GUIDELINES FOR VESSELS BYPASSING IN THE ICW

 

Note: Beams indicated are assumed at the waterline.

 

1.     Vessels with a 106 ft beam may bypass vessels with a 131 ft beam or less alongside berths 24-29, conditions permitting.

a.     Tug requirements will be up to the pilot based on present conditions of tide, current, wind, draft, and any other safety factors.

b.     Bunker barges are not permitted alongside a vessel with a 106 ft beam or greater in berths 24-27 when being bypassed by a vessel with a 106 ft beam.

2.     Vessels with a 131 ft beam may bypass vessels in berths 24-29 under the following conditions:

a.     Vessels in berths 24-29 must not exceed a 106 ft beam.

b.     The pilot of the bypassing vessel will determine the number and size of tugs required for the maneuver.

c.      Unusual conditions of wind, current, or draft may necessitate additional requirements, or make the bypass unsafe to facilitate.

3.     Vessels with a 141 ft beam and length less than 1096 ft may bypass vessels in the ICW under the following conditions:

a.     The ICW shall be clear from berths 24-27.

b.     Vessels shall be allowed in berths 29 & 31 with an 80 ft beam under the following restrictions:

                                                             i.         A vessel in berth 31 shall be spotted with a minimum clearance to the bypassing vessel in berth 32 of 150 ft, both inbound and outbound.

c.      Up to 3 tugs will be considered normal for these vessels, however a fourth tug may be required at the discretion of the pilot based on present conditions of wind, tide, current, draft, other traffic, and any other safety factors.

4.     Vessels with a 141 ft beam and length of 1096 or greater shall not bypass any vessels in the ICW.

5.     Vessels with a 150 ft beam shall transit the ICW under the following conditions:

a.     The ICW shall be clear of all vessels.

b.     Up to 4 tugs will be considered normal for these vessels, at the discretion of the pilot, based on present conditions of wind, tide, current, draft, other traffic, and any other safety factors.

c.      Winds in excess of 25 knots may limit the movement of the vessel.

d.     The vessels draft shall not exceed 39 ft.

e.     The vessels draft shall determine the tidal conditions for the transit as follows:

DRAFT OF VESSEL

TIDE ABOVE MLLW

37 FT

0 FT

38 FT

+1 FT

39 FT

+2 FT

 

6.     Inbound cruise ships bypassing other cruise ships in the ICW shall not be done on a routine basis. Bypassing shall only be done for medical emergencies, or repair emergencies, conditions permitting. All bypassing shall be approved beforehand with enough lead time to allow the Captain of the ship and the Pilot Association to approve the bypass, or for other berthing arrangements or other order of entry to be arranged.

7.     Outbound cruise ship bypassing shall only be done with the agreement of the Captain of the ship and the attending Pilot. Tug requirements will be up to the pilot based on current conditions of wind, tide, current, draft, other traffic, or any other safety factors.

 

  GUIDELINES FOR TOWING VESSELS

 

1.     Loaded petroleum barges that do not exceed any of the following dimensions: LOA 300 ft, Beam 80 ft, Draft 15 ft; may be towed on a hawser through the Outer and Inner Bar Cuts subject to prevailing conditions provided that an assist tug boat, if required, can be made up to the barge prior to entering the channel. Exceptions to this provision may be made if there are extenuating circumstances involving the safety of personnel, property, or the environment. (Ref. Harbor Safety Agreement of March 30, 2010) NO WAIVERS for vessels that do not meet the size requirements of this guideline.

2.     Propane barges:

a.     Will not enter port if conditions are such that an assist tug cannot make up to the barge before entering the channel.

b.     A loaded barge may not enter port when High Capacity Passenger Vessels (HCPV) are moored between Terminals 2 through Terminal 23. A loaded barge must enter port prior to HCPVs entering or after HCPVs depart the port. The loaded barge must be escorted into port by a law enforcement vessel.

c.      When moored at berth 11, must not conduct cargo operations when there are HCPVs moored at Terminals 1 through Terminal 23.

d.     The barge can conduct operations at berth 13 while HCPVs are moored.

e.     While at berth 13, the tug shall be moored eastward of the barge during transfer operations. The tug must be manned and ready for operation.

f.      An empty barge may depart port while HCPVs are moored. If the barge is not entirely empty, the barge will be considered loaded and remain in port until HCPVs depart.

g.     Should threat conditions change, the Coast Guard may implement additional restrictions.

