LNM: Navy Testing Area, West of Destin, FL, Gulf Coast
These exercises are 15 NMs west of Chocktawhatchee Bay Entrance.
Commencing December 2, 2019 and continuing until approximately December 22, 2019, the U.S. Navy will be conducting test operations in an area generally located approximately 15 nautical miles west of Destin Pass, FL. The test area will include items on the ocean floor and/or moored near to the waters surface that are obstructions to navigation, extending from the beach out to approximate depth of 40 feet. These items will be guarded and/or buoyed while deployed for the duration of the test period. Additionally, helicopter operations will be conducted in the test area. The support/guard vessels include M/V TYSON B., which will be on station in the testing area during the test events. Mariners should contact these support vessels via VHF-FM Channel 16, heed instructions given and stay a minimum of 1 nautical mile from the test vessels on station. U.S. Navy equipment has been deployed in the test area and will remain through the duration of the tests.
Test area bound by the following approximate positions;
North East corner: 30-23-12.0N 086-47-38.0W (30°23.2000N / 086°47.6333W, 30.386667 / -86.793889),
North West corner: 30-23-01.0N 086-49-40.0W (30°23.0167N / 086°49.6667W, 30.383611 / -86.827778),
South West corner: 30-21-44.0N 086-49-28.0W (30°21.7333N / 086°49.4666W, 30.362222 / -86.824444) and
South East corner: 30-21-57.0N 086-47-18.0W (30°21.9500N / 086°47.3000W, 30.365833 / -86.788333) .
Chart 11383 11385 11388 LNM 45/19