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03-Aug-2018

NEW PORT OF GALVESTON BERTH DRAFT RESTRICTIONS
Port of Galveston

NEW REGULATIONS FOR LPG VESSELS AT TURKISH STRAITS
Turkish Straits, Turkey

New Port of Galveston berth draft restrictions
Friday, August 3, 2018, Port of Galveston

The Galveston Texas City Pilots have determined that the maximum allowable draft for vessels calling on the port are as follows (prior limits are in braces):

• GX 10: 34’ {36’}

• GX 16/18: 32’ {unchanged}

• GX 25: 30’ {33’}

• GX 26: 28’ {29’}

• GX 28: 33’ {34’}

• GX 30/32: 40’ (The far west end has significant shoaling) {43’}

• GX 34: 32’ {37’}

• GX 35: 30’ without 15’ Yokohama fenders and 33’ maximum with 15’ Yokohama fenders. {30 w/o; 38’ with fendering}

• GX 37 slip: 26’ for vessels up to 600’ then 17’ for vessels over 600’ {27’ up to 600’LOA; 18’ over 600’ LOA}

• GX 38 slip: 14’ {14’}

• GX 39 slip: 24’ for vessels up to 550’ then 18’ max over 550’ {27’ up to 600’LOA; 18’ over 600’ LOA}

• GX 39/40 T-Head: 32’ {34’}

• GX 41 slip: 22’ up to 600’ then 19’ max over 600’ {25’ up to 500’ LOA; 23’ over 500’ LOA}

• GX 41 T-Head: 23’ only on east end not to exceed 300’ in length {26’ east end – not to exceed 325’}

• GX term (PISTI): 32’ {37’}

• Gulf Copper D East: 20’ dolphin 3, 18’ dolphin 2 {22’ dolphin 3, 19’ dolphin 2}

• Gulf Copper D West: 25’ {unchanged}

• Turning circle 1 – 36’ for 1125’ – 30’ up to 1200’. (The turning circle is shoaling in rapidly) {41’}

This maximum allowable draft is based on 1’ UKC at 0’ MLLW reference datum at the berth and 2’ UKC at 0’ MLLW in the channel approaching the facility. If the intended pier does not have sufficient depth to provide 1’ UKC at 0’ MLLW reference datum, please notify the Presiding Officer of the Galveston Texas City Pilots before the vessel orders a Pilot for movement.

(For information about operations in the U.S. contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com)

New regulations for LPG vessels at Turkish Straits
Friday, August 3, 2018, Turkish Straits, Turkey

New regulations have been announced for LPG vessels at Turkish Straits.

LOA 150 and over LPG vessels are subject to daylight transit. These vessels are also subject to pilot and escort tug.
LOA between 150 – 200 mtr LPG vessels have to get minimum escort tug assistance with towing capacity 60mt.
LOA 200MT and over LPG vessels have to get minimum escort tug assistance with towing capacity 90mt.
Above escort tug numbers and towing capacities may be subject to change by authority according to weather and sea conditions
For information about operations in the Turkish Straits, contact GAC Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

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