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  • LNM: Changes to Nav Aids, Pass-a-Grille, north of Tampa Bay, 5/24/2017


    The shoaling prompting these changes was reported by Local Notice in April

    FLORIDA – TAMPA BAY TO PORT RICHEY – PASS-A-GRILLE: Temporary Aton Change Due to Shoaling.
    Due to encroaching shoaling in a portion of Pass-A-Grille (3) Aids to Navigation have been temporarily converted and discontinued until further notice:
    Pass-A-Grille Channel Light 6 (LLNR 25475) temporarily discontinued and converted to Pass-A-Grille Channel Light 7
    Pass-A-Grille Channel Light 7 (LLNR 25480) temporarily converted to a DANGER SHOAL DAYBEACON Chart 11411 LNM 21/17

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

  • Cocaine Bust in St. Petersburg, FL

    For those of you who still think “not in my backyard!” This epidemic of drugs is so commonplace that it is now genrally ignored.


    News Release
    May 3, 2017
    U.S. Coast Guard 7th District PA Detachment Tampa Bay
    Contact: Coast Guard PA Detachment Tampa Bay
    (305) 965-4672

    Coast Guard offloads $56 million of cocaine in St. Petersburg

    Crew members from Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon, an 87-foot Coast Patrol Boat homeported in St. Petersburg, Florida, offload 1,735 kilograms of cocaine, an estimated wholesale value of $56 million and transfer custody of eight suspected drug smugglers Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida. READ MORE!

    The contraband and suspected smugglers were interdicted during four separate cases supporting Operation Martillo, a joint interagency and multi-national collaborative effort among 14 Western Hemisphere and European nations to stop the flow of illicit cargo by Transnational Criminal Organizations. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse)
    Crew members from Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon, an 87-foot Coast Patrol Boat homeported in St. Petersburg, Florida, offload 1,735 kilograms of cocaine, an estimated wholesale value of $56 million and transfer custody of eight suspected drug smugglers Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida. The contraband and suspected smugglers were interdicted during four separate cases supporting Operation Martillo, a joint interagency and multi-national collaborative effort among 14 Western Hemisphere and European nations to stop the flow of illicit cargo by Transnational Criminal Organizations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse) Crew members from Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon, an 87-foot Coast Patrol Boat homeported in St. Petersburg, Florida, offload 1,735 kilograms of cocaine, an estimated wholesale value of $56 million and transfer custody of eight suspected drug smugglers Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida. The contraband and suspected smugglers were interdicted during four separate cases supporting Operation Martillo, a joint interagency and multi-national collaborative effort among 14 Western Hemisphere and European nations to stop the flow of illicit cargo by Transnational Criminal Organizations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Kelly Clark) More than 3,825 pounds of cocaine await transfer to federal agents Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida. The contraband was interdicted during four separate cases supporting Operation Martillo, a joint interagency and multi-national collaborative effort among 14 Western Hemisphere and European nations to stop the flow of illicit cargo by Transnational Criminal Organizations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse)
    More than 3,825 pounds of cocaine await transfer to federal agents Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida. The contraband was interdicted during four separate cases supporting Operation Martillo, a joint interagency and multi-national collaborative effort among 14 Western Hemisphere and European nations to stop the flow of illicit cargo by Transnational Criminal Organizations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse) link to photo Crew members from Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon, an 87-foot Coast Patrol Boat homeported in St. Petersburg, Florida, offload 1,735 kilograms of cocaine, an estimated wholesale value of $56 million, and transfer custody of eight suspected drug smugglers to partner federal agencies Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Florida. The contraband and suspected smugglers were interdicted during four separate cases supporting Operation Martillo, a joint interagency and multi-national collaborative effort among 14 Western Hemisphere and European nations to stop the flow of illicit cargo by Transnational Criminal Organizations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse)

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon offloaded approximately 1,735 kilograms of cocaine Wednesday worth an estimated wholesale value of $56 million and transferred custody of eight suspected drug smugglers at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg.

    The contraband and detainees were seized April 12 through April 21 during four separate interdictions by Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment Teams (LEDET) aboard several Coast Guard, foreign coalition and partner agency boats in coastal waters along the Central American coastline in support of Operation Martillo.

    The most noteworthy and fruitful interdiction took place April 19 when Coast Guard LEDET personnel embarked on the USS Zephyr (PC 8), a U.S. Navy Cyclone-class patrol coastal ship home ported in Mayport, and coalition forces intercepted 750 kilograms of contraband and five suspected drug smugglers while on patrol in international waters 120 miles south west Mona Island, Puerto Rico.

