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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 .

BLOCK ISLAND SOUND

AND GARDINERS BAY,

PLUM GUT, N.Y.

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following changes to aids to navigation in May:

• change Midway Shoal buoy MS to Midway Shoal lighted buoy MS (LL 27675), flashing (2+1) green, 6 seconds.

(NOAA charts 12354, 12358, 13205, 13209)

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, until June 29. 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. During non-working 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 chart 12335)

REVISED NAUTICAL CHARTS

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

• chart 13003, 49th ed.; Cape Sable to CapeHatteras,

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.

UPPERNEW YORKBAY,

ANCHORAGE CHANNEL, N.Y.

Donjon Marine will be dredging in Anchorage Channel in the vicinity of Gowanus Flats lighted bell buoys 22 and 24. Dredging will occur 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Dredges Delaware Bay, Michigan, NewarkBay, or J.P. Boisseau will be spudded down at various locations throughout the channel during this project. Tug Paul Andrew, launch Matthew Scott, and various hopper scows will also be on scene. The project area will remain open to navigation and all vessels/dredges will move on demand. Dredges and support equipment will report their movements and positions to Vessel Traffic Service New York on VHF channel 14. VTSNY will provide dredge location information in relation to known navigational marks (i.e. buoys, anchorage grounds, landmarks, etc.). Dredges will monitor VHF channels 13 and 16. Mariners are requested to contact the dredges on channel 13 to make any necessary navigational arrangements. The assist tug will be AIS equipped and alongside the dredge at all times. The vessels can move within 15 minutes. Blasting operations are not anticipated for this project.

MORICHES BAY, N.Y.

The following uncharted buoy has been relocated: MorichesBay buoy 27 (LL 30340) to approximate position 40 47 06.234N, 072 44 03.532W. (NOAA chart 12352)

NEW JERSEY

MARINE TERMINAL, N.J.

Multi-facility maintenance dredging and berth deepening will be ongoing through July 31. The work will be done at Port Elizabeth Marine Terminal berths 62, 68, 70, 72, 74, 76, 80, 82, 84, 86, 88, 90, 92, 94, 96 and 98. On scene will be the dredge Michigan which will be monitoring VHF channel 78.