VA Beach Public Works Issues Notice to Mariners

Thursday, December 21, 2017

A notice to mariners has been posted for the Rudee Inlet due to a serious shoaling condition.

The City of Virginia Beach’s survey of the Rudee Inlet, dated December 18, 2017, indicates shoaling across the channel in the following location:

1) STA: 34+00 to STA: 39+00 with least depths ranging from -9.0 feet to -5.5 MLLW.

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Norfolk District, will have The Currituck begin maintenance dredging on 24-hour shifts beginning January 4, 2018, through January 10, 2018.

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