Local Notices to Mariners

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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.

HUDSON RIVER, PIER C, N.Y.

There will be construction of a 440' x 480' recreational pier behind Pierhead Inc. at Pier C on the Hudson River in Hoboken, N.J. Construction is scheduled to continue through June 30, 2009. Work will be conducted Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be a crane 500 feet east of the bulkhead from old Pier C to Pier A to the south. Temporary anchorage will be 400 feet north of Pier A and 600 feet east of the Bulkhead. Vessels on scene will be SEI-160-3, Marcy-C and Hughes 807. Anyone requiring further information regarding this project should contact Bill Simmerman (973) 332-5011.

EAST RIVER, N.Y.

Spearin Preston & Burrows Inc. will be installing riverbed marine fill at the Montague Street MTA tunnel located in the East River, southwest of Pier 3 Brooklyn, on the East RiverDeepwaterLightedRange. Work hours are 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The crane barge will be anchored with a four-point anchoring system attached to four buoys. All four mooring buoys will be illuminated at night with a quick flashing all-around white light visible for at least three nautical miles. The approximate positions of the mooring buoys are: 40 41 53.92N, 074 00 10.95W; 40 41 50.66N, 074 00 04.84W; 40 41 46.36N, 074 00 07.84W; 40 41 48.40N, 074 00 14.03W. During nonworking hours, the unmanned construction platform will remain on site and be illuminated with an all-around white light visible for at least one mile on its outboard corners. Mariners are advised to transit the area with caution and proceed at No Wake/Minimum Speed when passing. (NOAA charts 12334, 12335)

UPPERNEW YORKBAY, PORT

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) is scheduled to dredge until further notice in Port Jersey Channel between Global Marine Terminal and the eastern boundary of Anchorage Ground 20F. Dredging will occur 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Dredges 55, 54, or New York will be spudded down at various locations throughout the channel during this project. Tugs Melvin Lemmerhirt and McCormack Boys, survey vessel WolfRiver, and 10 scows will also be on scene. Port Jersey Channel will not be closed to navigation and all vessels/dredges will MOVE ON DEMAND. The dredges will be equipped with AIS and programmed to display the correct dredge size and location to AIS receivers. Dredging positions will also be reported via VHF marine band radio by known geographical boundaries (i.e. 100 yards west of Bayonne Channel Buoy 2) if requested by the mariner. Dredges and support equipment are required to report their movements and positions to VTSNY on channel 14 every two hours or any time their position changes. Dredges will monitor VHF channels 13, 14 and 16. Mariners are requested to contact the dredges on channel 13 to make any necessary passing arrangements. GLDD will coordinate their dredging with the Vessel Traffic Service and the adjacent facilities to minimize the impact on the adjacent berths. Drilling and blasting operations ARE NOT anticipated for this project. Each vessel transiting in the vicinity of a work area where drill barges and/or dredges are located is required to do so at no wake speed. VTSNY will continually assess conditions in the dredging zone and surrounding areas and may make further changes to navigation restrictions as necessary. Such changes will be disseminated in the Local Notice to Mariners, scheduled marine information broadcasts, and publication online at

http://homeport.uscg.mil/newyork. Please address questions or comments to Patrick Mannion at (718) 354 4191 or via email to Patrick.J.Mannion@uscg.mil . (NOAA chart 12334)