 

  GUIDELINES FOR BERTHS 16/17/18

 

1.     Container vessels are authorized to dock at Berth 16 while a cruise vessel is utilizing Berth 18 under the following guidelines:

a.     The passenger vessel should be docked before the container vessel.

b.     If the container vessel extends past the north end of Berth 16, cargo operations will be shut down while tankers are arriving or departing from Berth 13.

c.      Passenger vessels may sail from Berth 18 provided the ships gear on the vessel in Berth 16 is brought in.

d.     The securing of the gantry crane will be at the pilot’s discretion based on present conditions and positioning of vessels.

 

 

  GUIDELINES FOR BERTH 30

 

1.     All vessels will be spotted no further west than the thirteen (13) foot mark on the dock. If any vessel line shifts west of the thirteen (13) foot mark on the dock, the draft should not exceed 37 ft at any tide up to 39 ft with sufficient tide. This is not recommended due to the proximity of shoaling near the temporary bulkhead. Any vessel that does shift west of the thirteen (13) foot mark shall be shifted back to the thirteen (13) foot mark prior to sailing.

2.     Vessels of 888 ft or greater in length OR vessels with a 141 ft beam OR vessels that extend beyond the east end of the berth are permitted at berth 30 with the following restrictions:

a.     All draft restrictions in item #1 above will apply.

b.     Vessels should be spotted to minimize overhang into the ICW. Any vessel that extends past the east corner of the berth will need to provide a mooring plan to the Port Everglades Pilots in advance of the vessel’s arrival. The mooring plan must demonstrate that the vessel can be safely moored at the berth in all anticipated weather conditions for the duration of its time in port.  A detailed mooring diagram can be emailed to capt_todd@icloud.com and dtulrich@gmail.com or submitted to the Harbormasters Office.

c.      No bunker barge alongside a vessel in berth 31 while the vessel is docking or undocking.

d.     A vessel shall be spotted in berth 31 with a minimum clearance of 150 ft from the north end.

e.     Three tugs will be considered normal for these vessels, at the discretion of the pilot, based on present conditions of wind, tide, current, draft, other traffic, or any other safety factors.

f.      Breast lines may need to be led across the dock which could impact the spotting of vessels in berth 31.

g.     These vessels shall berth starboard side to. Prior approval is required to dock port side to.

 

GUIDELINES FOR BERTHS 33A, 33B & 33C

 

1.     The maximum combined beams for vessels occupying berths 33a and b is not to exceed 178 ft. Unusual conditions of wind, tide, current, or draft may necessitate additional requirements for combined beams exceeding 145 ft such as the need for specific tug requirements.

2.     When docking or undocking any vessel at berth 33a, there must be clear line of sight down the berth with adequate clearance from any vessel docked in berth 32. A very large or extra wide beam vessel at berth 32 may require additional clearance on a case by case basis. The following graph provides a guide for spotting vessels at berth 32 to ensure line-of-sight is available at berth 33a.

 

 

 

 NOTE: This graph does not account for reduced beam at the bow or stern of any vessel due to flare of the hull. When docking a vessel at berth 32, visual confirmation of ‘line of sight’ for berth 33a should be verified in order to maximize the use of available berth space.

  GUIDELINES FOR BERTHS 4 & 5 (SLIP 2)

 

1.     The combined beams of vessels using Berths 4 and 5 should not exceed 190 ft.

2.     When a vessel of 100 ft beam or more is to be brought into Berth 4 or 5, any vessel docked on the opposite side of the slip should not be within 300 ft of the eastern end of the slip.

3.     Yacht carriers and other dry dock vessels should not be in the submerged condition while another vessel is maneuvering in the slip. If this is unavoidable, the dry dock vessel must be given adequate notice. Their assurance of readiness must be given before the maneuver will take place.

4.     Particular tugboats may be mandated, regardless of preferred tug provider, depending on vessel configurations and unusual conditions of wind, tide, current, or draft.

5.     The Carnival Magic (or vessels of her class) require the following conditions when docking/undocking at berth 4:

a.     No vessels at berth 6 (unless approved in advance by a Co-Managing Pilot).

b.     Any vessel docked at Terminal 2 must be 100 ft north of the corner of berths 3 & 4 or vessels docked within 100 ft of the corner must arrive after the Carnival Magic. The Carnival Magic is authorized to sail from berth 4 with a vessel docked less than 100 ft from the corner of berths 3 & 4.

c.      There shall be 30 min spacing behind the Carnival Magic when inbound to berth 4.

