Coast Guard seeks public comment about St. Joe River Bridge in Idaho

Coast Guard seeks public comment about St. Joe River Bridge in Idaho
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is seeking public comment about a permit approval for the building of the new St. Joe River Bridge near St. Maries, Idaho, by the Idaho Department of Transportation. An application for a U.S. Coast Guard bridge permit has been received by the commander, 13th Coast Guard District from the Idaho Department of Transportation for the replaced St. Joe River Bridge. This permit...

FCC issues enforcement advisory on non-compliant AIS devices

FCC issues enforcement advisory on non-compliant AIS devices
WASHINGTON – Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a navigation-communication tool designed to mitigate collisions and enhance situational awareness by exchanging real-time vessel navigation information autonomously and continuously. However, according to U.S. Coast Guard officials, AIS equipment that is non-compliant with adopted international standards can confuse, degrade or even disrupt other...

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...

Coast Guard receives application from San Juan County, Wash., to construct highway bridge

Coast Guard receives application from San Juan County, Wash., to construct highway bridge
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard 13th District received an application from San Juan County, Washington, Sept. 23, proposing the construction of a highway bridge over Deer Harbor at Orcas Island. The complete public notice including a brief summary of project impacts, a map of the location and plans for the proposed bridge can be viewed on the Coast Guard Navigation Center Website or by clicking here. Parties...

Coast Guard announces public comment period, meetings regarding CRC project

Coast Guard announces public comment period, meetings regarding CRC project
SEATTLE — The U.S. Coast Guard announced, Tuesday a 45-day public comment period extending until June 20, 2013, and two public meetings seeking input from the public regarding impacts to navigation as a result of the proposed project that includes construction of a new fixed bridge across the Columbia River between Vancouver, Wash., and Portland, Ore., that will replace the existing I-5 Bridge. The...

Global Positioning System testing scheduled for Hawaiian Islands

Global Positioning System testing scheduled for Hawaiian Islands
HONOLULU – A series of tests to the Global Positioning System will be conducted at various times between Sunday and Sept. 9, 2012, which may cause GPS service to be unreliable or unavailable to mariners and other users. Testing is scheduled as follows: Aug. 19 to Sept. 9, 2012, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and midnight to 4 a.m., within an approximate radius of 60 nautical miles from position 22-49-12N,...