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Fog Update for the Texas Gulf Coast
by the West Gulf Maritime Association.
Friday, December 16, 2011

The West Gulf Maritime Association has posted an update on fog conditions on the Texas/Louisiana Gulf Coast for its members.

Fog Closures:

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.

Channel obstructions:


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

Point Comfort:

Current Daylight Restrictions Matagorda Bay Pilots

Revised Draft Restrictions

Dannenbaum Engineering
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