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Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/31/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/30/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/29/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/28/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/27/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/26/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/25/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/24/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/23/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/22/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/21/2015 Normal
Interruption of Email Service // NVMC 07/20/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/20/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/19/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/18/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/17/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/16/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/15/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/14/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/13/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/12/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/11/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/10/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/09/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/08/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/07/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/06/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/05/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/04/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/03/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/02/2015 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 07/01/2015 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update
Date:Sunday, July 12, 2015
Priority:Normal
Notice:

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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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Hurricane Season

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Following received from Captain Michael Morris, Presiding Officer of Houston Pilots Association PM/29th June 2015.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office. 

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Effective immediately the draft for the HSC will be limited to 43’-00” fresh water with a zero tide.  Earlier today we had a vessel touch bottom in the middle of the channel near beacons  45 & 46 in lower Galveston Bay.  We will make all efforts to work with our customers for vessels already bound for Houston with drafts over 43’-00”.<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

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<span-family:"Arial Narrow",sans-serif">Warmest Regards,

<span-family:"Arial Narrow",sans-serif">Michael A. Morris

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">Dredge Update for Buoys 45 & 46, POHA has signed a contract with Great Lakes, they estimate starting dredging late this month, possibly one month to complete.  LSHSC – Dredge Committee Meeting next Tuesday, we will have further information to release next week. 

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Emission Control Area (ECA) announcement from Houston Pilots<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">June 26 - With the Emission Control Area (ECA) implementation in North America, we have seen an increase in the incidence of reduced engine power and/or propulsion failures during pilotage transits due to vessels not being adapted to handle the low sulphur fuels as required by the regulations. All vessels wishing to transit the Houston Ship Channel with the aid of a Houston Pilot are required to provide full maneuvering speed as designed, specifically Maneuvering Full Ahead and Full Astern respectively, and this is an implied warranty by the Vessel Owners when requesting for a Houston pilot. A vessel may be refused a pilot if the vessel is not able to provide full maneuvering engine speed, as designed for the vessel.  At the very least, one's transit will be restricted to daylight with a possible tug assist for the transits in and out of Houston. Vessel Owners are strongly encouraged to adapt their vessels to consume ECA compliant fuels as per their engine manufacturer and Flag/Class guidelines, to ensure that the maneuvering capability of the vessel is not affected in the ECA compliance zones. Michael A. Morris, Presiding Officer.

Houston Pilots

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">Houston // Open to all traffic

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">Galveston / Texas City // Open to all traffic

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">Freeport // Open to all traffic

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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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High          94° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity    94%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.10 in / 1019.5 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint    75° 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   78° F

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High          89° 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 30.11 in / 1019.4 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint   76° 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  87° F

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<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">Fair

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High          89° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity    94%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.10 in  / 1019.2 mb

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Today: <span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 102. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the morning.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. South wind around 5 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. Heat index values as high as 101. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 75. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 95. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 76.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 77.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 78.

Friday: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 78.

Saturday: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Isolated showers between 7am and 9am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 10%.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 80. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 80. South wind around 15 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 89. South wind around 15 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 81.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 82.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 82.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 82.

Saturday: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Today: <span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 78. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 79. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 89. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 79.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 80.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 81.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 90.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 81.

Saturday: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

 

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

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

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

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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) @ 0645 hrs

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.5 ft Steady = 46’05”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.6 ft Steady = 46’06”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.6 ft Steady = 46’06”

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Winds – Houston / Galveston Bay PORTS, NOAA/NOS @ 0645 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">2 knots from SW, gusts to 3 knots

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">3 knots from W, gusts to 5 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">4 knots from W, gusts to 7 knots

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Please visit our WEB Site<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> www.moranshipping.com<span-size:10.0pt;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"">COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR TEXAS

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

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

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<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.

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">409 AM CDT SUN JUL 12 2015

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<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"">HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO WILL ALLOW FOR LIGHT

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">TO MODERATE SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS TO PERSIST FOR THE NEXT

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH NEAR 10

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">ISOLATED SHOWERS EARLY IN THE MORNING.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TONIGHT...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.MONDAY...SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAY WATERS SMOOTH.

<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...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"">.WEDNESDAY...SOUTH 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.

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

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

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

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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">GMZ350-355-122215-

<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-

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH IN THE

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FEET. ISOLATED SHOWERS EARLY IN THE MORNING.

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 FEET.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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<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-

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.TODAY...SOUTH WINDS 10 KNOTS OR LESS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET. ISOLATED

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.MONDAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WINDS NEAR 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.

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

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

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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">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">

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<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">

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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:#051423">The ACOE project draft for the GSC is 45’00” FW.  The narrowest point is approximately 1,200 ft wide with no air draft restrictions.  At the POGA berths the maximum deep draft varies from 32’00” to 40’00” at MLT,

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Port of Freeport is located three miles from deep water, the channel is 400 ft wide and ACOE project maximum deep draft at MLW is 45’00”.

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Army Corp of Engineers

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

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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

 

NOAA

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For quality assurance purposes please note well that while the above information is regularly vetted for accuracy it is not intended to replace the local knowledge or expertise pertaining to port conditions of our marine operations personnel. Port précis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.