LNM: near GIWW MM 72 Dredging to Begin, New Pass, Sarasota, FL
New Pass which leads directly from the Gulf to the Sarasota waterfront and the entrance channel between the Entrance Light and Light 7 is constantly shifting.
FLORIDA – TAMPA BAY TO BLACKBURN BAY – NEW PASS ENTRANCE CHANNEL: Dredging Operations
Cottrell Contracting Corporation Dredge ROCKBRIDGE will be conducting dredging operations in New Pass Channel from June 1, 2021 to August 1, 2021. Dredging is to be conducted in New Pass Entrance Channel between Longboat Key and Lido Key. Dredging will be performed within the currently marked navigation channel and dredged in continuous fashion East to West. Approximately 6,000 feet of 20 -inch submerged pipeline is to be used for transportation of material, entering on the south west end of Longboat Key. Mariners are requested to stay clear of the dredge, pipelines, barge, derricks and operating wires about the dredge. All operators should be aware that the dredge and pontoon lines are held in place by cables, which are attached to anchors some distance from the dredge and pontoons. Buoys are attached to the anchors so that they may be moved as the dredge moves. Submerged lines should be avoided. Mariners are requested to exercise extreme caution when approaching, passing, and leaving the dredging plant. ROCKBRIDGE monitors VHF channels 13 and 16. Mariners are cautioned to remain a safe distance away from the dredge, booster, buoys, cables, pipeline, barges, derricks, wires and related equipment. Dredging operations will be conducted twenty-four (24) hours a day seven (7) days a week, all fishnets, crabpots and structures in the general area must be removed prior to commencement of any work, a slow NO WAKE speed is requested of transiting vessels. All vessels are requested to contact the dredge prior to passing. For further information, contact: Gray Cottrell, project manager at (757) 547-9611. Chart 11425 LNM 21/21