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[EXPIRED] LNM: Sunken Vessel West of Ortona Lock, Okeechobee Waterway Statute Mile 95, 9/21/2017

As stated below, this sunken vessel is one mile west of Ortona Lock. Noted also is the possibility of other submerged debris. Our thanks to Specialist Erica Skolte for this Local Notice.

Sunken sailboat creating hazardous navigation on Okeechobee Waterway

Notice to Navigation 2017-011:

Notice is given that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is advising commercial and recreational vessels to use extreme caution traveling the Okeechobee Waterway in the Caloosahatchee River 1 mile west of Ortona Lock where a sailboat has sunk. Recreational and commercial vessels are asked to use caution and be aware of shallow water and submerged objects when navigating through this section of waterway. FWC and U.S. Coastguard have been notified. Actions to remove the vessel are ongoing.

Point of contact is Gary Hipkins or Carl Williams at 863-983-8101.

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Thanks for getting the word out!

Erica Skolte
Public Affairs Specialist
Corporate Communications Office
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District
Palm Beach Gardens
Cell:  561-801-5734
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