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Archive For: Keys12 – Key West

  • Nav Alert: Waters of the Florida Keys Hazardous with Storm Debris

    Florida officials report the waters surrounding the Keys are littered with debris and very unsafe for navigation.

    And county officials said close-in waters were littered with storm debris and presented a navigation hazard for boats.

    “Monroe County’s nearshore waters have become a navigation hazard in parts of the Keys with debris, sunken boats, loose boats, buoys and markers,” county officials said in a statement. “Do not bring a boat into the Keys.”

    Is that a fender in the water? Debris from the storm a hazard in Keys waterways from The Miami Herald

  • LNM: Hazardous Navigation in Everglades National Park, Florida Bay, west of the Keys, 9/21/2017


    Everglades National Park is a huge area of shallow waters and numerous small keys west of the Florida Keys, in an area charted as Florida Bay.

    FLORIDA – EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK: Due to Hurricane IRMA, Hazard to Navigation.
    The U.S. Coast Guard received from the National Park Service a report of the marine waters of Everglades National Park. The waters are open to include permitted commercial operation. However, mariners should be advised that numerous sunken vessels are scattered throughout Florida Bay and the Gulf Coast District of Everglades National Park. The park has not fully assessed its maritime infrastructure and has limited emergency response capabilities at this time. Extreme caution is advised. Chart 11433 LNM 38/17

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

  • LNM: Coast Guard establishes regulated navigation area, safety zone for the Florida Keys

    Coast Guard establishes regulated navigation area, safety zone for the Florida Keys

    ORLANDO, Fla. — The Coast Guard has established a temporary regulated navigation area and temporary safety zone for waters within the Coast Guard Sector Key West Captain of the Port zone, Saturday.
    Vessels within the regulated navigation area within one nautical mile of land in the Florida Keys must operate at a slow speed. READ MORE!

    Vessels are prohibited from entering into, anchoring, loitering, or movement within a safety zone of 25 yards around law enforcement vessels, salvage vessels, or visible wreckage in the Florida Keys. These temporary regulations are necessary for the safety of persons, vessels, and property due to the large volume of debris, sunken vessels, and salvage operations associated with Hurricane Irma.
    Slow speed means the speed at which a vessel proceeds when it is fully off plane, completely settled in the water, and not creating excessive wake. Due to different speeds at which vessels of different sizes and configurations may travel while in compliance with this definition, no specific speed is assigned to slow speed. A vessel is not proceeding at a slow speed if it is: (a) on a plane; (b) in the process of coming on or coming off a plane; or (c) creating an excessive wake.
    This emergency rule is effective and will be enforced from 5 p.m. on Sept. 16, 2017 through 8 a.m. on Oct. 1, 2017.
    For further information contact Lieutenant Commander Jose Rosario, Chief, Prevention Department, Sector Key West through the Sector Command Center at (305) 292-8727, (304) 433-3352, or by email at SKWWaterways@uscg.mil.
    All marine interests must take action to ensure safety of the port and vessels.
    “Coast Guard personnel have been working alongside the U.S Navy, NOAA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA personnel and using specialized equipment to assess and scan the Port of Key West in order to mark and identify all potential hazards to navigation,” said Capt. Jeffrey Janszen, captain of the port and commander, Coast Guard Sector Key West. “Our goal is to fully open the Port of Key West for all navigational needs as soon as possible, but we first have an obligation to ensure safety of the port and vessels in order to protect all marine and maritime interests.”
    Mariners can view the latest port updates on the Coast Guard Sector Key West’s Homeport site.

    -USCG-

  • LNM: Port of Key West Remains Closed



    Port of Key West remains closed as weekend approaches, Coast Guard reminds boaters to be safe

    ORLANDO, Fla., — Ahead of the upcoming weekend the Coast Guard is reminding the boating public that the Port of Key West, Florida remains closed due to damage from Hurricane Irma, and we encourage boaters to avoid the waterways around the Florida Keys until the port conditions improve. READ MORE!

    The Coast Guard is currently enforcing a safety zone around the Port of Key West as Coast Guard personnel work alongside our partner local, state and federal agencies in reconstituting the ports and waterways damaged by the hurricane.

