Notices to Mariners LIS Feb 07

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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 12327, 99th ed. — New YorkHarbor,

• chart 12372, 34th ed. — Long Island Sound, Watch Hill to New HavenHarbor,

• chart 12335, 41st ed. — Hudson and EastRivers, Governors Island to 67th Street,

• chart 12334, 68th ed. — New YorkHarbor, UpperBay and Narrows, Anchorage Chart,

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.

EAST RIVER, ROOSEVELT

ISLAND, EAST CHANNEL, N.Y. (REVISED)

As part of the Roosevelt Island Tidal Energy project, two tidal turbines and two warning buoys were scheduled to be installed by Dec. 15, 2006. The final four turbines will be installed during January and February 2007. The turbines and buoys will be installed in the East River approximately 200 feet north of the Roosevelt Island Bridge, along the east shore of Roosevelt Island, in a rectangular area measuring 165 feet wide by 260 feet long, bounded by the following points: 40 45 51.2N, 073 56, 46.7W; 40 45 50.3N, 073 56 44.6W; 40 45 52.6N, 073 56 42.8W; and 40 45 53.5N, 073 56 44.7W. The lighted buoys marking the outer edge of the rectangular area will be white with an orange stripe and diamond and exhibit a flashing white characteristic. Tugs Susan Miller Shawn Miller, Karen Miller and a 30- by 90-foot spud barge with crane will be on scene during the installation process and monitoring VHF channel 16. The shallowest depth of water over the turbines in the test area will be five feet at Mean Lower Low Water. Accordingly, vessels are requested to remain outside the test area and transit with caution. The tidal turbines are scheduled to be removed in May 2008. (NOAA chart 12339)

EAST RIVER, WEST CHANNEL,

FDR DRIVE, N.Y.

Weeks Marine will be conducting waterside deconstruction on the East River for the Outboard Detour Roadway (ODR) and fender for the FDR Drive. Work will continue through approximately April 30, 2007. The western half of the West Channel will be CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC during this period. (NOAA chart 12335)

RARITAN RIVER,

NEW BRUNSWICK LANDING, N.J.

Pile and dock installation will be performed at the New Brunswick Landing by IEW Construction Group through May 10, 2007. Work hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. DC300 will be on spuds and anchors; barge Spuyten Duyvil will be on spuds. Material barge Raritan and assist boats will also be on scene. The vessels will be monitoring VHF channels 13 and 79. (NOAA chart 12332)

EAST RIVER, N.Y.

Under and above water bulkhead rehabilitation work is being done on Pier 11 and the Battery Maritime building until March 31, 2007. The hours of operations are Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. On scene are work and concrete barges, flexifloat and floating work stages. VHF channels 10 and 16 are being monitored. Mariners are requested to produce no wake when transiting the area.