Notice to Navigators: Cape Fear

Anchorage Grounds; Cape Fear River Approach, North Carolina


Notice Number: 2022-06339

Date: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before April 25, 2022.


Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking.


The Coast Guard is proposing to amend the anchorage regulations for Lockwoods Folly Inlet, NC, and adjacent navigable waters, by establishing a new offshore anchorage, relocating the existing explosives anchorage and amending the anchorage regulations. The purpose of this supplemental proposed rule is to improve navigation and public safety by accommodating recent and anticipated future growth in cargo vessel traffic and vessel size that call on Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point and the Port of Wilmington, North Carolina. We invite your comments on this supplemental proposed rulemaking.


You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-2020-0216 using the Federal Decision Making Portal at See the “Public Participation and Request for Comments” portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments.


If you have questions about this proposed rulemaking, call or email Lieutenant Gregory Kennerley, Sector North Carolina, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (910) 772-2230, email; or Mr. Matthew Creelman, Waterways Management Branch, Fifth Coast Guard District, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone (757) 398-6225, email


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