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Subject:Lake Charles Daily Update
Date:Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Priority:Normal
Notice:Channel Status: Open

Pilot Service: Available

Inbound Deep Draft Pilot Boarding Windows:
9/1345 TO 10/0430 ** 10/1415 TO 11/0600 ** 11/1445 TO 11/2230 ** 12/1515 TO 12/2200 ** 13/0800 TO 13/2130 ** 14/0700 TO 14/2130 ** 15/0715 TO 15/2100 ** 16/0730 TO 16/2100

Offshore and Coastal Forecast:
Synopsis: North winds will increase and become gusty in the wake of a cold front that pushed through the coastal waters overnight. North winds will remain elevated through tonight, but will subside Thursday as high pressure builds into the region. Winds will shift east then southeast Thursday night into Friday as this high moves east and low pressure develops across Texas. This low will drag another cold front through the area on Saturday, with an offshore flow returning Saturday night and Sunday. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected Friday night and Saturday in association with the frontal passage.

Today
Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Tonight
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Thursday
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Thursday Night
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Friday
Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Friday Night
South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Slight chance of showers in the evening, then chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight.
Saturday
Southwest winds 15 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Sunday
North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Sunday Night
North winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Slight chance of rain showers.

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 39'06" FW.
(-39'06" MLLW) effective Dec. 11, 2018.
* Maximum draft for CITGO "C" Dock Lake Charles is 39'06" FW.
(-39'06" MLLW) effective Dec. 11, 2018.
* Maximum draft for CITGO "D" Dock Lake Charles is 34'00" FW.
(-34'00" MLLW) effective Dec. 11, 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:

-Air Draft Notice Beginning January 15th -
Stakeholders, Please be advised, due to the repairs of I-210 BRIDGE, commencing in January, there will be a recommended maximum Air Draft of 133 ft. for all vessels transiting through the Bridge. Kiewt Construction plans to install a work platform, called a Seaspan, under the present bridge girder, which will reduce the available Air Draft for all vessels. The recommended air draft is based on a 1.8 ft. tide level at NOAA ports gauge located at Bulk terminal No. 1.

-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 #6 IS 6 INCHES LOWER IN THE WATER THAN OTHERS IN THE AREA ** B #15 EXT ** NOAA CAMERON TIDE PLATFORM LIGHT EXT **

ATON INNER BAR - LT #50 DISC ** LT #92 TRLB ** LT 91 MSSNG ** LT #102 LEANING & DIM ** LT #106 TRLB ** LT #121 TRLB ** LT #122A EXT ** LT #130 TRLB ** L RANGE "A" EXT AM & PM ** DEVILS ELBOW RANGE REAR WHITE LIGHT EXT **

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Lake Charles
Phone: 337-533-8681
Email: LKC@moranshipping.com
Notice posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2019

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.