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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:Friday, March 29, 2019
Priority:Normal
Notice:

 

March 29, 2019            Friday                   

 

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

 

 

Houston // Open to all vessel traffic from Galveston Buoy 1 to ExxonMobil / Botsco (normal transiting restrictions as this is below the spill area

       Open to inbound and outbound vessel traffic transiting through Tucker’s Bayou and Lynchburg Ferry (spill area) during daylight

       hours

 

 

 

HSC present traffic

53          Vessels set to proceed inbound

15           Vessels set to proceed outbound on 29th March 

  1           Vessels set to shift

 

 

HSC Traffic Movements above and inside the spill zone

 

03/22

1240       No Vessel traffic allowed to transit through LT Buoy 116 to Tucker’s Bayou due to spill from ITC-DP

 

03/24

1235       Pilots boarded test vessel at sea buoy and berthed Stolt Haven # 3

 

03/25

0425       Pilots commenced boarding inbound vessel traffic requiring transit through spill zone // daylight traffic only

0900       Pilots commenced boarding outbound vessel traffic above the spill zone // daylight vessel traffic only

 

03/26

0800       Pilots boarded outbound vessel traffic only // No inbound vessels boarded to proceed through the spill zone

 

03/27

0630       Pilots boarded outbound vessel traffic only transiting from above the spill zone

1000       Pilots resumed boarding Inbound traffic and pilots remain boarding outbound vessel traffic transiting from above the spill zone

 

03/28

0700       Pilots boarded outbound vessel traffic only  transiting from above the spill zone

1000       Pilots resumed boarding Inbound traffic and pilots remain boarding outbound vessel traffic transiting from above the spill zone

 

03/29

0730       Pilots resumed boarding outbound vessel traffic above spill zone

0920       Pilots resumed boarding inbound vessel traffic berthing above spill zone

 

USCG COTP Orders due to fire / spill at ITC-DP

 

 

 

03/21

1025       MSIB 03-20

This MSIB is issued in response to questions regarding activities on the Houston Ship Channel as a result of the chemical fire at ITC Deer

Park in the Upper Houston Ship Channel.  

The Houston Ship Channel remains open to all traffic at this time. The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port is working in close

coordination with EPA, TCEQ, Harris County, ITC, and the contracted toxicology companies to evaluate any resulting impacts to the Houston Ship Channel.

 

If at any time a safety risk to operations on the Houston Ship Channel becomes evident, the Captain of the Port will take action to

ensure safety for port operations and mariners on the waterways. Facilities and employees should continue to follow any direction provided by the County officials. 

 

This bulletin shall remain active until rescinded or superseded by future direction.

 

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

 

                MSIB 05-19

 This MSIB is issued in response to reported benzene levels on the Houston Ship Channel as a result of the chemical fire at ITC Deer

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As of March 22, 2019, at 1803 the Coast Guard Captain of the Port has called for a cease of cargo operations in the Houston Ship

Channel from the Cargill Facility East to Cemex USA, which is between Houston Ship Channel Light 139 and Houston Ship Channel Light 129. The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port is working in close coordination with EPA, TCEQ, Harris County, ITC, POHA and the contracted toxicology companies to evaluate air quality on the Houston Ship Channel at this time and will continue to update risk evaluations.

 

If at any time additional safety risks to operations on the Houston Ship Channel become evident, the

Captain of the Port will take action to ensure safety for port operations and mariners on the waterways. Facilities and employees

should continue to follow any direction provided by the County officials. 

 

This bulletin shall remain active until rescinded or superseded by future direction.

 

03/23    

USCG notice Tows allowed to proceed outbound from San Jacinto River from 1700 – 1900/24th March   Upper ship channel remains

closed to vessel traffic due to spill response from Tucker’s Bayou to LT Buoy 116.

 

 

03/25

1430      USCG notice received // Advises HSC open to all traffic for daytime transits only, with Carpenters Bayou and Old River remains closed. 

Vessels currently in the contamination area are not authorized to depart until decontamination is completed.  VTS Houston/Galveston directs all tow vessels transiting through the

contamination zone between Tucker’s Bayou and LT Buoy 116 to maintain a 30 minute spacing to complete pollution inspection

 

03/26

1935     VESSEL TRAFFIC SERVICE HOUSTON-GALVESTON DIRECTS NO VESSEL MOVEMENTS IN THE CONTAMINATED ZONE BETWEEN

                    HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL LIGHT 116 AND TUCKER'S BAYOU UNTIL 0800 MARCH 27, 2019, AT WHICH TIME TOWS TRANSITING THE

                    CONTAMINATED ZONE WILL BE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN A 30 MINUTE SPACING AND A TEMPORARY REPORTING POINT WILL BE

                    REESTABLISHED ON THE SAN JACINTO RIVER AT THE I-10 BRIDGE. CARPENTER'S BAYOU AND THE OLD RIVER REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL

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2132     As of March 26th, 2019, the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) has opened Houston Ship Channel between Tucker Bayou

and HSC light 116 to allow for vessel traffic, managed through Vessel Traffic Service (VTS), during daylight hours only. Old River and

Carpenters Bayou remain closed to all traffic. All vessels are required to check in and out via VTS

 

03/28

 

1008       VESSEL TRAFFIC SERVICE HOUSTON-GALVESTON DIRECTS NO VESSEL MOVEMENTS IN THE CONTAMINATED ZONE BETWEEN

LYNCHBURG FERRY AND TUCKER’S BAYOU UNTIL 0730 MARCH 29, 2019, AT WHICH TIME TOWS TRANSITING THE CONTAMINATED

ZONE WILL BE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN A 30 MINUTE SPACING AND A TEMPORARY REPORTING POINT WILL BE REESTABLISHED ON THE SAN JACINTO RIVER AT THE I-10 BRIDGE. CARPENTER’S BAYOU AND THE OLD RIVER REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">1154           VTS is now accepting check-ins for vessels that are not trapped behind the boom in the upper end of <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">                    the Old River in the area known as The Rock and Kirby's Cut.  Vessel's may depart into the San <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">                    Jacinto River provided they have minimal to no oiling and can meet the draft constraints. <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">                    Vessels will be inspected and decontaminated as needed prior to departing the Old River.  VTS is <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">                    requiring a 30 minute spacing between vessel transits."

