Coast Guard proposes changes to navigational aid near Cape Kiwanda, Ore.

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SEATTLE – The U.S. Coast Guard is proposing to make a change to the Aids to Navigation system off Cape Kiwanda near Haystack Rock, Ore., and is seeking public comment.

The proposed change is to the sound signal on Cape Kiwanda Bell Buoy, LLNR 665, from a bell to a whistle.  A whistle is more consistent and reliable than a bell, and is easier to maintain due to its durability in an offshore environment.

This sound signal marks Haystack Rock and the beach landing area just south of Cape Kiwanda.

Coast Guard District offices publish a weekly Local Notice to Mariners. The LNM is the official Coast Guard publication that lists current conditions of ATON, proposed changes to ATON, approved marine events and various announcements for waterway safety.  A more detailed description and a graphical representation of these proposed changes can be found on the 13th District LNM on the Coast Guard Navigation Center’s web site: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmDistrict&region=13.

The LNM lists contact information for mariners to submit comments via mail, phone or email on this or any other proposed change to ATON.  If additional information is required, please contact CDR Daryl Peloquin, 13th District Waterways Management Branch Chief, at 206-220-7273.

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