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WGMA Important Update - CBP Houston/Galveston Seaport Implements Temporary Vessel Entrance and Clearance Procedures03/31/2020 Normal
SHG MSIB 15-20: Sector Houston-Galveston Hazardous Condition Attestation03/31/2020 Normal
Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 3103/31/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/31/2020 Normal
COVID-19 & Close contact03/31/2020 Normal
Houston Pilots Association COVID - 19 03/31/2020 Normal
Update: New Exemption Process for Texas Quarantine Orders03/30/2020 Normal
Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 3003/30/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/30/2020 Normal
Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 2903/29/2020 Normal
Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 2903/29/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/29/2020 Normal
Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 2803/28/2020 Normal
Texas Quarantine Order Impact on Mariners03/28/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/28/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/27/2020 Normal
Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 2703/27/2020 Normal
USCG Updates COVID – 19 03/26/2020 Normal
COVID - 19 Daily Update // Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 2603/26/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/26/2020 Normal
Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 2503/25/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/25/2020 Normal
FW: WGMA Daily Industry Update Report03/24/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/24/2020 Normal
CBP/DHS Update: Temporary Restrictions on Crew Shore Leave03/23/2020 Normal
~~ CBP HOUSTON - CREW CHANGES ~~03/23/2020 Normal
Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 2303/23/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/23/2020 Normal
GHPB - Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 2203/22/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/22/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/21/2020 Normal
Port of Houston Region Status Update - March 2103/21/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/20/2020 Normal
Latest COVID-19 Guidelines and Moran Shipping Agencies03/19/2020 Normal
FW: **New Coast Guard MSIBs**03/19/2020 Normal
USCG MSIB 07-20, dated 03/18/2020 // Ports and Facilities MSIB for Corona Virus.03/19/2020 Normal
Update on the Port of Houston - The port is still open for business03/19/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update 03/19 0740 Resumed boarding outbound vessel traffic // Inbound vessel traffic remains open (Two way traffic)03/19/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/19/2020 Normal
COVID INFORMATION TO SHIPS - UPDATED 18-MAR-2003/18/2020 Normal
Houston // Open to inbound vessel traffic only03/18/2020 Normal
Houston // Open to all vessel traffic 03/18/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/18/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/18/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/17/2020 Normal
Freeport // Closed to all vessel traffic03/17/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/17/2020 Normal
Brazos Pilots Association Notice of Port Freeport Condition Update03/17/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/17/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/17/2020 Normal
Houston // Closed to all vessel traffic 03/17/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/16/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/16/2020 Normal
Houston // Open to outbound vessel traffic only03/15/2020 Normal
Houston // Closed to all vessel traffic 03/15/2020 Normal
Houston // Closed to all vessel traffic 03/15/2020 Normal
Freeport // Closed to all vessel traffic (All vessel traffic will resume 1200/15th March)03/15/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/15/2020 Normal
Houston // Open to all vessel traffic 03/15/2020 Normal
Houston // Closed to all vessel traffic 03/15/2020 Normal
Freeport // Closed to all vessel traffic03/14/2020 Normal
Houston // Open to all vessel traffic 03/14/2020 Normal
Houston // Open to outbound vessel traffic only03/14/2020 Normal
Freeport // Closed to all vessel traffic03/14/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/14/2020 Normal
Houston // Closed to all vessel traffic 03/13/2020 Normal
Houston // Open to all vessel traffic 03/13/2020 Normal
Houston Pilots COVID 19 Prevention03/13/2020 Normal
CBP Guidance for Crew03/13/2020 High
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/13/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel opened to outbound traffic only 0555/13 March 2020 03/13/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/13/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/13/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel opened to all traffic at 1105/12 March 2020 03/12/2020 Normal
Freeport // Open to all vessel traffic03/12/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update03/12/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/12/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel opened to outbound traffic only 0830/12 March 2020 03/12/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/12/2020 Normal
WGMA Port Coordination Team Conference Call #2 - March 12th Houston Ship Channel Fog Update03/12/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel update03/12/2020 Normal
Port of Freeport Update 03/12/2020 Normal
HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL CLOSED AT 1700/11TH MARCH DUE TO FOG03/11/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel opened to outbound traffic only 1220/11 March 202003/11/2020 Normal
Revised COVID MSIB issued by Sector Houston-Galveston03/11/2020 Normal
Port of Freeport Update 03/11/2020 Normal
WGMA Port Coordination Team Conference Call - March 11th Houston Ship Channel Fog Update03/11/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/11/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel closed 0430/11 March 2020 acct dense fog 03/11/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update 03/11/2020 Normal
Revised COVID MSIB issued by Sector Houston-Galveston Additional pdf's Added03/10/2020 Normal
Freeport // Open to all vessel traffic03/10/2020 Normal
Revised COVID MSIB issued by Sector Houston-Galveston03/10/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update 03/10/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel update 03/10/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/10/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update // Correction 03/10/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update03/10/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/10/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/09/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/08/2020 Normal
NOAA Houston / Galveston Sea fog outlook for next week03/07/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/07/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/06/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/05/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel opened to all traffic 1622/04 March 202003/04/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/04/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel closed to all traffic 1319/04 March 202003/04/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/04/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/04/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/04/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/04/2020 Normal
Port of Freeport Update03/03/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/03/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Closure03/03/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update 03/03/2020 High
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/03/2020 Normal
Galveston/Texas City Channel Update03/03/2020 Normal
Port of Freeport Update 03/03/2020 Normal
Houston Ship Channel Update03/03/2020 Normal
HOUSTON - **UPDATE** MSIB 09-2020: Sector Houston-Galveston 2019 Novel Coronavirus Screening03/02/2020 Normal
FW: **UPDATE** MSIB 09-2020: Sector Houston-Galveston 2019 Novel Coronavirus Screening03/02/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/02/2020 Normal
Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update 03/01/2020 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Houston, Galveston, Texas City, & Freeport, TX - Daily Port Update
Date:Thursday, March 12, 2020
Priority:Normal
Notice:

