North Carolina, Oregon Inlet Bridge Demolition

Written by Chuck Baier
August 13, 2019

33CFR165.T05-1065 Safety Zone; Oregon Inlet, Dare County, NC.

(a) Location. The following area is a safety zone: all navigable waters of Oregon Inlet, within 100 yards of active demolition work and demolition equipment, along the old Herbert C. Bonner Bridge, which follows a line beginning at approximate position 35°46’47- N, 75°32’41- W, then southeast to 35°46’37- N, 75°32’33- W, then southeast to 35°46’09-N, 75°31’59- W, then southeast to 35°46’03- N, 75°31’51- W, then southeast to 35°46’01- N, 75°31’40- W (NAD 1983) in Dare County, NC.

(b) Definitions. As used in this section- Designated representative means a Coast Guard Patrol Commander, including a Coast Guard commissioned, warrant, or petty officer designated by the Captain of the Port North Carolina (COTP) for the enforcement of the safety zone. Captain of the Port means the Commander, Sector North Carolina. Demolition crews means persons and vessels involved in support of demolition.

(c) Regulations. (1) The general regulations governing safety zones in §165.23 apply to the area described in paragraph (a) of this section.
(2) With the exception of demolition crews, entry into or remaining in this safety zone is prohibited.
(3) All vessels within this safety zone when this section becomes effective must depart the zone immediately.
(4) The Captain of the Port, North Carolina can be reached through the Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Command Duty Officer, Wilmington, North Carolina at telephone number 910-343-3882.
(5) The Coast Guard and designated security vessels enforcing the safety zone can be contacted on VHF-FM marine band radio channel 13 (165.65 MHz) and channel 16 (156.8 MHz).

(d) Enforcement. The U.S. Coast Guard may be assisted in the patrol and enforcement of the safety zone by Federal, State, and local agencies.

(e) Enforcement period. This regulation will be enforced from March 4, 2019, through March 30, 2020.

(f) Public notification. The Coast Guard will notify the public of the active enforcement times at least 48 hours in advance by transmitting Broadcast Notice to Mariners via VHF-FM marine channel 16.

View the area on or Chartviewer.

Chuck Baier

[email protected]