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  • Announcement: South 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 South 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.

  • MSIB: UPDATE 3 to Safety Zone, Carolina Bays Bridge, Socastee, SC AICW Statute Mile 372


    This 65ft high-rise fixed bridge was begun in April of 2014 and will cross the Waterway just south of the two new high-rise bridges at Socastee. See /135939 for background on this bridge.

    Please be advised, USCG Sector Charleston is issuing the attached Marine Safety Information Bulletin informing boaters of an established safety zone for the waters of the AICW in Socastee, SC. Please call or email if you have any questions.

    CLICK HERE FOR UPDATES TO RECENT MSIB UPDATE!

    Good Morning All,

    Sector Charleston received schedule change notice from contractor in charge of Carolina Bays Parkway Project. New dates noted below.

    The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone during overhead construction activities related to the Carolina Bays Parkway Project (SC-31) located in Socastee, SC. A 200-yard safety zone will be established on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW) in the vicinity of mile marker 372.3 encompassing all waters directly under the SC-31 project as well as vessels and machinery associated with construction efforts. Enforcement will take place during overhead construction activities on the dates listed below. Entry of vessels or persons into the safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.

    Mariners are urged to plan transits accordingly to avoid unnecessary disruptions. Project site can be found on NOAA Chart 11534-Myrtle Grove Sound and Cape Fear River to Casino Creek. Location currently noted as “Bridge Under Construction”.

    Dates:
    Friday November 10th 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Friday November 17th 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    December 1, 2017 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    December 21, 2017 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    January 10, 2018 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    January 17, 2018 7 a.m. to 5 p.m

    The Coast Guard will provide notice of any date or time changes to the regulated area by Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, Marine Safety Information Bulletins and on-scene designated representatives.

    For questions or concerns regarding this MSIB, please contact Sector Charleston Waterways Management Division at (843)323-7761 or the sector’s 24-hour Command Center Line at (843)740-7050.

    V/r,
    BM1 Sean. W. Olson
    Sector Charleston
    843-740-3180 ex 3325

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of SC31 Bridge Site

  • LNM: Long-Term Dredging, Charleston Harbor SC, AICW Statute Mile 465


    The southbound Waterway enters the east side of Charleston Harbor and will almost certainly encounter this dredging activity and equipment at sometime during the 5 month project.

    SOUTH CAROLINA – CHARLESTON HARBOR – WANDO RIVER: Dredge Operations
    Weeks Marine will commence dredge operations approximately November 15, 2017 and continuing until approximately April 15, 2018. READ MORE!

    Clamshell Dredge Weeks #506, Tender ROBERT, scow barges (Weeks #257 and #264), and Crew Boat CAPTAIN PETE will be operating in the vicinity of the Lower Charleston Harbor and Wando River, South Carolina.
    Dredge material will be dumped at the Charleston Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site bounded by the following approximate positions:
    Lat 32° 39′ 55.600″ N Long 79° 45′ 04.200″ W
    Lat 32° 38′ 34.700″ N Long 79° 42′ 09.100″ W
    Lat 32° 37′ 38.700″ N Long 79° 46′ 34.600″ W
    Lat 32° 36’ 16.800″ N Long 79° 43′ 39.700″ W
    Dredge operations will continue 24/7. The dredge and tugs will monitor marine VHF channel 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. For more information contact Weeks Marine at: (985) 875-2500, macruz@weeksmarine.com or the Project Manager on site David McNeill at: (985) 237-5069, dcmcneill@weeksmarine.com
    Chart 11524 LNM 44/17
    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of AICW Charleston Harbor Entrance

  • LNM: List of Port Conditions

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    MIAMI — The Coast Guard continues to reopen ports throughout the southeastern United States following Hurricane Irma.

    Below is list of all ports in the Coast Guard’s Seventh District and their current port status.

    Despite ports being open, mariners are urged to use caution while transiting waters in areas impacted by Hurricane Irma. Following hurricanes and other tropical weather systems aids to navigation are often missing or damaged.  Additionally, debris is often swept out to sea from wind and storm surge.  Mariners are asked to report any missing or damaged aids to navigation and debris that may pose a danger to safe navigation to the Coast Guard via VHF FM marine radio channel 16 or by contacting the nearest Coast Guard sector.

