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  • Announcement: North Carolina Local Notice to Mariners Extracts

    PLEASE CAREFULLY READ OUR DISCLAIMER!
    Below you will discover extracts the Salty Southeast Cruisers’ Net has copied from the Local Notice to Mariners, that concern North Carolina waters. The choice of what to extract is based on our appraisal of news that is of primary interest to the cruising community, and should not in any way be considered a comprehensive relisting of all the information that is available in the Local Notice to Mariners’ various editions.
    Also, please note that LNTM extracts are listed below in chronological order, based on publishing date.

  • Submarine Cable Installation, Roanoke Sound, NC


    This cable installation will extend eastward from the northeast shore of Roanoke Island to Nags Head on Bodie Island, but appears to run north of Marker #36 that marks the entrance channel into Manteo. Particular caution will be needed at Marker #36 into Manteo harbor.

    NC – ROANOKE SOUND – MANTEO, NC – SUBMARINE CABLE INSTALLATION
    Beginning April 21, 2016 Crofton Diving Corporation will be installing a submarine cable on the east side of Manteo, NC crossing Roanoke Sound to Nags Head, NC. The cable will be buried and operations will be taking place between the following two locations: 35° 56’03.07N and 75 ° 41’27.53W & 35° 57’08.55N and 75 ° 37’58.76W. The project is scheduled to end on July 20, 2016, installation operations will include cable laying operations utilizing commercial divers and general marine construction. Barges & vessels will be moored on site with divers working over the side.
    The construction equipment will be confined to the barges with small crew boats working in the vicinity. Work will be conducted during daylight hours only. All floating equipment will be clear of navigable channel sections of the waterway at the end of each day. Vessels are requested to proceed in this area with caution and causing no wake. Crofton’s crews will be monitoring the following radio frequencies: VHF channel 13 & 16 or by telephone at (757) 418-1308.

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Nags Head

  • Hazards of North Carolina Coastal Inlets, 4/27/2016

    This Special Notice was issued last year, http://cruisersnet.net/148804, and the latest issue serves to urge NC boaters to use extreme caution in the inlets listed below. Shoaling in the inlets may well mean shoaling in the intersection of the inlet with the Waterway. Pay particular attention to the NC Problem Stretches that involve these inlets: Bogue, Browns, New River, Carolina Beach, Lockwoods and Shalotte. Details of these Problem Stretches are found in the links below.

    NC – HAZARDS OF NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL INLETS
    This notice is to notify mariners about accessing hazardous inlets, to heighten public awareness about the hazards that exist in and around the inlets, and to provide the mariner with available information. Mariners are advised that shoaling conditions exist at following North Carolina coastal inlets:
    Oregon Inlet Hatteras Inlet
    Ocracoke Inlet Barden Inlet
    Beaufort Inlet Bogue Inlet
    New River Inlet Topsail Inlet
    Masonboro Inlet Carolina Beach Inlet
    Lockwoods Folly Inlet Shallotte Inlet
    Shoaling conditions increase the potential for groundings. These inlets are subject to continual and sometimes rapid environmental changes. Mariners are highly encouraged to obtain the most recent U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington, North Carolina District hydrographic survey information, centerline waypoints and controlling depth at: http://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/HydrographicSurveys.aspx
    Mariners should use caution when navigating in these areas and passage through the inlets is not recommended without local knowledge of the area. The aids to navigation in these inlets may not be charted and may not be marking best water due to continually shifting shoals. Consult Local Notice to Mariners, 5th Coast Guard District for the latest positions and status of aids to navigation: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmDistrict&region=5
    To report any aids to navigation discrepancies (missing, damaged, off station, extinguished lights), shoaling, hazards to navigation, or discrepancies on bridge lighting, please contact Sector North Carolina Command Center (910) 343-2200.   LNM 17/16

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the AICW/Bogue Inlet Channel Intersection

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the AICW/Browns Inlet Intersection

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For New River/New River Inlet

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the AICW/Carolina Beach Inlet Intersection

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the AICW/Lockwoods Folly Inlet Intersection

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the AICW/Shalotte Inlet Intersection

  • Dredging near New River Inlet/AICW Intersection, Statute Mile 247


    This dredging project is in the New River channel which exits the Waterway/Inlet intersection to the northwest. The Channel Light 12 is part of the New River markers and not the ICW Marker #12 further south. The dredging essentially crosses the Waterway into New River.

