Navigation Warnings


Updated 3rd December, 2021 at 00:00 (GMT)

Notice to Mariners

NTM 022

AN UNLIT YELLOW BUOY 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. 2.5NM.

241330Z SEPT 21

NTM 21

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. VESSELS INTENDING TO ENTER BERMUDA TERITORIAL WATERS ARE REQUIRED TO OBSERVE THE IMO AREA TO BE AVOIDED AND REQUEST PERMISSION TO ENTER FROM BERMUDA RADIO ON MARINE VHF CH16, 48 HOUR PRIOR SHIPS REPORTING IS REQUIRED TO ADVISE ISPS DOCUMENTATION, DANGEROUS GOODS DECLARATION AND WASTE NOTICE REQUIREMENTS, VESSELS CAN OBTAIN FURTHER INFORMATION FROM WWW.MAROPS.BM/SEAPORT_SECURITY SUBSEQUENTLY PRIOR TO DEPARTURE FROM BERMUDA PORTS, VESSELS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A DANGEROUS GOODS DECLARATION.

161200Z SEP 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

Local Navigation Warnings

LNW 064

GREAT SOUND CAVELLO BAY, PLAICE’S POINT RED/WHITE LIGHTED BEACON, LIGHT FLASHING RED EVERY 2.5 SECONDS, THE LIGHT IS REPORTED EXTINGUISHED.

032230Z DEC 21

LNW 062

HAMILTON HARBOUR WHITE’S ISLAND, RED BUOY #53, REPORTED TO BE LOW IN THE WATER.

252015Z NOV 21

LNW 056

SOUTH SHORE, ELBOW BEACH - TWO YELLOW RESEARCH BUOYS, LIGHTS FLASHING YELLOW EVERY 5 SECONDS. HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED OUTSIDE THE REEF LINE APPROXIMATELY 300 METRES OFF ELBOW BEACH.

211400Z OCT 21

LNW 001

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

101200Z NOV 18