To: Vessel Operators, Ships Agents, Port Users, & Port Officials
Subject: Draft Restrictions for Lake Worth Inlet
Recent soundings show the Inlet clear of shoaling. 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.
Palm Beach Harbor Pilots' Association