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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:Monday, September 11, 2017
Priority:Normal
Notice:
Channel Status:    ** 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:   quote  

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:

10/1530 TO 11/0600 ** 11/1630 TO 12/0630 ** 12/1730 TO 13/0715 ** 13/1845 TO 14/0800 ** 14/1945 TO 15/1000 ** 15/2100 TO 16/1200   Offshore and Coastal Forecast: <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Synopsis: A tight gradient over the northwest Gulf of Mexico, in part from the large circulation of Irma moving up the Florida peninsula into the southeastern states, will keep an elevated northerly flow over the coastal waters. This prolonged fetch of elevated offshore flow and swells from the tropical system will also keep elevated seas into early next week. 

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Today <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet. <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Tonight <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Tuesday <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Tuesday Night <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Wednesday <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Wednesday Night <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Thursday <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 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">South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Friday <span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;color:#333333">Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 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">Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.   Max Channel Draft:   -Maximum Channel Draft currently 37’00” FW until further notice.  

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

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·         <span-size:11.0pt;font-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-size:11.0pt;font-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-size:11.0pt;font-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-size:11.0pt;font-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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-Phillips 66 Clifton Ridge max depth 42.0 FEET MLLW BW -Phillips 66 Refinery Dock #3 max depth is 38.0 FEET MLLW BW.

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Traffic Notice:         -Abandoned Anchor Chains in Position Lat 29-17.8N, Lon 093-11.75W AND Lat 29 17.53'N Lon 093 11.65'W         ATON OUTER BAR – B #14 EXT <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Droid Sans",serif;color:#2E2E2E;background:#EEEEDD">  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 Monday, September 11, 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.