Notice to Mariners Posted for Rudee Inlet Shoaling

Thursday, March 03, 2016

A Notice to Mariners has been posted for Rudee Inlet due to serious shoaling conditions.


Based on a City of Virginia Beach survey of Rudee Inlet on March 2, 2016, there is shoaling across the channel from the approximate east ends of the jetties, extending out eastward approximately 240 feet.  Least depths range from 6.6 feet to 5.6 feet MLLW (mean lower low water).


Mariners are urged to exhibit extreme caution when approaching the inlet.  Use idle speed when approaching the inlet and seek local assistance if unfamiliar with the inlet and its condition.


For more information, please contact Jason Wilson at (757) 385-4835 or