    NC – NEW RIVER – CAMP LEJEUNE – DREDGING
    The Cottrell Contracting Corporation of Chesapeake, Virginia advises that the Dredge Marion will be conducting dredging operations in the New River Channel. Starting at a point approximately 1 mile from New River Inlet Channel/AIWW Intersection, New River Channel Light 12 (LLNR 29735) in an approximate half mile cut towards the inlet into the Atlantic. The submerged pipeline will be located behind the dredge and will be present along the west side of New River Inlet and run ashore on the northeastern corner of North Topsail Beach. The dredge will begin operation
    on or about April 13, 2016 and will be completed by April 30, 2016. All Mariners are requested to stay clear of the dredge, pipelines, barges, derricks, buoys and operating wires about the dredge. Dredge will monitor VHF channels 13 and 16. All vessels are requested to contact the dredge prior to passing. Dredging operations will be conducted on a 24 hour, 7 day a week schedule.
    Contractor, Marion & Cottrell, vessels MARION, SAXON, and BLACKHAWK will be conducting dredging operations in the vicinity of the New River and AICWW intersection to Cedar Bush Cut Channel until approximately April 30th, 2016.
    Chart 11541 LNM 16/16

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of New River Inlet

  • Construction on Hwy 158 Bridge, Elizabeth City, NC, Dismal Swamp Canal Alternate Route Mile 51


    Highway 158 Bridge crosses the Dismal Swamp AICW Route at Statute Mile 51, in the heart of downtown Elizabeth City.

    NC – (AICW) – PASQUOTANK RIVER – US 158 BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION
    Mariners are advised that Archer Western Contractors, LLC will be extending bridge construction at US 158 Bridge in Elizabeth City, North Carolina to end approximately July 1st, 2016. Mariners are requested to stay clear of the barges, buoys and construction equipment. Mariners are reminded to comply with the rules of the road when approaching, passing, and leaving the area of operation. The contractor monitors VHF channels 13 and 16 and can be contacted at telephone number (910)-795-1485. Chart 12206 LNM 5/16

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Bridge Directory Listing For Highway 158 Bridge

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Highway 158 Bridge

  • Typical Shoaling Reported in Hatteras Inlet, Pamlico Sound, NC


    Hatteras Inlet lies well off the Waterway, on the eastern edge of Pamlico Sound. This narrow, unstable seaward passage cuts the southern reaches of Hatteras Island and the northern strands of Ocracoke Island. We have had Navigation Alerts posted in this inlet for some time (http://cruisersnet.net/?p=76962 and http://cruisersnet.net/?p=76962) and, despite recent dredging (http://cruisersnet.net/?p=123320), we still advise that no one attempt to make use of this inlet channel without very specific local knowledge!

    Mariners are advised that an area of shoaling has been reported in the Hatteras Inlet between buoys 4 (LLNR 28650) and 5 (LLNR 28653) with an approximate dept of 2 feet at mean low tide. The report indicated shoaling is encroaching approximately 80 percent of the channel. Mariners are urged to use caution when transiting this area.
    Chart 11555 LNM 4/16

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Hatteras Inlet

  • Shoaling Reported in Carolina Beach Inlet, near AICW Statute Mile 294


    Note that this shoaling is in the Inlet proper, not in the Waterway.

    NC – CAROLINA BEACH INLET – SHOALING
    Mariners are advised that an area of shoaling has been reported in the vinicty of Carolina Beach Inlet between buoys 1 (LLNR 30265) through 6 (LLNR 30290). The report indicated shoaling of 2.0 feet at mean low water. Mariners are urged to use caution when transiting this area. Chart 11534 LNM 52/15

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Carolina Beach Inlet

  • Shoaling Conditions in NC AICW Miles 237, 271, 280 and 321, December 23, 2015

    This valuable Marine Safety Information Bulletin is sent to us from Officer Burrill of the NC Sector USCG. And Officer Burrill also wishes us all Happy Holidays!

