Coast Guard seeks public comment on proposal to discontinue buoy in Beaufort

Published 3:15 pm Thursday, January 12, 2023

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is seeking public comment and input from mariners regarding a proposal to discontinue the Beaufort Inlet Channel Lighted Whistle Buoy that recently sank in Beaufort, North Carolina.

Interested mariners and stakeholders are strongly encouraged to comment on the potential impacts this proposal would have on navigational safety.

Feedback may be submitted electronically at using the U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District Waterway Data Sheet, available online at:

Feedback may also be submitted via regular mail to:

U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District
Waterways Management (dpw)
431 Crawford Street, Room 100
Portsmouth, VA 23704

Comments must be received prior to March 14, 2023, to be considered in the analysis.