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VA: Great Bridge, Battlefield Blvd Bridge, out of service - UPDATE

Date Posted: Jun 23, 2017

AIWW Mile: 12.0

6/23/17 - Repairs are complete and the bridge is operating on its normal schedule.

6/22/17 - Repair work continues and the 6a.m. and 7 p.m. openings are still in effect.

6/20/17 - Waterway Guide called the bridge and repairs are ongoing. No estimated time of completion was given.

6/19/17: From Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads.

Mariners are advised that the Great Bridge Bridge, at mile 12 on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, was struck by lightning and will have limited openings until further notice. The Great Bridge Bridge has scheduled two daily openings; 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.  Any changes to the scheduled openings will be made via an updated Marine Safety Information Bulletin.

The bridge has a vertical clearance in the closed-to-navigation position of 5.4 feet above mean high water. Any vessel able to safely pass through the bridge may do so.  Mariners are advised to proceed with caution.

 

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, contact US Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Waterways Management Division at (757) 668-5580 or HamptonRoadsWaterway@uscg.mil.

6/19/17: The bridge is still not repaired and thus cannot operate on schedule. Parts to complete the repair are being flown in. Per the bridge tender this morning, there will be two openings a day until repairs are complete. These openings will occur at 6 am and 7 pm.

6/17/17: The Battlefield Blvd (SR168) is out of service due to a lightning strike on June 16. No estimated time for repair and return to service has been provided.

Source: On scene report

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CAUTION: St. Julian Creek, low power lines

Date Posted: Jun 21, 2017

AIWW Mile: 5.0

Do not mistake St. Julian Creek at Mile 4.9, for the ICW. A 45-foot-high overhead power cable crosses this creek. Beacons warning of the power cable were placed at the mouth of St. Julian Creek after several dismastings.


Source: Waterway Guide

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VA: Poquoson River, White House Cove, proposed aids to navigation changes

Date Posted: Jun 13, 2017

Recently Aids to Navigation Team Milford Haven established a Temporary Replacement Unlighted Buoy (TRUB) for White House Cove Daybeacon 1A (LLNR 13295). Due to shoaling in several areas of the Bennett Creek-Poquoson River and White House Cove the local construction is unable to access these areas for maintenance. The Coast Guard is proposing the following changes in White House Cove:
Remove White House Cove Daybeacon 1 (LLNR 13290) and replace with White House Cove Buoy 1WC (LLNR 13290).
Rename White House Cove (TRUB) 1A (LLNR 13295) to White House Cove Buoy 3 (LLNR 13295).
Remove White House Cove Daybeacon 2 (LL 13300) and replace with White House Cove Buoy 4 (LLNR 13300).
Interested Mariners and other stakeholders are strongly encouraged to comment on the potential impacts this proposal would have on navigational safety. You may provide feedback using the
U. S. Coast Guard Fifth District Waterway Data Sheet, available online at:
http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/lnms/D05%20LNM%202015%20Special%20Notice_Waterway_Proposal%20Feedback%20Form.pdf.
All comments will be carefully considered and are requested prior to July 24, 2017 to be considered in the analysis. Please reference project 05-17-085(D).
Send comments to CGD5Waterways@uscg.mil or mailed to:
U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District
Waterways Management (dpw)
431 Crawford Street, Room 100
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Attn: Albert Grimes

Source: CG 5th District LNM 05242017

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MD: Pocomoke River, proposed changes to aids to navigation

Date Posted: Jun 13, 2017

The Coast Guard is proposing making the following changes to the aids to navigation marking the Pocomoke River.

