Navigation Warnings


Updated 24th September, 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 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

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 050

THE NARROWS CHANNEL. A YELLOW FISHING MARKER HAS BEEN REPORTED ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE NARROWS CHANNEL BETWEEN BUOYS 11 AND 13. MARINERS ARE ADVISED TO PROCEED WITH CAUTION IN THIS AREA.

242055Z SEP 21

LNW 001

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

101200Z NOV 18