AIDS TO NAVIGATION TEAM NEW YORK MISSION AND AOR
MISSIONS & READINESS
The missions of Aids to Navigation Team New York are as follows:
- Inspect, maintain, service,
accurately position, and relieve assigned floating aids to navigation in
accordance with existing directives.
- Inspect, maintain, service and
recharge assigned fixed aids to navigation in accordance with the AIDS TO
NAVIGATION MANUAL - ADMINSTRATION (COMDTINST M16500 series) and the FIRST COAST
GUARD DISTRICT AIDS TO NAVIGATION SOP.
- Correct discrepancies to all
aids to navigation, within the capabilities of the assigned personnel and
equipment, in the geographical areas of responsibility.
the effectiveness of the various aids to navigation in the area of
responsibility and recommend to the District Commander via Commander, Coast
Guard Sector New York such additions, deletions, or other changes considered
appropriate to improve the effectiveness of the aids to navigation system. All
recommendations shall include sufficient detail to enable the District
Commander to make a meaningful evaluation to the proposed change. Conduct WAMS
Analysis, when needed.
- Train all assigned personnel
to qualify them for boat positions as well as those types of aids to navigation
work to which they may be assigned. Submit request for Aids to Navigation
school quotas, Aids to Navigation Team Training Team, and Aids to Navigation
Position Team to the District Commander (dpw) via the Sector Commander.
- While ANTs are not normally
tasked with other than aids to navigation missions, the facilities available
and trained experience level of assigned personnel make these units very
capable of performing other Coast Guard missions such as SAR, ELT and
Environmental Protection. Therefore ANT personnel should be familiar with the
requirements for these missions and this unit will perform the necessary
training to meet these requirements.
- The OINC of ANTs should be
the CG's best source of information on Aids to Navigation and condition of the
waterways within his assigned geographical area. In order that he may remain
current with information, the OIC shall personally pass by each of his assigned
aids at least annually, in order to ascertain for himself that we are providing
the advertised service to the mariner and general condition of the aids
assigned his unit.
ANT NEW YORK STATISTICS
- PERSONNEL - 26
Regular Active Duty
- BOATS - (2)
49'BUSLs, (2) 26’TANB
- VEHICLES - (2)
Government vehlicles. One of which is used to tow unit TANBs.
- AOR -
approximately 1600 square miles consisting of New York harbor, the upper and
lower bays, the Raritan River and Raritan Bay, the Shrewsbury and Navesink
Rivers, the Kills between Staten Island and New Jersey, Newark Bay including
the Passaic and Hackensack Rivers, the Hudson River up to Rockland County, New
York, Long Island Sound east to Matincock Point, and Jamaica Bay east to John
F. Kennedy International Airport.
- AIDS TO
NAVIGATION - Aid responsibility includes 480 primary aids, 96 seasonal aids
with 9 major lighthouses. ANT
responsibility for CUTTERS JUNIPER, KATHERINE WALKER, LINE, and HAWSER totaling
360 buoys, lights and daybeacons.
ANT NEW YORK HISTORY
Aids to Navigation Team
was established by combining ANT
, Light Station
Ambrose, and Light Station Coney Island. From establishment to 1983 the unit
was located and managed from an office in Building 96 Group Engineering on
In 1983, a house barge was obtained from the U.S. Navy and moored alongside the
pier aft of Building 96. ANT
relocated to this barge. In 1985, cost savings measures forced ANT
to be renamed
ANT SORREL. This removed the assigned
title of Officer in Charge changing it to supervisor. All admin/operational support was assigned to
CGC SORREL until 1987 where ANT
In 1994, after years of enduring freezing water and
sewage pipes, severe heating and cooling problem, and taking on water during
heavy weather, the unit was relocated to Building 25. In July of 1997, again,
due to cost savings measures, ANT New York was
relocated to the Military Ocean Terminal in Bayonne (MOTBY)
The first move was temporary facilities -- an office building, mobile office trailers and numerous storage
boxes. All while a new ANT/MAT building
was being built. Also, during this time
was the only ATON unit in the area responding to over 80 discrepancies
belonging to other units that were not yet commissioned through October 1997.
is located in a state of the art facility on the
Military Ocean Terminal. The new
facility consists of a 16,000 square foot building located on portions of
and buoy storage are on most of
85. The building is environmentally controlled. There are internal storage areas for the five
vessels located at MOTBY. All sewage and
water pipes are heated and have electronic sensors and alarms installed to warn
if the temperature drops toward freezing.
Two work bays have overhead movable lifting stations rated at 2
comforts include dayroom with kitchenette, berthing rooms with
individual toilet facilities, laundry facilities, and locker rooms. The unit provides crane and forklift service
for all cutters moored at MOTBY.
ANT New York has also participated in numerous events
outside the ATON area namely -- Rescue efforts for Flight 1549, Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks, Parade of
Ships, Fleet Week, Presidential Security to name a few.