Daily Update

Corpus Christi, TX

April 09, 2024

Notices

ūüĆěSUNRISE: 0715 hrs
ūüĆÖSUNSET:¬† 1945 hrs¬†
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When Outbound Passages are restricted to pilot boarding no earlier than Sunrise and later than the time detailed below for the various locations:
FROM VIOLA BASIN: -5 1/2 HOURS BEFORE SUNSET
FROM TULE BASIN: - 5 HOURS BEFORE SUNSET
FROM CHEMICAL BASIN: 4 1/2 HOURS BEFORE SUNSET
FROM AVERY BASIN: 4 HOURS BEFORE SUNSET
FROM MAIN BASIN: 3 1/2 HOURS BEFORE SUNSET
FROM INGLESIDE: 2 1/2 HOURS BEFORE SUNSET
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PORT OF CORPUS CHRISTI IS OPEN
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Please find attached MSIB 13-24 UPDATE 3 WORKSITE CHEMICAL as the Coast Guard will resume dredging operations that may impact navigation in the Corpus Christi Ship Channel near the
 Chemical Turning Basin from 5th MARCH 2024 thru 15TH APRIL 2024 between the hours of 2100 and 0500.
Please see attached for more information.
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Please find attached MSIB 14-24 WORKSITE TRIDENT a closure request for a nighttime worksite between mile markers 55 and 56 starting 1st MARCH 2024 and projecting to finish on 15th APRIL 2024 between hours of 2100 and 0500.
Please see attached for more information.
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Please find attached MSIB 20-24 as the US Army Corps of Engineers will be performing maintenance on the Colorado River Locks from 3rd April 2024 to 10th April 2024 0800 to 1700.
Please see attached for more information.
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Please see attached MSIB XX-24  as the COTP will establish a safety zone around V-144 jackup rig in the La Quinta Ship Channel and Corpus Christi Ship Channel as it is transported from the sea buoy to Kiewit Offshore expected to be from 0700 to 1500 on 9th April 2024.
Please see attached for more information.
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Please see attached MSIB 22-24 as all Mariners are urged to exercise exterme caution when navigating near the USS JOHN WORTHINGTON wreck as reported water depths above the wreck are less than previously documented, 
Portions of the wreck are 4.8 feet below mean lower low water.
Please see attached for more information.
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Please see attached MSIB 24-24 UPDATE 1 as the Captain of the Port has rescinded a safety zone in the Port Aransas Jetties near mile marker 9 and mile marker 10 as Seach and Rescue efforts and salvage operations have concluded.
Please see attached for more information.
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Weather / Marine Zone Forecast

Coastal Waters Forecast for Texas...UPDATED
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
438 AM CDT Tue Apr 9 , 2024
Middle Texas coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Matagorda ship channel out to 60 nautical miles.
 
Seas are provided as a range of the average height of the highest 1/3 of the waves
...along with occasional height of the average highest 10 percent of the waves.
 
