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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.

  • LNM: 2-Day, One Span Closure, Dec 19-21, Alligator River Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 84


    Still another closure in this lengthy maintenance project, see https://cruisersnet.net/168675. The Alligator River Bridge crosses the Alligator River section of the Waterway at Statute Mile 84, south of flashing marker #12, just south of where the Waterway exits Albemarle Sound.

    NC – ALBAMARLE SOUND – ALLIGATOR RIVER BRIDGE – CLOSURE OF ONE NAVIGATIONAL SPAN
    An engineering firm, on behalf of North Carolina Department of Transportation, will be performing maintenance at US 64 (Alligator River Bridge) over Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (Alligator River), mile 84.2, near Columbia, NC. The maintenance will be conducted from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday; from Tuesday, December 19, 2017, through Thursday, December 21, 2017. A barge and a team of divers will be in and around the vicinity of the bridge. During the bridge maintenance, the barge will be placed in one navigation span, and the other navigation span will be open for vessels to transit through the bridge. Work vessels may be reached on VHF-FM channel 16. The project foreman can be reached at (919) 437-4763 or (443) 790-8905. Mariners should use extreme caution when transiting through the bridge. Chart 11553 LNM 50/17

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Bridge Directory Listing For Alligator River Bridge

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Alligator River Bridge

  • LNM: Dredging Underway, Wilmington Harbor, Cape Fear River, NC


    With a closed vertical clearance of 40ft the Isabel S. Holmes Bascule Bridge (Hwy133) lies north of the Wilmington Turning Basin in the northeast Cape Fear River in Wilmington, NC, a popular side trip for many Waterway cruisers. This dredging is taking place the length of the Cape Fear River south of the Isabel S.
    Holmes Bridge.

    NC – CAPE FEAR RIVER – WILMINGTON HARBOR – DREDGING
    The dredge BRUNSWICK will be working in the Cape Fear River Channel between the Hwy 133 Isabelle Holmes Bridge to the Between Channel adjacent to the State Port docks commencing on or about 8 November 8, 2017. The Dredge will operate on a 24 hour per day, 7 day per week basis until approximately 31 January, 2017. Dredged material will be transported by pipeline to the Eagle Island disposal site on the West side of the river. To ensure safe passage in the vicinity of the operation, boaters should establish contact with the dredge on VHF marine channels 13 and
    16. For more information contact Southern Dredge Company, Kimberly Richmond at 843-559-7500. Chart 11537 LNM 47/17

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Isabel Holmes Bridge

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  • Vertical Clearance Reduction, William B Umstead (US-64) Bridge, Croatan Sound, NC


    Croatan Sound connects Albemarle Sound to the north and Pamlico Sound to the south via a broad channel crossed by two sets of fixed bridges. The older, northernmost span has a vertical clearance of 45ft, and has LONG been the bane of sailors who must use the far more difficult Roanoke Sound – Old House channel to cruise south from the AICW/Albemarle Sound to Pamlico Sound, or the other way around. The southernmost twin Highway 64 bridges, where this maintenance will take place, feature 66ft of vertical clearance.

    NC – CROATAN SOUND – US64 – WILLIAM B. UMSTEAD BRIDGE – REDUCED HORIZONTAL CLEARANCE
    An engineering firm on behalf of NCDOT will be repairing the fender system on the US 64 (William B. Umstead) Bridge across Croatan Sound, mile 2.0, in Manns Harbor, NC. The maintenance will be conducted from November 1, 2017, to January 30, 2018; Monday – Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The horizontal clearance will be reduced to 51 feet during the work hours due to a 40 ft wide barge and 10 ft wide work boat that will be used to facilitate repairs. The barge and crew request a one hour advanced notice to move from the navigable channel for vessels that need additional clearance. The Project Foreman can be reached at 252-305-7324 or VHF/FM CH 13. Mariners should use caution when transiting the area. Chatr 12204 LNM 42/17

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of US 64 Bridge

  • LNM: Coast Guard sets Port Condition Zulu for Port of Morehead City, NC

    Coast Guard sets Port Condition Zulu for Port of Morehead City, NC

     

    9/26 WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Captain of the Port Sector North Carolina set Port Condition Zulu Tuesday for the Port of Morehead City in preparation for the anticipated heavy weather impact of Hurricane Maria.

