Navigation Notice: Gulf and Intracoastal Waterways

Brazos Island Harbor - BIH, Brownsville Ship Channel,
in Cameron County, Texas


EFFECTIVE DATE: 03/05/2022 00:00 thru 03/31/2022 00:00 CST


The Pipeline Dredge the “Leonard Fisher” (Orion Marine Construction, Inc.), will begin dredging operations in the BIH Channel on or around 5 March 2022.


Location/Coordinates of dredging operations is:

26°02´21.35" N, 97°12´43.60" W to 26°02´34.27" N, 97°12´21.35" W

This work is currently scheduled to be completed end of March 2022.


The contractor’s related floating plant, including barges, tugs crew boats, survey boat, and skiffs, and submerged and floating pipeline will be used in and around these work areas.  Dredged material will be deposited in an upland placement area PA 4, on the south side of the BIH Channel.

  • Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made.  If possible, the dredge has requested barge traffic pass in single wide configuration only.
  • Dredging operations are continuous, 24/7.
  • Dredges monitor channels 16 and 79 on marine VHF radio. Dredge should be contacted to coordinate the passing of commerce.
  • Commercial Mariners are urged to give the dredge at least 60 minutes advance notice of passing the dredge.




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