Navigation. . MARINERS ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION AND LOCAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE CHANNEL CONDITIONS IS RECOMMENDED BEFORE ATTEMPTING PASSAGE.
    Chart 11427 LNM 15/16

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Big Carlos Pass

  • Shoaling Hazard in New Pass, Sarasota, FL, Gulf Coast, 4/13/2016


    New Pass has been undergoing surveying , NavAid relocation (http://cruisersnet.net/155984) and Navigation Alerts in the past months, a need confirmed by this Local Notice. New Pass leads directly to the Sarasota waterfront and the entrance portion between the Entrance Light and Light 7 is constantly shifting and shoaling. SSECN has long recommended that this pass not be used.

    FLORIDA – FORT MYERS TO CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND WIGGINS PASS – NEW PASS CHANNEL IN LEE COUNTY: Shoaling/Hazard
    to Navigation.

    The U.S. Coast Guard has received a report of shoaling in the vicinity of New Pass. Shoaling is occurring from Private aid New Pass Lighted Buoy 1 (LLNR 17964) position 26-22-19.080N/081-52-27.960W to Buoy 4 (LLNR 17970) position 26-22-38.460N/081-52-09.330W. This channel is very shallow and marked with Private Aids to Navigation. MARINERS ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION AND LOCAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE CHANNEL CONDITIONS IS RECOMMENDED BEFORE ATTEMPTING PASSAGE. Chart 11427 LNM 15/16

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at New Pass.

  • More on New Pass NavAids, Sarasota, FL, Gulf Coast


    This Local Notice is an extension of last week’s notice, see http://cruisersnet.net/155984. New Pass leads directly to the Sarasota waterfront and the entrance portion between the Entrance Light and Light 7 is constantly shifting and shoaling. SSECN has long recommended that this pass not be used.

    FLORIDA – CHARLOTTE HARBOR TO TAMPA BAY – NEW PASS
    Danger Shoal marker with an Fl Q W light and 3NM.
    NEW PASS CHANNEL LIGHT 7 (21620) has been temporarily discontinued and renamed NEW PASS INTERIOR SHOAL LIGHT and converted to a Danger Shoal marker with an Fl Q W light and 3NM. The increased shoaling has created an unsafe situation and the U.S. Coast Guard can no longer mark “SAFE WATER”. The following aids have been temporarily discontinued:
    NEW PASS CHANNEL BUOY 1 (21590)
    NEW PASS CHANNEL BUOY 2 (21595)
    NEW PASS CHANNEL BUOY 3A (21600)
    NEW PASS CHANNEL BUOY 4 (21603)
    NEW PASS CHANNEL BUOY 5 (21605)
    NEW PASS CHANNEL BUOY 5A (21610)
    THE ENTRANCE CHANNEL IS SUBJECT TO CONTINUAL CHANGE. BUOYS ARE BEING REMOVED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT WATER. MARINERS ARE ADVISED TO AVOID NEW PASS AND SEEK ALTERNATE ROUTES TO AND FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO AND USE EXTREME CAUTION WHILE IN THIS AREA. FOLLOWING SUMMER DREDGE OPERATIONS, THE U.S. COAST GUARD WILL RETURN THE AIDS TO NAVIGATION BACK TO THEIR ASSIGNED POSITIONS. Charts 11424, 11425 LNM 13/16

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of New Pass

  • NavAids Changes to Address Dangerous Shoaling at New Pass, Sarasota, FL, 2/25/2016


    Shoaling at the entrance to New Pass was recently posted in LNM: http://cruisersnet.net/153973. These changes to existing NavAids are definitely needed and great caution is required until the new markers are in place. New Pass leads directly to the Sarasota waterfront and the entrance portion between the Entrance Light and Light 7 is constantly shifting. Our thanks to BOSN4 Pauly for these notices.

