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State of the Waterway 2014 Steven W. Nerheim Director, VTS Houston/Galveston February 7, 2014 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast.

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1 State of the Waterway 2014 Steven W. Nerheim Director, VTS Houston/Galveston February 7, 2014 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard

2 Presenter’s Name June 17, 2003 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard 2 1Port of S Louisiana, LA %15Norfolk, VA % 2Houston, TX %16Baltimore, MD % 3New York, NY and NJ %17Pascagoula, MS % 4Long Beach, CA %18St. Louis, MO and IL % 5New Orleans, LA %19Savannah, GA % 6Beaumont, TX %20Duluth-Superior, MN and WI % 7Corpus Christi, TX %21Pittsburg, PA % 8Los Angeles, CA %22Tampa, FL % 9Huntington – Tristate %23Philadelphia, PA % 10Baton Rouge, LA %24Port Arthur, TX % 11Texas City, TX %25Valdez, AK % 12Mobile, AL % Lake Charles, LA %31Freeport, TX % 14Plaquemines, LA %41Galveston, TX % (Millions of short tons and % of change from 2010 ACOE data.) U.S. Port Rankings – 2011

3 Presenter’s Name June 17, 2003 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard 3 1Port of S Louisiana, LA Norfolk, VA46.2-2,4 2Houston, TX Baltimore, MD New York, NY and NJ Pittsburg, PA New Orleans, LA St. Louis, MO and IL Beaumont, TX Duluth-Superior, MN and WI Long Beach, CA Savannah, GA Corpus Christi, TX Pascagoula, MS Los Angeles, CA Tampa, FL Baton Rouge, LA Port Arthur, TX Plaquemines, LA, Port of Newport News, VA Texas City, TX Philadelphia, PA Mobile, AL Lake Charles, LA Freeport, TX Huntington – Tristate Galveston, TX (Millions of short tons and % of change from 2011 ACOE data.) U.S. Port Rankings

4 Presenter’s Name June 17, 2003 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard VTS Movements Tug/Tow125, Ships22, Other9, % Public2, % Total Users159, % Ferries108,357 Total267,428

5 Presenter’s Name June 17, 2003 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard Transit Summary 5

6 Presenter’s Name June 17, 2003 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard 2013 Typical Day in the VTSA 6 AverageHigh 38Tanker Transits55 22Freighter Transits36 1Cruise Ship Transits7 345Tow Transits478 6Public Vessel Transits35 297Ferry Transits OSV / Other Transits Ships in Port 54

7 Presenter’s Name June 17, 2003 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard 2013 Monthly Transits 7

8 Presenter’s Name June 17, 2003 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard Monthly Comparison:

9 Presenter’s Name June 17, 2003 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard 1999 – 2013 Transits % increase over 15 years Trend line represents 5 year moving average.

10 Presenter’s Name June 17, 2003 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard Deep Draft Tethered Movements 10 Draft restricted to 43’ June 14 thru December 22.

11 Presenter’s Name June 17, 2003 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard Incident Summary  214 Vessel Casualties %  30 Groundings -11.8%  6 Collisions -45.5%  2 Allisions -66.7%  12 Other -33.3%  Broken Face wires / coupling, Person in Water, Fire, Barges adrift, Person in Water, Pollution / Spill Incidents (142 for 2012) up 85.9%

12 Presenter’s Name June 17, 2003 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard Transit to Incident Ratio 12

13 Presenter’s Name June 17, 2003 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard Vessel Casualties - Year to Year Total Vessel Casualties  119 Ship  86 Tow  8 Other

14 Presenter’s Name June 17, 2003 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard Ship Casualties 14

15 Presenter’s Name June 17, 2003 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard Tow Casualties 15

16 Presenter’s Name June 17, 2003 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard Groundings – Year to Year  Current  Wind  Operator Error  Surge by another vessel  Weather  Tide  Unknown 16 Reported causal factors:

17 Presenter’s Name June 17, 2003 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard Allisions 17 2 Allisions  1 involving a tow  1 involving a ship

18 Presenter’s Name June 17, 2003 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard Collisions 18 6 Collisions  4 ship/tow  1 tow/tow  1 tow/pc

19 Presenter’s Name June 17, 2003 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard Channel Closures 19

20 Presenter’s Name June 17, 2003 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard Hotspots 20 Grounding Allision Collision

21 Presenter’s Name June 17, 2003 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard Reports of Unsafe Moorings (Slack Lines) 21  Decrease of 17.51%  Average speed of vessel reported causing damage or parted lines 5.8 kts with no vessel speed greater than 6.8 kts

22 Presenter’s Name June 17, 2003 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard ATON Knockdowns  92 Total knockdowns  29 Self-reported knockdowns (31.5% of total knockdowns)  Leading Causes:  50% - Wind/Current  40% - Traffic Density  20% - Operator Error

23 Presenter’s Name June 17, 2003 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard ATON Cost / Recovered 23

24 Presenter’s Name June 17, 2003 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard Industry Involvement 24  NavOps Committee  Fleeting  Vessel Casualty  Slack Line  COC Boarding Issues  Waterways Safety  Lay Berth  Anchorage Drafts  Additional Anchorages  Dredging Coordination  Education and Outreach

25 Presenter’s Name June 17, 2003 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard On the Horizon 25  Expanding traffic (both size and volume)  New / expanded facilities  Change in workforce demographics  Move to Ellington

26 Presenter’s Name June 17, 2003 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard Contacts 26 VTS Houston/Galvestonwww.uscg.mil/vtshoustonwww.uscg.mil/vtshouston Vessel Traffic Center Watch Supervisor (24 Director: Steve Nerheim Deputy Director: Warner Welch Operations Officer LT Randy

27 U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard


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