Update & Nav Warning: Upper Mississippi Rock Removal

MarineLink.com
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Rock Removal information: Image courtesy of the contractors

The Big River Coalition provides the following update on progress made by the contractors on the ongoing “Rock Removal” (pinnacle rock) project being conducted on the Upper Mississippi River (UMR) in the vicinity of Thebes, IL., as well as navigational warnings issued.

The contractor has completed work at locations C-105 and C-106.  Surveys are being preformed at locations: C-107, C-108, C-109 to verify that the contracted amount of material has been removed before declaring these sites are complete.  

The contractor was working at location C-100 (Approximately Mile 44.6 UMR) this morning before breaking a hydraulic fitting and stopping the removal operations to conduct repairs. The Coast Guard began moving traffic in one direction once the equipment was moved out of the channel and later opened the channel to normal transits. The contractor will not have repairs done in time to resume at 0630 as scheduled so the Coast Guard will keep traffic moving until the removal equipment is on scene.

The Coast Guard established a Regulated Navigation Area from Mile 0.0 UMR to Mile 109.9 UMR in order to promote safe vessel transits around this project.  The full channel closures began yesterday (Monday, February 3, 2014) and are scheduled from 0630 hours to 1830 hours, Monday through Saturday.  The contractor estimated 9 days to complete this location without breakdowns or substantial difficulties associated with river stages, ice flows or heavy snows.  
 
The following is reproduced from the related Broadcast Notice to Mariners:
 
 “Vessels will be prohibited from transiting between Mile 45.0 and 46.0 from approximately 6:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. daily.  Vessels with AIS must have AIS turned on and transmitting.  When stopping to await passage through Thebes, contact the Sector Ohio Valley Command Center at 502-779-5424 or 502-779-5449 to    be placed in queue.  For additional information during the anticipated closure hours, contact the UTV Keith Jacobson on VHF-FM Ch. 16 or by phone at 573-238-5725.   The Coast Guard will contact vessels in the queue to facilitate passage through the Thebes area when the river reopens to vessel traffic.  All mariners are urged to transit this area with caution.”

 

 

 

Maritime Reporter May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

WCI Applauds Increased USACE Funding

Today WCI applauded the leadership of Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Senate Energy & Water Development (E&WD) Appropriations Subcommittee

SoCal Beach Cleanup Could Take Months

The U.S. Coast Guard captain overseeing cleanup of oil spilled from a pipeline rupture that closed two California state beaches and fouled offshore waters near

MPC Honors Crowley for Tank Vessel Safety

Crowley Maritime Corporation’s petroleum services division has once again been honored by Marathon Petroleum Company (MPC) with its annual Elite Vessel Award, which

Navigation

IMO Adopts Polar Code Environmental Provisions

United Nations' International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted the environmental part of the Polar Code. Hereby, internationally binding regulations on

NAVTOR AS, Nautic AB Launch Complete Navigation Solution

E-navigation specialist NAVTOR has joined forces with Nautic AB, a provider of navigational equipment, charts and publications to the Swedish market, to launch NAVTOR NAUTIC AB.

Launch of 'Eunavfor Med' Welcomed by BIMCO

The decision of the EU Council to launch EUNAVFOR Med* was today strongly welcomed by BIMCO, following the association’s statement on 24 April calling for an

Dredging

WCI Applauds Increased USACE Funding

Today WCI applauded the leadership of Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Senate Energy & Water Development (E&WD) Appropriations Subcommittee

South China Sea Dispute Takes to the Skies

When the U.S. navy sent a littoral combat ship on its first patrol of the disputed Spratly islands in the South China Sea during the past week, it was watching the skies as well.

US Ports Begin 2015 ‘Fast and Furious’

Even with a blip due to ice coverage in late March and early April, U.S. ports along the Great Lakes-Seaway System are tracking ahead of tonnage moved in April 2014.

Maritime Safety

US Oil Platform on Fire in Gulf Of Mexico

An oil platform caught fire and was evacuated in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore Louisiana in the early hours of Friday, though no injuries were reported, the U.

Two Rescued from Vessel Aground North of Cuba

Two American sailors whose vessel ran aground approximately 25 miles north of Gibara, Cuba, were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Friday. Watchstanders

Myanmar Finds 200 Bangladeshis in Offshore Boat

Myanmar's navy found a boat carrying more than 200 Bangladeshis, the government said on Friday, after the military chief said some migrants landing in Malaysia

Underwater Engineering

Unmanned FLNG: ‘The Future of LNG Technology’

DNV GL has developed a new unmanned floating LNG concept that it says overcomes many of the challenges currently faced by those looking to unlock the potential of remote offshore gas fields.

Ensco Appoints Rowsey as Non Executive Chairman

Ensco plc announced today that Paul Rowsey has been named Non-Executive Chairman of the Board following Dan Rabun’s planned retirement on 18 May 2015 concurrent

RV Polarstern Sets Course for Spitsbergen

On Tuesday, 19 May 2015 the research icebreaker Polarstern will leave its home port in Bremerhaven, setting a course for the Arctic. Led by Dr Ilka Peeken from the Alfred Wegener Institute,

 
 
Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.2211 sec (5 req/sec)