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SubjectDatePriority
SHG MSIB 15-20: Sector Houston-Galveston Hazardous Condition Attestation03/31/2020 Normal
Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 3103/31/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/31/2020 Normal
COVID-19 & Close contact03/31/2020 Normal
Update: New Exemption Process for Texas Quarantine Orders03/30/2020 Normal
Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 3003/30/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/30/2020 Normal
Port of Freeport – Update03/29/2020 Normal
Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 2903/29/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/29/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/28/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/27/2020 Normal
USCG Updates COVID – 19 03/26/2020 Normal
COVID - 19 Daily Update // Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 2603/26/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/26/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/25/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/24/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/23/2020 Normal
GHPB - Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 2203/22/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/22/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/21/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/20/2020 Normal
Latest COVID-19 Guidelines and Moran Shipping Agencies03/19/2020 Normal
USCG MSIB 07-20, dated 03/18/2020 // Ports and Facilities MSIB for Corona Virus.03/19/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/19/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/18/2020 Normal
Freeport // Closed to all vessel traffic03/17/2020 Normal
Brazos Pilots Association Notice of Port Freeport Condition Update03/17/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/17/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/16/2020 Normal
Freeport // Closed to all vessel traffic (All vessel traffic will resume 1200/15th March)03/15/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/15/2020 Normal
Freeport // Closed to all vessel traffic03/14/2020 Normal
Freeport // Closed to all vessel traffic03/14/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/14/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/13/2020 Normal
Freeport // Open to all vessel traffic03/12/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/12/2020 Normal
WGMA Port Coordination Team Conference Call #2 - March 12th Houston Ship Channel Fog Update03/12/2020 Normal
Port of Freeport Update 03/12/2020 Normal
Revised COVID MSIB issued by Sector Houston-Galveston03/11/2020 Normal
Port of Freeport Update 03/11/2020 Normal
WGMA Port Coordination Team Conference Call - March 11th Houston Ship Channel Fog Update03/11/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/11/2020 Normal
Revised COVID MSIB issued by Sector Houston-Galveston Additional pdf's Added03/10/2020 Normal
Freeport // Open to all vessel traffic03/10/2020 Normal
Revised COVID MSIB issued by Sector Houston-Galveston03/10/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/10/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/09/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/08/2020 Normal
NOAA Houston / Galveston Sea fog outlook for next week03/07/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/07/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/06/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/05/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/04/2020 Normal
Port of Freeport Update03/03/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/03/2020 Normal
Port of Freeport Update 03/03/2020 Normal
HOUSTON - **UPDATE** MSIB 09-2020: Sector Houston-Galveston 2019 Novel Coronavirus Screening03/02/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/02/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/01/2020 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update
Date:Sunday, March 15, 2020
Priority:Normal
Notice:

 

March 15, 2020            Sunday

 

 

                

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

 

 

NOAA Weather

GMZ300-160415-

Synopsis for High Island to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 60

nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

1040 AM CDT Sun Mar 15 2020

 

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

Periods of sea fog will be possible into midweek.  The more

favorable location for the most reduced visibilities should be

situated in the nearshore Gulf waters south and east of the

Galveston area. Otherwise, a light to moderate onshore flow should

persist into the middle of the week before increasing.

 

 

$$

 

 

 

Houston // Open to all vessel traffic

 

03/02

2307       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

03/03

1205       Outbound vessel traffic only resumed

2010       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

03/04

1000       Outbound vessel traffic only resumed

1205       Inbound vessel traffic resumed // Outbound vessel traffic remains open

1319       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

1622       All vessel traffic resumed

 

03/10

0732       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

1110         Resumed boarding outbound vessel traffic only // Inbound vessel traffic still suspended due to visibility

2300        Resumed boarding inbound vessel traffic only // Outbound vessel traffic suspended due to visibility

 

03/11

0430       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

1220         Resumed boarding outbound vessel traffic only

1700        All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

03/12

0830         Resumed boarding outbound vessel traffic only

1105         Inbound vessel traffic resumed and outbound vessel traffic remains open (Two way traffic)

 

03/13

0555        Open to outbound vessel traffic only

1205        Inbound vessel traffic resumed and outbound vessel traffic remains open (Two way traffic)

2100          All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

03/14

0430          Open to outbound vessel traffic only

1000           Inbound vessel traffic resumed and outbound vessel traffic remains open (Two way traffic)

2240           All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

03/15

0500           Open to outbound vessel traffic only

0730           Inbound vessel traffic resumed and outbound vessel traffic remains open (Two way traffic)

 

 

Present traffic

 17          Vessels set to proceed inbound

 10          Vessels set to proceed outbound

 

 

 

Galveston / Texas City // Closed to all vessel traffic

 

03/10

0630        All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

03/11

0000         All vessel traffic resumed

0525         All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

03/12

1000          All vessel traffic resumed

 

03/13

0545          All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

1500           All vessel traffic resumed

2100           All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

03/14

0430            Open to outbound vessel traffic only

2240            All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

 

Freeport // Closed to all vessel traffic

 

03/03

0000       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

1100       All vessel traffic resumed

1938       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

03/04

0930       All vessel traffic resumed

1400       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog [pilots cancelled vessel traffic suspending at 1352/04) Vessel

                traffic open to all vessels

 

03/10

0535       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

1500       All vessel traffic resumed

 

03/11

0430       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

1230       All vessel traffic resumed

1910       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

03/12

1034         All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

1055         All vessel traffic resumed

 

03/14

0742           All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

1100           All vessel traffic resumed

 

03/15

0110          All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

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">Sunday

<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    73° 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           84° F

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer  30.25 in / 1025.0 mb

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Visibility        7 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 5 mph

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently     73° 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            74° F

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer  30.28 in / 1025.3 mb

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Visibility          2 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     NE 7 mph

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

Mostly Cloudy

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Low             68° F

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer   30.26 in / 1024.8 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint     69° 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 6 mph

Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">A 20 percent chance of showers between 2pm and 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight: Patchy fog after 8pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 67. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light in the evening.

