Transit Times

Brazos Santiago Pilots Association

Channel Transit Times Month of Aug 2018

Due to Shoaling Max Draft is 38 ft
Due to shoaling any vessel 36ft to 38ft will transit at High Water Slack

At pilot discretion, vessels with drafts of 10.97 M (36 ft.) or less may transit outside transit windows.

Pilot Boarding Times
1: 1130
2: 1115
3: 1115
4: 1100
5: 1000
6: 0730
7: 0800
8: 0830
9: 0900
10 0915
11: 0930
12: 1000
13: 1015
14: 1030 and 2115
15: 1030 and 2245
16: 1030
17: 0115
18: 0245
19: 0515
20: 0630
21: 0730
22: 0815
23: 0845
24: 0915
25: 0915
26: 0930 and 1730
27: 0945 and 1815
28: 0945 and 1930
29: 0945 and 2100
30: 0930 and 2215
31: 0930

 

Draft 10.36 M (34 ft.) or Greater but less than or equal to 10.94 M (35.9 ft.)
At pilot discretion, vessels with drafts of 10.97 M (36 ft.) or less may transit outside transit windows.
Pilot Boarding Times
1: 0000 to 0230 and 1130 to 2400
2: 0000 to 0300 and 1100 to 2400
3: 0000 to 0330 and 1115 to 1700
4: 0145 to 1745
5: 1000 to 1830
6: 0715 to 1930
7: 0800 to 2030
8: 0830 to 2130
9: 0900 to 2230
10 0915 to 2300
11: 0945 to 2400
12: 1000 to 2400
13: 0000 to 0130 and 1015 to 2400
14: 0000 to 0200 and 1030 to 1445 and 2115 to 2400
15: 0000 to 0245 and 1030 to 1530 and 2300 to 2400
16: 0000 to 0330 and 1030 to 1615
17: 0215 to 1700
18: 0300 to 1800
19: 0515 to 1845
20: 0630 to 1945
21: 0730 to 2045
22: 0815 to 2130
23: 0900 to 2215
24: 0915 to 2300
25: 0915 to 2330
26: 0930 to 2400
27: 1000 to 2400
28: 0000 to 0100 and 1600 to 2400
29: 0000 to 0200 and 0930 to 1400 and 2100 to 2400
30: 0000 to 0230 and 0930 to 1430 and 2215 to 2400
31: 0000 to 1500

Boarding Arrangements

The Pilot Boarding Area is Located one mile east of the BS Buoy.
Contact the Brownsville Harbormaster on channel 16 or 12 two hours prior to arrival at the pilot boarding area.
The Harbormaster will inform vessel of pilot ladder arrangement and pilot boarding time.
Note: The pilot station is not continuously manned.
Pilot Boats
  • Pilot VI is 27ft. long with an red flotation collar and white superstructure. The word PILOT ┬áis printed on the superstructure with red lettering.( Will attach picture of boat)
  • Pilot VII is 51ft. long with a orange hull and white superstructure. The word PILOT is printed on the superstructure with orange lettering. (Will attach picture of boat)

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