|Day Shapes, balls, diamonds, and dredges what do they have in common?|
Dredge operations will continue through March 31, 2013. For the 2012-2013 dredging season we have extended our pumping distance 2,140 feet more than last year to begin replenishing the Del Monte beach area from the Condominiums to Wharf II. For that reason we are producing lower volumes of sand and our season extended beyond last year's time frame. Dredge Operations for vessel traffic can be contacted on channel 73a VHF.
We have noticed some confusion about the use of vessel navigation and day shapes in use for dredge operations. Diamonds and Balls are used for day shape markings. On the dredge you will see one staff with a Ball-Diamond-Ball. This indicates the vessel is restricted in the ability to maneuver. The dredge is not self-powered and is attached with an 8" dredge pipe. Then you will notice staff with two balls (Ball-Ball), this indicates DO NOT PASS THIS SIDE. The staff with two diamonds (Diamond-Diamond), this is an indication of the safe side to pass. Hopefully this clears up questions relating to Day Shapes and Dredge Operations within the Monterey Harbor Marina
Otherwise feel free to contact the Harbormasters Office and we will be happy to answer any other questions.
Thank you, The Dredge Crew "The Dredgeheads"
Marina users decal parking permits expire on January 15, 2013
The 2013 marina users parking permit decals are available in the Harbormasters office for
purchase for berth licensees. The current 2012 permits expire Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Please bring your current registration for your vehicle and we can process your marina parking permit. We cannot accept expired vehicle registrations, sorry.