Another Hazardous Channel Marker Fixed by Coast Guard

Jun 13, 2019
Photo by: Gina Scala

Long Beach Island — The Coast Guard has reported it located the stump of channel marker 87 in the Intracoastal Waterway off Long Beach Island June 12, removed the hazard from the water and mounted a new foam buoy over the broken marker to further identify it to boaters.

The ICW is a 3,000-mile inland waterway running from Boston south along the Atlantic seaboard, around the southern tip of Florida and around the Gulf Coast to Brownsville, Texas. It runs through bay areas west of LBI.

In total, the Coast Guard has placed 10 temporary fixes on broken channel markers in local waters ahead of a more permanent solution being headed up by its East Coast dive team sometime next month.

The pilot program was implemented after two boating accidents in the ICW here over Memorial Day weekend. —G.G.S.

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