January 18, 2022

Shoaling Alert to Mariners for Rudee Inlet

An Alert to Mariners has been posted for Rudee Inlet due to serious shoaling conditions, based on a City of Virginia Beach survey, dated January 14,2022. The survey indicates shoaling in the channel from the east ends of the jetties extending out eastward approximately 350 feet. Conditions reported are least depth of 6.2 feet MLLW (mean lower low water).

Shoaling has been identified in the inner channel from the approximate east ends of the jetties extending 150 feet westward with least depths reported at 5.6 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 2/22 LNM Publication:



Fifth District LNMs for 2021:


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