SIMPSON BAY LAGOON – The Simpson Bay Lagoon Authority (SLAC) is advising boaters and other maritime traffic within the Simpson Bay Lagoon (Dutch side) to be observant of channel markers in order to have a safe passage within the lagoon.
The Lagoon Authority also advises for boaters to stay away from shallow areas as well as unmarked areas.
When approaching or departing private marinas, boat captains are advised to communicate with marina operators with respect to water depths, approach and departure routes as well as docking procedures.
The Lagoon Authority is responsible for maintaining the current shipping lanes in the Simpson Bay Lagoon. Sint Maarten inland water buoys conform with IALA (International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities) Zone B specifications.
Other responsibilities of the Lagoon Authority are: