Patchy Dense Fog – Lower Houston Ship Channel – Galveston Bay

Patchy and Dense Fog has 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. //signed// Vessel Traffic Service Houston/Galveston (281) 464-4837 houstontraffic@uscg.mil
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Phillips 66 Clifton Ridge Closure: Calcasieu River

Notice Number: MSIB 40-22 Date: 12/1/2022 thru 12/10/2022 All mariners are advised that dredging activities will be taking place from December 1, 2022, through December 10, 2022, at Phillips 66 Clifton Ridge Marine Terminal dock located at mile marker 27 on the west bank of the Calcasieu River. Mariners are advised to use caution when…
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Guidewall Repairs: Gulf and Intracoastal Waterways Calcasieu Lock

Notice Number: 201631/MVN 22-147 Date: 12/04/2022 06:00 thru 12/19/2022 18:00 Calcasieu Lock will be closed to navigation beginning on 4 December 2022 and continuing through 19 December 2022, from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. each day, for a U.S. Government Maintenance Unit performing necessary repairs to the timber guidewalls. //signed// MICHELLE C. DAIGLE Chief, Technical…
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Berwick Lock (Update)

Notice Number: No.22-148 Date: Until further notice Reference Navigation Bulletin No. 22-145, dated 16 November 2022, stating that Berwick Lock will be closed to navigation beginning on 17 November 2022 and continuing through 23 November 2022, from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day, to allow U.S. Government Hired Labor Units to perform emergency repairs…
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Houston Ship Channel Closure

VTS Houston/Galveston Direct Vessel Movements on the Houston Ship Channel between HSC LT 93-94 from 1000-1200 (Local) on November 22, 2022 due to dredge pipeline operations. Vessels will not be allowed to stop OR push in along the channel during the closure. //signed// Vessel Traffic Service Houston/Galveston (281) 464-4837 HoustonTraffic@uscg.mil
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Calcasieu River- US 171 Bridge Repairs

All mariners are advised that the US 171 Bridge, located in the vicinity of mile marker 46.5 on the Calcasieu River, will be conducting bridge repairs from November 28, 2022 – December 23, 2022. Bridge repairs include restoring structural steel and installing new navigation lighting. A containment system will be installed under the bridge reducing…
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Safety Alert: Atchafalaya River-Stouts Pass

SAFETY ALERT: ATCHAFALAYA RIVER-STOUTS PASS 1. Characteristics of the navigation channel between MM 114-117 on the Atchafalaya River at Stouts Pass may present challenges to safe navigation. 2. All Mariners must check in with Vessel Traffic Service Berwick Bay at MM 110 on the Atchafalaya River. 3. The US Army Corps of Engineers conducts regular…
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All River Basins: USCG LNM’s for Week 46-22

Please find the links to the USCG LNM’s for week 46-22 below: First District Fifth District Seventh District Eighth District: Western Rivers Eighth District: Gulf Coast Ninth District Eleventh District Thirteenth District
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Emergency Repairs: Berwick Lock

Notice Number: 201600/MVN 22-145 Date: 11/17/2022 07:00 thru 11/23/2022 23:59 Mariners are advised that Berwick Lock will be closed to navigation beginning on 17 November 2022 and continuing through 23 November 2022, from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., each day, to allow U.S. Government Hired Labor Units to perform emergency repairs to gate operating machinery.…
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APPROVAL-CAT I Dredge Pipeline Removal

Date: Friday November 18 1000 thru 1400 (Local Time) Greetings, Your Category I Channel Closure request at Houston Ship Channel Light 78 for dredge pipeline removal is APPROVED for Friday, November 18th, 2022 from 1000 to 1400 (local). Once the operation is complete, please notify the VTS Watch Supervisor immediately so vessel traffic may resume.…
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