Alert to Mariners for Rudee Inlet

Friday, December 03, 2021

An Alert to Mariners has been posted for Rudee Inlet due to serious shoaling conditions, based on a City of Virginia Beach survey, December 3, 2021

The survey indicates shoaling across the channel from the east end of the jetties extending approximately 300 feet eastward. Conditions reported are least depth at 4.9 feet MLLW (mean lower low water).  

Shoaling has been identified across the channel from the east-end of the jetties extending approximately 200 feet westward. Conditions reported are least depths at 5.1 feet MLLW. 

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. 

Most recent issuance of the USCG Local Notice to Mariners (LNM) can be found at the link provided below. Notices are updated weekly.

Week 48/21 LNM Publication:

https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/lnms/lnm05482021.pdf

Or

Fifth District LNMs for 2021:

https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmDistrict&region=5

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