Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers, community partner to find way forward for Neabsco Creek

Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers, community partner to find way forward for Neabsco Creek
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — The Coast Guard and Army Corps of Engineers met Thursday with staff from federal and state congressional offices, local marina owners and the Prince William County Board of Supervisors to discuss the future of Neabsco Creek, following navigational concerns. The meeting was...

Coast Guard warns boaters of significant shoaling in Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard warns boaters of significant shoaling in Oregon Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Coast Guard Sector North Carolina is urging mariners to use extreme caution when transiting the channel at Oregon Inlet due to significant shoaling and extremely shallow water. The shoaling, especially in the vicinity of Oregon Inlet Buoys 4 (LLNR 27990) and 6 (LLNR 28003), poses a significant threat to mariners. The Coast Guard strongly advises to proceed with extreme caution...

Coast Guard scheduled to temporarily discontinue five navigational aids in Barden Inlet, NC

Coast Guard scheduled to temporarily discontinue five navigational aids in Barden Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is scheduled to temporarily discontinue five navigational aids near Cape Lookout and Harkers Island, North Carolina, beginning August 7. Heavy shoaling in the vicinity of Barden Inlet has progressed over the past few months, making the waterway inaccessible to many vessels. The aids to navigation listed below no longer accurately mark the waterway. The current position...

Coast Guard urges caution while transiting Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway

Coast Guard urges caution while transiting Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard urges mariners Wednesday to exercise caution while transiting the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW) due to shoaling conditions. Several portions of the AICW show significant shoaling, specifically those areas near mile markers 237, 271, 280 and 321 in North Carolina. There have been and continue to be groundings in these areas. Shoaling conditions increase the...

Coast Guard to enforce regulated navigation area at Oregon Inlet, NC

Coast Guard to enforce regulated navigation area at Oregon Inlet, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. – Beginning Thursday, Coast Guard Sector North Carolina will enforce,  a regulated navigation area for the navigable waters surrounding the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. Vessels with a draft greater than five feet are not allowed within 100 yards of the Bonner Bridge until further notice. With Hatteras Inlet experiencing similar shoaling and navigational...

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

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

Coast Guard warns mariners of shoaling in Merrimack River

Coast Guard warns mariners of shoaling in Merrimack River
NEWBURYPORT, Massachusetts – The Coast Guard is urging mariners to use extreme caution while transiting the Merrimack River entrance due to significant shifting and shoaling between the #2 red and #3 green buoys. Several recent accidents and near misses on the narrow, heavily congested portion of the Merrimack River have created a major safety concern. To help ensure the public has a safe and...

Fire Island shoaling impacts Coast Guard response ability

Fire Island shoaling impacts Coast Guard response ability
NEW YORK – Due to severe shoaling impacts, the Coast Guard announced Friday that Coast Guard Station Fire Island will have limited ability to respond to emergencies offshore Fire Island Inlet, N.Y. Station Fire Island’s boat crews’ response capabilities are greatly affected by severe shoaling, which has been reported to extend the entire width of Fire Island Inlet and in the vicinity of buoy...

Coast Guard warning mariners of shoaling at Hatteras, NC

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard is warning mariners of shoaling approximately one-half mile into the Hatteras Inlet Channel here, Monday. The width of the channel has been reduced due to encroaching shoals on either side of the waterway. Vessel operators are urged not to pass other vessels in the vicinity of buoy 11A, light list number 28730.1, and 12C, light list number 28732.3, in the Hatteras...