Dredge The Intracoastal Waterway In Haulover

Dredge The Intracoastal Waterway In Haulover

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Captains On Call started this petition to Army Corps of Engineers & U.S. Coast Guard

For those of you who boat in the Haulover area and mostly on larger vessels you know how narrow the ICW is in Haulover next to the sandbar. Every so often the channel gets filled in with sand on the eastern side. It has now been filled in and has recently gotten very bad to where vessels with very experienced captains are hitting bottom even on the most favorable days. On the west side is a harder coral rock that follows the reds and on east is sand. The channel being filled in is creating issues for all types of vessels private and commercial. How much longer until it's totally not passable by vessels with a draft of 6ft or more?   On the weekends Recreational boats already create enough havoc and impeded vessels in the ICW by anchoring halfway in the channel while at the sandbar, when traveling thru that area on the ICW there is no room for error for larger vessels.  The green cans are not lighted and shift significantly depending on the tide and wind. If the tide is going out the green cans sit over shallow water and create a hazard for unknowing captains. The U.S. Coast Guard is responsible for navigation aids these cans should be moved accordingly marking the filled in areas. 

It's time and over due to dredge the Intracoastal Waterway at Haulover. To assure safe passage of all vessels this must be done. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for the maintaining of the Intracoastal. If you would like to help please sign the petition and maybe send an email to the Corps Of Engineers letting them know your concern on that area and how the channel is filled in. 

https://www.usace.army.mil/Contact/

 

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