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

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

Great Lakes Water Levels Updates

Expected water levels on the Great Lakes for Jul 31, 2020. Connecting Channels and the St. Lawrence River, given in inches above (+) or below (-) Low Water Datum (LWD). LWD is a plane of reference used on a navigation chart. It is also known as chart datum. Great Lakes: Lake Ontario +39 Lake Erie Read More

Florida, Miami, Bridge Schedule Changes

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is authorized to temporarily deviate from the drawbridge operation regulation 33 CFR 117.261(mm-1) that governs the West 79th Street Bridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW), mile 1078.0, at Miami, Florida. Under this temporary deviation, the West 79th Street Bridge may remain closed to navigation from 12 p.m. July 27, Read More