    The Port of Morehead City is closed to all inbound and outbound traffic. No vessel may enter, depart, or transit without the permission of the Captain of the Port.

    READ MORE!

    Gale force winds (34 knots or 39 mph) are expected to reach Beaufort Inlet Channel Lighted Whistle Buoy “BM” (LLNR 29328) within 12 hours.

    1. All cargo and bunker handling operations must cease at this time.

    2. All commercial vessels and barges who have received permission from the Captain of the Port to remain in port must be at their mooring site in accordance with their plan.

    3. Vessels bound for these ports are advised to seek an alternate destination.

    Mariners are also advised that drawbridges will remain closed when wind speeds are 34 knots or greater or once evacuations begin.  Because of the uncertainty of weather movements and related bridge closures, mariners are urged to seek passage through drawbridges well in advance of the arrival of gale force winds.

    -USCG-

  • LNM: USCG Urges Mid-Atlantic Residents to Prepare for Adverse Weather

    Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic officials urge boaters, beachgoers use caution, prepare for adverse weather

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard officials in the Mid-Atlantic are urging the maritime community, boating public and beachgoers Monday to use caution and protect themselves and their vessels as Hurricane Maria moves north.
    READ MORE!

    The Coast Guard stresses the importance of securing vessels and updating Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon registrations as these devices often float free from vessels in marinas or at docks during storms and signal false distress. The maritime community should consider the possibility of volatile port conditions.

    High seas, heavy rains and damaging winds could present serious danger to boaters out on the water. Beachgoers should be aware of rip currents and treacherous surf conditions. Adverse weather effects can cover an area hundreds of miles wide. Even people who are outside the direct path of the storm are advised to be aware of weather conditions and take appropriate precautions to stay safe and minimize damage.

    Here are a few tips to help protect people and their vessels:

    * Take action now. Waiting until the storm is here will diminish the likelihood of safe and thorough preparations.

    * Do not go out to sea if a tropical storm or hurricane is approaching.

    * Contact local marinas to ask for advice about securing your vessel. Marina operators are knowledgeable and can advise you on the best methods for securing your boat.

    * Check with local authorities before entering any storm-damaged area. Boaters should not place themselves in danger to get to a boat. Seek salvage assistance from a professional.

    * Remember that storms move quickly and are unpredictable. You can always replace a boat; you cannot replace a life.

    * Rip currents and heavy surf at the beach can be treacherous long after a storm has passed.

    The Coast Guard requests that the public not call Coast Guard facilities for weather information, but to listen to weather broadcasts. Important storm information can also be viewed at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov .

  • LNM: Coast Guard sets Port Condition Yankee for Morehead City, NC

    Coast Guard sets Port Condition Yankee for Morehead City, NC

    The Captain of the Port (COTP) North Carolina has set Port Condition Yankee for the Port of Morehead City in preparation of the anticipated weather impact of Hurricane Maria.   The Port of Morehead City is closed to all inbound traffic.  No vessel may enter the Port of Morehead City without the permission of the COTP. As a reminder, all cargo and bunker handling operations shall cease upon the setting of Port Condition Zulu 12 hours prior to the arrival of gale force winds (34 knots or 39 mph) and above. 

    READ MORE!
    1. All self-propelled oceangoing vessels over 500 gross tons, all oceangoing barges and their supporting tugs, and all tank barges over 200 gross tons departing the Port of Morehead City must schedule their departure to clear the Beaufort Inlet Channel Lighted Whistle Buoy “BM” (LLNR 29328) upon the setting of Port Condition Zulu.

    2. All commercial vessels and barges who have received permission from the COTP to remain in the Port of Morehead City must be at their site in accordance with their application as approved by the COTP upon the setting of Port Condition Zulu.  Movement within the port is allowed, including towing vessels and assist vessels.

    3. Vessels bound for the Port of Morehead City shall seek an alternative destination.

    Mariners are also advised that drawbridges will remain closed when wind speeds are 34 knots or greater or once evacuations begin. Because of the uncertainty of weather movements and related bridge closures, mariners are urged to seek passage through drawbridges well in advance of the arrival of gale force winds.

