Coast Guard urges mariners to not transit South Ferry Channel near Hatteras Inlet, NC

No Admittance - Safety  ZoneWILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Sector North Carolina is urging mariners not to transit South Ferry Channel near Hatteras Inlet due to shoaling.

Recent hydrographic surveys indicate shoaling in South Ferry Channel has resulted in an average channel depth of less than 2 feet.

The current navigational aids in and around South Ferry Channel do not reflect accurate channel depth. The Coast Guard is analyzing options for removing navigational aids near South Ferry Channel.

Boaters choosing to transit through South Ferry Channel do so at their own risk.

The Coast Guard will continue to monitor the conditions of the waterway and update mariners as necessary.

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