Navigation Warnings


Updated 17th July, 2018 at 00:00 (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 18

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 027

AT DTG171600Z JULY 18, A BLACK UNLIT OIL CONTAINER WAS REPORTED ADRIFT IN POSITION 31-39.67N 065-15.10W APPROX 40NM SOUTH-SOUTHWEST FROM BERMUDA, ALL VESSELS TRANSITING THIS AREA ARE ADVISED TO PROCEED WITH CAUTION AND REPORT ANY FURTHER SIGHTINGS TO BERMUDA RADIO/ZBR.

171610Z JUL 18

NTM 010

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

052010Z MAR 18

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 047

ELYS HARBOUR. A 40FT BOAT HAS SUNK ON ITS MOORINGS TO THE NORTH EAST OF CATHEDRAL ROCKS APPROXIMATELY 30M FROM THE SHORE. MARINERS TRANSITING THE AREA SHOULD PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

141800Z JULY 18

LNW 046

WESTERN SMALL BOAT CHANNEL. POMPANO BEACON. LIGHT V QK FL. G (80PM). THE BEACON IS MISSING FROM STATION. MARINERS ARE ADVISED TO NAVIGATE WITH EXTREME CAUTION.

141045Z JULY 18

LNW 043

MARINERS ARE REMINDED OF THE 5 KNOT NO WAKE ZONES AND SPEED RESTRICTIONS WITHIN 100M OF THE SHORE LINE, PARTICULARLY SPORTS FISHING VESSELS TRANSITING THE WESTERN SMALL BOAT CHANNEL BETWEEN POMPANO BEACON AND GRASSY BAY. MARINERS SHOULD KEEP VESSEL WAKE TO A MINIMUM, ENSURING THE SAFETY OF OTHER BOAT USERS AND SWIMMERS IN THESE AREAS.

051800Z JUL 18

LNW 032

GREAT SOUND. DUNDONALD CHANNEL. GREEN BUOY #104,LIGHT FLASHING GREEN EVERY 2.5 SECONDS, THE LIGHT IS EXTINGUISHED.

231500Z MAY 18

LNW 017

ST. GEORGE'S TOWN CUT CHANNEL. CHALK WHARF FIXED RED LIGHT, THE LIGHT IS EXTINGUISHED.

030320Z APR 18

LNW 079

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

061145Z OCT 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