    For guidance on specific issues or to obtain a vessel application to remain in port, contact the Sector North Carolina Command Center at (910) 343-3880

     

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  • LNM: Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-Ray for port of Wilmington, NC


    Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-Ray for port of Wilmington, NC

    READ MORE!

    WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Captain of the Port (COTP) North Carolina has set Port Condition X-Ray for the port of Wilmington in preparation for the anticipated weather impact of Hurricane Irma.

    Gale force winds (34 knots or 39 mph) are expected to reach Frying Pan Shoals Lighted Buoy 16 (LLNR 835) within 48 hours. Pleasure craft are advised to seek safe harbor.

    To enter, transit, or remain within the ports, vessels must comply with the following requirements:

    1. All self-propelled oceangoing vessels over 500 gross tons, all oceangoing barges and their supporting tugs, and all tank barges over 200 gross tons desiring to remain in the ports must immediately submit in writing to the COTP an application to remain in port for approval.

    2. All self-propelled oceangoing vessels over 500 gross tons, all oceangoing barges and their supporting tugs, and all tank barges over 200 gross tons departing the port must depart no later than 24 hours prior to the arrival of gale force winds at Frying Pan Shoals Lighted Buoy 16 (LLNR 835).

    3. Vessels bound for the port that are unable to depart 24 hours prior to the arrival of gale force winds at Frying Pan Shoals Lighted Buoy 16 (LLNR 835) are advised to seek an alternative destination.

    4. Facility Operators should begin making preparations to ensure all loose cargo, cargo equipment, and debris is secured safely. Notification should be made to the COTP of any heavy weather preparation problems that cannot be mitigated within 24 hours.

    Mariners are also advised that drawbridges will remain closed when wind speeds exceed 34 knots or once evacuations begin. As a result, mariners are urged to seek passage through drawbridges well in advance of the arrival of gale force winds because of the uncertainty of weather movements and related bridge closures.

    For guidance on specific issues or to obtain a vessel application to remain in port, contact the Sector North Carolina Command Center at 910-362-4015. A vessel-remaining-in-port checklist may be obtained via the Internet at http://homeport.uscg.mil. Once on homeport, select North Carolina in the Port Directory. The checklist is located under the Local Contingency Plans header.

  • LNM: Upcoming Maintenance, Alligator River Bridge, AICW Statute Mile 84


    Calls to the bridge tender and the project foreman gave no indication regarding the impact on navigation this year-long maintenance will have. However, with divers in the water and a crane barge in the channel, extreme caution must be used when passing through this large swing bridge. Also a call to the tender (252-796-7261) on your approach would be wise. Alligator River Bridge is noted for being unable to open when winds exceed 35mph.

    NC – INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – ALLIGATOR RIVER– BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
    An engineering firm, on behalf of North Carolina Department of Transportation, will be performing maintenance at US 64 (Alligator River Bridge) over Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (Alligator River), mile 84.2, in Columbia, NC. READ MORE!

    The maintenance will be conducted Monday-Saturday from July 17, 2017 through July 17, 2018; from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. A crane barge and work boats with divers will be in and around the vicinity of the bridge. Maintenance personnel, equipment and vessels will relocate from the moveable span and navigable channel, upon request. Work vessels
    may be reached on VHF-FM channel 16. The project foreman can be reached at (919) 437-4763 or (757) 449-4652. Mariners should notify the work foreman no less than one hour prior to navigating through the area and should use extreme caution when transiting the area. Chart 11553 LNM 28/17

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s North Carolina Bridge Directory Listing For Alligator River Bridge

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Alligator River Bridge

  • LNM: Newly Formed Island Dubbed Shelley Island, Cape Hatteras, NC


    Shelley Island is off the southern tip of Cape Hatteras. See /165551 for an article and photos.

    NC – CAPE HATTERAS – NEW ISLAND
    Dangerous rip currents have been reported around a newly formed island known as Shelley Island, off Cape Hatteras in approximate 35°12’50” N, 075°31’39”W. Swimming to and from the island is strongly discouraged. To report emergencies or if there are any questions or concerns, mariners should contact Coast Guard Sector North Carolina at (910) 343-3882. Chart 11555 LNM 27/17

  • LNM: Bogue Inlet Buoys Re-established, AICW Statute Mile 227


    Bogue Inlet buoys were removed in May of 2017 and have now reset. Note that the Nav Aids affected are in the Inlet proper and not Bogue Inlet/AICW intersection which has been a shoaling Problem Stretch for years.

