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Subject:Lake Charles Daily Update
Date:Friday, March 15, 2019
Priority:Normal
Notice:Channel Status: Open

Pilot Service: Available

Inbound Deep Draft Pilot Boarding Windows:
15/0730 TO 15/2000 ** 16/0830 TO 16/2200 ** 17/0930 TO 18/0015 ** 18/1015 TO 19/0130 ** 19/1100 TO 19/1730 ** 19/2300 TO 20/0245 ** 20/1130 TO 20/1700

Offshore and Coastal Forecast:

Synopsis: A modest offshore flow will continue through the weekend into early next week due to a pressure gradient over the coastal waters. Over running showers and a few thunderstorms will be possible on Friday and Saturday before high pressure builds further south.

Today
North winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 4 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then rain showers likely in the afternoon.
Tonight
Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet. Rain showers likely in the evening, then chance of rain showers after midnight.
Saturday
Northeast winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet. Chance of rain showers.
Saturday Night
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Chance of rain showers.
Sunday
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Slight chance of rain showers through the day.
Sunday Night
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Monday
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Monday Night
East winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet.
Tuesday
Northeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet.
Tuesday Night
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 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.

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 - ** BY #6 IS 6 INCHES LOWER IN THE WATER THAN OTHERS IN THE AREA ** B#22 SINKING ** NOAA CAMERON TIDE PLATFORM LIGHT EXT ** UPPER RANGE A DIM (RED) **

ATON INNER BAR - ** LT #50 DISC ** LT #91 TRLB ** LT 92 TRLB ** LT #102 TRLB ** LT #106 TRLB ** LT #121 TRLB ** LT #130 TRLB ** DEVILS ELBOW RANGE REAR WHITE LIGHT EXT ** LT #122 KNOCKED OVER ** LT #74 DIM ** LT #118 DAYBOARD MISSING. ** R RANGE PPG DIM.

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Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc.
Lake Charles
Phone: 337-533-8681
Email: LKC@moranshipping.com
Notice posted on Friday, March 15, 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.