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WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) -– The Coast Guard is advising mariners that dredging operations will be conducted on the Cape Fear River from February 18 to April 30.

The operations will take place in the vicinity of the upper and lower Brunswick reaches and the upper Big Island reaches, between the green marker buoys 51 and 59.

Dredge materials will be disposed of offshore in the Ocean Dredge Materials Disposal Site.

Mariners are urged to use extreme caution in these areas and around dredge equipment. The dredge operators monitor VHF-FM channels 13 and 16 and it is requested that all vessel traffic contact them 30 minutes prior to passage.

All transiting vessels are asked to proceed at a no wake speed when passing the dredge

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