    All concerned,
    I’m seeking your assistance in notifying the public of upcoming Coast Guard changes to New Pass, Sarasota County.
    Please forward this information to county officials, marine police, boating groups, marinas, and any other users of New Pass as you wish. Feel free to publish this information or post on social media. Thanks for your assistance.
    Subject: New Pass info
    GULF OF MEXICO – FLORIDA – SARASOTA – NEW PASS

    Dangerous shoaling exists in the vicinity of the New Pass Entrance Channel, Sarasota County. There are currently no plans by the Army Corps of Engineers to maintain the federal project channel depth. The increased shoaling has created an unsafe situation and the Coast Guard has determined that it can no longer mark “safe water” and will be removing all federal Aids to Navigation from the New Pass (NP) Entrance Light to New Pass Light 7. A Safety broadcast to Mariners will be released notifying the public of the intended start date of this work.

    New Pass Channel Light (NP) (LLNR 1345), will be discontinued and converted to a Danger Shoal Marker with a Quick Flashing, White light.
    New Pass Channel Buoy 1 (21590) will be discontinued.
    New Pass Channel Buoy 2 (21595) will be discontinued.
    New Pass Channel Buoy 3A (21600) will be discontinued.
    New Pass Channel Buoy 4 (21603) will be discontinued.
    New Pass Channel Buoy 5 (21605) will be discontinued.
    New Pass Channel Buoy 5A (21610) will be discontinued.
    New Pass Channel Light 7 (21620) will be discontinued and converted to a Danger Shoal Marker with a Quick, Flashing White light.

    Boaters are advised to seek alternate routes to and from the Gulf of Mexico and also use extreme caution while in this area. Please contact Chief Warrant Officer Darren Pauly for additional information or questions. Darren.a.pauly@uscg.mil or (813) 228-2191 ext 8184.

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at New Pass

  • Relocation of NavAids in Boca Grande Pass, Charlotte Harbor, Gulf Coast, 2/11/2016


    Boca Grande Pass connects the Gulf with Charlotte Harbor and Peace River, home of Punta Gorda and Fishermen’s Village, both SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSORS! Although one of the widest passes on the Gulf Coast, the safe depth channel is prone to shifting and shoaling.

    All,
    Since my last email warning of upcoming changes to the Boca Grande Channel, the decision was made to make even more significant changes to the aids to navigation system. Beginning Friday, Feb 12th, The Coast Guard Cutter JOSHUA APPLEBY will be relocating a number of the aids to mark best water. Work should be completed by Feb 15th. We will be upgrading the lighting characteristics to give mariners better visibility at night or in restricted visibility. We will also be reducing the number of floating aids. By moving the channel to the south/southeast and improving the lights, this gave us the opportunity to reduce the number of aids but still adequately and safely mark the Boca Grande Pass, mark the deepest part of the channel, and guide mariners well clear of the shoaling areas. The newly designed channel will also provide a more direct inbound and outbound course. Below is info from upcoming press release. Also below is information from the Weekly Local Notice to Mariners (LNM) identifying the changes to the aids to navigation. Please forward this information to your memberships, alliance members, and other members of the boating public.

    “The Coast Guard must redesign the aids to navigation system in the Boca Grande Channel, offshore of Charlotte
    County, FL. Due to significant shoaling and changing water depths, the floating aids to navigation currently in place do not mark the best navigable waters.

    The waterway is not currently scheduled to be dredged to its federal project depth in the near future. As a result of the decreased water depth, the Coast Guard vessel responsible for maintaining aids to navigation
    on this waterway has been unable to reach these buoys for regular maintenance. This creates a greater risk of aids
    parting their moorings and floating free, resulting in possible damage to the local ecosystem.

    We are redesigning this channel to mark the best navigable water, which is currently the natural channel just southeast of the federal project channel. New buoy configurations and numbering as noted in the Local Notice to
    Mariners are part of this redesign and will be forwarded to NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey for nautical chart corrections.”

    LNM ADVANCED NOTICE:

    FLORIDA – CHARLOTTE HARBOR TO TAMPA BAY -CHARLOTTE HARBOR

    The following change has been approved to the Aids to Navigation system in Charlotte Harbor.

    Dangerous shoaling exists in the vicinity of the Charlotte Harbor Entrance channel. There are currently no plans by the Army Corps of Engineers to maintain the federal project channel depth of 32 ft. The Coast Guard will be relocating the Aids to Navigation System to better mark the natural channel.

    Charlotte Harbor Entrance Lighted Bell Buoy 2 (LLNR 1300/199895) will be permanently discontinued.