 

March 12, 2020            Thursday

 

 

                

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

 

 

NOAA Weather

GMZ300-122115-

Synopsis for High Island to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 60

nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

342 AM CDT Thu Mar 12 2020

 

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

Sea fog in the nearshore waters and in the bays will continue

through mid-morning today. The fog should retreat from the bays

during the day today, but it may continue through the afternoon in

the near shore waters. The fog will the return northward tonight

and be a repeat of last night. Otherwise expect light onshore

winds will continue for the rest of the week with no chance of

precipitation.

 

$$

 

 

 

Houston // Open to outbound vessel traffic only [Pilots anticipate to resume boarding inbound vessel traffic 1100/12th March]

 

03/02

2307       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

03/03

1205       Outbound vessel traffic only resumed

2010       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

03/04

1000       Outbound vessel traffic only resumed

1205       Inbound vessel traffic resumed // Outbound vessel traffic remains open

1319       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

1622       All vessel traffic resumed

 

03/10

0732       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

1110         Resumed boarding outbound vessel traffic only // Inbound vessel traffic still suspended due to visibility

2300        Resumed boarding inbound vessel traffic only // Outbound vessel traffic suspended due to visibility

 

03/11

0430       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

1220         Resumed boarding outbound vessel traffic only

1700        All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

03/12

0830         Resumed boarding outbound vessel traffic only

 

Present traffic

36           Vessels set to proceed inbound

14           Vessels set to proceed outbound

 

 

 

Galveston / Texas City // Open to all vessel traffic

 

03/10

0630        All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

03/11

0000         All vessel traffic resumed

0525         All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

03/12

No port updates received

 

 

Freeport // Closed to all vessel traffic

 

03/03

0000       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

1100       All vessel traffic resumed

1938       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

03/04

0930       All vessel traffic resumed

1400       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog [pilots cancelled vessel traffic suspending at 1352/04) Vessel

                traffic open to all vessels

 

03/10

0535       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

1500       All vessel traffic resumed

 

03/11

0430       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

1230       All vessel traffic resumed

1910       All vessel traffic suspended – due to fog

 

03/12

No updates from Freeport Pilots // however – the port is boarding all vessel traffic and have 9 vessels to transit

 

 

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">Mostly Cloudy

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Currently    71° F

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer  29.96 in / 1015.0 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      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    NR° F

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

<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             66° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High            72° F

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Humidity      90%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer   29.98 in / 1015.2 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint     67° F

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

<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     NR° F

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

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

Overcast

<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             66° 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      90%

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Barometer   29.97 in / 1014.7 mb

<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Dewpoint     67° 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">Heat Index    NR° F

<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">Wind         S 6 mph

Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight: Cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight.

Friday: Cloudy, with a high near 79. Light southeast wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday: Cloudy, with a high near 80. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Saturday Night: Cloudy, with a low around 68.

Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.

Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 79.

Monday Night: Cloudy, with a low around 67.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.

Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81.<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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Today: <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Areas of fog before 2pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 72. South wind around 10 mph.

Tonight: Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday: Areas of fog before 2pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 71. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night: Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southeast wind around 10 mph.

Saturday: Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 72. Southeast wind around 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Cloudy, with a low around 67.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.

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

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.

Wednesday: 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">Areas of fog before 2pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight: Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 66. South wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday: Areas of fog before 2pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 74. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday Night: Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Southeast wind around 10 mph.

Saturday: Patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a steady temperature around 70. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Cloudy, with a low around 67.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.

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

Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74.

