MILE 200.8 - L/D REPAIRS
Continuing until further notice the Melvin Price L/D (main chamber) in the vicinity of Mile 200.8, is closed for repairs. All vessels will be required to use the auxiliary chamber. Mariners may contact the L/D at (618) 462-1713 or via VHF-FM Channel 14, for additional information.
MILE 83.5 - AGROUND BARGES/SALVAGE OPERATION
Two barges have been reported aground in the vicinity of Mile 83.5, RDB. Salvage operations are ongoing. Mariners are requested to contact the M/V DAVE ANDERSON via VHF-FM Channel 13, 16 or 65, when approaching the area and to transit the area at their slowest safe speed to minimize their wake.
UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER - SUBSURFACE ROCK REMOVAL/TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT/REGULATED NAVIGATION AREA - UPDATE
Continuing until approximately 4/12/14, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has established a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) from Mile 109.9 to Mile 0.0. This RNA is to support USACE contracted subsurface rock removal operations in the Thebes, Illinois area and the management of vessel traffic during this work. Continuing until 4/12/14, ALL vessels that are fitted with an Automatic Information System (AIS) MUST have the system turned on and transmitting to assist the USCG in vessel traffic management. Various other vessel restrictions and/or requirements may be put in place, at different times, during this project. Specific requirements will vary based on the planned work and actual and forecasted river conditions. The current restrictions and requirements will be communicated via Broadcast Notice to Mariners (BNM’s) and through communications with the River Industry Action Committee (RIAC).
Channel Marker Status
Be aware that there may be other buoys off station/missing than the ones mentioned in this report. Mariners should use caution.
The Pathfinder will be dockside this week and next week.
Additional Risks / Concerns
Highs in the low 70s to the high 50s; lows in the mid 50s to the high 30s. Chance of rain Thurs. into Fri., and Sun. into Mon.
For additional info about New River Training Structures, see the link below:
For the most recent channel patrol and predredge surveys, see the link below:
The new electronic Navigation charts for the Upper Mississippi River are now available online for download or to order at the below link: http://www2.mvr.usace.army.mil/NIC2/
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