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Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/30/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/29/2017 Normal
Houston Ship Channel // Galveston/Texas City // Freeport Update Corrected 11/29/2017 Normal
Houston Ship Channel // Galveston/Texas City // Freeport Update 11/29/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/28/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/27/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/26/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/25/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/24/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/23/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/22/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/21/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/20/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/19/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/18/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/17/2017 Normal
VTS Directed Closure- Houston Ship Channel LT 94 - 17NOV 1200-160011/16/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/16/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/15/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/14/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/13/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/12/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/11/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/10/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/09/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/08/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/07/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/06/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/05/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/04/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/03/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/02/2017 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 11/01/2017 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update
Date:Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Priority:Normal
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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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Nov 5, 2017 - Daylight Saving Time Ends<span-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:black">

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Sunday, November 5, 2017, 
2:00:00 am<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#454545"> clocks are turned backward<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#454545"> 1 hour to 
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 
1:00:00 am<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#454545"> local standard time instead.

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Houston //  Open to all vessel traffic

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

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#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">

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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">Wednesday

Overcast

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently   71° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High          79° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity   87%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 29.87 in / 1011.9 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint   67° 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">Wednesday

Overcast and Breezy

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently    77° F

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 29.86 in / 1011.2 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint   71° F

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Heat Index 79° F

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

Light Rain

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently   74° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High          79° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity    91%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 29.88 in / 1011.6 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint   71° F

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

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

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Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black;background:white">A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Southwest wind around 10 mph. <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind around 10 mph. 

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind 10 to 15 mph. 

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66.

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Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black;background:white">Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 73. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 10 to 15 mph. 

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. South wind 10 to 15 mph. 

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 10 to 15 mph. 

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. South wind around 10 mph. 

Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 70.

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Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black;background:white">Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind 10 to 15 mph. 

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind around 10 mph. 

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind around 10 mph. 

Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 70.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 68.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX 407 AM CDT Wed Nov 1 2017   TXZ200-213-214-238-020915- Chambers-Galveston-Harris-Liberty- 407 AM CDT Wed Nov 1 2017   This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Southeast Texas..   .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight   Scattered showers and thunderstorms Wednesday morning across the region should gradually shift eastward out of the area by late afternoon. Isolated strong thunderstorms are possible in the morning to early afternoon, mainly along and southeast of the Highway 59 corridor. A brief tornado or damaging wind gust are the primary threats.   .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday   No hazardous weather is expected at this time.   .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...   Spotter activation will not be needed.   $$ <span-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">

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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">KHOU WEATHER

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">MARSEC LEVEL 1

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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) @ 0728 hrs

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.2 ft Falling = 46’02”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.5 ft Rising = 46’05”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.5 ft Steady = 46’05”

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Pier 21

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.6 ft Steady = 46’64”

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Winds – Houston / Galveston Bay PORTS, NOAA/NOS @ 0728 hrs 

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

<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 Channel

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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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">highest 10 percent of the waves.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ300-012030-

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">310 AM CDT Wed Nov 1 2017

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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">This morning's increased shower and thunderstorm chances will taper

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">off from west to east as the day progresses. Elevated winds and seas

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">are expected to begin to diminish late this morning through this afternoon,

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">and a light to moderate onshore flow can be expected for the remainder

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">of the week and through the upcoming weekend. Our next cold front might

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ330-335-012030-

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">310 AM CDT Wed Nov 1 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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<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">310 AM CDT Wed Nov 1 2017

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">...Small Craft Should Exercise Caution until noon CDT today...

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then a

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.THURSDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.FRIDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. A slight chance

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.FRIDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. A slight

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SATURDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A slight chance

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

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

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ370-375-012030-

<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">310 AM CDT Wed Nov 1 2017

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CDT TODAY...

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet.

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.TONIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet with occasional

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">seas up to 6 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.THURSDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet with occasional

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">seas up to 6 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.THURSDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">the afternoon. Seas 3 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.FRIDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 feet. A slight chance

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SATURDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 3 feet. A slight chance

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

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

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

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Port of Houston Authority

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ACOE Project Depth for Houston Ship Channel

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<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">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

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<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">

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<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

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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

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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.