Relocate Pocomoke River Channel Buoy 2 (LLNR 22510) to approximate position 37 57 22.890N, 75 42 46.000W, maintained from Mar 15 to Dec 1.
Discontinue Pocomoke River Channel Buoy 3 (LLNR 22515).
Establish Pocomoke River Channel Daybeacon 3 (LLNR 22515) in approximate position 37 57 33.770N, 75 42 27.070W.
Relocate Pocomoke River Channel Buoy 4 (LLNR 22520) to approximate position 37 57 40.420N, 75 42 08.230W, maintained from Mar 15 to Dec 1.
Discontinue Pocomoke River Channel Buoy 5 (LLNR 22525).
Establish Pocomoke River Channel Daybeacon 5 (LLNR 22525) in approximate position at 37 57 48.580N, 75 41 50.860W.
Discontinue Pocomoke River Channel Buoy 7 (LLNR 22530).
Discontinue Pocomoke River Channel Buoy 8 (LLNR 22535).
Relocate Pocomoke River Channel Buoy 9 (LLNR 22540) to approximate position 37 57 56.370N, 75 41 30.480W and renumber to Buoy 7.
Discontinue Pocomoke River Channel Buoy 10 (LLNR 22545).
Discontinue Pocomoke River Channel Buoy 11 (LLNR 22550).
Relocate Pocomoke River Channel Buoy 12 (LLNR 22555) to approximate position 37 57 58.900N, 75 41 05.460W, maintained from Mar 15 to Dec 1 and renumber to Buoy 8.
Discontinue Pocomoke River Channel Buoy 13 (LLNR 22560).
Discontinue Pocomoke River Channel Buoy 14 (LLNR 22565).
Renumber Pocomoke River Channel Light 15 (LLNR 22570) to Light 9.

Relocate Pocomoke River Channel Buoy 17 (LLNR 22575) to 37 57 51.070N—75 40 15.650W, maintained from Mar 15 to Dec 1 and renumber to Buoy 11.
Discontinue Pocomoke River Channel Buoy 18 (LLNR 22580).
Discontinue Pocomoke River Channel Buoy 19 (LLNR 22585).
Renumber Pocomoke River Channel Light 20 (LLNR 22590) to Light 12.
Renumber Pocomoke River Channel Daybeacon 22 (LLNR 22595) to Daybeacon 14.
Renumber Pocomoke River Channel Light 23 (LLNR 22600) to Light 14.
Interested Mariners and other stakeholders are strongly encouraged to comment on the potential impacts this proposal would have on navigational safety. You may provide feedback using the U. S. Coast Guard Fifth District Waterway Data Sheet, available online at:

http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/lnms/D05%20LNM%202015%20Special%20Notice_Waterway_Proposal%20Feedback%20Form.pdf.

All comments will be carefully considered and are requested prior to July 25, 2017 to be considered in the analysis. Please reference project 05-

17-082(D).

Send comments to CGD5Waterways@uscg.mil or mailed to:

U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District
Waterways Management (dpw)
431 Crawford Street, Room 100
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Attn: Albert Grimes

Source: CG 5th District LNM 05242017

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VA: Mobjack Bay, North River, proposal to discontinue nav aid

Date Posted: Jun 06, 2017

North River Green Mansion Cove Junction Daybeacon GC (LLNR 14385) has been broken below the waterline and is temporarily marked with a lighted wreck buoy. After the wreckage has been removed the Coast Guard is proposing to discontinue North River Green Mansion Cove Junction Daybeacon GC (LLNR 14385). Interested Mariners and other stakeholders are strongly encouraged to comment on the potential
impacts this proposal would have on navigational safety. You may provide feedback using the U. S. Coast Guard Fifth District Waterway Data Sheet, available online at:
http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/lnms/D05%20LNM%202015%20Special%20Notice_Waterway_Proposal%20Feedback%20Form.pdf.
All comments will be carefully considered and are requested prior to July 17, 2017 to be considered in the analysis. Please reference project 05-17-084(D).
Send comments to CGD5Waterways@uscg.mil or mailed to:
U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District
Waterways Management (dpw)
431 Crawford Street, Room 100
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Attn: Albert Grimes

Source: CG 5th District LNM 05232017

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VA: Great Wicomico River, proposed changes to nav aids

