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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:HSC // Update from today's PCT call 29th March
Date:Friday, March 29, 2019
Priority:Normal
Notice:

Following PCT Minutes from 29th March PCT Meeting  from Mr. James Prazak

From: James Prazak <PrazakJ@triconenergy.com>
Sent: Friday, March 29, 2019 11:34 AM
Subject: Re: Update from today's PCT call

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<span-family:"HelveticaNeue",serif;color:#333333">NWS: SE winds 15-20 knots with gusts of 25-30 knots through Saturday.  A cold front is due on Saturday evening with some thunderstorms possible.  After passage, expect north winds of 25 knots with higher gusts through Sunday evening/night.

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<span-family:"HelveticaNeue",serif;color:#333333">USCG:   Still daylight transits only in the closure area on the HSC and surrounding tributaries.  All transits through the affected areas must be complete at that time (it sounded like someone ran late and needed to pass through after the closure was back in effect. Traffic through the spill area has been resumed as of 0730 hours this morning.

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<span-family:"HelveticaNeue",serif;color:#333333">The Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) advised that ships through the spill area are limited to one-way traffic, but tows are moving two-way. Ship traffic has resumed this morning about 0830 hours. One-way traffic for ships will remain in place until such time as there is no longer a need to inspect and/or decontaminate ships passing through the affected area and they are sure that passings will not hamper clean-up efforts.  

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<span-family:"HelveticaNeue",serif;color:#333333">There is still significant spillage in Jacinto Port, Carpenters Bayou and Old River. Vacuum trucks and skimmers diligently worked those areas yesterday, and that is a priority again today. Those areas remain boomed and all vessel traffic from/to those areas is currently restricted. Extra personnel are being called in from out-of-state in order to continue work around-the-clock. 

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<span-family:"HelveticaNeue",serif;color:#333333">The USCG Gulf Strike Team is working to setup a “locking system” of booms to begin allowing vessels out of Carpenters Bayou. Vessels being decon’d will pass through one boom and will be closed off within 2 booms while being decon’d.  After inspected and confirmed clean, the other boom will be opened to allow the vessel to depart.  Another team is working at Old River and another at Jacinto Port, where they plan to setup similar locking systems. Those are the major focus points for the next several days.

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<span-family:"HelveticaNeue",serif;color:#333333">The Houston Pilots advised that as of this morning there were 9 ships assigned for departure, and an inbound wave will start as soon as those ships clear the restricted area. They hope to get 15-20 ships inbound today. At present there are 21 ships awaiting departure, of which 18 must pass the restricted zone, and 53 ships awaiting inbound transit, of which 49 must pass the zone. A total of 48 ships moved yesterday (25 inbound and 17 outbound), with 13 transiting inbound and 7 sailing out through the restricted area, plus there were 6 shifts with 3 moving through the zone, 2 of which required decontamination.

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<span-family:"HelveticaNeue",serif;color:#333333">There was a problem yesterday where a vessel was called into a berth, but upon arrival, a boom holding back oil was across a part of the berth.  Fortunately, they were able to berth safely, but that could have been a terrible situation had that boom been compromised.  Before a vessel can depart for a berth in the closure area (or any other), you must have confirmation that the berth is safe for vessel berthing.  We cannot afford to make the situation worse by not insuring we have our “ducks in a row”.  Ask the right questions to insure the berth is open, personnel are ready to work, and that it is safe for the vessel to berth and cargo operations before you call a vessel in.  This is a standard requirement with the PCT operations, but I feel obligated to remind everyone because of what happened.  We need to show that we can properly manage our business, and I rely on each of you and your personnel to do that for us.  Trying not to preach, but just feel I need to make sure everyone understands how important this is.

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<span-family:"HelveticaNeue",serif;color:#333333">Harbor Tugs:  12 harbor tugs are in Houston above the spill area, and 7 tugs are available below the area. 

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<span-family:"HelveticaNeue",serif;color:#333333">There was a problem yesterday where a vessel was called into a berth, but upon arrival, a boom holding back oil was across a part of the berth. Fortunately, they were able to berth safely, but that could have been a terrible situation had that boom been compromised. That’s all the info I have on it, but it begs for me to send out a reminder.  Before a vessel can depart for a berth in the closure area (or anywhere close), you must have confirmation that the berth is safe for vessel berthing. We cannot afford to make the situation worse by not insuring we have our “ducks in a row”. Ask the right questions to insure the berth is open, personnel are ready to work, and that it is safe for the vessel to berth and cargo operations before you call a vessel in. This is a standard requirement with the PCT operations, but I feel obligated to remind everyone because of what happened. We need to show that we can properly manage our business, and I rely on each of you and your personnel to do that for us. Trying not to preach, but just feel I need to make sure everyone understands how important this is.

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<span-family:"HelveticaNeue",serif;color:#333333">Further to my previous e-mail where I asked for our industry to assist others, David Clark from Targa has provided the following:  “Targa’s Dk#2 will be available from PM Sunday through PM Wednesday. We can accommodate small ships and barges. I know we’re pretty far up the channel, but we will have some room for a few days.“  Our thanks to David and Targa for offering to help the industry, and ask that anyone else who can do the same please do so and let me know so that I can get the word out.  

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<span-family:"HelveticaNeue",serif;color:#333333">Next call tomorrow at 0900.  Please get any updates to me before 0800, preferably later today if possible.  I do plan to work Saturday to keep information flowing into the USCG and Response resources.  

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<span-family:"HelveticaNeue",serif;color:#333333">Thanks,

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<span-family:"HelveticaNeue",serif;color:#333333">James Prazak

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Notice posted on Friday, March 29, 2019

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