The recreational City of Gulfport Municipal Marina is located in the the Bert Jones Yacht Basin, has facilities for recreational vessels, and charter fishing boats. slips, electricity, non-ethanol gasoline, diesel, ice, water, laundry facilities, and launching ramps, are all available 24/7. In 2009, the reported controlling depth in the privately dredged channel to the Municipal Marina was 12 feet. Marina staff are on duty 24/7 and monitor VHF 16 at all times..
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Gulfport is the second largest city in Mississippi and a major tourist destination along the northern gulf coast.
Ship Island Channel leads for 10 miles NW from the Gulf in a dredged cut to Ship Island Pass; it is marked by lighted buoys. Gulfport Ship Channel leads 10 miles NW through a dredged cut from Ship Island Pass through the Mississippi Sound to the Mississippi State Port ; it is marked by lighted ranges, lights, and lighted and unlighted buoys. Federal project depths are 38 feet for Ship Island Bar Channel, 36 feet for Gulfport Ship Channel, and 32 to 36 feet for the Port’s Basin.
Ship Island Light (30°12’45″N., 88°57’59″W.), 82 feet above the water, is shown from a skeleton tower on a concrete block. The light is on the same structure as Ship Island Range Rear Light.
The Mississippi State Port at Gulfport is a State-owned and controlled commercial port about 10 miles NW of Ship Island Pass. The rectangular deepwater ship basin is between two moles at the northern head of Gulfport Ship Channel.
The maximum speed for oceangoing vessels shall not exceed 10 knots through the channel between Ship Island Bar and the entrance to the Mississippi State Port at Gulfport , and shall not exceed 5 knots while passing any wharf, dock, or moored craft.