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 8, 2016

Fortunately we did not have shoaling significant enough to limit our parameters after Hurricane Matthew. Inbound vessels are restricted to the maximum operating draft of 33 feet at high water slack and 30 feet at low water. 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 Congressional approved channel widening project will decrease the level of shoaling activity each year, reduce the number of vessels affected, and improve the safety for all ships, yachts, and recreational vessels.

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