 

03/29

                USCG advises one way vessel traffic from Lynchburg Ferry to Tucker’s Bayou and daylight transits only // tows allowed two way traffic

through spill zone // Both vessel and tow traffic restricted to daylight only transits through the spill zone

 

 

 

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

Friday

Overcast

<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           64° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High          78° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity   84%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer 30.07 in / 1018.6 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint   63° 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  E 6 mph

Friday

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

<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             67° 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      87° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer   30.08 in / 1018.4 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint     64° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Visibility         9 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

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

Mostly Cloudy

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Low            65° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High           74° F

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer  30.05 in / 1017.5 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint     63° 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, Gusts up to 16 mph

Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">A 20 percent chance of showers before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 

Saturday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 81. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. 

Saturday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 49. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 60.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 70.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 55.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 74.

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

Thursday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 78.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">A slight chance of showers between 11am and 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 

Saturday: A chance of showers between 8am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Windy, with a light and variable wind becoming north 20 to 25 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 59. Windy, with a north wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday Night: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 60.

Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 8am. Sunny, with a high near 65.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 70.

Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.

Thursday: 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;color:black;background:white">Partly sunny, with a high near 74. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southeast wind around 10 mph. 

Saturday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 52. Breezy, with a north wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 59. Breezy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.

Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 61.

Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 66.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 71.

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

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 75.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

 

 

 

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

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/hgx/<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">

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

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/MIAOFFNT4.shtml<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">

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

http://www.khou.com/weather/<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">

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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

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

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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) @ 0855 hrs

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0.8 ft Falling = 45’08”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">0.7 ft  Falling = 45’07”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.2 ft Rising = 46’02”

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.3 ft Rising = 46’03”

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Winds – Houston / Galveston Bay PORTS, NOAA/NOS @ 0855 hrs

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">3 knots from SE, gusts to 5 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 10 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">9 knots from SSE, 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">7 knots from SE, gusts to 9 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">3 knots from SE, gusts to 6 knots

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

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FZUS54 KHGX 291156

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Coastal Waters Forecast

National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX

656 AM CDT Fri Mar 29 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.

 

GMZ300-300015-

Synopsis for High Island to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 60

nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

656 AM CDT Fri Mar 29 2019

 

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

Low pressure deepening in the lee of the Rockies and high pressure

over the eastern U.S. will maintain moderate onshore flow through

the late morning hours today. A cold front is forecast through

the Gulf late Saturday evening into early Sunday morning. Strong

offshore winds in the wake of the front will build responding sea

heights through Sunday.

 

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GMZ330-335-300015-

Matagorda Bay-Galveston Bay-

656 AM CDT Fri Mar 29 2019

 

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

choppy. A slight chance of showers late in the morning.

.TONIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly

choppy.

.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. A

chance of showers. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy.

Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms.

.SUNDAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots

in the afternoon. Bay waters choppy becoming slightly choppy in

the afternoon. Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters

slightly choppy. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.

.MONDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.

A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.

.MONDAY NIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to

10 knots after midnight. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming

smooth after midnight. A slight chance of showers.

.TUESDAY...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters

smooth.

 

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GMZ350-355-300015-

Coastal waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX out

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

656 AM CDT Fri Mar 29 2019

 

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

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

.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A

chance of showers in the morning, then a slight chance of showers

and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet

building to 3 to 5 feet after midnight. A chance of showers in

the evening. Isolated thunderstorms. Showers likely after

midnight.

.SUNDAY...North winds 20 to 25 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots

in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Showers likely and isolated

thunderstorms.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.

.MONDAY...Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. A

chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.

.MONDAY NIGHT...North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. A

slight chance of showers.

.TUESDAY...North winds around 10 knots becoming northeast in the

afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

 

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GMZ370-375-300015-

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-

656 AM CDT Fri Mar 29 2019

 

...Small Craft Should Exercise Caution...

 

.TODAY...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to

15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet.

.TONIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 feet.

.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A

chance of showers in the morning, then a slight chance of showers

and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...North winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet

building to 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet after

midnight. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.

.SUNDAY...North winds 20 to 25 knots becoming northeast 15 to

25 knots in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas

up to 8 feet. Showers likely and isolated thunderstorms.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet

with occasional seas up to 7 feet. A chance of showers and

isolated thunderstorms.

.MONDAY...Northeast winds around 15 knots becoming north in the

afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A chance of showers and isolated

thunderstorms.

.MONDAY NIGHT...North winds 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to

15 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet. A slight chance of

showers.

.TUESDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast 5 to

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

.TUESDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">40 feet/12.19 meters up to S.P. Slip

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">36 feet/10.97 meters to the Turning Basin

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">40 feet/12.19 meters Barbour’s Cut Channel

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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">HSC Air Drafts Restrictions

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

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

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Fred Hartman

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Jesse Jones

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197’ (Morgan’s Point)

197’ (below Fred Hartman Bridge – Baytown)<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

<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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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Houston Pilots Association

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#051423">Galveston Texas City Pilots

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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.