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    This bulletin is to notify mariners about several areas on the AICW where a shoaling hazard to navigation exists and to provide the mariner with valuable information to transit these areas safely.

    Mariners are advised that shoaling conditions exist 6at AICW Mile Markers 237, 271, 280 and 321 in North Carolina. Severe shoaling has restricted the federal channel depths and horizontal clearances of the AICW in the following locations:

    AICW MM 237 – Browns Inlet Intersection in the vicinity of Bogue Sound – New River Buoy 61A (LLNR 39223) – 200 yard shoal extending into the federal channel with depths varying from <1′ to 5′ at mean low water – Approximate position is 34º35’49.20”N, 077º14’30.80”W to 34º35’52.70”N, 077º14’26.90”W

    AICW MM 271 – Howards Creek Intersection in the vicinity of New River – Cape Fear River Buoy 99A (LLNR 39548) – 350 yard shoal extending into the federal channel with depths varying from <2′ to 5′ at mean low water – Approximate position is 34º21’18.00”N, 077º40’53.00”W to 34º21’13.00”N, 077º41’02.00”W

    AICW MM 280 – Masons Inlet Intersection in the vicinity of New River – Cape Fear River Buoy 121 (LLNR 39597) – 250 yard shoal extending into the federal channel with depths varying from <1′ to 4′ at mean low water – Approximate position is 34º14’52.70”N, 077º46’58.40”W to 34º15’00.00”N, 077º46’51.60”W

    AICW MM 321 – Lockwoods Folly Inlet Intersection in the vicinity of Cape Fear River – Little River Buoy 47 (LLNR 40225) – 250 yard shoal extending into the federal channel with depths varying from <1′ to 5′ at mean low water – Approximate position is 33º55’14.80”N, 078º14’10.60”W to 34º55’15.50”N, 078º13’58.80”W

    Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed and proceed with caution when navigating in these areas. Shoaling conditions increase the potential for groundings. Any grounding of a vessel poses a significant risk to injury to those onboard and a risk of substantial damage to a vessel. There have been and continue to be groundings in these identified locations.

    It is highly recommended that all mariners conduct proper pre-voyage planning when intending to transit these areas and do so at the high tide, in daylight hours, ensure vessel drafts are adequate to transit the AICW and do not attempt to overtake or meet other vessels in these hazardous areas.

    These areas are subject to continual and sometimes rapid environmental changes. Mariners are highly encouraged to obtain the most recent U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington, North Carolina District hydrographic survey information, centerline waypoints and controlling depth at: http://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/HydrographicSurveys/AIWW.aspx

    Some aids to navigation on the AICW may not be charted and may be marking best water outside of the federal channel due to continually shifting shoals. Consult Local Notice to Mariners, 5th Coast Guard District for the latest positions and status of aids to navigation at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmDistrict&region=5

    The U.S. Coast Guard will continue to monitor the conditions of AICW and update mariners as necessary. To report any aids to navigation discrepancies or hazards to navigation, please contact the Sector North Carolina Command Center at (910) 343-2200.

    LCDR Derek J. Burrill
    USCG Sector North Carolina
    Chief, Waterways Management Division
    (910) 772-2230

    Statute Mile 237
    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the AICW/Browns Inlet Intersection

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To This AICW Problem Stretch

    Statute Mile 271
    http://cruisersnet.net/new-navigation-aids-and-new-survey-of-shoaling-at-new-topsail-inletaicw-statute-271/

    Statute Mile 280
    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Mason Inlet

    Statute Mile 321
    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the AICW/Lockwoods Folly Inlet Intersection

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To This AICW Problem Stretch

  • New Navigation Aids for Severe Shoaling at New Topsail Inlet/AICW Statute 271


    This shoaling, at the intersection of Black Mud Channel (New Topsail Inlet), has had a Navigation Alert posted for shoaling since May 0f 2014. See http://cruisersnet.net/nav-alerts/new-reports-of-shoaling-at-new-topsail-inletaicw-intersection-statute-mile-270-may-12-2014/.

