Local Notices to Mariners – Mid-Atl

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This information is taken from the 5th Coast Guard District’s Local Notice to Mariners alerting boaters to navigational changes or hazards. The list here is not an official Coast Guard statement but edited excerpts from recent notices. The notices also are available online at www.navcen.uscg.gov.

NC – OREGON INLET – WALTER SLOUGH – SHOALING

Shoaling to a depth of 4 feet MLW was reported in the vicinity of Walter Slough daybeacon 9 (LLNR 28265) and Walter Slough Daybeacon 10 (LLNR 28270). Mariners should avoid transiting this area during periods of low water and exercise caution during other tidal states.

REVISED NAUTICAL CHARTS

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration updated the following nautical charts:

• chart 13006, 35th ed. - West Quoddy Head to New York.

The new editions are available through NOAA sales agents. A free list of authorized sales agents is available by contacting the National Ocean Service, Distribution Division (N/ACC3), 6501 Lafayette Ave., Riverdale, Md. 20737.

OREGON INLET, WALTER SLOUGH, N.C.

Shoaling to a depth of 4 feet MLW was reported in the vicinity of Walter Slough daybeacon 9 (LL 28265) and Walter Slough daybeacon 10 (LL 28270). Mariners should avoid transiting this area during periods of low water and exercise caution during other tidal states. (NOAA chart 12204)

This article originally appeared in the Mid-Atlantic Home Waters Section of the July 2009 issue.