    The Coast Guard in coordination with partner agencies currently has and will continue to maintain a strong security presence within the Keys to maintain maritime security, safety of life at sea and deter potential incidents that could endanger ongoing relief operations to recover the islands from the impact of Hurricane Irma.

    “The Coast Guard is working with our partner agencies to ensure they are aware of port condition changes and hurricane relief efforts,” said Cmdr. Lexia Littlejohn, deputy incident commander, Sector Key West Incident Command Post. “Vessel operators not abiding by safe boating regulations may endanger themselves or the people around them and may ultimately hamper any ongoing relief efforts in the area.”

    Although most ports in Florida are now open, the Port of Key West remains severely impacted and safe navigation around the Keys can’t be ensured at this time. The public should stay clear of unsafe infrastructure or debris in the area and obey law enforcement officers.

    Recreational vessel operators are reminded that representing themselves or their vessels for hire to transport passengers or cargo is illegal. Violators are subject to civil penalties, vessel seizure and possible criminal charges.

    The Coast Guard also wants to remind licensed captains to maintain the proper limit of people and cargo aboard their vessel in accordance with the vessel authorized stability parameters.

    The Coast Guard is committed to the swift recovery from the storm with search and rescue operations and safety of life as our first priority, followed by doing everything in our power to reopen the ports and waterways and resume the flow of maritime commerce to maintain security and stability throughout the nation.

    Mariners can view the latest port updates on the Coast Guard Sector Key West’s Homeport site.

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    -USCG-

  • LNM: Coast Guard establishes Key West emergency phone line: (304) 433-3352

    Coast Guard establishes Key West emergency phone line

    KEY WEST, Fla., — The Coast Guard has established an emergency phone line for mariners in life-threatening situations in preparation for the anticipated loss of marine radio transmissions due to Hurricane Irma.  

    Mariners in need of emergency assistance are urged to contact (304) 433-3352 to reach the Coast Guard Sector Key West incident command post. Due to potential high-call volume, continue to call if the line is busy. 911 services should only be used for land-based emergencies.

    It is important to note this number is only for life-threatening maritime emergencies in the Florida Keys area.  Coast Guard response capabilities will be severely degraded or delayed due to severe weather as Hurricane Irma passes through the area. 

    Mariners are strongly discouraged from requesting life-saving assistance through social media.  Coast Guard access to social media feeds may be severely limited due to the effects of the storm.

    The Coast Guard urges mariners to seek safe shelter at this time and stay off the water as weather conditions continue to worsen throughout the region. 

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  • LNM: The Port of Key West is closed

    Coast Guard sets Port Condition Zulu, closes Port of Key West

    KEY WEST, Fla., — Effective 8 a.m.Friday, the Coast Guard set Port Condition Zulu for Captain of the Port Zone (COTP) Key West, Florida,  due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Hurricane Irma that may arrive within the next 12 hours.

    READ MORE!

    Based on the projected course and speed of Hurricane Irma, potential gale force winds of 39mph/35kts may impact the COTP zone Key West beginning Friday evening.

    The COTP is ordering Port Condition Zulu to be set as follows:

    • The Port of Key West is closed.
    • The COTP Key West has established a safety zone for the Port of Key West. As of 8 a.m., vesselsmay not enter or transit within this safety zone without the permission of the COTP. All vesselmovements are prohibited at this time, and all ship to shore operations must cease.
    • The Snake Creek Drawbridge will remain locked in the down position by FDOT until further notice.
    • Ensure that moorings are secured and remove potential flying debris, hazardous materials, and oil pollution hazards from dockside areas.
    • Hazardous materials should be removed from areas prone to flooding.
    • All practicable/reasonable measures should be taken to ensure maximum stability on all vessels.
    • All small craft that can be hauled out or placed on trailers should be secured. All other small craft should seek safe haven in sheltered locations.

    All marine interests must take action to ensure safety of the port and vessels. Future port conditions cannot be predicted with any degree of certainty, but provided the storm remains on the projected course and track, port stakeholders can expect sustained gale (39mph/35kts) force winds from a major hurricane are predictedwithin 12 hours.

    The Coast Guard is committed to the swift recovery from the storm with search and rescue operations and safety of life as our first priority, followed by doing everything in our power to reopen the ports and waterways and resume the flow of maritime commerce to maintain security and stability throughout the nation. 

