Channel Restrictions and Dredge Notifications

Palm Beach Harbor Pilots’ Association


200 E. 13th Street, Suite B

Riviera Beach, Florida  33404-6930

Office: (561) 845-2628


March 16th, 2023

To:  Vessel Operators, Ships Agents, Port Users, & Port Officials

Subject:  Lake Worth Inlet at full project depth

The Dredge Alaska has completed dredging and recent surveys show Lake Worth Inlet at full project depth.  Vessels are restricted to the maximum operating draft of 33’ feet at high water 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.   Certain berths and large beam vessels may have additional draft restrictions. 

Please contact us if you have any further questions.    


Palm Beach Harbor Pilots' Association