    NC – NEUSE RIVER TO MYRTLE GOVE SOUND – BOGUE INLET READ MORE!

    The new Bogue Inlet aids to navigation system has been reestablished and mariners are advised to consult Commander Coast Guard Fifth District Broadcast Notice to Mariners BNM 403-17 or contact Sector North Carolina Command Center (910) 343-2200 for additional guidance. Currently Bogue Inlet Lighted Buoy 1 (LLNR 29495) no longer marks safe passage for mariners and Bogue Inlet Buoy 1 (LLNR 29497) an unlighted green can buoy, has been established in approximate position 34-38-02.867N 077-06-13.528W. Bogue Inlet Buoy 2 (LLNR 29500) has been reestablished in approximate position 34-38-02.867N 077-06-13.528W to mark the entrance to Bogue Inlet. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting this newly marked entrance to Bogue Inlet. Chart 11541 25/17

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Reset Buoy 1

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  • LNM: Bogue Inlet ATONs Removal, AICW Statute Mile 227

    Hopefully, this temporary removal of inlet Nav Aids is in anticipation of dredging of Bogue Inlet. See /163904 for comments on projected dredging. Bogue Inlet/AICW intersection has been a shoaling Problem Stretch for years and will be positively affected by dredging of the Inlet itself.


    News Release
    May 16, 2017
    U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic
    Contact: 5th District Public Affairs
    Office: (757) 398-6272
    After Hours: (757) 434-7712

    Coast Guard temporarily discontinues 12 navigational aids in Bogue Inlet, NC  READ MORE!

    WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Coast Guard temporarily discontinued 12 navigational aids Monday in Bogue Inlet, near Emerald Isle and Swansboro.

    Heavy shoaling in the vicinity of Bogue Inlet has grown over recent months making the waterway inaccessible to vessels with a draft greater than three feet. The aids to navigation (ATON) no longer safely mark the channel and mariners transiting through Bogue Inlet do so at their own risk.

    The ATON listed below have changed and currently do not accurately mark the waterway, which can be more dangerous to mariners than having no ATON:

    * Bogue Inlet Buoy 6A (LLNR 29525)

    * Bogue Inlet Buoy 7 (LLNR 29530)

    * Bogue Inlet Buoy 8 (LLNR 29535)

    * Bogue Inlet Buoy 10 (LLNR 29540)

    * Bogue Inlet Buoy 11 (LLNR 29550)

    * Bogue Inlet Buoy 12 (LLNR 29555)

    * Bogue Inlet Buoy 13 (LLNR 29557)

    * Bogue Inlet Buoy 14 (LLNR 29559)

    * Bogue Inlet Buoy 15 (LLNR 29560)

    * Bogue Inlet Buoy Lighted Buoy 16 (LLNR 29563)

    * Bogue Inlet Buoy 17 (LLNR 29565)

    * Swansboro Coast Guard Channel Junction Buoy CG (LLNR 29605)

    The Army Corps of Engineers plans to return to the Inlet to conduct additional dredging in June, after which time the Coast Guard will re-establish the ATON.

    “The Coast Guard is responsible for providing navigational systems, information and services that enable safe navigation,” said Lt. Eunice A. James, Chief of Waterways Management Division at Sector North Carolina. “We will continue to work with federal, state and local partner agencies to address safety concerns to waterway depth and safe placement of navigational aids.”

    Consult the Local Notice to Mariners, 5th Coast Guard District for the latest positions and status of ATON at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmDistrict&region=5

    To report any ATON discrepancies, shoaling, or hazards to navigation, please contact the Sector North Carolina Command Center at 910-343-3882.

    The U.S. Coast Guard will continue to monitor the conditions of the waterway and update mariners as necessary.

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

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  • LNM: Lockwoods Folly Inlet Nav Aids Being Temporarily Discontinued, near AICW Statute Mile 321


    The Nav Aids being discontinued are in the Inlet proper and are not the Waterway markers which include Nos. 44 to 48A.  Click here for a recent survey of this intersection.

