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Subject:Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update
Date:Saturday, November 11, 2017
Priority:Normal
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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">November 11, 2017            Saturday

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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

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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 45'

               -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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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 November 9, 2017

 

Berth     FW MaxDraft / MaxArrival Displacement

#1           39.0'  FW MLLW / 40,000 MT maximum arrival displacement                   

#2           39.0'  FW MLLW / 40,000 MT maximum arrival displacement

#3           45.0'  FW MLLW / 80,000 MT maximum arrival displacement

#5           44.0'  FW MLLW / 120,000 MT  maximum arrival displacement

#6           44.0'  FW MLLW / 120,000 MT  maximum arrival displacement

Important Notes:

(1)  BTRF drafts are noted as Fresh Water, corrected to MLLW based on 0.0' tide gauge at Morgan's Point.  Drafts include a Cushion of 2.0' Under-Keel Clearance.

(2)  Available water depth may be temporarily reduced due to height of tide or during periods of high winds.  Vessels scheduled to arrive at, or load to, maximum drafts should review latest weather and tide conditions to insure adequate water levels are available for safe operations.

 

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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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Partly Cloudy

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently  66° F

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity   68%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.20 in / 1023.0 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint   55° F

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

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

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Overcast

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.19 in / 1022.4 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint   59° F

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

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

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

Fair

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently   72° F

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity    66%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.18 in / 1022.0 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint   60° 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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Veterans Day: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. East wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. East wind around 5 mph. 

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. East wind around 5 mph. 

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Northeast wind around 5 mph. 

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Northeast wind around 5 mph. 

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 80.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.

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

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

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Veterans Day: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Partly sunny, with a high near 73. East wind around 10 mph. 

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. East wind around 10 mph. 

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. East wind 10 to 15 mph. 

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. 

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. 

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 75.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.

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

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.

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Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. East wind around 10 mph. 

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. East wind around 10 mph. 

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Northeast wind around 10 mph. 

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. 

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

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

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

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

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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) @ 1016 hrs

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">2.0 ft Steady = 47’00”

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">2.0 ft Steady = 47’00”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">2.1 ft Falling = 47’01”

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Winds – Houston / Galveston Bay PORTS, NOAA/NOS @ 1016 hrs 

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">12 knots from ENE, gusts to 13 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">11  knots from E, gusts to 14 knots

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

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Please visit our WEB Site<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> www.moranshipping.com<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> for port tide tables

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<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">NOAA Weather Galveston Bay & Matagorda Bay

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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

<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

<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">GMZ300-120415-

<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">930 AM CST Sat Nov 11 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">Light to moderate east winds will gradually veer to the southeast

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">as high pressure pushes eastward. An easterly wave will be moving

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">into the western Gulf later in the weekend and early next week,

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">while a weak cold front arrives in the area. Winds will become

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">easterly and even northeasterly once again as this occurs. Winds

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">will also become more moderate with building seas Monday

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">through the first half of the week.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ330-335-120415-

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.REST OF TODAY...East 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">.TONIGHT...Southeast 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...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. A slight

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.TUESDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast 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">.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ350-355-120415-

<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-

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.REST OF TODAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A slight

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.TUESDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to 10 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">.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to

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

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

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ370-375-120415-

<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-

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.REST OF TODAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SUNDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A slight

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 3 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">4 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.MONDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet with

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.TUESDAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">4 feet.

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">4 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">197’ (Morgan’s Point)

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

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<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

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<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,

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<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

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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

 

NOAA

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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.