    NC – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY (AICW), TOPSAIL, NORTH CAROLINA SHOALING CONDITIONS AT AICW MILE MARKER 271
    Mariners are advised of shoaling on the AICW at Mile Marker 271 in Topsail, North Carolina. A significant shoal has been observed in the vicinity of the Howards Creek Channel intersection with the AICW to depths as low as 2 feet at mean-low water. The shoal extends approximately 300
    yards along the eastern side of the AICW from approximate position 34º21’18.00’’N, 77º40’53.00’’W to 34º21’13.00’’N, 077º41’02.00’’ with depths varying between 2 feet to 5 feet at mean low water. The Coast Guard has established an additional two aids to navigation in the navigation channel to mark best available depths of water which vary between 5 feet and 7 feet at mean low water.
    • NEW RIVER – CAPE FEAR RIVER BUOY 98C. In position 34-21-14.12N, 077-41-02.33W
    • NEW RIVER – CAPE FEAR RIVER BUOY 99C. In position 34-21-13.20N, 077-41-01.78W
    Mariners are highly encouraged to obtain the most recent U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington, North Carolina District hydrographic survey information, shoaling condition and controlling depth at:
    http://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/HydrographicSurveys/InletsCrossings.aspx
    Mariners should use caution when navigating in this area. The aids to navigation in this area may not be charted and may not be marking best water due to continually shifting shoals. Consult Local Notice to Mariners, 5th Coast Guard District for the latest positions and status of aids to navigation at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmDistrict&region=5
    Chart 11541 LNM 51/15

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at AICW/New Topsail Inlet

  • Bridge Repairs, Hwy 17, Hertford, NC, Western Albemarle Sound


    Waterway travelers wishing to make a side trip visit to Hertford Bay Marina on the Perquimans River off Western Albemarle Sound will pass under this Hwy 17 bridge with a vertical clearance of 33ft, southeast of Hertford, NC. See http://cruisersnet.net/?p=149723 for a report on Hertford Bay Marina.

    NC – PERQUIMANS RIVER – HERTFORD – BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION
    Mariners are advised to take caution and proceed slowly when approaching the construction site taking place under the Route 17 Bridge crossing the Perquimans River in Hertford, NC. The repairs are to the fender system and anticipated to take place between January 4, 2016 and August 30, 2016 between the hours of 7:30 AM and 5:00 PM. During this time mariners are urged to transit the area with additional caution as floating equipment may be present and portions of the fender system may be removed. For any comments or questions, contact the Marine Events
    Coordinator at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina, (910) 772-2212, or at CMarineEvents@uscg.mil Chart 12205 LNM 49/15

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Hertford Waterfront

  • New Aids to Navigation, Neuss River, off the AICW


    These new lights are on the southwest side of the Neuss River, south of New Bern, NC.

    NC – NEUSE RIVER – PRIVATE AIDS TO NAVIGTION ESTABLISHED
    Craven County, NC is establishing three lights in the Neuse River to mark a submerged effluent diffuser, approximately two nautical miles upriver (west northwest) of the mouth of Slocum Creek. Each light will be slow flashing white and marked with orange and white dayboards worded “Danger Submerged Diffuser”.

    Neuse River Diffuser Warning Light A 34 58 28.92N, 76 56 01.24W Private aid Fl W 6s NW on pile.
    Neuse River Diffuser Warning Light B 34 58 28.80N, 76 56 01.42W Private aid Fl W 6s NW on pile.
    Neuse River Diffuser Warning Light C 34 58 28.67N, 76 56 01.61W Private aid Fl W 6s NW on pile.
    Charts Affected: 11552, 11520, 11009 LNM 28/15

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Warning Light A

  • Shoaling Conditions at North Carolina Inlets, June 10, 2015

    Shoaling in the inlets may well mean shoaling in the intersection of the inlet with the Waterway. Pay particular attention to the NC Problem Stretches that involve these inlets: Bogue, Browns, New River, Carolina Beach, Lockwoods and Shalotte. Details of these Problem Stretches are found in the links below.

