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***

June 24th, 2018

Emergency Dredging by the hopper Dredge Atchafalaya has cleared the shoal from the Lake Worth Inlet Entrance Channel. Recent soundings show the channel to be at normal Project Depth.

All vessels are restricted to a 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.

Slip 1 has a maximum operating draft of 29' feet. Slip 2 and 3 have a maximum operating draft of 32' feet except for molasses tankers which can load and sail at 33' HWS from berth 16.

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

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