     

    Florida

    Miami River

    • Open with no restrictions

    Port Canaveral

    • Open with no restrictions

    Port Everglades

    • Open with no restrictions

    Port of Fernandina

    • Open with no restictions

    Port Fort Pierce

    • Open with no restrictions

    Port of Jacksonville

    • Open with no restrictions 

    Port Key West

    • Closed

    Port Manatee

    • Open with no restrictions 

    Port Miami

    • Open with no restrictions

    Port Palm Beach

    • Open with no restrictions

    Port of St. Petersburg

    • Open with one way traffic restrictions near Egmount Key

    Port Tampa

    • Open with no restrictions 

    Fort Meyers

    •  Open with no restrictions 

    Puerto Rico

    •  All open with no restrictions

     

    South Carolina

    Beufort

    • Open with no restrictions

    Port of Charleston

    • Open with no restrictions

    Port of Georgetown

    • Open with no restrictions

     

    Georgia

    Port of Brunswick

    • Open with no restrictions

    Port of Savannah

    • Open with no restrictions

    For more breaking news follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

     

    -USCG-

  • LNM: Coast Guard sets port condition Yankee in Charleston

    Coast Guard sets port condition Yankee in Charleston

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — Effective 1 p.m. Sunday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set port condition Yankee for the Port of Charleston and all other terminals and facilities due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Hurricane Irma that may arrive within 24 hours.
    These ports and facilities are currently closed commercial traffic and all transfer operations while Yankee remains in effect.

    Sustained winds between 39 and 54 mph are possible within 24 hours

  • LNM: Destroyed AICW Light 15, Statute Mile 556, north of Hilton Head Island, SC, 8/9/2017


    This destroyed Waterway light is on the east side of the channel north of Hilton Head and Calibogue Sound.

    SOUTH CAROLINA – AICW – BEAUFORT RIVER TO ST SIMONS SOUND – SKULL CREEK: Hazard to Navigation
    Skull creek Light 15 (LLNR 35680) is destroyed. The wreckage is marked with a TRLB displaying Fl Q G characteristics. Mariners are advised to exercise caution while transiting the area. Chart 11507 LNM 32/17

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Mile 556

  • LNM: District 7 Fireworks Safety Zones

    These Week 26 listing of District 7 safety zones established for fireworks displays are all in South Carolina, but there are sure to be multiple displays all along the Waterway and throughout the Keys. As always, a sharp lookout and great caution must be observed if you are planning to observe the fireworks by boat, especially after the “party” has ended.

    D7 SUMMARY OF MARINE EVENTS READ MORE!

