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A temporary "No Wake" Zone has been put in place for parts of the Intracoastal Waterway in Horry County.

June 5, 2020

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) has been notified that the U.S. Coast Guard in Charleston has established a temporary "safety zone" on all waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW) from mile marker 375 near Enterprise Landing to mile marker 366 near Fantasy Island Bridge. 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 transitting the area create increased hazards associated with high waters present in the area. The SCDNR Law Enforcement Division has placed “No Wake” buoys in the area covered by the safe zone and will be running daily patrols to enforce the temporary no wake order.

Per the USCG, this rule is effective from June 4, 2020, through June 30, 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.

USCG Marine Safety Information bulletins (PDF) (MSIBs) for this region can be viewed at