East Coast Alerts
By Mel Neale
From the 5th District Bridge Branch:
NORTH CAROLINA - ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY - DISMAL SWAMP CANAL
1. MARINERS ARE ADVISED THAT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, THE GREAT DISMAL SWAMP CANAL BRIDGE, AT MILE 28.0, ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY IN SOUTH MILLS NC WILL BE CLOSED TO VESSELS DUE TO THE FIRE AT THE GREAT DISMAL SWAMP WILDFIRE REFUGE. MARINERS SHOULD ADJUST THEIR TRANSITS ACCORDINGLY.
Note: The Virigina Cut Route (using the Great Bridge Lock) of the Atlantic ICW between Norfolk and the Albermarle Sound in North Carolina is open.
This is an extra update due to the significance of this event. Last weeks East Coast Alerts is still current until the next update on Thursday, August 18. To see the complete current alert, please see last weeks ECA: http://boatus.com/cruising/tomneale/FullAlert.asp?bid=3238
This information is not to be used for navigation. Consult the latest charts and Local Notices to Mariners and use prudent seamanship. Conditions may change. Any person or entity that uses this information in any way, as a condition of that use, agrees to waive and does waive and also hold authors harmless from any and all claims which may arise from or be related to this use.