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Lake Charles Daily Update - USCG has set Port Condition Recovery Updated #2 - Channel Draft Restricted to 38' FW09/20/2017 Normal
Lake Charles Daily Update - USCG has set Port Condition Recovery Updated #2 - Channel Draft Restricted to 38' FW09/19/2017 Normal
Lake Charles Daily Update - USCG has set Port Condition Recovery Updated #1 - Channel Draft Restricted to 37' FW09/19/2017 Normal
Lake Charles Daily Update - USCG has set Port Condition Recovery Updated #1 - Channel Draft Restricted to 37' FW09/18/2017 Normal
Lake Charles Daily Update - USCG has set Port Condition Recovery Updated #1 - Channel Draft Restricted to 37' FW09/14/2017 Normal
Lake Charles Daily Update - USCG has set Port Condition Recovery Updated #1 - Channel Draft Restricted to 37' FW09/11/2017 Normal
Lake Charles Daily Update - USCG has set Port Condition Recovery Updated #1 - Channel Draft Restricted to 37' FW09/08/2017 Normal
Lake Charles Daily Update - USCG has set Port Condition Recovery Updated #1 - Channel Draft Restricted to 37' FW09/07/2017 Normal
Lake Charles Daily Update - USCG has set Port Condition Recovery Updated #1 - Channel Draft Restricted to 37' FW09/06/2017 Normal
Lake Charles Daily Update - USCG has set Port Condition Recovery Updated #1 - Channel Draft Restricted to 37' FW09/05/2017 Normal
Lake Charles Daily Update - USCG has set Port Condition Recovery Updated #1 - Channel Draft Restricted to 37' FW09/04/2017 Normal
Lake Charles Daily Update - USCG has set Port Condition Recovery Updated #1 - Channel Draft Restricted to 37' FW09/03/2017 Normal
Lake Charles Daily Update - USCG has set Port Condition Recovery Updated #1 - Outer Bar Soundings Completed and Assessed09/02/2017 Normal
Lake Charles Daily Update - USCG has set Port Condition Recovery Updated #1 - Max draft restricted to 37' feet Salt Water09/01/2017 Normal
Lake Charles Daily Update - USCG has set Port Condition Recovery Updated #109/01/2017 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Lake Charles Daily Update - USCG has set Port Condition Recovery Updated #1 - Channel Draft Restricted to 37' FW
Date:Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Priority:Normal
Notice:

Channel Status:<span-family:"Courier New"">    ** Open - USCG PORT CONDITION RECOVERY ** SEE MSIB 14-17 (LC) – Outer bar surveys have been completed and Max Channel Draft Restricted to 37’00” FW remains in effect:

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All,

Good afternoon.  The ACOE, LC Pilots, and CG had a discussion today to go over the results of the cross-channel surveys completed by the ACOE over the past two days. 

First off, I greatly appreciate the work done by the ACOE crews to survey and then compare the results pre- vs post- storm.  It is extremely helpful in terms of our overall post-storm risk assessment.

Based on the analysis of the surveys, there were several areas of shoaling as a result of Harvey, in some cases up to 3' of shoaling on the bar channel.  As a result, it is necessary to maintain the limiting draft in the Calcasieu River Ship Channel to 37 feet fresh water.  Again, the Calcasieu River Ship Channel draft restriction will remain 37 feet fresh water at this time.

The ACOE is already working on plans and alternative to mitigate the shoaling areas identified.  Possibilities include short term redirects of hopper dredges and supplemental storm funding requests that have already been placed. The ACOE is doing what they can to get us back to project depth in as short a time as possible.

I know that this information is not what I, or probably everyone else was hoping for.  However, I am thankful that we were able to get a survey conducted in a reasonable amount of time,  that we have not gotten into a situation where a vessel has gotten itself stuck in our channel. I believe that all in all, the waterway fared pretty well.

As additional information becomes available, we will pass it along.

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Pilot Service:<span-family:"Courier New"">     ** Available

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<span-family:"Courier New"">Inbound Deep Draft Pilot Boarding Windows:

<span-family:"Courier New"">5/1230 TO 5/1445 ** 5/2345 TO 6/0645 ** 6/1300 TO 5/1600 ** 7/0015 TO 7/0630 ** 7/1330 TO 7/1730

 

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<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Synopsis: Light east to southeast winds and low seas can be expected today as high pressure ridges over the coastal waters. A cold front will sweep through the coastal waters late tonight into Wednesday morning, accompanied by scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. A moderate to strong offshore flow is expected behind the front with rain ending Wednesday night. The offshore flow will continue but gradually diminish by late in the week. 

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Today

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">East winds up to 5 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Tonight

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Southeast winds around 5 knots becoming northwest after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Wednesday

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Wednesday Night

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Thursday

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Thursday Night

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Friday

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Friday Night

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Saturday

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Northeast winds around 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Saturday Night

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

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<span-family:"Courier New"">Max Channel Draft:

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<span-family:"Courier New"">-Maximum Channel Draft currently 37’00” FW until further notice.

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<span-family:"Courier New"">Please note the following maximum FW drafts at MLLW for CITGO Lake Charles docks:

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<span-family:"Courier New"">Maximum draft for CITGO “B” Dock Lake Charles is 40’00” FW.

<span-family:"Courier New"">  (-40’00” MLLW) effective Apr. 20, 2017.

<span-family:"Courier New"">Maximum draft for CITGO “C” Dock Lake Charles is 40’00” FW.

<span-family:"Courier New"">  (-40’00” MLLW) effective Apr. 20, 2017.

<span-family:"Courier New"">Maximum draft for CITGO “D” Dock Lake Charles is 36’00” FW.

<span-family:"Courier New"">  (-36’00” MLLW) effective Apr. 24, 2017.

<span-family:"Courier New"">Maximum draft for CITGO CLIFTON RIDGE Lake Charles is 37’00” FW.

<span-family:"Courier New"">(-37’00” MLLW) effective Aug. 23, 2017.

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<span-family:"Courier New"">-Phillips 66 Clifton Ridge max depth 42.0 FEET MLLW BW

<span-family:"Courier New"">-Phillips 66 Refinery Dock #3 max depth is 38.0 FEET MLLW BW.

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<span-family:"Courier New"">Traffic Notice: 

<span-family:"Courier New"">       -Abandoned Anchor Chains in Position Lat 29-17.8N, Lon 093-11.75W AND Lat 29 17.53'N Lon 093 11.65'W 

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<span-family:"Courier New"">ATON INNER BAR - LT #64 TRLB ** LT #76 TRLB ** LT #80 TRLB ** LT #91 TRLB ** LT #103 TRLB ** LOWER RANGE A - NIGHT LIGHT ON EARLY

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Notice posted on Tuesday, September 05, 2017

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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-to-date information.