Notices to Mariners NE Dec 06

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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 on the World Wide Web 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 on the World Wide Web at www.navcen.uscg.gov .

REVISED NAUTICAL CHARTS

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has updated the following nautical chart:

• chart 13312, 22nd ed. — Frenchman and Blue Hill Bays and Approaches.

The new edition is 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.

NANTUCKET SOUND AND

APPROACHES, GREAT ROUND SHOAL CHANNEL, MASS.

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

• change Great Round Shoal Channel lighted bell buoy 15 (LL 13655) nominal range from four nautical miles to three nautical miles. (NOAA charts 13237, 13260)

• chart 13009, 32nd ed. — Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank.

NARRAGANSETT BAY,

WEST PASSAGE, R.I.

The main navigation channel in the West Passage of Narragansett Bay has been closed at the old Jamestown Bridge due to demolition and debris recovery operations. Although these operations are continuing along the entire length of the old Jamestown Bridge, the main navigation channel is free of debris, allowing the Coast Guard to establish a temporary channel for use by vessels subject to certain restrictions. Because barges and cranes continue to work on the outside edges of the 600-foot-wide channel to remove concrete bridge piers, the Coast Guard has established a temporary channel extending 150 feet from each side of the centerline of the main channel. This creates a temporary channel which is a total of 300 feet wide. The channel is marked with green buoys (9A, 9B, 9C) on the west side of the temporary channel, and red buoys (8A, 8B, 8C) on the east side.

Use of this temporary channel is subject to the following restrictions:

1. Daylight transit only (between sunrise and sunset).

2. Vessels with a draft no greater than 15 feet.

3. One-way traffic only within the temporary channel; no passing or overtaking of another vessel permitted.

Deviations of the above restrictions may be granted on a case-by-case basis by the Captain of the Port. Workers for the demolition contractor, Cashman Equipment Corporation, are operating from barges positioned in the vicinity of the main navigation channel and adjacent to the various bridge piers. Lighted white can buoys have been placed in a line 1,000 feet north and south of, and parallel to, the Old Jamestown Bridge to mark the demolition work area. Questions regarding this temporary channel should be referred to Edward LeBlanc, chief, Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England, at (401) 435-2351, or edward. g.leblanc@uscg.mil . (NOAA charts 13221, 13223)

CASCO BAY, PORTLAND

TO YARMOUTH, MAINE

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following changes to aids to navigation in this waterway in August:

• change Basket Island lighted buoy 4 (LL 7386) nominal range to 3 nautical miles. (NOAA chart 13288, 13290)

CASCO BAY, DIAMOND ISLAND PASSAGE, MAINE

The Coast Guard was scheduled to make the following changes to aids to navigation in this waterway in August:

• change Diamond Island Passage lighted buoy 1 (LL 7175) nominal range to 3 nautical miles. (NOAA chart 13288, 13290)