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Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/31/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/30/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/29/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/28/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/27/2019 Normal
Port of Freeport // Update12/27/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/26/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/25/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/24/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/23/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/22/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/21/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/20/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/19/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/18/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/17/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/16/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/15/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/14/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/13/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/12/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/11/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/10/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/09/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/08/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/07/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/06/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/05/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/04/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/03/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/02/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 12/01/2019 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update
Date:Friday, December 20, 2019
Priority:Normal
Notice:

 

 

December 20, 2019            Friday

 

                

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

 

 

 

NOAA Weather

GMZ300-202230-

Synopsis for High Island to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 60

nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

411 AM CST Fri Dec 20 2019

 

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

Generally moderate onshore winds to prevail today. As a strong

upper level storm system moves in from the northwest and a coastal

trough of low pressure forms over the western Gulf... winds are

expected to shift to the northeast tonight. These offshore winds

and seas will be increasing Saturday as this upper level storm

system eventually tracks out into the Gulf. Small Craft Advisories

will likely be needed over the weekend. Onshore winds are

forecast to return by Tuesday.

 

$$

 

 

 

Houston // Open to all vessel traffic

 

 

Recent closures HSC

12/14

2257          Vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

12/15

0710          Vessel traffic resumed

 

12/16

0001           Vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

0900            Vessel traffic resumed

  

 

 

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

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

Overcast

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently   53° F

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.32 in / 1027.2 mb

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

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

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

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

Overcast

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High            61° F

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer   30.32 in / 1026.6 mb

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

<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">Wind E 10 mph

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

Overcast

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High           63° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity     75%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer  30.30 in / 1026. 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      10 miles

<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 Chill    52° F

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

Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 58. East wind around 5 mph.

Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 46. East wind around 5 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 59. North wind around 5 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 43. North wind around 5 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 62. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 45.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 68.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 48.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 72.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.

Christmas Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 73.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 72.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">A 20 percent chance of showers after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 61. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 50. East wind 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 58. North wind around 15 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. North wind around 15 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 59. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 49.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 63.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 52.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 65.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

Christmas Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 67.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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

Today: <span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black;background:white">A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 11am. Cloudy, with a high near 63. East wind 10 to 15 mph.<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">

Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 48. East wind around 10 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 59. North wind around 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 43. North wind around 10 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 61. North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday Night: Clear, with a low around 44.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 65.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 68.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 54.

Christmas Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 71.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 69.<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

 

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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) @ 0848 hrs

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0.8 ft Falling = 45’08”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0.7 ft Steady = 45’07”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.1 ft Steady = 46’01”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.3 ft Rising = 46’03”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.2 ft Rising = 46’02”

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Winds – Houston / Galveston Bay PORTS, NOAA/NOS @ 0848 hrs

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">4 knots from NE gusts to 7 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">12 knots from ENE gusts to 14 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">11 knots from ENE gusts to 914 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">17 knots from E gusts to 18 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">7 knots from ESE gusts to 13 knots

 

 

 

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

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

https://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data/raw/fz/fzus54.khgx.cwf.hgx.txt<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

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FZUS54 KHGX 201011

CWFHGX

 

Coastal Waters Forecast

National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX

411 AM CST Fri Dec 20 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.

 

GMZ300-202230-

Synopsis for High Island to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 60

nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

411 AM CST Fri Dec 20 2019

 

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

Generally moderate onshore winds to prevail today. As a strong

upper level storm system moves in from the northwest and a coastal

trough of low pressure forms over the western Gulf... winds are

expected to shift to the northeast tonight. These offshore winds

and seas will be increasing Saturday as this upper level storm

system eventually tracks out into the Gulf. Small Craft Advisories

will likely be needed over the weekend. Onshore winds are

forecast to return by Tuesday.

 

$$

 

GMZ335-202230-

Galveston Bay-

411 AM CST Fri Dec 20 2019

 

.TODAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A

slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

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

choppy. A slight chance of showers.

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

choppy. A slight chance of showers in the morning.

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

choppy.

.SUNDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

.MONDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots. Bay waters

smooth.

.TUESDAY...Northeast winds around 5 knots becoming southeast in

the afternoon. Bay waters smooth.

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

 

$$

 

GMZ330-202230-

Matagorda Bay-

411 AM CST Fri Dec 20 2019

 

.TODAY...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy. A

chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely in the

afternoon.

.TONIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.

A chance of showers in the evening. Isolated thunderstorms.

Showers likely after midnight.

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

choppy. A chance of showers in the morning, then a slight chance

of showers early in the afternoon.

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

choppy.

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

in the afternoon. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming smooth in

the afternoon.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

.MONDAY...North winds around 5 knots becoming east in the

afternoon. Bay waters smooth.

.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 5 knots becoming east

after midnight. Bay waters smooth.

.TUESDAY...East winds around 5 knots becoming southeast in the

afternoon. Bay waters smooth.

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

 

$$

 

GMZ350-355-202230-

Coastal waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX out

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

411 AM CST Fri Dec 20 2019

 

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

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

afternoon.

.TONIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. A

chance of showers in the evening. Isolated thunderstorms. A

slight chance of showers after midnight.

.SATURDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A

slight chance of showers.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.

.SUNDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to

10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

.MONDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

.MONDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

.TUESDAY...Northeast winds around 5 knots becoming east in the

afternoon. Seas 1 foot.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

 

$$

 

GMZ370-375-202230-

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-

411 AM CST Fri Dec 20 2019

 

.TODAY...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A slight

chance of showers late in the morning. A chance of showers in the

afternoon.

.TONIGHT...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. A

chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.

.SATURDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet

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

the morning, then a slight chance of showers in the late morning

and afternoon.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds around 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet

with occasional seas up to 7 feet.

.SUNDAY...North 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.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

.MONDAY...North winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

.MONDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

.TUESDAY...East winds around 5 knots becoming 5 to 10 knots in

the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

 

$$

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

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/hgx/<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D"> 

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

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/MIAOFFNT4.shtml<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">

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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

 

 

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

http://www.portofhouston.com/<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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.