    Relocate and rename Charlotte Harbor Channel Lighted Buoy 3 (LLNR 19910) to Lighted Buoy 1 in position: 26-40-29.04N, 082-18-45.69W. Change characteristic to Fl G 2.5s.

    Relocate and rename Charlotte Harbor Channel Buoy 4 (LLNR 19920) to Lighted Buoy 2 in position: 26-40-24.53N, 082-18-42.76W. Change characteristic to Fl R 2.5s.

    Relocate and rename Charlotte Harbor Channel Lighted Buoy 7 (LLNR 19935) to Lighted Buoy 3 in position: 26-41-52.24N, 082-17-49.28W. Change characteristic to Fl G Q.

    Relocate and rename Charlotte Harbor Channel Lighted Buoy 8 (LLNR 19940) to Lighted Buoy 4 in position: 26-41-49.95N, 082-17-47.09W. Change characteristic to Fl R Q.

    Relocate Charlotte Harbor Channel Lighted Buoy 5 (NEW LLNR 11955) in position: 26-42-20.66N, 082-16-34.44W. Change characteristic to Fl G 4s.

    Relocate and rename Charlotte Harbor Channel Lighted Buoy 12 (LLNR 19960) to Lighted Buoy 6 position: 26-42-17.90N, 082-16-33.15W. Change Characteristic to Fl R 4s.
    CHART: 11425 11426

    US Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Boca Grande Pass

  • Daybeacon Relocating by USCG, February 13-18, Gordon Pass, Naples, FL


    Gordon Pass is the primary inlet serving the Naples, Florida region and shoaling is a perennial problem as shown in this 2015 Nav Alert. Our thanks to Kevin Barnhill for forwarding this USCG Notice.

    RELAYED FROM USCG:
    FW: COAST GUARD OPERATIONS IN GORDON PASS AND NAPLES BAY

    I’m requesting your assistance in notifying the boating public of an upcoming project the Coast Guard will be doing in Gordon Pass and Naples Bay channels. Normally, we prefer to advertise in the Weekly Local Notice to Mariners but due to the short time frame I’m seeking other ways to inform the boating public. Please feel free to publish this information, post on websites or blogs, pass to marina and boat rental companies or other boating information websites.

    Between Feb 13th and Feb 18th, the Coast Guard Cutter VISE will be relocating the Daybeacon 1 and Light 2 at the entrance to Gordon Pass approximately 100 yards south of the shoal. An additional 8 aids to navigation will be serviced or relocated to mark the best water in these areas. This project will continue to mark the best water and meet the needs of the users of Gordon Pass and Naples Bay Channels. Once the work is completed, a Coast Guard voice broadcast will relay the changes and it will be published in the Local Notice to Mariners. Gordon Pass and Naples Bay Channel have been a major area of concern for its continual shoaling and impact on safe navigation. The need for future relocations may be necessary to mark best water due to the ever changing conditions. The proposed project is expected to be completed by the Coast Guard utilizing Best Management Practices that were developed in order to avoid and minimize environmental impacts. If you have questions, I can be reached at Darren.a.pauly@uscg.mil or (813) 228-2191 ext 8184.
    v/r
    BOSN4 Darren Pauly
    Aids to Navigation Officer
    US Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg
    155 Columbia Drive
    Tampa FL 33606
    darren.a.pauly@uscg.mil
    (813) 228-2191 Ext. 8184 Tampa office
    (727) 502-1522 St. Pete office
    (727) 804-3972 cell

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Gordon Pass

  • Shoaling at New Pass, Sarasota Gulf Coast near GICW Statute Mile 75, 1/13/2016


    New Pass is the northernmost of Sarasota’s two inlets and connects to the southern tip of Sarasota Bay at Statute Mile 75 of the West Florida Waterway. However, because of perennial shoaling, SSECN has long recommended that mariners not use New Pass!

