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REVISED NAUTICAL CHARTS

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has updated the following nautical chart:

• chart 13212, 36th ed. — Approaches to New LondonHarbor.

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.

EAST RIVER MAIN CHANNEL, N.Y.

The following change to aids to navigation were scheduled to be made in December 2005:

• change Whitestone Point light 1 (LL 27215) to quick flashing green, nominal range three nautical miles;

• delete Whitestone Point light 1 (LL 27215) to sound signal. (NOAA charts 12364, 12366)

BUTTERMILK CHANNEL, N.Y.

Fender and dolphin repairs are being made at Piers 6-10 through Nov. 7, 2007. Work hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Spearin Preston Burrows will have a crane barge on scene during these times. Mariners are requested to transit the area at a SLOW BELL. (NOAA chart 12334)

KILL VAN KULL, N.Y.

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following change in December 2005:

• relocate Kill Van Kull Channel lighted buoy 15B (LL 37333) to approximate position 40 38 31.058N, 074 09 16.021W.

(NOAA charts 12327, 12333)

EAST RIVER, COLLEGE POINT, N.Y.

The Coast Guard has received a report of a 14-foot piling on the East River in the vicinity of College Point in approximate position 40 47.9N, 073 51.2W. All vessels are requested to proceed with caution and report sightings to the U.S. Coast Guard. (NOAA chart 12339)

NISSEQUOGUE RIVER, N.Y.

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following change to aids to navigation in December 2005:

• delete NissequogueRiver lighted buoy NR (LL 26315).

(NOAA charts 12363, 12364)

ROCKAWAY INLET, N.Y.

Ten-foot depths have been reported in approximate position 40 33 28.4N, 073 56 52.9W, about 280 yards northeast of Rockaway Inlet lighted buoy 9 (LL 34240). Mariners are advised to transit the area with caution. (NOAA chart 12350)

EAST ROCKAWAY INLET, N.Y.

The Coast Guard has discovered a shoal about 5 yards west of East Rockaway Inlet lighted buoy 6 (LL 31535), running generally northeast to southwest and encroaching into the channel. Tide at the time was 0.5 feet above datum, and measured depths were as low as 5 feet. (NOAA chart 12352)

BRONX RIVER, N.Y.

The Coast Guard has received a report of a partially submerged motor vehicle in the vicinity of the eastern shore at the entrance of the BronxRiver, 8 to 10 feet from shore. An unlit marker buoy is marking the area. Mariners are requested to proceed with caution and report all sightings to the U.S. Coast Guard.

UPPERNEW YORKBAY,

BAY RIDGE, N.Y.

Seawall rehabilitation is taking place along the Brooklyn shoreline between the VerrazanoNarrowsBridge and the 65th Street Pier. Hughes 783 barge will be on scene daily from 6:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. through March 31. Mariners are requested to transit the area at NO WAKE speed. (NOAA chart 12334)

PASSAICRIVER, NEWARK, N.J.

EIC Associates is installing a new bulkhead and making drainage improvements along the south bank of the PassaicRiver between the JacksonStreetBridge and the AmtrakLiftBridge in Newark Reach. A 900-foot turbidity boom will extend 50 feet from shore and be lit every 100 feet by buoys. Work hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Nov. 20. A barge will be on scene through the end of the project. (NOAA chart 12337)

NEW YORKHARBOR,

LOWER BAY, N.Y.

The Coast Guard has received a report of a sunken 21-foot vessel, a mile off of Coney Island in approximate position 40 33.69N, 074 00.26W. Vessels are requested to proceed with caution and report any sightings to the Coast Guard.

EAST RIVER,

LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y.

Riprap is being installed in the vicinity of 44th Ave. and Vernon Boulevard, south of the QueensboroBridge. Tug Kathleen, Weeks 511, crane and work barges are on scene and within the containment boom. The work area extends about 350 feet from shore. The vessels will be monitoring VHF channel 65A. Work hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 5p.m., through March 31. Anchor buoys will be deployed with all-round white lights. (NOAA chart 12335)

SANDY HOOK, N.J.

The Coast Guard has received a report of a sunken barge in the vicinity of Horseshoe Cove in position 40 26.476N, 074 00.560W. The barge is completely submerged in 20 feet of water and marked with a wreck buoy. Mariners are advised to proceed with caution while transiting the area. (NOAA chart 12324)