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USCG seeks input on Seattle area waterways

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The U.S. Coast Guard is asking for public comments from mariners familiar with the waterways around Bellingham, Wash., near Seattle, specifically issues with the visibility, placement or location of aids to navigation. Comments are accepted until Nov. 30.

The area being studied includes Bellingham Bay, Bellingham Channel, Semiahmoo Bay, Boundary Bay, and Hale Passage. The study focuses on the area’s aids to navigation system, waterborne commerce, marine casualty information, port/harbor resources, emergency response plans, routine and emergency communication capabilities and future development projects.

To see a map of the study area and complete the questionnaire, visit www.uscg.mil/d13/dpw/wams.asp.

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