Deactivation of Condition Bravo of the Operating Guidelines for Ice Conditions in Lower Cook Inlet, effective February 09, 2024
The U.S. Coast Guard is deactivating Condition Bravo of the Operating Guidelines for Ice Conditions in Lower Cook Inlet, effective February 09, 2024. Lower Cook Inlet Condition Alpha remains in effect. Condition Alpha specifies that there is ice present with no immediate impact to mooring and represents the lowest severity of ice present in Lower Cook Inlet.
All vessels scheduled to arrive in Cook Inlet north of Homer, Alaska must submit a voyage plan no less than 24 hours prior to arrival at the Kachemak Bay Pilot Station. We have also posted the Guidelines referenced above to the Sector Anchorage Homeport webpage.
IV.LOWER COOK INLET GUIDELINES South of 60° 45’ N latitude (East - West Forelands)
Lower Cook Inlet will be broken down into two conditions:
Condition “A” – Ice present with no immediate impact to mooring
A.SELF-PROPELLED VESSEL OPERATIONS
1.Condition “A” – Ice present with no immediate impact to mooring
a. Engines, critical machinery remain in standby;
b. Ice scout/assist tug deployed in immediate vicinity;
c. Extra mooring lines immediately available.
B.NIKISKI TUG/BARGE OPERATING GUIDELINES
When Lower Cook Inlet guidelines are in effect, in addition to filing a voyage plan with the COTP the following actions should be taken:
1.Condition “A” - Ice present with no immediate impact to mooring
a. Engines, critical machinery remain in standby
b. Extra Mooring lines immediately available
MST2 Elizabeth Burges
Sector Anchorage Waterways Management Division
G - WING BLDG 49000 ARMY GUARD ROAD
JBER, AK 99505