Coast Guard to Install Radio-Activated Sound Signals in Connecticut and Long Island

Coast Guard to Install Radio-Activated Sound Signals in Connecticut and Long Island
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound will be replacing traditional sound signals (foghorns) with marine radio-activated sound signals at eight different locations across Connecticut and three locations on Long Island. Mariners that require the use of sound signals during periods of reduced visibility will be able to activate them on demand by momentarily turning their VHF-FM radio...

Coast Guard announces change to how mariners activate radio-controlled fog signals

CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard announced today a change to the marine radio frequency that mariners must use to activate fog signals on navigable waterways of the Great Lakes. Until the change takes effect on July 1, mariners are advised to use both the new and the old frequency. Since the 1990s, mariners encountering decreased visibility have been able to activate fog signals on certain aids-to-navigation...