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Subject:Lake Charles Daily Update - September 14, 2021 - Pilot Services Suspended
Date:Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Priority:Normal
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LAKE CHARLES<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Channel Service:            Open – Rough Weather

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Pilot Service:                   Pilot Services Suspended 9/14/21 @ 02:00

Tug Availability:<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">             6 Tugs

Cameron Ferry:<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">              In Service

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">To All Channel Users,

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Due to rough weather, the pilots are suspending services , except for movements in port. The suspension was effective 09/14/2021 at 0200.  We will continue to monitor the weather and will begin moving traffic as soon as it is safe to do so.  Thank you for your understanding.

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Kari Young

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">LC Pilots

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Dispatcher on duty

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Inbound Deep Draft Pilot Boarding Windows:

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">13/1700 TO 14/0700 ** 14/1900 TO 15/0730 ** 15/2030 TO 16/0815 ** 16/2145 TO 17/0645 ** 17/2230 TO 18/0600 ** 18/1230 TO 1430 ** 18/2315 TO 19/0545

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Offshore and Coastal Forecast:<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">   https://www.weather.gov/lch/

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Synopsis: <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif"> Nicholas has made landfall along the Texas coast, and is currently slowly moving northward to the west of Galveston Bay. The storm is forecast to gradually turn more toward the east later today while weakening. Tropical storm conditions are expected across the coastal waters west of Cameron, including Sabine Lake. Conditions will begin to improve Wednesday and Wednesday night as the system continues to weaken while tracking inland across southwest Louisiana.

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">South winds 25 to 30 knots. Seas 8 to 12 feet with occasional seas up to 11 feet. Showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.

Tonight<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Southwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 10 feet with occasional seas up to 10 feet. Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Wednesday<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Southwest winds 20 to 25 knots. Seas 5 to 8 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. Showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Southwest winds around 15 knots. Seas 4 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 7 feet. Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Thursday<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 6 feet. Showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.

Thursday Night<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">South winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then showers and thunderstorms likely after midnight.

Friday<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Showers and thunderstorms likely.

Friday Night<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then showers and thunderstorms likely after midnight.

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Maximum Channel Draft:                                          <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">40'00” FW

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Max Terminal Drafts:

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Alcoa                                                                              32’00” FW

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Bulk Terminal 1 Old                                                    40’00” FW                                                       

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Bulk Terminal 1 New                                                  40’00” FW

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">CITGO “B” Dock                                                           39’06” FW

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">CITGO “C” Dock                                                           39’06” FW (SHORE GANGWAY OUT OF SERVICE – C Dock requires use of ships portable gangway with minimum length of 15 meters)

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">CITGO “D” Dock                                                          35’00” FW  

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">CITGO CLIFTON RIDGE                                               40’00” FW

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Phillips 66 Clifton Ridge                                             40’00” FW

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Phillips 66 Refinery Dock #3                                     40’00” FW

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Port of Lake Charles City Docks                                35’00” FW

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Port of Lake Charles City Dock #8 and BT-1           40’00” FW

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Westlake Chemical A Dock                                       38’00” FW

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Westlake Chemical C Dock                                       38’00” FW

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Westlake Styrene/CII                                                 35’00” FW

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">A2 INNER ANCHORAGE                                             40’00” FW

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">A4 INNER ANCHORAGE                                             40’00” FW

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">I-210 BRIDGE                                                               135 FT (+/- TIDE)

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Traffic Notice: 

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">-ABANDONED ANCHOR CHAIN IN POSITION L 29-17.8N, LN 093-11.75W, BEARING 150 / 2.6NM FROM CC. DO NOT ANCHOR LESS THAN 3.5 MILES S.E. OF CC

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:red">RESTRICTIONS @ LAKE CHARLES, LA

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">LAKE CHARLES CUSTOMS AND BOARDER PROTECTION (CBP):

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Crew shore leave processing and inspection will now return to previously established procedures.

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Requests for crew sign-offs (D-2) which include an overnight stay will now be considered if, the crewmember is not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, the crewmember has valid travel documents, and there is no other restriction on the crewmember’s travel. 

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Vessel agents should continue to provide notice of vessel arrivals, and updated vessel arrival information, to the CBP Lake Charles email address at SWLA-Ports@cbp.dhs.gov during the hours of 0800 – 1600 hours Monday – Friday.

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Clayton Istre

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Port Director

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Port of Lake Charles 

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">New Orleans Field Office

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">U.S Customs and Border Protection 

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Office: 337-721-3310

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Cell: 337-304-7669 

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The below information will be required to request repartition from CBP:<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">- Crew passport bio page

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">- Crew C1/D visa

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">- Crew I-95 landing permit

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">- E-Tickets with direct flights departing from LCH or IAH

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Rapid COVID-19 testing is available for any crewmember that may require COVID-19 testing before repatriating home.<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:red">

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">LAKE CHARLES USCG:

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">All vessels are required to submit “Attestation Letter” prior to being cleared to enter port.  

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">LAKE CHARLES TERMINALS:

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">All terminals have no restrictions other than maintaining a safe distance and environment.

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">CBP   : https://www.dhs.gov/coronavirus

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">CDC   : https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">USCG  : https://www.uscg.mil/Coronavirus/

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

https://www.weather.gov/

 

NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

 

NOAA US GULF OFFSHORE WATER WEATHER<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/MIAOFFNT4.shtml

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Notice posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2021

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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.