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    • Eastern 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 Eastern 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 LNM extracts are listed below in chronological order, based on publishing date.

    • NAV ALERT: LNM: ICW Daybeacon 49 Destroyed, FL AICW Statute Mile 931, 12/13/2018


      This destroyed ICW daybeacon is on the east side the Waterway’s path through Indian River between Cape Canaveral and St Lucie Inlet.

      FLORIDA – AICW – PALM SHORES TO WEST PALM BEACH – INDIAN RIVER (SOUTH SECTION): Hazard to Navigation
      Indian River (South Section) Daybeacon 49 (LLNR 43495) is destroyed. Composite pile is laying flat on the bottom. A TRLB “WR49” displaying Fl Q G characteristics is on scene. Chart 11472 LNM 50/18

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    • LNM: Safety Zone around SpaceX Rocket, east of Canaveral, FL

      This two-mile radius safety zone is east of Cape Canaveral.

      Coast Guard issues safety broadcast after SpaceX rocket lands in water


      U.S. Coast Guard stock photo

      JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard issued a Safety Marine Information Broadcast (SMIB) Wednesday after the SpaceX rocket “Falcon 9” landed in the water off the coast of Cape Canaveral.

      The SMIB instructs all mariners to remain a minimum of two nautical miles away from the rocket.

      A Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral 45-foot Response Boat – Medium crew is on scene monitoring while SpaceX is implementing their response plan.

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    • LNM: Dredging Underway, Fort Pierce Harbor, FL AICW Statute Mile 966


      Fort Pierce City Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR and the site of this dredging project, is located west of the Waterway, just south of the Fort Pierce high-rise bridge and well north of unlighted daybeacon #188.

      FLORIDA – FORT PIERCE HARBOR – FORT PIERCE INLET INNER HARBOR – FORT PIERCE CITY MARINA CHANNEL: Dredge Operations.
      Gator Dredging has commenced dredge operations November 28, 2018 until approximately April 30, 2019 in Fort Pierce within and directly adjacent to the Fort Pierce City Marina and leading into the AICW. Operations will run 24/7 and the Dredge GATOR SWINGING DRAGON will monitor CHF channels 16 & 68. Mariners are urged to use extreme caution in the area, transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake, and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made. Floating and submerged high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipeline associated with the hydraulic dredging operations of the marina and channel will be utilized. Pipeline, work vessels, temporary mooring piles, and buoys will be visibly lighted and marked according to Coast Guard regulations and will be in the area until all work is complete and can change configuration daily. PORTIONS OF THE FORT PIERCE CITY BOAT RAMP WILL BE CLOSED AND UNAVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC USE DURING THIS PROJECT as it will be used as a staging site for the dredging operations. For futher information contact Bret Sapp, Project Manager at (727) 798-0238 or Keith Ayers, Project Superintendent at (815) 315-3255. Chart 475 LNM 49/18

      Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Marina Directory Listing For Fort Pierce City Marina

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    • NAV ALERT: LNM: Destroyed ICW Daybeacon 63, Lake Wyman, FL Statute Mile 1047, 11/21/2018


      This destroyed ICW daybeacon is on the east side of the Waterway immediately south of the southern tip of Lake Wyman and north of Boca Raton.

      FLORIDA – WEST PALM BEACH TO MIAMI – LAKE WYMAN: Hazard to Navigation
      Lake Wyman Daybeacon 63 (LLNR 47145) is destroyed with 2ft of the wreckage sticking up out of the water. Wreckage is marked with a TRLB WR63 displaying FL Q G, 4M characteristics in position 26-21-39.032N / 080-04-25.128W (26°21.6505N / 080°4.4188W, 26.360842 / -80.073647) .
      Chart 11467 LNM 47/18

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    • NAV ALERT: LNM: AICW Light 64 Destroyed, FL Statute Mile 789, 11/21/2018


      North of Matanzas Inlet, this destroyed ICW light is on the west shoulder of the channel behind Crescent Beach.

