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Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/31/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/30/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/29/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/28/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/27/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/26/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/25/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/24/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/23/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/22/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/21/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/20/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/19/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/18/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/17/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/16/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/15/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/14/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/13/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/12/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/11/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/10/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/09/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/08/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/07/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/06/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/05/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/04/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/03/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/02/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 01/01/2018 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update
Date:Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Priority:Normal
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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">January 10, 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:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Houston // Open to all vessel traffic

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1110       Pilots suspended boarding outbound vessel traffic // Pilots boarding inbound vessel traffic only  // due to fog <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

1500       Pilots resumed boarding outbound traffic // Open to all vessel traffic<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

1735       Pilots suspended boarding all vessel traffic<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

1835       Pilots resumed boarding all vessel traffic<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

2045       Pilots suspended boarding outbound vessel traffic and remains boarding inbound vessel traffic <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

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0500       Pilots resumed boarding all vessel traffic<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

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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'

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">                -Shell to Houston Cement West - maximum 40'

-Houston Cement West to City Dock # 16 - maximum 36'

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">                -Turning Basin – Maximum 29’

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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">

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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;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Freeport // Open to all vessel traffic

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently   56° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Low           58° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High          65° 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 30.02 in / 1017.1 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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High           60° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity     90%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.04 in / 1017.1 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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High          64° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity    90%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.03 in / 1016.7 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

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Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 63. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 58. South wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Thursday: A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 9am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 70. South wind 5 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. 

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 35. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. 

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 52. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 

Friday Night: Clear, with a low around 34.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 53.

Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 31.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 51.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38.

M.L.King Day: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59.

Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 44.

Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 55.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Patchy fog after 3pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 60. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Areas of fog before 3am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 57. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 

Thursday: A chance of showers before 9am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9am and noon, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Breezy, with a south wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. 

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38. Windy, with a northwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. 

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 51. Windy, with a northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. 

Friday Night: Clear, with a low around 39.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 52.

Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 37.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 49.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43.

M.L.King Day: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 57.

Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Patchy fog after 3pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 64. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers after 9pm. Areas of fog before 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. South wind 10 to 15 mph. 

Thursday: A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 9am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Breezy, with a south wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest 15 to 20 mph 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. 

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38. Windy, with a northwest wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. 

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 53. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. 

Friday Night: Clear, with a low around 38.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 54.

Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 36.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 52.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43.

M.L.King Day: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60.

Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 49.

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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) @ 1040 hrs

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0.1 ft Falling = 45’01”

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0.7 ft Rising = 45’07”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.4 ft Rising = 46’04”

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Winds – Houston / Galveston Bay PORTS, NOAA/NOS @ 1040 hrs

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">8 knots from ESE, gusts to 9 knots

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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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ300-110415-

<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">936 AM CST Wed Jan 10 2018

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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">Southeast winds and seas will be increasing through Thursday

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">morning as low pressure deepens across the Southern Plains.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Caution flags will likely be needed early Thursday morning. Sea

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">fog will also be possible. South to southwest winds on Thursday

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">will shift to the west ahead of a cold front. This strong front

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">will move across the area Thursday afternoon through Thursday

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">evening with strong northwest winds and rough seas developing in

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">its wake. Small Craft Advisories will be needed, and Gale Warnings

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">are possible. Additionally, a Low Level Water Advisory will

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">likely be needed for Galveston Bay. Gradually decreasing offshore

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">winds and lowering seas are expected at the end of the week and

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ330-335-110415-

<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...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">.TONIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. Areas of

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">fog in the evening, then patchy fog after midnight. A slight

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

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

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Bay waters

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.FRIDAY 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">.SATURDAY...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">.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...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming east 5 to

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

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

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ350-355-110415-

<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">936 AM CST Wed Jan 10 2018

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">fog in the evening, then patchy fog after midnight. A slight

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.THURSDAY...South winds around 10 knots becoming west 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">in the morning. Isolated thunderstorms in the late morning and

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 20 to 30 knots. Seas 5 to

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.FRIDAY...Northwest 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 3 to 5 feet.

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

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

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

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

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ370-375-110415-

<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">936 AM CST Wed Jan 10 2018

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.REST OF TODAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 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">.TONIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet building

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">to 3 to 5 feet after midnight. Areas of fog in the evening. A

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 20 to 30 knots becoming 25 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">30 knots after midnight. Seas 8 to 11 feet with occasional seas

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">up to 14 feet.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.FRIDAY...Northwest winds 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">25 knots in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 9 feet with occasional seas

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">up to 11 feet subsiding to 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">8 feet in the afternoon.

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

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