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Ports prepare for Tropical Storm Barry

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    11 July 2019

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    Gulf of Mexico, United States

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The disturbance in the US Gulf has just been categorized as a Tropical Storm and has been named Barry. It is expected to reach hurricane strength by Saturday (13 July), just before landfall.

Several US Gulf ports have started to prepare and update their status, however New Orleans is the only one currently closed as rainfall during high river has caused issues.

NEW ORLEANS
All self-propelled ocean-going vessels over 500 GT, all oceangoing barges, and their supporting tugs below the Huey P. Long Bridge at MM 106 Above Head of Passes (AHP) on the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) are required to submit a Remaining In Port Checklist (RIPC) in accordance with the MHCPP prior to 1500 local time, July 11, 2019. 
Vessels are only required to submit the first page of the RIPC reporting tool. Vessels are not required to submit additional mooring plans.
Port Status X-Ray set at 1100 hours local time on 11 July. Expected to be Zulu by Friday.

MOBILE
Port Status is currently Whiskey. The Captain of The Port (COTP) is being cautious and trying to get a head count of vessels in port over the next few days. US Coast Guard currently has no intentions of upgrading the port status.

BEAUMONT/PORT ARTHUR
Port Status X-Ray set at 1300 hours local time on 10 July.

FREEPORT
Port Status Whiskey set at 1900 hours local time on 10 July.

HOUSTON
Port Status Whiskey set at 1900 hours local time on 10 July.

LAKE CHARLES
Port Status X-Ray set at 1300 hours local time on 10 July. Yankee expected 11 July am, Zulu expected 11 July pm.

TAMPA
Port Status Whiskey set at 0800 hours local time on 10 July.

For information about operations in the United States, contact GAC North America at usa@gac.com  

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