The West Gulf Maritime Association has posted an update on fog conditions on the Texas/Louisiana Gulf Coast for its members.
Status of closures due to fog as reported by local pilots this morning
Lake Charles – Boardings suspended
Beaumont - Boardings suspended
Port Arthur – Boardings suspended
Sabine – Boardings suspended
Galveston – Resumed boardings 16/0200
Texas City – Resumed boardings 16/0200
Houston – Resumed boardings outbound 16/0200, inbound 16/0600
Freeport – Resumed boardings
Agents are encouraged to contact pilot dispatch to receive local status updates. Also to keep vessel ENOAs current.
The Sabine/Neches waterway remains closed due to dense fog. Traffic is scheduled to move outbound when the fog clears.
Channel closure for removal of dredging subline that extends from Pier 35 (POG) across channel to Pelican Island, December 15, 1000-1700.
The Dredge R.S.Weeks inking 900 feet of 30" submerged dredge pipeline on December 19, 2011, 0900. The submerged pipeline will lay across the Houston Ship Channel below the -47' channel depth approximately 1,350 feet NNW of channel markers Red #82 and Green #81 at Lat. 29 38 9.6636 N, Lon. 094 57 45.0564 W. to Lat. 29 38 6.986 N. Lon. 094 57 54.3412 W.
Mammoet will be performing a ro/ro operation at the Cedar Bayou Port facility on December 28, 2012.
Daylight restricted vessels: First pilot 0730, Last pilot 1730.
Effective November 6, 2011: First pilot 06:30, Last pilot 16:30.
Brazos Pilots Association/Vessel restrictions
Current Daylight Restrictions Matagorda Bay Pilots
Revised Draft Restrictions