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Subject:CORPUS CHRISTI Daily Port Report
Date:Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Priority:Normal
Notice:.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
Weak and variable wind fields are expected to prevail this morning before becoming more easterly during the afternoon. A cold front will push south across area waters late tonight into Wednesday morning and bring a period of moderate to strong northerly flow during the day Wednesday. Isolated to scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will be possible at times today through Wednesday. Moderate to occasionally strong northeast winds and building seas will occur after frontal passage Wednesday night through Thursday leading to Small Craft Advisory conditions over the Gulf waters. Moderate northeast winds will continue over the Gulf waters into Friday as a coastal trough moves toward the lower Texas coast. Isolated showers and thunderstorms will be possible on Friday.

US Coast Guard Press Release states: As of 1415 hours 31 August, the Port of Corpus Christi is open, with the following restrictions.

-All vessels are restricted to a draft not to exceed 43-feet.

-All foreign registered vessels 100 gross registered tons or larger, all domestic tank vessels 10,000 gross registered tons or larger and all domestic non-tank vessels 1,600 gross registered tons or larger must:
1) Conduct one-way transit only;
2) Have a minimum of two pilots for each transit;
3) Transit during daylight hours only.

Draft information subject to change.

Please note restrictions

Daylight Restrictions:
All Vessels Greater than 900-00 ft
All Vessels Greater than 130,000 DWT
All Vessels greater than 250-00 ft transiting "Dead Ship"
All Vessel subject to USCG Letter of Deviation requiring Tug Escort
All Vessels with greater than26-00 ft trim, when passing under the Harbor Bridge
All Category One Tankers (LOA greater than 748-00 ft and Beam greater than 120-00 ft and Draft greater than 40.9 ft sw)

All drafts are in Salt-water, unless otherwise noted (Citgo)

Harbor Bridge: 138-00 ft Airdraft
Public Oil Dock 1: 45-00 ft
Nustar # 16: 45-00 ft
Public Oil Dock 4, 7, or 11: 45-00 ft
Public Oil Dock 8: 45-00 ft
Citgo # 1: 39-00 ft - FW
Citgo # 3: 42-00 ft FW
Flint Hills Ingleside #4: 43-00 ft
Flint Hills Ingleside #5: 42-00 ft
Flint Hills East # 2: 30-00 ft w/ 2 feet UKC
Flint Hills East # 3: 34-00 ft w/ 2 feet UKC
Valero # 2: 43-00 ft w/ 1 foot UKC
Valero # 3: 43-00 ft w/ 1 foot UKC
Buckeye # 1: 41-00 ft
Oxychem Ingleside: 40-00 ft
Oxy Ingleside Energy Center # 2: 42-00 ft
Oxy Ingleside Energy Center # 4: 45-00 ft
Oxy Ingleside Energy Center # 5: 40-00 ft

Feels Like: 79 Deg F
Winds: S 5 mph
Sunrise: 0710 hrs
Sunset: 1946 hrs

FZUS54 KCRP 050911
CWFCRP

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
411 AM CDT Tue Sep 5 2017

Middle Texas coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Matagorda ship channel out to 60 nautical miles.

Seas are provided as a range of the average height of the highest 1/3 of the waves...along with occasional height of the average highest 10 percent of the waves.

GMZ200-052230-
411 AM CDT Tue Sep 5 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
Weak and variable wind fields are expected to prevail this morning before becoming more easterly during the afternoon. A cold front will push south across area waters late tonight into Wednesday morning and bring a period of moderate to strong northerly flow during the day Wednesday. Isolated to scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will be possible at times today through Wednesday. Moderate to occasionally strong northeast winds and building seas will occur after frontal passage Wednesday night through Thursday leading to Small Craft Advisory conditions over the Gulf waters. Moderate northeast winds will continue over the Gulf waters into Friday as a coastal trough moves toward the lower Texas coast. Isolated showers and thunderstorms will be possible on Friday.

$$

GMZ235-052230-
Bays and Waterways from Port Aransas to Port O'Connor-
411 AM CDT Tue Sep 5 2017

.TODAY...East wind up to 5 knots shifting northeast around 5 knots late in the morning, then shifting east early in the afternoon becoming east 5 to 10 knots late. Bays smooth. Isolated showers and thunderstorms in the morning.

.TONIGHT...Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest after midnight. Bays smooth.

.WEDNESDAY...North wind 10 to 15 knots shifting northeast in the afternoon. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy.

.THURSDAY...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy.

.FRIDAY...Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Bays choppy to occasionally rough.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy.

.SATURDAY...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy.

$$

GMZ230-052230-
Bays and Waterways from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas-
411 AM CDT Tue Sep 5 2017

.TODAY...Southeast wind up to 5 knots shifting northeast around 5 knots late in the morning, then shifting east in the afternoon. Bays smooth. Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...Southeast wind 5 to 10 knots becoming southwest after midnight. Bays smooth.

.WEDNESDAY...North wind 10 to 15 knots shifting northeast in the afternoon. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind around 15 knots. Bays choppy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

.THURSDAY...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy.

