The Triton

News

USCG seeks boater input on Florida train

ADVERTISEMENT

USCG wants to hear from boaters about impact of Florida train

The commander of the U.S. Coast Guard’s 7th District is collecting information about the needs of marine traffic as it relates to the proposed passenger train and its crossing of three rivers on its route from Miami to Orlando.

An eight-question survey requests information such as vertical clearance needs, and frequency of transits on waterways including the New River in Ft. Lauderdale. Results of the survey and other supporting comments are only accepted in writing before Nov. 1 in one of three ways:

1. Mailed to the Office of the Commander, Seventh Coast Guard District, Brickell Plaza Federal Building, 909 S.E. First Ave., Suite 432, Miami, Fla., 33131-3050.

2. E-mailed to USCGD7DPBPublicComment@uscg.mil.

3. Hand delivered at one of three locations:

For the New River: Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 7-9 p.m., at Embassy Suites, 1100 S.E. 17th St. in Ft. Lauderdale (33316).

For the Loxahatchee River: Thursday, Oct. 2, 7-9 p.m., at Embassy Suites, 4350 PGA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens (33410).

For the St. Lucie River: Friday, Oct. 3, 7-9 p.m., at Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort, 555 N.E. Ocean Blvd. in Stuart (34996).

“In order to ensure the reasonable needs of navigation are being met by current bridge operation regulations, the U.S. Coast Guard is gathering written information from mariners to help determine if a change in federal bridge operating regulations should be considered,” the USCG said in a public notice. “Interested parties are encouraged to complete the navigation survey and return it to the Seventh Coast Guard District offices to be included in the official record. Information helpful to this effort includes current and future use of the waterway (especially through movable bridges), the kind and type of vessels used, frequency of use, and navigational hazards such as currents, obstructions and those hazards that may not be evident from charts and published materials.”

LINK TO SURVEY:

www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/bridges/publicNotices/D07DPB-11-14_FEC%20RR%20Bridge_St%20Lucie%20River.pdf

Related Posts...
About 105,000 buyers, sellers and browsers visited the Fort Lauderdale Read more...
Crow’s Nest Yachts brokerage, based along San Diego’s Shelter Island, Read more...
Online registration for the 2018 Refit International Exhibition & Conference Read more...
Finnish foundry Tevo Lokomo Ltd. has joined forces with a Read more...
By Dorie Cox No matter how often immigration, cruising permit Read more...

Share This Post

About Lucy Chabot Reed

Lucy Chabot Reed is publisher and founding editor of The Triton.

View all posts by Lucy Chabot Reed →

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Editor’s Picks

USVI Charter Yacht Show previews season, post-hurricane cruising grounds

USVI Charter Yacht Show previews season, post-hurricane cruising grounds

By Carol Bareuther It felt like business as usual at the USVI Charter Yacht Show, hosted by the newly formed Virgin Islands Professional …

Gallery: Triton Networking at Longbow Marine

Gallery: Triton Networking at Longbow Marine

Nearly 300 captains, crew and industry pros joined us last night for Triton Networking at chandlery Longbow Marine in Fort Lauderdale. Low …

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Casino Royale, Man of Steel sell

Latest news in the brokerage fleet: Casino Royale, Man of Steel sell

Yachts sold M/Y Casino Royale, a 163-foot (49.7m) Christensen built in 2008, sold by Northrop & Johnson brokers Joe Foggia, acting …

Sell the anchor, barter for a kayak, buy a drone with Yachting Trader app

Sell the anchor, barter for a kayak, buy a drone with Yachting Trader app

By Dorie Cox Capt. Ken Maff and his wife, Chief Stew Heidi Romero, have managed thousands of pounds of stuff during their careers on …

Featured Listings