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SubjectDatePriority
Galveston/Texas City/Freeport Channel Update02/28/2021 Normal
1920/28-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/28/2021 Normal
Galveston/Texas City/Freeport Channel Update02/28/2021 Normal
1205/28-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/28/2021 Normal
HSC closed acct dense fog 1125/28 Feb 2021 02/28/2021 Normal
0930/28-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/28/2021 Normal
0845/28-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/28/2021 Normal
Galveston/Texas City/Freeport Channel Update02/28/2021 Normal
Galveston/Texas City/Freeport Channel Update02/27/2021 Normal
1535/27-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/27/2021 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update02/27/2021 Normal
1235/27-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/27/2021 Normal
1000/27-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/27/2021 Normal
0755/27-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/27/2021 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update02/26/2021 Normal
1830/26-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/26/2021 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update02/26/2021 Normal
0955/26-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/26/2021 Normal
0740/26-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/26/2021 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update02/25/2021 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update02/25/2021 Normal
1640/25-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/25/2021 Normal
FW: A Marine Fog Advisory has been issued for Galveston02/25/2021 Normal
1000/25-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/25/2021 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update02/25/2021 Normal
Galveston / Texas City Daily Port Update - February 25, 202102/25/2021 Normal
0730/25-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/25/2021 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update02/24/2021 Normal
1950/24-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/24/2021 Normal
1050/24-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/24/2021 Normal
Galveston / Texas City Daily Port Update - February 24, 202102/24/2021 Normal
0600/24-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/23/2021 Normal
0755/23-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/23/2021 Normal
0720/22-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/22/2021 Normal
0710/20-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/20/2021 Normal
1630/19-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/19/2021 Normal
FW: USCG PCT Friday Feb 19 /0900hrs02/19/2021 Normal
FW: U.S. Coast Guard Port Coordination Team Sector Houston/Galveston Update//02/18/2021 High
PLEASE NOTE RE: U.S. Coast Guard Port Coordination Team Sector Houston/Galveston Update//02/18/2021 Normal
0930/18-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/18/2021 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update02/17/2021 Normal
1830/17-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/17/2021 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update02/17/2021 Normal
Moran Shipping - Texas offices closure due winter storm02/17/2021 Normal
Houston Ship Channel opened to all traffic 0930/1702/17/2021 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update02/17/2021 Normal
0945/17-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/17/2021 Normal
Houston Ship Channel remains closed acct weather 02/17/2021 Normal
FW: WEST GULF CHANNEL STATUS UPDATE02/16/2021 High
1855/16-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/16/2021 Normal
1627/16-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/16/2021 Normal
1200/16-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/16/2021 Normal
Houston Ship Channel remains closed acct weather 02/16/2021 Normal
0740/16-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/16/2021 Normal
Fwd: Afternoon Weather Update02/15/2021 Normal
Fwd: Weather Conditions Update02/15/2021 Normal
1200/15-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/15/2021 Normal
FW: Weather Conditions Update02/15/2021 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update02/15/2021 Normal
Houston Ship Channel closed 1500/14 Feb 2021 acct weather 02/14/2021 Normal
HOUSTON PILOTS weather closure02/14/2021 Normal
14-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/14/2021 Normal
FW: Oiltanking Texas City Revised Port Tariff Policy02/12/2021 Normal
0645/12-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/12/2021 Normal
Houston Ship Channel opened to inbound traffic 0830/11 Feb 2021 02/11/2021 Normal
0850/11-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/11/2021 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update02/11/2021 Normal
0730/11-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/11/2021 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update02/10/2021 Normal
Channel Status Update - 2/10/2102/10/2021 Normal
Houston Ship Channel closed to all traffic acct fog 02/10/2021 Normal
1950/10-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/10/2021 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update02/10/2021 Normal
Houston Ship Channel opened to outbound traffic only 02/10/2021 Normal
1225/10-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/10/2021 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update 02/10/2021 High
0740/10-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/10/2021 Normal
Channel Status Update - 0600 2/10/2102/10/2021 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Closure02/09/2021 Normal
(UPDATED) Channel Status Update - 2/9/2102/09/2021 Normal
CHANNEL STATUS UPDATE 02/09/2021 High
Houston Ship Channel opened to outbound traffic only 02/09/2021 Normal
1320/09-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/09/2021 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update 02/09/2021 High
USCG PCT Thursday 0900hrs02/09/2021 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update02/09/2021 Normal
09-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/09/2021 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Closure02/08/2021 Normal
08-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/08/2021 Normal
07-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/07/2021 Normal
06-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/06/2021 Normal
05-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/05/2021 Normal
Fwd: Draft Restriction, Houston-Galveston02/04/2021 Normal
04-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/04/2021 Normal
03-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/03/2021 Normal
FW: **NEW Coast Guard Marine Safety Information Bulletins (MSIBs)**02/02/2021 Normal
02-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/02/2021 Normal
01-FEBRUARY-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update02/01/2021 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:FW: USCG PCT Friday Feb 19 /0900hrs
Date:Friday, February 19, 2021
Priority:Normal
Notice:

