LNM: AICW MM 576 Dredging, Savannah River/AICW Intersection
Elba Island Cut is a maintained channel on the Georgia side of Savannah River across from Fields Cut in South Carolina.
GEORGIA – SAVANNAH RIVER AND WASSAW SOUND – SAVANNAH RIVER/AICW: Dredging operations.
On or about October 5, 2021 Goodloe Marine will begin dredging operations in the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW) at Elba Island Cut just south of the intersection of the AICW and the Savannah River in Georgia. The cutter dredge EXEL will be removing shoal material from the AICW and pumping the material thru a 20” submerged pipeline across the Savannah River to an upland spoil area on the north side of the Savannah River. Mariners are cautioned to pass dredge at an idle speed and be mindful of numerous buoys and floating pipelines in and near the navigation channel. The dredge can be contacted on channel 16 and 68 for passing instructions. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Ben Goodloe 813-355-7494. Dredging operations are expected to be complete by Nov 15, 2021. For further information, please contact the United States Coast Guard at (912) 247-0073. Chart 11512 LNM 39/21