    The Zephyr, along with the Karel Doorman-class multi-purpose frigate HNLMS Van Amstel of the Royal Netherlands Navy, pursued and Coast Guard LEDET boarded a small panga fishing boat in the Caribbean Sea. The crews found and confiscated 750 kilograms of cocaine, a wholesale value of $22.5 million, and detained the five suspected drug smugglers.

    “Over all, this offload represents our recent success in securing our borders and preventing illegal, regionally destabilizing narcotics from reaching our streets,” said Cmdr. Willy Carmichael, assistant branch chief of Coast Guard 7th District Response Enforcement. “It is truly an interagency and international effort that directly supports the commandant’s Western Hemisphere strategy.”

    The contraband and detainees were transferred and offloaded by the crew of the Cutter Tarpon, an 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat homeported in St. Petersburg.

    These interdictions were part of Operation Martillo, which is one component in the United States government’s whole-of-government approach to countering the use of the Central American littorals as transshipment routes for illicit drugs, weapons and cash. Martillo is an international operation focused on sharing information and bringing together air, land and maritime assets from the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security, as well as Western Hemisphere and European partner nation agencies, to counter illicit trafficking.

    In the five years since its 2012 launch, Martillo has supported the seizure of approximately 693 metric tons of cocaine, $25 million in bulk cash, 581 vessels and aircraft and the arrest of 1,863 detainees, according to the U.S. Southern Command.

    For breaking news, follow us on Twitter @uscgsoutheast.

    -USCG-

  • LNM: Sunken Sailboat north of St. Pete Municipal Yacht Basin, Tampa Bay, 4/20/2017


    This sunken vessel is just north of the east/west entrance channel into St. Pete’s municipal yacht basin and should not pose a risk to vessels entering the harbor.

    FLORIDA – ST.PETERSBURG – TAMPA BAY – VINOY PARK: Hazard to Navigation
    The U.S. Coast Guard received a report of an unlit and sunken 20-30ft S/V with only the mast sticking above the waterline. The vessel is located in approximate position 27-46.616N 082-37.525W in the south end of Vinoy Park. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting the area. Chart 11415 11416 LNM 16/17

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

    CLICK HERE FOR AREA SPONSORING MARINAS
  • LNM: Shoaling Reported in Pass-a-Grille north of Tampa Bay


    This shoaling is in the North Channel of Pass-a-Grille Channel north of the entrance to Tampa Bay.

    FLORIDA – TAMPA BAY TO PORT RICHEY – PASS-A-GRILLE: Shoaling.
    The U.S. Coast Guard has received reports of shoaling in the vicinity of Pass-A-Grille between Pass-A-Grille Daybeacon 7 (LLNR 25480) and Daybeacon 7B (LLNR 25490). Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11411 LNM: 14/17

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Pass-a-Grille

  • LNM: Removed Nav Aids, Weedon Island Channel, northern Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, FL, 3/22/2017


    Weedon Island, north of St. Petersburg, forms a portion of the western shore of northern Tampa Bay.

    FLORIDA – TAMPA BAY – WEEDON ISLAND CHANNEL: Private Aids to Navigation/Hazard to Navigation Read More

    The U.S. Coast Guard has been advised that the Weedon Island Channel Private Aids have been removed. The lighted buoys have been removed; however the moorings remain in the water. The lights on the ranges have also been removed, but not the structures, which may pose a hazard to navigation. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11416 LNM 12/17
    Weedon Island Channel Entrance Lighted Buoy 1 (LLNR 23795)
    Weedon Island Channel Entrance Lighted Buoy 2 (LLNR 23800)
    Weedon Island Channel Range Front Light (LLNR 23805)
    Weedon Island Channel Range Rear Light (LLNR 23810)

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Weedon Island Channel

    CLICK HERE FOR AREA SPONSORING MARINAS
  • ALERT: Search Suspended for 2 Swimmers Missing, Pass-a-Grille, St. Pete Beach, North of Tampa Bay


    News Release
    March 16, 2017
    U.S. Coast Guard 7th District PA Detachment Tampa Bay
    Contact: Coast Guard PA Detachment Tampa Bay
    24/hour duty: (305) 965-4672

    Coast Guard suspends search for 2 missing near Pass-a-Grille READ MORE!

    ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard suspended their search Thursday at 7:41 p.m. for two men missing near the Pass-a-Grille channel entrance since Tuesday.

    Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watch standers received a report Tuesday at 6:10 p.m. from the captain of the Jaguar, a 71-foot yacht, stating Andrew Dillman, 27, from New York, and Jie Luo, 21, from China, were missing from the boat.

    Fifteen college students chartered the yacht for the day. When the yacht anchored at Shell Key, five students, including Luo, reportedly jumped from the boat to swim. The current pulled the students from the boat, and all but Luo were able to make it back to the boat. Dillman, a crew member aboard the yacht, jumped in to rescue Luo and was also separated from the boat.

