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 13223, 39th ed. — Narragansett Bay, including NewportHarbor;

• chart 12300, 46th ed. — Approaches to New York, Nantucket Shoals to Five Fathom Bank;

• chart 13238, 16th ed. — Martha’s Vineyard Eastern Part, OakBluffsHarbor, VineyardHavenHarbor, EdgartownHarbor;

• chart 12333, 35th ed. — Kill Van Kull and Northern Part of Arthur Kill.

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.

FRENCHMAN ANDBLUEHILLBAYSAND APPROACHES, FRENCHMAN BAY, ME.

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

• change Egg Rock bell buoy 4 (LL 1850) to Egg Rock lighted buoy 4 (LL 1850) flashing red 2.5 seconds. (NOAA charts 13312, 13318)

MASSACHUSETTS BAY,

NEW INLET, MASS.

Shoaling has been reported in New Inlet from North River Junction buoy NR (LL 12355) to New Inlet buoy 12 (LL 12400). Depths of 2 feet or less at mean low water may be found. New Inlet buoys 10 and 12 have been reported aground and laying over, with the mooring exposed at low water. Mariners are urged to use extreme caution while transiting this waterway.

CHARLES RIVER, MASS.

An uncharted obstruction has been reported in position 42 22 10.126N, 071 03 24.948W. Mariners are requested to proceed with caution. (NOAA chart 13272)

CHELSEACREEK, MASS.

An uncharted wreck has been reported in position 42 23 03.939N, 071 01 37.383W. Mariners are requested to proceed with caution. (NOAA chart 13272)

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 PROVIDENCEAND 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 by 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)