Coast Guard notifies boaters of changing conditions in Humboldt Bay Channel

The Coast Guard urges mariners to exercise caution transiting the Humboldt Bay Channel inner entrance between navigational aids “7” and “11” (as shown in graphic) as conditions are changing, Feb. 28, 2019. Coast Guard crews and mariners are observing breaking waves in the channel near the charted position of Buoy “9” which is no longer on-station due to the conditions in the area. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic - not to be used for navigational purposes)

The Coast Guard urges mariners to exercise caution transiting the Humboldt Bay Channel inner entrance between navigational aids “7” and “11” (as shown in graphic) as conditions are changing, Feb. 28, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard graphic – not to be used for navigational purposes)

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard urges mariners to exercise caution transiting the Humboldt Bay channel inner entrance between navigational aids “7” and “11” as conditions changed Thursday.

Coast Guard crews and mariners are observing breaking waves in the channel near the charted position of buoy “9” which is no longer on-station due to the conditions in the area.

Breaking surf has also been observed in historically calm and protected areas outside of the waterway. Navigation through this area has changed significantly since 2018.

Recreational boaters and small vessels are warned to avoid the area when waves are breaking.

Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay will broadcast conditions during times of observed breaking waves at the entrance of Humboldt Bay on VHF-FM channel 16 & 22A.

Mariners may contact Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay at (707) 443-2212 for updated reports of conditions prior to getting underway. Mariners may also contact the Coast Guard on VHF-FM channel 16 or at (707) 839-6113.

For more information on boating safety and required and recommended safety equipment, please visit www.uscgboating.org. For more information on weather conditions, please visit www.weather.gov/eka/.

The Coast Guard urges mariners to exercise caution transiting the Humboldt Bay Channel inner entrance between navigational aids “7” and “11” (as shown in graphic) as conditions are changing, Feb. 28, 2019. Coast Guard crews and mariners are observing breaking waves in the channel near the charted position of Buoy “9” which is no longer on-station due to the conditions in the area. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic - not to be used for navigational purposes)

The Coast Guard urges mariners to exercise caution transiting the Humboldt Bay Channel inner entrance between navigational aids “7” and “11” (as shown in graphic) as conditions are changing, Feb. 28, 2019. Coast Guard crews and mariners are observing breaking waves in the channel near the charted position of Buoy “9” which is no longer on-station due to the conditions in the area. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic – not to be used for navigational purposes)

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