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Subject:Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update
Date:Thursday, February 06, 2020
Priority:Normal
Notice:

 

February 06, 2020            Thursday

 

 

                

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

 

 

Cold front moved through our area yesterday and pushed considerable amount of water from Galveston Bay.  Presently maximum deep draft vessels may incur delays due to less than project maximum draft in Houston Ship Channel.  

 

 

NOAA Weather

GMZ300-070115-

Synopsis for High Island to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 60

nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

611 AM CST Thu Feb 6 2020

 

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

Moderate to strong offshore flow will continue through this

afternoon in the wake of yesterday’s cold front. A small craft

advisory has been issued for all Bays and Gulf waters through 6  am

then the Bays transition to caution flags through 6pm this  evening

while the Gulf waters remain in an advisory. These  highlights may

need to be extended into tonight especially for  the Gulf waters off

of Galveston Bay, but the flow transitions to  a light southwesterly

flow after midnight tonight ending the  hazards. High pressure

builds in on Friday and will continue  through the weekend resulting

in light onshore flow.  

 

$$

 

 

Houston // Open to all vessel traffic

 

02/05

0645       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

0815       All vessel traffic resumed

 

 

 

Galveston / Texas City // Open to all vessel traffic

 

 

 

Freeport // Open to all vessel traffic

 

02/04

 

2316       Inbound vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

02/05

 

0700       All vessel traffic resumed

0852       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

1115         All vessel traffic resumed

 

 

 

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently    38° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Low            39° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High           51° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity    76%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer  29.84 in / 1010.9 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint    31° 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">Heat Index   NR° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wind Chill    30° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wind      NW 14 mph

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently     40° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Low             48° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High            53° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity      83%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer   29.83 in / 1010.2 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint     35° 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">Heat Index    NR° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wind Chill     30° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wind      NW 21 mph, Gusts up to 31 mph

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

<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     37° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Low             43° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High             54° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity      76%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer   29.86 in / 1011.0 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint     30° 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">Heat Index     NR° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wind Chill      28° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Wind         NW 14 mph

Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 51. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 39. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 68. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 53. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

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

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74.

Sunday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 74.

Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 59.

Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 70.

Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 60.

Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Mostly cloudy through mid-morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 53. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 48. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 66. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 57. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

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

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

Sunday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 71.

Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after midnight. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 69.

Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 69.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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

Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Mostly cloudy through mid-morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 54. West wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 43. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 70. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

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

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73.

Sunday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after midnight. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 73.

Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after midnight. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 71.

Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 73.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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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) @ 0831 hrs

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:red">-0.7 ft Rising = 44’04”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:red">-0.9 ft Falling = 44’03”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:red">-0.5 ft Falling = 44’07”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:red">-0.7 ft Rising = 44’05”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:red">-0.79 ft Rising = 44’05”

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

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Winds – Houston / Galveston Bay PORTS, NOAA/NOS @ 0831 hrs

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">9 knots from WNW gusts to 15 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">15 knots from NW gusts to 21 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">14 knots from NW gusts to 19 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">19 knots from NW gusts to 22 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">17 knots from NW gusts to 20 knots

 

 

 

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

https://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data/raw/fz/fzus54.khgx.cwf.hgx.txt<span-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

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FZUS54 KHGX 061211

CWFHGX

 

Coastal Waters Forecast

National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX

611 AM CST Thu Feb 6 2020

 

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.

 

GMZ300-070115-

Synopsis for High Island to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 60

nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

611 AM CST Thu Feb 6 2020

 

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

Moderate to strong offshore flow will continue through this

afternoon in the wake of yesterday’s cold front. A small craft

advisory has been issued for all Bays and Gulf waters through 6  am

then the Bays transition to caution flags through 6pm this  evening

while the Gulf waters remain in an advisory. These  highlights may

need to be extended into tonight especially for  the Gulf waters off

of Galveston Bay, but the flow transitions to  a light southwesterly

flow after midnight tonight ending the  hazards. High pressure

builds in on Friday and will continue  through the weekend resulting

in light onshore flow.  

