REVISED NAUTICAL CHARTS
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has updated the following nautical charts:
• chart 12300, 45th ed. — Approaches to New York Nantucket Shoals and Five Fathom Bank.
The new editions are available through NOAA sales agents. A free list of authorized sales agents is available by contacting the National Ocean Service, Distribution Division (N/ACC3), 6501 Lafayette Ave., Riverdale, Md. 20737.
GREAT SALT POND, R.I.
Until further notice the following changes will not be made:
• change Great Salt Pond entrance buoy 7 (LL 19760) to Great Salt Pond entrance lighted buoy 7 (LL 19760) flashing green 4 seconds,
• change Great Salt Pond entrance buoy 8 (LL 19765) to Great Salt Pond entrance lighted buoy 8 (LL 19765) flashing red 4 seconds.
(NOAA charts 13215, 13217)
NEW YORK HARBOR, EAST RIVER, HARLEM RIVER, N.Y.
Replacement of the 125th Street vertical lift bridge across Harlem River at mile 1.3 is in progress. Scaffolding has been installed under the lift span reducing the available vertical clearance by approximately five feet. The Coast Guard has established a temporary rule governing the operation of the 125th Street Bridge. Mariners are advised to exercise caution and reduce wake when transiting the area. (NOAA chart 12342)
EAST RIVER, HARLEM RIVER, N.Y.
To facilitate painting of the Willis Avenue swing bridge across the Harlem River at mile 1.5, a work platform is installed under the west (Manhattan) draw which will remain in place until further notice. Upon completion of work in the west draw, scaffolding will be moved under the east (Bronx) draw. Scaffolding reduces the vertical clearance by approximately five feet. One draw will always be clear of any obstruction and will be available for vessel traffic. The contractor has installed traffic signs indicating closed/open channel and scaffolding will be marked with red lights. Mariners are advised to follow the signs and exercise caution when transiting the area. (NOAA chart 12342)
JONES INLET, N.Y.
The Coast Guard has received a report of shoaling in the vicinity of buoys 1, 2, 3, and 4. This shoaling has increased surf activity in the vicinity of Jones Inlet. Mariners are urged to proceed with extreme caution while transiting area. (NOAA chart 12352)
BUTTERMILK CHANNEL, N.Y.
Substructure and deck repairs are being conducted at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, Pier 12, through Sept. 1. Crane barges TCC-2 and Hughes 737 will be on scene with five other assist vessels. Work hours are Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mariners are requested to transit the area with caution at “no wake” speed. (NOAA chart 12334)
EAST RIVER, N.Y.
Safety netting under the Roosevelt Island Bridge across the East River, at mile 6.4, which is in place to prevent debris from falling into the waterway reduces the available vertical clearance by approximately three feet. Mariners requiring a bridge opening should contact NYC Bridge Operations at (718) 821-4580 or (212) 371-7047 two hours in advance. Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area. (NOAA chart 12342)
HUDSON RIVER, N.Y.
A boom will be deployed at the Lovett Generation Station, at river mile 42 along the western shoreline, through October 2005. The 1,500-foot boom will extend from sheet pile structures on the north and south ends of the facility and enclose approximately five acres in front of the facility. Three buoys will be located offshore of the boom to notify mariners. (NOAA chart 12222)
EAST ROCKAWAY INLET, N.Y.
East Rockaway Inlet bell buoy ‘ER’ (LL 31495), buoy 1 (LL 31510), and buoy 2 (LL 31515) have not been moved to mark the newly dredged channel. All other East Rockaway Inlet buoys have been relocated to mark best water. The buoys will be moved to new locations in the future. Mariners will be notified at the time of repositioning. (NOAA chart 12352)
SHINNECOCK BAY TO
EAST ROCKAWAY INLET,
GREAT SOUTH BAY, N.Y.
Construction is under way for the pile repairs at the southbound structure of Robert Moses Causeway at mile 7.3 across Great South Bay. Several floating work equipment units and floats/mats will be blocking a maximum of 15 bays. Equipment will be moving from under the south approach spans toward the main navigational channel. Mariners are strongly advised to use the main navigational channel when transiting the area. (NOAA chart 12352 )