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Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/31/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/30/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/29/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/28/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/27/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/26/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/25/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/24/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/23/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/22/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/21/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/20/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/19/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/18/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/17/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/16/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/15/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/14/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/13/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/12/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/11/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/10/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/09/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/08/2017 Normal
NOAA Hurricane Nate10/07/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/07/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/06/2017 Normal
Tropical Storm Nate Update10/06/2017 Normal
NOAA - Tropical Storm Nate 10/05/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/05/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/04/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/03/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 10/01/2017 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update
Date:Thursday, October 26, 2017
Priority:Normal
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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">October 26, 2017            Thursday

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update  

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Hurricane Season //  June 1 through November 30 // Be Prepared

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">NOAA Hurricane Center http://www.nhc.noaa.gov 

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The Houston Ship Channel is open 24/7 with draft and other restrictions;

               -Entrance Channel to ExxonMobil Baytown - maximum 42'

               -ExxonMobil Baytown to Shell - maximum 41'

               -Shell to Houston Cement West - maximum 40'

               -Houston Cement West to Sidney Sherman Bridge - maximum 36'

               -The Houston Ship channel above the Sidney Sherman Bridge is open daylight only to one-way traffic for all vessels as limited by 90' beam/33' draft with prior coordination

                between Houston Pilots Association and VTS Houston/Galveston, and 24/7 for single tows as coordinated with VTS and the diving supervisor on SW Shipyard drydock salvage project.

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Effective October 24th, 2017

The dredging of the Houston Ship Channel between beacons 66 and 72 has been completed.  The 42’ restriction to Exxon has been lifted. The HSC is good for vessels with a draft fresh water of 45’ up to Exxon.  The HSC from Exxon to Shell still has a 41’ draft restriction.  The contract for this portion of the channel has been let and work should begin in the next few days.<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

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Barbours Cut channel has a 44’ restriction and the Bayport channel has a restriction of 42’ and greater is daylight restricted, two tractors Pilot’s discretion.<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

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Sincerely,<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

Captain Robert Shearon<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

Presiding Officer<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

Houston Pilots<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

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Suggested ExxonMobil Baytown Maximum Drafts Effective October 24, 2017<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

 

Berth     FW MaxDraft / MaxArrival Displacement<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

#1           39.0'  FW MLLW / 40,000 MT maximum arrival displacement                    <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

#2           39.0'  FW MLLW / 40,000 MT maximum arrival displacement<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

#3           37.0'  FW MLLW / 80,000 MT maximum arrival displacement<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

#5           44.0'  FW MLLW / 120,000 MT  maximum arrival displacement<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

#6           44.0'  FW MLLW / 120,000 MT  maximum arrival displacement <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

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Galveston / Texas City // Open to all vessel traffic<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">               

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Thursday

Fair

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High          84° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity   73%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.00 in / 1016.4 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint   54° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Visibility     10 miles

Heat Index NR<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">° F

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Thursday

Fair

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently    70° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High           80° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity    76%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.01 in / 1016.3 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint   62° F

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Heat Index NR<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">° F

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Thursday

Fair

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently   62° F

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity    84%

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint   57° F

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Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black;background:white">Sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 62. South wind 5 to 15 mph. 

Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8am and 2pm, then a chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 42. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 63. North wind 10 to 15 mph. 

Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 42.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 69.

Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 51.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 79.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78.

Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black;background:white">Sunny, with a high near 80. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">

Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 69. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. 

Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 75 by 9am, then falling to around 66 during the remainder of the day. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. 

Friday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 46. Windy, with a north wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 8am. Sunny, with a high near 61. Breezy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. 

Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 48.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 66.

Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 59.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 75.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 67.

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black;background:white">Sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">

Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 67. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. 

Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8am and 2pm, then a chance of showers after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 76 by 9am, then falling to around 65 during the remainder of the day. South wind 5 to 15 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. 

Friday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly before 2am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 43. Breezy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. 

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 8am. Sunny, with a high near 66. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. 

Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 43.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 70.

Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 54.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 78.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">NOAA Houston/Galveston Weather

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">NOAA USGULF Offshore Waters Weather

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Maximum Deep Drafts - Houston / Galveston Bay

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">PORTS NOAA/NOS Water Levels (above MLLW) @ 0856 hrs

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Morgan’s Point

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.1 ft Falling = 46’01”

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Eagle Point

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.6 ft Rising = 46’06”

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Galveston Bay Entrance

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.6 ft Falling = 46’06”

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.5 ft Falling = 46’06”

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Winds – Houston / Galveston Bay PORTS, NOAA/NOS @ 0856 hrs 

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Upper Texas coastal waters from High Island to the Matagorda Ship

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Channel out 60 nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Seas are provided as a range of the average height of the highest

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">1/3 of the waves...along with the occasional height of the average

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ300-262230-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Synopsis for High Island to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 60

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Winds will increase from the southwest to south later this

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">afternoon and tonight. Small craft exercise caution may be needed

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">for tonight as seas build in offshore waters to near 6 feet. A

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">cold front should push off the coast Friday afternoon allowing

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">winds to increase from the north. Small craft advisories will be

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">needed for the whole Upper Texas Coast. There may be some wind

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">gusts to gale force Friday night with seas building close to 10

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">feet offshore. Winds decrease Saturday into Sunday with high

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">pressure over the area Sunday. Winds become southerly on Monday.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.TODAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south 10 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth becoming slightly

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">choppy in the afternoon.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.TONIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">choppy.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.FRIDAY...West winds around 10 knots becoming northwest 15 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">20 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth to slightly choppy

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">becoming choppy in the afternoon. A chance of showers in the

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">morning. Isolated thunderstorms. Showers likely in the afternoon.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.FRIDAY NIGHT...North winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy. A

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">chance of showers in the evening, then a slight chance of showers

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">after midnight.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SATURDAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters choppy becoming slightly

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">choppy in the afternoon.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">choppy.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SUNDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming west in the

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">afternoon. Bay waters smooth.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.MONDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.MONDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ330-262230-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Matagorda Bay-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">434 AM CDT Thu Oct 26 2017

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.TODAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south 15 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">20 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">choppy in the afternoon.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.TONIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.FRIDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north 15 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">20 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">choppy in the afternoon. Isolated thunderstorms in the morning. A

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">chance of showers.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.FRIDAY NIGHT...North winds 20 to 25 knots decreasing to 15 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">20 knots after midnight. Bay waters rough becoming choppy after

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">midnight. A slight chance of showers.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SATURDAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters choppy becoming slightly

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">choppy in the afternoon.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">10 knots after midnight. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">smooth after midnight.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SUNDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots becoming south in the

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">afternoon. Bay waters smooth.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.MONDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth becoming slightly choppy in

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">the afternoon.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">slightly choppy. A slight chance of showers.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">$$

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ350-355-262230-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Coastal waters from Freeport to the Matagorda Ship Channel out

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">20 NM-Coastal waters from High Island to Freeport out 20 NM-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">434 AM CDT Thu Oct 26 2017

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.TODAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south 15 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.TONIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming north 20 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">25 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A chance of showers

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">and isolated thunderstorms.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.FRIDAY NIGHT...North winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">occasional seas up to 8 feet. A chance of showers in the evening,

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">then a slight chance of showers after midnight.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SATURDAY...North winds 15 to 25 knots becoming 15 to 20 knots in

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">7 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SUNDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 0 to 1 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.MONDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.MONDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. A

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">slight chance of showers.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">$$

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ370-375-262230-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Waters from Freeport to the Matagorda Ship Channel from 20 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">60 NM-Waters from High Island to Freeport from 20 to 60 NM-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">434 AM CDT Thu Oct 26 2017

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.TODAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.TONIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet building

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">to 5 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet after midnight.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 20 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">25 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">up to 7 feet. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.FRIDAY NIGHT...North winds around 25 knots with gusts to around

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">35 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet with occasional seas up to 11 feet. A

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">chance of showers.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SATURDAY...North winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 8 feet with

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">occasional seas up to 10 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">with occasional seas up to 7 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet after

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">midnight.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SUNDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast 5 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.MONDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.MONDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

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Port of Houston Authority

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ACOE Project Depth for Houston Ship Channel

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> 

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">45 feet/13.72 meters up to Shell / Enterprise

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">40 feet/12.19 meters up to S.P. Slip

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">36 feet/10.97 meters to the Turning Basin

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">40 feet/12.19 meters Barbour’s Cut Channel

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">40 feet/12.19 meters Bayport Channel

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Please note the above information is based on the Corp of Engineers – Project draft for the Houston Ship Channel, if you have a question regarding deep draft in Houston Ship Channel or alongside a berth, please contact our operations department

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">HSC Air Drafts Restrictions

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Power Lines 

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Power Lines

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Fred Hartman

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Power Lines

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Jesse Jones

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Power Lines

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Sidney Sherman

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">197’ (Morgan’s Point)

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">197’ (below Fred Hartman Bridge – Baytown)

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">175' (Baytown/LaPorte Bridge)

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">197’ (Battleship Texas)

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">175' (Beltway 8 Bridge)

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">197’ (Power Plant)

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">135' (Loop 610 Bridge)

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Air drafts clearances are based on MHW // Vessels should allow an additional 10 feet clearance for the Power Lines

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Port of Texas City

http://www.tctrr.com/<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> 

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The Texas City Ship Channel is approximately 11 miles from GB Buoy

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The ACOE project draft for the TXCSC is 45’00 FW at MLT from the GB BUOY to Valero Dock # 42, the channel above project draft is 40’00 FW at MLT.  The length on the final approach from the Houston, Galveston, Texas City tri-channel split is approximately 6 miles, the width is approximately a 400 ft bottom, the Turning Basin is approximately 4,200 ft long and 1,200 ft wide with a maximum deep draft of 45 ft FW at MLT, and is navigable day or night with no air draft restrictions.  Only TX City Docks with 45’00” maximum deep draft at MLT are TC # 11, 12, 41, & 42

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Port of Galveston

http://www.portofgalveston.com/<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#051423">The Galveston Ship Channel is approximately    miles from GB Buoy

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#051423">The ACOE project draft for the GSC is 45’00” FW.  The narrowest point is approximately 1,200 ft wide with no air draft restrictions.  At the POGA berths the maximum deep draft varies from 32’00” to 40’00” at MLT,

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#051423"> 

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Port of Freeport is located three miles from deep water, the channel is 400 ft wide and ACOE project maximum deep draft at MLW is 45’00”.

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Army Corp of Engineers

http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">

http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation.aspx<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Houston Pilots Association

http://www.houston-pilots.com/<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#051423">Galveston Texas City Pilots

http://galvestonpilots.com/galtexnew/<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#051423">

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Brazos Harbor Pilots

www.brazospilots.com

 

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For quality assurance purposes please note well that while the above information is regularly vetted for accuracy it is not intended to replace the local knowledge or expertise pertaining to port conditions of our marine operations personnel. Port précis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.