    “The Coast Guard is working with local, state, and federal partners to ensure they are aware of port condition changes and hurricane response preparations, ” said Key West Sector Commander Capt. Jeffrey Janszen.

    Mariners in distress should call Coast Guard Sector Key West Command Center at (304) 433-3352 or via VHF-FM channel 16.

    Mariners can view the latest port updates on the Coast Guard Sector Key West’s Homeport site

    Information on how to prepare your boat or trailer for a hurricane can be found at the Coast Guard’s Storm Center webpage.

    For information on Hurricane Irma’s progress and hurricane preparedness, please visit the National Hurricane Center’s webpage.

  • LNM: Destroyed Approach Light, Back Route, Key West, FL, 6/15/2017


    This destroyed approach light is west of Fleming Key on the east side of Man of War Harbor just north of Key West.

    FLORIDA – KEY WEST HARBOR AND APPROACHES – GARRISON BIGHT CHANNEL: Hazard to Navigation
    Garrison Bight Channel Approach Light 2 (LLNR 14985) is destroyed. The remains of the steel pile may pose a hazard to navigation. Wreckage is marked with a TRLB WR2, displaying a Fl Q R light. Mariners are advised to exercise caution while transiting the area. Chart 11411 LNM 24/17

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

  • Stock Island Marina Fuel Docks OPEN, Stock Island Village, Key West


    A phone call to the marina and a call from Mike Ahart confirms that any fuel issues have been solved and the Stock Island Marina is pumping fuel again. Stock Island Marina occupies the westerly shores of Safe Harbor, north of marker #5.

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Stock Island Marina Village

    Click Here To View the Florida Keys Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Stock Island Marina Village

  • Report from Galleon Marina (Key West Bight)


    Galleon Marina will be the first marina that will come abeam to your starboard side as you enter Key West Bight. This facility has an excellent reputation, and it certainly lies right in the heart of Key West!

    Stayed over Christmas . Helpful staff, patient at directing me to a berth between the riprap and the pontoons, which I didn’t think could be the way in as it was so narrow. Never did get my iPad to hook up to the wifi, which the marina staff know is an issue for Apple products. They gave me a number for tech support, but of course on the afternoon of 24 December I never got a call back before leaving on the 27th. The Windows laptop did connect, but service was slow. Can’t believe their tech guys can’t figure it out.
    Resort bar good for sundowners after a dip in the large pool and the hot tub.
    Tom Syrett

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Florida Keys Marina Directory Listing For Galleon Marina

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

  • Good Words for Key West Bight City Marina, Key West, FL


    Key West Bight City Marina occupies a good portion of the rear (southeasterly shores) of Key West Bight.

    We have stayed at Key West Bight Marina for three years in a row. Each we time we stay for about 5 or 6 months. The staff is great. The marina has great water and is close to downtown. We highly recommend this place.
    Radler

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Florida Keys Marina Directory Listing For Key West Bight City Marina

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Key West Bight City Marina

  • Praise for Garrison Bight/Fleming Key Mooring Field, Key West


    The Garrison Bight/Fleming Key mooring field lies along a broad swath of water between Fleming Key and Sigsbee Park, north-northwest of Garrison Bight and is managed by Key West City Marina.

    We spent two winters in Key West at Garrison Bight mooring field. Wonderful spot. One mile to Garrison Bight, 2 miles to Key West bight and Rat Key is in the anchorage for doggie walking. Grocery and other shopping within dingy distance. We loved evenings in Key West bight and dog walking from Garrison Bight docks through the lovely ‘Meadows’ neighborhood. Key West is fun on a daily basis. Be sure to use Key West Marine for all your boating needs, and if you have head problems, use the Head Honcho. The Cubanos at KW Marine will hook you up. Great Thai food at Garrison Bight and generally great fun and food are available in short range from the moorings.
    Cap and Linda Munday

    Click Here To View the Florida Keys Cruisers’ Net Anchorage Directory Listing For the Key West – Fleming Key Mooring Field

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of the Key West – Fleming Key Mooring Field

    Click Here To View the Florida Keys Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Key West City Marina

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

  • More Abuse by Florida Wildlife Commission Enforcement Officers

    Skipper Starling’s report comes in response to an earlier posting on the heavy-handed practices of some FWC patrol officers, /?p=133874. Despite numerous complaints filed by experienced and law abiding boaters, Florida seems unable to control the over-zealous enforcement present in the FWC enforcement division, practices definitely not limited to the Keys.

