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Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/31/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/30/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/29/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/28/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/27/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/26/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/25/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/24/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/23/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/22/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/21/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/20/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/19/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/18/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/17/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/16/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/15/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/14/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/13/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update // Correction 05/12/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/12/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/11/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/10/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/09/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/08/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/07/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/06/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/05/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/04/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/03/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/02/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 05/01/2019 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update
Date:Friday, May 17, 2019
Priority:Normal
Notice:

 

May 17, 2019           Friday                   

 

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

 

Hurricane Season

June 1st – November 30th

    

 

 

NOAA Weather

GMZ300-172215-

Synopsis for High Island to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 60

nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

437 AM CDT Fri May 17 2019

 

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

A tightening onshore pressure gradient will produce stronger

onshore winds and build seas through tomorrow. Conditions should

briefly improve Sunday, but winds and seas will once again reach

and maintain Caution and or Advisory levels throughout next week.

 

$$

 

 

 

Houston // Open to all vessel traffic

 

05/10

1535       Collision ship LPG - GENESIS RIVER and a barge collision just below Bayport flare. 

1557       USCG VTS Notice received instructing “No vessel transits from Lt Buoy 61 – Lt Buoy 75. I/B transits allowed into

 Dickinson Bayou and O/B transits are allowed into Bayport”

1800      USCG COTP MSIB 39-19 established temporary emergency zone and closure of Clear Creek Channel from the entrance to Clear Lake extending to Lt Buoy 66 on Houston Ship Channel and north up to but not including Bayport Ship Channel

 

05/11

0742       USCG VTS Houston/Galveston Sector

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">                “The Houston Ship Channel remains closed to all traffic between LT61-LT75 as salvage

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">and recovery operations continue following Friday's collision. We are assessing the

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">potential for an early resumption of one-way tow traffic once a stable condition is

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">established for the damaged barges. Resumption of ship traffic is predicated upon

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">further salvage and recovery and should not be expected before late afternoon at the

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">earliest.  Convening of the Port Coordination Team is not anticipated unless a

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">prolonged disruption of ship traffic emerges. Further updates will follow as the

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">situation matures/evolves.”

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1215       USCG VTS Houston/Galveston Sector

“THE HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL IS OPEN TO 1 WAY TOW TRAFFIC BETWEEN HSC LT 66 AND HSC LT 76. VESSEL TRAFFIC SERVICE DIRECTS NO MEETING OR OVERTAKING AND WAKE & SURGE CONSIDERATIONS WITHIN THIS       AREA. TOWS ARE TO FAVOR THE RED SIDE OF THE CHANNEL AS SAFELY AS

POSSIBLE."

 

"VESSEL TRAFFIC SERVICE HOUSTON GALVESTON IS EXPLORING LIMITED SHIP TRAFFIC WITHIN THE AFFECTED

AREA. GENERAL SHIP MOVEMENTS ARE NOT EXPECTED PRIOR TO SUNDAY MAY 12, 2019."

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05/12

0430       Houston Pilots resume boarding outbound vessel traffic only

USCG VTS Houston/Galveston Sector

“DUE TO SALVAGE OPERATIONS IN THE VICINITY OF HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL LIGHT 73 VESSEL TRAFFIC SERVICE

HOUSTON-GALVESTON DIRECTS NO MEETING OR OVERTAKING AT HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL LIGHT 73 AND WAKE

AND SURGE CONSIDERATIONS FROM HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL LIGHT 66 TO LIGHT 76. VESSELS ARE TO FAVOR

THE RED SIDE OF THE CHANNEL AS SAFETY PERMITS. TWO-WAY TOW TRAFFIC AND OUTBOUND SHIP TRAFFIC IS

NOW AUTHORIZED.”

 

1525      USCG MSIB 40-19

Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston Marine Safety Information Bulletin 40-19

Closure of Clear Creek Channel 5/10/19

Update #1 12MAY2019

As of May 12, 2019, at 11:00 A.M., the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston Captain of the Port is

expanding the established emergency temporary safety zone in the Lower Galveston Bay. The new safety zone

boundaries are the western shores of Lower Galveston Bay, extending south to Eagle Point in San Leon, then

extending east up to but not including the Houston Ship Channel, and then extending north up to but not

including the Bayport Ship Channel. This emergency safety zone is required to protect persons, property, and

infrastructure from potential damage and safety hazards associated with pollution and salvage operations of a

collision between a deep draft vessel and a towing vessel with two barges that occurred on May 10, 2019.

Please be advised that this closure is separate from traffic restrictions imposed by VTS Houston Galveston.