    SOUTH CAROLINA-MURRELLS INLET: Temporary Safety Zone 4TH of JULY
    A temporary safety zone has been established for all waters within a 500 yard
    radius around Veterans Pier, where fireworks will be launched, located in
    Murrells Inlet, SC at approximate position 33°33’23”N, 79°01’48”W. This
    safety zone will be enforced from 9:15 p.m. until 10 p.m. on July 4, 2017.
    No one shall enter transit through, anchor in or remain within the regulated
    areas unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port or his
    designated representative.
    All persons requesting to transit through the regulated area must contact the
    Coast Guard via VHF-FM channel 16 or by telephone at: (843) 740-7050. For any
    concerns, contact Sector Charleston Waterways Management Office at: (843) 740-
    3180. Chart: 11534, Ref: LNM 26/17
    SOUTH CAROLINA-NORTH MYRTLE BEACH: Temporary Safety Zone 4TH of JULY
    A temporary safety zone has been established for all waters within a 500 yard
    radius around Cherry Grove Pier, where fireworks will be launched, located on
    the Atlantic Ocean at approximate position 33°49’38”N, 78°37’54”W. This
    safety zone will be enforced from 9:15 p.m. until
    10 p.m. on July 4, 2017.
    No one shall enter transit through, anchor in or remain within the regulated
    areas unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port or his
    designated representative.
    All persons requesting to transit through the regulated area must contact the
    Coast Guard via VHF-FM channel 16 or by telephone at: (843) 740-7050. For any
    concerns, contact Sector Charleston Waterways Management Office at: (843) 740-
    3180. Chart 11534, Ref: LNM 26/17
    SOUTH CAROLINA-MOUNT PLEASANT: Temporary Safety Zone 4TH of JULY
    A temporary safety zone has been established for all waters within a 500 yard
    radius around the barge from which fireworks will be launched, located on the
    Cooper River at approximate position 32°47’01”N, 79°53’8”W. This safety zone
    will be enforced from 8:45 p.m. until 9:45 p.m. on July 4, 2017.
    No one shall enter transit through, anchor in or remain within the regulated
    areas unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port or his
    designated representative.
    All persons requesting to transit through the regulated area must contact the
    Coast Guard via VHF-FM channel 16 or by telephone at: (843) 740-7050. For any
    concerns, contact Sector Charleston Waterways Management Office at: (843) 740-
    3180. Chart: 11524, Ref: LNM 26/17
    SOUTH CAROLINA-NORTH CHARLESTON: Temporary Safety Zone 4TH of JULY
    A temporary safety zone has been established for all waters within a 500 yard
    radius around the barges from which the fireworks will be launched, located on
    the Cooper River, at River Front Park in approximate position 32°51’57”N,
    79°57’35”W. This safety zone will be enforced from 8:45 p.m. until 10:15 p.m.
    on July 4, 2017.
    No one shall enter transit through, anchor in or remain within the regulated
    areas unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port or his
    designated representative.
    All persons requesting to transit through the regulated area must contact the
    Coast Guard via VHF-FM channel 16 or by telephone at: (843) 740-7050. For any
    concerns, contact Sector Charleston Waterways Management Office at: (843) 740-
    3180. Chart: 11524, Ref: LNM 26/17
  • LNM: Stono River Daybeacon 59 Destroyed, AICW Statute Mile 484, 4/26/2016


    This destroyed daybeacon is on the east side of the Waterway at Mile 484.

    SOUTH CAROLINA – AICW – CASINO CREEK TO BEAUFORT RIVER: Hazard to Navigation
    Stono River Daybeacon 59 (LLNR 34800) is destroyed and the remains may pose a hazard to navigation. Wreckage is marked with a TRLB, with Fl Q G characteristics. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11518 LNM 17/17

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Mile 484

  • LNM: Temporary Buoy 114, west of North Edisto River, AICW Statute Mile 498, 1/29/2017


    This added buoy is intended to assist passage through a narrow, shallow turn of the Waterway south of Wadmalaw Island and is on the north side of the channel.

    SOUTH CAROLINA – AICW – CASINO CREEK TO BEAFORT RIVER – DAWHO RIVER: Shoaling/Temporary Buoy Established
    Due to shoaling Dawho River Buoy (TRUB 114) has been established in position 32-37-18.600N/080-17-07.415W. Mariners are advised to transit the area with caution. Chart 11518 LNM 03/17

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Statute Mile 498

  • Reminder of Shoaling in Problem Stretch south of McClellanville, AICW Statute Miles 430-433


    The waterway south of McClellanville has been shoaling for years and as the LNM reports below, funds are not available for dredging. SSECN recommends mid to high tide for passage through this section.

    SOUTH CAROLINA – AICW – CASINO CREEK TO BEAUFORT RIVER – WINYAH BAY-CHARLESTON HARBOR: Shoaling Extended.

    Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of Winyah Bay-Charleston Harbor Light 35 (LLNR 34235) and Daybeacon 42 (LLNR 34260). The reporting source also indicates that the depth of the water between Winyah Bay-Charleston Light 38 (LLNR 34245) and Daybeacon 42 (LLNR 34260) is approximately 4ft; however the depth is charted at 7ft. The ACOE has no future plans for dredging due to budget restrictions. Further information can be found on the ACOE Charleston website http://www.sac.usace.army.mil/ Mariners are advised to use extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11518 LNM 37/16

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For McClellanville

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

  • Possible Nav Aid Damage from Hermine

    The local notice below is standard USCG procedure, but caution is still the proper watchword. Of course, such nav aid damage may well extend all along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts.

