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Subject:Lake Charles Daily Update
Date:Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Priority:Normal
Notice:Channel Status: Open

Pilot Service: Available

Inbound Deep Draft Pilot Boarding Windows:
16/0001 TO 16/1430 ** 17/0100 TO 17/1500 ** 18/0200 TO 18/1600 ** 19/0300 TO 19/1645 ** 20/0400 TO 20/1815 ** 21/0500 TO 21/1945 ** 22/0630 TO 22/2345

Offshore and Coastal Forecast:
Synopsis: Light to moderate westerly winds will prevail through Friday between lower pressure over the eastern Gulf of Mexico and high pressure over the western Gulf. Winds will become more southerly by Saturday and southeasterly by late in the weekend as surface high pressure becomes re-established over the eastern Gulf.

Today
Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Tonight
West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Thursday
West winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Thursday Night
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.
Friday
Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet.
Friday Night
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Saturday
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Saturday Night
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Sunday
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Sunday Night
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.

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 40'00" FW.
(-40'00" MLLW) effective Mar. 30, 2018.

-Phillips 66 Clifton Ridge max depth 42.0 FEET MLLW BW
-Phillips 66 Refinery Dock #3 max depth is 42.0 FEET MLLW BW.

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 #47 EXT

ATON INNER BAR - LT #50 MISSING (DISCONTINUED) ** 4/25/#15 - DAYBOARDS 84 MISSING ** 4/25/#15 - LT #89 TRLB ** LT #90 TRLB ** LT #91 TRLB

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Notice posted on Wednesday, May 16, 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.