 

The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port is working in close coordination with local and state authorities to

continuously evaluate the Houston Ship Channel and affected waterways to reassess the status of the closures

and will continue to update mariners. Local residents 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

Sector Houston-Ga Hillard St, Houston TX 77034

phone (281) 464-4851

               

05/13

0530       Pilots resumed boarding inbound vessel traffic only

0650       USCG VTS Notice

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">DUE TO SALVAGE OPERATIONS IN THE VICINITY OF HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL LIGHT 73 VESSEL TRAFFIC SERVICE HOUSTON-GALVESTON DIRECTS NO MEETING OR OVERTAKING AT HOUSTON SHIP

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">CHANNEL LIGHT 73 AND WAKE AND SURGE CONSIDERATIONS FROM HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL LIGHT 66 TO LIGHT 76.   VESSELS ARE TO FAVOR THE RED SIDE OF THE CHANNEL AS SAFETY

<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">PERMITS.  TWO-WAY TOW TRAFFIC AND ONE-WAY SHIP TRAFFIC IS NOW AUTHORIZED.

 

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#222222">1946       Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston Marine Safety Information Bulletin 41-19

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#222222">Closure of Clear Creek Channel 5/10/19

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#222222">Update #2 13MAY2019

As of May 13<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#3E3E3E">, 2019, at 3:00 P.M<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#3E3E3E">., <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#222222">the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston Captain of the Port is reducing the established emergency temporary safety zone in

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#222222">the Lower Galveston Bay. The new safety zone boundaries are defined by a 1 nautical mile radius around the site of response operations, in the following position,

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#222222">29.596N 94.948W, not including commercial traffic transiting the Houston Ship Channel. This emergency safety zone is required to protect persons, property<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#3E3E3E">, <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#222222">and

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#222222">infrastructure from potential damage and safety hazards associated with pollution and salvage operations of a collision between a deep draft vessel and a towing

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#222222">vessel with two barges that occurred on May 10, 2019. Please be advised that this closure is separate from traffic restrictions imposed by VTS Houston Galveston.  The

U.S<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#3E3E3E">. <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#222222">Coast Guard Captain of the Port is working in close coordination with local and state authorities to continuously evaluate the Houston Ship Channel and affected

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#222222">waterways to reassess the status of the closures and will continue to update mariners. Local residents should continue to follow any direction provided by the County

officials.  <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#222222">This bulletin shall remain active until rescinded or superseded by future direction<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#3E3E3E">.

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#222222"> 

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#222222">K. D. Oditt

Captain, United States Coast Guard Captain of the Port

 

05/15

1130       Barges involved in collision were removed from accident site and placed in berths.  Pilots resumed boarding two way traffic.

 

 

 

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;color:windowtext">NOAA HOUSTON

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">Currently   73° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">Low           74° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">High          85° F

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">Barometer 29.89 in / 1012.7 mb

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">Visibility     10 miles

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">Currently     76° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">Low             77° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">High            81° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">Humidity     88° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">Barometer   29.90 in / 1012.6 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">Dewpoint     72° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">Visibility       10 miles

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">Heat Index   76° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">Wind  SE 13 mph

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

Overcast

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">Currently    74° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">Low            76° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">High           82° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">Humidity     91° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">Barometer  29.89 in / 1012.0 mb

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">Visibility      10 miles

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

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

Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Breezy, with a southeast wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 

Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. 

Saturday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1am. Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. South wind around 5 mph. 

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 75.

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 88.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 76.

Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 75.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">

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

Today: <span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;background:white">A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. Southeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. <span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. Breezy, with a southeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. 

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. Breezy, with a southeast wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. 

Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. 

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 76.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Breezy. 

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. Windy. 

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy. 

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. Breezy. 

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy. 

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. Breezy. 

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">

Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">A slight chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. Southeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. 

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Breezy, with a southeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. 

Saturday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. 

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind around 10 mph. 

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 75.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy. 

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Breezy. 

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy. 

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 77.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 77.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">

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Hazardous Weather Outlook <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Hazardous Weather Outlook <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">405 AM CDT Fri May 17 2019 <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">  <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">GMZ330-335-350-355-370-375-TXZ436>438-181200- <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Brazoria Islands- <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Coastal waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX out <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">20 NM-Coastal waters from High Island to Freeport TX out 20 NM- <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Galveston Bay-Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula- <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Matagorda Bay-Matagorda Islands- <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX from 20 to <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">60 NM-Waters from High Island to Freeport TX from 20 to 60 NM- <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">405 AM CDT Fri May 17 2019 <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">  <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of Southeast Texas. <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">  <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">  <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Winds and seas will be increasing, and there could be a rising risk <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">of rip currents along area beaches. <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">  <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">  <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">On Saturday, elevated winds and seas can be expected along with increasing <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">chances of showers and thunderstorms. Some storms might be able to become <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">strong or severe late. Some minor coastal flooding is expected to be <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">possible around times of high tide this weekend and into early next <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">week. An elevated risk of rip currents along area beaches can also <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">be expected. <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">  <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">  <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Spotter activation might be needed Saturday night. <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">  <span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">$$ <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:windowtext"> 

