POLICE: Deputies, State Enforcing Boating Bans, Orders In Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County Government

BOATERS FACE ASSET SEIZURE, FINES, ARREST IF EXECUTIVE ORDERS FOR COVID-19 VIOLATED

Boca Raton Government

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Several types of boating and boating activity remain prohibited in Palm Beach County. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office early Friday re-issued a countywide boating advisory, reminding boaters that they face arrest and asset seizure if they violate executive orders in place due to COVID-19.

From PBSO:

“No Rafting, No Flotillas. Tying or roping of boats to each other is prohibited.”


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


Here’s the penalty part of the advisory:

“Violations of the Emergency Order can result in the following: Civil Fine, Arrest and Seizure of Assets.”

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Fish and Wildlife Officers and local police departments are all enforcing the orders.


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