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Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/30/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/29/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/28/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/27/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/26/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/25/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/24/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/23/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/22/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/21/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/20/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/19/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/18/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/17/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/16/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/15/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/14/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/13/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/12/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/11/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/10/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/09/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/08/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/07/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update 04/06/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/06/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/05/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/04/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/03/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/02/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 04/01/2019 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update
Date:Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Priority:Normal
Notice:

 

April 3, 2019            Wednesday                   

 

Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update  

 

 

Houston // Open to all vessel traffic from Galveston Buoy 1 to ExxonMobil / Botsco (normal transiting restrictions) as this is below the spill

       area

       Open to inbound and outbound vessel traffic transiting through Tucker’s Bayou and Lynchburg Ferry (spill area) one way during

       daylight hours

 

NOAA Weather

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

Southerly winds should increase today and then persist through

the rest of the week accompanied by a gradual increase in sea

heights. Higher moisture from the Gulf could produce patchy sea

fog as early as Thursday morning. Sea fog looks to be more of a

threat Friday morning going into the weekend. A series of storms

systems will pass by bringing periods of showers and thunderstorms

before a weak cold front finally pushes off the coast Monday.

 

$$

 

 

 

HSC Traffic Movements above and inside the spill zone

 

03/22

1240       No Vessel traffic allowed to transit through LT Buoy 116 to Tucker’s Bayou due to spill from ITC-DP

 

03/24

1235       Pilots boarded test vessel at sea buoy and berthed Stolt Haven # 3

 

03/25

0425       Pilots commenced boarding inbound vessel traffic requiring transit through spill zone // daylight traffic only

0900       Pilots commenced boarding outbound vessel traffic above the spill zone // daylight vessel traffic only

 

03/26

0800       Pilots boarded outbound vessel traffic only // No inbound vessels boarded to proceed through the spill zone

 

03/27

0630       Pilots boarded outbound vessel traffic only transiting from above the spill zone

1000       Pilots resumed boarding Inbound traffic and pilots remain boarding outbound vessel traffic transiting from above the spill zone

 

03/28

0700       Pilots boarded outbound vessel traffic only  transiting from above the spill zone

1000       Pilots resumed boarding Inbound traffic and pilots remain boarding outbound vessel traffic transiting from above the spill zone

 

03/29

0730       Pilots resumed boarding outbound vessel traffic above spill zone

0920       Pilots resumed boarding inbound vessel traffic berthing above spill zone

 

03/30

0130         Pilots boarded 3 inbound vessels

0210         Pilots suspended boarding inbound vessel traffic

0630         Pilots resumed boarding outbound vessel traffic

 

03/31

0700         Pilots resumed boarding outbound vessel traffic

1000           Pilots resumed boarding inbound vessel traffic proceeding above spill zone

 

04/01

0700          Pilots resumed boarding outbound vessel traffic above spill zone

0900           Pilots resumed boarding inbound vessel traffic proceeding above spill zone

 

04/02

0700          Pilots resumed boarding outbound vessel traffic above spill zone

0855          Pilots resumed boarding inbound vessel traffic / berthing above spill zone

 

04/03

0730           Pilots resumed boarding outbound vessel traffic from above spill zone

 

 

USCG COTP Orders due to fire / spill at ITC-DP

 

03/21

1025       MSIB 03-20

This MSIB is issued in response to questions regarding activities on the Houston Ship Channel as a result of the chemical fire at ITC Deer

Park in the Upper Houston Ship Channel.  

The Houston Ship Channel remains open to all traffic at this time. The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port is working in close

coordination with EPA, TCEQ, Harris County, ITC, and the contracted toxicology companies to evaluate any resulting impacts to the Houston Ship Channel.

 

If at any time a safety risk to operations on the Houston Ship Channel becomes evident, the Captain of the Port will take action to

ensure safety for port operations and mariners on the waterways. Facilities and employees should continue to follow any direction provided by the County officials. 

 

This bulletin shall remain active until rescinded or superseded by future direction.

 

HSC remains open to all vessel traffic

 

 

03/22

1240       USCG VTS Watch Supervisor directs no vessel movements from Tucker’s Bayou to LT Buoy 116 due to spill from fire incident at ITC-DP

1803       USCG COTP Order MSIB 05-19 calls for cease of cargo operations from Cargill Facility East to Cemex (between LB 139 and LB 129) due

to high levels of benzene detected in HSC

 

                MSIB 05-19

                This MSIB is issued in response to reported benzene levels on the Houston Ship Channel as a result of the chemical fire at ITC Deer

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As of March 22, 2019, at 1803 the Coast Guard Captain of the Port has called for a cease of cargo operations in the Houston Ship

Channel from the Cargill Facility East to Cemex USA, which is between Houston Ship Channel Light 139 and Houston Ship Channel Light 129. The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port is working in close coordination with EPA, TCEQ, Harris County, ITC, POHA and the contracted toxicology companies to evaluate air quality on the Houston Ship Channel at this time and will continue to update risk evaluations.