    NC – COASTAL INLETS – HAZARD TO NAVIGATION DUE TO SHOALING
    Mariners are advised that shoaling conditions exist at the following North Carolina inlets:
    Oregon Inlet
    Hatteras Inlet
    Ocracoke Inlet
    Barden Inlet
    Beaufort Inlet
    Bogue Inlet
    New River Inlet
    Topsail Inlet
    Masonboro Inlet
    Carolina Beach Inlet
    Lockwoods Folly Inlet
    Shallotte Inlet
    Shoaling conditions increase the potential for groundings. These inlets are subject to continual and sometimes rapid environmental changes. Mariners are highly encouraged to obtain the most recent USACE Wilmington, North Carolina District hydrographic survey information, centerline waypoints and controlling depth at:
    http://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/HydrographicSurveys.aspx
    Mariners are advised to use caution when navigating in these areas and passage through the inlets is not recommended without local knowledge of the area. The aids to navigation in these inlets may not be charted and may not be marking best water due to continually shifting shoals. Consult Local Notice to Mariners, 5th Coast Guard District for the latest positions and status of aids to navigation. To report any aids to navigation discrepancies (missing, damaged, off station, extinguished lights), shoaling, hazards to navigation, or discrepancies on bridge lighting, please contact Sector North Carolina Command Center at (910) 343-2200. LNM: 23/15

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the AICW/Bogue Inlet Channel Intersection

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the AICW/Browns Inlet Intersection

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For New River/New River Inlet

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the AICW/Carolina Beach Inlet Intersection

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the AICW/Lockwoods Folly Inlet Intersection

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the AICW/Shalotte Inlet Intersection

  • Bonner Bridge Restricted to Shallow Draft Vessels, Pamilco Sound, Outer Banks, NC


    Shoaling in the Oregon Inlet has become so severe that it undermined the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge over Oregon Inlet resulting in the closure of the bridge to road traffic in 2013. See http://cruisersnet.net/?p=129461. Oregon Inlet is definitely not a recommended passage.

    NC – OREGON INLET – BONNER BRIDGE REGULATED NAVIGATION AREA
    Mariners are advised that Coast Guard Sector North Carolina is enforcing a regulated navigation area IVO Herbert C. Bonner bridge in Oregon Inlet, NC in accordance with 33 CFR 165.520. Any vessel with a draft greater than 2 feet may not transit within 100 yards of the Bonner Bridge. The U.S. Coast Guard will continue to monitor the conditions of the waterway and update the Regulated Navigation Area as necessary. For any questions or concerns, please contact Sector North Carolina Command Center at (910) 343-3880. Chart 12204 LNM:13/15

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Oregon Inlet

  • Possible Missing Waterway Markers Due to Heavy Ice Damage

    Spring Migrants: Hopefully icy waters will have receded before you begin your northern voyage home for the summer, but be prepared for missing, damaged or off-station markers in the Waterway from North Carolina onward.

    HAZARD TO NAVIGATION – HEAVY ICE CONDITIONS WITHIN THE FIFTH COAST GUARD DISTRICT WATERWAYS
    Due to the recent heavy ice conditions within the Fifth Coast Guard District Waterways from New Jersey to northern North Carolina numerous aids to navigation have been damaged, dragged off-station, destroyed, or missing. Some aids may be sunk or hidden beneath ice flows and may pose an extreme hazard to navigation. Mariners are advised to use extreme caution when transiting the waterways.

  • Shoaling Reported at Sneads Ferry, AICW Statute Mile 247


    This reported shoaling is at the intersection of New River channel, New River Inlet and the Waterway at Sneads Ferry, NC. The markers noted are ICW markers, not Inlet or New River markers.

    NC – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY-BOGUE SOUND-NEW RIVER
    Hazard to navigation – shoaling has been reported to a depth of 3 feet between the Bogue Sound-New River Buoy 72A (LLNR 39300) and Bogue Sound-New River Buoy 72B (LLNR 393003) and depth of 4 feet at Bogue Sound-New River Buoy 74 (LLNR 39305) on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Mariners are advised to transit the area with caution.
    Chart 11542 LNM: 05/15

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at New River/Waterway Intersection

  • New Bridge Construction on Cape Fear River, well north of Wilmington, NC

    Cape Fear River mile marker #1 is north of the Wilmington waterfront and this new bridge construction at mile 35.5 will affect few, if any, cruisers.

