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.

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.

REVISED NAUTICAL CHARTS

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

• chart 13211, 15th ed. — North Shore of Long Island Sound, NianticBay and Vicinity;

• chart 12374, 14th ed. — North Shore of Long Island Sound Duck Island to Madison Reef.

• chart 12401, ninth ed. — New YorkLowerBay, southern part;

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.

SANDY HOOK, N.J.

Shoaling has been reported in Sandy Hook Point. Two adjoining locations were specifically identified as shoal areas along the southern boundary of Sandy Hook Channel. Although they are adjoining, these two shoal areas are distinguished separately and identified as Shoal A and Shoal B. Shoal A is located in position 40 28 45.798N, 074 01 01.081W. In this area a least depth of 25 feet has been identified above the latest reported Sandy Hook Channel controlling depth of 40.2 feet. Shoal B is located in position 40 28 44.701N, 074 01 00.735W. In this area, a least depth of 14 feet was identified above the latest reported Sandy Hook Channel controlling depth of 19.6 feet. Shoal A and Shoal B form a spit that begins with a 14-foot sounding on the extreme southern edge of the Sandy Hook Channel between Sandy Hook Channel lighted gong buoy 13 (LL 36165) and Sandy Hook Channel lighted gong buoy 17 (LL 35175). This spit extends in a north/northwesterly direction, encroaching into the left outside quarter of the channel with depths ranging from 14 to 33 feet. Mariners are requested to proceed with caution while transiting the area.