Advisory on Non-Compliant AIS Devices

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION ISSUES ENFORCEMENT ADVISORY ON NONCOMPLIANT AIS DEVICES AUTOMATIC IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM (AIS) IS DESIGNED TO MITIGATE COLLISIONS AND ENHANCE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS BY EXCHANGING REAL-TIME VESSEL NAVIGATION INFORMATION AUTONOMOUSLY AND CONTINUOUSLY. AIS IS REQUIRED TO BE PROPERLY INSTALLED, MAINTAINED, AND USED – BUT FOREMOST, USERS SHOULD ENSURE THEY ARE BUYING A TRUE AIS AND Read More

Washington, Columbia River Lock Delays

Mariners using the navigation lock at McNary Lock and Dam, located at Columbia River Mile 292, will experience longer lockage times 17 Jun 2019 to 09 Sep 2019. During this period a contractor will be replacing one fill and one drain tainter valve at the lock. Average lockage time is estimated to be 60-75 minutes Read More

Washington State, Snake River, Lock Delays

Delay in lockage times at Little Goose navigation lock.  Mariners will continue to experience approximately a 20 minute delay in lockage time at the Little Goose navigation lock, at Snake River mile 70.3, due to a faulty tainter valve. Repair work is estimated to be complete on 25 Jul 2019. For additional information on this Read More

New York, Erie Canal, Bridge Maintenance

Notice to Mariners Erie Canal – Orleans, Monroe and Wayne Counties June 5, 2019 Mariners are advised that bridge washing activities have begun on New York State Department of Transportation bridges between Horan Road (E-209) in Village of Medina, Orleans County and Route 31  (E-99A) in Village of Lyons, Wayne County. There are 36 bridges to Read More

New York, Erie Canal Navigation Caution

Notice to Mariners Erie Canal – Frankfort June 7, 2019 Mariners are advised that a channel encroachment due to dredging operations exists at Sterling Creek, at buoy R532, just west of Lock E-19 Frankfort. Buoys have been added to this site to delineate the dredging area. When transiting this area use caution and proceed at Read More

Florida West Coast, Longboat Pass Bridge Restrictions

The Coast Guard has granted permission to Southern Road and Bridge, LLC contracted by the Florida Department of transportation (FDOT), to temporarily deviate from the drawbridge operation regulation 33 CFR 117.5, from June 10, 2019 to September 30, 2019 of the Longboat Pass (SR 789) Bridge. 33 CFR 117.5 governs the Longboat Pass Bridge, mile Read More