    Predatory practices by FWCC toward boaters in Key West
    Being shadowed by a boat with no lights while underway to the dock at sunset is unnerving , but when it turns out to be FWCC , it is worse.
    Now pulled over by FWCC, they mention running lights so I mention the sunglasses they still have on. No matter that it is literally moments after sunset. Their intention is to write a citation and generate income for FWCC and at the moment I have become that revenue resource.
    Minor infractions that should warrant a verbal warning are tickets.
    Worse yet , a few weeks later I receive a certified letter from FWCC .
    Inside, a citation for a non operational anchor light , which was issued in my absence from the vessel. It was issued at 6:32 , just after sunset when the ambient light was bright enough to keep the photo cell on my Davis auto anchor light from activating. This anchor light is an industry standard and turns on and off automatically . My vessel was not anchored in State waters but Navy bay bottom and not in navigable waters.
    I have lost any respect for the newly inducted Officers, as they lack the skills necessary to gain the confidence of the Citizens and form relationships that would benefit the FWCC and boating community. Older Veteran Officers do not operate in this manner and know that it creates animosity and results in the boating community not helping FWCC in investigations of serious violations due to bad experiences and distrust.
    FWCC wonders why the boating community doesn’t trust them , and refuses to cooperate . This is one example of their perception of boaters as a income revenue resource.
    Lee Starling

  • Questions about Garrison Bight/Fleming Key Mooring Field, Key West


    Skipper Petra posed the questions below for a contributor who had commented on the Garrison Bight/Fleming Key mooring field (see /?p=144908) which lies along a broad swath of water between Fleming Key and Sigsbee Park, north-northwest of Garrison Bight and is managed by Key West City Marina. SSECN is happy to facilitate the following exchange. Skipper Petra would welcome your input as well.

    Hi James,
    Are there any docks, balls or cheap marinas from Big Coppitt Key to the Boot Key Ball area? I am going to be working in a music duet in that area while also a novice captain of a 38′ Morgan w 3.6 draw. I would want to avoid that North wind chop and also rely on a bicycle due to knee problems. My more secure alternative now only seems to be the Boot Key Balling area. Any help or suggestions are appreciated.
    Charly Petra

    Hi Larry,
    I have been in the Key West Garrison Bight Mooring Field for seven years. There is a 3′ wave during heavy North Eastern Cold Fronts that last two to three days and then it’s flat. These fronts are not a problem for me since I am in a 45′ Gulfstar S/V and should not be a problem for a 38′ Morgan. If there is a wind generator on board he will get plenty free electric that keeps my refrigeration and Satellite Dome humming. The cost is $323/M free water, parking, bath house, and parking for dinghy and car. The cheapest Marina I believe is on Stock Island and I am not sure of it’s name. It is next to 3D boat yard. I would guess the docking fee around a $1,000 a month. The facilities are brand new and it is nice with Restaurant and bar. In Key West it would cost closer to $2,000 + per month. There are some spots to anchor free that his draft would handle. One is in Key West by Christmas Tree Island which is a zoo, west of Fleming Key in KW., another would be Cow Key Channel which is between Key West and Stock Island. There could be some spots near Boca Chico Island north of the air base. You would need to search these out, but I have heard of some spots near there.
    Jim

    Click Here To View the Florida Keys Cruisers’ Net Anchorage Directory Listing For the Key West – Fleming Key Mooring Field

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of the Key West – Fleming Key Mooring Field

    Click Here To View the Florida Keys Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Key West City Marina

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

  • More Good Words for Garrison Bight/Fleming Key Mooring Field, Key West


    The Garrison Bight/Fleming Key mooring field lies along a broad swath of water between Fleming Key and Sigsbee Park, north-northwest of Garrison Bight and is managed by Key West City Marina.