 

 

 

 

  GUIDELINES FOR BERTHS 14 & 15 (SLIP 3)

 

1.     Vessels in berth 14 will NOT bypass vessels in berth 15.

 

  GUIDELINES FOR LARGE TANK VESSELS

 

1.     Large Tank Vessels utilizing Slips 1, 2, & 3 will be limited as follows:

a.     Tank vessels are limited to a maximum beam of 150 ft (45.7m).

b.     Pilots require an advance notice of arrival for any tank vessel with a beam greater than 106 ft (32.2m).

c.      Tank vessels greater than 106 ft (32.2m) beam may require an open slip.

d.     Tank vessels greater than 106 ft (32.2m) beam may not be able to maneuver within one hour of any maximum currents.

e.     The number of tugs will be at the pilot’s discretion.

f.      Draft limitations will remain the same as the restrictions set forth in these guidelines.

g.     Vessels should be spotted no closer than 25 feet from the west wall and must be securely moored inside the slip.

 

  GUIDELINES FOR PORT LAUDANIA

 

1.     Vessels with a configuration and size of the Gulfstream Express 235 ft x 48 ft (fwd house w/aft control station & bow thruster):

a.     One tug for arrival and departure.

b.     Use of a second tug may be required during adverse weather or currents.

c.      If backing down the canal, a second tug should be used when visibility astern is impaired due to 3 high containers.

d.     Should not transit the Dania Canal within 1 hour of max current.

2.     Vessels with a configuration and size of the Transport Express 210 ft x 46 ft (Aft house w/ bridge control only):

a.     Two tugs for arrival and departure.

b.     Shall dock head out in the canal.

c.      Sailing anytime day or night.

3.     Vessels with a configuration and size of the Florida Express 220 ft x 40 ft (fwd house w/bow and stern thrusters):

a.     One tug may be required during adverse weather or currents, or when there is yacht congestion in the vicinity of the berth.

b.     Shall dock head out in the canal.

c.      Sailing anytime day or night.

4.     Port Dania - East Basin

a.     All vessels must have adequate wheelhouse visibility.

b.     The channel in the area south of the Port Laudania east-west dock and the fuel dock must be sufficiently clear.

c.      Vessels with a maximum draft of 10’-00” may transit **at any tide. Vessels with a draft greater than 10'-00" should transit with *sufficient tide.

d.     Vessels with a draft greater than 8’-00” should remain 25 feet off the east wall in the basin due to a shallow ledge.

5.     For vessels utilizing the east-west dock at Port Laudania and not entering the turning basin:

a.     A vessel with a draft up to 12'-00" may transit **at any tide.

b.     A vessel with a draft greater than 12'-00" up to a maximum of 14’-00” should transit with *sufficient tide.

6.     Port Dania - West Basin

a.     A vessel with a draft up to 12'-00" may transit **at any tide.

b.     Vessels with a draft of 12'-00" to a maximum of 14'-00" should transit with *sufficient tide.

c.      Vessels with an LOA of 180' or more should transit during daylight and within one hour of slack water.

d.     The channel south of the main ramp must be clear for vessel transits.  Vessels at the ramp protruding into the channel must either vacate the berth or be shifted caddy-corner across the ramp.

 

* "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 vessel.

** "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.

 

NOTE 1: Currents for Port Laudania are calculated by adding 1 hour to the current prediction at the “Port Everglades, 17th St bridge” reference point.

NOTE 2: Tides for Port Laudania are calculated by adding 1 hour to the tidal prediction at the “Port Everglades, Turning Basin” reference point.

 

  GUIDELINES FOR BUNKER BARGE LAY BERTHS

 

1.     Whenever possible, bunker barges should not be placed in lay berths which may incur a higher risk of an incident occurring. Such locations would include close proximity to knuckles or corners including the ICW knuckle, the knuckle at Berth 32/33, the east ends of any slips, especially Berth 15 and Berth 5, the east end of Berth 30, the north end of Berth 2 near the bow of a vessel in Berth 1, or in Berths 33A/B when a vessel is docking in the opposite berth. Bunker barges should not be in Slip 2 when a passenger vessel is docking or undocking at Berth 4.

