Notice to Navigation: 2022-002 - Okeechobee Waterway - Salvage Sunken Vessel west of Ortona Lock


US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS                        NOTICE NUMBER: 002          
JACKSONVILLE DISTRICT                                      LOCAL NUMBER: 2022-02             

ATTN: CESAJ-OD-SN                                                WATERWAY:  OKEECHOBEE WATERWAY
PO Box 4970                                                            EFFECTIVE: 04/07/2022 until cleared



Kriss Zeller at 863-983-8101 Ext 236

Salvage of Sunken Vessel
Port Side
Downstream of Ortona Lock


a.     33 CFR Navigation and Navigable Waters

1. Notice to Navigation

Notice is given of the salvage of the sunken private vessel on the south bank of the Caloosahatchee River, west of Ortona Lock. The Channel is still open to navigation, but caution should be taken when navigating through this area while salvage operations are ongoing.


2.  Contact Information

For up-to-date Lock information contact the shift operator 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at:

St. Lucie Lock & Dam 772-287-2665 or 863-662-9148

Port Mayaca Lock & Dam 561-924-2858 or 863-662-9424

Julian Keen, Jr. Lock & Dam 863-946-0414 or 863-662-9533

Ortona Lock & Dam 863-675-0616 or 863-662-9846

WP Franklin Lock & Dam 239-694-5451 or 863-662-9908

Canaveral Lock 321-783-5421 or 863-662-0298 (6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.)

Kriss Zeller
Chief of Navigation

South Florida Operations Office

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Contact Lock Operator

W.P. Franklin Lock          239-694-5451

Ortona Lock                     863-675-0616

Julian Keen, Jr.  Lock       863-946-0414

Port Mayaca Lock           561-924-2858

St. Lucie Lock                  772-287-2665

Canaveral Lock               321-783-5421

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Contact Information

In reply refer to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
P. O. Box 4970
Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
South Florida Operations Office
525 Ridgelawn Road
Clewiston, FL 33440-5399
Phone: 863-983-8101