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 .

CLINTON, CONN.

Dredging will take place through Jan. 31. The hours of operation will be seven days a week, 24 hours a day. On scene will be tugs, scows and dredges that will be monitoring VHF channels 16 and 13.

EAST RIVER, N.Y. (REVISED)

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. Work hours are 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday thru Saturday. 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. The approximate positions of the mooring buoys are: 40 41 55.29N, 074 00 12.09W; 40 41 50.35N, 074 00 17.99W; 40 41 47.82N, 074 00 13.07W; 40 41 53.93N, 074 00 08.08W. During nonworking 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)

BLOCK ISLAND SOUND AND GARDINERS BAY, N.Y.

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

• delete the horn from Montauk West Jetty light 2 (LL 19880)

(NOAA charts 13205, 13209)

NEWARK BAY, N.J.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock will start dredging in Newark Bay Areas C and D (east of berths 76 - 92), through July 31, 2009, on a 24-hour, seven-days-per-week basis. Dredges 55 and New York, tugs Melvin Lemmerhirt and McCormack Boys, survey vessel WolfRiver, and seven scows will be on scene. NewarkBay will not be closed to navigation and dredges will move on demand. The dredges will be equipped with AIS and programmed to display the correct dredge size and location to AIS receivers. Dredging positions will also be reported via VHF marine band radio by known geographical boundaries (i.e. 100 yards off Berth 90) if requested by the mariner. Dredges and support equipment are required to report their movements and positions to VTSNY on channel 14 every two hours or any time their position changes. Dredges are monitoring channels 13, 14, and 1. Mariners are requested to contact the dredge on channel 13 to make any necessary passing arrangements. GLDD will coordinate their dredging with the Vessel Traffic Service and the Port Authority of NY/NJ to minimize the impact on the adjacent berths. Turbidity sensors, marked with orange buoys, will be deployed within 200 yards of the dredges. A small boat will be on scene to tend the buoys and remove them at the end of each day or when navigational safety concerns are present. GLDD will report the buoy positions to VTSNY on channel 14. Each vessel transiting in the vicinity of a work area where drill barges and/or dredges are located is required to do so at no wake speed. Blasting operations will be necessary in the vicinity of Berths 86 and 88, possibly by the end of 2007. Additional restrictions will be enforced during blasting Please address questions or comments to Mr. Patrick Mannion at (718) 354 4191 or by e-mail to Patrick.J.Mannion@uscg.mil. (NOAA chart 12327)