Local Notices to Mariners

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This information is taken from the First 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 on the World Wide Web at www.navcen.uscg.mil.

REVISED NAUTICAL CHARTS

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

• chart 13200, 34th ed. — Georges Bank and Nantucket Shoals.

• chart 13230, 48th ed. — Buzzards Bay; Quicks Hole,

• chart 13241, 16th ed. — NantucketIsland.

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, MD20737.

PETIT MANAN APPROACH, MAINE

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

• change Tibbet Rock buoy T (LL 1750) to Tibbet Rock isolated danger buoy DT (LL 1750),

• change Tibbet Rock South buoy TS (LL 1755) to Tibbet Rock South isolated danger buoy DTS (LL 1755).

(NOAA charts 13260, 13324, 13325)

PROSPECT HARBOR, MAINE

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

• add Little Black Ledge buoy 1LB (LL 1777) in approximate position 44 22 5.5N, 067 58 21.6W. (NOAA charts 13312, 13324)

ROCKLAND HARBOR, MAINE

Rockland Harbor Bypass lighted buoy 4 (LL 4173) has been temporarily replaced with a lighted ice buoy and is intended to remain lit year round. (NOAA chart 13307)

SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE

Until approximately March 31, dredging will be done in South Portland Harbor Channel. The hours of operation will be seven days a week, 24 hours a day. On scene will be dredge Wood I, scow Mighty Quinn, barge Andrew M and survey vessel Alex D, all of which will be monitoring VHF channels 16, 13 and 64. Mariners are advised to proceed at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made.

SEACOAST, MASS. (REVISED)

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following change to aids to navigation in January 2006:

• delete Cape Ann lighted whistle buoy 2 (LL 320).

(NOAA charts 13003, 13006, 13009, 13200, 13260, 13267, 13274, 13278)

SEACOAST, MASS. (REVISED)

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following change to aids to navigation in January 2006:

• delete Humarock Lighted whistle buoy H (LL 475). (NOAA charts 13006, 13009, 13200, 13246, 13260, 13267)