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    • LNM: Lighted Buoys Relocated, Bogue Inlet, near NC AICW Statute Mile 227


      These uncharted inlet buoys would be on you port side on entering the inlet.

      1. THE FOLLOWING AIDS TO NAVIGATION HAVE BEEN RELOCATED.

      A. BOGUE INLET LIGHTED BUOY 1 (LLNR 29495) TO APPROX POSIT 34-38-04.009N, 077-05-57.008W (34°38.0668N / 077°5.9501W, 34.634447 / -77.099169) TO MARK BEST WATER.

      A. BOGUE INLET BUOY 5 (LLNR 29515) TO APPROX POSIT 34-38-22.978N 077-06-04.868W (34°38.3830N / 077°6.0811W, 34.639716 / -77.101352) TO MARK BEST WATER

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    • Georgia Still Grappling with Anchoring Issues by Ed Tillett

      Our thanks to Ed Tillett, editor of Waterway Guide, for permitting us to post his excellent article outlining the issues in Georgia’s HB 201 legislation dealing anchoring along the Georgia Waterway.

       

      Increasing criticism and confusion continues over Georgia’s new regulations for boaters who want to spend the night on their vessels. Following a public hearing in Brunswick on June 17, 2019, boating groups and industry representatives have expressed strong opinions that the new laws scheduled to go into effect in January are not necessary and the most restrictive in the United States.

      At the core of the issue is how Georgia defines “live-aboard vessels” and where and when those vessels may anchor in the state’s coastal waters. There are additional regulations for requiring a permit to anchor, proof of pumping out holding tanks and criminal offenses for non-compliance.

      Georgia-based marinas are also affected by the new laws, which are the result of passage of House Bill 201 (HB201) in the last session of the state’s General Assembly. Citing increased problems from derelict and abandoned vessels, and irresponsible boaters dumping untreated waste into the state’s waterways, the legislation purportedly was crafted to address those concerns. No empirical evidence has been offered by the state to support these issues.

      Charlie Waller of Isle of Hope Marina says, “Unfortunately, the bad press from this bill is overshadowing some really creative work going on right now by the Army Corps of Engineers and the Georgia DNR who are making some of the most significant improvements to the state’s Intracoastal Waterway that we have seen in many years, such as dredging the channel near Jekyll Creek and other problem areas.”

      Boaters are aiming their disapproval of the new laws across member forums, social media platforms and in blogs. The six distinct issues causing alarm are:

      • The unclear and ill-defined label of “live-aboard vessels”
      • Directing Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources to designate where boats may anchor versus where they cannot
      • Restating provisions of the Clean Water Act specific to holding tank regulations
      • Requiring boaters and marinas to create and maintain logs of when and where their vessels’ holding tanks were pumped clean
      • Creating a permit and possible fee structure that vessels must apply for prior to anchoring
      • Rolling up all the new laws into a criminal offense for non-compliance if cited and convicted

      Discussions continue with Georgia DNR representatives who have taken the lead on evaluating comments from public hearings and submissions. While already signed into law by Governor Brian Kemp, another round of discussions may be forthcoming in the weeks ahead with industry representatives to assess the regulations and consider options for revisions.

      Ed Tillett

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    • LNM: Relocated ATONs, Hatteras Inlet, Pamlico Sound, NC


      These charted lights have been relocated to indicate better channel depths. The Hatteras light is northeast of the inlet and Rollinson Channel connects Hatteras Village with Pamlico Sound.


      1. THE FOLLOWING AIDS TO NAVIGATION CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE.

      A. HATTERAS INLET CHANNEL DAYBEACON 17A (LLNR 28755)HAS BEEN RELOCATED TO APPROX POSITION 35-12-10.410N 075-43-30.097W (35°12.1735N / 075°43.5016W, 35.202892 / -75.725027) AND MARKED WITH A TRUB. THE PILE FOR THE DAYBEACON REMAINS IN THE ORIGINAL POSITION.

      B. HATTERAS INLET CHANNEL BUOY 19A (LLNR 28765.1) HAS BEEN RE-ESTABLISHED AND RELOCATED TO APPROX POSIT 35-12-19.162N 075-43-15.036W (35°12.3194N / 075°43.2506W, 35.205323 / -75.720843) .

