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Subject:Lake Charles Daily Update
Date:Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Priority:Normal
Notice:


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


Inbound Deep Draft Pilot Boarding Windows:
**14/1030 TO 15/0230**15/1100 TO 15/1730**16/0015 TO 16/0300**16/1130 TO 16/1830**17/0045 TO 17/0400**17/1200 T0 17/1800**18/0115 TO 18/0530**18/1245 TO 18/1815**19/0145 TO 19/0730**19/1330 TO 19/1745
 
Offshore and Coastal Forecast:
Synopsis: Light northerly winds will gradually veer to the southeast by Thursday morning as surface high pressure tracks from the Eastern Oklahoma to the Florida panhandle. Southerly winds will increase and become modest through the day Thursday as an area of low pressure moves into the Plains. Light to at times modest south winds will prevail into the weekend. An upper level disturbance coupled with increasing moisture will bring shower and thunderstorm chances back into the forecast for the end of the week and through the weekend. 
Today
East winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Tonight
Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Thursday
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 foot or less.
Thursday Night
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers after midnight.
Friday
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Friday Night
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Saturday
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Sunday
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. 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 Wednesday, March 14, 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.