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) has updated the following nautical charts:

• chart 12324, 33rd ed. - Intracoastal Waterway, Sandy Hook to Little Egg Harbor

• chart 12335, 42nd ed. - Hudson and East rivers Governors Island to 67th Street

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.

LONG ISLAND SOUND,

NEW LONDON HARBOR AND VICINITY, CONN.

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

• change New London Harbor leading light (LL 21948); light will be lowered back from its temporary fixed position of 44 feet and remounted at 36 feet mean low water and placed into position 41 21 47N, 72 05 14W, located on the southeast bridge abutment of the railroad bridge. Characteristic to remain the same.

(NOAA charts 12378, 13213)

LONG ISLAND SOUND,

STRATFORD POINT TO

SHERWOOD POINT, BRIDGEPORT HARBOR, YELLOW MILL

CHANNEL, CONN.

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

• disestablish Yellow Mill Junction buoy YM (LL 24665)

(NOAA charts 12364, 12369)

SHINNECOCK BAY TO

EAST ROCKAWAY INLET, MORICHES BAY, N.Y.

There has been a report of shoaling in the vicinity of Moriches Bay buoy 18 (LL 30305). All mariners are requested to transit the area with caution.

NEW YORK HARBOR,

KILL VAN KULL, N.Y. and N.J.

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following improvements to this waterway. All lighted aids will be equipped with Carmanah 700 series LED’s.

• lighted buoy 9 (LL 37285) to 3 nm

• lighted buoy 9A (LL 37286) to 3 nm and rename to 11

• lighted buoy 10 (LL 37300) to 3 nm

• lighted buoy 11 (LL 37305) to 3 nm and rename to 13

• lighted buoy 12 (LL 37310) to 3 nm

• lighted buoy 12A (LL 37315) to 3 nm and rename to 14

• lighted buoy 13 (LL 37320) to 3 nm and rename to 15

• lighted buoy 14 (LL 37325) to 3 nm and rename to 16

• junction lighted buoy E (LL 37327) to 3 nm

• lighted buoy 15 (LL 37330) disestablish

• lighted buoy 15A (LL 37325) to 3 nm, rename to 17 and relocate 60 yards east to approximate position 40 38 25.09N 074 09 00.00W

• lighted buoy 16 (LLNR 37335) to 3 nm and rename to 18

• lighted buoy 16A (LLNR 37340) to 3 nm and rename to 20

• lighted buoy 17 (LLNR 37345) to 3 nm and rename to 19

• light 18 (LLNR 37360) rename to 22 will remain with conventional lighting,

• buoy 19 (LLNR 37365) rename to 21

(NOAA charts 12327, 12333)

JAMAICA BAY AND ROCKAWAY INLET, SHEEPSHEAD BAY, N.Y.

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following changes to this waterway in April because of increased shoaling in the vicinity of Sheepshead Bay buoy 7:

• delete Sheepshead Bay buoy 7A (LL 34356)

• relocate Sheepshead Bay buoy 6 (LL 34350) to approximate position 40 34 30N, 073 55 44W

• relocate Sheepshead Bay buoy 7 (LL 34355) to approximate position 40 34 31N, 073 55 41W

(NOAA charts 12326, 12327, 12350)

NEW YORK HARBOR,

RARITAN BAYKEYPORT

HARBOR, N.Y. and N.J.

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

• change Keyport Harbor channel lighted buoy 3 (LL 36375), nominal range to 3 nm. Aid will be equipped with new LED lantern

(NOAA charts 12327, 12331)

NEW YORK HARBOR,

COMPTON CHANNEL, N.J.

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

• change Compton Channel lighted buoy 1 (LL 35695) nominal range to 3 nm

Aid will be equipped with new LED lantern.

(NOAA charts 12324, 12327, 12401)

PASSAIC AND HACKENSACK RIVERS, N.J.

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

• change Passaic River Channel lighted buoy 2 (LL 37625) nominal range from 4 nm to 3 nm

This aid will be equipped with a Carmanah LED lantern.

(NOAA charts 12327, 12337)