      C. HATTERAS INLET CHANNEL DAYBEACON 23 (LLNR 28775) HAS BEEN RE-ESTABLISHED AND RELOCATED TO APPROX POSITION 35-12-52.594N,075-42-36.295W (35°12.8765N / 075°42.6049W, 35.214609 / -75.710082) AND IS MARKED WITH A TRUB.

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    • LNM: AICW Daybeacon 80 Relocated, NC Statute Mile 330


      Daybeacon 80 is on the northwest shoulder of the ICW channel, on the north side of the Waterway/Shallotte Inlet intersection, a designated Problem Stretch which was dredged in April of this year.


      1. THE FOLLOWING AID TO NAVIGATION HAS BEEN RELOCATED.

      A. CAPE FEAR RIVER – LITTLE RIVER DAYBEACON 80 (LLNR 40335) TO APPROX POSIT 33-54-38.433N, 078-22-50.314W (33°54.6406N / 078°22.8386W, 33.910676 / -78.380643) .

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    • Southeast Marine Fuel Best Price Summary as of Jul 17

      This week’s lowest current marina fuel prices as of Jul 17
              Diesel Range: $2.30 to $3.60 Lowest @ New River Marina in (North Carolina)
              Gas Range: $2.67 to $4.15 Lowest @ Trout Creek Marina – Trout Creek Fish Camp in (St Johns River)
      Remember to always call the marina to verify the current price since prices may change at any time. Also please let us know if you find a marina’s fuel price has changed via the Submit News link.

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      Lowest Diesel Prices Anywhere

      All Regions (Price Range $2.30 to $4.21)

      $2.30 New River Marina (07/15)
      $2.44 Mandarin Holiday Marina (07/16)
      $2.45 Leland Oil Company (07/15)

      Lowest By Region

      Virginia to North Carolina (Price Range $2.59 to $3.23)

      $2.59 Top Rack Marina (07/15)
      $2.65 Atlantic Yacht Basin (07/16)
      $2.80 Portsmouth Boating Center (07/15)

       

      North Carolina (Price Range $2.30 to $3.60)

      $2.30 New River Marina (07/15)
      $2.52 Dudley’s Marina (07/16)
      $2.53 Morehead Gulf Docks (07/15)

       

      South Carolina (Price Range $2.45 to $4.21)

      $2.45 Leland Oil Company (07/15)
      $2.58 Osprey Marina (07/16)
      $2.66 Georgetown Landing Marina (07/15)

       

      Georgia (Price Range $2.69 to $3.80)

       

      Eastern Florida (Price Range $2.49 to $3.85)

      $2.49 Sands Harbor Resort and Marina (07/15)
      $2.75 LukFuel (07/15)
      $2.87 Anchor Petroleum (07/15)

       

      St Johns River (Price Range $2.44 to $3.59)

       

      Florida Keyes (Price Range $2.98 to $3.93)

      $2.98 Sunset Marina (07/15)
      $2.99 Keys Fisheries Market & Marina (07/15)
      $3.21 A & B Marina (07/15)

       

      Western Florida (Price Range $2.70 to $3.75)

       

      Okeechobee (Price Range $3.12 to $3.71)

       

      Northern Gulf (Price Range $2.65 to $2.82)

       

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    • LNM: Upcoming NOAA ENC Online Web Map Service URL Change

      This information posted for anyone who might be connected to this service.

      July 16, 2019
       
      Dear Office of Coast Survey Customers, 
       
      In order to keep our Geographic Information System (GIS) infrastructure up to date, we must perform a hardware / software upgrade which will affect some of our GIS services and applications. As of July 20, 2019, the ENC Online Web Map Service (WMS) will change. The WMS is used in the NOAA ENC Viewer and provides a continuous depiction of all NOAA ENC® coverage over U.S. coastal waters and the Great Lakes. Due to this change, applications and maps that have the current link loaded and saved in them will be affected and the new link will need to be implemented by the user to ensure a seamless transition. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Below you will find the existing URL and the new URL that will be implemented on July 20, 2019. Until this date, please continue to use the existing URL. Please feel free to contact the Coast Survey GIS Team (ocs.gis@noaa.gov) with any questions or concerns. 
       
      Existing ENC Service URL: 
       
       
      New ENC Service URL (effective July 20, 2019)
       
       
      Thank you for your continued support!
       
