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SubjectDatePriority
WGMA Sabine/Neches Waterway PCT Report #9: Post-Hurricane Laura08/28/2020 Normal
WGMA Sabine/Neches Waterway PCT Report #8: Post-Hurricane Laura08/28/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel update 08/28/2020 Normal
1500/27TH AUG-2020 - Houston - Daily Port Update08/27/2020 Normal
FW: WGMA Lake Charles PCT Report #6: Post-Hurricane Laura08/27/2020 Normal
FW: MSIB 37-20 Hurricane Laura Port Recovery Operations08/27/2020 High
USCG PCT meeting today Aug 27 0900hrs08/27/2020 Normal
0900/27TH AUG-2020 - Houston - Daily Port Update08/27/2020 Normal
1130/26TH AUG-2020 - Houston - Daily Port Update08/26/2020 Normal
Fwd: WGMA Houston-Galveston PCT Call Update #6: Hurricane Laura08/26/2020 Normal
0910/26TH AUG-2020 - Houston - Daily Port Update08/26/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update08/26/2020 Normal
2001/25TH AUG-2020 - Houston - Daily Port Update08/25/2020 Normal
Fwd: Hurricane Laura - Active Storm Advisory - Atlantic - Tuesday, August 25, 202008/25/2020 Normal
FW: WGMA Sabine/Neches Waterway PCT Report #5: Hurricane Laura08/25/2020 Normal
Update on Galveston Texas City Pilots Services08/25/2020 Normal
Fwd: WGMA Houston-Galveston PCT Call Update #5: Hurricane Laura08/25/2020 Normal
0845/25TH AUG-2020 - Houston - Daily Port Update08/25/2020 Normal
1916/24-AUG-2020 - Houston - Daily Port Update08/24/2020 Normal
Fwd: WGMA Houston-Galveston PCT Call Update #4: Approaching Storm08/24/2020 Normal
Fwd: Tropical Storm Laura - Active Storm Advisory - Atlantic - Monday, August 24, 202008/24/2020 Normal
Fwd: Tropical Storm Marco - Active Storm Advisory - Atlantic - Monday, August 24, 202008/24/2020 Normal
FW: WGMA Sabine/Neches Waterway PCT Report #4: Approaching Storm Systems08/24/2020 Normal
FW: Houston Ship Channel Update - Stopping inbound traffic 1600/24th08/24/2020 High
FW: Tropical Storm Laura - Active Storm Advisory - Atlantic - Monday, August 24, 202008/24/2020 Normal
24-AUG-2020 - Houston - Daily Port Update08/24/2020 Normal
FW: Tropical Storm Marco - Active Storm Advisory - Atlantic - Monday, August 24, 202008/24/2020 Normal
FW: Tropical Storm Laura - Active Storm Advisory - Atlantic - Sunday, August 23, 202008/23/2020 Normal
FW: Hurricane Marco - Active Storm Advisory - Atlantic - Sunday, August 23, 202008/23/2020 Normal
FW: Tropical Storm Marco - Active Storm Advisory - Atlantic - Sunday, August 23, 202008/23/2020 Normal
FW: Tropical Storm Laura - Active Storm Advisory - Atlantic - Sunday, August 23, 202008/23/2020 Normal
23-AUG-2020 - Houston - Daily Port Update08/23/2020 Normal
FW: TS Marco and TS Laura08/22/2020 Normal
Fwd: Houston Pilots: TS Marco and TS Laura08/22/2020 Normal
FW: Tropical Storm Marco - Active Storm Advisory - Atlantic - Saturday, August 22, 202008/22/2020 Normal
TS Marco and TS Laura08/22/2020 Normal
FW: Tropical Storm Laura - Active Storm Advisory - Atlantic - Saturday, August 22, 202008/22/2020 Normal
FW: Tropical Storm Marco - Active Storm Advisory - Atlantic - Saturday, August 22, 202008/22/2020 Normal
22-AUG-2020 - Houston - Daily Port Update08/22/2020 Normal
Fwd: USCG PCT meeting today 1900hrs (Friday) (1)08/21/2020 Normal
Fwd: WGMA Houston Ship Channel PCT Call Update #1: Approaching Storm Systems08/21/2020 Normal
HOUSTON - TROPICAL DEPRESSION #1408/21/2020 Normal
21-AUG-2020 - Houston - Daily Port Update08/21/2020 Normal
FW: Tropical Depression Thirteen - Active Storm Advisory - Atlantic - Friday, August 21, 202008/21/2020 Normal
FW: Tropical Storm Laura - Active Storm Advisory - Atlantic - Friday, August 21, 202008/21/2020 Normal
Tropical Depression Fourteen - Active Storm Advisory - Atlantic - Thursday, August 20, 202008/20/2020 Normal
Houston - Daily Port Update 08/20/2020 Normal
Cyber Security Alert for Maritime Stakeholders 08/18/2020 High
ExxonMobil Baytown Drafts Update Effective August 17, 202008/13/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/13/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/12/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/11/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/09/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/08/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/07/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, and Freeport, Texas // COVID - 19 Update08/07/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, and Freeport, Texas // COVID - 19 Update08/06/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/06/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/05/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/04/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/03/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/02/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 08/01/2020 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:WGMA Sabine/Neches Waterway PCT Report #9: Post-Hurricane Laura
Date:Friday, August 28, 2020
Priority:Normal
Notice:

