SECTION II – DISCREPANCIES in RI Waters
Providence River Channel Lighted Buoy 15 Sinking/Trouble
NEBW Daybeacon 8 Structure Destroyed first reported June 2021
Bristol Harbor Daybeacon 6A Daymark Missing first reported October 2022
Bristol Harbor East Channel Buoy 5 Off Station and a Hazard to Navigation first reported October 2022
Bristol Harbor West Channel Buoy 1 Off Station first reported February 2022
Quonset Point Terminal Approach Buoy EB-B Missing first reported June 2022
Pawcatuck River Channel Daybeacon 19 Missing first reported May 2021
SECTION III – TEMPORARY CHANGES AND TEMPORARY CHANGES
URI Coastal Monitoring Lighted Research Buoy Discontinued September 2020
Pawcatuck River Channel Daybeacon Buoy 23 Discontinued for Dredging June 2020
SECTION VII – GENERAL NOTICES IN RHODE ISLAND WATERS
RI-NARRAGANSETT BAY–MT HOPE BAY–Vessel Testing-Update 10/24/2022
Regent Craft Inc. will be testing a prototype wing-in-ground-effect (WIG) craft in Narragansett Bay and Mt. Hope Bay from July 2022 until May 31, 2023.
RI – Dyer Island
There is a partially submerged vessel in position 41-34-54.78N and 071-18-6.48W, in the vicinity of Dyer Island being marked by a white danger buoy. Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed, avoid the vessel, and proceed with caution.
RHODE ISLAND SHOALING
RI-NARRAGANSETT BAY (CHART 13221)-GREENWICH BAY – WARWICK
Shoaling has been observed within the federal navigation channel to a least depth of 3 Feet MLW. Shoaling is encroaching from the west and has impacted the western part of the channel, reducing the authorized project width from approximately 150 feet to approximately 90 feet between Warwick Cove Buoy 3 (LLNR 1936) and Warwick Cove Buoy 7 (LLNR 19375). Chart 13224 first noticed January 2022
RI-BLOCK ISLAND SOUND AND APPROACHES (CHART 13205)-POINT
Shoaling has been observed within the channel to a least depth of 5.5 feet MLW in approximate position 41-22-48N and 071-33-55W between Pt. Judith Pond Channel Buoy 2 (LLNR 19555) and Pt. Judith Channel Buoy 4 (LLNR 19560). Shoaling is encroaching from the East Side of the channel and protruding West. Chart 13219 first reported in February 2022.
RI-NARRAGANSETT BAT (CHART 13221)-MOUNT HOPE BAYKICKAMUIT
Shoaling has been reported in the Kickamuit River in the vicinity of Kickamuit River Buoy 2. Mariners are advised to proceed with caution while transiting the area. Chart 13221 first reported in December 2021.
SUMMARY OF ONGOING DREDGING AND MARINE
RI-POINT JUDITH POND
Patriot Marine will be conducting improvement dredging in Point Judith Pond and Harbor Refuge, in position 41-22-34.66N and 071-30-39.53W, with transport to the Matunuck Nearshore Disposal site, from November 30, 2022, to January 31, 2023, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Equipment on scene will be the dredge 410, scow 144 and 143, and a tugboat, monitoring VHF-FM CH 13, for all concerned traffic and are requesting a 10-minute notice for vessel movement requests. Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution. Chart 13219 first reported in November 2022.