Dredging here is definitely good news for cruisers as there have been several groundings at this intersection in the last several weeks, see http://cruisersnet.net/159998. This AICW stretch south of Swansboro, NC, where the Waterway runs behind ultra shallow Browns Inlet, is one of the single worst North Carolina sections of the AICW.
****NC – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – BROWNS INLET****
Southwind Construction Corp will be conducting dredging operations in the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at Browns Inlet NC. Starting 16 Nov and working until 12 Dec 2016, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A pipeline will be run to Onslow Beach near Camp Lejune NC for discharge of the sand. The vessels Proud Mary and Miss Leanne will be on scene monitoring VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. Contact David Lynn (Superintendent) Cell: 812-455-1770 or Chris Barton (Night Shift Supt.) Cell: 812-454-7114. Chart 11541 LNM 46/16