Anchorage Area Obstruction in Freeport

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Freeport, Texas

Brazos Pilots Association in Freeport, Texas, advise that a 600-700' long wire is presenting a hazard to vessels in the north Freeport general anchorage.

According to advice from the Association, yesterday (25 August) one of its inbound vessels came off anchor from the anchorage, and while heaving the anchor, it was determined that a 1 1/8-1 1/4' wire was fouled in the anchor. The wire was cut and the vessel was able to proceed to berth.

The obstruction continues to exist at Lat 28 deg. 53.691N, Long 095 deg. 11.704W, laying in a general east/west direction and constitutes a hazard to vessels anchoring in or near the location.

For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at [email protected]

 

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