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    • LNM: Live-Fire Exercises, June 10-16, New River, off NC AICW Statute Mile 247


      Reminder: Despite the appeal of waters that appear to be prime anchoring sites, you DO NOT want to explore these waters due to live-fire exercises which are occurring regularly now.


      SAFETY/NORTH CAROLINA – NEW RIVER – FIRING EXERCISES FROM 10 JUN TO 16 JUN 2019 /SAFETY ZONE/SEC NC BNM 201-19
      1. 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.
      2. FARNELL BAY SECTOR, MORGANS BAY SECTOR, AND JACKSONVILLE SECTOR
      WILL BE CLOSED TO NAVIGATION DUE TO FIRING EXERCISES FROM SUNRISE TO
      SUNSET.
      3. 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.
      4. 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.
      5. 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.
      6. SIGNS ARE LOCATED ALONG THE STONE BAY, GREY POINT AND FARNELL
      BAY SECTORS OF THE NEW RIVER. MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE IS
      WORKING TO REPLACE THESE SIGNS.
      7. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON FIRING EXERCISES CONTACT CAMP LEJEUNE
      RANGE CONTROL AT 910-451-3064/4449. CAMLEJ RANGE CONTROL BOATS
      MONITOR CHANNEL 16 VHF-FM (156.8 MHZ) AND THE WORKING CHANNEL 82 VHF
      -FM
      (161.725 MHZ).

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window Zoomed To the Location of Stones Bay

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