From: West Gulf Maritime Association <naalund@wgma.org>
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2020 2:40 PM
To: gal <gal@moranshipping.com>
Subject: WGMA Sabine/Neches Waterway PCT Report #9: Post-Hurricane Laura

 

WGMA Sabine/Neches Waterway Port Coordination Team Conference Call Report<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

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Friday, August 28, 2020<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

 

Post-Hurricane Laura<span-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:white">

 

 

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">The US Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit (MSU) Port Arthur’s Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) held a Port Coordination Team (PCT) conference call at 1400 hours this afternoon to discuss the ongoing port reconstitution and reopening post-HURRICANE LAURA. Your WGMA Maritime Affairs team participated on the call and has the following report for our membership:  <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

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<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">The latest Marine Safety Information Bulletin was posted at 1200 hours, August 27th. Please refer to Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) 15-20 “Port Condition ZULU – Update 1”<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C"> for the complete details, but note the following pertinent details: <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

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<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">Port Condition ZULU remains in effect for the Sabine-Neches Waterway and Calcasieu Waterway. These waterways remain closed to all vessel traffic unless specifically approved by the Captain of the Port (COTP). <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

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<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Coast Guard and select private assets are responding to adequately assess the waterway and make recommendations for a safe reopening.<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

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Permission for vessel movements on these waterways will be managed by the Marine Safety Unit (MSU) Port Arthur Captain of the Port and MSU Lake Charles as follows:<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

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<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">Calcasieu Waterway: No vessel movements being allowed at this time.<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

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<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">Sabine Neches Waterway: The following restrictions are in effect-<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

1.  Vessels greater than 500-gross tons (GT) are restricted until an assessment of deep draft channels are completed.<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

2.  <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">Individual vessel movements must be approved by VTS Port Arthur or the Captain of the Port (if VTS is not available). For movement requests contact “Port Arthur Traffic” on VHF-FM 01A or 65A or by phone to (409) 460-0435.<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

3.  All approved vessel movements are restricted to daylight hours only and speeds not to exceed 12 knots until further notice.<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

4.  <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">Vessels given permission to transit will exercise extreme caution due to unknown hazards. They are required to report wrecks, hazards, aids to navigation discrepancies, oil pollution or other concerns to the contacts listed above.<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

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VTS Port Arthur:<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">An updated MSIB was scheduled to be released after this morning’s call, however the situation with incoming reports and trying to keep up with everything has precluded distribution.

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">Notice to Mariners broadcast have been going out, notifying brown water traffic of the restrictions for movement. 

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">No blue water/deep-draft ships are being allowed to move anywhere within the area yet

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">The sunken drydock is still in the channel

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">Still no commercial vessels allowed within 0.5 miles of the drydock

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">Some boats being allowed by the site with express permission from the COTP

·    Another MSIB is still expected later today<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">

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Drydock Salvage Operation:<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">They have been pumping since 0730 hours

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">Fighting weather, with torrential rain and lightning which stops everything and requires evacuation of personnel

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">Some progress made in pumping

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">Team of divers from T&T Galveston arriving within the next couple of hours

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">Will do an inspection to check for hull breaches

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">Plan to work through the night, weather permitting

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">2 harbor tugs on standby; as soon as it floats, they will start moving

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">Additional update expected during next PCT at 0800 hours on Saturday

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Sabine Pilots:<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C"> <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">Not much new to report since this morning

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">Populating a queue with inbound vessels

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">11 ships on the lineup right now

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">Movement orders depends upon the channel reopening and removal of the drydock

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">Agents & owners are requested to continue providing their orders

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">Pilot boat will make a nighttime run of the channel to check for missing ATONs meant for night movements

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US Army Corps of Engineers<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C"> <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">Currently have a boat running the jetties and and inbound; weather inhibiting their work

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">Other boats working in the channel around and below Port Arthur

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">The boat in Galveston was delayed in their work due to weather, so won’t make it until tomorrow

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">The boat coming through the GIWW is about 2 hours away from Port Arthur

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">All data will be uploaded and processed as soon as possible; working 24/7

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GICA:<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">3 reports of downed power lines in the water, crossing over the GIWW

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">Test tow between Port Arthur and Lake Charles are on hold awaiting removal of the downed power lines

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<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">Stakeholder comments: <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">Numerous facilities reported being fully ready to receive vessels

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">Several terminals advised what vessels were being requested in

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">Other reported they are still assessing their facility

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">No significant damage or serious situations were reported other than the drydock and downed power lines

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">Several facilities reported that they are on generator power but fully operational

·    <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C">The Port Arthur Seafarer’s Center advised the 3 persons reported in news as deceased from carbon monoxide poisoning were shrimpers; 6 others hospitalized

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Moran Towing<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C"> has all their tugs crewed and ready to work; 2 boats on the drydock operation. <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

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Seabulk Towing<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C"> has all their tugs staffed and at dock ready to work. <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

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MSU Port Arthur<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#00008C"> has scheduled another PCT conference call for 0800 hours on Saturday, August 29th. Your WGMA Maritime Affairs team will participate on all PCT calls and report updates to our membership.<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

 

 

 

Niels A. Aalund <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

Senior Vice President <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

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Naalund@wgma.org<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

Robert Hawn <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

Director of Maritime Affairs<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

Office: (713) 715-6443<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

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Maritime Affairs Rep.<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

Office: (713) 715-6431<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">

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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- information.