Fall Boat Show, September 20-22, Mt Pleasant, SC
Yea! The Fall boat shows are underway!
Yea! The Fall boat shows are underway!
Hancock Creek and Cherry Point lie on the south side of the Neuse River west of the Waterway’s intersection with Adams Creek at Mile 185. Cruisers traveling upstream to New Bern should favor the north shore and expect to encounter some military traffic and possible delays. These on-going exercises were begun in mid-May.
SAFETY/NC – CHERRY POINT OPERATING AREA (CPOA) HAZOPS – FIREX WEEK OF 16 – 22 SEP 19/HAZ OPS/CCGD5 BNM 407-19
1. REQUEST THAT THIS NOTICE BE BROADCAST DAILY DURING THE
2. FIRING EXERCISES HAZARDOUS TO SURFACE VESSELS WILL BE
CONDUCTED DURING THE FOLLOWING TIMES AND LOCATIONS IN THE CPOA
DURING THE SUBJECT WEEK:
DATE TIME (L) SURFACE GRIDS AREA BOUND BY
——- ——— ———— —————-
19SEP 1300-1700 W-122(09) 34-17N5 076-45W2
3. FOR SECTOR NORTH CAROLINA, BROADCAST UNTIL CANCELLED.
Despite good charted depths in the eastern waters of the inlet, the constant channel shifting and shoaling in the western portion make Ocracoke Inlet very dangerous without very specific local knowledge. Hurricane Dorian did not help/
1. THE FOLLOWING AIDS TO NAVIGATION HAVE BEEN RELOCATED DUE TO HURRICANE DORIAN.
A. OCRACOKE INLET LIGHTED BUOY 4 (LLNR 28915) TO APPROX POSIT 35-03-26.882N 075-59-57.953W (35°3.4480N / 075°59.9659W, 35.057467 / -75.999431) .
B. OCRACOKE INLET BUOY 7 (LLNR 28925) TO APPROX POSIT 35-03-45.665N 076-00-32.363W (35°3.7611N / 076°0.5394W, 35.062685 / -76.008990) .
C. TEACHES HOLE CHANNEL BUOY 21 (LLNR 28957) TO APPROX POSIT 35-04-33.237N 076-01-07.167W (35°4.5539N / 076°1.1195W, 35.075899 / -76.018658) .
D. TEACHES HOLE CHANNEL BUOY 22 (LLNR 28960) TO APPROX POSIT 35-04-34.982N 076-00-47.881W (35°4.5830N / 076°0.7980W, 35.076384 / -76.013300) .
A. OCRACOKE INLET LIGHTED BUOY 10 (LLNR 28930) TO APPROX POSIT 35-04-28.716N 076-00-59.228W (35°4.4786N / 076°0.9871W, 35.074643 / -76.016452) .
B. TEACHES HOLE CHANNEL LIGHTED BUOY 19 (LLNR 28953) TO APPROX POSIT 35-04-18.654N 076-01-13.717W (35°4.3109N / 076°1.2286W, 35.071848 / -76.020477) .
C. TEACHES HOLE CHANNEL BUOY 23 (LLNR 28961) TO APPROX POSIT 35-04-40.735N 076-00-50.374W (35°4.6789N / 076°0.8396W, 35.077982 / -76.013993) .
D. TEACHES HOLE CHANNEL LIGHTED BUOY 24 (LLNR 28962) TO APPROX POSIT 35-04-35.820N 076-00-29.328W (35°4.5970N / 076°0.4888W, 35.076617 / -76.008147) .
E. TEACHES HOLE CHANNEL BUOY 30A (LLNR 28973) TO APPROX POSIT 35-05-38.061N 075-59-53.252W (35°5.6344N / 075°59.8876W, 35.093906 / -75.998126) .
Humberto is a Cat 1 hurricane moving Northeast with 90 mph winds and continues to move away from the US east coast.
Gulfport Municipal Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, and the City of Gulfport always have a full calendar of events for all ages. The marina and harbor, found on the northern shores of Boca Ciega Bay, are easily accessible from the Western Florida ICW, just north of Tampa Bay.
The capsized cargo vessel is within view of the St Simons Island pier just east of the Waterway’s turn south. A safety zone with 150 yard stand-off has been established around the vessel. The Coast Guard has confirmed that recreational boats can pass through St. Simon’s Channel entering or leaving. The channel is closed to commercial shipping.
