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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 15, 2017
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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">November 15, 2017            Wednesday

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

 

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           45.0'  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">Wednesday

Mostly Cloudy

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<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   97%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.03 in / 1017.2 mb

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

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           74° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity     97%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.04 in / 1017.3 mb

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<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">Wednesday

Fair

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity    96%

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Visibility       9 miles

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

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Tonight: Patchy fog after 9pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. 

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. 

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Southeast wind around 5 mph. 

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 81. South wind 5 to 15 mph. 

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

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 66.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

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Today: <span-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black;background:white">Sunny, with a high near 74. Southeast wind around 5 mph. <span-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 68. East wind around 5 mph. 

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. East wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 76. South wind 10 to 15 mph. 

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

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. Breezy. 

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 65. Breezy. 

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 54.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.

Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 71.

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Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. East wind around 5 mph. 

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. 

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 78. South wind 5 to 15 mph. 

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

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. Breezy. 

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 66.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 49.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 68.

Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 73.

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Dense Fog Advisory<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX 730 AM CST Wed Nov 15 2017   ...Dense fog advisory in effect until 9 am...   .Patchy dense fog with visibilities of 1/4 mile or less improving after 8 am.   TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-151500- /O.NEW.KHGX.FG.Y.0028.171115T1330Z-171115T1500Z/ Austin-Brazoria-Brazos-Burleson-Chambers-Colorado-Fort Bend- Galveston-Grimes-Harris-Houston-Jackson-Liberty-Madison-Matagorda- Montgomery-Polk-San Jacinto-Trinity-Walker-Waller-Washington- Wharton- Including the cities of Alvin, Anahuac, Angleton, Bay City, Bellville, Brenham, Brookshire, Bryan, Caldwell, Cleveland, Coldspring, College Station, Columbus, Conroe, Corrigan, Crockett, Dayton, Eagle Lake, Edna, El Campo, Freeport, Friendswood, Galveston, Groveton, Hempstead, Houston, Humble, Huntsville, Katy, Lake Jackson, Lake Somerville, League City, Liberty, Livingston, Madisonville, Missouri City, Mont Belvieu, Navasota, Onalaska, Palacios, Pasadena, Pearland, Pierce, Prairie View, Richmond, Rosenberg, Sealy, Shepherd, Sugar Land, Texas City, The Woodlands, Tomball, Trinity, Weimar, Wharton, Willis, and Winnie 730 AM CST Wed Nov 15 2017   ...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING...   The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a Dense Fog Advisory, which is in effect until 9 AM CST this morning.   * EVENT...Patchy dense fog with visibilities of 1/4 mile or less.   * TIMING...Dense fog gradually dissipating between 8 and 9 am.   * IMPACT...Hazardous driving conditions.   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...   A Dense Fog Advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving...slow down... use your headlights...and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.   &&   $$     <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;font-weight:normal"> 

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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;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) @ 0816 hrs

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

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

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.3 ft Falling = 46’03”

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Winds – Houston / Galveston Bay PORTS, NOAA/NOS @ 0816 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

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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">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">337 AM CST Wed Nov 15 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">High pressure over Lousiana will drift eastward maintaining a

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">light onshore wind across the area through Thursday night. An

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">approaching upper level system will strengthen the onshore flow

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Friday through early Saturday. A cold front will push off the

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ335-152215-

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">337 AM CST Wed Nov 15 2017

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Patchy fog in the late evening and overnight.

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.FRIDAY NIGHT...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">.SATURDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots becoming west in the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ330-152215-

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">337 AM CST Wed Nov 15 2017

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">fog in the late evening and overnight.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.THURSDAY...East winds around 5 knots becoming southeast in the

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.FRIDAY...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">.FRIDAY NIGHT...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">.SATURDAY...Southwest winds around 10 knots becoming west in the

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

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

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

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

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ350-355-152215-

<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">337 AM CST Wed Nov 15 2017

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.TODAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 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">.FRIDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A chance of showers and isolated

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">to 7 feet. A slight chance of showers in the evening.

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

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

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ370-375-152215-

<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">337 AM CST Wed Nov 15 2017

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.TODAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.TONIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

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

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

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">25 knots after midnight. Seas 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas up

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">to 10 feet. A slight chance of showers in the evening.

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">up to 8 feet.

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

<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

 

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.