Palm Beach Harbor Pilots Association


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Palm Beach Harbor Pilots
200 E. 13th St. Suite B
Riviera Beach, FL 33404

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***Shoaling Restrictions***

April 2nd, 2019

Recent soundings from the PB Pilots show increased shoaling on the North Quarter of the Lake Worth Inlet Entrance Channel and a 30.5' ft bump on the centerline at low water. The offshore settling basins are full of sand and further shoaling can be expected.

Inbound vessels are restricted to 30' feet at high water and 27' ft at low water slack. Oil products are restricted to 29' feet at high water and 26' feet at low water. All drafts are for salt water. Vessels over 600' ft LOA, 90' ft beam and 30' ft draft are restricted to daylight entry. Vessels over 28' ft. draft shall avoid the flood tide. One-way traffic is required for all vessels over 300' feet. Vessels with beams over 90' feet may have further draft restrictions.

All agents with vessels over 550' ft LOA, 85' ft beam, and 25' ft draft should keep in close contact with the Pilots concerning further restrictions.

Please contact the Palm Beach Pilots' Association at 561-845-2628 if you have any further questions.

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