Houston Ship Channel:
HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL OPEN TO ALL TRAFFIC
October 8, 2020 – Thursday
1840 HSC closed to all traffic due to high winds and seas
October 10, 2020 – Saturday
0230 HSC open to outbound traffic only, remains closed to inbound traffic
0630 HSC open to all traffic
October 11, 2020 – Sunday
0140 HSC closed to outbound traffic only due to fog, remains open for inbound traffic
0400 HSC open to all traffic
October 21, 2020 – Wednesday
0725 HSC closed to all traffic due to fog
0750 HSC open to all traffic
October 23, 2020 – Friday
0700 HSC closed between light #49 - light #54 to all traffic to locate a submerged pipeline
1700 HSC open to all traffic
November 11, 2020 – Wednesday
0140 HSC closed to all traffic due to fog
0800 HSC open to all traffic
RESTRICTIONS @ HOUSTON
Houston area currently has no restrictions on crew movement relating to COVID-19.
(see below note for Indian crewmembers).
Rapid COVID-19 testing is available for any crewmember that may require COVID-19 testing before repatriating home.
Due to some recent absconders and/or deserters by Indian crewmembers, CBP Houston is advising
CBP will be detaining the Indian crewmembers on board vessels on a case-by-case basis. The captain/agent will need to advise the CBP Officer conducting the inspection
on arrival of any Indian crewmembers who will be repatriation and they will be given a D1 status so they can be given D2 for repatriation at the CBP office. Agent will be required to request approval from CBP for repatriation after completion of CBP inspection.
The below information will be required to request repartition from CBP:
- Crew passport bio page
- Crew C1/D visa
- Crew I-95 landing permit
- E-Tickets with direct flights departing from IAH
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