Below FYI

Best Regards,

James A. Brenek

Moran Shipping Agencies

281-932-2026

From: Jeffrey Kindle <jki@molnt.com>
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2021 9:35 AM
Subject: USCG PCT Friday Feb 19 /0900hrs

National Weather Service:<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

·    Starting this morning there’s a low water advisory, but we’re going into a high tide this afternoon and water conditions should be back close to normal by this evening.<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

·    After today, winds will shift from the north and moderate. Seas offshore will also moderate down to 4-6 feet by tonight.<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

·    Dew points will begin to rise on Sunday, and with colder water temperatures offshore, the possibility of sea fog returns on Sunday.<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

·    <span-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Another front due late on Sunday will drive the fog out. <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

·    Winds next week won’t be an issue but getting into Wednesday-Thursday the chance of fog returns.<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

·    Another front due around Friday (Feb 26) which should clear the fog out.<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

·    The next cold fronts coming through won’t be anywhere near as bad as what we’ve just experienced.<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

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USCG Houston-Galveston:<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

<span-family:"Times New Roman",serif">No restrictions on any vessels coming into the ports, however, they pointed out that all facilities are required to conduct assessments and report their status to the Coast Guard. Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) 08-21 was issued yesterday February 18th at 1317 hours, the contents of which follows:<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

<span-family:"Times New Roman",serif">With the passing of severe weather associated with Winter Storm Uri, the Captain of the Port (COTP) Houston-Galveston strongly encourages all port partners and waterfront facilities to take prudent measures to ensure the safe resumption of operations after power and/or water loss and heavy ice formation. All facilities are encouraged to conduct an assessment of infrastructure that may have been compromised. These items may include: <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

·    <span-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Dock and facility pumps, piping, and hoses. <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

·    <span-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Firefighting systems, fire monitoring systems, and firefighting equipment. <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

·    <span-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Perimeter and security equipment. <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

·    <span-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Key facility utilities including power, nitrogen, vapor control, air, and water. <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

·    <span-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Other equipment and procedures in accordance with its Facility Operations Manual. <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

<span-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Facilities should report operating restrictions or any questions to Sector Houston-Galveston Command Duty Officer at (281) 464-4851. houstonwwm@uscg.mil<span-family:"Times New Roman",serif"> <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

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VTS Houston-Galveston:<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

<span-family:"Times New Roman",serif">The purpose of this call was not to review the vessel queues but to get traffic moving, even if the terminals are not ready to work cargo due to low water pressure, broken piping or other issues. Especially with fog in the forecast for Sunday, would prefer to move ships while the weather is optimal.<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

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Houston Pilots:<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

<span-family:"Times New Roman",serif">All caught up on traffic and standing by awaiting vessel orders; currently, they only have orders for 2 ships to transit inbound and one for departure. VTS will send them the industry reports with vessel requirements. <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Terminal Status Houston:

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">ITC Deer Park: Facility shut down until further notice. Estimate operational by PM / 19th if AGW. Major backlog of vessels currently on tender.

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Stolthaven: Facility shut down until further notice. No update given as to when the terminal will resume operations.

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Odfjell: Facility shut down until further notice. No update given as to when the terminal will resume operations.

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Vopak: advises that they are still trying to return power/utilities to the terminal, and likely will not be up and running again before the beginning of next week (02/21st).

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Kinder Morgan Pasadena: Power was restored to the Pasadena Terminal around midnight. We successfully resumed a number of operations since that time.

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Kinder Morgan Galena Park: Power is still on at Galena Park. The natural gas and nitrogen supply remain low or off all together. Our GP Operations and maintenance personnel continue to hunt for nitrogen solutions at this time.

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Exxon Baytown: Facility shut down until further notice. No update given as to when the terminal will resume operations.

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Terminal Status Texas City

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">OTTC: Terminal fully operational at this time; No N2 capabilities until further notice.

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Terminal Status Freeport

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">DOW: DOW has advised this afternoon (02/18th) that they are shutting off their steam (which is needed to heat the cargo for loading operations), and will not be able to complete cargo until Monday or Tuesday (02/22-23rd) at the earliest.

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Terminal Status Lake Charles

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Westlake Chemical: No vessels in and out at this time due to power outages. Hoping to resume traffic by AM/19th.

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Westlake Styrene: Terminal is operational at this this time. However, Petkoke ship alongside now and no ETS finish due to bad weather.. Could be another 4/5 days.

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"> 

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Terminal Status Point Comfort

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Pot of Point Comfort: We cannot reach the port or pilots for an update at this time. Reverting.

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"> 

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">NO PCT MEETING Tomorrow any requests please send me so I can forward to VTS

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<span-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">Kind regards,

<span-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">Jeff

<span-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">Capt Jeff Kindle
<span-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:black">Senior Manager, Port Optimization
Atlantic Division

Office +1 281 335 4969/Direct + 1-281-538-3062 Mobile +1 281 702 1110

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As agent to owners or as disponent owners

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Notice posted on Friday, February 19, 2021

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