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Subject:05-APRIL-2021 - Houston - Daily Port Update
Date:Monday, April 05, 2021
Priority:Normal
Notice:

Houston - Daily Port Update 

 

Houston Ship Channel: OPEN TO ALL TRAFFIC

 

January 5, 2021 – Tuesday

 

0200   HSC closed to all traffic due to fog

0850   HSC open to outbound traffic only

 

January 20, 2021 – Wednesday

 

0150   HSC closed to all traffic due to fog

1245   HSC open to all traffic

1540   HSC closed to all traffic due to fog

 

January 21, 2021 – Thursday

 

0500   HSC open to outbound traffic only

1840   HSC closed to all traffic due to fog

 

January 22, 2021 – Friday

 

0830   HSC open to outbound traffic only / closed to inbound

1430   HSC open to all traffic

2145   HSC closed to all traffic due to fog

 

January 23, 2021 – Saturday

 

1125   HSC open to inbound traffic

1535   HSC closed to all traffic due to fog

1625   HSC open to inbound traffic

1805   HSC closed to all traffic due to fog

 

January 24, 2021 – Sunday

 

1055   HSC open to outbound traffic only

2320   HSC closed to all traffic due to fog

 

January 25, 2021 – Monday

 

0515   HSC open to outbound traffic only

1030   HSC open to all traffic

1320   HSC closed to outbound traffic / Pilots concentrating on inbound traffic

 

January 26, 2021 – Tuesday

 

0001   HSC open to all traffic

 

February 8, 2021 – Monday

 

2230   HSC closed to all traffic due to fog

 

February 9, 2021 – Tuesday

 

1310   HSC open to outbound traffic only / remains closed to inbound traffic

2205   HSC closed to all traffic due to fog

 

February 10, 2021 – Wednesday

 

1315   HSC open to outbound traffic only / remains closed to inbound traffic

1940   HSC closed to all traffic due to fog

 

February 11, 2021 – Thursday

 

0830   HSC open to inbound traffic only / remains closed to outbound traffic

1800   HSC open to all traffic

 

February 14, 2021 – Sunday

 

1500   HSC closed to all traffic due to freezing weather

 

February 16, 2021 – Tuesday

 

1100   HSC open to outbound traffic only / remains closed to inbound traffic

1415   HSC open to all traffic

1830   HSC closed to all traffic due to bad weather

 

February 17, 2021 – Wednesday

 

0930   HSC open to all traffic

1815   HSC closed to all traffic due to bad weather

 

February 18, 2021 – Thursday

 

0900   HSC open to all traffic

 

February 24, 2021 – Wednesday

 

1900   HSC closed inbound traffic / remains open to outbound traffic

2030   HSC closed to all traffic due to fog

 

February 25, 2021 – Thursday

 

0930   HSC open to outbound traffic only / remains closed to inbound traffic

1607   HSC closed to all traffic due to fog

 

February 26, 2021 – Friday

 

0912   HSC open to outbound traffic only / remains closed to inbound traffic

1822   HSC closed to all traffic due to fog

 

February 27, 2021 – Saturday

 

0930   HSC open to inbound traffic only / remains closed to outbound traffic

1500   HSC closed to all traffic due to fog

 

February  28, 2021 – Sunday

 

0920   HSC open to inbound traffic only / remains closed to outbound traffic

1130   HSC closed to all traffic

1820   HSC open to outbound traffic only / remains closed to inbound traffic

2030   HSC closed to all traffic

 

March 1, 2021 – Monday

 

0830   HSC open to outbound traffic only / remains closed to inbound traffic

1240   HSC open to all traffic

 

March 13, 2021 – Saturday

 

0245   HSC closed to all traffic due to fog

0900   HSC opened to outbound traffic only

1300   HSC open to all traffic

 

March 15, 2021 – Monday

 

0424   HSC closed to all traffic due to fog

2035   HSC open to inbound traffic only / closed to outbound traffic

2245   HSC closed to all traffic due to fog

 

March 16, 2021 – Tuesday

 

1100   HSC open to inbound traffic only / closed to outbound traffic

1440   HSC open to all traffic

 

March 24, 2021 – Wednesday

 

2345   HSC closed to all traffic due to fog

 

March 25, 2021 – Thursday

 

0630   HSC open to all traffic

 

March 26, 2021 – Friday  

 

2020   HSC closed to all traffic due to fog

 

March 27, 2021 – Saturday

 

0910   HSC opened to outbound traffic only   

1300   HSC opened to all traffic

 

March 30, 2021 – Tuesday

 

2135   HSC closed to all traffic due to fog

 

March 31, 2021 – Wednesday

 

1105   HSC open to outbound traffic only / remains closed to inbound traffic

1410   HSC open to all traffic

 

USCG HOUSTON COC INSPECTIONS

 

USCG Houston is experiencing COC inspection delays due to human resource shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic which has resulted in delays of more than 10 days for some vessels. 

 

At this time USCG Houston is not granting COC deferments and/or remote exams. Furthermore, USCG Houston will only attend a vessel at a berth in Houston.

 

We suggest making COC request as far in advance as possible.

 

RESTRICTIONS @ HOUSTON

 

Rapid COVID-19 testing is available for any crewmember that may require COVID-19 testing before repatriating home.

 

COVID TESTING:

Rapid COVID-19 test (results in approx. 20 minutes) cost $400 per test.

PCR standard COVID-19 test (results in approx. 48 hours) cost $350 per test.

PCR quick result COVID-19 test (results in approx. 90 minutes) cost $475 per test.

 

CBP Houston is currently not permitting off-signers to stay in hotel to wait for their flights home. They must go direct for vessel to IAH for their flights.

 

Due to some recent absconders and/or deserters by Indian crewmembers, CBP Houston is advising the following:

 

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 repatriating 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 in writing from CBP for repatriation after completion of CBP inspection. Off signing Indian crewmembers will require guards from vessel to IAH until wheels are up on their flight.

 

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

 

CDC   : https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

USCG  : https://www.uscg.mil/Coronavirus/

CBP   : https://www.dhs.gov/coronavirus

 

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

https://www.weather.gov/

 

NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

 

NOAA US GULF OFFSHORE WATER WEATHER

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/MIAOFFNT4.shtml

 

GALVESTON WEB CAMS

https://www.galveston.com/webcams/

 

KEMAH, TX WEB CAMS

https://saltwater-recon.com/kemah-seabrook/

https://www.weatherbug.com/weather-camera/

 

BAYTOWN WEB CAMS

https://www.weatherbug.com/weather-camera/   

https://www.meteoblue.com/en/weather/forecast/webcams/baytown_united-states-of-america_4672731

 

Please visit our WEB Site www.moranshipping.com for port tide tables

Best Regards,

Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc.

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Notice posted on Monday, April 05, 2021

Disclaimer
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.