       
      NOAA Office of Coast Survey is the nation’s nautical chartmaker. Originally formed by President Thomas Jefferson in 1807, Coast Survey updates charts, surveys the coastal seafloor, responds to maritime emergencies, and searches for underwater obstructions that pose a danger to navigation.Follow Coast Survey on Twitter @NOAAcharts, and check out the NOAA Coast Survey blog atnoaacoastsurvey.wordpress.com for more in depth coverage of surveying and charting.  
       
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      NOAA Office of Coast Survey, 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3 #6509, Silver Spring, MD 20906

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    • Dredging Complete, Coquina Harbor, Little River, SC ACIW Statute Mile 346


      Myrtle Beach Yacht Club is unmatched for its Lowcountry charm and gracious hospitality.

      Coquina Harbor is home to Myrtle Beach Yacht Club, A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR, occupying the northerly banks of Coquina Harbor; Coquina Harbor itself cuts into the northern banks of the Waterway, opposite marker #13. Our thanks to Bud Lloyd for this update.

      The dredging has been completed in Coquina Harbor, South Carolina. Myrtle Beach Yacht Club is once again accepting transient boats and long term rentals. Our fuel dock is open with the best prices in the area. Top notch facilities; including air conditioned and spotless restrooms and showers, swimming pool, cookout area and a very friendly staff. Reservations are recommended.
      Bud Lloyd

      Click Here To View the South Carolina Cruisers Net’s Marina Directory Listing For Myrtle Beach Yacht Club

      Click Here To Open A Chart View Window Zoomed To the Location of Myrtle Beach Yacht Club

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    • Hurricane Holes in the Bahamas

      Explorer Chartbooks

      This timely discussion and advice re hurricane holes comes from “Bahamas Chatter” on Explorer Chartbooks’ webpage, www.explorercharts.com. Hurricane season is here, so if you have hurricane hole locations/advice to add, please do so. Explorer Chartbooks is A CRUISERS NET SPONSOR!

      Nassau/New Providence Hurrican Holes
      Published August 26, 2015 | By Strider
      Hello, first time cruising the Bahamas and I have Tropical Storm Erika threatening to upgrade to a Cat 1 hurricane and move towards New Providence. The Explorer Charts are great but don’t really point out or suggest any hurricane holes to set up in to wait the storm out. I am currently anchored off of Potter’s Cay, but don’t think that is the best bet. Thank you in advance for any help!

      Posted in Cruising Information, Latest, Nassau/New Providence, Questions for Fellow Cruisers
      2 Responses to Nassau/New Providence Hurrican Holes
      monty says:
      August 26, 2015 at 7:08 am
      You might consider Palm Cay Marina, Hurricane Hole Marina, or Lyford Cay Marina.

      denogail says:
      August 26, 2015 at 7:31 am
      Don’t forget Atlantis’¦yes, expensive, but you will have good peace of mind, and you can go on the giant slide, while you wait for the storm. Do not go into any marina that is exposed to the main harbor, such as Yacht Haven or Nassau Harbor Club, as the surge and wave action will destroy your boat on the dock. Get inside somewhere, and be ready to lengthen your dock likes if there is a surge in front of the storm. And, use all your dock lines, but save 2 in standby.

      Those inside marinas will fill up in a hurry with local boats, so don’t wait to long, and make sure if it is a local boat, and they are next to you, that they don’t use the black polypro lobster line to tie up there boat with which they all use. That is what the two extra lines of yours are for’¦..good luck
      DenO

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    • Registration Reminder: NOAA 2019 Nautical Cartography Open House

      This NOAA Open House would be most interesting to attend. Be sure to register!

      July 17, 2019
      Contact:

      LTJG Sydney Catoire, 240-847-8069

      NOAA’s 2019 Nautical Cartography Open house is just around the corner. Don’t forget to register!
       
      Reminder: REGISTER NOW
       
      NOAA Office of Coast Survey is the nation’s nautical chartmaker. Originally formed by President Thomas Jefferson in 1807, Coast Survey updates charts, surveys the coastal seafloor, responds to maritime emergencies, and searches for underwater obstructions that pose a danger to navigation.   
       
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      NOAA Office of Coast Survey, 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3 #6216, Silver Spring, MD 20906

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