      FLORIDA – AICW – TOLOMATO RIVER – PALM SHORES – MATANZAS RIVER: Hazard to Navigation
      Matanzas River Light 64 (LLNR 39465) is destroyed. The concrete pile is marked with a TRLB displaying Fl R 4s, 5M characteristics. Chart 11485 LNM 47/18

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Mile 789

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    • LNM: Waterway Dredging to begin, Sawpit Creek, FL AICW Statute Mile 730


      This section of the Waterway south of Fernandina Beach, FL through Sawpit Creek is frequently shoaled and was last dredged in November of 2013. As noted below, keep a close watch for dredging equipment as you cruise through Sawpit Creek and be sure to proceed along at idle speed!

      FLORIDA – AICW – ST SIMONS SOUND – TOLOMATO RIVER – SAWPIT CREEK: 12- Foot Dredge Project
      Southwind Construction will commence dredge operations November 26, 2018 until approximately April 1, 2019 in the AICW Nassau-Duval Counties, Cuts 24, 25, 26, 27, 27A and 27C with fill placement to F.I.N.D. Upland Disposal Area DMMA DU-2 and Amelia Island. Submerged and floating pipeline associated with dredging operation; use extreme caution in the area. Mariners are urged to transit at the slowest safe speed to minimize wake, and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made. Pipeline and vessels will be visibly lighted. While working in
      Cuts 27A, & 27C, submerged pipeline will be positioned from the active dredging area along the east shoreline of the AICW to the Amelia Island Beach Fill Placement Area. In all other locations, the submerged pipeline will traverse along the landward edges of Sawpit Creek to upland placement area DMMA DU-2 in addition to the Amelia Island Beach Fill Placement Area. DMMA DU-2 is located immediately adjacent to Sawpit Creek at Black Hammock Island. Operations will run 24/7the Dredge WILKO and workboats PROUD MARY and MISS LEANNE will monitor VHF channels 13 and 16, working channel 78. See enclosure section for pipeline route and beach disposal area. For more information contact David Lynn (812) 455-1770, Jim Jones (662) 614-6564 or Southwind (812) 867-7220 Chart 11489
      LNM 47/18

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    • LNM: Phone Numbers for Florida Lock Operators

      If you lock through Canaveral or the Okeechobee Waterway, please put the numbers for the Corps locks into your phone. Remember to listen to any direction offered by the lock operator to ensure everyone’s safety as you lock through! Our thanks to Officer Erica Skolte for this information and advice.

      W.P. Franklin Lock 239-694-5451
      Ortona Lock 863-675-0616
      Moore Haven Lock 863-946-0414
      Port Mayaca Lock 561-924-2858
      St. Lucie Lock 772-287-2665
      Canaveral Lock 321-783-5421

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    • LNM: Closure, 6:00 – 8:30 AM, Nov 11, Las Olas Boulevard Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 1064, Ft. Lauderdale, FL


      The Las Olas Boulevard Bridge with a closed vertical clearance of 31ft crosses the Waterway at Statute Mile 1064, south of AICW marker #8.

      FLORIDA – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – WEST PALM BEACH TO MIAMI – NEW RIVER – EAST LAS OLAS AVENUE
      BRIDGES: Bridge Closure.
      The East Las Olas Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida will be closed to navigation from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2018 to facilitate the Annual 13.1 Ft Lauderdale Half Marathon event. Vessels that may pass through the bridge without an opening may do so at any time.
      Ref: LNM 44-18 Chart: 11467

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    • LNM: Temporary Variation, North Fort Pierce Bridge, Fort Pierce, FL, AICW Statute Mile 965


      With a closed vertical clearance of 26ft, the Fort Pierce North Bridge crosses the Waterway in Fort Pierce.

