Main Ship Channel (Florida Keys)

Main Ship Channel (Florida Keys)

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Main Ship Channel (Florida Keys)
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Main Ship Channel is the only deep-draft approach to Key West. Federal project depth is 34 feet from the Straits of Florida to a turning basin off the Naval Air Station Truman Annex Mole and inside the annex basin, thence 30 feet to an upper turning basin off Key West Bight, and then 12 feet to and including a turning basin in the bight. (See Notice to Mariners and latest editions of the charts for controlling depths.) The channel from the entrance to the upper turning basin is marked by lighted ranges and other aids to navigation.
Spoil areas are W of the channel.
2012/04/16
Update
JB
Main Ship Channel est la seule approche à grand tirant d'eau à Key West. La profondeur est de 10,2 m au Détroit de Floride jusqu'au bassin d'évitage au large de la Naval Air Station Truman Mole et à l'intérieur du bassin annexe, environ 9 m jusqu'au bassin supérieur qui permet d'atteindre Key West Bight, puis 3,6 m y compris dans le bassin d'évitage de la baie.
Le canal de l'entrée du bassin supérieur d'évitage est marqué par une fourchette éclairée et d'autres aides à la navigation. les déblais sont à l'W de la chaîne.
2012/04/16
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JB
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20°
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