10 MAR 2023, Dispatchers’ List with Category I and II Closures/Obstructions

Port Partners, Today’s updated Dispatchers’ List is attached. A daily posting of this document can be found here: https://homeport.uscg.mil/Lists/Content/Dis pForm.aspx?ID=80179&Source=/Lists/Content/DispForm.aspx?ID=80179 Please take note of upcoming Channel Closures/Obstructions on the schedule to include: DATE/TIME CAT TYPE LOCATION STATUS MARCH 2023 II TRAFFIC MEASURES FOR TOW VESSELS TX CITY CHANNEL / ICW INTERSECTION MM 350.5 TENTATIVE 13…
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USCG: HSC Widening Update – Project 11

New Project 11 Channel dimensions are in effect for a section of the Houston Ship Channel from Lighted Buoys 25/26 to Lights 51/52. The Main channel is now 700 feet wide in this area with 235 feet wide barge lanes on either side. The USCG Aids to Navigation Team has set all aids to navigation from…
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Dredging Operations: Atchafalaya Bay & Bar Channel

Notice Number: 201820-1/MVN 23-02 / MVN 23-25 Date: 01/09/2023 00:00 thru 04/30/2023 23:59 Reference Navigation Bulletin No. 23-02, dated 5 January 2023, stating that the U.S. Government Contract Cutterhead Dredge ROBERT WHITE will be working between Mile 146.0 and Mile 159.0 of the Atchafalaya Bay and Bar Channel until approximately 30 March 2023, and dredged…
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AMENDMENT Notice to Navigation: 202274, 202271_NTN-03_HS_BP_2023-03 DREDGING Galveston Entrance Channel, Inner Bar Channel Hopper Dredging

Notice Number: 202271-2/202274_202271-2_NTN-03_GA_IBC_2023-03 Date: 03/09/2023 00:00 thru 03/11/2023 00:00 The Hopper Dredge “Glenn Edwards” (Manson Construction Co.) performing dredging operations in the Galveston Entrance Channel: Inner Bar Channel, Stations 11+000 to 14+000, near red Buoy 12 and Green Buoy 11. Dredging material is being discharge in the Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site (ODMDS) Zones C…
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AMENDMENT Navigation Notice: 202272, 201658_NTN-12_GI_CRL_2022-12 LOCK CLOSURE Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Colorado River Locks, Texas

Notice Number: 201658-2/202272_201658-2_NTN-12_GI_CRL_2023-03 Date: 12/05/2022 00:00 thru 04/28/2023 00:00 SITUATION: NAVIGATIONAL RESTRICTIONS Colorado River Locks closure for repairs extended. “J&S Contractors” will be working at the Colorado River Locks making repairs due to collisions to the guide walls of both the East and West Locks. This work will require closure of the Locks during the…
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Texas City Channel Dredging Operation

“Dredge Kingfisher is working the Texas City Channel above the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Floating and submerged pipeline extend to Texas City Light 19. As such, the Texas City Connection Channel is closed to all traffic.” v/R, A. J. Harlan Very respectfully, Vessel Traffic Service USCG Sector Houston-Galveston (281) 464-4837 24/7 Watch Supervisor HoustonTraffic@uscg.mil
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USCG: Houston Ship Channel to Experience Wide Spread Fog

National Weather Service is predicting widespread fog this evening through 10am Friday. Mariners are advised to consider the 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
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Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) – Calcasieu Lock – Update 3 

Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) – Calcasieu Lock – Update 3  Reference MSIB 02-23, dated 20 January 2023, stating that Calcasieu Lock will be closed to navigation beginning on 30 January 2023 and continuing through 3 March 2023, from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. MARINERS ARE ADVISED THAT THE REPAIRS TO THE TIMBER…
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Houston Ship Channel Widening Project 11

New Project 11 Channel dimensions are in effect for a section of the Houston Ship Channel from 300 feet Inbound of Lighted Buoy 27 (Station 124+000) to 100 feet Inbound of Lighted Buoys 35/36 (Station 108+000). The USCG Aids to Navigation Team has set the following aids to navigation according to the new channel dimensions:…
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USCG: Wire Pull

All mariners are advised that wire will be pulled over and across the GIWW in the vicinity of mile marker 243.8, on the west side of the Ellender Bridge. Work will be taking place from March 3, 2023, through March 10, 2023, between the hours of 6:30 AM and 5:00 PM. Mariners are advised to…
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