 

$$

 

GMZ335-070115-

Galveston Bay-

611 AM CST Thu Feb 6 2020

 

...LOW WATER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CST THIS EVENING...

 

...Small Craft Should Exercise Caution...

 

.TODAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Bay waters choppy.

.TONIGHT...West winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southwest around

5 knots after midnight. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming

smooth after midnight.

.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots increasing to 10 to

15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth becoming slightly

choppy in the afternoon.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

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

slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay waters

smooth to slightly choppy. A slight chance of showers and

isolated thunderstorms late.

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

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

thunderstorms. Showers likely in the afternoon. Patchy fog late

in the afternoon.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots becoming south

after midnight. Bay waters slightly choppy. Patchy fog. Showers

likely and isolated thunderstorms.

.MONDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast in the

afternoon. Bay waters smooth. Patchy fog. A chance of showers and

isolated thunderstorms.

.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 5 knots. Bay waters

smooth. Patchy fog. A slight chance of showers early in the

evening. Isolated thunderstorms. A chance of showers in the late

evening and overnight.

 

$$

 

GMZ330-070115-

Matagorda Bay-

611 AM CST Thu Feb 6 2020

 

...Small Craft Should Exercise Caution...

 

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

15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters choppy becoming slightly

choppy in the afternoon.

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

after midnight. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming smooth after

midnight.

.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly

choppy.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots decreasing to 5 to

10 knots after midnight. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming

smooth after midnight.

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

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

slightly choppy. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms

late.

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

choppy. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Patchy

fog late in the afternoon.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly

choppy. Patchy fog. A chance of showers and isolated

thunderstorms.

.MONDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east in the

afternoon. Bay waters smooth. Patchy fog. A chance of showers and

isolated thunderstorms.

.MONDAY NIGHT...East winds around 5 knots. Bay waters smooth.

Patchy fog. A slight chance of showers early in the evening.

Isolated thunderstorms. A chance of showers in the late evening

and overnight.

 

$$

 

GMZ350-355-070115-

Coastal waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX out

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

611 AM CST Thu Feb 6 2020

 

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

 

.TODAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming 15 to 25 knots

in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

.TONIGHT...West winds 20 to 25 knots decreasing to 5 to 10 knots

after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

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

.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to

4 feet. A slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms

late.

.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A

slight chance of showers in the morning. Isolated thunderstorms.

A chance of showers in the afternoon. Patchy fog late in the

afternoon.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

Patchy fog. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.

.MONDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast in the

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

isolated thunderstorms.

.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

Patchy fog. A slight chance of showers early in the evening.

Isolated thunderstorms. A chance of showers in the late evening

and overnight.

 

$$

 

GMZ370-375-070115-

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-

611 AM CST Thu Feb 6 2020

 

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

 

.TODAY...Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with

occasional seas up to 8 feet.

.TONIGHT...West winds 20 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots

after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

.FRIDAY...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet

building to 3 to 5 feet in the afternoon.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming south

10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

.SATURDAY...South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast 10 to

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

.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to

15 to 20 knots after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 feet. A slight chance

of showers and isolated thunderstorms late.

.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet with

occasional seas up to 6 feet. A slight chance of showers until

late afternoon. Isolated thunderstorms. A chance of showers late

in the afternoon.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots becoming south

10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 5 to 6 feet with occasional

seas up to 7 feet. A chance of showers and isolated

thunderstorms.

.MONDAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots becoming southeast 5 to

10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas

up to 7 feet. A chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.

.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.

A slight chance of showers in the evening. Isolated

thunderstorms. A chance of showers after midnight.

 

$$

 

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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">

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D"> 

<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"> 

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

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

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> 

 

<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

 

 

Please visit our WEB Site<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> www.moranshipping.com<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> for port tide tables <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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Port of Houston Authority<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">

http://www.portofhouston.com/<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">

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

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

<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

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

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

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

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Sidney Sherman

197’ (Morgan’s Point)

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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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<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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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Brazos Harbor Pilots

www.brazospilots.com

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NOAA

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National Data Buoy Center

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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.