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Subject:Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update
Date:Sunday, January 14, 2018
Priority:Normal
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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">January 14, 2017            Sunday

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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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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:red">Strong north winds and high pressure moving through our area has pushed a considerable amount of water out of the Houston Ship Channel.  Deep draft vessel’s will be delayed until North winds change back to the South. 

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

<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 easterly winds today with onshore winds back on Monday. A

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">cold front moving into the coastal waters Tuesday will strengthen 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">winds and seas to advisory levels by Tuesday afternoon.

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<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Houston Ship Channel Update

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<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">01/07

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

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

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">1735       Pilots suspended boarding all vessel traffic

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">1835       Pilots resumed boarding all vessel traffic

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

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<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">01/08

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">0500       Pilots resumed boarding all vessel traffic

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<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">1835        Houston Pilots suspended boarding inbound vessel traffic and remains open to outbound vessel traffic // due to fog

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">2245        Houston Pilots resumed boarding inbound vessel traffic and remains boarding outbound 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'

<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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THERE IS STILL A 41’ RESTRICTION BETWEEN EXXON AND SHELL.<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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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">Saturday

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently   34° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Low           39° F

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity    82%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.53 in / 1034.3 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint   29° 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  27° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wind E 8 mph

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently     44° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Low             46° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High            48° F

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.53 in / 1033.8 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint    35° 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  39° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wind  NE 8 mph

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently   33° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Low           45° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High          52° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity    85%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.52 in / 1033.4 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint   29° 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   28 ° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wind NE 5 mph

Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black;background:white">Sunny, with a high near 54. East wind around 5 mph. <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Southeast wind around 5 mph. 

M.L.King Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 63. South wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming north after midnight. 

Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 35 by 5pm. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 

Tuesday Night: A chance of rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 41.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 46.

Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 41.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 60.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.

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Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black;background:white">Sunny, with a high near 48. East wind around 10 mph. <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 46. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. 

M.L.King Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast after midnight. 

Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 39 by 5pm. Windy, with a north wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. 

Tuesday Night: A chance of rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Blustery. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 42. Breezy. 

Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 50.

Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 45.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 58.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.

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Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black;background:white">Sunny, with a high near 52. East wind around 10 mph. <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. 

M.L.King Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast after midnight. 

Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 40 by 5pm. Breezy, with a north wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. 

Tuesday Night: A chance of rain, snow, freezing rain, and sleet. Cloudy, with a low around 32. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 44.

Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 52.

Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 60.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook<span-size:13.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black"> Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX 439 AM CST Sun Jan 14 2018   GMZ330-335-350-355-370-375-TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226- 227-235>238-151300- Austin-Brazoria-Brazos-Burleson-Chambers- Coastal waters from Freeport to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 20 NM-Coastal waters from High Island to Freeport out 20 NM- Colorado-Fort Bend-Galveston-Galveston Bay-Grimes-Harris-Houston- Jackson-Liberty-Madison-Matagorda-Matagorda Bay-Montgomery-Polk- San Jacinto-Trinity-Walker-Waller-Washington- Waters from Freeport to the Matagorda Ship Channel from 20 to 60 NM-Waters from High Island to Freeport from 20 to 60 NM- Wharton- 439 AM CST Sun Jan 14 2018   This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of Southeast Texas.   .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight   Several hours of below freezing temperatures are possible early this morning.   .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday   The next cold front will move through the area Monday night through Tuesday morning. There is a chance that some wintry precipitation could occur Tuesday through Tuesday night as temperatures fall behind the front. Driving could become hazardous. Several hours of freezing temperatures are anticipated Tuesday night and again on Wednesday night. There is another chance that more wintry precipitation could develop early Thursday morning up north where near freezing temperatures are anticipated.   .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...   Spotter activation might be needed late Monday night through Tuesday night.   $$ <span-size:13.0pt;font-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;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) @ 0620 hrs

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0.1 ft Rising = 45’01”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0.4 ft Steady = 45’04”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:red">-0.4 ft Falling = 44’08”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:red">-0.3 ft Steady = 44’09”

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Winds – Houston / Galveston Bay PORTS, NOAA/NOS @ 0620 hrs

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">14 knots from E, gusts to 15 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">15 knots from ENE, gusts to 17 knots

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">FZUS54 KHGX 141106

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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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">506 AM CST Sun Jan 14 2018

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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">GMZ300-142330-

<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">506 AM CST Sun Jan 14 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">Light easterly winds today with onshore winds back on Monday. A

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">cold front moving into the coastal waters Tuesday will strenghten 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">winds and seas to advisory levels by Tuesday afternoon.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ330-335-142330-

<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">.TODAY...East 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">.MONDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east after

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">the afternoon. Bay waters choppy. A chance of rain.

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">20 knots after midnight. Bay waters choppy. A chance of rain, with a

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">slight chance of light snow or a rain and sleet mix.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ350-355-142330-

<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">506 AM CST Sun Jan 14 2018

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots becoming east

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet. A slight chance of rain in the

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.TUESDAY...Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.TUESDAY NIGHT...North winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A slight chance of

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">5 feet. A slight chance of showers.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.THURSDAY...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. A chance

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds 15 to 20 knots becoming northeast

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A chance of

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ370-375-142330-

<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">506 AM CST Sun Jan 14 2018

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.TONIGHT...East winds around 10 knots becoming southeast after

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots becoming east

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A slight chance of rain in the

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.TUESDAY...Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet. A slight chance of

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.THURSDAY...East winds around 20 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet with

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet

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

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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

 

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