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Port Everglades small chartA federal project provides for a 500 foot wide entrance channel 45 feet deep converging at the jetties to a 450 foot wide channel 42 feet deep leading to a turning basin 42 feet deep with north and south extensions 31 feet deep. From the turning basin southward, the Intracoastal Waterway leading to the Southport terminal has been dredged to a project width of 500 feet and a project depth of 42 feet. The Port Everglades Department has dredged the south extension of the turning basin to a depth of 38 feet. Note: Certain parts of the channel and other navigable waters are somewhat deeper than project depth.

Mariners are advised to consult the U.S. Coast Pilot and the pilots before entering the harbor. Consult your current chart or the Local Notice to Mariners from the USCG Seventh District for current Controlling Depths in the channel.

Offshore and north of the entrance channel is the commercial anchorage. Vessels using this anchorage are required to provide the U.S. Coast Guard with a 24 hour advance notice of arrival. Upon arriving at the anchorage, vessels are to notify their position and time of anchoring to the Port Everglades Harbormaster on VHF channel 14.

 

Draft Limitations at the Various Berths

Draft limitations within Port Everglades are provided here for informational purposes only. Official draft limitations are promulgated by the Harbormaster's Office. Any questions regarding draft limitations should be directed to that office.

Berth 1A:  11 ft at all tides
Berth 1B: 17 ft at all tides
Berths 1-3: 29 ft at all tides
Berths 4-5: 40 ft at any tide up to 42 ft with sufficient tide
Berth 6: 33 ft at all tides
Berths 7-10: 37 ft at all tides up to 38 ft with sufficient tide
Berth 11:  32 ft at all tides
Berth 12 36'-06" at all tides up to 37'-06" with sufficient tide
Berths 13: 36'-06" at all tides up to 37'-06" with sufficient tide
Berth 14: 36'-06" at all tides up to 37'-06" with sufficient tide
Berths 15: 36'-06" at all tides up to 37'-06" with sufficient tide
Berths 16-18: 36 ft at all tides
Berths 19-20: 35'-08" at all tides except 31'-03" within 300 ft of berth 21
Berths 21-22: 36 ft at all tides
Berth 24 38 ft 04 in. at all tides
Berth 25: 40 ft at all tides
Berths 26-27: 39 ft at all tides
Berth 28A-E: 25 ft at all tides
Berth 28F: 20 ft at all tides up to 21 ft with sufficient tide
Berth 29: 40 ft at all tides
Berth 29A:  6 ft at all tides
Berth 30:   (exception noted below) 40 ft at all tides up to 41 ft with sufficient tide
Berths 31-32: 40 ft at all tides up to 42 ft with sufficient tide
Berth 33: 40 ft at all tides
Main Turning Basin:   42 ft at all tides
North Extension: 30 ft at all tides
South Extension:   37 ft at all tides
South Port Turning Notch: 42 ft at all tides
Channel off Berths 24-29: 42 ft at all tides
Dania-East Basin:  10 ft 06 in. at all tides up to 12 ft with sufficient tide
Dania-West Basin: 9 ft 06 in. at all tides up to 11 ft with sufficient tide

 

Exceptions: (1) Berth 30 - Ships going to the zero (0) mark on the dock are restricted to 37 feet draft at any tide up to 39 feet with sufficient tide. Ships with a draft above these restrictions shall be spotted no further west than the fifteen (15) foot mark on the dock.

 

Notes: (1) At certain berths, additional drafts may be handled with the approval of the Harbormaster and Pilots.

(2) "At all tides" means any tide which is not an occasional negative tide, with respect to Mean Lower Low Water. A negative tide reduces the "all tides" draft limitation accordingly.

(3) "Sufficient tide" means that the available tide must be greater than the amount of which the ship's draft exceeds the "all tides" limitation, during the entire transit of the ship.

(4) The Maximum Draft Limits in Slip 3 (Berths 12-15) are valid to 50 feet east of the bulkhead. There are soundings indicating less than 31 feet within 50 feet of the bulkhead at Berth 14 and less than 36 feet in Berth 13.