GMZ200-092215-
438 AM CDT Tue Apr 9 , 2024
.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
Moderate to strong onshore winds will diminish to moderate levels today but seas remain elevated 5-7 ft. 
Small Craft Advisory conditions are generally expected to continue through tomorrow in response to an upper- level disturbance and an attendant cold front approaching the region from the Desert Southwest. 
Winds veer offshore behind the front. 
This disturbance will lead to showers and isolated thunderstorms overnight tonight, with the potential for some of those storms to be strong to severe. 
The cold front will move off the coast Wednesday morning with strong northwest winds developing in its wake. 
Offshore winds relax on Thursday and become onshore again on Friday. 
Weak to moderate onshore flow is anticipated through the weekend.
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GMZ236-237-092215- Copano, Aransas, and Redfish Bays- San Antonio, Mesquite, and Espiritu Santo Bays-
438 AM CDT Tue Apr 9 , 2024
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING...
.TODAY...Southeast winds around 20 knots, diminishing to 10 to 15 knots this afternoon. Bay and inland waters choppy.
.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 20 knots, becoming southwest 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters slightly choppy to occasionally choppy. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 30 knots. Bay and inland waters choppy. A chance of showers in the morning. Widespread dense fog in the morning.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 25 knots. Bay and inland waters slightly choppy to occasionally choppy.
.THURSDAY...North winds 10 to 15 knots, diminishing to 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters slightly choppy to occasionally choppy.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay and inland waters smooth.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay and inland waters slightly choppy to occasionally choppy.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay and inland waters slightly choppy to occasionally choppy.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters slightly choppy to choppy.
Winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.
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GMZ231-232-092215- Baffin Bay and Upper Laguna Madre-Corpus Christi and Nueces Bays-
438 AM CDT Tue Apr 9 , 2024
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING...
.TODAY...Southeast winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts up to 30 knots. Bay and inland waters choppy to occasionally rough.
.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots, becoming west 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters choppy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts up to 35 knots. Bay and inland waters choppy to rough.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots, becoming north 15 to 20 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters choppy to rough.
.THURSDAY...Northwest winds 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 20 knots, becoming northeast in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters slightly choppy to occasionally choppy.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots, diminishing to 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters slightly choppy to occasionally choppy.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots, increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters slightly choppy to occasionally choppy.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay and inland waters slightly choppy to occasionally choppy.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters choppy.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots, diminishing to 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Bay and inland waters choppy.
Winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.
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GMZ255-092215- Coastal waters from Port Aransas to Matagorda Ship Channel out 20 NM-
438 AM CDT Tue Apr 9 2024
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON...
.TODAY...Southeast winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts up to 30 knots, diminishing to 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 20 knots this afternoon. Waves 6 to 8 feet, occasionally seas up to 10 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming south 5 to 10 knots after midnight. Waves 4 to 6 feet, occasionally seas up to 8 feet. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Widespread dense fog after midnight.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots. Waves 4 to 6 feet, occasionally seas up to 8 feet. A chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Widespread dense fog in the morning.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots after midnight. Waves 5 to 7 feet, occasionally seas up to 9 feet.
.THURSDAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots, diminishing to 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Waves 4 to 6 feet, occasionally seas up to 8 feet, subsiding to 2 to 4 feet, occasionally seas around 5 feet in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...East winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds around 10 knots. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Waves around 3 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Waves 3 to 4 feet, occasionally seas around 5 feet.
Winds and seas higher in and near thunderstorms.
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GMZ250-092215- Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas out 20 NM-
438 AM CDT Tue Apr 9 2024
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON...
.TODAY...Southeast winds 20 to 25 knots, diminishing to 15 to 20 knots this afternoon. Waves 5 to 7 feet, occasionally seas up to 9 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots, becoming southwest 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Waves 5 to 6 feet, occasionally seas up to 8 feet. A chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Patchy dense fog after midnight.
.WEDNESDAY...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 30 knots. Waves 5 to 7 feet, occasionally seas up to 9 feet. Patchy dense fog in the morning.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots. Waves 5 to 7 feet, occasionally seas up to 9 feet.
.THURSDAY...North winds 15 to 20 knots, becoming northeast around 10 knots in the afternoon. Waves 4 to 6 feet, occasionally seas up to 8 feet.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves 2 to 3 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves around 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Waves 3 to 4 feet, occasionally seas around 5 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Waves 3 to 4 feet, occasionally seas around 5 feet.
Winds and seas higher in and near thunderstorms.
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GMZ270-275-092215- Waters from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas from 20 to 60 NM- Waters from Port Aransas to Matagorda Ship Channel from 20 to 60 NM-
438 AM CDT Tue Apr 9 2024
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...
.TODAY...Southeast winds around 20 knots with gusts up to 30 knots. Waves 6 to 8 feet, occasionally seas up to 10 feet.
.TONIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots, becoming south after midnight. Gusts up to 25 knots. Waves 6 to 8 feet, occasionally seas up to 10 feet. A chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Patchy dense fog after midnight.
.WEDNESDAY...West winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts up to 30 knots. Waves 6 to 8 feet, occasionally seas up to 10 feet. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning. Widespread dense fog in the morning.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Northwest winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts up to 35 knots. Waves 6 to 8 feet, occasionally seas up to 10 feet, building to 7 to 10 feet, occasionally seas up to 13 feet after midnight.
.THURSDAY...North winds 20 to 25 knots with gusts up to 30 knots, becoming northwest 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 20 knots in the afternoon. Waves 6 to 9 feet, occasionally seas up to 11 feet, subsiding to 4 to 6 feet, occasionally seas up to 8 feet in the afternoon.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming east after midnight. Waves 3 to 4 feet, occasionally seas around 5 feet.
.FRIDAY...East winds around 10 knots. Waves 3 to 4 feet, occasionally seas around 5 feet.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Waves around 3 feet.
.SATURDAY...Southeast winds around 15 knots. Waves 3 to 4 feet, occasionally seas around 5 feet.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots. Waves 4 to 5 feet, occasionally seas up to 6 feet.
Winds and seas higher in and near thunderstorms.
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Attachments

  • MSIB 20-24 Colorado Locks.pdf(247 KB )
  • MSIB 14-24 Worksite Trident pipeline removal 08MAR.pdf(227 KB )
  • MSIB 24-24, Safety Zone, Update 1, Port Aransas Jetties.pdf(297 KB )
  • MSIB 22-24, USS John Worthington wreck Survey Data near Lydia Ann Channel.pdf(271 KB )
  • MSIB XX-24 Worksite V-144 Jackup Rig Movement.docx(887 KB )
  • MSIB 13-24, Update 3 Worksite Chemical Turning Basin, Inner Harbor, night time.pdf(315 KB )

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