DREDGING Galveston Harbor and Channel, Texas and Houston Ship Channel, Texas Galveston Harbor Entrance and Bolivar to Redfish Hopper Dredging

Navigation Notice: 206071/206071_NTN-01_GA_HBR_2024-02 Date: 02/08/2024 06:00 thru 03/26/2024 05:00 Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. LLC (GLDD) is resuming dredging operation with the Dredge “Padre Island” for the on-going contract referenced above as awarded by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). This assignment includes the dredge Padre Island performing dredging operations on the…
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Dredging Operations: Apalachicola Bay Florida

Notice Number: 24-18 Date: 02/04/2024 thru aprox. 05/04/2024 Notice is given to mariners that Inland Dredging Company’s cutterhead Dredge America will begin maintenance dredging operations along the GIWW in the Apalachicola Bay, FL area on or around 4 February 2024. The dredge is currently in the area completing repairs and performing prep-work. Material will be…
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Harvey Lock Update

Notice Number: 24-23 Reference Navigation Bulletin No. 24-08, dated 19 January 2024, stating that Harvey Lock will have intermittent closures during daylight hours, beginning on 29 January 2024 and continuing through 2 February 2024 for a U.S. Government Maintenance Unit making repairs to the miter gate strut arm and replacing the lockwall chamber lights. EFFECTIVE…
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Calcasieu Update

Reference Navigation Bulletin No. 23-132, dated 30 October 2023, stating that the U.S. Government Contract Cutterhead Dredge LORRAINE will be working in the Calcasieu River Channel between Mile 22 and Mile 23, between Mile 5 and Mile 17, and at the intersection of the Intracoastal Waterway (including the flare at Devil’s Elbow to the end of the Turning…
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MSIB 03-24: Gulf Intracoastal Waterway – Ellender Bridge

All mariners are advised that the Ellender Bridge, located at mile 243.8 WHL on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, will be unable to open on the following dates and time due to maintenance. Vessels with an air draft of less than 50 feet can still pass under the bridge at any time. Monday – Friday 8:30…
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High Water Action Plan Update

Vessel Traffic Service Houston Galveston TX has extended the Vessel Traffic Service Area to the I-10 bridge on the San Jacinto River. For 500 feet above to 500 feet below, the I-10 bridge over the San Jacinto River, Vessel Traffic Service Houston Galveston TX directs tow movements are limited to single barge with an adequate…
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GATE REPAIRS Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Bayou Boeuf Lock

Notice Number: 205948/MVN 24-14 Date: 01/29/2024 13:00 thru 01/30/2024 23:00 Mariners are advised that on 29 and 30 January 2024, Bayou Boeuf Lock will be closed to navigation from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., each day, due to temporary repairs on a gate hinge which will be performed by a U.S. Government Maintenance Unit. Bayou…
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Dense Fog Advisory: Houston Ship Channel

Areas of dense fog have been reported in the lower Houston Ship Channel and Galveston Bay. Mariners are advised to consider these reduced visibility conditions before beginning or continuing their transits. Very respectfully, Vessel Traffic Service USCG Sector Houston-Galveston (281) 464-4837    24/7 Watch Supervisor HoustonTraffic@uscg.mil Visit VTS Houston-Galveston Homeport at: https://homeport.uscg.mil/missions/ports-and-waterways/vessel-traffic-services/vts-houston-galveston
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Harvey Lock Scheduled Intermittent Closures 29 Jan – 2 Feb 2024

Mariners are advised that Harvey Lock will be intermittently closed during daylight hours, beginning on 29 January 2024 from 12:00 p.m. (noon) until 5:00 p.m., for a U.S. Government Maintenance Unit making repairs to the miter gate strut arm and replacing the lock wall chamber lights. The intermittent closures will then resume on 30 January…
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