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 .

REVISED NAUTICAL CHARTS

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

• chart 12339, 46th ed. - East River, TallmanIsland to QueensboroBridge

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.

APPROACHES TO NEW YORK, NANTUCKET SHOALS TO FIVE FATHOM BANK, N.Y.

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following changes to this waterway:

• disestablish Ambrose light (LL 720)

Mariners are advised all weather/navigational information provided by Ambrose Light will cease until further notice. (NOAA chart 12300)

STATE AND FEDERAL

WATERS, N.J.

Geophysical and Geological Reconnaissance Activities Seaforth Geosurveys Inc., on behalf of BlueOcean Energy Terminal LLC (BOE Terminal) and BlueOcean Energy Pipeline LLC (BOE Pipeline), are conducting geophysical and geological surveys in federal and New Jersey state waters until approximately Aug. 28. On scene is research vessel Connecticut, call sign WCY 4995, which will be monitoring VHF channels 13 and 16, and VTS channel as required. Vessels will participate in the VTS system as required. Vessels are fitted with AIS. Other communications methods: cell phone (860) 625-3251, email captain d.nelson@uconn.edu. The study area for these reconnaissance activities extends from our proposed floating terminal site (roughly 20 miles offshore New Jersey and 30 miles south of Long Island) to the onshore coastal area and north into RaritanBay. (NOAA charts 12300, 12327, 12332)

APPROACHES TO NEW YORK, NANTUCKET SHOALS TO FIVE FATHOM BANK, N.Y.

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following changes to this waterway:

• relocate Nantucket Traffic LaneLWBNB (LL 715) to position 40 26 30.232N, 073 39 39.068W

• relocate Barnegat Traffic Lane LWB BA (LL 735) to position 40 20 02.293N, 073 47 37.254W

• relocate Fishing Grounds Obstruction LBB FG (LL 740) to position 40 25 41.494N, 073 50 53.151W

• renumber Fishing Grounds Obstruction LBB FG (LL 740) to Fishing Grounds Obstruction LBB 5 (LL 740) flashing green 4 seconds (LED)

• establish new Fishing Grounds Obstruction Shoal BY 6 (LL 742) in position 40 25 25.490N, 073 52 19.921W

• relocate New York Bight Dumping Ground LB NY (LL 745) to position 40 22 56.783N, 073 49 49.396W

• renumber old New York Bight Dumping Ground LB NY (LL 745) to New York Bight Dumping Ground LB 3 (LL 745) flashing green 4 seconds, 5 nm

(NOAA chart 12300)

RARITANBAY AND SANDY HOOK CHANNEL, N.Y. and N.J.

Army Corps of Engineers’ hopper dredge McFarland will be maintenance-dredging in Ward Point Bend and Seguine Point Bend reaches in RaritanBay and Sandy Hook Channel through Sept. 18. McFarland is AIS-equipped and will be monitoring VHF channels 13, 14, and 16. The dredge can move with 15 minutes notice. (NOAA charts 12331, 12401)