Local Notices to Mariners – New England

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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 13218, 40th ed. - Martha’s Vineyard to Block Island

• chart 13221, 57th ed. - Narragansett Bay,

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.

CASCO BAY, PORTLAND

HARBOR APPROACH, MAINE

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

• change Portland Harbor Main Approach lighted whistle buoy 4 (LL 7505) nominal range from 5 nm to 4 nm using Carmanah LED technology.

(NOAA charts 13006, 13009, 13260, 13286, 13288, 13290, 13292)

PORTSMOUTH TO DOVER

AND EXETER, PISCATAQUA RIVER, MAINE and N.H.

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

• change Piscataqua River lighted buoy 7 (LL 8490) flashing green 4 seconds, 5 nm nominal range to 4 nm using LED technology

• change Piscataqua River buoy 9 (LL 8500) to Piscataqua River lighted buoy 9 (LL 8500) flashing green 4 seconds, 4 nm LED

• change Piscataqua River buoy 11 (LL 8510) to Piscataqua River lighted buoy 11 (LL 8510) flashing green 2.5 seconds, 4 nm LED.

(NOAA chart 13285)

MASSACHUSETTS BAY, MASS.

The Coast Guard has received a report of a submerged vessel in position 42 32.767N, 070 40.062W. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting the area.

IPSWICH BAY TO GLOUCESTER HARBOR, ESSEX BAY, MASS.

The following seasonal aids should be on station on or about April 25.

• Essex Bay entrance buoy 3 (LL 9483)

• Essex Bay channel buoy 4 (LL 9485)

• Essex Bay channel buoy 6 (LL 9490)

• Essex Bay channel buoy 8 (LL 9500)

• Essex Bay channel buoy 10 (LL 9505)

• Essex Bay channel buoy 11 (LL 9510)

• Essex Bay channel buoy 12 (LL 9515)

• Essex Bay channel buoy 12 (LL 9520)

• Essex Bay channel buoy 15 (LL 9525)

• Essex Bay channel buoy 16 (LL 9530)

• Essex Bay channel buoy 17 (v 9535)

NEW BEDFORD, MASS.

Shoreline excavation work will be conducted in New Bedford Harbor until July 4. The work will be done seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. Two floating docks will be spudded in place, each extending between 80 and 100 feet off the eastern shoreline into the Acushnet River.

Excavators will be on the floating docks operating within the approximate north and south property line of the former Aerovox facility, extending into the river at southeast point of 70 54 59.976W by 41 40 24.284N, and a northeast point of 70 54 57.644W, by 41 40 29.480N. The work area is approximately 6,000 feet north of the Route 195 and Coggeshall Street bridges. A floating white oil boom is attached to the docks as well as blinking lights located along the docks’ perimeter edge. Mariners are urged to use extreme caution in this area and, if transit is desired, hail on VHF channel 77 or make contact on VHF channels 13/16 to coordinate the passage and proceed with caution after passage arrangements have been made.