These are delays that you can expect and which you will be happy to observe, since normally there is live fire across the Waterway during these training sessions. Besides, the young people operating the patrol boats are friendly and very willing to come alongside to pass the time and explain the delay.
NC – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – CAMP LEJEUNE – SAFETY ZONE
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary Safety Zone on all waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway between Mile Hammock Bay and Onslow Beach Swing Bridge between 10 Oct and 30 Oct 2017 from 7 AM to 5 PM for a military training exercise. Vessels may not enter, remain in or transit through the Safety Zone during the enforcement period unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, or designated patrol personnel on scene.
Chart 11541 LNM 39/17