SEACOAST – GEORGIA – DOBOY SOUND TO FERNANDINA – ST SIMONS SOUND: SPECIAL LOCAL REGULATION
An emergency safety zone has been established in St Simons Sound, GA. On September 8, 2019, RORO, M/V GOLDEN RAY, was outbound from Brunswick, GA when the vessel laid over on its side. The vessel is in the channel at 31°07’39.66N/081°24’10.58W between St Simons lighthouse and the north end of Jekyll Island. The river is closed to commercial traffic unless authorized by Captain of the Port Savannah. No vessel is authorized access within .5 nautical miles of the vessel, unless engaged in emergency response. For further information, contact the United
States Coast Guard at (912) 652-4353. VHF-FM channel 16 will also be monitored for any concerned traffic.
Chart 11502 LNM 37/19
9/15/19 Golden Ray Being Secured Before Storm
The Captain of the Port has updated the safety zone around the Golden Ray. No vessel may approach within 150 yards of the incident site. Additionally, vessels greater than 500 gross tons remain subject to a half-nautical mile safety zone around the site and require authorization from the Captain of the Port to transit.
Boaters are reminded that response crews and divers are actively working around the Golden Ray. Caution should be used when transiting in the area.
“We greatly appreciate the public’s patience and flexibility while we work to resolve the situation.” – Cmdr. Norm Witt, Federal On Scene Coordinator
Coast Guard, salvage crews rescue remaining Golden Ray crew members in St. Simon Sound
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BRUNSWICK, Ga. — Coast Guard and salvage crews extracted the remaining four Golden Ray crewmembers Monday in St. Simons Sound near Brunswick, Georgia.
The crewmembers were transported by a Coast Guard Station Brunswick 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew to Glenn County EMS for further medical evaluation.
Salvage crews were transported by Coast Guard to the vessel at 8:22 a.m. to assess the vessel’s hull and at approximately 1 p.m., Monday, it was confirmed the remaining four crew members were still alive inside the Golden Ray and an extraction plan was developed to safely rescue them.
Three crew members were safely extracted from the vessel at approximately 3 p.m. and the fourth and final crew member was safely extracted at 5:50 p.m.
Coast Guard units and partner agencies involved in the response:
The Port of Brunswick Captain of the Port (COTP) has established an emergency safety zone in St. Simons Sound. Vessels are not authorized within .5 miles of the Golden Ray, which is laid over on its side.
The Coast Guard has shifted operations completely to environmental protection, removing the vessel safely and resuming commerce.
Coast Guard, port partners conducting rescue operation for 4 aboard disabled, on fire vessel in St. Simons Sound
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard and port partners are searching for four crewmembers aboard a disabled cargo vessel with a fire on board Sunday morning in St. Simons Sound, Brunswick, Georgia.
Currently, 20 people have been safely removed and four people remain unaccounted for on the M/V GOLDEN RAY, a 656-foot vehicle carrier. The vessel is listing heavily in the St. Simons Sound.
At approximately 2 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders were notified by the Glynn County 911 dispatch that the M/V GOLDEN RAY had capsized in the St. Simons Sound. The watchstanders immediately issued an urgent marine information broadcast and directed the launch of multiple Coast Guard assets.
The vessel’s master and chief engineer are assisting authorities and salvage teams to develop plans to stabilize the vessel and continue rescue efforts. The GOLDEN RAY’s crew size is 24 people; 23 crewmembers and one pilot.
Coast Guard units involved in the response:
The Port of Brunswick Captain of the Port (COTP) has established an emergency safety zone in St. Simons Sound. Vessels are not authorized within .5 miles of the M/V GOLDEN RAY, which is laid over on its side.
Also assisting in the response are the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Moran Towing, SeaTow, Brunswick Bar Pilots Association, and the Glynn County Fire Department.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.
Coast Guard rescues crew members from disabled cargo vessel in Brunswick
A Coast Guard Air Station Savannah MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew hoists crewmembers from the 656-foot vehicle carrier Golden Ray after the vessel became disabled and started to list in the St. Simons Sound near Brunswick, Georgia, Sept. 8, 2019. The Golden Ray had 24 people on board and 20 of the 24 people have been rescued with 4 unaccounted for. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Savannah)
The Coast Guard and port partners are searching for the remaining four crew members aboard the 656-foot vehicle carrier Golden Ray, in St. Simons Sound, near Brunswick, Georgia, Sept. 8, 2019. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrews and other port partners rescued 20 people after it was reported the vessel was disabled, listing, and had a fire on board. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Savannah)
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This damaged ICW daybeacon is on the north shoulder of the Waterway’s long narrow channel through Bogue Sound.
