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Subject:CORPUS CHRISTI Daily Port Report
Date:Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Priority:Normal
Notice:As per Aransas Corpus Christi Pilots

We have been monitoring an area of shoaling in the vicinity of Beacon 1 in Port Aransas that was created by Hurricane Harvey. The shoal is in the area of stations 100 to 110. A copy of the USACE survey from October is attached. The Pilots have been maneuvering deep draft vessels around this shoal, but it appears to be worsening. This was evidenced by several ships being significantly affected by interaction with the shoal area in the past 2 weeks. The combination of extended periods of Northerly winds and low tides lately have also contributed in making the situation worse.
 
As a precaution, the Pilots will temporarily limit the maximum draft to 43 feet (salt water) with a positive tide reading. This will be in place until we get a current survey from the USACE with accurate soundings so we can see exactly what depths we are dealing with in that area.

In the mean time, in order to reduce the impact on industry and ships that are already underway to our Port, we will do our best to accommodate the transit of those vessels with a draft over 43 feet around the shoal area under strict conditions that'll include:
 
1.  A positive tide (amount to be determined by combination of vessel draft and discretion of pilot on watch).
2.  No opposing current in order to minimize the shallow water effects.
3.  A tug escort to assist in maintaining control of the vessel transiting the area. 4. Favorable weather conditions.
 
Anything else will be instructed to load to a maximum of 43 feet until shoaling is cleared. =======================================================
Update: We estimate having the dredge equipment spread on location Tuesday 23rd January 2018. We will install the pipeline and commence dredging at 106 00 progressing inbound on the red side near the end of next week.
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.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
A strong arctic cold front is moving through the Middle Texas
coastal waters early this morning with very strong winds
developing behind it. Gale force wind gusts are expected
throughout the day into tonight. Scattered showers are also
possible today and tonight. There is a slight chance for sleet in
bay areas and near the coast mainly tonight. Winds will gradually
diminish late tonight but remain moderate to strong into
Wednesday before weakening further. Another weather disturbance
will affect the area Wednesday Night into Thursday bringing
additional changes of precipitation. A return to southerly flow
and warmer conditions will occur over the upcoming weekend.

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: 45-00 ft Buckeye # 2: 43-00 ft Buckeye # 3: 44-00 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: 35 degress F
Winds: NNE 29 mph
Sunrise: 7:22 am
Sunset: 17:57 pm

FZUS54 KCRP 160935
CWFCRP

Coastal Waters Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
335 AM CST Tue Jan 16 2018

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.

GMZ200-162215-

335 AM CST Tue Jan 16 2018

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
A strong arctic cold front is moving through the Middle Texas
coastal waters early this morning with very strong winds
developing behind it. Gale force wind gusts are expected
throughout the day into tonight. Scattered showers are also
possible today and tonight. There is a slight chance for sleet in
bay areas and near the coast mainly tonight. Winds will gradually
diminish late tonight but remain moderate to strong into
Wednesday before weakening further. Another weather disturbance
will affect the area Wednesday Night into Thursday bringing
additional changes of precipitation. A return to southerly flow
and warmer conditions will occur over the upcoming weekend.

$$

GMZ235-162215-
Bays and Waterways from Port Aransas to Port O'Connor-

335 AM CST Tue Jan 16 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...North wind 25 to 30 knots with gusts to around 40 knots
decreasing to 20 to 25 knots late. Bays rough to occasionally
very rough. Showers likely and a chance of light freezing rain in
the morning, then light rain likely, a chance of light sleet and
light freezing rain likely in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...North wind 20 to 25 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots
after midnight. Bays choppy to rough. A chance of light rain and
light sleet in the evening, then a slight chance of light rain
and light sleet after midnight.

.WEDNESDAY...North wind 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Bays choppy to occasionally rough.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind around 10 knots. Bays slightly
choppy. A slight chance of light rain and drizzle. A slight
chance of light freezing drizzle after midnight.

.THURSDAY...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy
to occasionally choppy. A slight chance of light freezing drizzle
in the morning. A slight chance of light rain and drizzle.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...East wind around 10 knots. Bays slightly
choppy. A chance of showers.

.FRIDAY...East wind 10 to 15 knots shifting southeast in the
afternoon. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy. A chance
of showers.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...South wind 10 to 15 knots shifting southwest
after midnight. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy. A
slight chance of showers.

.SATURDAY...Southwest wind 5 to 10 knots shifting south in the
afternoon. Bays smooth. A slight chance of showers.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...South wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy
to occasionally choppy. A slight chance of showers.


GMZ230-162215-
Bays and Waterways from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas-
335 AM CST Tue Jan 16 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...North wind 25 to 30 knots with gusts to around 40 knots
decreasing to 20 to 25 knots late. Bays rough to occasionally
very rough. Showers likely in the morning, then light rain likely,
a chance of light sleet and light freezing rain likely in the
afternoon.

.TONIGHT...North wind 20 to 25 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots
after midnight. Bays choppy to rough. A chance of light rain,
light sleet and light freezing rain in the evening, then a slight
chance of light rain, light sleet and light freezing rain after
midnight.