    NORTH CAROLINA – CAPE FEAR RIVER – BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION
    Mariners are advised to take caution and proceed slowly when approaching the construction site of the new highway bridge on the Wilmington Bypass, over the Cape Fear River, mile 35.5, in Brunswick and New Hanover Counties, NC. When completed, the Cape Fear River Bridge will have a vertical clearance of 64 feet at mean high water (MHW) and a horizontal clearance of 160 feet. Work barges and structures will be located along the sides of the waterway through December 2016. The channel shall remain open to navigation. Mariners should continue to monitor the Local Notice to Mariners for potential impacts to navigation. Chart 11537. LNM: 49/14

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  • Artificial Reef Marking, near Ocracoke, Pamlico Sound, NC


    Big Foot Slough Channel is the primary entrance from Pamlico Sound to Ocracoke and Silver Lake Harbor and is used by the vast majority of cruising craft and both Ocracoke car ferries.

    NC – PAMLICO SOUND – OCRACOKE – ARTIFICIAL REEF MARKING
    Mariners are advised that the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries will be remarking new positions for artificial reef 298 located approximately 1.5 mile east from the big foot slough channel entrance in 0cracoke, NC. The new boundary coordinates are: 35.18042N – 75.99352W; 35.17533N -75.99352W; 35.17533N -75.99953W; and 35.18042N -75.99953W. Mariners should use caution when transiting the area. NC Carolina Fisheries POC: Gregg Podnar at 252-808-7199 or 252-808-8053. LNM: 47/14

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Big Foot Slough

  • New Light in Cape Fear River, AICW Statute Mile 309


    This new warning light wil be on the east side of the Lower Swash Channel Range of the Cape Fear River, near Marker #20 east of Southport, NC.

    NC – CAPE FEAR RIVER – PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION ESTABLISHED
    On or about 03 August, 2014 Cape Fear River Warning Light (LLNR 30477/40017) will be established in approximate position 33-55-16.690N 077-59-46.330W, displaying a Fl W 4s characteristic. The aid marks an unlit structure just outside the Cape Fear River Channel. Chart 11537 LNM: 30/14

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Warning Light

  • Reminder: Camp Lejeune Firing Exercises May Delay AICW Navigation, Statute Miles 235-240

    Onslow Beach – Click for Chartview

    Notification of these firing exercises appear regularly in the weekly Local Notice to Mariners. Note Line 5 in bold. If this is your first time through the Camp Lejeune area, you may be unaware of the possible delays. Normally, if firing is underway, you will be stopped by very courteous, but armed, Marines aboard small vessels, Range Control Boats. SSECN attempts to post all announced dates of closure. We hope you aren’t delayed, but, if so, log it as another of the many wonderful experiences of traveling the ICW!