 

If at any time additional safety risks to operations on the Houston Ship Channel become evident, the

Captain of the Port will take action to ensure safety for port operations and mariners on the waterways. Facilities and employees

should continue to follow any direction provided by the County officials. 

 

This bulletin shall remain active until rescinded or superseded by future direction.

 

03/23    

USCG notice Tows allowed to proceed outbound from San Jacinto River from 1700 – 1900/24th March   Upper ship channel remains

closed to vessel traffic due to spill response from Tucker’s Bayou to LT Buoy 116.

 

03/25

1430      USCG notice received // Advises HSC open to all traffic for daytime transits only, with Carpenters Bayou and Old River remains closed. 

Vessels currently in the contamination area are not authorized to depart until decontamination is completed.  VTS Houston/Galveston directs all tow vessels transiting through the

contamination zone between Tucker’s Bayou and LT Buoy 116 to maintain a 30 minute spacing to complete pollution inspection

 

03/26

1935     VESSEL TRAFFIC SERVICE HOUSTON-GALVESTON DIRECTS NO VESSEL MOVEMENTS IN THE CONTAMINATED ZONE BETWEEN

                    HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL LIGHT 116 AND TUCKER'S BAYOU UNTIL 0800 MARCH 27, 2019, AT WHICH TIME TOWS TRANSITING THE

                    CONTAMINATED ZONE WILL BE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN A 30 MINUTE SPACING AND A TEMPORARY REPORTING POINT WILL BE

                    REESTABLISHED ON THE SAN JACINTO RIVER AT THE I-10 BRIDGE. CARPENTER'S BAYOU AND THE OLD RIVER REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL

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2132     As of March 26th, 2019, the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) has opened Houston Ship Channel between Tucker Bayou

and HSC light 116 to allow for vessel traffic, managed through Vessel Traffic Service (VTS), during daylight hours only. Old River and

Carpenters Bayou remain closed to all traffic. All vessels are required to check in and out via VTS

 

03/28

 

1008       VESSEL TRAFFIC SERVICE HOUSTON-GALVESTON DIRECTS NO VESSEL MOVEMENTS IN THE CONTAMINATED ZONE BETWEEN

LYNCHBURG FERRY AND TUCKER’S BAYOU UNTIL 0730 MARCH 29, 2019, AT WHICH TIME TOWS TRANSITING THE CONTAMINATED

ZONE WILL BE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN A 30 MINUTE SPACING AND A TEMPORARY REPORTING POINT WILL BE REESTABLISHED ON THE SAN JACINTO RIVER AT THE I-10 BRIDGE. CARPENTER’S BAYOU AND THE OLD RIVER REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

1154           VTS is now accepting check-ins for vessels that are not trapped behind the boom in the upper end of

                    the Old River in the area known as The Rock and Kirby's Cut.  Vessel's may depart into the San

                    Jacinto River provided they have minimal to no oiling and can meet the draft constraints.

                    Vessels will be inspected and decontaminated as needed prior to departing the Old River.  VTS is

                    requiring a 30 minute spacing between vessel transits."

 

03/29

                USCG advises one way vessel traffic from Lynchburg Ferry to Tucker’s Bayou and daylight transits only // tows allowed two way traffic

  through spill zone // Both vessel and tow traffic restricted to daylight only transits through the spill zone

 

03/30

                USCG VTS Notice – advises two way vessel and tow/barge traffic from Lynchburg Ferry and Tucker’s Bayou

 

03/31

                USCG VTS Notice - "2-WAY TOW TRAFFIC AND 1 WAY SHIP TRAFFIC IS ALLOWED BETWEEN LYNCHBURG AND TUCKERS BAYOU. VTS

DIRECTS NO MEETING OR OVERTAKING BETWEEN SHIPS FROM LYNCHBURG AND TUCKERS BAYOU.  ALL VESSELS TRANSITING THE

CONTAMINATED ZONE WILL BE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN A 30 MINUTE SPACING. WAKE AND SURGE CONSIDERATIONS ARE REQUESTED FROM ALL VESSELS.

 

ALL VESSEL'S WILL BE INSPECTED UPON ENTRY AND DEPARTURE FOR CONTAMINATION. 

 

THE I-10 BRIDGE IN THE SAN JACINTO RIVER HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED AS A TEMPORARY REQUIRED CHECK-IN POINT. VTS IS NOW

ACCEPTING CHECK-INS FROM VESSELS NOT CONFINED BEHIND THE BOOM IN THE UPPER END OF THE OLD RIVER IN THE AREA KNOWN

AS THE ROCK AND KIRBY'S CUT. VESSELS MAY DEPART INTO THE SAN JACINTO RIVER PROVIDED THEY HAVE MINIMAL TO NO OILING

AND CAN MEET THE DRAFT CONSTRAINTS.  

