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UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/30/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/29/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/28/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/27/2024 Normal
Unified Command Multimedia Release - Key Point Bridge Response - Baltimore04/27/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/26/2024 Normal
Unified Command Multimedia Release - Key Point Bridge Response - Baltimore04/25/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/25/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/24/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/23/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/22/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/22/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/21/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/20/2024 Normal
Unified Command Multimedia Release - Key Point Bridge Response - Baltimore04/20/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/19/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/18/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/17/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/16/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/15/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/14/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/13/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/12/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/11/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/10/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/09/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/08/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/06/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/05/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/04/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/04/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/02/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/02/2024 Normal
Unified Command Multimedia Release - Key Point Bridge Response - Baltimore04/01/2024 Normal
UPDATE: Baltimore - Key Bridge Incident04/01/2024 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update
Date:Friday, April 03, 2015
Priority:Normal
Notice:

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">April 3, 2015             Friday

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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">1045     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

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

<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

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

<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">Friday

<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    79° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High           83° F

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.01 in / 10156.8 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint    70° 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">Wind S 10 mph, gusts up to 20 mph

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

<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     76° F

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.04 in / 1017.3 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint    72° 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 12 mph

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

<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    78° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High          78° F

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.02 in / 1016.5 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">Wind S 17 mph, gusts up to 24 mph

This Afternoon: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. South wind around 10 mph.

Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. South wind 5 to 15 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 59. East wind around 10 mph.

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83.

Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83.<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

This Afternoon: Partly sunny, with a high near 77. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Breezy, with a west wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. Windy, with a northeast wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. East wind around 15 mph.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 74. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.

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

Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.

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

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 77.

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

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78.

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

Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

This Afternoon: Partly sunny, with a high near 77. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, then a chance of showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 68. Breezy, with a northeast wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. East wind 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 77.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 77.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, 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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">PORTS NOAA/NOS Water Levels (above MLLW) @ 1308 hrs

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0.9 ft Steady = 45’09”

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0.4 ft Rising = 45’06”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Winds – Houston / Galveston Bay PORTS, NOAA/NOS @ 1308 hrs 

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">5 knots from S, gusts to 9 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">14 knots from SW, gusts to 17 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">9 knots from SSW, gusts to11 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 031517

<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"">1017 AM CDT FRI APR 3 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"">GMZ300-040415-

<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"">1017 AM CDT FRI APR 3 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 SOUTHEAST WINDS TO PERSIST THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON...THEN

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">WILL WEAKEN AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT. THIS FRONT WILL BE

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">CROSSING THE LOCAL WATERS SATURDAY MORNING...POSSIBLY LIGHT

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">PRECIPITATION ASSOCIATED WITH ITS PASSAGE. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORIES

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">WILL BE REQUIRED IN ITS WAKE. AS HIGH PRESSURE MOVES OFF TO THE

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">EAST...NORTHEAST WINDS WILL VEER BACK AROUND TO THE SOUTHEAST BY

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">EARLY SUNDAY. MODERATE ONSHORE FLOW IS THEN EXPECTED TO PERSIST OVER

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">SEVERAL DAYS. 

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">GMZ330-335-040415-

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">1017 AM CDT FRI APR 3 2015

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TODAY...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"">.TONIGHT...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 15 TO 20 KNOTS

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

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SATURDAY NIGHT...EAST 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"">.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAY WATERS SMOOTH BECOMING SLIGHTLY

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SUNDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH TO

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.

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

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">GMZ350-355-040415-

<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"">1017 AM CDT FRI APR 3 2015

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">SATURDAY EVENING...

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 20 TO

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 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...SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">4 FEET.

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">GMZ370-375-040415-

<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"">1017 AM CDT FRI APR 3 2015

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">SATURDAY EVENING...

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TONIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 20 TO

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH OCCASIONAL SEAS

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">UP TO 7 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET

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

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Port of Houston Authority

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ACOE Project Depth for Houston Ship Channel

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

<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">HSC Air Drafts Restrictions

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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

<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">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

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

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

<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">

http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation.aspx<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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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

http://galvestonpilots.com/galtexnew/<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#051423">

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

www.brazospilots.com

 

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