    “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Jie Luo and Andrew Dillman,” said Capt. Holly Najarian, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg commander. “Suspending a search is the most difficult decision I have to make in my position, and despite our best efforts, we were unable to reunite Andrew and Jie with their families.”

    Crews from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission conducted 39 searches totaling 80 aircraft and surface hours and covering more than 1,577 square miles – an area larger than the state of Rhode Island.

    The incident is currently under investigation.
    March 15, 2017
    U.S. Coast Guard 7th District PA Detachment Tampa Bay
    Contact: Coast Guard PA Detachment Tampa Bay
    Office: (727) 535-1437 ext. 2143
    After Hours: (305) 965-4672

    Coast Guard continues search for 2 missing near Pass-a-Grille

    ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. — The Coast Guard and partner agencies continue their search for two males missing near the Pass-a-Grille channel entrance.

    Missing are Andrew Dillman, 27 from New York, and Jie Lou, 21 from China.

    Coast Guard crews and partner agencies have conducted 22 searches over 419 square
    miles.

    “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Andrew and Jie during this difficult time,” said Lt. Jason Holstead, the command duty officer at Sector St. Petersburg. “We continue work closely with our partners to search for Andrew and Jie; all of us have them and their family in our thoughts and prayers.”

    At 6:10 p.m. Tuesday Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watch standers received a report from the captain of the 71-foot yacht, Jaguar, stating two males were missing from the boat.

    Fifteen college students chartered the yacht for the day. When the yacht anchored at Shell Key, five students, including Lou, jumped from the boat to swim. The current pulled the students away from the boat, and all but Lou were able to make it back to the boat. Dillman, a crew member aboard the yacht, jumped in to rescue Lou, and was also swept away.

    Crews from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Station St. Petersburg, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are actively searching for the missing men.

  • Coast Guard Rescue West of St. Petersburg, FL

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard rescued two boaters Thursday after their boat took on water 12 miles west of Egmont Key.
    Watch standers from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg received a mayday call at 6:03 p.m. via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16. A man stated his 21-foot boat was taking on water due to a 2-foot crack in the hull and was in need of emergency assistance.

    CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS AND FULL REPORT

  • Massive Fish Kill, along Gulf Coast Beaches, FL

    This fish kill is being blamed on Red Tide, see http://cruisersnet.net/153517. Whatever the cause, visitors to Gulf Coast beaches are not enjoying the event! Our thanks to Winson Fowler for his SSECN-On-Patrol photo.

    ST. PETE BEACH — The stench couldn’t be detected from the picturesque scene poolside of the Sirata Beach Resort. But once people stepped out toward the ocean, away from the hotel, the odor of dead fish baking in the late-morning sun was undeniable.
    CLICK HERE for photos and to read the article from Tampa Bay Times by reporter Les Neuhaus.

    Huge floats of small dead fish all around entrance to Tampa Bay about two miles west of skyline bridge near Passage Key. Winston Fowler SSECN Patrol

    Huge floats of small dead fish all around entrance to Tampa Bay about two miles west of skyline bridge near Passage Key.
    Winston Fowler
    SSECN Patrol

    And this from Christian Science Monitor.

     

  • Question re Anchor Light Requirement, Snead Island Anchorage, Manatee River, off Tampa Bay


    Here’s a situation for you nautical lawyers. Is this a “better safe than sorry” case? Brian asks your input. Snead Island Anchorage, NOT a Special Anchorage, lies along the broad band of deep water northeast of marker #11 in the Manatee River. McKay Point to the east is a Special Anchorage.

    Is an Anchor light required while in ‘Safe Anchorage’ at Snead Island on the Manatee River? I have a 57 foot boat that is kept in the water. It is pulled not motor operated. I have been told it is not required but have received a ticket.
    Brian

    NOTE: Sean adds this comment and he is absolutely correct: the Special Anchorage is McKay Point Anchorage to the east. Therefore, Snead Island Anchorage would require an anchor light. Thank you Sean! Brian has his answer.

    The anchorage NE of marker 11 is NOT a designated special anchorage. It is merely an anchorage, plain and simple, and therefore anchor lights and day shapes are required.
    There is a designated special anchorage a little further east. It extends across the small cove between Snead Island Boat Works and the Bradenton Yacht Club. This anchorage is very small and shallows quickly and is thus nearly unusable by larger cruising vessels. We’ve stayed there and we had the whole place to ourselves; most cruisers prefer the anchorage you mentioned (the one with the abandoned fishing trawler in it. Again, that anchorage is *not* designated and does not enjoy any special exemption for lights and day shapes.
    Sean

    CLICK HERE for Federal Register Regulations

    Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Snead Island Anchorage

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Snead Island Anchorage

  • Report from Loggerhead Marina, St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay

    Loggerhead St. Petersburg lies on the upstream reaches of Frenchmens Creek, east of the charted 22 foot fixed bridges – Frenchmans Creek is accessed off the northward running channel which leaves the Western Florida ICW at marker #14. Our thanks to Christopher for this report.

