U.S. Coast Guard Seeking Public Comment On Proposed Removal of Navigational Aids Near Chincoteague

Jun 14, 2013 -- 4:52pm

The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking public comment on a proposal to remove navigational aids near Chincoteague Island, Virginia.

The proposal would remove 135 navigational aids along about 100 miles the Virginia Inside Passage in Metompkin Bay from Chincoteague to Fisherman Island over the next two months. The Coast Guard says it’s considering removing the aids because of shoaling conditions, limited surveys, and a lack of funding to dredge the passage. Navigation along east-west routes or inlets wouldn’t be affected.

The Coast Guard is looking for comment on not only removing the aids, but also the possible impacts on businesses and navigation along the passage.

Comments can be sent to Albert Grimes at the Coast Guard 5th District offices in Portsmouth, Virginia.

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