      FLORIDA – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – PALM SHORES TO WEST PALM BEACH – INDIAN RIVER – FORT PIERCE
      NORTH CAUSEWAY A1A (BANTY SAUDERS) BRIDGE: Rulemaking.
      The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Fort Pierce North Causeway A1A Bridge (Banty Sanders) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), mile 964.8 at Fort Pierce, St Lucie County FL. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. This deviation will allow the bridge to remain in the closed to navigation position from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Fort Pierce North Causeway A1A Bridge (Banty Sanders) across the AICW, mile 964.8 in Fort Pierce, St Lucie County, FL is a bascule bridge. It has a vertical clearance of 26 feet at mean high water in the closed position and a horizontal clearance of 90 feet. The bridge currently operates under CFR 117.5. There has been a large increase in vehicular traffic over the bridge in recent years due to large areas along the beach being developed for residential homes. This test deviation would provide for the bridge to operate on an advertised schedule for openings. The draw shall open on signal; except that, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday except Federal Holidays, Saturdays and Sundays, the draw will open three times per hour: on the hour, 20 minutes past the hour and 40 minutes past the hour. Vessels in distress, public vessels of the United States, and tugs with tows must be passed at any time. This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on September 1, 2018 to 7 a.m. on February 28, 2019. You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-2018-0729 using Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. If you have questions on this test deviation, call or e-mail LT Samuel Rodrigues-Gonzalez, Sector Miami Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 305-535-4307, e-mail Samuel.Rodriguez-Gonzalez@uscg.mil. Ref: LNM 35-18 through 08-19 Chart: 11485

      Click Here To View the East Florida Cruisers’ Net Bridge Directory Listing For N Fort Pierce Bridge

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      Area Sponsoring Marina
      Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Marina Directory Listing For Fort Pierce City Marina

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    • LNM: Midge Barge, Lake Monroe, St Johns River, upstream of Jacksonville, FL


      A Midge Barge! Well, this is a new one to me, however, if you find yourself cruising the St Johns after dark, this would be startling to encounter.

      FLORIDA – ST. JOHNS RIVER – LAKE MONROE – STONE ISLAND: Indefinite Midge Barge
      Until further notice there is a barge located approximately 300ft off Stone Island in Lake Monroe Florida, in approximate position 28-50.59N, 81-14.51W (28°50.5900N / 081°14.5100W, 28.843167 / -81.241833) . The barge lies in about two feet of water and is in an idle zone. The barge lighting is a center mast mooring light with two-barricade style flashing lights at the front and back of the center mast. The barge is a decoy lighting source to keep midges (blind mosquitoes) away from residences on the shoreline, in addition from 7:00pm to 3:00am there are also four solar powered LED lights shining on 4×8 panels. For further information, contact William Greening at (386) 663-5466. Chart 11495 LNM 43/18

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    • LNM: Okeechobee Lock Procedures in Hurricane Conditions

      Let’s hope we never need this information, but it should definitely be included in your Hurricane Procedures folder.

      OKEECHOBEE AND CANAVERAL LOCK OPERATIONS DURING TROPICAL STORMS AND HURRICANES: EFFECTIVE:08/26/2018 00:00 thru 12/31/2018 24:00 EST (REFERENCES: a. 33 CFR Navigation and Navigable Waters
      Notice to Navigation – 72 hours prior to a Tropical Storm or Hurricane making local landfall locks will be open 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM supporting vessel safe harbor passage. Lock operations will stop 8 hours prior to land fall as Rail Road and Drawbridges will be lowered or rotated and locked into a secure position. It’s important that all vessels are at their intended destination before bridges are secured as passage across the waterway suspended.
      For Lock Operator safety the locks will:
      1. Stop locking vessels or working outdoors if lightning is observed within five miles of the lock and operations will not resume until lightning has not been seen in the area for 30 minutes.
      2. Stop locking vessels when winds exceed 35 MPH.
      After a storm it could be days or weeks before the waterway is reopen depending on damage to structures and how quickly debris creating navigation hazards can be removed.
      For up to date Lock information contact the shift operator 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM at;
      Canaveral Lock 321-783-5421
      St Lucie Lock & Dam 772-287-2665
      Port Mayaca Lock & Dam 561-924-2858
      Moore Haven Lock & Dam 863-946-0414
      Ortona Lock & Dam 863-675-0616 WP
      Franklin Lock & Dam 239-694-5451
      Chart 11428 11478 LNM 35/18

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    • LNM: Schedule Variation, North Fort Pierce Bridge, Fort Pierce, FL, AICW Statute Mile 965


      With a closed vertical clearance of 25ft, the Fort Pierce North Bridge crosses the Waterway in Fort Pierce.

