Relocation of Buoys, Problem Stretch, Matanzas Inlet/AICW Intersection, Statute Mile 793
Our thanks to Robert Sherer for his update on the Waterway/Matanzas Inlet intersection which was been the site of recent groundings in the past and was dredged in February of this year, resulting in the relocation of the buoys as outlined by Bob’s report.
The buoy layout has been changed and the depths are now at least 12 MLW all the way through.
R82 is a floating buoy and has been moved closer to shore. Going north I aimed at it but moved back into the charted channel until abreast of the buoy before turning, slightly toward shore.
G81D and G81C have been removed. They are no longer needed (the channel is that wide!) The first green buoy is G81B and it appears to be too far out in the middle but that’s where the new, dredged channel is located.
G81A and the two reds are still there, just honor them.
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