Palm Beach Harbor Pilots Association


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

Voice: 1-561-845-2628

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General Information Pilotage is compulsory for foreign-flag vessels and U.S. vessels under register in the foreign trade if drawing seven feet or more of water. Pilotage is optional for U.S. coastwise vessels that have on board a pilot licensed by the Federal Government. Palm Beach Pilots board vessels from a 31' black-hulled, white-housed Pilot boat with the word "PILOT" on the house, in the vicinity of sea buoy "LW". Vessels should maintain a speed of 3-4 knots, with a ladder rigged on the lee side, 1 meter from the water. Pilots monitor VHF channel 14.

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CONGRATULATIONS! Captain William Roden has retired after 35 years of service with the Palm Beach Harbor Pilots Association!
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