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