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Delaware River, USA
Turkish Straits, Turkey
Shoaling in Chester Range
Monday, May 15, 2017, Delaware River, USA
The Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay, is notifying mariners of shoaling that has been reported in the Delaware River navigational channel, in Chester Range, at 39 deg. 49′ 33.8016″N, 75 deg. 22′ 39.8166″W.

Mariners are advised to use extreme caution when transiting this portion of the Chester Range as some depths at mean low low water could be hazardous to navigation. Minimum depth at this objects location is 39.1 feet at mean low low water.

Vessels drafting over 35 feet should avoid this area and transit around the object.

Dredging operations will be conducted within the next two weeks to reduce the shoaling to the Federal Channel Project depth of 40 feet. Vessels are requested to contact working vessels in this location on VHF Channel 16 and make safe passing arrangements no later than 1 hour prior to arrival at this location.

(For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com)

Source: U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Delaware Bay, Marine Safety Information Bulletin No.13-17 dated 12 May 2017

BMW Sailing Fest
Monday, May 15, 2017, Turkish Straits, Turkey
Traffic in the Bosphorus will be suspended between 11:00 and 16:00 hours local time on Saturday 20 May, due to the BMW Sailing Fest.

For information about operations in the Turkish Straits contact GAC Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

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