Coast Guard sets temporary aid to navigation at Jones Beach Inlet

1st Coast Guard District News
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Members from Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Moriches set a temporary aid to navigation Wednesday to assist mariners transiting the Jones Beach Inlet.

The temporary aid, a radar reflective lighted buoy, is set at the west end of the Jones Beach Inlet jetty, and is replacing a similar unlit buoy that was marking the channel following the destruction of the Jones Beach light as a result of Super Storm Sandy.

“The temporary lighted buoy is being set to better serve the maritime community at Jones Beach. A permanent solution, which is rebuilding the Jones Beach Light tower, will be completed once the Army Corps of Engineers fixes the damage to the jetty and the base of the light.” said Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer J.T. Green. “The Army Corps is expected to start work on the jetty in September and their work could take 3 to 5 months.”

The temporary buoy is white with orange stripes and will flash a white light once every 2.5 seconds and is visible for six nautical miles, which is consistent with the characteristics of the Jones Inlet light it is temporarily replacing. Additional information for mariners can be found at the Coast Guard Navigation Center website.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Members from Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Moriches set a temporary aid to navigation Wednesday to assist mariners transiting the Jones Beach Inlet. The temporary aid, a radar reflective lighted buoy, is set at the west end of the Jones Beach Inlet jetty, and is replacing a similar unlit buoy that was marking the channel following the destruction of the Jones Beach light as a result of Super Storm Sandy.

Members from Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Moriches set a temporary aid to navigation Wednesday to assist mariners transiting the Jones Beach Inlet.

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