Navigation Warnings


Updated 8th August, 2022 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. 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 053

BAILEYS BAY, NORTH SHORE. THE AQUARIUM VESSEL R/V ENDURANCE IS CONDUCTING A TURTLE TAGGING PROJECT TODAY IN THE VICINITY OF BAILEYS BAY. ENDURANCE IS USING A 1000FT NET, A SUPPORT VESSEL AND 13 SWIMMERS WILL BE ASSISTING. MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TO PROCEED WITH CAUTION AND KEEP WELL CLEAR OF TURTLE TAGGING OPERATIONS.

081300Z AUG 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’’, THE PERIMETER OF WHICH RUNS FROM FORT ST. CATHERINE'S POINT TO CHANNEL MARKER #12 TO BUOY #16, THEN SW TO THE YELLOW FISHERIES BUOY AND THEN SE TO FORT GEORGE. MARINERS IN THE AREA ARE ADVISED TO KEEP A SHARP LOOKOUT FOR THE BUOY AND PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

131355Z MAY 22

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