    GULF OF MEXICO – FLORIDA – LEMON BAY TO PASSAGE KEY INLET: Dangerous Shoal
    Dangerous shoaling in the vicinity of New Pass Channel in between New Pass Entrance Light LP (LLNR 1345/21585) position 27-18-55.113N/082-35-53.168W and New Pass Channel Daybeacon 17 (LLNR 21725) position 27-20-28.987N/082-33-54.003W. (Ref: LNM 17/15, 02/16)
    The Entrance Channel is subject to continual change. Buoys are not charted due to frequent shifting of shoals.
    MARINERS ARE ADVISED TO AVOID NEW PASS CHANNEL IF POSSIBLE AND EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION IF TRANSITING THE AREA
    Chart 11424 LNM 2/16

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at New Pass

  • Shoaling Reported in Cedar Keys Channel, Big Bend Region, June 11, 2015


    Cedar Keys is one of a limited number of ports of call along Western Florida’s waterwayless Big Bend region, the Western Florida coastline between Anclote Key and Dog Island. The reported shoaling is in the main entrance channel to the east of Seahorse Key.

    FLORIDA – CRYSTAL RIVER TO HORSESHOE POINT – CEDAR KEYS MAIN CHANNEL: Hazard to Navigation
    The U.S. Coast Guard received a report of shoaling between Cedar Keys Main Channel Daybeacon 19 (LLNR 29805) 29-06-42.737N/083-02-42.411W and Cedar Keys Main Channel Light 21 (LLNR 2981) 29-06-50.837N/083-02-25.131W with depths as low as 3 ft at low tide. Mariners are advised to exercise caution while transiting the area.
    Chart 11408 LNM: 23/15

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Cedar Keys

    Click Here To View An Article on the Waters of Cedar Keys

  • Shoaling Reported in Gordan Pass, south of Naples, FL, 6/3/2015


    Gordan Pass is the inlet into Naples, FL. The reported shoaling encompasses the entire Gordan Pass channel from its entrance to the point where the channel joins the Naples Channel in Naples Bay.

    FLORIDA – LOSTMANS RIVER TO WIGGINS PASS – GORDON PASS CHANNEL TO NAPLES BAY CHANNEL: Shoaling/Hazard to Navigation.
    There is shoaling from Gordon Pass Channel Daybeacon 1 (LLNR 17453) to Naples Bay Channel Light 20 (LLNR 17540). It is strongly advised that all mariners should obtain local knowledge of the channel conditions before attempting passage. Chart 11430 LNM: 22/15

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Gordan Pass

  • Shoaling Reported and Surveyed in Matanzas Pass, Fort Myers Beach, Gulf Coast, May 21, 2015


    This shoaling is occurring at the northern tip of Estero Island, Fort Myers Beach. In the Survey linked below, just look at all the RED around Marker #4 where there should be BLUE! Matanzas Pass leads to several marinas on the east side of Estero Island, including Pink Shell Resort, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!

    FLORIDA – FORT MYERS TO CHARLOTTE HARBOR AND WIGGINS PASS – MATANZAS PASS CHANNEL: Shoaling
    There is a report of a shoaling between Matanzas Pass Channel Daybeacon 2 (LLNR 18087) and Matanzas Pass Channel Daybeacon 4 (LLNR 18095) shoaling is on the south side of the channel and gets as low as 1.7 feet MLLW. The following aid was temporarily established to mark SHOALING into the channel: Matanzas Pass Channel TEMP BUOY 2A in position 26-27-52.620N / 081-58-10.620W. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Link to the survey http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Portals/44/docs/Navigation/hydro_surveys/14-101.pdf

    estero survey

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Matanzas Pass

  • Shoaling Reported In New Pass, between Longboat and Lido Keys, Sarasota, FL, near GICW Statute Mile 75


    New Pass is the northernmost of Sarasota’s two inlets and this channel separates Longboat Key from Lido Key. It is spanned by a bascule bridge with a closed vertical clearance of 23ft.
    Because of perennial shoaling, WE SPECIFICALLY DO NOT RECOMMEND THAT ANY MARINER MAKE USE OF NEW PASS! This channel shoals faster than it can be dredged. You would be far better served to make use of Longboat Pass to the north, or better yet, Venice Pass to the south.

    FLORIDA – WEST COAST – CHARLOTTE HARBOR TO TAMPA BAY – NEW PASS: Shoaling/Hazard to Navigation
    The Coast Guard received a report of shoaling in the vicinity of NEW PASS in between DBN 15 (LLNR 21715) and DBN 17 (LLNR 21725). Mariners are advised to exercise caution while transiting the area. Chart 11425 LNM: 17/15

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at New Pass

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