ATLANTIC INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY SAFETY ZONE HORRY COUNTY, SC
The Captain of the Port Charleston (COTP) has established a temporary safety zone on all waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and Waccamaw River from the U.S. Highway 501 Bridge at statute mile 365 south to the Wacca Wache Marina at statute mile 384. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless vessels proceed at speeds that do not create a wake. State and Federal authorities have determined that wakes from vessels transiting the area create increased hazards associated with high waters present in the area.
This rule is effective from November 25, 2020, through December 4, 2020, or until waters recede and conditions allow for safe navigation, whichever occurs first. The duration of the safety zone is intended to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment while this area experiences high water conditions.
For questions or concerns regarding this MSIB, please contact Sector Charleston Waterways Management Division at (843) 323-7761 or the Sector's 24-hour Command Center at (843) 740-7050.
This MSIB can be viewed at https://homeport.uscg.mil/port-directory/charleston.