North Carolina Navigation Alerts
Please note that “Alerts” listed in this section are arranged in a rough, north to south geographic format.
“Alerts” are messages from your fellow cruisers which pertain to navigational problems or changes along the waters of the North Carolina coastline. These “Alerts” are real concerns for North Carolina mariners, and might range in subject matter from new shoaling to a missing aid to navigation.
“Alerts” should be differentiated from our “AICW Problem Stretches” section. “AICW Problem Stretches” are sections of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway that seem to have perennial problems. Even after dredging, shoaling tends to reappear within a relatively short period of time.
If you have arrived here, seeking information about AICW long-term concerns, be sure to also check out our “NC AICW Problems” section by going to the red, vertical menu on the right side of all Net pages (except Chart View pages). Click on “North Carolina” and a drop down menu will appear. Now, click on “NC AICW Problems.” A page will open listing all the problem stretches along the North Carolina portion of the Waterway.