Monday: Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 81. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Monday Night: Cloudy, with a low around 67. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Light southeast wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71.

Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71.

Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77.

Friday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.

Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 66.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. East wind around 10 mph.

Tonight: Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday: Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 72. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night: Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 68. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.

Wednesday: Patchy fog. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 74.

Wednesday Night: Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 74.

Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.

Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73.

Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Areas of fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 68. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday: Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 75. East wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night: Patchy fog after 3am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 67. East wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night: Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.

Wednesday: Patchy fog. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 77.

Wednesday Night: Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 77.

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

Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 75.

Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69.<span-size:10.0pt;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) @ 1052 hrs

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0.5 ft Steady = 45’05”

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">2.0 ft Rising = 47’00”

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

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

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Winds – Houston / Galveston Bay PORTS, NOAA/NOS @ 1052 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 5 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 ESE gusts to 8 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">8 knots from E gusts to 9 knots

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">6 knots from ENE gusts to 8 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

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FZUS54 KHGX 151540

CWFHGX

 

Coastal Waters Forecast

National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX

1040 AM CDT Sun Mar 15 2020

 

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.

 

GMZ300-160415-

Synopsis for High Island to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 60

nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

1040 AM CDT Sun Mar 15 2020

 

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

Periods of sea fog will be possible into midweek.  The more

favorable location for the most reduced visibilities should be

situated in the nearshore Gulf waters south and east of the

Galveston area. Otherwise, a light to moderate onshore flow should

persist into the middle of the week before increasing.

 

 

$$

 

GMZ335-160415-

Galveston Bay-

1040 AM CDT Sun Mar 15 2020

 

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON...

 

.REST OF TODAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast in

the afternoon. Bay waters smooth. Areas of fog late in the

morning.

.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east after

midnight. Bay waters smooth. Patchy fog.

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

Patchy fog early in the morning.

.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

Patchy fog after midnight.

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

Patchy fog. A slight chance of showers and isolated

thunderstorms.

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

smooth to slightly choppy. Patchy fog.

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

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

thunderstorms in the afternoon.

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

slightly choppy. Patchy fog.

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

choppy. A slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to

10 knots after midnight. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming

smooth after midnight. A slight chance of showers and isolated

thunderstorms.

 

$$

 

GMZ330-160415-

Matagorda Bay-

1040 AM CDT Sun Mar 15 2020

 

.REST OF TODAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast

10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth becoming

slightly choppy in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. Patchy

fog.

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

Patchy fog early in the morning.

.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

Patchy fog after midnight.

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

15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth becoming slightly

choppy in the afternoon. Patchy fog. A slight chance of showers

and isolated thunderstorms.

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

slightly choppy. Patchy fog.

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

choppy. Patchy fog.

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

slightly choppy. Patchy fog.

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

choppy. A slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in

the morning.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to

5 to 10 knots after midnight. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming

smooth after midnight. A slight chance of showers and isolated

thunderstorms.

 

$$

 

GMZ350-160415-

Coastal waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX out

20 NM-

1040 AM CDT Sun Mar 15 2020

 

.REST OF TODAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.

Areas of fog late in the morning.

.TONIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to 10 knots

after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Areas of fog.

.MONDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Patchy fog

early in the morning.

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

Patchy fog after midnight.

.TUESDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Patchy fog. A slight chance of showers and isolated

thunderstorms.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to

3 feet. Patchy fog.

.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Patchy fog.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to

5 feet. Patchy fog.

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

occasional seas up to 6 feet.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to

5 feet. A slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.

 

$$

 

GMZ355-160415-

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

1040 AM CDT Sun Mar 15 2020

 

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON...

 

.REST OF TODAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Areas of fog late in the morning, then patchy fog in the

afternoon.

.TONIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Areas of

fog.

.MONDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Patchy fog

in the morning.

.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.

Patchy fog after midnight.

.TUESDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Patchy

fog. A slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in the

afternoon.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet.

Patchy fog.

.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Patchy fog.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to

4 feet. Patchy fog.

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

slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms in the

afternoon.

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

slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.

 

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GMZ370-375-160415-

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-

1040 AM CDT Sun Mar 15 2020

 

.REST OF TODAY...East winds around 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.

.TONIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to 10 knots

after midnight. Seas 3 feet. Patchy fog after midnight.

.MONDAY...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Patchy fog

early in the morning.

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

Patchy fog after midnight.

.TUESDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to

3 feet.

.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 feet.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to

5 feet.

.THURSDAY...South 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.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to

6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 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">

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<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

 

 

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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

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

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

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

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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

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#051423">The Galveston Ship Channel is approximately    miles from GB Buoy <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:white">

<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

http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">

http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation.aspx<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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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

Chart viewer<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> - handy tool for chart reference

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National Hurricane Center<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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.