    News Release
    April 20, 2017
    U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic
    Contact: 5th District Public Affairs
    Office: (757) 398-6272
    After Hours: (757) 434-7712

    Coast Guard scheduled to temporarily discontinue 10 Lockwoods Folly Inlet navigational aids in NC

    WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to temporarily discontinue ten navigational aids in Lockwoods Folly Inlet near Oak Island and Holden Beach beginning Thursday, due to extensive shoaling and navigational safety concerns. READ MORE!

    Under the current condition of the inlet, the aids to navigation can no longer be configured to safely mark a passable channel. Mariners transiting through Lockwoods Folly Inlet do so at their own risk.

    Heavy shoaling in the vicinity of Lockwoods Folly Inlet has progressed over the past few months making the waterway inaccessible to vessels with a draft greater than three feet. The aids to navigation listed below currently do not accurately mark the waterway as they once did. The markers are misleading to mariners, which can be more dangerous than having no aids to navigation.

    The aids to navigation scheduled to be changed are:

    Lockwoods Folly Inlet Buoy 1 (31010)
    Lockwoods Folly Inlet Buoy 2 (31015)
    Lockwoods Folly Inlet Buoy 3 (31020)
    Lockwoods Folly Inlet Buoy 4 (31025)
    Lockwoods Folly Inlet Buoy 5 (31027)
    Lockwoods Folly Inlet Buoy 6 (31030)
    Lockwoods Folly Inlet Buoy 7 (31035)
    Lockwoods Folly Inlet Buoy 8 (31040)
    Lockwoods Folly Inlet Buoy 10 (31045)
    Lockwoods Folly Inlet Buoy 12 (31047)
    The Coast Guard is responsible for providing navigational systems, information and services that enable safe navigation.

    The Coast Guard continues to work with federal, state and local partner agencies regarding the viability of marking waterways; however, waterways must be reasonably stable and of sufficient depth for the Coast Guard to safely service an area.

    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

    “Mariners need to be aware that navigational aids in the vicinity of Lockwoods Folly are not currently reliable and present a danger,” said Lt. Eunice James, Chief of the Waterways Management Division for Sector North Carolina. “The Coast Guard is aware and taking action as soon as possible to remedy the situation.”

    To report any aids to navigation discrepancies, shoaling, or hazards to navigation, please contact the Sector North Carolina Command Center at 910-343-3882. The U.S. Coast Guard will continue to monitor the conditions of the waterway and update mariners as necessary.

    -USCG-

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

  • LNM: Shoaling in Vicinity of Bogue Inlet Problem Stretch, Swansboro, NC, near Statute Mile 227


    This shoaling, as noted below, is throughout the inlet area, an almost always shallow channel through the Bogue Inlet/AICW intersection. Of course, the Waterway intersection is a perennial problem stretch on the AICW, so proceed with caution. This Local Notice also has a very good description of the process used by the CG when handling Nav Aids in shoaling inlets. Note that dredging is to begin in April 2017.

    Mariners are advised of extensive shoaling throughout the Bogue Inlet area, Emerald Isle, NC. READ MORE!

    Significant shoaling has been observed in the vicinity of: Bogue Inlet Lighted Buoy 1 (LLNR 29495); between Buoys 6A (LLNR 29525) and Lighted Buoy 8 (LLNR 29535); and between Buoy 14 (LLNR 29559) and Buoy 15 (LLNR 29560), to depths as low as 1 foot at MLLW. Mariners transiting Bogue Inlet do so at their own risk and are advised against transiting this inlet until updated surveys by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and potential buoy repositioning by the U.S Coast Guard (USCG) can be completed to ensure the safety of the mariner. It is anticipated that the USACE will be able to dredge the inlet on or after 18 Apr 2017. If this is delayed, it may be necessary for the USCG to temporarily discontinue the Bogue Inlet aids to navigation. Should the inlet become inaccessible to the USCG ‘s smaller aids to navigation servicing vessels, the remaining buoys relative to the shifting shoal would mislead mariners and be more dangerous than having no aids to navigation at all. Under these conditions, the USCG would remove all buoys if necessary. The USCG continues to work with federal, state, and local partner agencies regarding the viability of marking this waterway in a safe manner. Mariners are highly encouraged to obtain the most recent USACE Wilmington, NC District hydrographic survey information, shoaling conditions and controlling depth at: http://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Missions/Naviqation/Hydrographic-Surveys and consult the Local Notice to
    Mariners, 5th Coast Guard District for the latest positions and status of aids to navigation at: https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?paqeName=lnmDistrict&reqion=5
    Charts 11541, 11543 LNM 13/17
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    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the AICW/Bogue Inlet Channel Intersection

