Lighthouse Point Fuel dock reopened to public April 9 amid Coronavirus crisis

Due to coronavirus social distancing issues, Broward County ordered fuel docks closed but Lighthouse Point Marina fuel dock just re-opened to public again April 9, 2020. Please don’t pile a bunch of people on your boats and raft off each other. That’s what drove the county decision to shut down fuel for non-commercial needs.

This is the text from the old order. Designated private and municipal marinas and certain marina services are deemed as essential services. Maritime exemptions are described as:

“Private and municipal marinas and boat launches, docking, fueling, marine supply, and other marina services (not including piers), but only to the extent necessary to support the following limited operations:

  • to allow any person with a commercial saltwater license issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to enter and use Broward County owned or operated marinas for commercial fishing purposes only
  • to support patrol, enforcement, and rescue activity by federal, state, or local government agencies
  • to accommodate boats or ferries in support of Port Everglades operations:
  • to accommodate persons living aboard their vessels:
  • to accommodate persons returning to the United States from international voyages; or
  • to authorize persons needing to remove their vessel from the water or to perform emergency maintenance on a vessel, marinas, fueling stations, and marine supply services.”

Christine Speedy

Lighthouse Point resident, runner, golf