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Subject:VTS Channel Obstruction Approval
Date:Friday, November 18, 2016
Notice:HSC Closed to all traffic from 0800 - 1300/19th November, Saturday for submerged dredge pipe line operations. Lt Buoy 73 is located below Bayport Flare affecting all traffic on HSC.

-----Original Message-----
From: Flennoy, Jessica N LT []
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2016 3:37 PM
Subject: VTS Channel Obstruction Approval

Christopher Gavrity
Weeks Marine, Inc.

Good afternoon,

Your request for a Category I Channel Obstruction for DREDGE PIPELINE OPERATIONS on the Houston Ship Channel between Houston Ship Channel Light 73 and the Bayport Ship Channel Light 3, is APPROVED for Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 0800 to 1300.

Houston Traffic will make an appropriate broadcast to concerned traffic. Please ensure the lead vessel checks in on CH-05A prior to commencing your operation.

Thank you and have a great day.

Very best regards,
Jessica Flennoy, LT
US Coast Guard
Sector Houston-Galveston
Vessel Traffic Service
13411 Hillard St.
Houston, TX 77034

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:03 PM
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] VTS Channel Obstruction Request

The following is a VTS Channel Obstruction Request.

Category:: Cat I
Operation:: Dredge Pipeline Work
Region:: Houston Ship Channel
Location:: Other (Below)
Name of the Vessel:: Dredge G.D. Morgan
Commence Date:: 11-19-16
Commence Time:: 1000
Completion Date:: 11-19-16
Completion Time:: 1400
Estimated Duration (Hours):: 5 Hours
Owner/Operator/Agent:: Weeks Marine, Inc.
Point of Contact:: Christopher Gavrity
Office Phone:: 985-705-1477
Mobile Phone:: 985-705-1477
Fax:: N/A
Please provide detailed description of your operations: For Obstructions due to Dead Ship Tow or Rig Movement please add assist vessel names, & beginning and end locations:: Weeks Marine, Inc. is requesting for a four hour channel closure for Saturday November 19th 2016 from 10:00 to 14:00 in the Houston Ship Channel at approximately 400 feet south of the 5 mile cut channel between R-LT-76 and G-LT75, in order to install and lay our submerged pipeline across the Houston Ship Channel that we previously excavated. This pipeline installation is necessary in order to dredge Bayport Flare Channel.

Notice posted on Friday, November 18, 2016

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