    SOUTH CAROLINA – GEORGIA – FLORIDA
    DUE TO THE PASSAGE OF HURRICANE HERMINE, AIDS TO NAVIGATION, STRUCTURES OR PLATFORMS MAY BE DAMAGED, DESTROYED OR SUBMERGED. LIGHTED AND UNLIGHTED BUOYS MAY MOVE FROM ASSIGNED POSITIONS, BE DAMAGED, EXTINGUISHED, SINK, OR OTHERWISE MADE INOPERATIVE. MARINERS SHOULD NOT RELY COMPLETELY UPON THE POSITION OR OPERATION OF AN AID TO NAVIGATION IN THESE AREAS, BUT SHOULD ALSO EMPLOY SUCH OTHER METHODS OF DETERMINING POSITION AS MAY BE AVAILABLE. WRECKS AND SUBMERGED OBSTRUCTIONS MAY MOVE FROM CHARTED LOCATIONS AND PIPELINES MAY BECOME UNCOVERED OR MOVE DUE TO THE FORCE OF STORM SURGE. MARINERS ARE URGED TO USE EXTREME CAUTION AND REPORT ALL AIDS TO NAVIGATION DISCREPANCIES TO THE NEAREST COAST GUARD UNIT. LNM 36/16

  • Shallow Water in Minim Creek Canal, AICW Statute Mile 415, 8/31/2016


    This area of shallow water is at the south end of the Estherville Minim Creek Canal which begins at the Waterway’s exit southward from Winyah Bay.

    SOUTH CAROLINA – AICW – MYRTLE GROVE SOUND AND CAPE FEAR RIVER TO CASINO CREEK – WINYAH BAY – CHARLESTON HARBOR: Depth of Channel.
    The U.S. Coast Guard has found at low-tide depths of less than 5ft of water in the middle of the channel between Winyah Bay-Charleston Harbor Channel Light 4 (LLNR 34120) and Winyah Bay-Charleston Harbor Daybeacon 5 (LLNR 34125). Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting the area. Chart 11532, 11534 LNM 35/16

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Minim Creek Canal

  • Shoaling Extending Southeast at Combahee Light, St. Helena Sound, AICW Alternate Route


    Cruisers wishing to avoid the regularly shoaling Ashepoo-Coosaw Cutoff by using the alternative route (/?p=145074 and /145808) downsteam in St. Helena Sound to the Combahee Bank, then northwestward upstream on the Ashepoo River to rejoin the ICW, will want to pay close attention to depths as you round the Combahee Bank Light.

    SOUTH CAROLINA – ST HELENA SOUND: Shoaling
    Shoaling has been reported extending from Combahee Bank Light (LLNR 4040) approximately 1NM in a southeast direction. Depths are reported between 5-15ft at Mean Low Water, while Chart # 11517 shows between 22-25ft. Mariners are advised to transit the area with extreme caution. Chart 11517 LNM 28/16

  • Dredging at Tolers Cove Marina, AICW Statute Mile 462


    Tolers Cove Marina guards the Waterway’s northwestern shore southwest of the Ben Sawyer swing bridge, north of the Charleston Harbor.

    SOUTH CAROLINA – AICW – CASINO CREEK TO BEAUFORT RIVER – TOLERS COVE MARINA: Dredge Operations.
    Marcol Dredging will commence dredge operations on or about 16 February, 2015 at Tolers Cove Marina, in the Intracoastal Waterway, with the dredge CAPTAIN JOE. Dredge spoils will be deposited via pipeline across the Intracoastal Waterway at Upland Confined Disposal Facility. Dredging will continue 24 hours per day, 7 days per week basis until approximately 31 March, 2015. Mariners are urged to use caution while transiting the area. For on-scene communications, contact the dredge CAPTAIN JOE on VHF-FM channels 66 & 16. For more details, please contact Marcol Dredging at: (843) 747-2177. For Coast Guard related issues please contact Sector Charleston Waterways Management Division at: (843) 740-3188 or our 24-hour Command Center Line at: (843) 740-7050. Chart 11518 LNM: 07/15

    Click Here To View the Eastern Florida Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Tolers Cove Marina

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Tolers Cove Marina

  • New Charleston Harbor Entrance Chart Available, AICW Statute Mile 465


    As of July 4, 2014, new chart 11525 (Charleston Harbor Entrance and Approach) replaces the old chart 11523 (Charleston Harbor Entrance) and Chart 11523 is also replaced with 11528. It expands chart coverage further east, covering an additional 345 square nautical miles that wasn’t on the old chart. The harbor entrance channel intersects the Waterway at statute mile 465. And while this new chart is intended primarily for deep draft commercial vessels, it has value for all vessels navigating the entrance channel jetties which have prompted two recent Navigation Alerts: /?p=142704 and /?p=114481