      FLORIDA – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – PALM SHORES TO WEST PALM BEACH – INDIAN RIVER – FORT PIERCE
      NORTH CAUSEWAY A1A (BANTY SAUDERS) BRIDGE: Rule Making.

      The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Fort Pierce North Causeway A1A Bridge (Banty Sanders) across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), mile 964.8 at Fort Pierce, St Lucie County FL. This deviation will test a change to the drawbridge operation schedule to determine whether a permanent change to the schedule is needed. This deviation will allow the bridge to remain in the closed to navigation position from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Fort Pierce North Causeway A1A Bridge (Banty Sanders) across the AICW, mile 964.8 in Fort Pierce, St Lucie County, FL is a bascule bridge. It has a vertical clearance of 26 feet at mean high water in the closed position and a horizontal clearance of 90 feet. The bridge currently operates under CFR 117.5. There has been a large increase in vehicular traffic over the bridge in recent years due to
      large areas along the beach being developed for residential homes. This test deviation would provide for the bridge to operate on an advertised schedule for openings. The draw shall open on signal; except that, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday except Federal Holidays, Saturdays and Sundays, the draw will open three times per hour: on the hour, 20 minutes past the hour and 40 minutes past the hour. Vessels in distress, public vessels of the United States, and tugs with tows must be passed at any time. This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on September 1, 2018 to 7 a.m. on February 28, 2019. You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-2018-0729 using Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. If you have questions on this test deviation, call or e-mail LT Samuel Rodrigues-Gonzalez, Sector Miami Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone 305-535-4307, e-mail Samuel.Rodriguez-Gonzalez@uscg.mil. Chart 11485 LNM 35/18

      Click Here To View the East Florida Cruisers’ Net Bridge Directory Listing For N Fort Pierce Bridge

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    • LNM: Nightly Closures, 7PM-7AM, Musson/Coronado Beach Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 845


      With a closed vertical clearance of 24ft (reduced to 21ft during this maintenance), Coronado Beach Bridge crosses the Waterway in New Smyrna Beach.

      FLORIDA – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – TOLOMATO RIVER TO PALM SHORES – GEORGE MUSSON/CORONADO
      BEACH/NORTH CSWY (SR44) BRIDGE: Special Regulation/Bridge Repairs

      The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the George Musson/Coronado Beach (SR44) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 845, New Smyrna Beach, FL from August 13, 2018 through December 15,2018. Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) via Southern Road and Bridge LLC, has requested this temporary deviation from the operation. This deviation is necessary to facilitate the painting of the bridge and safety of the work crew. The bridge is a single-leaf bascule bridge and has a vertical clearance in the closed to navigation position of 24 feet at mean high water. The vertical clearance of the bridge will be reduced by 3 feet to 21 feet mean high water through the completion of the painting project in December of 2018. Under this temporary deviation, the bridge will remain in the closed to navigation position from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly Sunday through Friday. The bridge will open every 3 hours at 10 p.m. 1 a.m. 4 a.m. and 7 a.m. with a one (1) hour advance notification. For further details contact Mr. Scott Lawrence at 903-821-4884 with Southern Road & Bridge LLC. For waterways related questions, contact Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Waterways at (904) 714-7631 or via email at Jeremy.S.Bailey@uscg.mil. Chart 11485 LNM 33/18

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    • LNM: ICW Shoaling Reported, South Amelia River, AICW Statute Mile 726


      ICW Buoy 34 sits on the northern shoulder of the Waterway at the southern end of a narrow channel of the South Amelia River.

      FLORIDA – AICW – ST SIMONS SOUND – TOLOMATO RIVER – SOUTH AMELIA RIVER: Shoaling
      The U.S. Coast Guard has observed shoaling in South Amelia River in the vicinity of South Amelia River Daybeacon 34 (LLNR 38100) in position 30-34-15.435N / 081-28-00.227W (30°34.2572N / 081°28.0038W, 30.570954 / -81.466730) . The shoal has extended southwest in the channel.
      Chart 11489 LNM 33/18

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    • LNM: Reminder of Indian River Shoaling at AICW Statute Mile 967


      This Week 29 Local Notice serves as a reminder of shoaling that has been around and reported for several years, see https://cruisersnet.net/157095.

