Please find flwg notice with regards to Pinole Shoals draft being revised:
Subject: San Francisco / Pinole Shoal Controlling Depth revised to 35.1 FT
Please find below new draft of 35.1 FT for Pinole Shoal just recd fm head of SF Pilots. To consider transit draft pass Pinole, minus 3 FT UKC as required by SF Pilots and then add high tides for each day.
Moran will revert with new Pinole Tide Tables shortly.
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
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Subject: NEW CONTROLLING DEPTH FOR PINOLE SHOALS CHANNEL
Good afternoon everyone,
Please be advised that based on Army Corp Soundings from July 23 – 26, 2018; the CONTROLLING DEPTH for PINOLE SHOALS CHANNEL is being reduce to 35.1 feet at MLLW. From this time forward all transits will
be calculated using this Depth.
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.