LNM: Severe Shoaling, Nav Aids Changed, Anclote River Gulf Entrance Channel, north St. Joseph Sound, Tarpon Springs, FL
This shoaling is off the southern tip of Anclote Key where two other Nav Alerts have been posted in the past. The relocation of the nav aids is good news.
FLORIDA – TAMPA BAY TO PORT RICHEY – ANCLOTE ANCHORAGE SOUTH ENTRANCE: Severe Shoaling, Temporary Changes
and Establishment to the Aids to Navigation.
Due to shoaling the following Aids to Navigation have been temporarily established and changed:
-Anclote Anchorage South Entrance Daybeacon 5 (LLNR 26085 [28°8.7176N / 082°50.4298W, 28.145294 / -82.840496]) temporarily converted into a DANGER SHOAL Daybeacon A
-Relocated TRUB 5 to position 28-08-43.057N / 082-50-25.787W (28°8.7176N / 082°50.4298W, 28.145294 / -82.840496)
-Temporarily established Anclote Anchorage South Entrance Buoy 5A in position 28-09-01.288N / 082-50-12.673W (28°9.0215N / 082°50.2112W, 28.150358 / -82.836854)
-Anclote Anchorage South Entrance Daybeacon 6 (LLNR 26095 [28°9.2470N / 082°50.2253W, 28.154116 / -82.837089]) temporarily converted into a DANGER SHOAL Daybeacon B
Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area. Chart 11411 LNM 33/17