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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 has updated the following nautical charts:

• chart 13006, 34th ed. — West Quoddy Head to New York;

• chart 13009, 33rd ed. — Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank;

• chart 13200, 33rd ed. — Georges Bank and Nantucket Shoals;

• chart 13260, 40th ed. — Bay of Fundy to Cape Cod;

• chart 13274, 27th ed. — PortsmouthHarbor to BostonHarbor, Merrimack River Extension;

• chart 13267, 34th ed. — Massachusetts Bay, North River.

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.

TIBBETTNARROWS TO SCHOODICISLAND, PLEASANT BAY, MAINE

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

• change NortonIsland daybeacon 2 to NortonIsland buoy 2, red nun.

(NOAA chart 13324)

PORT OF PROVIDENCE

AND POPASQUASH NECK, R.I. (REVISED)

Explosive rock demolition and dredging are being conducted between the Port of Providence and Popasquash Neck. During demolition, drill barge Alex will be anchored in various locations with lighted mooring balls within this channel. The channel will remain open to vessel traffic for the majority of this operation, and as a result of the sensitivity of this operation, a “Slow No Wake” buoy with retro-reflective markings will be placed on both the north and south sides of the barges to warn approaching mariners. The project foreman for RDA Company is Jerry Smith, who can be reached on-site via VHF channels 13 or 16. Landline phone for RDA Company is (857) 939-9277. As all work involves line diving operations, mariners are urged to use extreme caution when navigating Fox Point Reach Channel during this operation. As operations progress the Coast Guard will broadcast specific information on the location of operations and any changes that will affect vessel traffic in this area. (NOAA chart 13225)

ROCKLAND, MAINE

Dredging and marine construction is being conducted at the Rockland Ferry Terminal until Nov. 15. The hours of operation will be 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. On scene is a crane barge and deck barge that will be monitoring VHF channel 13.

NARRAGANSETT BAY,

NEWPORT HARBOR, R.I.

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

• change Goat Island southeast buoy 7 (LL 17845) to Goat Island southeast lighted buoy 7, green, flashing green 4 seconds. (NOAA charts 13221, 13223)

CONANICUT ISLAND, R.I.

Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting in the vicinity of a 69-foot sunken sailboat in position: 41 26.7N, 071 24.26W. Approximately 4 feet of the boat’s mast remains above the waterline. All vessels are to keep a sharp look out and use caution when transiting west of Beavertail Point. (NOAA chart 13221)

PORTSMOUTH, R.I.

Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting in the vicinity of a sunken fishing boat in position: 41 38.29.20N, 071 14.57.09W. The boat is marked with a white and orange buoy with a white flashing light. All vessels are to keep a sharp look out and use caution in the vicinity of Mount Hope Bay Marine Terminal in Portsmouth, RI: 41 37N, 071 15W. There is a possibility that pier debris might be in this area.

PORTLANDHARBOR,

LIGHTHOUSE CHANNEL, MAINE

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following changes to aids to navigation in June:

• change Lighthouse Channel buoy 2 (LL 7715) to Lighthouse Channel lighted buoy 2 (LL 7715), flashing red 2.5 seconds, 2 nautical miles;

• change Lighthouse Channel daybeacon 3 (LL 7720) to Lighthouse Channel light 3 (LL 7720), flashing green 4 seconds, 2 nautical miles;

• change Lighthouse Channel buoy 4 (LL 7725) to Lighthouse Channel lighted buoy 4 (LL 7725), flashing red 4 seconds, 2 nautical miles.

(NOAA chart 13292)

PENOBSCOTBAYAND

FRENCHMAN BAY, ME.

The Coast Guard has established transit lanes and recommended routes for deep-draft vessels traveling upon these waters. Mariners are advised to have an updated chart of the area illustrating these lanes, and to monitor VHF channels 13 and 16 for securities broadcasts from vessels using these routes. All boaters are requested not to impede the safe navigation of commercial deep-draft traffic following these routes.