Navigation Warnings


Updated 13th April, 2017 at 17:15 (GMT)

Notice to Mariners

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 17

NTM 010

THE NARROWS CHANNEL, BUOYS #3, #5, #7 & #9 HAVE BEEN REPOSITIONED TO THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS: BUOY #3 - 32° 23.000’N 064° 39.180’W BUOY #5 - 32° 23.0952’N 064° 39.345’W BUOY #7 - 32° 23.220’N 064° 39.504’W BUOY #9 - 32° 23.494’N 064° 39.840’W

271800Z APR 16

NTM 009

NORTH CHANNEL, BUOYS 27A, 28A, 32A, 33A, 34A, 35A, 36A, 37A, HAVE BEEN REPOSITIONED TO THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS: 27A - 32° 22.873’N 064° 49.753’W 28A - 32° 22.957’N 064° 49.654’W 32A - 32° 21.835’N 064° 49.344’W 33A - 32° 21.991’N 064° 49.476’W 34A - 32° 21.435’N 064° 49.352’W 35A - 32° 21.007’N 064° 49.491’W 36A - 32° 21.002’N 064° 49.374’W 37A - 32° 20.654’N 064° 49.525’W

221500Z APR 16

NTM 008

ST. DAVID’S DGPS REFERENCE STATION. DGPS CORRECTION SIGNALS ARE UNAVAILABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

081100Z MAR 16

NTM 038

CHUB HEADS BEACON RACON, MORSE IDENTIFYING CHARACTER C ( CHARLIE ) AND NORTHEAST BREAKER BEACON RACON, MORSE IDENTIFYING CHARACTER N ( NOVEMBER ), BOTH RACONS ARE INOPERATIVE.

062350Z DEC 15

Local Navigation Warnings

LNW 015

DUNDONALD CHANNEL. THE FOLLOWING BUOYS HAVE BEEN PLACED TO THE EAST OF DUNDONALD CHANNEL TO MARK THE NEW DUNDONALD EASTERN CHANNEL. NORTH CARDINAL BUOY (Q.FL. WHITE) POSN 32° 18.9467’N 064° 49.2861’W AND WESTERN CARDINAL BUOY (Q. FL WHITE 9 EVERY 10 SEC) POSN 32° 18.2284’N 064° 49.2974’W, INCLUDING 3 RED BUOYS POSN 32° 18.8521’N 064° 49.3101’W, 32° 18.7797’N 064° 49.3530’W, 32° 18.6484’N 064° 49.4851’W (FL RED 1.5 SEC) AND 2 GREEN BUOYS POSN 32° 18.8087’N 064° 49.2566’W, 32° 18.7539’N 064° 49.3132’W (FL GREEN 1.5 SEC). MARINERS ARE ADVISED TO PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

131715Z APR 17

LNW 014

DUNDONALD CHANNEL. 3 RED BUOYS AND 3 GREEN BUOYS HAVE BEEN PLACED TO THE WEST OF DUNDONALD CHANNEL TO MARK THE NEW DUNDONALD WESTERN CHANNEL. RED BUOYS IN POSITION 32° 19.0475’N 064° 49.8108’W, 32° 18.9325’N 064° 49.9182’W, 32° 18.8270’N 064° 50.0249’W, FL. RED 3 SECONDS. GREEN BUOYS IN POSITION 32°19.0259’N 064° 49.7861’W, 32° 18.9156’N 064° 49.8921’W, 32° 18.7865’N 064° 50.0203’W, FL. GREEN 3 SECONDS. MARINERS ARE ADVISED TO PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

111622Z APR 17

LNW 011

THE GREAT SOUND. A MARKER STAKE IN POSITION 32-17.38’N 064-50.07W BETWEEN OMEGA ROCKS & PEARL Is. HAS BEEN BROKEN OFF BELOW THE WATERLINE. AN UNLIT YELLOW MARKER HAS TEMPORARILY BEEN PLACED TO MARK THE POSITION. MARINERS SHOULD KSLO & PROCEED WITH EXTREME CAUTION WHEN TRANSITING BETWEEN THESE TWO ISLANDS.

