Humboldt Harbor Safety Committee


The Harbor Safety Committee of the Humboldt Bay Area is responsible for planning for the safe navigation and operation of tank ships, tank barges, and all other vessels within our jurisdiction.

The Committee makes recommentations to the Administrator of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Office of Spill Prevention and Response and is established pursuant to Section 8670.23 of the Government Code and Title 14, California Code or Regulations Sections 800-802.

Humboldt Bay Bar Webcam

News and Announcements

October Soundings for Humboldt Bay

The US Army Corps of Engineers have updated the Sounding for the Bar and Entrance Channels of Humboldt Bay.  Please clink the link HERE to go to their website.

Membership Vacancy

You may click on the link HERE to go directly to the Department of Fish and Wildlife Harbor Safety Committee web page.  At the bottom of the page you will see the Membership Application Form.

Revised Deep Draft Limits for Humboldt Bay

Humboldt Bar Pilots are increasing deep draft limits to 38 ft based on a +6.0 ft tide with a restriction of daylight operations for vessels with a deep draft of 35 ft to 38 ft.  Please see the official letter below.

Best Maritime Practices for Possible Mariner Action regarding Tsunamis

The Harbor Safety Committee of the Humboldt Bay Area along with the Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services, the National Weather Service in Eureka and other agencies and partners have produced documents in regards to possible mariner action in the event of a distant source tsunami. These documents are relative only to the Humboldt Bay Area and are for distant source tsunamis only. For more information please click on the Tsunami tab at the top of the page.