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Subject:San Francisco / Pinole Shoal Controlling Depth - Updated to 35.6 FT
Date:Thursday, February 23, 2017

Good day to all,

Pls take note of below updated draft for Pinole Shoal. Will revert with updated tide tables shortly.

Best Regards,


John Darring - Operations Manager


Moran Pacific Shipping Agencies, Inc.

1320 Arnold Drive, Suite 256

Martinez, CA  94553

Tel: 925-370-7246 (24 hours) Fax: 925-370-7260  Mbl: 925-457-4061 

From: Operations Office []
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:30 AM
To: AllAgents <>
Subject: Pinole Shoal Controlling Depth

Good morning,

After reviewing the latest ACOE soundings, we have increased the controlling depth in Pinole Shoal channel to 35.6’.  If you have any questions please call the Operations desk.

Best Regards,

Dan Bridgman

Operations Pilot

San Francisco Bar Pilots

(415) 393-0453 direct

(415) 393-0457/8 24 hr dispatch

Owners, operators or vessel masters requiring underkeel clearances (UKCs) or other operating parameters more stringent than those provided in the Operations Guidelines should inform the Operations Pilot at the earliest opportunity.  The San Francisco Bar Pilots will utilize any requested minimum UKC that is greater than the minimums stated in the Guidelines.  The Operations Guidelines, including those referring UKCs, are for planning purposes only, and are not a warranty of safe passage.  Conditions beyond the control of the Operations Pilot may result in limitations more stringent than those assumed in the Operations Guidelines, or may allow the pilot who is assigned to move a vessel to deviate from the Guideline minimums.  Vessel owners, operators and masters are reminded that the Guideline for final approaches to or at berths is any UKC that allows a vessel to remain constantly afloat. 

Notice posted on Thursday, February 23, 2017

For quality assurance purposes please note well that while the above information is regularly vetted for accuracy it is not intended to replace the local knowledge or expertise pertaining to port conditions of our marine operations personnel. Port précis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.