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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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Gulf of Mexico, Capri Pass, aid to navigation destroyed

Date Posted: Jun 08, 2017

Capri Pass Light 3 (LLNR 16955) is destroyed. Wreckage is marked with a TRLB WR3, displaying Fl Q G, 4M characteristics in position 25-58-33.197N/081-45-22.232W. Mariners are advised to exercise caution while transiting the area.

Source: CG 7th District LNM 07232017

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Gulf of Mexico, New Pass, uncharted nav aids; Coast Guard recommends avoiding this channel.

Date Posted: Jun 08, 2017

Due to increased shoaling mariners are advised to use extreme caution when transiting offshore, New Pass, Sarasota, from New Pass Channel to New Pass Bascule Bridge. Due to frequent changing conditions, buoys are not charted in this channel. The U.S Coast Guard strongly recommends avoiding this channel if possible.

Source: CG 7th District LNM 07232017

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Gullivan Bay, Coon Key Light, nav aid destroyed

Date Posted: Jun 01, 2017

Coon Key Light (LLNR 16670) is destroyed. The wreckage is marked with a TRLB, Fl Q W. 4M in temporary position 25-52-54.210N/081-37-56.007W. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area.

Source: CG 7th District LNM 07222017

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FL: Charlotte Harbor, Peace River, aid to navigation destroyed

Date Posted: Jun 01, 2017

Peace River Daybeacon 22 (LLNR 21185) is destroyed. The remains may pose a hazard to navigation. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area.

Source: CG 7th District LNM 07222015

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Tampa Bay, Pass-A-Grille Channel, shoaling - UPDATE

Date Posted: May 25, 2017

Due to encroaching shoaling in a portion of Pass-A-Grille (3) Aids to Navigation have been temporarily converted and discontinued until further notice:
Pass-A-Grille Channel Light 6 (LLNR 25475) temporarily discontinued and converted to Pass-A-Grille Channel Light 7 Pass-A-Grille Channel Light 7 (LLNR 25480) temporarily converted to a DANGER SHOAL DAYBEACON

Original post: The U.S. Coast Guard has received reports of shoaling in the vicinity of Pass-A-Grille between Pass-A-Grille Daybeacon 7 (LLNR 25480) and Daybeacon 7B (LLNR 25490). Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area.

Source: CG 7th District LNM 07212017

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FL: Charlotte Harbor, Peace River, aid to navigation destroyed

Date Posted: May 25, 2017

Peace River Daybeacon 21 (LLNR 21180) is destroyed. Wreckage is marked with a TRLB WR21 with Fl Q G, 4M characteristics in position 26-57-55.591N/081-59-47.375W. Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area.

Source: CG 7th District LNM 07212017

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FL: Big Carlos Pass and New Pass, dredging

Date Posted: May 11, 2017

Coastal Dredging Company, Inc. will be performing dredging and marine construction operations in the vicinity of Big Carlos Pass . Coastal Dredging Company, Inc. will commence mobilization operations on or about May 5, 2017 and hydraulic dredging operations on or about May 15, 2017. Operations will occur in Big Carlos Pass Channel and New Pass Channel with submerged pipeline routed towards Ft. Myers Beach/Estero
Island and Big Hickory Island. The dredge Cletus will be dredging 24 hours a day and 7 days a week in the Big Carlos and New Pass Areas. While dredging, the vessels will be displaying lights and day boards as required, and may temporally impede the flow of traffic through the channel. The dredge "Cletus" will work on Channel 78 and monitor VHF Channel 16. Mariners are urged to use extreme caution in the area, transit at their slowest speed to minimize wake, and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made.

Source: CG 7th District LNM 07192017

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FL: Gasparilla Island, Boca Grande (Gasparilla) Swing Bridge, August closure for repairs

Date Posted: May 04, 2017

GIWW Mile: 34.3

The Coast Guard will allow the Gasparilla Island Bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway to remain closed to navigation from 7:00 a.m. on Monday, August 7 through 7:00 a.m. on Monday, August 14, 2017. This action is necessary as a recent inspection found parts moving on the bridge that were not designed to move. These repairs cannot be accomplished with the bridge in the open position as the bridge needs to be locked in place to complete these repairs. This closure may be rescheduled if a heavy weather event occurs. This bridge has a vertical clearance of 22 feet in the closed position. Vessels that can pass without an opening may do so at any time. For additional information, please contact the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority at (941) 697-2271

Source: CG 7th District LNM 07182017

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