 

CARPENTER'S BAYOU REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE."

 

04/02

                Marine Safety Information Bulletin 12-19

Daily Industry Situation Report 4/2/19

 

                This MSIB is issued to provide updates to response activities related to the chemical fire at ITC Deer Park in the Upper Houston Ship

Channel. The following is a daily update to industry representatives on the status of impacted segments of the waterway, and will

continue until no longer needed.

 

Upper Houston Ship Channel remains open for "daylight vessel traffic only" with ship traffic moves into the contaminated zone

between 1800-0800 managed by VTS Houston/Galveston. 

 

San Jacinto River is open to vessel traffic as managed by VTS Houston/Galveston.

 

Old River remains closed until further notice. Visual assessments were conducted today with U.S. Coast Guard, Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association (GICA), and a member of the Port Coordination Team (PCT) representing the brown water fleet to assess the impact to vessels residing within Old River. Limited vessel movements were coordinated today by VTS Houston/Galveston.

 

Decontamination sites are being established at the mouth of Old River with anticipation of taking on vessels as soon as possible. Recovery operations continue within this area.

 

Carpenter’s Bayou has an established decontamination site and is currently open to outbound traffic only once they have undergone decontamination. Responders successfully completed decontamination of 4 tug and barges within this area.

 

Visual assessments were completed of Jacintoport, Houston Fuel Oil docks and Vopak Deer Park to determine the impacts and future availability for vessels. Updates to dock status will be provided via the VTS Berth Status Chartlet distributed through the Port Coordination Team notes.

 

The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port is working in close coordination with EPA, TCEQ, Harris County, ITC, and the contracted

toxicology companies to evaluate any resulting impacts to the Houston Ship Channel.

 

If at any time a safety risk to operations on the Houston Ship Channel becomes evident, the Captain of the Port will take action to

ensure safety for port operations and mariners on the waterways. Facilities and employees should continue to follow any direction provided by the County officials. 

 

This bulletin shall remain active until rescinded or superseded by future direction.

                                                                                                                                K. D. Oditt

Captain, United States Coast Guard

Captain of the Port

 

 

 

 

Galveston / Texas City // Open to all vessel traffic

 

 

Freeport // Open to all vessel traffic

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NOAA Weather Service

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

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

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

Wednesday

Mostly Cloudy

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity   77%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.16 in / 1021.9 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint   47° 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  54° F

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wind  E 6 mph

Wednesday

<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     63° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Low             65° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High            67° F

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer   30.17 in / 1021.5 mb

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wind  E 7 mph

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

Overcast

<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            67° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High           69° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity     87° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer  30.16 in / 1021.2 mb

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

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

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

Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">A slight chance of showers before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 71. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Showers likely, mainly after 4am. Cloudy, with a low around 66. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. 

Thursday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. 

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind around 5 mph. 

Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. 

Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.

Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.

Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82.

Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 82.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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Today: <span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black;background:white">Cloudy, with a high near 67. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. <span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">

Tonight: A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 65. Breezy, with a southeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. 

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 74. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 

Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Friday: A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.

Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

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

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 74.<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black;background:white">A 20 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 69. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph. <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">

Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 67. Breezy, with a southeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. 

Thursday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

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

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Southeast wind around 5 mph. 

Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.

Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75.

Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.

Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.

Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 77.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

 

 

 

 

 

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

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">NOAA USGULF Offshore Waters Weather

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">KHOU WEATHER

http://www.khou.com/weather/<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Galveston WEB Cams

https://www.galveston.com/webcams/

 

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Kemah WEB Cams

https://saltwater-recon.com/kemah-seabrook/

https://www.weatherbug.com/weather-camera/

 

 

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Baytown WEB Cams

https://www.weatherbug.com/weather-camera/   

https://www.meteoblue.com/en/weather/forecast/webcams/baytown_united-states-of-america_4672731

 

 

 

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

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

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Maximum Deep Drafts - Houston / Galveston Bay

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">PORTS NOAA/NOS Water Levels (above MLLW) @ 0739 hrs

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.8 ft Rising = 46’08”

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.9 ft Falling = 46’09”

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

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

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

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

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Winds – Houston / Galveston Bay PORTS, NOAA/NOS @ 0739 hrs

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">3 knots from E, gusts to 6 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">7 knots from ENE, gusts to 8 knots

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

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

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FZUS54 KHGX 030951

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Coastal Waters Forecast

National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX

451 AM CDT Wed Apr 3 2019

 

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.