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

  • LNM: More Severe Shoaling in Hatteras Inlet, Pamlico Sound, off AICW


    Hatteras Inlet, a narrow, unstable seaward passage, cuts the southern reaches of Hatteras Island and the northern strands of Ocracoke Island. Regular Navigation Alerts are posted for this inlet and SSECN still advises that no one attempt to make use of this inlet channel without very specific and recent local knowledge!

    NC – HATTERAS INLET – SHOALING Read More

    Due to severe shoaling Hatteras Inlet Buoy 2A (LLNR 28647), Hatteras Inlet Lighted Buoy 4 (LLNR 28650), Hatteras Inlet Lighted Buoy 5 (LLNR 28653), Hatteras Inlet Lighted 6 (LLNR 28660) no longer mark navigable water. Mariners should not rely on these buoys for navigation and are advised to use caution while transiting this area.
    Chart 11520 and 11555 LNM 03/17

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

  • Shoaling Reported at Mason Inlet/AICW Intersection, Statute Mile 280


    This Waterway shoaling, at the intersection of Mason Inlet and the Waterway near Howe Point, was also reported as a Nav Alert in July of this year. See /158529

    NC – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – NEW RIVER – CAPE FEAR RIVER – SHOALING
    The Coast Guard has received a report of severe shoaling to a depth of 2 feet at MLW channelward of New River/Cape Fear River Buoy 121 (LLNR 39597), in approximate position 34-14-60N, 077-46-57W. Mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting the area. NC BNM 733-16 Chart 11541 LNM 51/16

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Mason Inlet.

  • LNM: Dredging at Lockwood Folly Problem Stretch, AICW Statute Mile 321


    The intersection of the Waterway and Lockwoods Folly has been a Problem Stretch for years and requires almost annual dredging. See /160354 for a recent ACOE survey.

    ****NC – LOCKWOODS FOLLY INLET – DREDGING OPERATIONS****
    Starting approximately 20 November 2016, Weeks Marine Inc. will be mobilizing support equipment in the vicinity of Lockwoods Folly Inlet, NC. Read More

    The staging area will be located between the following approximate positions:
    33°55’16.56″N/ 78°13’56.61″W and 33°55’23.14″N/ 78°13’29.50″W
    Starting approximately 1 December 2016 and continuing until approximately 1 February 2017 the hopper dredge R.N. Weeks and attendant plant will be operating 8 nautical miles offshore of Holden Beach, NC. Work limits for borrow area will be bound by the following approximate positions:
    33°52’2.01″N/ 78°10’24.22″W,
    33°53’10.65″N/ 78°10’5.07″W,
    33°53’30.66″N/ 78°11’11.67″W
    33°52’13.20″N/ 78°11’40.46″W
    Pipeline corridors will be bound by the following approximate positions:
    Line 1: 33°54′ 49.1″N/ 78°15’47.09″W, 33°54′ 09.73″N/ 78°15’44.09″W
    Line 2: 33°54′ 44.15″N/ 78°16’46.84″W, 33°54’01.28″N/ 78°16’42.08″W
    Line 3: 33°54′ 38.89″N/ 78°17’46.38″W, 33°53’39.44″N/ 78°17’34.93″W
    Line 4: 33°54′ 33.44″N/ 78°18’42.30″W, 33°53′ 37.53″N/ 78°18’33.61″W
    Dredging operations will continue 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The dredge will monitor marine VHF channels 13 and 16. Mariners are urged to use extreme caution and transit the area at their slowest safe speed to create minimum wake after passing arrangements have been made. Question or additional information contact (985) 875-2500 (office), macruz@weeksmarine.com or contact Project Manager Matt Henry (985) 237-5050 (mobile), mthenry@weeksmarine.com Chart 11534, 11536
    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the AICW/Lockwoods Folly Inlet Intersection

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