Navigation Warnings


Updated 16th May, 2022 at 00:00 (GMT)

Notice to Mariners

NTM 007

MILLS BREAKER BUOY, EAST CARDINAL MARK, LIGHT VERY QUICK FLASHING WHITE (3) EVERY 5 SECONDS, IN CHARTED POSITION: 32-23.95’N, 064-36.94’W, THE BUOY IS MISSING FROM STATION.

041530Z FEB 22

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. 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

Local Navigation Warnings

LNW 029

GREAT BAY ST. DAVID'S. WRECK REPORTED IN CHANNEL 23m NE OF BLACKHORSE DOCK, ST. DAVIDS, IN POSITION 32-22.081N 064-39.419W. WRECK IS ONLY 1m BELOW SURFACE AND MARKED WITH AN UNLIT YELLOW FLOAT.

161730Z MAY 22

LNW 028

ST GEORGE’S, MURRAYS ANCHORAGE. AN UNLIT YELLOW CONICAL FISHERIES BUOY DEPLOYED (IN POSITION 32-23.4N 064-41.4W), APPROX 900 MTRS WNW OF TOBACCO BAY. THE BUOY IS APPROX 2M IN HEIGHT, AND MARKS THE ‘’BLUE STRIPE GRUNT NO FISHING AREA’’ RUNNING FROM ST. CATHERINES POINT, TO CHANNEL MARKER #12, TO #16, SW TO THE YELLOW FISHERIES BUOY, SE TO FORT GEORGE. MARINERS IN THE AREA ARE ADVISED TO KSLO AND PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

131355Z MAY 22

LNW 027

GREAT SOUND, DUNDONALD CHANNEL, THE FOLLOWING NAVIGATION MARKER BUOYS ARE TEMPORARILY MISSING FROM STATION, RED BUOY #37, LIGHT FLASHING RED EVERY 2.5S. RED BUOY #41, LIGHT FLASHING RED EVERY 2.5S. RED BUOY #99, LIGHT FLASHING RED EVERY 2.5S. PREFFERRED CHANNEL TO PORT BUOY #100, LIGHT FLASHING RED 2+1 EVERY 6S. MARINERS ARE ADVISED TO NAVIGATE IN THIS AREA WITH CAUTION.

111200Z MAY 22

LNW 025

NORTH SHORE, OIL DOCKS. CRANE AND BARGE OPERATIONS ARE TAKING PLACE IN THE VICINITY OF THE OIL DOCKS ON NORTH SHORE, ALL VESSELS ARE REQUESTED TO REDUCE SPEED AND KEEP VESSEL WAKE TO A MINIMUM WHEN PASSING THIS AREA.

101100Z MAY 22

LNW 023

GREAT SOUND, DUNDONALD CHANNEL, THE FOLLOWING NAVIGATION MARKER BUOYS ARE TEMPORARILY MISSING FROM STATION, RED BUOY #37, LIGHT FLASHING RED EVERY 2.5S. WEST CARDINAL MARK #40, LT FL WHITE VQ (9) EVERY 15S. RED BUOY #41, LIGHT FLASHING RED EVERY 2.5S. GREEN BUOY #42, LT FL GREEN EVERY 4S. RED BUOY #99, LIGHT FLASHING RED EVERY 2.5S. PREFFERED CHANNEL TO PORT BUOY #100, LIGHT FLASHING RED 2+1 EVERY 6S. MARINERS ARE ADVISED TO NAVIGATE IN THIS AREA WITH CAUTION.

131305Z MAY 22

LNW 017

ACCOUSTIC WAVE SENSORS, THREE ACCOUSTIC WAVE SENSORS HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED ON THE SEABED, ONE UNIT DEPLOYED APPROX 0.5NM NE FROM WHALEBONE BAY, NORTH SHORE IN PSN 32-22.32N 064-42.66W. ONE LOCATED 0.5NM NW OF CHUBB HEADS BEACON IN PSN 32-17.34N 064-59.34W. AND ONE LOCATED 0.4NM SOUTH FROM ASTWOOD PARK, SOUTH SHORE. IN POSITION 32-15.00N 064-48.66W = ALL MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TO AVOID ANCHORING OR FISHING IN THESE AREAS.

281500Z MAR

LNW 008

ST. GEORGE'S, THE NARROWS CHANNEL, UNLIT RED BUOY #9, THE BUOY IS MISSING FROM STATION.

291115Z DEC 21

LNW 005

ST. GEORGE'S, THE NARROWS CHANNEL, UNLIT GREEN BUOY #6, THE BUOY IS REPORTED OFF STATION.

131430Z DEC 21

LNW 002

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