    NC – NEW RIVER – FIRING EXERCISES
    1. The Commanding General, Marine Corps Installations East-Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (MCIE-MCB CamLej), North Carolina, has advised that the area in the Atlantic Ocean between a point approximately 4.5 miles east of Bogue Inlet to a point approximately 10 miles southwest of New River Inlet, North Carolina, within the existing danger zone (depicted as 334.440) as shown on National Ocean Service Chart 11543, will be hazardous to navigation because of field firing exercises during the periods and times stated below. Firing will be up to 15 nautical miles seaward. Vessels are urged to avoid the above area during the periods stated except for the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, where mariners traveling through this area can expect a delay of about one to four hours during the below times. Range Control Boats, MCIE-MCB CamLej North Carolina monitor Channel 16 VHF-FM (156.8 MHz) and the working Channel 82 VHF-FM (161.725 MHz). Range Control can be reached by phone at 910-451-3064 or 4449.
    2. The restricted areas in the Atlantic Ocean East of the New River Inlet as shown on National Ocean Service Chart 11543, will be closed to navigation because of firing exercises during the following periods:
    Atlantic Coast Sector Live Fire Operations
    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm Daily (USS Ship-Naval Gunfire)
    8:00 a.m. to 10:00 pm Daily (Stinger Missiles and ranges)
    Atlantic Coast Sector Non-Live fire operations
    12:01 a.m. to Midnight Daily (USS Ship-Maneuvering)
    3. The restricted areas in the New River, as shown on National Ocean Service Chart 11542, that WILL be closed to navigation because of Stone Bay Rifle Range firing exercises during the following periods:
    Stone Creek Sector 12:01 a.m. to Midnight – daily
    Stone Bay Sector 12:01 a.m. to Midnight – daily
    West of the 77 (deg) 26(min) longitude line.
    The restricted areas that MAY be closed to navigation because of firing exercises during the following periods:
    Traps Bay Sector 12:01 a.m. to Midnight – daily
    Courthouse Bay Sector 12:01 a.m. to Midnight – daily
    Stone Bay Sector 12:01 a.m. to Midnight – daily
    East of the 77 (deg) 26 (min) longitude line.
    Grey Point Sector 12:01 a.m. to Midnight – daily
    Farnell Bay Sector Sunrise to Sunset – daily
    Morgans Bay Sector Sunrise to Sunset – daily
    Jacksonville Sector Sunrise to Sunset – daily
    4. The Target Bombing Area N1/BT-3 Impact Area in the Atlantic Ocean East of the New River Inlet as shown on National Ocean Service Chart 11543, may be closed to navigation because of firing exercises during the following periods:
    N1/BT-3 Live Fire Operations:
    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm Daily (USS Ship-Naval Gunfire)
    8:00 a.m. to 10:00 pm Daily (Stinger Missile and ranges)
    N1/BT-3 Non-Live Fire Operations:
    12:01 a.m. to Midnight Daily (USS Ship-Maneuvering)
    5. Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Inland Waters in the Browns Island Inlet area between Bear Creek and Onslow Beach, may be closed for firing exercises during the following periods:
    Live Fire Operations:
    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm Daily (USS Ship-Naval Gunfire)
    8:00 a.m. to 10:00 pm Daily (Ranges)
    Non-Live Fire Operations:
    12:01 a.m. to Midnight Daily (Boat-Maneuvering)
    6. Ship operations consisting of landing craft, amphibious vehicles, and helicopters may be conducted in the Onslow Beach operating area and all sectors of New River from 12:01 a.m. to Midnight – daily. Range Control Boats, MCIE-MCB CamLej North Carolina monitor Channel 16 VHF-FM (156.8 MHz) and the working Channel 82 VHF-FM (161.725 MHz). Range Control can be reached by phone at 910-451-3064 or 4449. LNM: 16/14

    Click Here To View the North Carolina Cruisers’ Net Bridge Directory Listing For Onslow Beach Bridge

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Onslow Beach Bridge

  • Dredging Underway at AICW/Shallotte Inlet Intersection, Statute Mile 330

    AICW/Shallotte Inlet Intersection - Click for Chartview

    AICW/Shallotte Inlet Intersection – Click for Chartview

    The much needed dredging of this AICW Problem Stretch is certainly welcome news, especially with the completion date occurring before the heart of the Spring, 2014 transient season.

    NC – MYRTLE GROVE TO LITTLE RIVER – CAPE FEAR RIVER TO LITTLE RIVER/AICW – SHALLOTTE INLET CROSSING
    The Dredge WILKO will be conducting dredging operations in the AICW at the Shallotte Inlet Crossing from 20 March until 13 April, 2014. The dredge and assisting vessels MISS LEANNE and PROUD MARY will monitor VHF-FM channels 13, 16 and 78. A Floating rubber and submerged polyethylene pipeline associated with dredging operation will traverse southwesterly and upland along west shoreline of Shallotte Inlet to the Ocean Isle Fill Placement Area near Shallotte Blvd. Pipeline, vessels and established crossings will be visibly lighted and marked with floating buoys
    in accordance with Coast Guard regulations. Mariners are urged to use extreme caution in the area, transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake, and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made with dredge plant. Chart: 11534 LNM: 11/14

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the AICW/Shalotte Inlet Intersection

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To This AICW Problem Stretch

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