Channel Status: Open - Fog
Pilot Service: Suspended - Pilot services were suspended Mar. 11th at 2300 hrs for offshore due to fog. Movements in port allowed, visibility permitting. Pilots intend to resume full service this morning Mar. 12th at 0800 hrs.
Inbound Deep Draft Pilot Boarding Windows:
12/0430 TO 12/1800 ** 11/0400 TO 11/1800 ** 12/0430 TO 12/1800 ** 13/0530 T0 13/1800 ** 14/0615 TO 14/1845 ** 15/0730 TO 15/1200 ** 16/0830 TO 16/2200
Offshore and Coastal Forecast:
Synopsis: A weak frontal boundary will meander just offshore through the morning. South of the boundary, light east to southeast winds can be expected, with patchy to areas of fog possible this morning into the afternoon hours. Southerly flow will increase significantly later this evening and especially for Wednesday as a significant storm system advances across the southern Plains tonight into Wednesday. Increased chances for showers and thunderstorms can be expected with the approaching cold front Wednesday. The front is expected to stall Wednesday night into Thursday, keeping elevated chances of showers and a few thunderstorms. The second and stronger cold front will move through Friday, with strong offshore flow and elevated seas.
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet. Patchy fog.
Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
South winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.
South winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms after midnight.
Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Chance of showers in the morning. Isolated thunderstorms through the day. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
North winds 10 to 15 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Slight chance of rain showers and isolated thunderstorms.
North winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Slight chance of rain showers.
Northeast winds around 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Slight chance of rain showers.
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 1 to 3 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 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.
-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 - BY #6 IS 6 INCHES LOWER IN THE WATER THAN OTHERS IN THE AREA ** BY #15 EXT ** BY #20 MISSING ** NOAA CAMERON TIDE PLATFORM LIGHT EXT ** FRONT RANGE A EXTINGUISHED ** BY #20 DRIFTING - LAST REPORTED BY THE EAGLE TAMPA @ 29 DEGREES 17.88 MIN N 093 DEGREES 07.48 MI9N W
ATON INNER BAR - LT #50 DISC ** LT #92 TRLB ** LT 91 TRLB ** LT #102 TRLB ** 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 ** LT #122 KNOCKED OVER ** LT #74 DIM
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