Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Coast Guard Announces Project At Gordon Pass Area

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is sharing this message at the request of the United States Coast Guard:

The Coast Guard Cutter VISE will be relocating the Daybeacon 1 and Light 2 at the entrance of Gordon Pass approximately 100 yards south of the shoal between Saturday, Feb. 13 and Thursday, Feb. 18.

An additional eight aids for navigation will be serviced or relocated to mark the best water in these areas. This project will continue to mark the best water and meet the needs of those using the Gordon Pass and Naples Bay channels. Once the work is completed, a Coast Guard voice broadcast will relay the changes and it will be published in the “Local Notice to Mariners.”

Gordon Pass and Naples Bay Channel have been a major area of concern for its continual shoaling and impact on safe navigation. The need for future relocations may be necessary to mark best water due to the ever changing conditions.

The proposed project is expected to be completed by the Coast Guard utilizing best management practices that were developed in order to avoid and minimize any environmental impacts.

Contact the USCG for additional details.