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MA: Buzzards Bay, Bird Island Gong, proposal to discontinue

Date Posted: Jun 08, 2017

The U.S. Coast Guard is considering making the following changes to Aids to Navigation to this waterway:

DISCONTINUE the following aid

Bird Island Gong Buoy 1 (LLNR 16070)

Interested Mariners are strongly encouraged to comment on this proposal in writing, either personally or through their organization. All comments will be carefully considered and are requested prior to 11 August 2017 to complete the process. In order to most effectively consider your feedback and improve the data collection, when responding to this proposal, please include size and type of vessel, recreational or commercial, and distance from aid that you start looking for it, and if and how you use the signal. Please do not call the Coast Guard viatelephone or other means, only written responses to this proposal will be accepted. Refer to Project No. 01-17-038. E-mail can be sent to: D01-SMB-DPWPublicComments@uscg.mil .

Source: CG 1st District LNM 01232017

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Cape Cod Canal, railroad bridge in down position

Date Posted: Jun 08, 2017

Mariners are advised that the Cape Cod Railroad Bridge will be in a temporary down position during its normal operation schedule.

Monday –Thursday: No windows

Friday: 7:00 p.m. till 7:40 p.m.

9:40 p.m. till 10:20 p.m.

Saturday: 09:10 a.m. till 09:50 a.m.

7:25 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.

Sunday: 09:10 a.m. till 09:50 a.m.

7:25 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.

Mariners are advised to proceed with caution when transiting the area. Mariners may contact the Marine Control Office by phone at (978) 318-8500.

Source: CG 1st District LNM 01232017

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RI: Sakonnet River, bridge demolition

Date Posted: Jun 01, 2017

Mariners are advised that a vessel exclusion zone for the bridge demolition has been established and marked by 23 regulatory buoys. The event will take place May 25, 2017 through October 31, 2017. Mariners are advised to proceed with caution when transiting the area. Mariners may contact the person in charge by phone at (401) 265-5281.

Source: CG 1st District LNM 01222017

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RI: Narragansett Bay, East Passage, dredging

Date Posted: May 25, 2017

Mariners are advised that a dredging project will take place on the east side of Gould Island in the East Passage of the Narragansett Bay. Mariners are advised to proceed with caution when transiting the area. Mariners may contact the person in charge by VHF CH 16 and CH 13 and by phone at (617) 834-7211.

Dredging will continue through August 31, 2017.

Source: CG 1st District LNM 01212017

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Gulf of Maine, proposed aids to navigation change

Date Posted: May 18, 2017

The U.S. Coast Guard is considering making the following change to Aids to Navigation:
CHANGE Bantam Rock Lighted Bell Buoy 2BR (LLNR 5405), REMOVE BELL and rename to Bantam Rock Lighted Buoy 2BR (LLNR 5405)
Interested Mariners are strongly encouraged to comment on this proposal in writing, either personally or through their organization. All comments will be carefully considered and are requested prior to 14 July 2017 to complete the process. In order to most effectively consider your feedback and improve the data collection, when responding to this proposal, please include size and type of vessel, recreational or commercial, and distance from aid that you start looking for it, and if and how you use the signal. Please do not call the Coast Guard via telephone or other means, only written responses to this proposal will be accepted. Refer to Project No. 01-17-039. E-mail can be sent to:
D01-SMB-DPWPublicComments@uscg.mil .

Source: CG 1st District LNM 01202017

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MA: Gloucester, Blynman (SR127) Bridge, restricted nighttime operations

Date Posted: Dec 09, 2016

The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Blynman (SR127) Bridge across the Annisquam River and Blynman Canal at mile 0.0 at Gloucester, MA. The deviation is necessary due to the construction of a new operator's house. This deviation allows the bridge to be opened with a two hour advanced notice during the hours of 8 p.m. through 4 a.m. from December 6, 2016 through April 30, 2017.

Source: Federal Register 12/9/16

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ME: Piscataqua River, regulated navigation area in the vicinity of Portmouth Naval Shipyard

Date Posted: Dec 06, 2016

The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary regulated navigation area (RNA) on the Piscataqua River near the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, ME between Henderson Point Light on Seavey Island and the Memorial Bridge. This RNA establishes speed restrictions to eliminate vessel wake which could endanger the lives of divers and support crews working at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The speed restrictions apply to all vessels transiting the regulated area unless authorized by the First Coast Guard District Commander or the Captain of the Port (COTP), Sector Northern New England.

This rule is effective without actual notice from December 6, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

This rule places speed restrictions on all vessels transiting the navigable waters of the Piscataqua River, Kittery, ME near the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard between Henderson Point Light on Seavey Island and the Memorial Bridge from 12:01 a.m. on November 14, 2016, through 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2017. The vessels operating within the RNA are subject to a “Slow-No Wake” speed limit. More specifically, vessels may not produce a wake and may not attain speeds greater than five (5) knots unless a higher minimum speed is necessary to maintain steerageway.

Source: Federal Register 12/6/16

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ME: Eastport, safety zone due to breakwater collapse - UPDATE

Date Posted: Nov 23, 2016

Update: The project is now expected to be completed in June 2017

 

The United States Coast Guard has established a temporary safety zone for the Eastport Breakwater in Eastport, Maine starting December 11, 2014 until January 30, 2017. The safety zone is in place to safeguard persons, facilities, vessels and others in the maritime community from the safety hazards associated with the collapse of the Breakwater.
All vessels desiring to enter the safety zone must request permission to do so by the Captain of the Port (COTP) or their designated representative. Mariners can request permission to transit by hailing the Coast Guard On-Scene Commander on VHF radio channel 16 or by calling (207) 741-5465. Vessel operators given permission to enter or operate in the safety zone must comply with all directions given to them by the
COTP or his designated representatives. If you have questions on this temporary rule, call or e-mail LT David Bourbeau at Sector Northern New England; telephone (207)347-5015, e-mail David.T.Bourbeau@uscg.mil.
Safety Zone Location:
The safety zone includes all navigable waters, surface to bottom, bound inside the area of four positions 44°54'26"N, 066°59'00"W, 44°54'25"N, 066°58'54"W, 44°54'19"N, 066°58'55"W, 44°54'19"N, 066°59'01"W on the waters of Eastport Harbor in the vicinity of the Eastport Breakwater, Eastport, ME. The safety zone is restricting vessel traffic from transiting within 100 yards of the eastern face of the Eastport Breakwater.

Source: CG 1st District LNM 512014

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ME: Caution, Roderick Head, submerged ledge at high tide

Date Posted: Nov 21, 2016

Midway between the tip of Roderick Head and green can “3” (off the ferry landing), an enormous ledge presents a considerable hazard to navigation since it is submerged at high tide. During high water, give this visible ledge a very wide berth at slow speed, watching the depth sounder.

Source: Staff

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ME: Southwest Harbor, dredging at Great Harbor Marina

Date Posted: Oct 27, 2016

Prock Marine will be conducting dredging operations at Great Harbor Marina in Southwest Harbor (Approximate position 44-16-24.825N 068-19-14.560W) from November 08 2016 to May 15 2017 and then November 08 2017 to May 15 2018. Hours of operation will run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Equipment on scene will be a 48’x140’ crane barge and a dump scow. Vessels can be contacted on VHF-FM channel 14.

Source: CG 1st District LNM 01432016

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