    Loggerhead is in close proximity to a Publix shopping center so you can stock up on food and supplies. The marina is clean and has basic amenities (fuel, pump-out, water, electricity, showers, and a simple store with the basics), but it lacks repair services. It is not accessible to sailboats as there is a relatively low clearance bridge at the marina’s entrance.
    Christopher van der Kaay

    Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Loggerhead – St. Petersburg

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Loggerhead – St. Pete

  • Bertram Comes to Tampa Bay

    This report by Bryony McCabe comes from SuperYachtNews.com.

    15 Jul 2016
    Bertram acquires refit facility on Florida’s Tampa Bay
    By Bryony McCabe

    American boat builder Bertram has announced the acquisition of a waterfront facility on Florida’s Gulf Coast where it not only intends to build new Bertram yachts, but also fulfill clients’ service and refit needs.
    The new Bertram headquarters is an existing 120,000-sq. ft shipyard and marine service facility located in Tampa, immediately south of the Gandy Bridge on Tampa Bay, and is capable of hauling yachts up to 120ft in length.
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    “This plant, which already has been operating as a full-service marine facility for decades, is perfect for Bertram in so many ways,” explains CEO Peter Truslow.

    “It will allow us to create a complete Bertram manufacturing and service center in one of America’s most popular year-round boating destinations. The facility has a great layout, with 40-foot-high buildings and high-tech fibreglass construction equipment already in place that we can utilise to build our new Bertram 35’ and larger models.”

    CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL REPORT

  • 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

  • Chartering from Renaissance Vinoy Resort Marina, Western Shore of Tampa Bay


    The Renaissance Vinoy Resort Marina is found in the northernmost of the three downtown St. Petersburg dockage basins, hard by the vibrant downtown St. Petersburg dining and shopping district. As Skipper Holtzberg mentions, Sailing Florida Charters operates out of Renaissance Vinoy Resort Marina.

    I have been chartering with Sailing Florida for approximately 10 years now and they still have a top notch team taking care of their large fleet of boats. Again I was pleased with my charter this past Labor Day weekend on another Catalina 350 in their fleet. I have chartered anything from 29 to 39′ in their fleet. If you want to know about Sailing Florida from a customer then PM me.
    Marc Holtzberg

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Western Florida Marina Directory Listing For Renaissance Vinoy Resort Marina

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Renaissance Vinoy Resort Marina

  • Fuel Stop at St. Petersburg Municipal Marina, Tampa Bay


     Slips are now available!! On the brand new Dock 5. For information please call (727) 893-7329 or 800 782 8350

    St. Petersburg Municipal Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR, is a great liveaboard marina located on the western shore of Tampa Bay in downtown St. Petersburg.

    Refilled my charter boat on Labor Day after a weekend of sailing/motoring. Very nice chap met us at the docks and helped us tie up and pump the diesel that we needed. They have remodeled their marina supply store and it is very nice.
    Marc Holtzberg

    Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For St. Petersburg Municipal Marina

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

  • St. Petersburg Pier to Undergo a Redesign, Tampa Bay


     Slips are now available!! On the brand new Dock 5. For information please call (727) 893-7329 or 800 782 8350
    Anyone who has visited St. Petersburg by land or by sea knows this impressive structure jutting into Tampa Bay from downtown St. Pete. It is also adjacent to St. Petersburg Municipal Marina, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR!

     

    St. Petersburg council makes pier pick
    May 7, 2015, 4:26pm EDT Updated May 7, 2015, 4:36pm EDT
    Ashley Gurbal Kritzer
    Tampa Bay Business Journal
    ROGERS PARTNERS ARCHITECTS+URBAN DESIGNERS; KEN SMITH
    The Pier Park

    At long last, the St. Petersburg Pier is moving toward a new look.
    The city council voted Thursday to approve the Pier Park design, authorizing Mayor Rick Kriseman to enter negotiations with the design team, ASD/Rogers and Partners/KSLA. Negotiations are slated to take 45 to 60 days.

    The Pier Park

    The Pier Park

    The public chose a different concept, known as Destination St. Pier, in an online poll.
    The city will again seek public input as it works with the design team toward final design, permits and construction.
    The beleaguered pier has the potential to be an economic driver for St. Pete, the city’s business community says, by creating an attractive gathering spot on the water and creating more foot traffic — and a bigger customer base — for downtown businesses.

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