Notice to Navigators: Eastern U.S. Rivers
NOTICE TO MARINERS
SECTION V - ADVANCE NOTICES
This section contains advance notice of approved projects, changes to aids to navigation, or upcoming temporary changes such as dredging, etc. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.
VT-LAKE CHAMPLAIN (New York and Vermont)- CUMBERLAND HEAD TO FOUR BROTHERS ISLANDS (Chart 14782)- Stave Island to Mallets Bay Channel
The U.S. Coast Guard will be making the following change to Aids to Navigation when weather and operations permit: PERMANENTLY ESTABLISH Robinson Point Hazard Buoy (LLNR 39507) marked DANGER.
SECTION VI - PROPOSED CHANGES
Periodically, the Coast Guard evaluates its system of aids to navigation to determine whether the conditions for which the aids to navigation were established have changed. When changes occur, the feasibility of improving, relocating, replacing, or discontinuing aids are considered. This section contains notice(s) of non-approved, proposed projects open for comment. SPECIAL NOTE: Mariners are requested to respond in writing to the District office unless otherwise noted (see banner page for address).
MA-SEACOAST (Massachusetts)-First District- GEORGES BANK AND NANTUCKET SHOALS (Chart 13200)-APPROACHES TO BOSTON HARBOR
The U.S. Coast Guard is considering making the following changes to Aids to Navigation to this waterway: DISESTABLISH Boston North Channel Entrance Lighted Whistle Buoy NC (LLNR 10680). Aid will continue to be broadcast as a virtual AIS MMSI number 993672066 Interested Mariners and other stakeholders are strongly encouraged to comment on the potential impacts this proposal would have on navigational safety in writing, either personally or through their organization. All comments will be carefully considered and are requested prior to 27 May 2022 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. 01-22-027. E-mail can be sent to: D01-SMB-DPWPublicComments@uscg.mil.
NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY-NEW YORK HARBOR-KILL VAN KULL
The Coast Guard is considering making the following changes to Aids to Navigation to this waterway: DISESTABLISH Kill Van Kull Channel Junction Lighted Whistle Buoy KV (LLNR 37265) RACON and Sound signal (Whistle) Interested Mariners and other stakeholders are strongly encouraged to comment on the potential impacts this proposal would have on navigational safety in writing, either personally or through their organization. All comments will be carefully considered and are requested prior to 27 May 2022 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. 01-22-016. E-mail can be sent to: D01-SMB-DPWPublicComments@uscg.mil.
SECTION VII – GENERAL
This section contains information of general concern to the Mariners. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.
SECTOR BOSTON GENERAL ARTICLES
Massachusetts to Plymouth Harbor
MA-BOSTON HARBOR- RESERVE CHANNEL DREDGING- Revised
Mariners are advised that Great Lakes Dredge and Dock in coordination with Black Dog Dive Service will resume operations in The Boston Harbor Phase 3 Rock Removal Project consists of the removal of 493,610 CY of new work hard material and rock in service of deepening the Boston Harbor to a project grade of 49' MLLW. Disposal of material shall be at the Disposal Site located offshore roughly 20 NM from the work area. Blasting of rock prior to removal is expected to be necessary. Incidental work items include vibration and underwater pressure monitoring for installing vibration monitoring equipment below the seabed between blast zones and the Central Artery Tunnel, and the Eversource HDD electric cable. Work is scheduled to commence April 5, 2022 in the vicinity of Black Falcon terminal in the Reserve Channel consisting of pile and debris removal. On scene equipment will be the Dredge NEW YORK, Drill boat Apache, Dredge 55, Crane #1, 2 500’s Scows & 2 600’s scows, Tug boats TBD, Survey Vessel WOLF RIVER, Crew Boat SAGINAW RIVER. Work hours will be from 24 hours a day, 7 days a week thru June 30, 2022. “Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made." For dredging, and work operations: A 100 yard safety zone will remain in effect around equipment conducting normal dredging operations. POC Mr. Johan Vanbladel (630) 235-9612, Mr. Stephan Brogna (917) 864-6062, Tug Kendal Hebert (985) 691-3175 or via CH 16 VHF-FM
SECTOR LONG ISLAND SOUND GENERAL ARTICLES Connecticut, Long Island and Eastern NY
CT-LONG ISLAND SOUND-RI-BLOCK ISLAND
