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 .

LAKE CHAMPLAIN,

BARBER POINT TO WHITEHALL, MAIN PASSAGE, VT. and N.Y.

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

• change Putnam Creek lighted buoy 62 (LL 39880) to Putnam Creek buoy 62 (LL 39880);

• change Lake Champlain Main Channel lighted buoy 65 (LL 39885) to Lake Champlain Main Channel buoy 65 (LL 39885);

• change Fivemile Point lighted buoy 67 (LL 39890) to Fivemile Point buoy 67 (LL 39890);

• change Stoney Point lighted buoy 81 (LL 39955) to Stoney Point buoy 81 (LL 39995).

(NOAA chart 14784)

EAST RIVER, N.Y.

(REVISED BUOY LOCATIONS)

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. 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 53.92N, 074 00 10.95W; 40 41 50.66N, 074 00 04.84W; 40 41 46.36N, 074 00 07.84W; 40 41 48.40N, 074 00 14.03W. 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 charts 12334, 12335)

FIRE ISLAND INLET, N.Y.

Dredging will be done in Fire Island Inlet and Shore Westerly to Jones Inlet until Jan. 23, 2008. The hours of operation will be seven days a weeks, 24 hours a day. On scene will be dredge R.S. Weeks which will be monitoring VHF channels 13 and 15. Mariners are requested to proceed with extreme caution and transit the area at their slowest safe speed.

ATLANTIC OCEAN,

AMBROSE LIGHT, N.Y. and N.J.

The Captain of the Port New York has established a temporary safety zone within a 250-yard radius of Ambrose Light (LL 720) at 40 27 00N, 073 48 00W, and about 8.35nm east of Sandy Hook, N.J. This rule is effective until 11:59 p.m. May 5, unless terminated sooner due to completion of survey and reconstruction operations. In accordance with the general regulations in 33 CFR 165.23, entry into, transiting, or anchoring within this safety zone is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port New York, or his on-scene representative. On-scene representative means any commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the Coast Guard on board Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, and local, state, and federal law enforcement vessels who have been authorized to act on behalf of the Captain of the Port, New York. (NOAA chart 12326)

CLINTON, CONN.

Dredging will be done 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.