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.

MUSCONGUS BAY, MAINE

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following changes to aids to navigation in this waterway in April:

• delete Eastern Egg Rock bell buoy ER (LLNR 4985). (NOAA charts 13288, 13301, 13302)

SEACOAST, GEORGES BANK AND NANTUCKET SHOALS, BOSTON APPROACH LANES, MASS.

In conjunction with the revision to the Boston Approach Traffic Separation schedule to be completed on or about June 1, the following aids will be relocated shoreward approximately 1 nautical mile to the west.

Relocate Traffic Separation Scheme buoys:

• Boston Approach lighted buoy BA (LL 565) to approximate position 40 48.953N, 069 00.635W,

• Boston Approach lighted buoy BB (NOAA 44018) (LL 560) to approximate position 41 15.320N, 069 18.313W,

• Boston Approach lighted buoy BC (LL 515) to approximate position 41 41.404N, 069 35.963W,

• Boston Approach lighted buoy BD (LL 495) to approximate position 42 18.280N, 070 01.140W.

Relocate Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Right Whale Detection Buoys:

• AB-08 to (PA) 42 13.835N, 069 58.052W,

• AB-09 to (PA) 42 09.388N, 069 54.971W,

• AB-10 to (PA) 42 04.940N, 069 51.898W.

(NOAA charts 12300, 13003, 13006, 13009, 13200, 13203, 13204)

SEACOAST, GEORGES BANK AND NANTUCKET SHOALS, BOSTON APPROACH LANES, MASS.

In conjunction with the proposed revision to the Boston Approach Traffic Separation Scheme set to be completed in June, the following aids will be relocated shoreward:

• relocate Boston Approach lighted buoy BA (LL 565) to approximate position 40 48.953N, 069 00.635W,

• relocate Boston Approach lighted buoy BB (NOAA 44018) (LL 560) to approximate position 41 15.320N 069 18.313W,

• relocate Boston Approach lighted buoy BC (LL 515) to approximate position 41 41.404N, 069 35.963W,

• relocate Boston Approach lighted buoy BD (LL 495) to approximate position 42 20.730N, 070 39.060W.

(NOAA charts 12300, 13003, 13006, 13009, 13200, 13203, 13204)

This article originally appeared in the New England Home Waters section of the July 2009 issue.