|NAVIGATION POLICY NOTICE|
|HUNTINGTON DISTRICT||DATE:||01/10/2018||NOTICE NUMBER: 8341|
502 8TH STREET
HUNTINGTON WV 25701-2070
|LOCAL NUMBER: 18-04
WATERWAY: KANAWHA RIVER
|NOTIFICATION OF SINKING OR SUNKEN VESSELS,
VESSEL GROUNDINGS, AND BARGE BREAKAWAYS
Timely notification of sinking or sunken vessels, groundings, and barges breakaway is a matter of great concern to the United States Army Corps of Engineers because of the potential danger that could result from unreported cases.
Pursuant to Section 7 of the River and Harbor Act of August 8, 1917, regulations have been prescribed to govern the use, administration, and navigation of the Ohio River, the Mississippi River above Cairo, Illinois, and their tributaries. Excerpts from these regulations (33 CFR 207.300) are as follows:
“Any accident resulting in uncontrolled barges shall immediately be reported
to the nearest lock. The report shall include information as to the number
of loose barges, their cargo, and the time and location where they broke loose.
The lockmaster or locks shall be kept informed of the progress being made in
bringing the barges under control so that they can initiate whatever actions may
“Sunken or sinking barges shall be reported to the nearest lock both downstream
and upstream of the location in order that other traffic passing those points may
be advised of the hazards.”
“Any other activity on the waterways that could conceivably endanger
navigation or a navigation structure shall be reported to the nearest lock.”
The following is a listing of pertinent information for all Huntington District Lock and Dam Projects.
Location River River Mile Telephone Number
Willow Island Ohio 161.7 R 740-374-8710
Belleville Ohio 203.9 R 740-378-6110
Racine Ohio 237.5 L 740-247-3130
Robert C. Byrd Ohio 279.2 L 304-576-2272
Greenup Ohio 341.0 L 606-473-7441
Meldahal Ohio 436.2 R 513-876-2921
Winfield Kanawha 31.1 R 304-586-2501
Marmet Kanawha 67.7 R 304-949-1175
London Kanawha 82.8 R 304-442-8422
Reporting incidents such as these to other Federal Agencies other than the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers does not fulfill your reporting obligation.
If you have any questions, please contact this office at (304) 399-5239.
Acting Chief Technical Support Branch