311300Z MAR 17

LNW 004

ST. GEORGES HARBOUR. PENNO's WHARF. 1 WHITE AND 2 ORANGE BUOYS WITH FLOATING LINE ARE ATTACHED TO A TEMPORARY MOORINGS POSITIONED APPROXIMATLEY 100M SE OF PENNO's WHARF, ST. GEORGES HARBOUR.

071410Z FEB 17

LNW 002

THE LITTLE SOUND, MORGAN'S ISLAND. UNLIT FLOATING PONTOONS ARE POSITIONED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF MORGAN'S ISLAND, EXTENDING UP TO 100 METRES FROM THE SHORE BETWEEN KING'S POINT AND GEORGE'S BAY.

062200Z JAN 17

LNW 116

SOUTH CHANNEL. TWO SEDIMENT MONITORING BUOYS HAVE BEEN POSITIONED IN VICINITY OF ELBOW BUOY, SOUTH CHANNEL, IN POSITION 32-18.8N 064-46.94W & 32-19.27N 064-47.53W. BUOYS ARE 2 FT IN DIAMETER, YELLOW IN COLOUR AND UNLIT.

121325Z DEC 16

LNW 103

GREAT SOUND. PARADISE LAKE – THE WRECK - PARTIALLY SUBMERGED SAILING VESSEL IS LOCATED BETWEEN ETA ISLAND & LONG ISLAND. MARINERS ARE ADVISED TO KSLO AND TO PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

201923Z NOV 16

LNW 102

WESTERN HOGFISH SMALL BOAT CHANNEL. HOGFISH CUT BEACON. LIGHT FLASHING RED EVERY 4 SECONDS, THE BEACON IS MISSING FROM STATION.

051650Z NOV 16

LNW 097

SWING BRIDGE, STOCKS HARBOUR TO FERRY REACH. THE NORTHERN SECTION OF THE SWING BRIDGE IS CLOSED TO MARINE TRAFFIC DUE TO ONGOING BRIDGE REPAIRS AND THE PRESENCE OF SCAFFOLDING IN THE AREA. A CONSTRUCTION CRANE BARGE AND SCAFFOLDING ARE LOCATED AT THE SOUTHERN END OF THE SWING BRIDGE OBSTRUCTING PASSAGE. THIS LEAVES THE ONLY TWO PASSAGES USEABLE NEAR THE CENTRAL SPAN OF THE BRIDGE. MARINERS ARE INSTRUCTED TO USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN APPROACHING THE BRIDGE AND TO TRANSIT ONLY WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO.

072030Z APR 17

LNW 091

NORTH CHANNEL. UNLIT GREEN BEACON #8A – BEACON TOP MARK IS DAMAGED.

141640Z OCT 16

LNW 088

GRASSY BAY, SOUTH CHANNEL. GREEN BEACON #30, LT FL GREEN EVERY 4 SEC. BEACON TOP MARK AND BEACON COLUMN ARE DAMAGED.

141625Z OCT 16

LNW 073

NORTH CHANNEL. NEW RED CONICAL BUOY #33B HAS BEEN DEPLOYED IN POSITION: 32-21.71'N 064-49.46'W. BUOY IS LIT FLASHING RED EVERY 4 SECS.

011618Z SEPT 16

LNW 060

NORTH CHANNEL, RED BUOY #3A IS LIT, FLASHING RED EVERY 3 SECS.

032300Z AUG 16

LNW 048

GREAT SOUND, DUNDONALD CHANNEL – GREEN BUOY #36 AND RED BUOYS #37, #43 & #45 HAVE BEEN FITTED WITH LIGHTS, WITH THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERISTICS. BUOY #36 Fl.G EVERY 4s, BUOY #37 Fl.R EVERY 2.5s, BUOY #43 Fl.R EVERY 4s & BUOY #45 Fl.R EVERY 2.5s

291510Z JUN 16

LNW 071

ST GEORGE'S, TOWN CUT CHANNEL. HIGGS ISLAND FIXED GREEN LIGHT, THE LIGHT IS EXTINGUISHED.

190405Z OCT 15