Coast Guard reestablishes 12 navigational aids in Bogue Inlet, NC

Coast Guard reestablishes 12 navigational aids in Bogue Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard completed the reestablishment of 12 navigational aids Thursday in Bogue Inlet, North Carolina, near Emerald Isle and Swansboro. Crews from Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Fort Macon replaced the navigational aids after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed dredging and depth surveys. The aids now mark safe water. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel...

Coast Guard to close, remove New Pass navigational markers in Sarasota

Coast Guard to close, remove New Pass navigational markers in Sarasota
SARASOTA, Fla. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to close the New Pass channel and remove the navigational markers due to hazardous conditions between Monday, June 12 and Friday, June 16. New Pass is one of the three channels leading into Sarasota Bay and cuts just between the two keys past Mote Marine Laboratory. Due to unpredictable weather, an exact date of navigational marker removal is not...

Spring restored – Coast Guard finishes buoy operations early

Spring restored - Coast Guard finishes buoy operations early
Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay transits Lake Superior near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore May 10, 2017, after working their final buoy of operation Spring Restore.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Gould) CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard completed Operation Spring Restore Tuesday, five days ahead of schedule. Spring Restore involves the re-installment of 1,216 federal navigational...

Coast Guard temporarily discontinues 12 navigational aids in Bogue Inlet, NC

Coast Guard temporarily discontinues 12 navigational aids in Bogue Inlet, NC
  WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Coast Guard temporarily discontinued 12 navigational aids Monday in Bogue Inlet, near Emerald Isle and Swansboro. Heavy shoaling in the vicinity of Bogue Inlet has grown over recent months making the waterway inaccessible to vessels with a draft greater than three feet. The aids to navigation (ATON) no longer safely mark the channel and mariners transiting through...

Coast Guard finds critical Aids-to-Navigation shot and sunk near Block Island

Coast Guard finds critical Aids-to-Navigation shot and sunk near Block Island
Clay Head buoy number 7 pierced with bullet holes April 24, 2017, off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Patrick Morkis) BOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Ida Lewis discovered a buoy sunk in the water with bullet holes, Monday, near Block Island, Rhode Island. The crew was conducting regular aids-to-navigation maintenance when they...

Coast Guard begins Operation Spring Restore throughout Great Lakes system

Coast Guard begins Operation Spring Restore throughout Great Lakes system
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock prepares to moor in Detroit, March 21, 2017, in preparation for Operation Spring Restore.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Gould. CLEVELAND — Coast Guard aids to navigation teams throughout the Ninth Coast Guard District began restoring the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway aids to navigation system, March 28, 2017. Slightly more than 11 percent...

Coast Guard proposes to improve, relocate Marcus Hook Lighthouses on Delaware River

Coast Guard proposes to improve, relocate Marcus Hook Lighthouses on Delaware River
PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard proposed on Tuesday, to improve and relocate the Marcus Hook Range Rear Light and Marcus Hook Range Front Light on the Delaware River near Bellefonte, Delaware. The proposed changes are intended to increase navigational safety, enhance light intensity, and provide a more cost-efficient power supply. As part of this project, the Coast Guard would remove the existing...

Coast Guard temporarily discontinues 6 Little Egg Inlet Navigational Aids

Coast Guard temporarily discontinues 6 Little Egg Inlet Navigational Aids
The locations of the six aids to navigation in Little Egg Inlet, New Jersey, which are scheduled to be temporarily discontinued by the Coast Guard, March 6, 2017. Image courtesy of the 5th Coast Guard District. PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is scheduled to temporarily discontinue six navigational aids in Little Egg Inlet, New Jersey, due to shoaling and other navigational safety concerns, Monday. Heavy...

Coast Guard seeking public comment on removal of lenses at 2 Michigan lighthouses

Coast Guard seeking public comment on removal of lenses at 2 Michigan lighthouses
CLEVELAND — The U. S. Coast Guard is proposing to remove the Fresnel classical lenses from two Michigan lighthouses. The impacted lighthouses are Grand Marais Harbor of Refuge Inner Lighthouse and Frankfort North Breakwater Light. The Fresnel classical lenses will be replaced with modern LED lanterns, which are more dependable and energy efficient. The classical lenses are being removed to preserve...