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Coast Guard completes reestablishment of navigational aids in Bogue Inlet

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The Coast Guard announced Friday it has completed the reestablishment of 12 navigational aids in Bogue Inlet.

The aids will be placed in the area of Bogue Inlet closest to Emerald Isle and Swansboro. Coast Guard crews from Aids to Navigation Team Fort Macon replaced the navigational aids after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed dredging and depth surveys. The aids now mark safe water. The previous aids were removed May 16. The new aids are marked the following locations: -- Bogue Inlet Buoy 6A (LLNR 29525) -- Bogue Inlet Buoy 7 (LLNR 29530) -- Bogue Inlet Buoy 8 (LLNR 29535) -- Bogue Inlet Buoy 10 (LLNR 29540) -- Bogue Inlet Buoy 11 (LLNR 29550) -- Bogue Inlet Buoy 12 (LLNR 29555) -- Bogue Inlet Buoy 13 (LLNR 29557) -- Bogue Inlet Buoy 14 (LLNR 29559) -- Bogue Inlet Buoy 15 (LLNR 29560) -- Bogue Inlet Buoy Lighted Buoy 16 (LLNR 29563) -- Bogue Inlet Buoy 17 (LLNR 29565) -- Swansboro Coast Guard Channel Junction Buoy CG (LLNR 29605) "The Coast Guard is committed to the safety of the boating public," said Lt. Eunice A. James, chief of waterways management at Sector North Carolina. "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Coast Guard, and state and local agencies worked together to reestablish a safe channel for our local mariners." The Coast Guard said boaters can also consult the Local Notice to Mariners, 5th Coast Guard District for the latest positions and status of aids to navigation by clicking here. To report any aids to navigation discrepancies, shoaling or hazards to navigation, contact the Sector North Carolina Command Center at (910) 343-3882.

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