2.     Preferred areas for laying in of bunker barges would be: Berth 28F, the west end of Berth 30, Berth 2 (well south of a vessel in Berth 1), and Berth 16 (when not in conflict with vessels docking in Berth 18). You may also consider laying in bunker barges alongside the camels at the Northwest corner of the turning notch.

3.     When vessels are being bunkered via barge, the effective beam of the ship is substantially increased. Since many of these vessels are already at or near the maximum beam that we can safely bypass, the bunkering operation may restrict vessel movements. Please keep this in mind.

4.     Bunker barges, as single skinned petroleum vessels, pose an especially high risk to the environment surrounding Port Everglades. It is our objective to operate in the safest manner possible, while promoting the efficient movement of vessels in the Port while protecting life, property, and the environment of Port Everglades.

 

 

  OTHER GUIDELINES

 

1.     When there is less than 140 ft of berthing space over and above the LOA of a vessel to be berthed between two vessels or a vessel and a bulkhead, additional tugs, particular tugs, slack water, and/or other constraints may be required on a case by case basis. In any event, the pilots should be notified of the situation in advance so that adequate preparations can be made.

2.     It is recommended that vessels leave 35 ft of clearance from the corner of all berths.

3.     No cargo vessels shall be scheduled to arrive within 30 minutes after a passenger vessel arrives.

4.     Cargo vessels sailing from Southport shall not get underway until a passenger vessel docking in the ICW is confirmed to be all fast.

5.     Inbound Cruise Ship spacing: 30 minutes between vessel’s going to Berth’s 19 & 18; 19 & 21;      2 & 4, and 30 minutes spacing after a vessel going port side to Berth 4.

 

  DRAFT LIMITATIONS WITHIN PORT EVERGLADES

 

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

38 FT AT ANY TIDE UP TO 40 FT WITH SUFFICIENT TIDE

BERTH 6

33 FT AT ALL TIDES

BERTHS 7-10

37 FT AT ANY TIDE UP TO 38 FT WITH SUFFICIENT TIDE

BERTH 11

32 FEET AT ALL TIDES

BERTHS 12-13 (SEE Note 4)

36’06” AT ANY TIDE UP TO 37’06” WITH SUFFICIENT TIDE

BERTHS 14-15 (SEE Note 4)

36’06” AT ANY TIDE UP TO 37’06” WITH SUFFICIENT TIDE

BERTHS 16-18

36 FT AT ALL TIDES

BERTHS 19-20

35’06” AT ALL TIDES (Except within 250 ft of Berth 21 then 32 ft at all tides.)

BERTHS 21-22

36 FT AT ALL TIDES

BERTHS 24

38’04” AT ALL TIDES

BERTH 25

40 FT AT ALL TIDES

BERTHS 26-27

39 FT AT ALL TIDES

BERTHS 28A-E

25 FT AT ALL TIDES

BERTH 28F

20 FT AT ANY TIDE UP TO 21 FT WITH SUFFICIENT TIDE

BERTH 29

40 FT AT ALL TIDES

BERTH 30 (SEE Note A)

40 FT AT ANY TIDE UP TO 42 FT WITH SUFFICIENT TIDE

BERTHS 31-32

40 FT AT ANY TIDE UP TO 42 FT WITH SUFFICIENT TIDE

BERTHS 33A-C

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

SOUTHPORT TURNING NOTCH

42 FT AT ALL TIDES

SOUTHPORT ACCESS CHANNEL

39 FT AT ANY TIDE UP TO 42 FT WITH SUFFICIENT TIDE (NOTE B)

DANIA-EAST BASIN

10’00” AT ANY TIDE UP TO 12 FT WITH SUFFICIENT TIDE

DANIA-WEST BASIN

12’00” AT ANY TIDE UP TO 14 FT WITH SUFFICIENT TIDE

 

NOTE A: BERTH 30 All vessels will be spotted no further west than the thirteen (13) foot mark on the dock. Vessels line shifting west of the thirteen (13) foot mark on the dock are restricted to a 37 ft draft at any tide up to 39 ft with sufficient tide and should shift back to the thirteen (13) foot mark prior to sailing.

NOTE B: SOUTHPORT ACCESS CHANNEL – This limitation applies to the channel area south of Berth #29 in the ICW due to significant shoaling on both sides of the channel.

 

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 "at all tides" limitation, during the entire transit of the ship.

4.     The 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.