Local Notices to Mariners – Long Island Sound

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This information is taken from the First Coast Guard District’s Local Notice to Mariners alerting boaters to navigational changes or hazards.

This information is taken from the First 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. To be placed on the mailing list for the entire Local Notice to Mariners, contact the First Coast Guard District at (617) 223-8335. (The notices also are available on the World Wide Web at www.navcen.uscg.mil .)

REVISED NAUTICAL CHARTS

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

• chart 14783, 20th ed. — Lake Champlain, FourBrothersIslands to Barber Point,

• chart 12333, 34th ed. — Kill Van Kull and Northern Part of Arthur Kill (Inset).

• chart 13212, 36th ed. — Approaches to New LondonHarbor,

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, MD20737.

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NEWYORKHARBOR,

ARTHUR KILL, N.Y.

The Coast Guard has received a report of a submerged obstruction in approximate position 40 38.82N, 074 10.53W. The obstruction is being marked by a survey vessel remaining on station. In the southern portion of the channel, 475 feet of channel remain open for transit. Mariners are advised to transit the area with caution. (NOAA chart 12333)

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EAST ANDHARLEM RIVERS, N.Y.

Weeks Marine will be installing ferry landings at the BatteryMaritimeBuilding, East 34th and East 90th Streets, through June 30. The WMI 511, WMI 500, WMI 196, and WMI 239 will be on scene. Work hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lighted anchor buoys have been deployed near the East 90th Street location. (NOAA charts 12335, 12339)

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NEWYORKHARBOR,

UPPER BAY, N.Y.

Brooklyn Port Authority Marine Terminal Pier 7 south and Pier 8 north will be closed to all local marine traffic until further notice due to a sunken 360-foot barge and 10 train box cars in the water. All mariners are requested to transit the area with caution at a no-wake speed (NOAA chart 12334)

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NEWYORKHARBOR, EAST RIVER, EASTCHESTER BAY, N.Y.

The Coast Guard has received a report of a sailboat which sank on a mooring ball in approximate position 40 50.40N, 073 47.50W in the vicinity of CityIsland. All vessels are requested to proceed with caution and report sightings to the U.S. Coast Guard. (NOAA chart 12364)

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HUDSON RIVER, YONKERS, N.Y.

The Coast Guard has received a report of a downed aircraft in the vicinity of the YonkersCity pier in the Hudson River. The Army Corps of Engineers reports the submerged aircraft in approximate position 40 55.85N, 073 54.55W, in 43 feet of water with a least depth of 37 feet. Mariners are advised to transit the area with caution using the western side of the channel adjacent to anchorage area 17. Salvage vessels are expected on scene and may be contacted on VHF channels 13 and 16. Mariners are advised to transit this area with caution. (NOAA chart 12343)

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HUDSON RIVER, N.Y.

The Coast Guard has received a report of a 140-foot barge that has sunk in approximate position 42 05.5N, 073 55.7W, just north of Hudson River light 96. The barge is completely submerged and is marked by a small unlit white “wreck” buoy. Mariners are advised to use the western side of the channel and transit this area with caution. (NOAA chart 12347)