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Subject:Lake Charles Daily Update
Date:Monday, March 12, 2018
Priority:Normal
Notice:


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


Inbound Deep Draft Pilot Boarding Windows:
**12/0930 TO 13/0015**13/1000 TO 14/0139**14/1030 TO 15/0230**15/1100 TO 15/1730**16/0015 TO 16/0300
 
Offshore and Coastal Forecast:
Synopsis: Moderate to strong north winds will gradually subside this afternoon through tonight as high pressure settles into the region. South winds are expected to return Wednesday night into Thursday as this high shifts off to the east. An upper level disturbance coupled with increasing moisture will bring shower and thunderstorm chances back into the forecast for the end of the week.
Today
North winds 20 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Tonight
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Tuesday
Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Tuesday Night
West winds 5 to 10 knots becoming northeast 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less.
Wednesday
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Wednesday Night
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Thursday
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Thursday Night
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Chance of showers.
Friday
South winds around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Friday Night
South winds around 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
 
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 Monday, March 12, 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.