Important Notice to Boaters - Dredging of Entrance Channel April 23-30, 2018

The dredge crew will be moving to the northern reaches of the entrance channel to address shoaling on the west side of the harbor, near the former location of Aldo’s Restaurant. The crew will be changing the configuration of pipe and other dredge equipment in the entrance channel to facilitate this operation. Mariners should expect delays, exercise caution and be vigilant of pipeline and equipment hazards that may be present during mobilization and dredge operations. Harbor Patrol will be present in the channel, as needed, to facilitate safe passage.

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Special Public Meeting - Vessel Insurance Policy

The Port District hosted a special public Policy-Operations Committee meeting in August 2017, and again in March 2018, to review and discuss adoption of a new vessel insurance policy. A third special public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 3:00 PM, at the Santa Cruz Harbor Public Meeting Room, to review the proposed policy and discuss an implementation timeline and enforcement strategies. The committee's recommendations will be brought to the full Port Commission for consideration and deliberation at a future meeting. We hope to see you there!

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Operation Safe Salmon 2018

Attention commercial fishermen! The U.S. Coast Guard will be conducting Commercial Fishing Vessel safety spot-checks and dockside exams April 24, through April 26, 2018, at Santa Cruz Harbor. Commercial fishermen are highly encouraged to participate in these safety checks prior to the opening of commercial salmon season!

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