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Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 02/19/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 02/18/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 02/17/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 02/16/2018 Normal
Houston / Galveston / Freeport Sea Fog Update 02/15/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 02/15/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 02/14/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 02/13/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 02/12/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 02/11/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 02/10/2018 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update 02/09/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 02/09/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 02/08/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 02/07/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 02/06/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 02/05/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 02/04/2018 Normal
NWS Update: Sea Fog Potential Through Mid-Week Houston / Galveston / Freeport Fog advisory 02/03/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 02/03/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 02/02/2018 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 02/01/2018 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update
Date:Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Priority:Normal
Notice:

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">February 13, 2018            Tuesday

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<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update  

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Cold front has pushed water out of Galveston Bay to the Gulf.  NOAA PORTS buoys indicate less than normal readings.  Possible delays for maximum deep draft vessels transiting HSC. 

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Houston // Open to all vessel traffic

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">02/03

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">1930       Pilots suspended boarding all vessel traffic due to fog

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">02/04

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">0100    Pilots resumed boarding outbound vessel traffic only

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">1205    Pilots resumed boarding inbound vessel traffic // Open to two way traffic

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">02/05

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">2226    Pilots suspended boarding all vessel traffic due to dense fog

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">02/07

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">0430      Pilots resumed boarding outbound vessel traffic

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">0830      Pilots resumed boarding inbound vessel traffic

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">02/09

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">1840    Pilots suspended boarding all vessel traffic due to dense fog

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">02/10

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">1630    Pilots boarded 3 vessels and sailed

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">1905    Pilots suspended all vessel traffic due to fog

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">02/11

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">0400    Pilots resumed boarding outbound vessel traffic only

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">0815    Pilots resumed boarding inbound vessel traffic / HSC Open to all vessel traffic

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<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">NOAA Weather

Coastal Waters Forecast

National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX

916 AM CST Tue Feb 13 2018

 

Upper Texas coastal waters from High Island to the Matagorda Ship

Channel out 60 nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

 

Seas are provided as a range of the average height of the highest

1/3 of the waves...along with the occasional height of the average

highest 10 percent of the waves.

 

GMZ300-140415-

Synopsis for High Island to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 60

nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

916 AM CST Tue Feb 13 2018

 

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...

Winds will become east to southeast tonight and Wednesday. Sea fog

is expected to return to the area, and a Marine Dense Fog Advisory

will probably be needed. Fog could linger until a cold front moves

off the coast Friday evening through early Saturday morning. Winds

that will become northeast behind the front will swing around to the

southeast Saturday night through Sunday morning and strengthen into

the start of next week. 

 

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<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">The Houston Ship Channel is open 24/7 with draft and other restrictions;

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">                -Bayport Channel – maximum draft 45’

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">-Entrance Channel to ExxonMobil Baytown - maximum 45'

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">-ExxonMobil Baytown to Shell - maximum 41'

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

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">-Houston Cement West to City Dock # 16 - maximum 36'

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

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<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Effective October 24th, 2017

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">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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<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Barbours Cut channel has a 44’ restriction and the Bayport channel has a restriction of 42’[effective 02/07/18 Bayport channel is now maximum 45’] 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">

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently   47° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Low           52° 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    90%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.41 in / 1030.4 mb

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wind Chill  43° F

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently     50° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Low             54° 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      93%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.42 in / 1029.9 mb

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Visibility        3 miles

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wind  NE 12 mph

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently  49° F

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High          56° 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 30.40 in / 1029.4 mb

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

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

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

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

Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 54. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. 

Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 52. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. 

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers after noon. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. 

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. South wind 10 to 15 mph. 

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71.

Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61.

Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70.

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

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Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 54. Northeast wind around 10 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. 

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 60 by 5am. East wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Areas of fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 69. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Wednesday Night: Areas of fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph. 

Thursday: Patchy fog. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 70. South wind 10 to 15 mph. 

Thursday Night: Patchy fog. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 66.

Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 66.

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

Washington's Birthday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 56. Northeast wind around 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. 

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 55. East wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers after noon. Areas of fog before noon. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 71. South wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Wednesday Night: Areas of fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Thursday: Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 72. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 

Thursday Night: Patchy fog. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 69.

Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.

Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 67.

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">NOAA Houston/Galveston Weather

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">NOAA USGULF Offshore Waters Weather

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

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Maximum Deep Drafts - Houston / Galveston Bay

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">PORTS NOAA/NOS Water Levels (above MLLW) @ 0924 hrs

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0.6 ft Steady = 45’06”

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0.2 ft Steady = 45’02”

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Winds – Houston / Galveston Bay PORTS, NOAA/NOS @ 0924 hrs

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">7 knots from NE, gusts to 9 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">11 knots from NE, gusts to 12 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">16 knots from ENE, gusts to 17 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">8 knots from ENE, gusts to 14 knots

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

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<span-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">916 AM CST Tue Feb 13 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">GMZ300-140415-

<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">916 AM CST Tue Feb 13 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">Winds will become east to southeast tonight and Wednesday. Sea fog

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">is expected to return to the area, and a Marine Dense Fog Advisory

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">will probably be needed. Fog could linger until a cold front moves

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">off the coast Friday evening through early Saturday morning. Winds

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">that will become northeast behind the front will swing around to the

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">southeast Saturday night through Sunday morning and strengthen into

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ335-140415-

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">916 AM CST Tue Feb 13 2018

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.TONIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming east 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. A chance of showers. Patchy fog after

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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">GMZ330-140415-

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">916 AM CST Tue Feb 13 2018

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.TONIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming east 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. A chance of showers. Patchy fog after

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Patchy fog. A slight 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">.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast after

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ350-355-140415-

<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">916 AM CST Tue Feb 13 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Patchy fog. 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">.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Areas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.FRIDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast 10 to

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A chance of showers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">GMZ370-375-140415-

<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">916 AM CST Tue Feb 13 2018

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">15 knots after midnight. Seas 4 to 5 feet with occasional seas up

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">to 6 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet after midnight. Patchy fog. A

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Patchy

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">.FRIDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A slight

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">15 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A chance of showers.

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

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

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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;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> 

<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.