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    • NAV ALERT: LNM: east of AICW MM 633 Shoaling, Sapelo Sound, GA


      This offshore shoaling is south of the entrance markers indicated. See Robert J Norman’s comments below.

      GEORGIA – SAPELO AND DOBOY SOUNDS – SAPELO SOUND: Shoaling.

      The U.S. Coast Guard has received reports of shoaling encroaching in the Sapelo River Inlet, in the vicinity of Sapelo Sound Buoy 5 (LLNR 5850 [31°32.0002N / 081°7.9991W, 31.533337 / -81.133318]) and Sapelo Sound Buoy 6 (LLNR 5855 [31°31.9580N / 081°9.1235W, 31.532633 / -81.152058]). All mariners are requested to transit the area with caution. Chart 11510

      Comments from Cruisers (1)

      1. Robert J Norman -  December 18, 2021 - 7:58 am

        There have been at least three sailboats go aground here over the last six months, one of which reportedly required evacuation of the crew by USCG helicopter. Until the area has been properly surveyed mariners would be advised to only use this inlet under ideal conditions.

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