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NJ: Barnegat Bay, Forked River, dredging

Date Posted: Aug 08, 2017

Great Lakes Dredging will commence dredging operations approximately August 10, and continue until Sep 2017 in the Forked River near Barnegat Bay, NJ. Dredging operations will begin in the Middle Branch channel and 3 booster pumps will be used. After Approximately 10 days the dredge will be repositioned to the southern spurs. Sections of pipeline and boosters will be pulled out of line as work areas are completed. Marine traffic
through the river will still be possible during dredging operations. Boaters will be able to maneuver around dredge and boosters. Dredge and work vessels will monitor VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. Mariners are urged to remain 50 feet from the dredge and booster and contact the dredge and working vessel to make safe passing arrangements via VHF channels 13 or 16. Mariners are advised to proceed with caution when transiting the
area.

Source: CG 5th District LNM 05322017

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NJ: Manasquan Inlet, Brielle Railroad Bridge, very narrow opening, strong current

Date Posted: Jul 27, 2017

This railroad bridge is kept open except when a train is coming, which is several times each hour. The opening under the bridge is very narrow--maybe 40 feet--and there is a very strong current that does not follow the direction of the bridge opening. Also, the opening is not in line with the channel leading to the bridge opening. I recommend that before your enter the opening, you line up so you can see through the opening to be sure another boat isn't coming towards you. (This place gets super busy on the weekends with small boats that don't have radios). When approaching the opening, use enough power to control your boat as the current tries to push you towards the sides of the opening. For low-powered sail boats, it would be best to go through the opening near slack tide.

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NJ: Absecon Inlet, nav aids difficult to see

Date Posted: Jul 27, 2017

There are several small buoys between the jetty and red 2 that are very hard to see in a wavy surf. Keep your eyes open. There is a fair amount of deep water, but you don't want to go too far to the north. Also, there is very ample water, even at low tide, between the bulkhead and red 2 and red 4 going into the harbor for Kammerman's or the Golden Nugget.

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NY: Long Island Sound, Great Captain Island, proposed aids to navigation change

Date Posted: Jul 13, 2017

The U.S. Coast Guard is considering making the following change to Aids to Navigation:
CHANGE Great Captain Island Light (LLNR 21400) from a rotating lantern to a flashing lantern, and decrease the advertised nominal range from 17NM to 14NM. The Coast Guard intends to use a more power efficient LED lantern.
REMOVE Emergency light of reduced intensity when main light is extinguished.

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 1 September 2017 to complete the process. In order to most effectively consider your feedback and improve or 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. 01-17-052. E-mail can be sent to:
D01-SMB-DPWPublicComments@uscg.mil.

Source: CG 1st District LNM 01282017

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CT: Long Island Sound, New Haven Harbor, proposed aids to navigation change

Date Posted: Jul 13, 2017

The U.S. Coast Guard is considering making the following change to Aids to Navigation:
CHANGE Southwest Ledge Light (LLNR 21210/24060) from a rotating lantern to a flashing lantern. The Coast Guard intends to use a more powerefficient LED lantern.
REMOVE Emergency light of reduced intensity when main light is extinguished.

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 1 September 2017 to complete the process. In order to most effectively consider your feedback and improve or 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. 01-17-055. E-mail can be sent to:
D01-SMB-DPWPublicComments@uscg.mil.

Source: CG 1st District LNM 01282017

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NJ: Lower Bay, Romer Shoal Light, proposed aids to navigation change

Date Posted: Jul 13, 2017

The U.S. Coast Guard is considering making the following change to Aids to Navigation:

CHANGE Romer Shoal Light (LLNR 35070) from a rotating lantern to a flashing lantern, and decrease the advertised nominal range from 15NM to 14NM. The Coast Guard intends to use a more power efficient LED lantern.

REMOVE Emergency light of reduced intensity when main light is extinguished.

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 1 September 2017 to complete the process. In order to most effectively consider your feedback and improve or 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. 01-16-178. E-mail can be sent to:

D01-SMB-DPWPublicComments@uscg.mil.

Source: CG 1st District LNM 01282017

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NY: Gardiners Bay, Orient Point Light, proposed aids to navigation change

Date Posted: Jul 13, 2017

The U.S. Coast Guard is considering making the following change to Aids to Navigation:

CHANGE Orient Point Light (LLNR 21095) from a rotating lantern to a flashing lantern, and decrease the advertised nominal range from 17NM to 14NM. The Coast Guard intends to use a more power efficient LED lantern.

REMOVE Emergency light of reduced intensity when main light is extinguished.

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 1 September 2017 to complete the process. In order to most effectively consider your feedback and improve or 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. 01-17-050. E-mail can be sent to:

D01-SMB-DPWPublicComments@uscg.mil.

