The Captain of the Port Sector Delaware Bay advises all mariners that the upper portion of Reedy Point South Anchorage (Anchorage #3) is now open to vessel anchorages. Dredging has been completed in the vicinity of the C&D Canal and has now shifted to the Eastern side of the Delaware River in New Castle Range.
Mariners are reminded that a combination of floating and submerged pipeline will be used. The dredge ESSEX will be standing by on channels 13 and 16 VHF-FM.
Traffic should call 30 minutes prior to expected time of passage.
Dredge operations are expected to continue 24 hours per day, until the completion of dredging operations.
Mariners are urged to use caution when transiting through the affected area. Questions about the dredging should be directed to the Waterways Management Department by calling (215) 271-4889 or (215) 271-4851. (For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at email@example.com) Source: U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Delaware Bay, Marine Safety Information Bulletin No.33-11 dated 6 Dec 2011.
New lateral mark beacon north-east of Hovell Pile
Mariners are advised that a new lateral mark beacon No.22 will be established north east of Hovell Pile in approximate position Latitude 38°19.6417’S, Longitude 144°54.2069’E (WGS 84) approximately 25 metres
outside the toeline of the channel.
Waterways Constructions pile driving barge “No.162” and “46 motorboat” will commence pile driving operations on or around Wednesday 7 December 2011 between 1100 and 1900 hours and will be positioned outside the toeline of the channel.
On completion of the pile driving operation, the pile will be temporarily lit overnight with a light having characteristics Q.R.1.5s
Updated information about the operation and the location of the work barge can be obtained during the specified working hours on:
– VHF Ch.12 direct from the barge, or through Lonsdale VTS; and
– Mobile telephone 0411 016 795
Mariners navigating in the vicinity shall proceed with extreme caution and reduce speed having due regard to the safety of the operation.
(For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at firstname.lastname@example.org)Source: Victorian Notice to Mariners No.144(T) / 11 dated 7 December 2011
Giants of the Bay swimming relay trial
The Port of Melbourne has advised that the trial for the Giants of the Bay swimming relay will take place on Saturday 10 December and Sunday 11 December between Point Lonsdale front beach and St. Kilda Marine.
The event will commence at Point Lonsdale front beach at 9am on 10 December and end at approximately 2pm on 11 December at St. Kilda Marina.
One boat, six swimmers and one doctor will participate, travelling coastally from Point Lonsdale to Port Arlington on 10 December, clear of shipping channels at all times. They will then travel coastally from Altona to St Kilda on 11 December, crossing Port Melbourne Channel at Breakwater (will radio Melboune VTS prior to crossing of Port Melbourne Channel Breakwater).
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