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***

December 27, 2017

Recent maintenance dredging with accompanying updated Army Corps soundings show that the previous draft restrictions can now be lifted. The channel can resume full project depth operations, effective immediately. Vessels are restricted to the maximum operating draft of 33' feet at high water slack and 30' feet at low water slack. Vessels arriving within 3 feet of the maximum allowable draft for the Port of Palm Beach will be restricted to transiting at High Water Slack. All drafts are for salt water.

Vessels carrying petroleum products are reduced to 32' feet at high water slack and 29' feet at low water slack.

Be advised that the Army Corp's enhancement project would increase the safety factor for commercial and recreational vessels and decrease frequency shoaling restrictions. Please contact us if you have any further questions.

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