Navigation Warnings


Updated 25th May, 2020 at 00:00 (GMT)

Notice to Mariners

NTM 005

IN ACCORDANCE WITH BERMUDA HEALTH REGULATIONS, DUE TO THE SPREAD OF THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ALL VESSELS ARRIVING FROM FOREIGN PORTS ARE REQUIRED TO REPORT TO BERMUDA RADIO ON MARINE VHF CHANNEL 16 UPON ENTRY INTO TERRITORIAL WATERS. SHIPS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE COMPLETED A HEALTH DECLARATION PRIOR TO PILOT BOARDING AND YACHTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO REPORT EVIDENCE OF SICKNESS ONBOARD TO BERMUDA RADIO AND BE PREPARED TO COMPLETE A HEALTH DECLARATION UPON ARRIVAL WITH ALL VESSELS BEING SUBJECT TO A 14 DAY QUARANTINE.

171400Z MAR 20

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 015

DIVING OPERATIONS, THE DECOMPRESSION CHAMBER AT KING EDWARD'S MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IS CURRENTLY OUT OF SERVICE. DIVING FOR RECREATIONAL PUPOSES USING SCUBA DIVING EQUIPMENT AS DEFINED IN THE MARINE BOARD (DIVING) REGULATIONS 1997, IS NOW PROHIBITED UNDER THE EMERGENCY POWERS ACT.THIS IS IN EFFECT UNTIL THE RESTRICTION IS LIFTED OR THE 30TH JUNE 2020

091700Z MAY 20

LNW 010

CASTLE HARBOUR, LONGBIRD BRIDGE. DUE TO ENGINEERING WORK, LONGBIRD BRIDGE IS CLOSED TO MARINE TRAFFIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ALL MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TO KEEP WELL CLEAR OF THIS VICINITY, DURING THE REMOVAL OF THE OLD LONGBIRD BRIDGE.

181430Z FEB 20

LNW 017

FLATTS INLET / HARRINGTON SOUND. THE MARINE TRAFFIC LIGHTS AT FLATT'S BRIDGE ARE REPORTED FLASHING RED AND GREEN ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BRIDGE. MARINERS TRANSITING THE BRIDGE SHOULD PROCEED WITH EXTREME CAUTION.

251825Z MAY

LNW 004

FLATTS INLET, RAILWAY PYLONS, UNLIT SCAFFOLDING HAS BEEN ERECTED AT THE BASE OF THE RAILWAY PYLONS AT FLATTS INLET, PASSING MARINE TRAFFIC SHOULD PROCEED IN THIS VICINITY WITH CAUTION.

241500Z JAN 19

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 071

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

101200Z NOV 18

LNW 079

ST. GEORGES. TOWN CUT CHANNEL. UNLIT GREEN BEACON SG4. THE GREEN TOP MARK IS MISSING.

061145Z OCT 17