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SubjectDatePriority
PCT - Houston Ship Channel Update 31 March 201903/31/2019 Normal
HSC /// Update from today's PCT call03/31/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/31/2019 Normal
HSC Update from today's PCT call03/30/2019 Normal
USCG UPDATE TO CLOSURE ON THE HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL03/30/2019 Normal
PCT - Houston Ship Channel Update 30 March 201903/30/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/30/2019 Normal
HSC // CLOSURE ON THE UPPER HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL03/29/2019 Normal
FW: ExxonMobil Baytown Drafts Update Effective March 29, 201903/29/2019 High
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/29/2019 Normal
HSC // Update from today's PCT call 29th March 03/29/2019 Normal
KMI FW: Vessel/Barge Traffic Management03/29/2019 Normal
Fwd: PCT - Houston Ship Channel Update 29 March 201903/29/2019 Normal
HSC Update // HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL CLOSURE03/28/2019 Normal
FW: PCT - Houston Ship Channel Update 28 March 201903/28/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/28/2019 Normal
FW: WGMA Daily Industry Update Report03/28/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/27/2019 Normal
PCT - Houston Ship Channel Update 27 March 201903/27/2019 Normal
HSC Update / Update from today's PCT call03/26/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/26/2019 Normal
FW: PCT - Houston Ship Channel Update 26 March 201903/26/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update 03/26/2019 High
HSC Update from USCG VTS Watch Supervisor 03/26/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel - update for inbound ships 03/25/2019 High
Houston Ship Channel Update 3.25.19/2:22 PM from USCG/VTS03/25/2019 Normal
HSC Update // Update from today's PCT call03/25/2019 Normal
RE: Houston Ship Channel Update for Ship Traffic 03/25/2019 Normal
HSC PCT Minutes Update 03/25/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update for Ship Traffic 03/25/2019 High
HSC Update 03/25/2019 Normal
Houston Pilots Update 03/25/2019 High
PCT - Houston Ship Channel Update 25 March 201903/25/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/25/2019 Normal
HSC // Update from today's PCT call03/25/2019 Normal
HSC Update from today's PCT call03/24/2019 Normal
RE: PCT - Houston Ship Channel Update 24 March 201903/24/2019 Normal
FW: PCT - Houston Ship Channel Update 24 March 201903/24/2019 High
RE: PCT - Houston Ship Channel Update 24 March 201903/24/2019 High
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/24/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/24/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/23/2019 Normal
FW: PCT - Houston Ship Channel Update 22 March 201903/23/2019 High
Fwd: HOUSTON CHANNEL STATUS03/23/2019 Normal
Fwd: PCT - Houston Ship Channel Update 22 March 201903/22/2019 Normal
HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL CLOSED, TUCKER'S BAYOU TO HSC LT 11603/22/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel 03/22/2019 Normal
HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL CLOSED, TUCKER'S BAYOU TO HSC LT 11603/22/2019 Normal
USCG MSIB 03/22/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/22/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/21/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/20/2019 Normal
GalTex Pilots revise drafts for Texas City03/19/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/19/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/18/2019 Normal
Fire at ITC Deer Park03/17/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/17/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/16/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/15/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update03/14/2019 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/14/2019 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/14/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/14/2019 Normal
Houston ship channel closed at 1942 on 03/13/2019 due to weather03/13/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update 03/13/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update 03/13/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/13/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel opened to all traffic 0810/13 March 2019 03/13/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update 03/12/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update 03/12/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/12/2019 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/12/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update Corrected 03/11/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update03/11/2019 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/11/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update03/11/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update03/11/2019 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/11/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update03/11/2019 Normal
FW: Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/11/2019 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/11/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/11/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update 03/10/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update 03/10/2019 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/10/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update 03/10/2019 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/10/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/10/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update 03/09/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update 03/09/2019 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/09/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/09/2019 Normal
Central Daylight Savings Time begins 0200/10th March Reminder03/09/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update 03/08/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update 03/08/2019 Normal
HSC OPEN ALL TRAFFIC 3/8/19 @ 152003/08/2019 Normal
Central Daylight Savings Time begins 0200/10th March 03/08/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update 03/08/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/08/2019 Normal
Houston ship channel is open both ways at 0245 on 03/08/201903/08/2019 Normal
The Houston ship channel is open to sailings only at 2200 on 03/07/201903/07/2019 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/07/2019 Normal
HSC CLOSED ALL TRAFFIC 3/7/19 @1500.03/07/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update03/07/2019 Normal
HSC CLOSED INBOUND TRAFFIC FOG 3/7/19 @ 1010.03/07/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Weather Update // Weekend weather outlook03/07/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/07/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/06/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/05/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/04/2019 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/03/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update03/03/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update03/03/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/03/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel closed to all traffic 1300/02 March due to fog 03/02/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update03/02/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/02/2019 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/02/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel closed 1812/01 March due to fog 03/01/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update03/01/2019 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update03/01/2019 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/01/2019 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update
Date:Saturday, March 23, 2019
Priority:Normal
Attachments:
Houston Ship Channel Charts.pdf    
Mar23_9am_DeerParkFire.pdf    
MSIB 03-20 Active Air Water Monitoring in the Upper Houston Ship Channel (003).pdf    
MSIB 05-19 Cargo Operations in the Upper Houston Ship Channel.pdf    
Notice:

