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.

Humboldt Bay Bar Webcam

News and Announcements

Boating Safety Class Schedule

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary has scheduled another round of one-day Boating Safety classes for the recreational boater to be held in the Woodley Island Marina Conference Room, Eureka, CA

Saturday, May 3rd  9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, June 7th  9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, August 2nd  9:00am to 3:00pm
Saturday, October 4th  9:00am to 3:00pm

Contact Thom O'Connor at 707-954-4481 to pre-register for your one-day class.  Class cost is $20.00 per person.


The Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is accepting applications for membership on the Harbor Safety Committee of the Humboldt Bay Area.  Qualified individuals located in the Humboldt Bay area are encouraged to apply.  The OSPR is seeking applicants for the following two positions:

A representative of Dry Cargo Operators

A Harbor Safety Committee Membership Application is available on the OSPR Harbor Safety Website.  If you have any questions regarding the requirements for either position or the application process, please contact Mr. Al Storm at e-mail address or by telephone at 916-324-6259.

NOAA Nautical Charts Available in PDF

NOAA’s newest addition to the nautical charting portfolio is the new Portable Document Format (PDF) nautical chart, which provides up-to-date navigation information in this universally available file type. The PDF nautical charts are available for a trial period. Clcik here to go to the NOAA site.

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