    UPDATE LNM: 34/14

    Chart Title: SOUTH CAROLINA, CHARLESTON HARBOR ENTRANCE AND APPROACH 11528 1st, Ed 01-Jul-14
    NOAA Chart 11525 has been withdrawn and re-issued as Chart 11528.
    NOAA Chart 11523 25th Edition (South Carolina, Charleston Harbor Entrance) has been cancelled and replaced with NOAA Chart 11528.
    Find information on obtaining charting products and a listing of authorized agents at
    www.nauticalcharts.NOAA.gov for nautical charts and publications.

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Entrance to Charleston Harbor

  • Shoaling Confirmed in Northern Fields Cut, AICW Problem Stretch, Statute Mile 574, 8/20/2014


    The intersection of Northern Fields Cut and the Wright River lies north of the intersection of the Waterway and the Savannah River. Shoaling at this Problem Stretch has always been an issue and, even with last year’s dredging, shallow depths might be expected. This new Local Notice confirms earlier reports of severe shoaling as reported on May 21st, see /?p=141095.

    SOUTH CAROLINA-AICW-BEAUFORT RIVER TO ST SIMONS SOUND-FIELDS CUT: SHOALING
    There is shoaling directly in the middle of the AICW in Fields Cut. A depth of 2FT was reported in approximate position 32-05.185N/080-56.022W during low-tide and poses a hazard to navigation. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11507 LNM: 33/14

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For Northern Fields Cut

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To A “Navigation Alert” Position at Northern Fields Cut

  • Bridge Construction to Begin, AICW Statute Mile 372, Socastee, SC

    SC31 Bridge - Click for Chartview

    SC31 Bridge Site – Click for Chartview

    This new high-rise bridge will be part of an extension of SC31, Carolina Bays Parkway, which is already under construction. Bridge construction is expected to begin in April of 2014 and will cross the Waterway just south of the two new high-rise bridges at Socastee.
    Construction equipment and barges COULD be an impediment to northward bound, spring 2014 AICW traffic. PLEASE let us know if your travels through this section of the Waterway are in any way impeded this spring (or thereafter)!

    SOUTH CAROLINA – ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – CAPE FEAR RIVER TO CASINO CREEK – MYRTLE BEACH – SC 31 (CAROLINA BAYS PARKWAY) BRIDGE: Bridge Construction.
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation has hired Flatiron Constructors Inc. who has started building the SC 31, Carolina Bays Parkway, Myrtle Beach, Horry County, South Carolina. This project is anticipated to be completed by May 17, 2017 and will involve some waterway restrictions/closures. These restrictions/closures are anticipated between April and October 2014 and will be published in future Local Notice to Mariners. Mariners are advised to use caution transiting through this area as various floating equipment will be in the vicinity throughout the project.
    Chart: 11534 LNM:07/14

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    For more information on this construction, go to this article from Myrtle Beach Online:
    http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2014/03/06/4075846/extension-of-sc-31-will-close.html

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of SC31 Bridge Site

  • Shem Creek Dredging near AICW Intersection, Lower Charleston (SC) Harbor, Statute Mile 463

    AICW/Shem Creek Intersection - Click for Chartview

    Shem Creek, a popular DINING destination for cruisers, is found on the lower, north side of Charleston Harbor. The LONG entrance channel intersects the Waterway at marker #130.
    FINALLY, the channel into Shem Creek from Charleston Harbor is being dredged. When complete, cruisers should once again discover good depths all the way into the southern mouth of Shem Creek, and it’s then just a hop, skip and a jump to the several restaurants on this stream which feature dockage for their patrons (particularly “RB’s”).
    The initial dredging already underway is found north of #130 between markers #1 and #2, and will progress northward into Shem Creek. Waterway navigation should not be affected by the dredging operations.

