LNM: Shoaling Reported, Browns Inlet Problem Stretch, NC Statute Mile 237
The Problem Stretch intersection of Browns Inlet and AICW is a perennial shoaling threat and it is wise to follow the advice Cruisers Net has been giving for some time: follow the frequently relocated markers and do NOT follow the Magenta Line in this stretch of the ICW! Even though the intersection was dredged in January of 2019, mid to high tide passage is still recommended.
SAFETY/NC – NEUSE RIVER TO MYRTLE GROVE SOUND (CHART 11541)/SHOALING/SEC NC BNM 024-20
NORTH CAROLINA – NEUSE RIVER TO MYRTLE GROVE SOUND (CHART 11541)
SEC NC – BROWNS INLET CROSSING – ICW – SHOALING
SHOALING EXISTS INSIDE THE ICW COORIDOR TO DEPTHS OF LESS THAN 1FT MEAN LOW
WATER (MLW). FLOATING AIDS TO NAVIGATION MARK ROUTE AROUND SHOAL. DEPTHS OF
LESS THAN 5 FT MLW MAY BE ENCOUNTERED.