DREDGING: Houston Ship Channel, Texas Redfish to Beacon 78 and Bayport Flare, Chambers County, Texas Hopper Dredging

Notice Number: 202410/202410_NTN-05_HS_BP_2023-03
Date: 04/01/2023 00:00 thru 05/31/2023 00:00

Hopper Dredge Liberty Island (contractor, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. "GLDD") is performing dredging operations in the Houston Ship Channel between Red Light 68 and Red Light 78, and the Bayport Ship Channel between Green Light 5 and Green Light 7. Dredge Liberty Island and crew boat Sun Ray will be used in/around this work area. Dredge material will be placed in ODMDS Area No. 1, located to the west of the Galveston Entrance Channel. Expected completion date of May 31, 2023.

Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made.
Dredging operations will be performed 24 hrs. per day and 7 days a week.

Communication is to be accomplished via VHF Channel 12, monitoring 11 & 13. The Traffic Center guards Channel 12 on a 24-hour basis. Respective dredge(s) should be contacted for coordination of passing and movement near operations.


Chris Frabotta
Chief, Operations Division
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Galveston District