Coast Guard seeks input on proposed aids to navigation changes in Lynnhaven Inlet

Coast Guard seeks input on proposed aids to navigation changes in Lynnhaven Inlet
Broad Bay Channel Day Beacon 18 (LLNR 10420) located in Broad Bay, Virginia Beach. (Coast Guard Photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brooks Carey) PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard 5th District is seeking public input on proposed changes to aids to navigation in Long Creek, Broad Bay and Lynnhaven Inlet due to significant shoaling and navigational safety concerns. The Coast Guard, working with our...

Coast Guard temporarily discontinues buoys on Allegheny River

Coast Guard temporarily discontinues buoys on Allegheny River
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The U.S. Coast Guard advises commercial and recreational boaters to proceed with caution while transiting the Allegheny River in the vicinity of mile marker 30.4 and between mile markers 36.3 and 45.7 in Western Pennsylvania. Significant shoaling has been reported at Lock and Dam 5 in the vicinity of mile marker 30.4, and between Lock and Dam 6 and Lock and Dam 7, mile markers 36.3...

Coast Guard seeks mariner input for Western Rivers study

Coast Guard seeks mariner input for Western Rivers study
WASHINGTON – The United States Coast Guard is seeking input until July 1, 2018, for a study of navigation requirements for the entire Western Rivers System. The Coast Guard Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study will review the Western Rivers Aids to Navigation (ATON) System. The ATON system on the Western Rivers differs from the U.S. Coastal ATON System due to the unstable nature...

Removal of aids to navigation in Virginia Inside Passage to continue

Removal of aids to navigation in Virginia Inside Passage to continue
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is overseeing the removal of 56 aids to navigation in the Virginia Inside Passage on Virginia’s Eastern Shore from June to August. A contractor is removing previously identified dayboards in waterways from Gargathy Inlet to north of Great Machipongo Inlet after shoaling in these areas created a significant hazard to navigation. The continued shoaling within these...

Coast Guard asks public to help find stolen buoy bells off Maine’s coast

Coast Guard asks public to help find stolen buoy bells off Maine’s coast
The space in which a sound signaling brass bell typically hangs on this offshore buoy is empty after the bell was stolen, off the coast of Maine. Stealing a sound signaling device off a buoy is a federal offense and can be punishable with heavy fines or even imprisonment. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) BOSTON — The Coast Guard is asking the public for information on the theft of brass sound signaling...

Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers reestablish navigation aids in Little Egg Inlet, NJ

Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers reestablish navigation aids in Little Egg Inlet, NJ
Members of the Aids to Navigation Team Cape May re-establish navigational aids in Little Egg Inlet, New Jersey, May 1, 2018.  U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class David Micallef PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard aids to navigation team successfully installed eight buoys in Little Egg Inlet, New Jersey, Monday. The buoys were originally removed by the Coast Guard on March 3, 2017, when...

Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers, community partner to find way forward for Neabsco Creek

Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers, community partner to find way forward for Neabsco Creek
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — The Coast Guard and Army Corps of Engineers met Thursday with staff from federal and state congressional offices, local marina owners and the Prince William County Board of Supervisors to discuss the future of Neabsco Creek, following navigational concerns. The meeting was part of an on-going effort amongst federal, state, and community partners to address the safety,...

Coast Guard reminds California mariners to participate in Pacific Seacoast study

Coast Guard reminds California mariners to participate in Pacific Seacoast study
Buoys stand at attention awaiting deployment into the Pacific Ocean. (Coast Guard file photo by Seaman Robert Brazzell) ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard reminds boaters that there is still time to participate in a survey related to a study of aids to navigation in U.S. Pacific waters including the California coast. The survey is open to all categories of mariners to include commercial, passenger,...

Coast Guard announces change to Sandusky Strait Channel Range Lights

Coast Guard announces change to Sandusky Strait Channel Range Lights
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to change the color of the Sandusky Strait Channel Range Lights from red to white late spring or early summer 2018. The change originated as a request by commercial shipping and Great Lakes Pilots due to the red range lights aligning with the Bay Point Shoal lighted buoy “2”, also red, creating confusion. Once the change has taken place, a...