Tennessee River, Nickajack Lock Closures

Nickajack Lock will undergo a series of closures to perform repairs on the upper and lower lock gates. The lock will undergo a complete closure between 15 September 2020 at 06:00 A.M. and 01 October 2020 at 06:00 P.M. The lock will temporarily reopen on 01 October 2020 at 06:00 P.M. and will last until Read More

New York State Canal System, Erie Canal Bridge Maintenance

From July 17 through December 1, 2020, between the hours of 0700 and 1600, Monday through Friday, contractors will utilize snooper trucks under the E-120 O’Neal Road/ Quaker Road Bridge at Mile 238.34 over the Erie Canal. Spotters will warn of approaching vessels and move the man lift(s) to allow vessels to pass. From September Read More

Florida Keys, Ten Thousand Islands, Everglades National Park Hazards

Numerous Aids to Navigation throughout Everglades National Park remain missing or damaged within the park boundaries as a result of Hurricane Irma. Mariners should use extreme caution when transiting park waters. Repairs to ATON and the removal of submerged debris/uncharted wrecks will not be completed until Fall of 2020. For more information contact Everglades National Read More

Florida, Key West, Fleming Cut, Hazard to Navigation

A segment of exposed pipeline has been reported in Fleming Key Cut between 24-34.04337N/081-47.58584W and 24-34.04776N/081-47.57103W on the northeast side of Fleming channel approximately 750 feet east of the Fleming Key Bridge. Key West Pipeline Co. has engaged a contractor for the restoration of cover project and will proceed to restore coverage to the partially Read More

Bahamas Travel Restrictions Due To Covid-19

The Government of The Bahamas has issued a variety of travel restrictions and other measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. Key highlights include (more details on each are below): ENTRY REQUIREMENTS for ALL TRAVELERS STRICTLY ENFORCED 14-DAY QUARANTINE for ALL VISITORS  INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL STOPS JULY 28 NATIONWIDE WEEKEND LOCKDOWNS NATIONAL DAILY CURFEW GRAND BAHAMA-SPECIFIC MEASURES Read More

Florida, Coast Guard sets port condition Whiskey for Port of Canaveral

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Effective 4 p.m. Thursday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set port condition X-ray for the Port of Canaveral due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Tropical Storm Isaias that may arrive within 48 hours. These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations Read More

Florida, Hurricane Isaias Shifts Toward State

The first hurricane to threaten South Florida this season will come dangerously close Saturday, with forecasters unsure whether Hurricane Isaias will strike the state directly or follow the well-trodden path of storms that run parallel to the coast. Hurricane watches and warnings went up across South Florida late Friday afternoon, as the predicted track of Read More

GPS Reliability Threatened.

A controversial order by the Federal Communications Commission, which slipped through in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, could threaten the reliability of hundreds of millions of GPS units, according to BoatU.S., the nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters. BoatU.S. says an April 22 decision by the Federal Communications Commission to give mobile Read More

New York, Cayuga-Seneca Canal Update

NOTICE TO MARINERS CAYUGA-SENECA CANAL UPDATE July 31, 2020  The New York State Canal Corporation announced today the following update: Cayuga – Seneca Canal Construction activities continue at Lock CS-2/3 (Seneca Falls) – expected opening is now Friday, August 7, 2020. The Canal system is scheduled to close to navigation on October 14, 2020. The Read More