.FRIDAY...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

.SATURDAY...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy.

$$

GMZ255-052230-
Coastal waters from Port Aransas to Matagorda Ship Channel out 20 NM-
411 AM CDT Tue Sep 5 2017

.TODAY...Northeast wind up to 5 knots becoming east in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.

.TONIGHT...East wind 5 to 10 knots shifting northeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet.

.WEDNESDAY...North wind 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

.THURSDAY...Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet.

.FRIDAY...Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

.SATURDAY...Northeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet.

$$

GMZ250-052230-
Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas out 20 NM-
411 AM CDT Tue Sep 5 2017

.TODAY...Northwest wind up to 5 knots becoming north late in the morning, then shifting east in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...East wind 5 to 10 knots shifting northeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet.

.WEDNESDAY...North wind 10 to 15 knots shifting northeast in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

.THURSDAY...Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet.

.FRIDAY...Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

.SATURDAY...Northeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet.

$$

GMZ270-275-052230-
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-
411 AM CDT Tue Sep 5 2017

.TODAY...East wind up to 5 knots becoming northeast late in the morning, then shifting east in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

.TONIGHT...East wind 5 to 10 knots shifting northeast after midnight. Seas 2 feet.

.WEDNESDAY...North wind 10 to 15 knots becoming northeast 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet building to 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet after midnight. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

.THURSDAY...Northeast wind around 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 9 feet.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet.

.FRIDAY...Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 9 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 9 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

.SATURDAY...Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet.

$$

RH/TMT

Matthew Peterson, Manager
Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc.
400 Mann Street, Suite 907
Corpus Christi, TX  78401
Tel: 361-884-0903  Fax: 361-887-6132  Mbl: 361-813-1649
crp@moranshipping.com   www.moranshipping.com

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-----Original Message-----
From: Matthew E. Peterson
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 17:25
To: Daily Updates CRP
Cc: crp
Subject: CORPUS CHRISTI Port Re-opening

The Captain of the Port (COTP), Sector Corpus Christi, set Port Condition Update: Waterway Openings (MSIB 09-17 to be published) affects COTP Area of Responsibility Port of Brownsville, Corpus Christi, and portions of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, as noted below. No vessel movements are permitted within the remaining closed portions of the Sector without specific permission of the Captain of the Port.

US Coast Guard Press Release states: As of 1415 hours today, the Port of Corpus Christi is open, with the following restrictions.
Port of Corpus Christi: open with the following restrictions:

-All vessels are restricted to a draft not to exceed 43-feet.
-All foreign registered vessels 100 gross registered tons or larger, all domestic tank vessels 10,000 gross registered tons or larger and all domestic non-tank vessels 1,600 gross registered tons or larger must:
1) Conduct one-way transit only;
2) Have a minimum of two pilots for each transit;
3) Transit during daylight hours only.

-The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway between mile marker 540 (Corpus Christi) east to mile marker 668 (Brownsville)

Mariners are advised that although some channel surveys have been conducted, the Coast Guard has not completed channel surveys in all inlets, harbors, and channels to confirm safe transit. Mariners are to proceed with caution as navigational aids may be missing or off station and debris, shoaling, and hazardous substances may be present. All other waterways of the COTP zone remains closed.

"This was a total team effort between the Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Aransas Corpus Christi Pilots, Texas General Land Office and the Corpus Christi Port Commission. We completed a comprehensive assessment of the waterway, which required an exhaustive effort in eight days after the biggest storm to hit Texas in 12 years," said Capt. Tony Hahn, captain of the port and incident commander of the unified command in Corpus Christi. "We sincerely appreciate the support and understanding of the Port of Corpus Christi Commission, mariners and industry as we ensure we did this right and quickly."

Additional details from the 1530 PCT Call: The grounded drill ship is being held by 3 tugs and those tugs will remain alongside until the ship is removed from its current location.

Surveys of the entire Corpus Christi region have been completed as well as the remaining stretch of the ICWW northbound.
Matagorda Bay Channel remains closed pending completion of surveys there.
The hopper dredge is now due into Corpus Christi on Sunday morning.

Aransas-Corpus Christi Pilots advise that 5 of the 6 ships that were initially prioritized are now moving inbound. An additional 3 priority ships will begin moving at 7AM tomorrow followed by another convoy starting inbound around noon.

Matagorda Bay Pilots: The ship channel is clear and they are ready to move traffic as soon as the USACE surveys have been finished and the data reviewed. Three survey boats are working the channel and the port's terminals. A small draft reduction due to shoaling at the entrance is expected and the Maximum Allowable Draft will be announced once the Army Corps of Engineers complete their surveys. Another survey of the main entrance channel will be performed tomorrow by a different survey vessel since it appears the initial survey performed resulted in bad data.

Port of Corpus Christi: At the time the port reopened, there were 26 ships on the bar for inbound transit to the port of Corpus Christi.

Matthew Peterson, Manager
Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc.
400 Mann Street, Suite 907
Corpus Christi, TX  78401
Tel: 361-884-0903  Fax: 361-887-6132  Mbl: 361-813-1649
crp@moranshipping.com   www.moranshipping.com

Please reply to our Group Email Address  (crp@moranshipping.com)  on ALL messages to this office.

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Notice posted on Tuesday, September 05, 2017

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.