March 23, 2019            Saturday                   

 

Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update  

 

 

Houston // Open to all vessel traffic from Galveston Buoy 1 to ExxonMobil

 

 

HSC closure due to spill from fire incident at ITC-DP.

 

03/21

1429       USCG COTP Order MSIB 03-20 // Investigating toxicology reports // HSC remains open to all vessel traffic

 

 

03/22

1240       USCG VTS Watch Supervisor directs no vessel movements from Tucker’s Bayou to LT Buoy 116 due to spill from fire incident at ITC-DP

1803       USCG COTP Order MSIB 05-19 calls for cease of cargo operations from Cargill Facility East to Cemex (between LB 139 and LB 129) due to high levels of benzene detected in HSC

 

 

Following minutes from PCT Meeting by Mr. James Prazak

 

Here is the update from today’s call.  Unfortunately, the news is not the best:

NWS:  From their published forecast (also attached with further links embedded in the document):  Southeast winds increasing to 10-15 mph with some gusts around 20 mph. Isolated showers possible, mainly in the afternoon. Thunderstorms unlikely.  Tonight, southeast winds diminishing to around 5-10 mph mid-late evening.  Sunday, south winds 5-10mph in the morning increasing to 10-15mph. Isolated showers possible. Patchy sea fog Sunday night.  For Monday/Tuesday, rain chances increasing as cap erodes and threat for thunderstorms and lightning increases Monday afternoon and evening. A cold front will move through the area late Monday afternoon or evening. Winds turning to the north in the wake of the front and becoming gusty.Call discussion:  Some patchy fog Sunday into Monday prior to the front passing. USCG:  MSIB issued last night was reiterated.  Call this morning with Incident Command Post.  Benzene levels still high and spiking within the closed area (it was mentioned that there were readings of up to 25 ppm benzene found last night at one location, but now seeing closer to 4 ppm as of latest checks by a private resource).  An air asset is doing overflights to map out the sheen, and booms have been deployed at various locations.  There are some unmanned vessels in the area as some tugs have been evacuated (also, if you will be leaving vessels unmanned, please report those to the USCG so that they are aware that the vessels are unmanned).  Bosco is the last terminal available for receiving vessels at this point (last terminal just outside the closure area).  Not really expecting to be able to move anything through the closed area today, but hoping we are surprised.  Anyone finding odors or sheens that might be coming from the incident location outside of the closed area should report those to the USCG (if you need help in reporting that info, feel free to give me a call).CBP:  If vesselsHouston Pilots:  Have 23 arrivals, 20 sailing and 1 shift job all affected by the closure. Harbor Tugs:  8 tugs are below the closure to support ongoing moves.USCG:  Area to be closed for the foreseeable future, but if that changes, they will let us know. 

Next call tomorrow at 10 am, so please have your updates on needs to me by 9 am tomorrow.  In particular, I need to know the tug name for any barge needs.  Also, if you can tell me when you will cut back rates (or if you already have) and when you might shut down (or if you already have), that helps me better set priorities.

Thanks,

JAMES PRAZAK

 

 

 

Galveston / Texas City // Open to all vessel traffic

 

 

Freeport // Open to all vessel traffic

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NOAA Weather Service

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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

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

Saturday

Mostly Cloudy

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently   68° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Low           60° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High          79° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity   70%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.16 in / 1021.6 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint   58° 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 Chill  NR° F

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wind  SE 12 mph

Saturday

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently     68° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Low             63° F

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer   30.17 in / 1021.7 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint     59° 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 Chill   NR° F

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wind  SE 10 mph

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

Mostly Cloudy

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently    68° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Low            62° F

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer   30.15 in / 1020.9 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint     62° 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 Chill  NR° F

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wind  SE 8 mph

Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Isolated showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph. 

Sunday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday Night: Isolated showers after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. South wind around 5 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 76.

Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 54.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 75.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 78.

Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 79.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Isolated showers after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Isolated showers before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Sunday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 74. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 69.

Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 58.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 70.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.

Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 73.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Isolated showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Southeast wind around 10 mph. 

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Sunday Night: Patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind 5 to 10 mph. 

Monday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 71.

Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 58.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 71.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.

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

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">NOAA USGULF Offshore Waters Weather

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">KHOU WEATHER

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Galveston WEB Cams

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

 

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Kemah WEB Cams

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

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

 

 

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Baytown WEB Cams

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

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

 

 

 

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

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Maximum Deep Drafts - Houston / Galveston Bay

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">PORTS NOAA/NOS Water Levels (above MLLW) @ 1000 hrs

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.4 ft Rising = 46’04”

<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 Vacillating = 46’05”

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

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

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

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

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Winds – Houston / Galveston Bay PORTS, NOAA/NOS @ 1000 hrs

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">4 knots from SSE, gusts to 6 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">7 knots from ESE, gusts to 11 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">9 knots from SE, gusts to 10 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">10 knots from SE, gusts to 12 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">10 knots from SE, gusts to 13 knots

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<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">NOAA Weather Galveston Bay & Matagorda Bay

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FZUS54 KHGX 230934

CWFHGX

 

Coastal Waters Forecast

National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX

434 AM CDT Sat Mar 23 2019

 

Upper Texas coastal waters from High Island to the Matagorda Ship

Channel out 60 nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

 

Seas are provided as a range of the average height of the highest

1/3 of the waves...along with the occasional height of the average

highest 10 percent of the waves.

 

GMZ300-232230-

Synopsis for High Island to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 60

nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

434 AM CDT Sat Mar 23 2019

 

.SYNOPSIS FOR HIGH ISLAND TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 60 NM...

Southeasterly flow will strengthen today. Offshore seas will

build through the weekend and on into early next week. A few

showers are possible today, but slightly better rain chances are

anticipated on Sunday and Monday as a cold front nears the area.

The front will move through the region late Monday bringing north

to northeast winds that increase quickly a few hours after the

frontal passage. Caution flags are anticipated, and advisories

might be needed.

 

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GMZ335-232230-

Galveston Bay-

434 AM CDT Sat Mar 23 2019

 

.TODAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to

15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth becoming slightly

choppy in the afternoon. Isolated showers in the late morning and

afternoon.

.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

.SUNDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. Isolated

showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

.MONDAY...Southwest winds around 5 knots. Bay waters smooth.

Isolated showers in the morning. Isolated thunderstorms.

Scattered showers in the afternoon.

.MONDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds around 5 knots becoming north

10 to 15 knots after midnight. Bay waters smooth becoming

slightly choppy after midnight.

.TUESDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming east 5 to

10 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming

smooth in the afternoon.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly

choppy.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters

slightly choppy.

 

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Matagorda Bay-

434 AM CDT Sat Mar 23 2019

 

.TODAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly

choppy. Isolated showers in the late morning and afternoon.

.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to

10 knots after midnight. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming

smooth after midnight.

.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

.MONDAY...South winds around 5 knots. Bay waters smooth. Isolated

showers and thunderstorms.

.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 5 knots becoming north

10 to 15 knots and gusty after midnight. Bay waters smooth

becoming slightly choppy after midnight.

.TUESDAY...Northeast winds near 15 knots becoming east and

diminishing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters

slightly choppy.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming east

5 to 10 knots after midnight. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming

smooth after midnight.

.WEDNESDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly

choppy.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters

slightly choppy.

 

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GMZ350-355-232230-

Coastal waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX out

20 NM-Coastal waters from High Island to Freeport TX out 20 NM-

434 AM CDT Sat Mar 23 2019

 

.TODAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Isolated showers in the late morning and afternoon.

.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

.MONDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Isolated

showers and thunderstorms.

.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north

near 15 knots and gusty after midnight. Seas 2 feet.

.TUESDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming east 10 to

15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

.WEDNESDAY...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to

4 feet.

 

$$

 

GMZ370-375-232230-

Waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX from 20 to

60 NM-Waters from High Island to Freeport TX from 20 to 60 NM-

434 AM CDT Sat Mar 23 2019

 

.TODAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Isolated showers in the late morning and afternoon.

.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.

.SUNDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.

.MONDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Isolated

showers and thunderstorms.

.MONDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots becoming north

near 15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Isolated showers

and thunderstorms in the evening.

.TUESDAY...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots and gusty decreasing to

10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.

.WEDNESDAY...East winds around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 3 to

5 feet.

 

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ACOE Project Depth for Houston Ship Channel<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">

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<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">45 feet/13.72 meters up to Shell / Enterprise

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<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-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Power Lines 

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<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)

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

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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 # 41, & 42

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

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<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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NOAA

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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.