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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:USCG Updates COVID – 19
Date:Thursday, March 26, 2020
Priority:Normal
Attachments:
04 MSIB 06-20-Illness_Reporting.pdf    
CDC Illness reporting guide.pdf    
Guidance for Seaport Partners.pdf    
MSIB 0920.pdf    
MSIB 13-20 - Maritime Operations During Stay-At-Home Order.pdf    
Notice:

To all stake holders

Following email received from USCG / Galveston Sector regarding COVID – 19

Sincerely,

Bob Lain

Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc.

As Agents Only

16651 Ronan

Houston, TX 77060
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From: Bottiglieri, Mark A CIV
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:22 PM
To: Bottiglieri, Mark A CIV
Cc: Bottiglieri, Mark A CIV
Subject: **New Coast Guard MSIBs**

EXTERNAL E-MAIL: Please use caution.

 

Good Day Port Partners from Sector Houston-Galveston Port State Control:

Attached above please find the latest Marine Safety Information Bulletins, one being a Sector-level MSIB and the other a Commandant-level MSIB:

 

Sector Houston-Galveston MSIB 13-20, "Maritime Operations During A Stay-At-Home Order” dated 25 March 2020;Commandant (Inspections and Compliance Directorate) MSIB 09-20 “Vessel Inspections, Exams, and Documentation” dated 26 March 2020.

MSIB 13-20 was issued in response to questions and concerns regarding facility and maritime operations in the Houston-Galveston Captain of the Port Zone during the mandated “Stay-At-Home” orders issued by various local municipalities. This MSIB includes several important attachments from Harris County and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security with which all our port partners should become familiar.  Additionally, the MSIB offers two respective contact sources (HoustonFAC@uscg.mil or MSUTexasCityFacilities@uscg.mil as applicable) should you have questions regarding the aforementioned.

                                               

MSIB 09-20 serves notice to mariners that they may find, depending on the pandemic’s impact to a particular Officer-In-Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) zone, local Coast Guard Prevention staffs adjusting some aspects of their routine inspection and exam procedures---for both U.S. and foreign vessels. At this time the Port State Control branch at Sector Houston-Galveston has not substantially altered any of its operations and continues to staff our Targeting and Arrivals and Dispatch desks as normal, as well as sending teams in the field to complete all risk-based and statutorily mandated safety and security exam (ex. COCs). Any significant change to this posture will be communicated to our port partners via separate correspondence should circumstances warrant.    

Also, I wish reemphasize which agency mariners should report to if they have ill crew on board their vessels (see attached MSIB 06-20 for refresher definition of "illness"). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published guidance stating that interstate and intrastate vessels shall report to their local health department, NOT the CDC. Hopefully the below chart offers a nice synopsis for your reference ease—as well as two additional attachments generated by our partners at the CDC.  For our esteemed Brown Water Operators please pass to your crews that they should report to the local health departments as outlined below:

Voyage Type

Public Health Jurisdiction

international/traveling from a non-U.S. port

ex: cruise ships, cargo vessels

Report to the Houston Quarantine Station per our Interim Guidance for USCG and CBP at U.S. Seaports in Response to COVID-19

Interstate/Intrastate/traveling from a U.S. port

Ex. Tug boats, platforms

Report to the local health department

feel free to reference the Interim Guidance for USCG and CBP at U.S. Seaports in Response to COVID-19 the local health department can request assistance from the Houston Quarantine Station

 

Also for your reference I am including a link to several websites that offer excellent reference material as follows….

All Commandant-level Coast Guard MSIB Publications can be found following this link:

https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Featured-Content/Mariners/Marine-Safety-Information-Bulletins-MSIB/

For continuing situational updates, please visit the CDC’s 2019 Novel Coronavirus Situation Summary at:

https://go.usa.gov/xdDsW

Other helpful CDC websites include:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

https://www.cdc.gov/

 

Helpful State of Texas websites include:

(Texas Department of Health):

https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

(Texas Local Health Entities):

https://www.dshs.texas.gov/regions/2019-nCoV-Local-Health-Entities/

Helpful Harris County websites include:

(Houston-Harris Country Health entities):<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

http://www.houstontx.gov/health/

(Houston Emergency Operations Center):

http://houstonemergency.org/COVID19/

(“Ready” Harris County):

http://publichealth.harriscountytx.gov/Resources/2019-Novel-Coronavirus

 

Useful International Websites:

 

(International Maritime Organization (IMO)):

http://www.imo.org/en/MediaCentre/HotTopics/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

World Health Organization (WHO)

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Widest dissemination/redirection of this email to your constituents is highly encouraged and much appreciated.

Very Respectfully,

Mark Bottiglieri

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United States Coast Guard

Sector Houston-Galveston

Chief, Port State Control (PSC) Branch

Inspections Division

Prevention Department

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Address Mail to:

Commander

CG SECTOR Houston-Galveston

13411 Hillard Street

Houston, TX 77034

Attn: M.A. Bottiglieri (3F05)

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Notice posted on Thursday, March 26, 2020

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.