.WEDNESDAY...North wind 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Bays choppy to occasionally rough.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...North wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly
choppy to occasionally choppy. A slight chance of light rain and
drizzle.

.THURSDAY...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy
to occasionally choppy. A chance of light rain and drizzle.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Bays smooth to
slightly choppy. A chance of showers.

.FRIDAY...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots shifting south in the
afternoon. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally choppy. A chance
of showers.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...South wind around 5 knots shifting southwest up
to 5 knots after midnight. Bays smooth. A slight chance of
showers.

.SATURDAY...Southwest wind 5 to 10 knots becoming south 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Bays slightly choppy to occasionally
choppy.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...South wind 10 to 15 knots. Bays slightly choppy
to occasionally choppy. A slight chance of showers.

$$

GMZ255-162215-

Coastal waters from Port Aransas to Matagorda Ship Channel out
20 NM-
335 AM CST Tue Jan 16 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...North wind 25 to 30 knots with gusts to around 45 knots.
Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 9 feet building to
7 to 9 feet with occasional seas up to 11 feet in the afternoon.
Showers likely in the morning, then light rain and light freezing
rain likely in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...North wind 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots
after midnight. Seas 7 to 9 feet with occasional seas up to
11 feet. A chance of light rain and light sleet in the evening,
then a slight chance of light rain and light sleet after
midnight.

.WEDNESDAY...North wind 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas
up to 8 feet.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to
4 feet with occasional seas up to 5 feet. A slight chance of
light rain and drizzle.

.THURSDAY...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet with
occasional seas up to 5 feet. A slight chance of light rain and
drizzle.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...East wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet with
occasional seas up to 6 feet. A chance of showers.

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

.FRIDAY NIGHT...South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet. A chance of showers.

.SATURDAY...Southwest wind 5 to 10 knots shifting south in the
afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. A
slight chance of showers.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...South wind 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to
20 knots after midnight. Seas 4 to 5 feet with occasional seas up
to 6 feet building to 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to
9 feet after midnight. A slight chance of showers.

$$

GMZ250-162215-
Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas out 20 NM-
335 AM CST Tue Jan 16 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...North wind 25 to 30 knots with gusts to around 45 knots.
Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 9 feet building to
8 to 10 feet with occasional seas up to 13 feet in the afternoon.
Showers likely in the morning, then light rain likely in the
afternoon.

.TONIGHT...North wind 20 to 25 knots. Seas 8 to 10 feet with
occasional seas up to 13 feet. A chance of light rain and light
sleet in the evening, then a slight chance of light rain and
light sleet after midnight.

.WEDNESDAY...North wind 20 to 25 knots decreasing to 15 to
20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas
up to 9 feet. A slight chance of showers in the morning.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to
5 feet with occasional seas up to 6 feet. A chance of light rain
and drizzle.

.THURSDAY...Northeast wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with
occasional seas up to 5 feet. A chance of light rain and drizzle.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet. Showers likely.

.FRIDAY...Southeast wind 10 to 15 knots shifting south in the
afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. A
chance of showers.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...South wind 5 to 10 knots shifting southwest after
midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional seas up to 8 feet. A
chance of showers.

.SATURDAY...Southwest wind 5 to 10 knots becoming south 10 to
15 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 feet with occasional seas
up to 6 feet.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...South wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 5 feet
with occasional seas up to 6 feet building to 5 to 7 feet with
occasional seas up to 9 feet after midnight. A slight chance of
showers.

$$

GMZ270-275-162215-
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-
335 AM CST Tue Jan 16 2018

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...North wind 25 to 30 knots with gusts to around 45 knots.
Seas 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to 9 feet building to
10 to 12 feet with occasional seas up to 15 feet in the
afternoon. Showers likely in the morning, then light rain likely
in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...North wind 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots
after midnight. Seas 10 to 12 feet with occasional seas up to
15 feet subsiding to 8 to 10 feet with occasional seas up to
13 feet after midnight. A chance of light rain.

.WEDNESDAY...North wind 20 to 25 knots becoming northeast 15 to
20 knots in the afternoon. Seas 7 to 9 feet with occasional seas
up to 11 feet subsiding to 5 to 7 feet with occasional seas up to
9 feet in the afternoon. A slight chance of showers in the
morning.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northeast wind 15 to 20 knots decreasing to
10 to 15 knots after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 feet with occasional
seas up to 8 feet. A slight chance of light rain and drizzle.

.THURSDAY...Northeast wind around 15 knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet with
occasional seas up to 5 feet. A chance of light rain and drizzle.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...East wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet with
occasional seas up to 8 feet. A chance of showers.

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

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

.SATURDAY...South wind 10 to 15 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet with
occasional seas up to 9 feet. A slight chance of showers.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...South wind 15 to 20 knots. Seas 5 to 7 feet
with occasional seas up to 9 feet. A slight chance of showers.


Best regards,

Carlos Garcia, Boarding Agent
Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc.
400 Mann Street, Suite 907
Corpus Christi, TX  78401
Tel: 361-884-0903  Fax: 361-887-6132  Mbl: 361-658-1268 crp@moranshipping.com   www.moranshipping.com

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Notice posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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.