U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY – PUBLIC EDUCATION CLASSES – FIND BY ZIPCODE
The National Public Education Calendar Database provides a single, unified national database that holds and displays all public education courses taught by our various flotillas nationwide. In addition, a Zip Code search permits members of the general public to enter a Zip Code of interest, and find all public education courses being taught within a selected distance from that Zip Code. www.cgaux.org/boatinged/class_finder/index.php
SAFETY NOTICE – NAVIGATIONAL RANGE AND SECTOR LIGHTS ON ELECTRONIC CHARTS
The U.S. Coast Guard has become aware that the Range and Sector Light Characteristic labels are not displayed on Electronic Navigational
Charts (ENCs) when used in an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) due to limitations of the S-52 ECDIS display specification. Mariners may query the ENC data directly within ECDIS or refer to the Light List for complete information on Range and Sector Light Characteristics.
SECTION II – DISCREPANCIES
Providence River Channel Lighted Buoy 15 HAZ NAV/SINKING/TRLB 13224 36/22
Pawtuxet Cove Channel Approach Buoy 1 HAZ NAV/SINKING 13224 28/22
DISCREPANCIES (FEDERAL AIDS) CORRECTED
Great Salt Pond Entrance Lighted Buoy 8 WATCHING PROPERLY 13217 43/22 43/22
DISCREPANCIES (PRIVATE AIDS)
NEBW Daybeacon 1 STRUCT DEST 13223 25/21
Bristol Harbor Daybeacon 6A DAYMK MISSING 13224 40/22
Bristol Harbor East Channel Buoy 5 OFF STA/HAZ NAV 13224 40/22
Bristol Harbor West Channel Buoy 1 OFF/STA 13224 8/22
Quonset Point Terminal Approach Buoy EB-B Missing 13223 26/22
Pawcatuck River Channel Daybeacon 19 Missing 13214 20/21
SECTION III – TEMPORARY CHANGES and TEMPORARY CHANGES CORRECTED
URI Coastal Monitoring Lighted Research Buoy DISCONTINUED 13215 38/20
Pawcatuck River Channel Daybeacon 23 DISCONTINUED DREDGING 13214 18/15
RHODE ISLAND GENERAL NOTICES
Information for Mariners using the Waterways of the State of Rhode Island. Newest on top.
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.
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Chart 13226 LNM: 27/22
Michels Construction Inc. will be conducting hydraulic dredging in the Providence River, from October 27 to October 28, 2022, between 8:00am to 6:00pm, in the following positions: Southwest Corner of the Quay:41-48-26.57N; 071-23-27.22W to Crawford St Bridge: 41-49-25.84N; 071-24- 28.71W. Dredging will include a a10” pipe across the Providence River from the South Quay inside the Hurricane Barrier. After the pipeline is connected, it will be sunk and there will be no further impedance to safe navigation of vessels servicing the Port of Providence. Equipment on scene will be Dredge, Booster Pump, (2) Crew Boats, (1) Jet Boat, (1) Survey Boat, monitoring VHF-FM CH 13. Mariners are advised to use caution and transit at slow speed to minimize wake when transiting the area.
Chart 13225 LNM: 43/22
RI -BRISTOL HARBOR-MIDDLE GROUND-CASTLE ISLAND ROCKS
There is a partilally 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.
There is a partially submerged vessel in positon 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
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.
SUMMARY OF SHOALING REPORTED
NEW OR UPDATED INFORMATION
New, updated or very important information in this enclosure will be highlighted in yellow.
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 LNM 02/22
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 LNM 02/22
RI-NARRAGANSETT BAT (CHART 13221)-MOUNT 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 LNM 12/21
SUMMARY OF ONGOING DREDGING AND MARINE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS Arranged by State, North to South, and Newest information on top (for each State).
Chart 13225 LNM 43/22
RHODE ISLAND – PROVIDENCE RIVER – SEAWALL REPAIRS
The Narragansett Electric Company and JF Brennan Company are performing repairs to the Seawall Bulkhead in Providence: 41-48-00.3N 71-23-31.3W. Work will take place from March 14, 2022 to April 1, 2023. A Crane Spud Barge, a Materials Barge, Work Floats and Marine Vessels operating in the Work Area defined below to perform demolition activities on the existing seawall and install a new sheet pile wall. Work hours are 6:00am to 6:00pm. Project operations will monitor VHF Channels 13 and 16 during working hours. Questions or concerns may be directed to the Project Manager, Kristian Theriault at 401-378-1876 (email@example.com). Mariners should use caution when transiting the area.
OFFSHORE WIND ENERGY/ONGOING WORK
New information highlighted in Yellow
ATLANTIC OCEAN-SOUTH EAST OF RHODE ISLAND SOUND
Orsted Offshore will be conducting boulder relocation as part of seabed preparation works and installation of concrete mattress at cable crossings in center position 41-10N 071-30W (see chart below), between September 25- December 1, 2022, 24 hours a day seven days a week. Equipment on scene will be the M/V SHELIA BORDELON and LANEY CHOUEST, monitoring VHF-FM CH 16 and 13. Vessels will be restricted in their ability to maneuver, and mariners are advised to use caution and transit at slow speed to minimize wake when transiting the area.