Navigation Notice: Gulf and Intracoastal Waterways

Houston Ship Channel, Texas
Exxon to Carpenter Bayou, Jacintoport Channel and Care Docks
Pipeline Dredging


EFFECTIVE DATES: 01/06/2022 00:00 thru 09/13/2022 00:00 CST


The Dredge “Constellation” (Inland Dredging Company, LLC) will be operating in the Houston Ship Channel between Beacon 139 and Beacon 111A. Dredging material is being discharged in Peggy Lake utilizing a pipeline.

The contractor will mobilize the dredge starting approximately 3,700-ft upstream of Beacon 139 and dredge downstream to Beacon 111A. The work will include dredging the Jacintoport Channel and the CARE docks. Contractor’s related floating plant, including barges, tugs, crew boats, skiffs, survey boats, and pipeline will be used in and around the work areas. Work will start January 06, 2022 with expected completion of September 13, 2022.

  • Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made.
  • Communications is to be accomplished via VHF-FM Channel 12. The Traffic Center guards both Channel 12 and Channel 13 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