 

GMZ300-032215-

Synopsis for High Island to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 60

nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

451 AM CDT Wed Apr 3 2019

 

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

Southerly winds should increase today and then persist through

the rest of the week accompanied by a gradual increase in sea

heights. Higher moisture from the Gulf could produce patchy sea

fog as early as Thursday morning. Sea fog looks to be more of a

threat Friday morning going into the weekend. A series of storms

systems will pass by bringing periods of showers and thunderstorms

before a weak cold front finally pushes off the coast Monday.

 

$$

 

GMZ335-032215-

Galveston Bay-

451 AM CDT Wed Apr 3 2019

 

.TODAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to

15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth becoming slightly

choppy in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers late.

.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy. A

chance of showers.

.THURSDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly

choppy. Patchy fog. A chance of showers and a slight chance of

thunderstorms.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

Patchy fog. A slight chance of showers.

.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

Patchy fog. A slight chance of showers. A slight chance of

thunderstorms in the afternoon.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay waters

smooth to slightly choppy. Patchy fog. A chance of showers and

thunderstorms.

.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly

choppy. Patchy fog. Showers and thunderstorms likely.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly

choppy. Patchy fog. Showers and thunderstorms likely.

.SUNDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to 10 knots

in the afternoon. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming smooth in

the afternoon. Patchy fog. Showers and thunderstorms likely.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northwest after

midnight. Bay waters smooth. Patchy fog. A chance of showers and

a slight chance of thunderstorms.

 

$$

 

GMZ330-032215-

Matagorda Bay-

451 AM CDT Wed Apr 3 2019

 

.TODAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly

choppy. A chance of showers.

.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly

choppy. A chance of showers.

.THURSDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly

choppy. Patchy fog. A chance of showers and a slight chance of

thunderstorms in the morning. A slight chance of showers in the

afternoon.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

Patchy fog.

.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

Patchy fog.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay waters

smooth to slightly choppy. Patchy fog. A chance of showers and

thunderstorms.

.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly

choppy. Patchy fog. Showers and thunderstorms likely.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters

slightly choppy. Patchy fog. A chance of showers and

thunderstorms.

.SUNDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. Patchy

fog. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...West winds around 5 knots becoming north after

midnight. Bay waters smooth. Patchy fog. A slight chance of

showers.

 

$$

 

GMZ350-355-032215-

Coastal waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX out

20 NM-Coastal waters from High Island to Freeport TX out 20 NM-

451 AM CDT Wed Apr 3 2019

 

.TODAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A

slight chance of showers until late afternoon. A chance of

showers late.

.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A

chance of showers.

.THURSDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Patchy

fog. A chance of showers in the morning. A slight chance of

thunderstorms. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Patchy fog. A slight chance of showers.

.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Patchy

fog. A slight chance of showers. A slight chance of thunderstorms

in the afternoon.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Patchy fog. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

Patchy fog. Showers and thunderstorms likely.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

Patchy fog. Showers and thunderstorms likely.

.SUNDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to 10 knots

in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Patchy fog. A chance of

showers and thunderstorms.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north after

midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Patchy fog. A chance of showers and a

slight chance of thunderstorms.

 

$$

 

GMZ370-375-032215-

Waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX from 20 to

60 NM-Waters from High Island to Freeport TX from 20 to 60 NM-

451 AM CDT Wed Apr 3 2019

 

.TODAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A

slight chance of showers until late afternoon, then a chance of

showers late.

.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A

chance of showers.

.THURSDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet with

occasional seas up to 6 feet. A slight chance of thunderstorms in

the morning. A slight chance of showers.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A

slight chance of showers after midnight.

.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A

slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to

15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas

up to 7 feet. Showers and thunderstorms likely.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south

15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 5 to 6 feet with occasional

seas up to 7 feet. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

.SUNDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to 10 knots

in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to

7 feet subsiding to 4 feet in the afternoon. A chance of showers

and thunderstorms.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north after

midnight. Seas 4 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. A

chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms.

 

$$

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Port of Houston Authority<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">

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ACOE Project Depth for Houston Ship Channel<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">

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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-family:"Arial",sans-serif">40 feet/12.19 meters Bayport Channel <span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

<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-family:"Arial",sans-serif">HSC Air Drafts Restrictions

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Power Lines 

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Power Lines

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Fred Hartman

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197’ (Morgan’s Point)

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

<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)

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

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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 # 41, & 42

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#051423">The ACOE project draft for the GSC is 45’00” FW.  The narrowest point is approximately 1,200 ft wide with no air draft restrictions.  At the POGA berths the maximum deep draft varies from 32’00” to 40’00” at MLT,

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Port of Freeport is located three miles from deep water, the channel is 400 ft wide and ACOE project maximum deep draft at MLW is 45’00”.

 

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Army Corp of Engineers

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Houston Pilots Association

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#051423">Galveston Texas City Pilots

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Brazos Harbor Pilots

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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.