Also FYI, you will probably already be through there by then, but I just posted these two alerts today in case you are delayed.......
NC – Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway – Myrtle Grove Sound – Banks Channel
1. Mariners are advised that the Coast Guard will establish a temporary safety
zone for the Beach to Battleship Ironman Triathlon on Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 7 A.M. To 11 A.M. Approximately 1500 swimmers will compete along a course starting at Masonboro Inlet Runner across Banks Channel and Motts Channel to the Sea Path Marina. Vessel may not enter the restricted areas. Coast Guard Patrol assets will be on scene to regulate traffic in this area during the event times.
2. To accommodate the Beach to Battleship Ironman Triathlon scheduled for Saturday, November 13, 2010. Mariners are advised that the S.R. 74 Bridge across the AIWW, mile 283.1, in Wrightsville Beach, NC will remain in the closed position from 7 A.M. To 11 A.M. Mariners able to pass under the closed span (20 feet Mean High Water) may do so, others should adjust their transits accordingly. For any comments or questions, contact the Marine
Event Coordinator at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina
, (252) 247-4528, or at NCMarineEvents@uscg.mil
NC – AICW – WRIGHTSVILLE BCH – MOTTS CHANNEL
Mariners are advised that the North Carolina
Holiday Flotilla and fireworks display will take place on Motts Channel, at Wrightsville Beach, NC from 6:00 p.m. To 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2010. The flotilla will include approximately 40 vessels ranging from 10-58 feet in length. The flotilla will begin at the AICW proceed to Motts Channel and Banks Channel to Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach and return to AICW. The fireworks display will follow the flotilla. A safety
zone will be in effect on all waters of Motts Channel within a 300 yard radius of approximate position 34°12'19" N, 077°48'16" W, approximately 600 yards south of Sea Path Marina, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina during the fireworks display. This safety zone will be enforced from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and is necessary to control vessel traffic for safety of life and property on navigable waters during the event. Vessel traffic will be restricted on this portion of Motts Channel. The fireworks will be launched from shore with signs labeled “DANGER FIREWORKS STAY AWAY”. Vessels may not enter, remain in, or transit through the safety zone during the enforcement period unless authorized by the Coast Guard Captain
of the Port or designated Coast Guard patrol personnel on scene. All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Captain
of the Port or the designated on scene patrol personnel, and upon being hailed by siren, radio
, flashing light or other means, the operator of the vessel shall proceed as directed. For comments or questions, contact the marine
event coordinator at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina, (252) 247-4525, or at NCMarineEvents@uscg.mil