Local notices to mariners Long Island Sound

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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 .

HARLEM RIVER, WILLIS AVENUE BRIDGE, N.Y.

In preparation of the WillisAvenueBridge replacement, Weeks Marine will be dredging and removing Con Ed cables south and north of the WillisAvenueBridge on the Harlem River through Dec. 31. (A separate notice will be issued for work north of the WillisAvenueBridge.) Work hours are 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Starting in the West/Manhattan Channel, Weeks 500 barge will be on anchors and spuds with one material barge alongside. Two spud barges will be by the BronxShore at the mouth of the Bronx Kill. Tug Virginia will be assisting. Weeks 500 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. If any of these four lighted mooring buoys are extinguished the contractor will immediately dispatch a lighted small boat to maintain station by the mooring buoy until the buoy is relit. A sign will be posted on the upstream and downstream side of the bridge indicating the open channel. Buoy locations when the West/Manhattan Channel is closed: The approximate positions of the mooring buoys are: 40 48 07.50N, 073 55 45.98W; 40 48 07.85N, 073 55 44.04W; 40 48 11.23N, 073 55 47.79W; and 40 48 11.82N, 073 55 46.60W. Buoy locations when the East/Bronx Channel is closed: The approximate positions of the mooring buoys are: 40 48 08.82N, 073 55 43.31W; 40 48 09.23N, 073 55 41.91W; 40 48 12.41N, 073 55 45.31W; and 40 48 12.74N, 073 55 44.22W. A containment boom will surround each closed channel, including anchor buoys. The boom will extend to the north end of the pivot pier. 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 pass at no wake/minimum speed. For further information on construction operations, contact the 24-hour project supervisor at (908) 400-3580 or (646) 302-9671, or the CoastGuardVesselTrafficCenter on VHF channel 12 or (718) 354-4088. Chartlets of the work areas are available online at http://homeport.uscg.mil/newyork . (NOAA charts 12339, 123420)

REVISED NAUTICAL CHARTS

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

• chart 12366, 28th ed. — Long Island Sound and East RiverHempsteadHarbor to TallmanIsland;

• chart 12364, 37th ed. — Long Island Sound, New Haven Harbor Entrance and Port Jefferson to Throgs Neck;

• chart 12327, 100th ed. — New YorkHarbor.

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.

BROOKLYN, BAY RIDGE CHANNEL, N.Y. and N.J. (REVISED)

Construction on a new ferry terminal for BatteryParkCity at 39th Street Pier in Brooklyn is under way until November 2007. The hours of operation are seven days a week, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is a 30-foot-by-90-foot scow and barge, JackBob, with a cherry picker on top. Approximately one month later, a crane barge and several material barges will be on scene also. For more information, contact tug George Burros on VHF channel 13 or Patrick Cumiskey at (917) 335-7571. Mariners are required to proceed with caution and cause no wake.