Navigation Warnings


Updated 24th July, 2021 at 00:00 (GMT)

Notice to Mariners

NTM 018

A YELLOW BUOY, LIGHT FLASHING YELLOW EVERY 5 SECONDS HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED IN BERMUDA TERRITORIAL WATERS 15 MILES WEST NORTH WEST OF COMMISSIONER’S POINT, DOCKYARD, IN POSITION 32-25.00N 065-07.00W. MARINERS ARE ADVISED TO KEEP WELL CLEAR AS THE BUOY HAS A SWINGING RADIUS OF APPROXIMATELY 2.5 MILES.

241530Z JULY 21

NTM 017

MARINERS ARE ADVISED OF A BUOYANT SUBSEA LINE ORIGINATING FROM AN ANCHOR POINT 12 MILES EAST OF ST DAVIDS LIGHTHOUSE IN POSITION 32-21.9 N 064-26 W. THE LINE MAY BE ON THE SURFACE AND MARINERS ARE ADVISED TO KEEP AT LEAST 3 MILES CLEAR OF THIS POSITION. 241520Z JULY 21

241520Z JULY 21

NTM 004

IN ACCORDANCE WITH BERMUDA HEALTH REGULATIONS, DUE TO THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS ALL VESSELS ARRIVING FROM FOREIGN PORTS ARE REQUIRED TO CALL BERMUDA RADIO ON VHF CHANNEL 16 PRIOR TO ENTRY INTO TERRITORIAL WATERS AND REPORT ANY COVID SYMPTOMS ONBOARD. ALL VESSELS CREW ARE SUBJECT TO A QUARANTINE PERIOD AND COVID TESTING IN ORDER TO BE LANDED. Visit https://www.gov.bm/coronavirus-travellers FOR COVID TRAVEL INFORMATION.

111630Z JAN 21

NTM 001

DUE TO THE DANGER OF STRANDING ON THE REEFS FRINGING BERMUDA AND FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANISATION (I.M.O) HAS ESTABLISHED AN AREA TO BE AVOIDED AROUND THE BERMUDA ISLANDS. THE AREA TO BE AVOIDED APPLIES TO ALL VESSELS CARRYING OIL OR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, AND ALL OTHER VESSELS EXCEEDING 1000GRT WHETHER OR NOT BOUND FOR BERMUDA PORTS. VESSELS NOT CALLING AT BERMUDA ARE ADVISED TO KEEP A MINIMUM OF 30 MILES DISTANT.

010001Z JAN 20

Local Navigation Warnings

LNW 031

SOUTH SHORE, ELBOW BEACH. YELLOW RESEARCH BUOY, LT. FL. YELLOW 5 SEC., ESTABLISHED NEAR THE REEFLINE APPX. 600M SE OF ELBOW BEACH HOTEL.

161500Z JUL 21

LNW 030

MARINERS ARE REMINDED OF THE 5 KNOT NO WAKE ZONES AND SPEED RESTRICTIONS WITHIN 100M OF THE SHORE LINE, PARTICULARLY SPORTS FISHING VESSELS TRANSITING THE WESTERN SMALL BOAT CHANNEL BETWEEN POMPANO BEACON AND GRASSY BAY. MARINERS SHOULD KEEP VESSEL WAKE TO A MINIMUM, ENSURING THE SAFETY OF OTHER BOAT USERS AND SWIMMERS IN THESE AREAS.

281230Z JUN 21

LNW 026

DUNDONALD CHANNEL. WEST CARDINAL MARK. NO 40 BUOY FLASHING WHITE (9) EVERY 15 SECONDS. THE LIGHT IS EXTINGUISHED.

280230Z MAY 21

LNW 009

WESTERN SMALL BOAT CHANNEL. HOGFISH CUT BEACON. THE BUOY TEMPORARILY REPLACING HOGFISH CUT BEACON, LIGHT FLASHING RED EVERY 4 SECONDS, THE LIGHT IS REPORTED EXTINGUISHED.

171930Z FEB 21

LNW 003

SOUTH CHANNEL, ELBOW SHOAL, BEACON #26 LT. FL. GREEN 2.5 SECONDS. THE BEACON HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY REPLACED WITH A GREEN SPAR BUOY, LIGHT FLASHING GREEN EVERY 2.5 SECONDS.

081430Z OCT 20

LNW 002

WESTERN SMALL BOAT CHANNEL. HOGFISH TRIPOD. LIGHT FLASHING GREEN EVERY 4s. THE LIGHT IS REPORTED UNRELIABLE DUE TO THE ANGLE OF THE STRUCTURE.

091900Z JAN 19

LNW 001

ST. GEORGE'S. TOWN CUT CHANNEL. GATES FORT FIXED RED LIGHT, THE LIGHT IS EXTINGUISHED.

101200Z NOV 18