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 Daily Port Update

Subject:Corpus Christi Update
Date:Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Priority:Normal
Notice:Air Draft: Corpus Christi: 138 feet 00 inches - Harbor
Bridge
Deep Draft: Corpus Christi: 45 feet 00 inches

**At this time local CBP does not have confirmed date for increase in
APHIS/CBP fees. When new fees go into effect APHIS/CBP fees will total
$981.00, this is an increase of $50.00.**

*** Port of Corpus Christi commissioners OK 500 percent ship fee hike ***
by West Gulf Maritime Association (WGMA)

Port of Corpus Christi commissioners approved fee increases of more than
500 percent Tuesday to pay for a new marine patrol that port-area
industries oppose because of the costs. The vote was 4-3, with Chairman
Ruben Bonilla and Commissioners Kenneth Berry, Francis Gandy and Robert
Gonzalez in favor and Richard Borchard, Mike Carrell and Judy Hawley
opposed. The same commissioners voted against implementation of the
marine patrol, citing ship channel industries' opposition.

Of 11 people who spoke during a public comment period, including Niels
Aalund, West Gulf Maritime, 10 spoke against the hikes. Corpus Christi
Caller

Regards,

Niels A. Aalund
Vice President Maritime Affairs
West Gulf Maritime Association
1717 East Loop
Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77029-4050
naalund@wgma.org
www.wgma.org
Tel 713-678-7655
Mobile 281-687-9499

Please note restriction (saltwater)

**All deep draft vessels of 44 ft will require a tide reading of 1 ft
above mean lower low water prior to entering Aransas Pass Channel.
All deep draft vessels of 45 ft will require a tide reading of 1.8 ft
above mean lower low water prior to entering Aransas Pass Channel.**

Terminal drafts: All drafts in SALTWATER.
Draft information subject to change.

Harbor Bridge: 138-00 ft airdraft
Public Oil Dock 1: 45-00 ft
Public Oil Dock 4, 7, or 11: 45-00 ft
Public Oil Dock 8: 45-00 ft
Citgo # 1: 38-00 ft
Citgo # 3: 45-00 ft
Citgo # 8: 32-07 ft
Flint Hills Ingleside: 41-00 ft
Flint Hills East # 2: 37-00 ft
Flint Hills East # 3: 42-00 ft
Valero # 2: 45-00 ft
Valero # 3: 45-00 ft

Tidal conditions: High Tides: N/A hours
Low Tides: N/A hours

Current Winds on Corpus Christi Ship Channel: NNE 13 mph

Weather Alerts:

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROWNSVILLE TX
851 AM CST TUE DEC 15 2009

LOWER TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO THE MOUTH OF THE
RIO GRANDE OUT TO 60 NM.

GMZ170-175-152230-
WATERS FROM PORT MANSFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT MANSFIELD EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
851 AM CST TUE DEC 15 2009

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
...GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 20 TO
30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 KNOTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. WIDESPREAD DENSE FOG IN THE MORNING.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. SHOWERS AND WIDESPREAD
DRIZZLE THROUGH THE DAY.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 30 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET.
SHOWERS AND WIDESPREAD DRIZZLE.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
50 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. SHOWERS AND WIDESPREAD DRIZZLE IN THE
MORNING...THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND AREAS OF DRIZZLE IN THE
AFTERNOON.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WINDS 25 TO 35 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
50 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 KNOTS
EARLY IN THE MORNING. SEAS 10 TO 14 FEET. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
AREAS OF DRIZZLE.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 10 FEET. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10 KNOTS IN
THE EVENING...THEN RISING TO AROUND 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
5 TO 7 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.

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Dock Closures: CANCELLATION - CLOSING OF OIL DOCK 11
Beginning TUESDAY, December 15, 2009 at 0700 hours
through FRIDAY, December 18, 2009 at 1900 hours.
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Current conditions as of 8:16 AM CST

Cloudy
Feels Like:64 °F
Barometer:30.04 in and rising rapidly
Humidity:100 %
Visibility:0.5 mi
Dewpoint:64 °F
Wind:NNE 13 mph
Sunrise:7:13 AM
Sunset:5:37 PM

Today: Rain showers along with windy conditions. Thunder possible.
Morning high of 64F with temps falling to near 50F. Winds NNE at 20 to 30
mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Tonight: Rain showers early will evolve into a more steady rain
overnight. Low 46F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Rainfall
around a half an inch.

Tomorrow: Cloudy with occasional rain showers. Cold. High 47F. Winds N at
10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

Tomorrow night: Cloudy with showers. Low around 45F. Winds N at 10 to 15
mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Thursday: Chance of showers. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the upper
40s.

Friday: Mainly sunny. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the low 50s.

Saturday: Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the mid
40s.

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
750 AM CST TUE DEC 15 2009

MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL
OUT TO 60 NAUTICAL MILES.

GMZ200-160215-
750 AM CST TUE DEC 15 2009

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS TODAY. STRONG OFFSHORE
FLOW WILL DEVELOP AFTER FRONTAL PASSAGE AND CONTINUE THROUGH
WEDNESDAY. AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL MAINTAIN SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. SHOWERS WILL
BEGIN TO TAPPER OFF FROM WEST TO EAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO
THURSDAY AS THE UPPER LEVEL FEATURE SHIFTS EAST. OFFSHORE WINDS
WILL THEN RELAX TO A MODERATE FLOW THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK.

$$

GMZ235-160215-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
750 AM CST TUE DEC 15 2009

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST TODAY THROUGH
THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE
MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN
THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.

$$

GMZ230-160215-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
750 AM CST TUE DEC 15 2009

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST TODAY THROUGH
THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO AROUND
20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. SHOWERS LIKELY IN
THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO 20
KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.

$$

GMZ250-255-160215-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
750 AM CST TUE DEC 15 2009

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST TODAY THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO 20 TO
25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY IN
THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. OCCASIONAL
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FEET.

$$

GMZ270-275-160215-
WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
750 AM CST TUE DEC 15 2009

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST TODAY THROUGH
LATE TONIGHT...

.REST OF TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH
20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. SHOWERS LIKELY
IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET
BUILDING TO 8 TO 10 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN
THE EVENING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET.
OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET.
SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.THURSDAY...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
Notice posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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.