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Subject:Lake Charles Daily Update
Date:Friday, March 09, 2018
Priority:Normal
Notice:


Channel Status:  2/0730 ** OPEN – NORMAL OPERATIONS
 
Pilot Service:  2/0730 **AVAILABLE


Inbound Deep Draft Pilot Boarding Windows:
* 9/0600 TO 9/1900 ** 10/0700 TO 10/2030 **11/0900 TO11/2330 ** 12/0930 TO 13/0015 ** 13/1000 TO 14/0130 ** 
 
Offshore and Coastal Forecast:
Synopsis: Southerly winds will increase into the weekend. The chance for showers and thunderstorms returns for the weekend, first as an upper-level disturbance passes, then as a cold front sweeps through the area. Behind this front, another round of elevated northerly winds can be expected. 
Today
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Tonight
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
Saturday
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Patchy fog in the morning. Scattered thunderstorms in the morning. Scattered showers through the day. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Scattered sprinkles in the evening, then scattered showers after midnight.
Sunday
North winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Scattered showers in the morning, then scattered sprinkles in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Monday
North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Monday Night
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Tuesday
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Tuesday Night
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
 
Max Channel Draft:
 
-Maximum Channel Draft 40’00” FW effective Oct. 04, 2017.
 
Please note the following maximum FW drafts at MLLW for CITGO Lake Charles docks:
 
Maximum draft for CITGO “B” Dock Lake Charles is 40’00” FW.
  (-40’00” MLLW) effective Apr. 20, 2017.
Maximum draft for CITGO “C” Dock Lake Charles is 38’ 00” FW.
  (-38’00” MLLW) effective Feb. 22, 2018.
Maximum draft for CITGO “D” Dock Lake Charles is 34’06” FW.
  (-34’06” MLLW) effective Feb. 22, 2018.
Maximum draft for CITGO CLIFTON RIDGE Lake Charles is 37’00” FW.
(-37’00” MLLW) effective Aug. 23, 2017.


-Phillips 66 Clifton Ridge max depth 42.0 FEET MLLW BW
-Phillips 66 Refinery Dock #3 max depth is 39.0 FEET MLLW BW.
 
Turning Basin/A4 Anchor Area:
Following received from Lake Charles Pilots on Feb. 6th at 1221 hrs:
After reviewing the recent soundings of A/4, the limiting draft for vessels bunkering in A/4 will now be 35' (35 ft.) freshwater.  Vessels
turning in A/4 Anchorage may do so with full draft 40' (forty ft.).  This limit is effective immediately.   
Dredging in A/4 will begin shortly.  While A/4 is being dredged, it may not be used for vessels bunkering.
When the arrival date of the dredge is known, it will be communicated as quickly as possible.


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 – NA
 
ATON INNER BAR -  ** LT #47 NO DAYBOARDS ** LT #50 MISSING (DISCONTINUED) ** LT #91 TRLB **
 


Moran-Gulf Shipping Agencies, Inc.
Lake Charles
Phone: 337-533-8681




Notice posted on Friday, March 09, 2018

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-to-date information.