The following is the text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:
(SEATTLE) — Coast Guard officials are seeking public comment while conducting a waterways analysis and management system review of Grays Harbor.
Officials are seeking information from local mariners regarding the general use of the waterways and any issues with the visibility, placement or location of aids to navigation in that area before the comment deadline of Jan. 31, 2015.
This WAMS is the second combined WAMS and includes five old waterways: Grays Harbor main channel, Hoquiam Reach, North Bay, South Channel and South Bay.
Coast Guard officials use WAMS to validate the adequacy of the existing aids to navigation systems and to get a better understanding of the uses of each waterway and general safety issues. WAMS focuses on the waterway's present ATON system, marine casualty information, port and harbor resources, changes in recreational and commercial marine vessel usage and future dredging and development projects.
For more information, visit the Coast Guard District 13 WAMS website: www.uscg.mil/d13/dpw/wams.asp
Please submit comments to:
United States Coast Guard 13th District (dpw)
915 Second Ave.
Seattle, WA 98174-1067
Attn: Lt. jg. Amy Tynan