Date Posted: Jun 06, 2017

The Coast Guard is proposing making the following changes to the aids to navigation marking the Great Wicomico River. These changes will allow the waterway users to better identify their location while navigating this waterway thus providing a safer transit.
Great Wicomico River Buoy 2 (LLNR 16195) change to Great Wicomico River Lighted Buoy 2 with a flashing 2.5 second red light and relocate to 37 48 06.700N—76 15 32.140W.
Great Wicomico River Buoy 3 (LLNR 16200) relocate to 37 47 55.170N—76 15 52.850W and will be replaced with a smaller buoy that will have a visual range on 1.4 Nm and radar range of 1.6 NM.
Great Wicomico River Warning Buoy (LLNR 16185) discontinue.
Great Wicomico River Wreck Light WR4 (LLNR 16245) establish at 37 48 10.490N—76 16 02.320W with a Quick flashing red light.
Great Wicomico River Buoy 4 (LLNR 16245) discontinue.
Great Wicomico River Lighted Buoy 6 (LLNR 16250) discontinue.
Great Wicomico River Light 6 (LLNR 16250) establish at 37 48 32.330N—76 17 18.720W with a flashing 2.5 second red light.
Cockrell Creek Light 1C (LLNR 16255) relocate to 37 49 09.360N—76 17 03.210W and change to a flashing 2.5 second green light.
Great Wicomico River Light 8 (LLNR 16280) change to Great Wicomico River Daybeacon 8 (LLNR 16280) and relocate to 37 49 07.230N—76 17 44.800W.
Great Wicomico River Light 9 (LLNR 16300) relocate to 37 49 29.250N—76 18 13.470W and change to a flashing 2.5 second green light.
Great Wicomico River Light 10 (LLNR 16330) change to Great Wicomico River Daybeacon 10 (LLNR 16330) and relocate to 37 49 49.750N—76 18
57.060W.
Great Wicomico River Light 11 (LLNR 16335) relocate to 37 50 56.340N—76 20 01.060W.
Interested Mariners and other stakeholders are strongly encouraged to comment on the potential impacts this proposal would have on navigational safety. You may provide feedback using the
U. S. Coast Guard Fifth District Waterway Data Sheet, available online at:
https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/lnms/D05%20LNM%202015%20Special%20Notice_Waterway_Proposal%20Feedback%20Form.pdf.
All comments will be carefully considered and are requested prior to July 17, 2017 to be considered in the analysis. Please reference project 05-17-083(D).
Send comments to CGD5Waterways@uscg.mil or mailed to:
U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District
Waterways Management (dpw)
431 Crawford Street, Room 100
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Attn: Albert Grimes

Source: CG 5th District LNM 05232017

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Dismal Swamp Canal Closed - UPDATE

Date Posted: Jun 02, 2017

 6/2/17: Mariners are advised that the U.S. Army Corps of Dregde MURDEN will be conducting dredging operations in the Dismal Swamp Canal (Route 2) of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Mile 10 to 10.6. Dredging operations are scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday June 16, 2017 through Thursday June 22, 2017.   

 

 5/8/17: NORFOLK, Va. -- Officials at the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have announced a goal of opening the Dismal Swamp Canal to its full 6-foot depth this summer before the winter snow birds head south.

 The canal, which was closed due to extensive damage from Hurricane Matthew in October, has ongoing debris and tree removal, and investigations of shoaling at many locations in the canal. Shoaling in the canal has reduced the depth to as little 1 foot in areas.

 Norfolk District engineers are using recent surveys of the canal to plot the 22 miles of the canal and the 3 miles of the feeder ditch. The data will be used to check for additional shoals and other obstructions.   Crews are currently dredging the canal at the Feeder Ditch using information from the canal survey.  They will then perform additional dredging at Turners Cut, south of the South Mills Lock, this summer.  The Norfolk District is also working with the Willington District to remove a small shoal in the Deep Creek Channel.

 

 

 

District engineers project the canal work at the Feeder Ditch work to take the longest; work there will be complete by late-June.

