908 Harbor Rd.
Wanchese, NC 27981
Aids to Navigation Team (ANT) Wanchese is located in the Wanchese Seafood Industrial Park and has three small boats assigned to complete its mission: a 55-foot Aids to Navigation Boat (ANB), a 26-foot Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat (TANB), and an 18-foot skiff. The ANT is primarily responsible for servicing and responding to discrepancies for 600 Aids to Navigation (AtoN) spanning from the North Carolina/Virginia border within the N. Landing River to the interior of the Pamlico Sound near the entrance to Core Sound. The Area of Responsibility (AOR) also encompasses the Albemarle Sound, including the Perquimans, Pasquotank, Roanoke, Scuppernong, Chowan, and Alligator Rivers. Additionally, the ANT works in three dynamic and challenging waterways: Oregon Inlet, Hatteras Inlet, and Ocracoke Inlet (to include Teaches Hole). These specific areas are prone to frequently shifting bottoms, as a history of shoaling has been problematic within the region. These dynamic factors frequently require floating AtoN to be relocated to safely mark the channels for best available water.
ANT Wanchese has a long history of servicing AtoN within the Outer Banks. In 1979, the original ANT was established and named ANT Oregon Inlet. It was later relocated in 1988 to Hatteras, NC and co-located with Station Hatteras. In 2006, the ANT was renamed ANT Wanchese and moved to its current location on Roanoke Island, positioning the unit to be more centralized within its AOR.
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