      FLORIDA – AICW – PALM SHORES TO WEST PALM BEACH – INDIAN RIVER SOUTH SECTION: Temporary Aid Established to Mark Shoal.
      Indian River (South Section) Temp Lighted Buoy 188A has been established to mark an encroaching shoal from the west. The channel depth is approximately 2 feet MLW. The TRLB in position 27-26-57.691N / 080-18-53.059W (27°26.9615N / 080°18.8843W, 27.449359 / -80.314739) is displaying Fl Q R, 3M characteristic. Chart 11472 LNM 29/18

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    • LNM: Dredging to Begin, Ponce de Leon Inlet, near AICW Statute Mile 839


      The “Ponce” is a popular, heavily traveled inlet which intersects the Waterway at Statute Mile 839.5, with a second southerly intersection near St. M. 843. This long-term dredging project in this inlet is always welcomed.

      FLORIDA – TOLOMATO RIVER TO PALM SHORES – PONCE DE LEON INLET: Dredge Operations
      Cavache Inc. will commence dredge operations just over four miles in the AICW in the vicinity of Ponce De Leon Inlet in Volusia County, Florida. The operation will include the discharge of sediments into an off shore disposal area approximately two miles south of the inlet and approximately 1000 foot off shore. Mobilization of equipment and pipeline set up is expected to begin in the July 10, 2018 and dredging approximately August 2018. The dredge will be disposing of the material via floating, submerged and landward pipelines at an off shore disposal area, as well as, the USACE District owned MSA 434 Site. Portions of the pipeline closest to the dredge will remain floating and will be marked with flashing lights at night. The remaining pipeline will run on the beach or will be submerged. Mariners are urged to stay clear of the area between the beach and the dredge to avoid potential interference with the pipeline. Mariners are also urged to take caution around working vessels and keep wake to a minimum. The dredge MAYA CAELYN will monitor VHF channels 16, 79 and 13. Project approximate completion May 20, 2019. For further information contact Cavache at (954) 943-8550. See enclosure section for the project limits. Chart 11485 LNM 25/18

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    • LNM: Florida Bridge Closures for July 4th Fireworks

      There will be a number Waterway bridges that close to navigation due to fireworks celebrations which typically run from 9 PM to 11PM. Slow speed and extreme caution is recommended for spectator boats, especially following the displays. These three are listed in week 24/18 of District 7 Local Notices. More are sure to follow.

      Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s Eastern Florida Bridge Directory Listing For Bridge of Lions

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      Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Lake Ave Bridge

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      Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For NE 14th St Bridge

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    • LNM: Repairs on East Camino Real Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 1048, Boca Raton, FL


      Our thanks to Chris for this notice. The repairs are projected to be completed by October 9. Stay tuned for further updates. With a closed vertical clearance of 9ft, East Camino Real Bridge-crosses the ICW south of flashing daybeacon #67.

      The bridge is having maintenance done, will be stuck in the up position, any vessel over 40 ft in length or wider than 15 ft will need to contact the project manager for the bridge to arrange passage. As of 4-24-2018 they are requiring 6 hours notice to relocate the barge during business hours. 0900-1800
      Chris

      And here is the related Local Notice projecting an April 2019 completion date:

      FLORIDA – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – WEST PALM BEACH TO MIAMI – BOCA CLUB, CAMINO REAL BRIDGE:
      Bridge Repair.

      Construction on the Boca Club, Camino Real Bridge mile 1048.2 on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at Boca Raton, Florida will begin April 12th, 2018. This work is scheduled to be completed April 12th, 2019. Onsite work will be performed Monday through Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm, with no work on Sunday. This work will consist of the following:
      1.) Repairs to the existing structural steel members.
      2.) Demolition of the Approach Spans to the East and West of the Bridge.
      3.) Reconstruction of the Existing Fender System
      4.) Demolition of the existing tender house. Reconstruction of a new tender house on the north-east side of the bridge.
      Impacts to Mariners will include a limited horizontal clearance through the bridge. The main channel will be reduced from approximately 85’ to 40’ due to construction equipment within the main channel. Mariners should maintain a slow speed and minimum wake through this construction area. For waterways questions, call or e-mail LT Ruth Sadowitz, Coast Guard Sector Miami, FL, Waterways Management Division, telephone 305-535-4307, email ruth.a.sadowitz@uscg.mil.

