COVID-19: Palm Beach County Boaters Face Arrest, Seizure Of Assets Over Holiday Weekend

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office just issued an advisory reminding all boaters that Phase One remains in effect. Deputies and State officials will be extra vigilant over the July 4th holiday weekend.

From PBSO: “NO Rafting and NO Flotillas are allowed. Tying or roping of boats to each other is prohibited.”

Adds PBSO:


“Vessels may anchor in deeper water, but they MUST be 50 feet apart from each other. This includes all boats, kayakers and paddle boarders.”


Key Message:
“VIOLATIONS OF THE EMERGENCY ORDER CAN RESULT IN THE FOLLOWING: CIVIL FINE, ARREST AND SEIZURE OF ASSETS.”

As a reminder, all beaches are closed in Palm Beach County starting July 3rd and continuing through Monday, July 6th. Fines for accessing a beach over the holiday weekend can reach $500.


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