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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 LNM extracts are listed below in chronological order, based on publishing date.

  • LNM: Ladys Island Bridge Closed to Navigation, 8:00-9:00 AM, May 5, AICW Statute Mile 536


    The Downtown Marina Of Beaufort, SC, 1006 Bay Street Beaufort, SC 29902 (843) 524-4422 or Marker #239 on ICW

    Known to most boaters as the Ladys Island Bridge, the Woods Memorial Bridge, with a closed vertical clearance of 30ft, crosses the Waterway at Statute Mile 536 on the eastern edge of Beaufort. Our thanks to Officer Sean Olson for this notice.

    The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual Taste of Beaufort 5K Bridge Run/Walk on May 5, 2018 in Beaufort, SC. To ensure safety of event participants the Woods Memorial Bridge will be closed to navigational traffic to include tugs and tugs with tows from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

    Click Here To View the Cruisers’ Net’s South Carolina Bridge Directory Listing For Ladys Island Bridge

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Ladys Island Bridge

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  • LNM: ICW Dredging, May 30-June 30, Statute Mile 360, Myrtle Beach, SC


    The Robert Grisson Parkway Fixed Bridge crosses the Waterway at Mile 306.5. Our thanks to Officer Sean Olson for this notice.

    The United States Army Corps of Engineers will commence dredging operations in the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway near the Robert Grissom Parkway Bridge at Day Beacon “22A”. The work will take place in two phases; Phase 1 will begin on May 20, 2018 and continue through June 2, 2018, and Phase 2 will begin June 17, 2018 and continue through June 30, 2018. READ MORE!

    Dredging will take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The Dredge SNELL will be on scene and will be restricted in its ability to maneuver. Mariners are requested to contact the Dredge SNELL on VHF Channel 13 or 16 to arrange passing agreements. Mariners are advised to pass at a slow speed and carry minimum wake while in the vicinity of the operation.

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window Zoomed To the Location of Grissom Parkway Bridge

  • MSIB: Safety Zone, Apr 22, 7:00 – 9:00 AM, AICW Statute Mile 361, Myrtle Beach, SC


    This safety Zone is in the vicinity of the Robert Grissom Parkway Fixed Bridge. The Waterway will essentially be blocked to non-emergency vessels, so plan accordingly. Our thanks to Officer Sean Olson for this notice.

    The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone at mile marker 361 on the Intracoastal Waterway in Myrtle Beach, SC, during the Xterra Open Water Swim on April 22, 2018, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Approximately 75 swimmers will be racing on an 800 yard course in front of Battery Homeowner’s Association Boat Landing. All persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window Zoomed To the Location of Mile 361

  • LNM: Major Dredging Project Underway, Charleston Harbor, AICW Statute Mile 465

    This dredging to increase channel depth to 52ft has been in the planning for years and is intended to make Charleston docks accessible to the larger container ships now navigating the expanded Panama Canal. The east/west Waterway crosses the shipping channel on the eastern side of the harbor. Our thanks to Officer Heck for this notice.

    The Charleston Harbor Post 45 Deepening Project is a multi-year dredge operation that will deepen the harbor and entrance channel from its current authorized depth of 45 (47) feet below mean low low-water (MLLW) to the new authorized depth of 52 (54) MLLW (Entrance Channel). READ MORE!

    Dredge operations are expected to start on March 2, 2018 with the hopper dredge “TERRAPIN ISLAND” working in the Entrance Channel. Hopper work will take place between December 1 and March 31 each year ending March 31, 2020.

    Additionally, several other dredge platforms and associated tug & barge configurations are expected to start dredging on April 15, 2018. This work will also be performed in the entrance channel and is expected to continue thru September 2021.

    For on-scene communications, mariners are advised to contact the Dredges “TERRAPIN ISLAND”, “NEW YORK”, “TEXAS”, or “CAROLINA” on VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. For more details, please contact Great Lakes Dredge and Dock at (561) 758-2872.

    This MSIB can be viewed at www.homeport.uscg.mil. 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.

    Regards,

    Justin Heck
    Sector Charleston
    Waterways Management Division
    P: 843-740-3184
    C: 843-323-7761

  • LNM: Dredging, Shelter Cove Basin, Hilton Head, SC, AICW Statute Mile 564


    Shelter Cove is located in a man-made cove on the southeastern shores of Broad Creek in Hilton Head Island near creek markers #22 and #23. Broad Creek departs the Waterway on the eastern shore of Calibogue Sound just as the Waterway turns west into the Copper River.

    SOUTH CAROLINA – PORT ROYAL SOUND – HILTON HEAD: Dredge Operations
    Marcol Dredging has commenced dredging in the vicinity of Shelter Cove Marina on Hilton Head Island in Beaufort County, South Carolina. The dredging will take place in the Shelter Cove Marina basin and in the entrance channel to the marina. READ MORE!