Thayer Mahan Co. Towed synthetic aperture sonar benthic survey and small seafloor target surveys in Long Island Sound and Block Island Wind Farm subsea infrastructure, from 21-27 April, 2022, between 6:00am to 6:00pm, daily, as weather and conditions permit. Equipment on scene will be, Commercial Vessel BERTO MILLER with towed SEASCOUT TOWFISH (synthetic aperture sonar, multibeam, forward looking sonar, beacons, sound velocity profilers) and seafloor target strings with one surface float per string. The proposed target deployment survey location: 41° 10.3231' N, 072° 42.3864' W. Infrastructure Survey Block Island Wind Farm Turbines: 41° 06.9596' N, 071° 31.1903' W. Infrastructure Survey Block Island Wind FarmTransmission Cable Route to Pt. Judith. Anyone needing to pass or overtake the BERTO MILLER contact the vessel on Channel 16
NY-LONG ISLAND-FIRE ISLAND TO MONTAUK POINT-FIRE ISLAND INLET-Revised
Great Lakes Dock and Dredge Company has completed the contract work and crews are actively demobilizing dredging pipe and equipment in and around Fire Island Inlet. A 30” steel pipeline will be raised to the surface and towed inside Fire Island inlet for final demobilization from 1 November 2021 to 15 May 2022, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Equipment on scene will be the Tug CHARLOTTE V, Tug BRANGUS, Tug Layla RENEE, Tug CAVALIER STATE, Crew Boat MUSKEGON RIVER, DERRICK BARGE 66, DERRICK BARGE 70, and Anchor BARGE 115 and will be monitoring VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. Mariners transiting the work area are urged to exercise extreme caution, travel at the slowest safe speed to minimize wake, and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made.
NY- LONG BEACH, LONG ISLAND
Aquifer Drilling and Testing, Inc. will be conducting marine borings in two locations in the Reynolds and Hog Channel (See below). Borings will be taken from April 5 – May 13, 2022, Mon through Sat, 6:00am – 7:00pm. Equipment on scene will be 18x40 Lift Boat with track/ mounted mount drill rig, 62’ utility boat MILLER GIRLS. Work will not impede channel but will be performed within proximity of the channel. Vessels will be on scene monitoring VHF-FM 9, 13, and 16. Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution.
CT-LONG ISLAND SOUND-OLD SAYBROOK –INDIAN TOWN MARINA
Patriot Marine will be conducting maintenance dredging activities in with transport and disposal at the Central Long Island Sound Disposal Site & Hammanasset Nearshore Disposal Site, Indian Town Marina, Old Saybrook, CT in position 41-16-32.88N 072-24-18.72W from April 4- June 1, 2022, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Equipment on scene will be the Tug Miss Anna, Tug Mulberry, Tug Schoharie, Dredge 562 & Dredge 410. The vessels will be monitoring VHF-FM channel 9 and 13 and will need a 10 minute warning to move. Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made with the dredge.
RHODE ISLAND – PROVIDENCE RIVER – SEAWALL REPAIRS
The Narragansett Electric Company and JF Brennan Company are performing repairs to the Seawall Bulkhead in Providence: 41-48-00.3N 71-2331.3W. Work will take place from April 14, 2022 and continue until April 1, 2023. A Crane Spud Barge, a Materials Barge, Work Floats and Marine Vessels operating in the Work Area defined below to perform demolition activities on the existing seawall and install a new sheet pile wall. Work hours are 6:00am to 6:00pm. Project operations will monitor VHF Channels 13 and 16 during working hours. Questions or concerns may be directed to the Project Manager,Jonathan Panasik, at 608-518-7359 (firstname.lastname@example.org)Mariners should use caution when transiting the area.
SECTOR NEW YORK GENERAL ARTICLES New York including Hudson River and Northern New Jersey
NY/NJ HARBOR – LOWER BAYS TO EAST RIVER
Ocean surveys will be taking vibratory core sediment samples 24/7 from April 11-14, 2022. The OSV BERTO MILLER can be contacted on VHF CH 13 & 16 to making passing arrangements. Samples will be taken between East River-northern extent: 40-40-48.5184N, 074-1-24.312W and the Lower Harbor-southern extent: 40-31-0.6384N, 074-1-39.18W.
MSIB 22-003 MNMPARS Advance Notice
Port Access Route Study for Approaches to Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts
NY-NORTHERN NY BIGHT PARS
MSIB 22-001 Northern New York Bight PARS Final Report
Summary of areas experiencing shoaling that still exists and has been previously advertised.
DREDGING AND MARINE CONSTRUCTION
Summary of ongoing Dredging and Marine Construction projects
OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY WORK
Summary of ongoing work for wind energy.
Ongoing Bridge projects throughout the District
Marine Events happening this week.