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...

Coast Guard warning mariners of shoaling at Oregon Inlet, NC

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard warned mariners of shoaling near the center span of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge at Oregon Inlet, N.C., Thursday. A survey conducted this week by the Army Corps of Engineers noted water depths as low as two feet in the federal navigation channel that runs through the main bridge span. Shoaling, driven by the recent nor’easter, has accelerated during the last two...

Coast Guard, Army Corp make temporary changes to navigational aids

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, in conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers, will be making temporary changes to the aids to navigation within South Pass, La., and its approaches for navigation purposes, Tuesday. Severe shoaling in South Pass has significantly reduced the depth of the waterway making it impossible to ensure that navigational aids adequately mark safe routes through the pass. Depths...

Coast Guard warns mariners of shoaling at Oregon Inlet, NC

Herbert C. Bonner BridgeMOREHEAD CITY, N.C. – The Coast Guard warns mariners of shoaling near the center span of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge at Oregon Inlet, N.C., Friday. The water depth is less than three feet at mean-low water according to a survey conducted by the Army Corp of Engineers Wednesday. Shoaling has accelerated during the last two weeks with water depths dropping in the channel from...

Surveys indicate Shoaling in New Topsail Inlet and Old Topsail Creek

US Army Corps of Engineers PhotoFORT MACON, N.C. – Mariners are advised that based on an Army Corps of Engineers survey significant shoaling has occurred in New Topsail Inlet and Old Topsail Creek. Depths in New Topsail Inlet were recorded as low as 1.9 feet between buoys 4a and 6, and Old Topsail Creek depths were recorded as low as 2.5 feet in the vicinity of buoy 6. The recent shoaling may...

Surveys indicate shoaling in Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach, NC – Mariners are advised that Carolina Beach Inlet’s Aids to Navigation may be unreliable due to recent shoaling across the channel, with depths less than 2 feet in the vicinity of Carolina Beach Inlet Buoys 1, 2 and 7. This presents a potential hazard of grounding and damaging of mariners’ vessels. Mariners should exercise extreme caution when transiting the area.