    An affordable alternative to a marina in Key West or Stock Island are the mooring balls at Garrison Bight Marina in Key West. The overnight rate is in the neighborhood of $20, I’ve ball parked that because I always go for the monthly rate $323. and change. You need a dinghy for a 10 to 15 minute ride in to the dinghy docks. Included in the fee is a: bathhouse with laundry facilities, showers and restrooms, parking space for car and dinghy. There are bicycle racks, bikes not included in fact it is a dangerous place to leave a bike cabled and locked. Best to sleep next to bike I have had four stolen. It is a mile walk into town and the bus station and stop is two buildings to the north.
    James T. Holtzinger

    Click Here To View the Florida Keys Cruisers’ Net Anchorage Directory Listing For the Key West – Fleming Key Mooring Field

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of the Key West – Fleming Key Mooring Field

    Click Here To View the Florida Keys Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Key West City Marina

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

  • Good Words for Garrison Bight/Fleming Key Mooring Field, Key West


    The Garrison Bight/Fleming Key mooring field lies along a broad swath of water between Fleming Key and Sigsbee Park, north-northwest of Garrison Bight and is managed by Key West City Marina.

    The mooring field is a nice security versus anchoring.
    The second plus plus is the showers at the dinghy dock.
    But no security, gate does not lock at the dinghy dock. This is the second year that I witnessed this problem. Second there is no fuel.
    Bram Clement

    Click Here To View the Florida Keys Cruisers’ Net Anchorage Directory Listing For the Key West – Fleming Key Mooring Field

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of the Key West – Fleming Key Mooring Field

  • Conch Harbor Marina, Key West, Florida Keys


    Conch Harbor Marina flanks the southeastern banks of Key West Bight, northeast of of Key West Bight City Marina.

    Terrific marina, good staff. You can borrow a bike for free and washers/dryers are free as well. There is a little area with barbecue and chairs separate from Dante’s for marina guests only.
    AliOoops

    I stayed there earlier this month when windy weather kept us in port longer than planned. It is a good marina and a first rate staff. My only comment is it caters to the party crowd and that is not me. Nice pool at the foot of the docks, but don’t expect a quiet swim. They have a DJ playing loud music that was intrusive even inside our closed-up air conditioned boat halfway down the dock.and the pool area is packed with a singles bar atmosphere. If you like that this is the place to stay in Key West. However, if your style is more Jimmy Buffet than hip hop there are other places, even in busy Key West Bight that are a better fit for you.
    Brad Hines

    Click Here To View the Western Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Conch Harbor Marina

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Conch Harbor Marina

  • County Commissioners Address Derelict Vessel Issue in Keys

    Key West – Click for Chartview

    At the April 16 meeting of the Monroe County Commission in Key West, Commissioner George Neugent intends to outline proposals targeting the derelict vessel problem in the Florida Keys. Because of the expense involved with their removal, the issue of abandoned vessels, not only in the Keys but in all coastal harbors, has become a major problem for municipalities. The below linked article by Kevin Wadlow of KeysInfoNet.com reports on plans by Key West officials to deal with derelicts. The referenced Tug Tilly sank in March, see /?p=136965

    http://www.keysnet.com/2014/04/16/496194/following-the-sinking-of-an-81.html?sp=/99/106/

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Key West

  • Proof of Pumpout to be Required in Key West

    This is an important story for those to know who will be visiting Key West. What it boils down to, is that if you anchor, or pick up a mooring in Key West, this proposal would make it mandatory for cruisers to show proof of a recent waste pump-out before coming ashore by dinghy. Now, let me stress, such a regulation is made far LESS onerous courtesy of the fact that the city of Key West provides regular, FREE pump-outs to boats at anchor and on a mooring. Nevertheless, this new requirement is one of which NEW cruisers, and cruisers visiting Key West for the first time, need to be made aware. The issue of proof of pumpout has been a topic of discussion for cruisers for sometime now, see /?p=131066. The article linked below by Sean Kinney of KeysInfoNet.com outlines the proposed pumpout regulation for Key West cruisers.

    http://www.keysnet.com/2014/03/29/495799/city-owned-marina-likely-to-require.html?sp=/99/106/

    So what do those of us who don’t pumpout do (composting toilet)? The Keys seem to be doing everything in their power to drive away transient cruising boats.
    John Kettlewell

    Sooner or later, communities are going to get the message that all it takes to keep their waters clean of recreation boat waste, is a free pump out boat. Use some of those free flowing federal dollars for something that doesn’t benefit anyone but the taxpayers.
    Not many people will pump waste overboard if there is a feasible and reasonable alternative. But, everybody has to, sooner or later, if there isn’t.
    R. Holiman

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