FOR NAVIGATION INTERESTS
SUBJECT: Forecast of Dredging and Marine
5845_5657-1_NTN-26_2016-1: Houston Ship Channel, Texas - Sims Bayou to Turning Basin, Harris
The pipeline dredge "Beau Caroline" (CJW Construction, Inc.)
is dredging the Houston Ship Channel, Sims Bayou to Turning Basin. Currently
the dredge is working immediately upstream of the Main Turning Basin. In
mid-February the dredge "Caroline Francis" will take over and
commence dredging the Light Draft Channel (Buffalo Bayou). Floating, submerged,
and land-laid pipelines will extend to West Clinton Placement Area. Estimated
completion date: April 22, 2016.
Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Texas, Freeport to Caney Creek and Colorado River
to Upper Matagorda Bay, Pipeline Dredging
Perseverance” (Goodloe Marine), is underway dredging in the Gulf Intracoastal
Waterway, Freeport to Caney Creek and Colorado River to Upper Matagorda Bay.
The Dredge Perseverance is currently stationed near Mile Marker 422 working
eastbound. Floating pipeline are assembled for dredge material to be discharged
into Confined Placement Area No. 102-C. Estimated completion: July 7, 2016.
Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Texas, Corpus Christi to Port Isabel, Pipeline
“Jason LaQauy” (ORION Marine Group Inc.) is dredging in the Gulf Intracoastal
Waterway at mile marker 632, and will dredge in a northerly direction.
Contractor’s related floating plant (barges, tugboats, survey boat, and skiffs)
including submerged and floating pipeline will be used in/around this work
area, and dredging material will be placed in Open Water Placement Areas along
the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Estimated completion: April 8, 2016.
» Mariners are urged to
transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution
after passing arrangements have been made.
» Dredging operations
are continuous, 24 hrs, 7 days, unless otherwise noted.
» Dredging operations
will continue through the month unless otherwise indicated.
» Dredges monitor
channel 13 and/or 16 on marine VHF radio, respective dredges should be
contacted for coordination of passing and movement near operations.
Army Corps of Engineers-Galveston District