SAFETY/NORTH CAROLINA – NEUSE RIVER TO MRYTLE GROVE SOUND (CHART 11541)/ATON/SEC NC BNM 346-19
BOGUE SOUND DAYBEACON 28 (LLNR 38960) MISSING 02 DAYBOARDS.
Live-fire exercises have been going on for some weeks now. Let these Local Notices serve as reminders to avoid these waters northwest of the Waterway.
SAFETY/NORTH CAROLINA – NEW RIVER – FIRING EXERCISES FROM 16 SEP TO 23 SEP 2019 /HAZ OPS/SEC NC BNM 329-19
THE RESTRICTED AREAS IN THE NEW RIVER, AS SHOWN ON NATIONAL OCEAN
SERVICE CHART 11542, THAT WILL BE CLOSED TO NAVIGATION FOR THE
STONE BAY RIFLE RANGE FIRING EXERCISES DURING THE FOLLOWING
PERIODS: STONE CREEK SECTOR, STONE BAY SECTOR, TRAPS BAY SECTOR,
COURTHOUSE BAY SECTOR, AND GREY POINT SECTOR WILL BE CLOSED TO
NAVIGATION DUE TO FIRING EXERCISES 24 HOURS DAILY.
ARNELL BAY SECTOR, MORGANS BAY SECTOR, AND JACKSONVILLE SECTOR
WILL BE CLOSED TO NAVIGATION DUE TO FIRING EXERCISES FROM SUNRISE TO
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 TO INCLUDE DIVE OPERATIONS.
MARINERS TRAVELING ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE NEW RIVER BETWEEN
STONE BAY AND FARNELL BAY SHOULD BE AWARE THAT THERE ARE NUMEROUS
SIGN POLES WITHOUT WORKING LIGHTS AND ARE LEANING OR SUBMERGED AS A
RESULT OF HURRICANE FLORENCE AND PRESENT HAZARDS TO NAVIGATION.
THESE POLES ONCE HAD SIGNS DENOTING AREAS OF CAUTION AROUND THE
STONE BAY RIFLE RANGE AND VERONA LOOP FIRING RANGES.
DUE TO UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE ON BROWNS ISLAND AND IN THE ADJACENT
WATERWAYS AND MARSH AREAS, BROWNS ISLAND IS OFF LIMITS TO ALL
UNAUTHORIZED PERSONNEL. VESSELS MAY TRANSIT THE SURROUNDING WATERS,
HOWEVER NO VESSEL SHALL BOTTOM FISH OR ANCHOR.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON FIRING EXERCISES CONTACT CAMP LEJEUNE
RANGE CONTROL AT 910-451-3064/4449.
This message format does not replace voice broadcasts. Always monitor VHF Channel 16 for official message dissemination
There is always plenty to do around Charlotte Harbor, especially for your kids! Whether you are moored in Punta Gorda’s mooring field or berthed at Fishermen’s Village Marina, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, you will enjoy your visit to beautiful Charlotte Harbor, where Punta Gorda lies on Western Florida’s Charlotte Harbor/Peace River.
FISHERMEN’S VILLAGE TO HOST 3rd annual “THROWBACK TO THE 50’S!” event Saturday, October 26, 2019!
Punta Gorda, FL – Fishermen’s Village will present the 3rd annual “Throwback to the 50’s” music centric event Saturday, October 26, 12 Noon-4 pm. This fun, interactive event promises to take you back to yesteryear through music and dancing and a little bit of comedy!
Live entertainment will be featured from 12 noon-4 pm throughout the Village including:
• Boomers Band – first section near Good ‘Ole Days Coffee – golden oldies, rock ‘n roll, Motown, Blues and more!
• Nick Dattilo and The Legends Band – Center Court – tribute to Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Ritchie Valens, The Beach Boys!
• CJ & Friends – third section of the Village – take a trip down memory lane with this dynamic twosome!
• Appearance by “Elfig”, alias Bob “Fig” Newton – who knows, he might just belt out an Elvis tune or two with the bands!!!
Come dressed in attire from the 50’s and 60’s and join the fun! Admission and parking are free. The public is cordially invited to attend. Located on Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, Fishermen’s Village features 30 shops/boutiques/galleries, waterfront dining, harbor and sunset cruises, fishing charters, boat rentals, special events and weekly live entertainment.
Phone: 941 639-8721 Website: www.fishville.com
1200 W. Retta Esplanade #57A
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
P 941 575-3007
M 941 258-1327
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