      UPDATE:
      The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Camino Real (Boca Club) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1048.2, at Boca Raton, FL. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the bridge rehabilitation project. This deviation allows the bridge single-leaf operations with advanced notice for a full bridge opening. This deviation is effective without actual notice from April 24, 2018 through 7 p.m. on October 9, 2018. Infrastructure South Co., on behalf of the bridge owner, Palm Beach County, has requested a temporary deviation from the current operating regulation that governs the Camino Real (Boca Club) Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 1048.2, at Boca Raton, FL. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the bridge rehabilitation project. The existing bridge is a double-leaf bascule bridge with a vertical clearance of 10 feet at mean high water in the closed to navigation position and a horizontal clearance of 83 feet between the fender system. The existing bridge operating regulation is set out in 33 CFR 117.261(aa-1). Under this temporary deviation, on April 23, 2018 through October 9, 2018, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, the bridge will operate on single-leaf openings with a 6-hour advanced notice for a full opening. During non-working hours, the bridge will operate per the normal bridge operating schedule. The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway is used by a variety of vessels including U.S. government vessels, small commercial vessels, recreational vessels and tugs and barge traffic. The Coast Guard has carefully considered the restrictions with waterway users in publishing this temporary deviation. Vessels able to pass through the bridge in the closed position may do so at anytime. The bridge will not be able to provide a full opening for emergencies and there is no immediate alternate route for vessels to pass. The Coast Guard will also inform the users of the waterways through our Local and Broadcast Notices to Mariners of the change in operating schedule for the bridge so that vessel operators can arrange their transits to minimize any impact caused by the temporary deviation. The docket for this deviation, USCG-2018-0356 is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the “SEARCH” box and click “SEARCH”. Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this deviation. If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or e-mail LT Ruth Sadowitz, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Miami, Waterways Management Division; telephone 305-535-4307, email; ruth.a.sadowitz@uscg.mil.
      Ref: LNM 14-18 through 17-18 Chart: 11467

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    • LNM: Shoaling Reported, Matanzas River, north of Matanzas Inlet, AICW Statute Mile 792


      FLORIDA – AICW – TOLOMATO RIVER – PALM SHORES – MATANZAS RIVER: Shoaling
      Shoaling is protruding into the channel approximately 100 yards from the east to the west between Matanzas River Buoy 81A (LLNR 39535 [29°43.1379N / 081°14.7468W, 29.718965 / -81.245780]) and Matanzas River Buoy 81C (LLNR 39539 [29°42.8826N / 081°14.8003W, 29.714710 / -81.246672]). Aids have been relocated and re-established to shift the channel to the west to mark 8 feet at MLW.
      -Matanzas River Buoy 81A (LLNR 39535 [29°43.1379N / 081°14.7468W, 29.718965 / -81.245780]) relocated to position 29-43-05.621N / 081-14-47.006W (29°43.0937N / 081°14.7835W, 29.718228 / -81.246391)
      -Matanzas River Buoy 81B (LLNR 39537 [29°42.9289N / 081°14.7680W, 29.715482 / -81.246133]) relocated to position 29-42-58.118N / 081-14-49.107W (29°42.9686N / 081°14.8184W, 29.716144 / -81.246974)
      -Matanzas River Buoy 81C (LLNR 39539 [29°42.8826N / 081°14.8003W, 29.714710 / -81.246672]) re-established and relocated to position 29-42-52.526N / 081-14-45.797W (29°42.8755N / 081°14.7633W, 29.714591 / -81.246055)
      -Matanzas River Buoy 81D (LLNR 39540 [29°42.8174N / 081°14.7373W, 29.713623 / -81.245622]) remains temporarily discontinued (LNM 16/17)
      Chart 11485 LNM 15/18

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