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

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 76.

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

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.<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) @ 0916 hrs

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

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">1.7 ft  = 46’07”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">2.0 ft Falling = 47’00”

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">2.0 ft Falling = 47’00”

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Winds – Houston / Galveston Bay PORTS, NOAA/NOS @ 0916 hrs

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">5 knots from SSW gusts to 9 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 SSW gusts to 11 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">11 knots from SSW gusts to 13 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">11 knots from SW gusts to 13 knots

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">6 knots from SSW gusts to 11 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

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FZUS54 KHGX 120842

CWFHGX

 

Coastal Waters Forecast

National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX

342 AM CDT Thu Mar 12 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.

 

GMZ300-122115-

Synopsis for High Island to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 60

nautical miles including Galveston and Matagorda Bays

342 AM CDT Thu Mar 12 2020

 

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

Sea fog in the nearshore waters and in the bays will continue

through mid-morning today. The fog should retreat from the bays

during the day today, but it may continue through the afternoon in

the near shore waters. The fog will the return northward tonight

and be a repeat of last night. Otherwise expect light onshore

winds will continue for the rest of the week with no chance of

precipitation.

 

$$

 

GMZ335-122115-

Galveston Bay-

342 AM CDT Thu Mar 12 2020

 

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING...

 

.TODAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.

Areas of fog in the morning, then patchy fog early in the

afternoon.

.TONIGHT...South winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. Patchy

fog early in the evening, then areas of fog in the late evening

and overnight.

.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth. Areas

of fog in the morning, then patchy fog early in the afternoon.

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

smooth to slightly choppy. Patchy fog after midnight.

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

slightly choppy. Patchy fog in the morning.

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

smooth. Patchy fog after midnight.

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

slight chance of showers.

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

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

.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters smooth.

 

$$

 

GMZ330-122115-

Matagorda Bay-

342 AM CDT Thu Mar 12 2020

 

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING...

 

.TODAY...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters slightly choppy.

Areas of fog early in the morning, then patchy fog in the late

morning and early afternoon.

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

Patchy fog early in the evening, then areas of fog in the late

evening and overnight.

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

15 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth becoming slightly

choppy in the afternoon. Areas of fog early in the morning, then

patchy fog in the late morning and early afternoon.

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

slightly choppy. A slight chance of showers in the evening.

Patchy fog after midnight.

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

choppy. Patchy fog in the morning.

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

smooth. Patchy fog after midnight.

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

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

smooth to slightly choppy.

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

choppy.

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

10 knots after midnight. Bay waters slightly choppy becoming

smooth after midnight.

 

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GMZ355-122115-

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

342 AM CDT Thu Mar 12 2020

 

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING...

 

.TODAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 feet. Areas of fog

in the morning, then patchy fog early in the afternoon.

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

Patchy fog early in the evening, then areas of fog in the late

evening and overnight.

.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Areas

of fog in the morning, then patchy fog early in the afternoon.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet.

Patchy fog after midnight.

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

Patchy fog in the morning.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to

3 feet. Patchy fog after midnight.

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

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

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

.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to

3 feet.

 

$$

 

GMZ350-122115-

Coastal waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship Channel TX out

20 NM-

342 AM CDT Thu Mar 12 2020

 

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING...

 

.TODAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Areas of

fog in the morning, then patchy fog early in the afternoon.

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

10 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Patchy fog early in

the evening, then areas of fog in the late evening and overnight.

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

15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 feet. Areas of fog in the

morning, then patchy fog early in the afternoon.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 feet. A

slight chance of showers in the evening. Patchy fog after

midnight.

.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 feet. Patchy

fog in the morning.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to

4 feet. Patchy fog after midnight.

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

.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 3 feet.

.MONDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 3 feet.

.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Seas 3 feet.

 

$$

 

GMZ370-375-122115-

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-

342 AM CDT Thu Mar 12 2020

 

.TODAY...South winds around 10 knots. Seas 3 feet. Patchy fog

until late afternoon.

.TONIGHT...South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 feet. Patchy fog.

.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 feet. Patchy fog

until late afternoon.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.

Patchy fog late.

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

Patchy fog in the morning.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to

4 feet. Patchy fog after midnight.

.SUNDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 feet.

.MONDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 feet.

.MONDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 feet.

 

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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

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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

 

 

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)

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)

Air drafts clearances are based on MHW // Vessels should allow an additional 10 feet clearance for the Power Lines<span-size:10.0pt;line-height:105%;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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

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

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

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

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

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

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#051423">The Galveston Ship Channel is approximately    miles from GB Buoy <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:white">

<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,

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#051423"> 

<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

http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#1F497D">

http://www.swg.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation.aspx<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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

http://www.houston-pilots.com/<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">

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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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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.