Marine Safety Information Bulletins (MSIB)

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Effective MSIBs

Older MSIBs may be available upon Request.  Submit requests to  vtspa-sup@uscg.mil.

24-21 Neches River Pipeline Removal - Channel Closure Scheduled for October 16, 2021
22-21 Neches River Pipeline Removal Operations - Channel Closures (28 Sep 21)
21-21 Calcasieu Channel I-10 Bridge Soil Boring Project (Channel Restriction)
17-21 Calcasieu River - Union Pacific Railroad Bride Closures in Sept.  (10 Sep 21)
16-21 Requirements for U.S. Vessels Sailing Under Coastwise or Dual-Endorsement
06-21 Update to Coast Pilot (25 Aug 21)
03-21 Hurricane Season and Information Request
52-20 Oversize Tow Permits - Port Arthur COTP Zone
08-20 Electrical Hazards at Waterfront Facilities
01-20 Novel Coronavirus Precautions
USCG 01-20 USCG HQ - Novel Coronavirus Precautions
02-16 Requirement to Report Vessel Groundings and Other Marine Casualties
02-13 UPDATE - Shoaling Advisory, Sabine River, Neches River Intersection to Orange, TX
09-11 COTP Policy on Letters of Alternate Compliance
03-11 COTP Port Arthur - Certificates of Adequacy
10-09 Ship Operating Protocol for the Sabine Neches Waterway

 

2021

24-21 Neches River Pipeline Removal - Channel Closure Scheduled for October 16, 2021
23-21 Calcasieu River I-10 Bridge Soil Boring Project
22-21 Neches River Pipeline Removal Operations - Channel Closures (28 Sep 21)
21-21 Calcasieu Channel I-10 Bridge Soil Boring Project (Channel Restriction)
20-21 Tropical Storm NICOLAS - Port Condition Normal (15 Sep 21)
19-21 Tropical Storm NICHOLAS - Set Port Condition YANKEE (PA ONLY) (13 Sep 21)
18-21  Tropical Storm NICHOLAS - Set Port Condition XRAY (12 Sep 21)
17-21 Calcasieu River - Union Pacific Railroad Bride Closures in Sept.  (10 Sep 21)
16-21 Requirements for U.S. Vessels Sailing Under Coastwise or Dual-Endorsement
15-21 Calcasieu River Channel Closure at Lights 47 / 48
14-21 Calcasieu River - Union Pacific Railroad Bridge Closures in Sept. (30 Aug 21)
13-21 Hurricane IDA - Set Port Condition Normal (Lake Charles, LA) (30 Aug 21)
12-21 Hurricane IDA - Set Port Condition Recovery (Lake Charles, LA) (29 Aug 21)
11-21 Hurricane IDA - Set Port Condition Normal (Sabine-Neches Waterway Only) (29 Aug 21)
10-21 Hurricane IDA - Set Port Condition YANKEE for Lake Charles (28 Aug 21) 
09-21 Hurricane IDA - Set Port Condition X-RAY (27 Aug 21)
08-21 Tropical Strom IDA- Set Port Condition WHISKEY (26 Aug 27)
07-21 Calcasieu River Channel Closure (25 Aug 21)
06-21 Update to Coast Pilot (25 Aug 21)
05-21 Calcasieu River - Union Pacific Railroad Bridge Closure (19 Aug 21)
04-21 Calcasieu River - Union Pacific Railroad Bridge Closure - (Closures Cancelled)
03-21 Hurricane Season and Information Request
02-21 Hazardous Weather and River Conditions (18 May 21)
01-21 Scheduled Channel Closure, Neches River - Riverfest (09 Apr 21)


 

2020

52-20 Oversize Tow Permits - Port Arthur COTP Zone
51-20 Port Condition Normal - Calcasieu Waterway (13 Nov 20)
50-20 Resume Port Condition Recovery - Calcasieu Waterway (28 Oct 20)
49-20 Tropical Storm Zeta - Port Condition WHISKEY - Calcasieu Waterway (26 Oct 20)
48-20 Obstruction in Sabine Bank Channel  - Rig JASMINIA Update 3 and Final (22 Oct 20)
47-20 Hurricane Delta - Port Condition Recovery - Calcasieu Waterway (20 Oct 20)
46-20 Obstruction in Sabine Bank Channel - Rig JASMINIA Update 2 (20 Oct 20)
45-20 Obstruction in Sabine Bank Channel - Rig JASMINIA Update 1 (18 Oct 20)
   
