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Subject:Lake Charles Daily Update
Date:Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Priority:Normal
Notice:Channel Status: Open

Pilot Service: Available

Inbound Deep Draft Pilot Boarding Windows:
6/2245 TO 7/0145 ** 7/1045 TO 8/0200 ** 8/1130 TO 9/0200 ** 9/1215 TO 10/0200 ** 10/1300 TO 11/0300 ** 11/1400 TO 12/0330 ** 12/1500 TO 13/0430 ** 13/1600 TO 14/0500 ** 14/1645 TO 15/0715 ** 15/1730 TO 16/1000

Offshore and Coastal Forecast:
Synopsis: A light to moderate onshore flow will continue through Wednesday as high pressure remains anchored off the east coast of Florida. Isolated to scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will move across the coastal waters today and tonight. Winds will trend northerly beginning Thursday as a cold front eases into the northwest Gulf of Mexico, then strengthens going into Friday as a stronger cold front pushes through the area. Southerly flow returns on Saturday as high pressure slides east of the area.

Today
South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Areas of fog in the morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Chance of showers through the day. Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Tonight
South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east after midnight. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Chance of showers through the night. Slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
Thursday
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then showers and thunderstorms likely after midnight.
Friday
North winds 20 to 25 knots. Gusts up to 40 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet. Showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
Friday Night
Northeast winds 25 to 30 knots. Seas 5 to 8 feet with occasional seas up to 10 feet. Chance of rain showers in the evening.
Saturday
Northeast winds 25 to 30 knots. Seas 5 to 8 feet with occasional seas up to 10 feet. Slight chance of rain showers.
Saturday Night
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet. Chance of rain showers.
Sunday
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Chance of rain showers.
Sunday Night
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Rain showers likely.

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 June 04, 2018.
* Maximum draft for CITGO "C" Dock Lake Charles is 40'00" FW.
(-40'00" MLLW) effective June 04, 2018.
* Maximum draft for CITGO "D" Dock Lake Charles is 36'00" FW.
(-36'00" MLLW) effective June 04, 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 - N/A

ATON INNER BAR - LT #50 DISCONTINUED ** LT #121 DESTROYED ** LT #130 TRLB

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Phone: 337-533-8681
Email: LKC@moranshipping.com
Notice posted on Wednesday, November 07, 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.