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Subject:Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update
Date:Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Priority:Normal
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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">April 1, 2015             Wednesday

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update   <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Houston Ship Channel is open to all traffic at 1045/28th March

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">03/09

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1120     Pilots suspended boarding Inbound and outbound traffic due to fog

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1250     USCG VTS reported the accident and directed no vessel movements on the HSC between Lt Buoy 86 and the Morgan’s Point power lines

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">2102     USCG established a safety zone from the Fred Hartman Bridge to LT Buoy 86 due to the vessel accident and spill.  No vessel may transit the safety zone

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">03/10

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0710     Houston ship Channel opened (above and below the safety zone)

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">03/11

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1856     COTP established a new safety zone from Light Buoy 86 to Morgan’s Point Power Lines due to ship collision

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">03/12

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0930     MT Carla Maersk shifted from accident site to Barbour’s Cut Turning Basin and anchored

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1000     USCG lifted safety zone and all commercial traffic allowed to transit the former safety zone, pilots commenced boarding outbound traffic

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1405     Pilots suspended all boardings due to fog

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1645     HSC Open to all traffic / Pilots remain suspending all boardings – allowing barge traffic to transit uninhibited

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">03/13

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0830     Pilots resumed boarding all traffic

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1000     Pilots suspend all traffic due to fog

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1240     Pilots resumed boarding inbound vessels and outbound traffic remains suspended      

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">2230     Pilots resumed boarding outbound vessels only and suspended inbound traffic

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">03/14 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0635     Pilots resumed boarding inbound vessels and remains boarding outbound traffic // open to all traffic

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">03/17

0640<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">     <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Pilots suspend all traffic due to fog

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1430     Pilots resumed boarding outbound vessels only

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1930     Pilots suspend all traffic due to fog

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">2120     Pilots resumed boarding outbound vessels only

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">03/18

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0025     Pilots suspend all traffic due to fog

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1230     Pilots resumed boarding outbound vessels only

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">2100     Pilots suspend all traffic due to fog

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">03/19

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1500     Pilots resumed boarding outbound vessels only

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1800     Pilots suspend all traffic due to fog

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">03/20   

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1035     Pilots resumed boarding inbound vessels only

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">2135     Pilots suspend all traffic due to fog

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">03/21

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1040     Pilots resumed boarding inbound vessels only

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1655     Pilots resumed boarding outbound traffic only / Inbound traffic suspended

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">2130     Pilots suspended outbound traffic

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">03/22

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0300     Pilots boarded only 1 vessel and proceeding inbound

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0520     Pilots resumed boarding outbound traffic

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0800     Pilots resumed boarding inbound traffic

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">03/28

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0945     Pilots suspend all traffic due to fog<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1045     <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Pilots resumed boarding all traffic

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Galveston/Texas City open to all traffic

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">03/13

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0150     Pilots suspended boarding all traffic due to fog

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0630     Pilots resumed boarding all traffic

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">03/17

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0720     Pilots suspended boarding all traffic due to fog

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">03/18   

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1600     Pilots resumed boarding all traffic

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">2230     Pilots suspended boarding all traffic due to fog

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">03/20

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0330     Pilots resumed boarding all traffic

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">2210     Pilots suspended boarding all traffic due to fog

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">03/21

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0930     Pilots resumed boarding all traffic

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">No report

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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">Wednesday

<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    69° F

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity     96%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 29.99 in / 1015.9 mb

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

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

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

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

<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     69° F

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity    100%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.00 in / 1015.8 mb

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

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

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

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

<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    69° F

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity   100%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 29.98 in / 1015.1 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        5 miles

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

Today: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind around 10 mph.

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. South wind around 10 mph.

Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 70.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 73.

Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.

Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81.

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

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 83<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Southeast wind around 10 mph.

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 76. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Breezy.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 68. Windy.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 71.

Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.

Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.

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

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 77<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 77. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. South wind around 10 mph.

Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. Breezy.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 72.

Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.

Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.

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

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 77.<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">

 

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

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/hgx/<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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

http://www.khou.com/weather/<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">

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

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Maximum Deep Drafts - Houston / Galveston Bay

PORTS NOAA/NOS Water Levels (above MLLW) @ 0804 hrs

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

0.6 ft Steady = 45’06”

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

0.8 ft Steady = 45’08”

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

0.4 ft Falling = 45’04”

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

0.4 ft Falling = 45’04”

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Winds – Houston / Galveston Bay PORTS, NOAA/NOS @ 0804 hrs 

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

2<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> knots from S, gusts to 4 knots

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

8<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> knots from SSE, gusts to 8 knots

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

6<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> knots from SE, gusts to 7 knots

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Please visit our WEB Site<span-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> www.moranshipping.com<span-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> for port tide tables

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">FZUS54 KHGX 010828

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">CWFHGX

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">328 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">UPPER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">CHANNEL OUT 60 NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">SEAS ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">1/3 OF THE WAVES...ALONG WITH THE OCCASIONAL HEIGHT OF THE AVERAGE

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">HIGHEST 10 PERCENT OF THE WAVES.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">GMZ300-012045-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">NAUTICAL MILES INCLUDING GALVESTON AND MATAGORDA BAYS

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">328 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">MODERATE SOUTH WINDS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">THE NEXT COLD FRONT IS STILL ON SCHEDULE TO RACE OFF THE COAST

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">AND THROUGH THE COASTAL WATERS LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">SATURDAY MORNING WITH MODERATE TO STRONG NORTHEAST WINDS AND

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">BUILDING SEAS IN ITS WAKE. CAUTION FLAGS AND ADVISORIES WILL

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">LIKELY BE NEEDED BEHIND THE FRONT. WINDS BEHIND THE FRONT WILL

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">WEAKEN SATURDAY NIGHT AND ON INTO SUNDAY AND BECOME MORE EAST

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">AND SOUTHEAST...AND THIS MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW WILL BE IN THE

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">FORECAST FOR THE START OF NEXT WEEK.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">GMZ330-335-012045-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">MATAGORDA BAY-GALVESTON BAY-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">328 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING SLIGHTLY CHOPPY IN THE

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">MORNING AND AFTERNOON.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ON FRIDAY.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 15 TO 20

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY BECOMING CHOPPY AFTER

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAY WATERS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SLIGHTLY

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">$$

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">GMZ350-355-012045-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">328 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 20 TO 25

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FEET AFTER

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A CHANCE

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">GMZ370-375-012045-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">328 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TODAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TONIGHT...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.THURSDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">SEAS UP TO 6 FEET.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.THURSDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">OCCASIONAL SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.FRIDAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">SEAS UP TO 7 FEET.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.FRIDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 20 TO 25

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 FEET BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">SEAS UP TO 8 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">SEAS UP TO 10 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">SEAS UP TO 8 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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Port of Houston Authority

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ACOE Project Depth for Houston Ship Channel

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">45 feet/13.72 meters up to Shell Oiltanking

<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 Barbours Cut Channel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

<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)

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Air drafts clearances are based on MHW // Vessels should allow an additional 10 feet clearance for the Power Lines

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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">

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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 # 11, 12, 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">

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

<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:#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,

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#051423"> 

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

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

http://www.houston-pilots.com/<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#051423">Galveston Texas City Pilots

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

www.brazospilots.com

 

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