    SOUTH CAROLINA-CHARLESTON HARBOR-LOWER CHARLESTON HARBOR-SHEM CREEK: Dredge Operations
    Cottrell contracting Corp will commence dredge operations approximately January 1, 2014 in the Lower Charleston Harbor in Shem Creek beginning 1300 feet south of Mount Pleasant Channel DBN 1 (LLNR 3510) and DBN 2 (LLNR 3515) and progressing northward to the Coleman Boulevard Bridge. Associated dredge pipeline operations will be present west of Charleston Harbor Channel LB 23 (LLNR 2465) and LB 24 (LLNR 2470) on the Mount Pleasant Range, Rebellion reach and South Channel of the Lower Charleston Harbor. The Dredge RICHMOND will be on scene and monitoring VHF channels 13 & 16. Submerged and floating pipeline will be used during the dredge operations. Mariners are advised to stay clear of the dredge, pipelines, barge, derricks and operating wires about the dredge. The dredge and pontoon lines are held in place by cables attached to anchors some distance from the dredge and pontoons. Buoys may move as the dredge moves. Owners and lessees of fishnets, crab pots and other structures that may be in the vicinity and that may hinder the free navigation of attending vessels and equipment must remove these from the area where tugs, tender boats and other attendant equipment will be navigating. Dredge Operations will be conducted 24/7 until approximately April 1, 2014. Mariners are advised to transit at the slowest safe speed a slow NO WAKE speed is requested, and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made with the dredge. Project POC: Shannon Wolf (757) 547-9611.
    Chart 11524 LNM: 01/14

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of AICW/ Shem Creek Intersection

  • Upper Waccamaw Navigation Aids to be Removed, off the AICW to Conway, SC

    AICW/Upper Waccamaw Intersection - Click for Chartview

    Several of our fellow cruisers have reported on the pleasant upstream trip on the Upper Waccamaw to Conway, SC. See /?p=126674 and /?p=128632. The “uncharted” Upper Waacamaw departs the Waterway at statute mile 375 and, until now, has been well marked off-chart by aids #5-#16. While depths in the Upper Waccamaw are reported to be good, the removal of these daybeacons and buoys will certainly make this side trip more difficult. Our Congress at work!

    SOUTH CAROLINA – AICW – WACCAMAW RIVER
    The following changes will be made to the aids to navigation system in the Waccamaw River.
    All Waccamaw River Daybeacons and Buoys from Daybeacon 5 (LLNR 33780) to Daybeacon 16 (LLNR 33810) will be permanently discontinued. There are seven aids to navigation that will be removed. This action is scheduled to start the week of the 17th of February 2014. Chart 11534 LNM: 51/13

    Instead of removing Aids to Navigation, we ought to remove “Aides to Congress”
    John Winter

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Upper Waccamaw/AICW Intersection

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Marina Directory Listing For Conway City Marina

  • Report and Local Notice to Mariners re McClellanville Problem Stretch, AICW Statute Miles 430-435

    McClellanville Problem Stretch - Click for Chartview

    We have been receiving AICW shallow water reports for time out of mind, centered on the Waterway channel south and west of McClellanville, South Carolina, to Awendaw Creek. And, in early 2011, we designated the area as an “ICW Problem Stretch.” As before, we recommend passage at mid or high tide and Capt. Powers confirms that recommendation with his observations. For the most recent survey of this area, see /?p=123112

    Transited McClellanville mm 430-435 area today- 2- 2.5 hrs after low water. No temp markers. Lowest water observed 8.0 ft
    Mike Powers S/V Second Flight

    SOUTH CAROLINA-AICW-WINYAH BAY CHARLESTON HARBOR: Severe Shoaling.
    The ACOE of Charleston, South Carolina has reported the location of severe shoaling in the AICW South of McClellanville, South Carolina. This area of severe shoaling is most significant between and near Winyah Bay-Charleston Harbor Daybeacon 35A (LLNR 34237) and Winyah Bay-Charleston Harbor Daybeacon 37(LLNR 34240). Further information can be found on the ACOE Charleston website at http://www.sac.usace.army.mil/ The ACOE has no future plans for dredging due to budget restrictions. Mariners are advised to transit the area with extreme caution. Chart 11518 LNM 44/13

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s “AICW Problem Stretches” Listing For the Waterway south of McClellanville to Awendaw Creek

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

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