Source: CG 1st District LNM 01282017

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NY: Long Island, Moriches Bay, shoaling - UPDATE

Date Posted: Jun 22, 2017

6/22/17: NY-SHINNECOCK BAY TO EAST ROCKAWAY INLET (Chart 12352)-MORICHES BAY
Severe shoaling conditions continue to impact navigation at the entrance to Moriches Inlet and Moriches Bay. It is considered unsafe for mariners to attempt to navigate Moriches Inlet at any time, and buoys are no longer maintained in the inlet. Severe shoaling is also present in Moriches Bay along the Long Island Intracoastal Waterway in the vicinity of Moriches Bay Buoys 17, 18, 21, 26, 27, 28 and 29 extending the entire width of the channel at nearly all tide levels. The area from Buoy 17 to 21 is navigable only at high tide. The most severe area of shoaling can be found between buoys 26 and 27 and is less than 3 ft. Shoaling is also reported in the vicinity of Moriches Inlet East Cut Buoys 3E and 5E.
Mariners should be aware that the Aids to Navigation in these areas are unreliable due to shoaling and mariners are strongly advised to seek alternate routes.
Because of the severe conditions in Moriches Bay the U.S. Coast Guard is considering making the following change to Aids to Navigation:
DISCONTINUE the following aids:
Moriches Bay Buoy 17 (LLNR 30300)
Moriches Bay Buoy 17A (LLNR 30303)
Moriches Bay Lighted Buoy 18 (LLNR 30305)
Moriches Bay Buoy 20 (LLNR 30320)
Moriches Bay Buoy 21 (LLNR 30315)
ESTABLISH the following aids, each aid will be white and orange with an orange diamond and marked "DANGER SEVERE SHOALING AHEAD" and located to the east and west of the most severe shoaling in the vicinity of buoys 17 to 21;
Moriches Bay West Warning Buoy in approximate position 40-46-37N 072-46-22W
Moriches Bay East Warning Buoy in approximate position 40-46-37N 072-46-22W
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 18 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 via
telephone or other means, only written responses to this proposal will be accepted. Refer to Project No. 01-17-054. E-mail can be sent to:
D01-SMB-DPWPublicComments@uscg.mil .

9/29/16: Shoaling has been reported in Moriches Bay along the Long Island Intercostal Waterway in the vicinity of Moriches Bay Buoy 17,18, 21, 26, 27, 28 and 29 extending the entire width of the channel and at any tide level. The most severe area of shoaling can be found between buoys 26 and 27 and is less than 3 ft. Shoaling is also reported in Moriches Inlet in the vicinity of Moriches Inlet East Cut Buoys 3E and 5E. Mariners should be aware that the Aids to Navigation in these areas have been deemed unreliable due to shoaling and mariners are advised to seek alternate routes. If transiting these areas, do so only at high tide and
proceed slowly and with extreme caution.

Source: CG 1st District LNM 01252017

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Moriches Bay, Quantuck Canal, proposed aids to navigation change

Date Posted: Jun 22, 2017

The U.S. Coast Guard is considering making the following change to Aids to Navigation:
DISCONTINUE Quantuck Canal Daybeacon 9 (LLNR 30570) from approximate position 40-48-18.906N 072-37-08.493W.
ESTABLISH Quantuck Canal Buoy 9 (LLNR 30570) green can, in approximate position 40-48-18.906N 072-37-08.493W.
Interested Mariners are strongly encouraged to comment on this proposal in writing, either personally or through their organization. All comments will be carefully consideredred and are requested prior to 18 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 via telephone or other means, only written responses to this proposal will be accepted. Refer to Project No. 01-17-055. E-mail can be sent to:
D01-SMB-DPWPublicComments@uscg.mil .

Source: CG 1st District LNM 01252017

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Manasquan River, dredging

Date Posted: Jun 20, 2017

Village Dock Contracting will be conducting dredging operations in Manasquan Inlet, Crabtown Creek, Kingsbridge Channel, Wills Hole Thorofare, and Wills Hole West Channel from 6/26/17 thru 9/30/17. Dredge pipe will be located in multiple areas outside the channel and will be marked and lit IAW Coast Guard regulations. There will be numerous points where submerged pipeline will be crossing the main navigational channel. These locations of submerged pipeline will be at Crabtown creek entrance at 40d 06’ 23”N, 074d 02’ 50”W, on the west side of the Brielle Bridge at 40d 06” 08’N, 074d 03’ 17”W, at the railroad bridge at 40d 16’ 18”N, 074d 03’ 00”W, and at 40d 06’ 21”N, 074d 02’ 33”W toward the entrance of Manasquan Inlet. Work hours are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There will be two dredges, a push boat, skiff, booster pump barge, and dredging pipeline on scene. All marine equipment operators will be monitoring VHF-FM channel 63 and channel 16 and 13. Dredge and work vessels will monitor vhf-fm channel 13 and 16. Mariners are advised to proceed with caution when transiting the area.

Source: CG 5th District LNM 05252017

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