Section II – DISCREPANCIES
|LLNR||Aid Name||Status||Chart No.||LNM St / LNM End|
|DISCREPANCIES (FEDERAL AIDS)|
|18310||Providence River Channel Lighted Buoy||HAZ/NAV||13224||Sept 22|
|DISCREPANCIES (PRIVATE AIDS)|
|18113||NEBW Daybeacon 1||STRUCT DESTR||13223||June 21|
|18192||Bristol Harbor Daybeacon 6A||DAYMK MISSING||13224||October 22|
|18194||Bristol Harbor East Channel Buoy 5||OFF STA/HAZ NAV||13224||October 22|
|18196||Bristol Harbor West Channel Buoy 1||OFF STATION||13224||February 22|
|19275||Quonset Point Terminal Approach Buoy EB-B||MISSING||13223||July 22|
|20345||Pawcatuck River Channel Daybeacon 19||MISSING||13214||May 22|
SECTION III – TEMPORARY CHANGES and TEMPORARY CHANGES CORRECTED
This section contains temporary changes and corrections to Aids to Navigation for this edition. When charted aids are temporarily relocated for dredging, testing, evaluation, or marking an obstruction, a temporary correction shall be listed in Section IV giving the new position.
|19800||URI Coastal Monitoring Lighted Research Buoy||DISCONTINUED|
|20367||Pawcatuck River Channel Daybeacon 23||DISCONTINUED/DREDGING||13214||MAY 2015|
SECTION VII- GENERAL
This section contains information of general concern to the Mariners. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.
RHODE ISLAND GENERAL CHANGES
RI-NARRAGANSETT BAY-NY-EASTERN LONG ISLAND SHORE
South Fork Wind will be conducting a tow for a 2700 Foot long, 24 inch diameter, neutrally buoyant black pipe from Quonset, RI, to Wainscot, New York, beginning as early as December 5th, 2022, and no later than March 1 2023– launch date is predicated on a 72 hour fair weather window. The pipe will be launched from Quonset, RI, and towed and escorted by four McAllister Tug Boats. Marshalling of vessels and connecting the tow near Quonset will take approximately 6 hours. Transit to Long Island takes approximately 16 hours. The pipe will be marked by reflective tape every 100 yards, and escorted by three tugs, in addition to the main tow vessel. The tow will end with a 20 hours handoff to the Lift Boat Jill. Once the McAllister vessel have departed scene, the pipe will be below the seabed surface and will not present a hazard to mariners. Vessels will be available on AIS and reachable at VHF FM 16 and 13. Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting the area. These vessels request no wake in their vicinity, and a wide berth.
|CHART 13205||NOTICE TO MARINERS THIS WEEK|
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 beginning July 7, 2022 until approximately May 31, 2023. The testing areas include the waters of Narragansett Bay, east and west of Prudence Island, and Mt Hope Bay. Testing of the prototype will last approximately 2-4 hours, Monday through Friday with occasional tests on weekends and occur during daylight hours only. All mariners are advised to use caution when transiting through these areas and avoid these areas if possible while testing is ongoing to deconflict traffic conditions. The vessel can be reached on VHF channel 13/16. For further information, please contact U.S. Coast Guard Sector Southeast New England at (508) 457-3211.
|CHART 13226||NOTICE TO MARINERS JULY 2022|
RI-BRISTOL HARBOR-MIDDLE GROUND-CASTLE ISLAND ROCKS
There is a partially submerged vessel in position 41-39.219N 071-17.149W, in the vicinity of Middle Ground, between Castle Island Rocks, in Bristol Harbor. The vessel is anchored in 3 feet of water and is firmly affixed and has not moved during the tide cycles. Salvage planning has commenced and updates to this vessel will be provide as they become available. Mariners are urged to transit the area with caution and avoid the vessel.
|CHART 13224||NOTICE TO MARINERS SEPT 2022|
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.
|CHARTS: 13221 13223||Notice to Mariners July 2022|
Naval Undersea Warfare Center will be conducting continued testing using surface and subsurface devices north and east of Gould Island in the vicinity of the torpedo test range restricted area marked on NOAA Chart 13223 and the Newport Bridge Monday – Friday from September 2021 through December 2022. Mariners are requested to cooperate with participating vessels for the safety of all. Any concerned traffic can contact Navy support craft on VHF channels 13 and 16.
|CHART 13223||NOTICE TO MARINERS SEPTEMBER 2021|
SUMMARY OF SHOALING REPORTED FIRST COAST GUARD DISTRICT
RHODE ISLAND SHOALING
RI-NARRAGANSETT BAY (CHART 13221) – GREENWICH BAY-WARWICK COVE
Shoaling has been observed within the federal navigation channel to a least depth of 3 FT MLW. Shoaling is encroaching from the west and has impacted the western part of the channel, reducing the authorized project width from 150 feet to approx. 90 feet between Warwick Cove Buoy 3 (LLNR 19360) and Warwick Cove Buoy 7 (LLNR 19375).
|Chart 13224||LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS FEB/22|
RI – BLOCK ISLAND SOUND AND APPROACHES (CHART 13205) – POINT JUDITH POND
Shoaling has been observed within the channel to a least depth of 5.5 feet MLW in approximate position 41 22’48″N, 071 33’55″W between Point Judith Pond Channel Buoy 2 (LLNR 19555) and Point Judith Pond Channel Buoy 4 (LLNR #19560). Shoal is encroaching from the East side of the channel and protruding west.
|Chart 13219||LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS FEB/22|
RI-NARRAGANSETT BAY (CHART 13221) – MT. HOPE BAY-KICKAMUIT RIVER
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||Local Notice to Mariners December 2021|