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Monterey Harbor Update
 January 13, 2013

In This Issue
Dredge Operations and Vessel Traffic
Marina Licensee Parking Decals
Is your Boat an Anchor
Winter Weather is here
Day Shapes, balls, diamonds, and dredges what do they have in common?
Dredge Day Shapes

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 Dredge Balls 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 forPoliceman 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.
Is Your Boat An Anchor?
Is Your Boat an Anchor
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Is your boat an anchor? It's free and easy to unload your boat. If your boat is weighing you down, you can turn it over to the Monterey Harbor Office. Under California law, any owner found guilty of abandoning a vessel will be fined up to $3000. For more information call the Monterey Harbor Office a "Turn-In Agency" at 831-646-3950 ask for Scott Pryor your turn in specialist. The vessel Turn-In Program (VTIP) is funded by the California Department of Boating and Waterways



Brian Nelson
City of Monterey - Office of the Harbormaster

(831) 646-3950 
(831) 594-7760 
(831) 647-7300

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Winter is here and the surge and boats are bouncing...
Weather over Harbor   
Winter is here and the winds have been strong  Now is the time to replace those dock and mooring lines before there is a problem during inclimate weather. This is also a good time to check hatches and windows to make sure they are water tight. Thank you in advance for keeping the harbor safe for all boaters