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This information is taken from the 1st Coast Guard District’s Local Notice to Mariners alerting boaters to navigational changes or hazards. The list here is not an official Coast Guard statement but edited excerpts from recent notices. The notices also are available online at www.navcen.uscg.gov .

This information is taken from the 1st Coast Guard District’s Local Notice to Mariners alerting boaters to navigational changes or hazards. The list here is not an official Coast Guard statement but edited excerpts from recent notices. The notices also are available online at www.navcen.uscg.gov .

REVISED NAUTICAL CHARTS

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has updated the following nautical charts:

• chart 13209, 25th ed. — Block Island Sound and GardinersBay, MontaukHarbor.

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.

BLOCK ISLAND SOUND AND

GARDINERSBAY, PLUM GUT, N.Y.

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following changes to aids to navigation in May:

• change Midway Shoal buoy MS to Midway Shoal lighted buoy MS (LL 27675), flashing (2+1) green, six seconds.

(NOAA charts 12354, 12358, 13205, 13209)

UPPERNEW YORKBAY,

ANCHORAGE CHANNEL, N.Y.

Donjon Marine will be dredging in Anchorage Channel in the vicinity of Gowanus Flats lighted bell buoys 22 and 24. Dredging will occur 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Dredges Delaware Bay, Michigan, NewarkBay, or J.P. Boisseau will be spudded down at various locations throughout the channel during this project. Tug Paul Andrew, launch Matthew Scott, and various hopper scows will also be on scene. The project area will remain open to navigation and all vessels/dredges will move on demand. Dredges and support equipment will report their movements and positions to Vessel Traffic Service New York on VHF channel 14. VTSNY will provide dredge location information in relation to known navigational marks (i.e. buoys, anchorage grounds, landmarks, etc.). Dredges will monitor VHF channels 13 and 16. Mariners are requested to contact the dredges on channel 13 to make any necessary navigational arrangements. The assist tug will be AIS equipped and alongside the dredge at all times. The vessels can move within 15 minutes. Blasting operations are not anticipated for this project.

NEW JERSEY MARINE

TERMINAL, N.J.

Multifacility maintenance dredging and berth deepening will be ongoing through July 31. The work will be done at Port Elizabeth Marine Terminal berths 62, 68, 70, 72, 74, 76, 80, 82, 84, 86, 88, 90, 92, 94, 96 and 98. On scene will be the dredge Michigan which will be monitoring VHF channel 78.

MORICHES BAY, N.Y.

The following uncharted buoy has been relocated: MorichesBay buoy 27 (LL 30340) to approximate position 40 47 06.234N, 072 44 03.532W. (NOAA chart 12352)

FRENCHMANBAY,

TURTLE ISLAND, MAINE

The Coast Guard has verified the position of a submerged fishing vessel in position 44 20.95N, 068 06.76W, in approximately 180 feet of water.

WEST QUODDY HEAD TO

CALAIS, MAINE

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following changes to aids to navigation in May:

• relocate Buckman Ledge buoy 2 (LL 915), 100 yards west to approximate position 44 53.69N, 066 59.09W, (the 10-meter contour);

• relocate CobscookBay buoy 5 (LL 1005), 250 yards east-southeast to approximate position 44 53.99N, 067 01.85W. (NOAA charts 13394, 13396)