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FL: Straits of Florida, Half Moon Shoal, proposed aids to navigation change

Date Posted: Aug 16, 2017

The following changes have been proposed to the Aids to Navigation System in Sand Key:
Halfmoon Shoal Light WR2 (LLNR 1085) will be changed to Halfmoon Shoal Lighted Buoy 2
All comments should be emailed to: D07-SMB-DPWPublicComments@uscg.mil with Halfmoon Shoal Proposed Changes as the subject line.
Comments can also be mailed to: Commander (DPW), Seventh Coast Guard District, 909 SE 1st Avenue (STE 406) Brickell Federal Plaza Bldg.
Miami FL 33131.

Source: CG 7th Disrict LNM 07332017

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FL: Anclote Key, aids to navigation change due to shoaling

Date Posted: Aug 16, 2017

Due to shoaling the following Aids to Navigation have been temporarily established and changed:
-Anclote Anchorage South Entrance Daybeacon 5 (LLNR 26085) temporarily converted into a DANGER SHOAL Daybeacon A
-Relocated TRUB 5 to position 28-08-43.057N / 082-50-25.787W
-Temporarily established Anclote Anchorage South Entrance Buoy 5A in position 28-09-01.288N / 082-50-12.673W
-Anclote Anchorage South Entrance Daybeacon 6 (LLNR 26095) temporarily converted into a DANGER SHOAL Daybeacon B
Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area.

Source: CG 7th District LNM 07332017

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FL: Charlotte Harbor, dredging in channel to Burnt Store Marina

Date Posted: Jul 27, 2017

Continuing until approximately mid-October, 2017 Burnt Store Marina will be dredging the entrance channel at approximate position 26-45.71N /82-04.20W. The anticipated start date is Friday August 4, 2017. A dredge barge will be working within the channel until project completion.
Operations will occur during day light hours. A floating dredge barge will remain in the water overnight and will be lighted as required. The dredge area will be surrounded by turbidity barriers at all times. Mariners are advised to use extreme caution while transiting the area. The project POC is Jaret Rodgers at: (941) 637-0083.

Source: CG 7th District LNM 07302017

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FL: Sarasota Bay, hazard to navigation

Date Posted: Jul 20, 2017

GIWW Mile: 65.3

Venice Inlet-Siesta Key Light 44 (LLNR 58155) is destroyed and submerged approximately 1 foot below the waterline. Wreckage has been marked with a TRLB displaying Fl Q R, 4NM characteristics in position 27-12-52.095N / 082-30-12.642W. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area.

Source: CG 7th District LNM 07292017

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FL: Keaton Beach, Daybeacon 12, nav aid destroyed

Date Posted: Jul 13, 2017

Keaton Beach Daybeacon 12 (LLNR 30645) reported destroyed. The steel pile wreckage may pose a hazard to navigation. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area.

Source: CG 7th District LNM 07282017

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FL: Boca Ciega Bay, nav aid destroyed

Date Posted: Jul 13, 2017

GIWW Mile: 117.0

Boca Ciega Bay Daybeacon 35 (LLNR 60915) is reported destroyed. The aid is leaning and poses a hazard to navigation. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area.

Source: CG 7th District LNM 07282017

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FL: Hernando Beach Channel, private nav aid destroyed

Date Posted: Jul 06, 2017

Private aid Hernando Beach Channel Daybeacon 4 (LLNR 27520) has been reported destroyed. The wreckage is sticking out above the waterline and may pose a hazard to navigation. Mariners are advised to exercise caution while transiting the area.

Source: CG 7th District LNM 07272017

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Hurricane Pass, missing day marker

Date Posted: Jul 05, 2017

GIWW Mile: 139.5

Red day beacon "14" in the channel locally known as Hurricane Pass is missing. This marker contained the heading to access Caladesi Island State Park. The marker is missing and possibly some portion of it is just below the surface of the water. Use extreme caution in this area.

Source: User

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Lemon Bay, Stump Pass, nav aids relocated

Date Posted: Jun 15, 2017

The Private Navigational Aids in Stump Pass Channel have been relocated due to the new channel alignment. The pass will be monitored for any changes and navigational aids will be relocated as necessary. Mariners are advised to exercise caution and use due care traversing Stump Pass Channel.

Source: CG 7th District LNM 07242017

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Old Tampa Bay, Howard Frankland Bridge, soil boring operations

Date Posted: Jun 15, 2017

American Consulting Professionals, LLC has advised the Coast Guard that they will be conducting geotechnical work for the future replacement of the existing northbound Howard Frankland Bridge. The proposed bridge will be located on the north (west) side of the existing bridge over Old Tampa Bay.

The project limits extend approximately 1-mile north and south of the existing bridges adjacent to the causeway and will involve boring in 61 locations throughout the project area. This project does not include any construction of the proposed bridge. The purpose of the Geotechnical work is to determine the type of material below the surface of the bay. No dredging or filling will occur, with the exception of the borings themselves, and no structures will be put in place.

All work will take place during daylight hours only beginning on an anticipated date no later than June 19, 2017 for a period of approximately 90 days. There will be two lift boats remaining in the water overnight, secured in place at the last boring location worked on until complete. The lift boats have onboard generators and full deck lighting which will run every night along with the typical onboard 12 volt system anchor lighting. During the night time hours, the lift boats will be well lit and are not expected to impact vessel navigation.

Additionally, there will be two blinking lights installed on each lift boat which are controlled by photo electrical cells and powered independently by its own internal batteries as added precaution in the case of a temporary loss of onboard electrical power. There will also be one 20'x40' support boat that will remain in the water over night and attached alongside one of the lift boats.

Contact American Consulting Professionals, LLC Point of Contact, Christopher Salicco at 813-494-2469 for further details.

Source: CG 7th District LNM 07242017

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