Notice to Mariners Update on the Kent Narrows north channel, from the USCG: SAFETY / MD - CHESTER RIVER - KENT ISLAND NARROWS NORTH APPROACH (CHART 12272) / ATON / CCGD5 BNM 304-21 / Tue, 25 May 2021 15:07:52 -0500 1. DUE TO SHOALING, THE FOLLOWING AIDS TO NAVIGATION CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE. A. KENT ISLAND NARROWS NORTH APPROACH LIGHTED BUOY 2A (LLNR 26417) HAS BEEN ESTABLISH IN APPROXIMATE POSITION 38-59-08.095N, 076-14-42.002W, FL R 2.5s, 4NM. B. KENT ISLAND NARROWS NORTH APPROACH LIGHTED BUOY 6A (LLNR 26437) HAS BEEN ESTABLISH IN APPROXIMATE POSITION 38-58-46.938N, 076-14-29.309W, FL R 2.5s, 4NM. C. KENT ISLAND NARROWS NORTH APPROACH LIGHT 4 (LLNR 26425) HAS BEEN CHANGED TO KENT ISLAND NARROWS APPROACH WARNING LT A, FL W 4s, 4NM AND NW DAYBOARDS. Source: www.navcen.uscg.gov
This Saturday, May 29th, 8am-1pm: Boating Safety Campaign & Lifejacket Giveaway! We are combining our Lifejacket Giveaway event with Hannah’s Marine Awareness Boat Safety Campaign. There will be new & used lifejackets for free, boating safety gear, safety checklists & more. Our goal is to bring attention to weather, tides, safe boating practices & lifejackets. Please join us as we honor the life of Hannah Ash and work towards keeping all people safe on the water.
In honor of National Safe Boating Week, here are a few tips from your local TowBoatUS companies to help you have a safe boating season: -Wear a lifejacket -Check weather & tides -Operate at a safe speed -Maintain a lookout at all times -File a float plan -Avoid bow riding
Today (5/11/21) we spoke with the USCG regarding the submerged objects on the north channel of the Kent Narrows. On May 4th, the Army Corp of Engineers surveyed the channel and at that time they were unable to find any submerged objects. They did find a shoal (details below) and temporary aids to navigation will be placed later this week to navigate boaters around the shoal. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have further questions. (410) 745-3000 Broadcast Notice to Mariners: SAFETY / MD-CHESAPEAKE BAY-CHESTER RIVER-KENT ISLAND NARROWS NORTH APPROACH (CHART 12272)-SHOALING / ATON / SEC MD-NCR BNM 065-21 / Fri, 07 May 2021 19:56:46 -0500 1. HAZARD TO NAVIGATION – A USACE SURVEY CONDUCTED ON 05/04/2021 HAS IDENTIFIED SHOALING TO A DEPTH OF FOUR FEET IN THE KENT ISLAND NARROWS NORTH APPROACH WITHIN THE CHANNEL BOUNDARIES BETWEEN KENT ISLAND NARROWS NORTH APPROACH LIGHT 2KN (LLNR 26415) AND KENT ISLAND NARROWS NORTH APPROACH LIGHT 8 (LLNR 26435). Source: www.navcen.uscg.gov