43-20 Obstruction in Sabine Bank Channel - Rig JASMINIA (17 Oct 20)
42-20 Hurricane Delta - Port Condition Updates - Sabine Neches Waterway (14 Oct 20)
41-20 Lake Charles Reconstitution - Facilities Resuming Operations (13 Oct 20)
40-20 Hurricane Delta - Port Condition Updates (12 Oct 20)
39-20 Hurricane Delta - Port Condition Updates (11 Oct 20)
38-20 Hurricane Delta - Port Condition Updates (10 Oct 20)
37-20 Hurricane Delta - Set Port Condition ZULU (08 Oct 20)
36-20 Hurricane Delta - Set Port Condition YANKEE (08 Oct 20)
35-20 Hurricane Delta - Set Port Condition XRAY (07 Oct 20)
34-20 Hurricane Delta - Set Port Condition WHISKEY (6 Oct 20)
33-20 Hurricane Laura - Port Condition Update (6 Oct 20) - Recovery (Calcasieu Waterway)
32-20 Tropical Strom Beta - Rescind Port Condition ZULU (22 Sep 20)
31-20 Tropical Strom Beta - Set Port Condition ZULU (20 Sep 20)
30-20 Tropical Strom Beta - Set Port Condition YANKEE (20 Sep 20)
29-20 Tropical Strom Beta - Set Port Condition XRAY (19 Sep 20)
28-20 Tropical Storm Beta - Set Port Condition WHISKEY (18 Sep 20)
27-20 Hurricane Laura - Port Conditions Update (17 Sep) - Recovery (Calcasieu Waterway)
26-20 Hurricane Laura - Port Conditions Update (10 Sep) - Recovery (Calcasieu Waterway)
25-20 Hurricane Laura - Port Conditions Update (7 Sep) - Recovery (Calcasieu Waterway)
24-20 Hurricane Laura - Port Conditions Update (5 Sep) - Recovery (Calcasieu & Sabine-Neches)
23-20 Hurricane Laura - Port Conditions Update (4 Sep) - Recovery(Calcasieu & Sabine-Neches)
22-20 Hurricane Laura - Port Conditions Update (3 Sep) - Recovery(Calcasieu & Sabine-Neches)
21-20 Hurricane Laura - Port Conditions Update - Recovery(Calcasieu & Sabine-Neches)
20-20 LC Port of Lake Charles Reconstitution - Facilities Resuming Operations
19-20 Hurricane Laura - Port Conditions Update - Recovery(Calcasieu &Sabine-Neches)
18-20 Hurricane Laura - Port Conditions Update - Zulu (Calcasieu), Recovery (Sabine-Neches)
17-20 Hurricane Laura - Port Conditions Update - Zulu (Calcasieu), Recovery (Sabine-Neches)
16-20 Hurricane Laura - Port Condition Zulu (Calcasieu), Port Condition Recovery (Sabine-Neches)
15-20 Hurricane Laura - Port Condition ZULU - Update 1
14-20 Hurricane Laura - Set Port Condition ZULU
13-20 Hurricane Laura - Set Port Condition YANKEE
12-20 Tropical Storm Marco & Laura - Port Condition X-RAY - Update 1
11-20 Tropical Storm Marco - Set Port Condition X-RAY
10-20 Tropical Storm Marco - Set Port Condition WHISKEY
09-20 Increased Recreational Vessel Traffic on the Calcasieu Ship Channel
08-20 Electrical Hazards at Waterfront Facilities
07-20 TS Cristobal - Rescind Port Condition XRAY.  Port Condition - Normal
06-20 TS Cristobal - Set Port Condition XRAY
05-20 TS Cristobal - Set Port Condition WHISKEY
04-20 Hurricane Season Begins and Information Request
          - CG-11410 - MTS Recovery Essential Elements of Information Form
03-20
Form
Facilities and Port Operations - COVID-19 Impacts
CG-11410A - MTS Recovery Facility Status
02-20 Draft Restriction Rescinded - Port Arthur East Turning Basin
01-20 MSU Port Arthur - Novel Coronavirus Precautions
USCG 01-20 USCG HQ - Novel Coronavirus Precautions

 

2019 

21-19 Channel Closure - Update 1
20-19 Channel Closure - Neches River
19-19 Ports and Waterways Assessment (PAWSA) Announcement & Solicitation for Volunteers
18-19 TS Imelda - Update 3 and Final
17-19 KCS Railroad Bridge Maintenance Closure - Update 1
16-19 TS Imelda - Update 2 - Strong Currents at West Port Arthur Bridge - VTS Measures Updated
15-19 TS Imelda - Update 1 - Strong Currents at West Port Arthur Bridge - VTS Measures Updated
14-19 TS Imelda - Strong Currents at West Port Arthur Bridge - VTS Measures Implemented
13-19 KCS Railroad Bridge Maintenance Closure
12-19 TS Barry - Rescind Port Conditions for Calcasieu Waterway
11-19 TS Barry - Port Conditions - Update 2 (Sabine-NONE / Calcasieu-ZULU )
10-19 TS Barry - Port Conditions - Update 1 (Sabine-YANKEE / Calcasieu-ZULU)
09-19 TS Barry - Set Port Condition YANKEE- Port Arthur COTP Zone
08-19 PTC 2 - Set Port Condition XRAY - Port Arthur COTP Zone
07-19 Heavy Weather Preparations - Invest 92L
06-19 Hurricane Season Begins and Information Request
05-19 Channel Closures - Sabine-Neches Waterway Status (Update - 10 May 19, PM )
04-19 Channel Closure - Sabine-Neches Waterway Status (10 May 19, AM)
03-19 (LC) Loss of Vessel Propulsion, Maneuverability and Safety Systems due to Clogged Strainers
02-19 Scheduled Channel Closure, Neches River, Port Neches, TX - RIVERFEST 2019
01-19 (LC) Four Hour Notice Requirements for Marine Transfers (Calcasieu / Lake Charles Area)