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Canals, Holidays, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on February 8, 2020 at 6:30 PM

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Corpus Christi, United States

World Holidays: 9-22 February 2020
Saturday, February 8, 2020, Worldwide

Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following:
Tue 11 Feb – Japan National Foundation Day
Mon 17 Feb – Presidents’ Day (USA)

For information about operations around the world contact the respective GAC office. Details may be found at

Channel closure
Saturday, February 8, 2020, Corpus Christi, United States

Yesterday morning (7 February), it was reported that a partially submerged push boat under tow in the Corpus Christi ship channel had fully sunk and was in the vicinity of light 33. The boat is marked by a PFD (lifejacket) tied to the boat.

Two outbound vessels were diverted to the MODA Midstream Terminal, and the channel was closed to all traffic.

According to the Marine Safety Information Bulletin 16-20 issued by the Captain of the Port, due to the submerged vessel at approximate position 27 deg. 48’56”N, 097 deg. 12’13”W, a safety zone was established from gated pair lights 31, 31 and gated pair lights 37, 38 through which no vessel shall transit without permission from the U.S. Coast Guard. Concerned parties with urgent concerns may contact the U.S. Coast Guard Sector/ Air Station Corpus Christi Command Center at 361-939-0450; or for non-urgent questions and concerns, email

For further updates, and information about operations in the United States contact GAC North America at

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