Opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway 2009 Season

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway 2009 navigation season is scheduled to take place on the following dates and times:
    • Montreal / Lake Ontario March 31, 2009 - 0800 hours (D.S.T.)
    • Welland Canal March 31, 2009 - 0800 hours (D.S.T.)

Vessel transits will be subject to weather and ice conditions. Restrictions may apply in some areas until lighted navigation aids have been installed.

Sault Ste. Marie Locks and Canals United States Soo Locks will open March 25. Allowable Draft
In the Montreal / Lake Ontario Section, the draft will be 26 ft 3 inches until the South Shore Canal is ice-free or April 15th, whichever occurs first, at which time, if water levels are favorable, the draft will be increased to 26 ft 6 inches for all vessels. In addition, there will be zero tolerance for ship's draft in excess of 26 ft 6 inches.

Mariners are reminded that for ships loaded to a draft greater than 26 ft 3 inches, speeds will be monitored carefully between St. Lambert Lock and St. Nicolas Island.

In the Welland Canal, a maximum allowable draft of 26 ft 6 inches will be in effect from the start of the navigation season for all vessels. In addition, there will be zero tolerance for vessel drafts in excess of 26 ft 6 inches.

Please note that, for vessels loaded to a draft greater than 26 ft 3 inches, speeds will be monitored carefully between the upper entrance to Lock 7 and former Bridge 12 in order to reduce bank erosion in this area.

Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Navigation

DP World Receives 1st Scheduled Vessel at New Terminal

DP World has yesterday welcomed the first scheduled vessel to call at its new Container Terminal 3 in Jebel Ali, Dubai, as it gears up to serve customers at the state-of-the-art facility.

Sunken Barge Salvage Stops Traffic on Chicago River

The U.S. Coast Guard said it is restricting vessel traffic on the Chicago River to allow for salvage of a sunken barge. All cargo has been removed from the sunken

Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0940 sec (11 req/sec)