 

 

 

After canal repairs are completed, district engineers will evaluate whether to open the canal at a restricted depth until the 6-foot depth is achieved. 

 

 

 

At Lake Drummond and the Feeder Ditch, crews have repaired damaged buildings.  Additional work at Lake Drummond included repairs on the floating docks, roadway washout and the boat tram.  Damaged screens on picnic porches will be repaired in the winter.

 

 

 

Work on the Deep Creek Locks gates, which was scheduled before the storm, is progressing. Work on replacing the water control valves and deteriorated steel is ongoing and will be completed next week.  Final work and painting will then be done and the gates will be placed back into the lock in June. 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Norfolk District, Corps of Engineers

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VA: Potomac River, Bonum Creek, shoaling - UPDATE

Date Posted: May 30, 2017

5/30/17: Due to significant shoaling in Bonum Creek; least depth of less than 4’ MLLW, the Coast Guard converted the lateral aids to navigation to nonlateral aids to navigation. On or about June 5, 2017 the following changes will become permanent.

Bonum Creek Light 2B (LLNR 16880) rename to Bonum Creek Warning Light A (LLNR 16880) with a Fl W 2.5s light with new dayboards worded “DANGER SHOALING”.

Bonum Creek North Jetty Warning Daybeacon A (LL 16882) rename to North Jetty Warning Daybeacon B (LLNR 16882).

Bonum Creek Daybeacon 3 (LLNR 16885) rename to Bonum Creek Warning Daybeacon C (LLNR 16885) with new dayboards worded “DANGER SHOALING”.

Discontinue Buoy 3A (LLNR 16887).

Bonum Creek Daybecon 4 (LLNR 16890) rename to Bonum Creek Warning Daybeacon D (LLNR 16890) with new dayboards worded “DANGER SHOALING”.

Bonum Creek Warning Daybeacon (LLNR 16895) rename to Bonum Creek Warning Daybeacon E (LLNR 16895).

Bonum Creek Daybeacon 7 (LLNR 16897) rename to Bonum Creek Warning Daybeacon F (LLNR 16897) with new dayboards worded “DANGER Pile”.

Bonum Creek Daybeacon 8 (LLNR 16905) rename to Bonum Creek Warning Daybeacon G (LLNR 16905) with new dayboards worded “DANGER Pile”.

Bonum Creek Daybeacon 10 (LLNR 16910) rename to Bonum Creek Warning Daybeacon H (LLNR 16910) with new dayboards worded “DANGER Pile”.

5/23/17: U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Survey of Bonum Creek indicates shoaling, to less than 4 feet MLLW, in the channel between Bonum Creek Light 2B (LLNR 16880), Bonum Creek Channel Daybeacon 3 (LLNR 16885) and Bonum Creek Buoy 3A (LLNR 16887). All mariners are urged to use caution when transiting the area.
MD-NCR BNM 149-17.

Source: CG 5th District LNM 05212017

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VA: Salt Ponds entrance channel, shoaling

Date Posted: May 30, 2017

Shoaling has been reported in the channel into Salt Ponds, Hampton VA, just inside the stone jetty. Depths to 4 feet at low tide have been reported. This shoaling may be in addition to the shoaling reported on the Salt Ponds Marina Resort web site.

Click on the link below for Salt Ponds Marina Resort shoaling report.

http://saltpondsmarinaresort.com/SPMR_Inlet.pdf

 

 

Source: CG 5th District LNM 05222017

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VA: Chesapeake Bay, Occohannock Creek shoaling

Date Posted: May 23, 2017

The results of the Army Corps of Engineers Survey of 05 Apr 2017 show the shoal adjacent to Occohannock Creek Light 3 (LLNR 21700) has encroached approximately 50-100 yds into the channel. Depths of 3-5' at MLW. Shoaling to 2.8' MLW has been observed on the green side of the channel between Occohannock Creek Entrance Light 1 (LLNR 21695) and Occohannock Creek Light 3 (LLNR 21700).

Source: CG 5th District LNM 05212017

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