 

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

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">PORTS NOAA/NOS Water Levels (above MLLW) @ 0720 hrs

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">2.4 ft Rising  = 47’04”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">2.3 ft Steady = 47’03”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">2.6 ft Rising = 47’06”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">2.6 ft Falling = 47’06”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">2.5 ft Falling = 47’05”

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Winds – Houston / Galveston Bay PORTS, NOAA/NOS @ 0720 hrs

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

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

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

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

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

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FZUS54 KHGX 170937

CWFHGX

Coastal Waters Forecast

National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX

437 AM CDT Fri May 17 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.

GMZ300-172215-

Synopsis for High Island to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 60

nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

437 AM CDT Fri May 17 2019

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

A tightening onshore pressure gradient will produce stronger

onshore winds and build seas through tomorrow. Conditions should

briefly improve Sunday, but winds and seas will once again reach

and maintain Caution and or Advisory levels throughout next week.

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GMZ335-172215-

Galveston Bay-

437 AM CDT Fri May 17 2019

...Small Craft Should Exercise Caution through early Sunday

morning...

.TODAY...Southeast winds 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A

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

late morning and afternoon.

.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.

A slight chance of showers in the evening.

.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy

to choppy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the

morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the

afternoon.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds around 15 knots. Bay waters

slightly choppy. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening,

then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.

.SUNDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to

slightly choppy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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

smooth to slightly choppy.

.MONDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to

20 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming

choppy in the afternoon.

.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters

choppy.

.TUESDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy. A

chance of showers and thunderstorms.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...South winds around 15 knots. Bay waters slightly

choppy to choppy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ330-172215-

Matagorda Bay-

437 AM CDT Fri May 17 2019

...Small Craft Should Exercise Caution through early Sunday

morning...

.TODAY...Southeast winds 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A

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

late morning and afternoon.

.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy

to choppy. A slight chance of showers.

.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters slightly

choppy to choppy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the

morning, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the

afternoon.

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

choppy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

.SUNDAY...South winds around 10 knots. Bay waters smooth to

slightly choppy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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

slightly choppy.

.MONDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy.

.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Bay waters rough.

.TUESDAY...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy. A

chance of showers and thunderstorms.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters

choppy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ350-355-172215-

Coastal waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX out

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

437 AM CDT Fri May 17 2019

...Small Craft Should Exercise Caution through early Sunday

morning...

.TODAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. A

slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the late morning

and afternoon.

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

.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet with

occasional seas up to 6 feet. A slight chance of showers and

thunderstorms.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet

with occasional seas up to 6 feet. A chance of showers and

thunderstorms.

.SUNDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. A slight

chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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

.MONDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet

with occasional seas up to 7 feet building to 6 to 8 feet with

occasional seas up to 10 feet after midnight.

.TUESDAY...South winds 20 to 25 knots decreasing to 15 to

20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 6 to 8 feet with occasional seas

up to 10 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...South winds around 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet

with occasional seas up to 7 feet. A slight chance of showers and

thunderstorms.

$$

GMZ370-375-172215-

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-

437 AM CDT Fri May 17 2019

...Small Craft Should Exercise Caution through early Sunday

morning...

.TODAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.

.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with

occasional seas up to 7 feet.

.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet with

occasional seas up to 7 feet. A slight chance of showers and

thunderstorms.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet

with occasional seas up to 7 feet. A chance of showers and

thunderstorms in the evening, then a slight chance of showers and

thunderstorms after midnight.

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

in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to

6 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet

with occasional seas up to 6 feet.

.MONDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with

occasional seas up to 7 feet.

.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet

with occasional seas up to 11 feet.

.TUESDAY...South winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 7 to 10 feet with

occasional seas up to 13 feet. A slight chance of showers and

thunderstorms.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 7 to

9 feet with occasional seas up to 11 feet. A slight chance of

showers and thunderstorms.

$$

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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

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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

 

 

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

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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;color:windowtext">45 feet/13.72 meters up to Shell / Enterprise

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">40 feet/12.19 meters up to S.P. Slip

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">36 feet/10.97 meters to the Turning Basin

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">40 feet/12.19 meters Barbour’s Cut Channel

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">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;color:windowtext">HSC Air Drafts Restrictions

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

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

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

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

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">Jesse Jones

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

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">Sidney Sherman

197’ (Morgan’s Point)<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:white">

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">175' (Baytown/LaPorte Bridge)

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">197’ (Battleship Texas)

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">175' (Beltway 8 Bridge)

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">197’ (Power Plant)

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">135' (Loop 610 Bridge)

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

http://www.tctrr.com/<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:windowtext">

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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;color:white">

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

www.brazospilots.com

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NOAA

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National Data Buoy Center

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Disclaimer
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.