    The work will be performed with a hydraulic dredge CAPTAIN LEO operations will be 24/7 basis. The dredged material will be transported via pipeline to the Confined Disposal Facility located approximately 0.9 miles northeast of the Shelter Cove Marina. The work is anticipated to last through the end of April, 2018. All vessels transiting this area are advised to operate at a safe speed and maintain a lookout for plant, pipe, tugs, and work boats. All vessels must monitor VHF Channel 13 or 16 while approaching and passing the dredging activity. Marcol POCs: Project Manager, Miles MacQueen at: (910) 233-6265, or Jack T. Walker at: (843) 747-2177, or after working hours at: (843) 708-0956.

    Click Here To View the South Carolina Cruisers’ Net Marina Directory Listing For Shelter Cove Marina

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

  • MSIB: South Carolina Waterway Dredging, Feb – Sept, 2018, AICW Statute Miles 518 – 480


    This south to north dredging project beginning at Ashepoo-Coosaw Cutoff and focusing on “hot spot” shoals in the South Carolina waterway is certainly welcome news. Review the SC Problem Stretches at https://cruisersnet.net/category/sc-aicw-problems/. Our thanks to Officer Justin Heck for this notice.

    MSIB 02-18 ICW Hotspot Dredging (Port Royal to Charleston)
    Goodloe Marine plans to commence dredging operations in the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway near St. Helena Sound (mile marker 518)on or about February 1, 2018. Dredging will continue north working on 7 different shoals within the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, ending near Johns Island, SC (mile marker 480). Work will be conducted 24/7 and is anticipated to be completed by September 2018. READ MORE!

    During dredge operations, mariners should be aware that dredge pipeline and work boats may be working within the channel. Mariners should use caution while transiting the area.

    For on-scene communications, mariners are advised to contact the dredge “TENACIOUS” on VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. For more details, please contact Goodloe Marine at (813) 633-1321.

    This MSIB can be viewed at www.homeport.uscg.mil. 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.

    Regards,

    Justin Heck
    Sector Charleston
    Waterways Management Division
    P: 843-740-3184
    C: 843-323-7761

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of Mile 518

  • MSIB: UPDATE 7 to Safety Zone, Carolina Bays Bridge, Socastee, SC AICW Statute Mile 372


    Another change of dates. At least there is very little boat traffic here in January and we are lucky that Officer Heck has a direct contact with the construction company which allows him to get these notifications right away. Thank you Office Heck! 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.

    Good Morning,

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

    UPDATE #7: Date change notification. READ MORE!

    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:
    January 16, 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.
    This MSIB can be viewed at www.homeport.uscg.mil. 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.
    Regards,
    Justin Heck
    Sector Charleston
    Waterways Management Division
    P: 843-740-3184
    F: 843-740-3189

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

  • LNM: New Opening Schedule, US 17 Bridge, Ashley River, Charleston, SC off AICW Statute Mile 469


    US 17 Bridge over the Ashley is not a Waterway bridge and its schedule will affect only those wanting to explore the upper Ashley River and whose air draft can clear the 51ft fixed vertical clearance bridge immediately downriver of the twin US 17 bascule bridge. These modifications, which limit openings to between 9AM and 4PM, will be greatly appreciated by James Island motorists such as yours truly!

    SOUTH CAROLINA – CHARLESTON HARBOR – ASHLEY RIVER – US 17 BRIDGE: Final Rule
    SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is modifying the operating schedule that governs the US17 Highway Bridges (Ashley River Bridges), across the Ashley River, miles 2.4 and 2.5, in Charleston, SC. READ MORE!

    This rule requires a bridge tender to be present during daytime hours only from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily for on signal openings. All other times a 12 hour advanced notification is required. This modification provides relief to vehicle traffic congestion with minimal effect on navigation.
    DATES: This rule is effective January 16, 2018
    ADDRESSES: To view documents mentioned in this preamble as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Type USCG-2016-0776 in the “SEARCH” box and click “SEARCH.” Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this rulemaking.
    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this rule, call or e-mail LT Justin Heck, Coast Guard Sector Charleston, SC, Waterways Management Division; telephone 843-740-3184, e-mail justin.c.heck@uscg.mil.
    Chart 11524 LNM 51/17

    Click Here To Open A Chart View Window, Zoomed To the Location of US 17 Bridge

  • 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

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    -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 [32°14.0122N / 080°45.5074W, 32.233537 / -80.758457]) 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 [32°44.7858N / 080°9.8029W, 32.746430 / -80.163382]) 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 (32°37.3100N / 080°17.1236W, 32.621833 / -80.285393) . 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 [33°4.6474N / 079°27.5501W, 33.077457 / -79.459168]) and Daybeacon 42 (LLNR 34260 [33°3.3526N / 079°30.4338W, 33.055877 / -79.507230]). The reporting source also indicates that the depth of the water between Winyah Bay-Charleston Light 38 (LLNR 34245 [33°3.9434N / 079°29.0818W, 33.065723 / -79.484696]) and Daybeacon 42 (LLNR 34260 [33°3.3526N / 079°30.4338W, 33.055877 / -79.507230]) 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 [33°11.7192N / 079°16.3300W, 33.195320 / -79.272167]) and Winyah Bay-Charleston Harbor Daybeacon 5 (LLNR 34125 [33°11.4410N / 079°16.5012W, 33.190683 / -79.275020]). 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 [32°28.0631N / 080°26.0629W, 32.467719 / -80.434381]) 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

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