Transit Times

Brazos Santiago Pilots Association

Channel Transit Times Month of Dec. 2018
Due to Shoaling Max Draft is 38-06ft
Draft 10.36 M (34 ft.) or Greater but less than or equal to 11.55 M (37.9 ft.)
Vessels 38-0 ft. to 38-06 ft. will transit High Slack time.
At pilot discretion, vessels with drafts of 10.97 M (36 ft.) or less may transit outside transit windows.
Pilot Boarding Times
1: 0145 to 1745
2: 0145 to 0730 and 1530 to 2400
3: 0000 to 0800 and 1730 to 2400
4: 0000 to 0845 and 1830 to 2400
5: 0000 to 0930 and 1930 to 2400
6: 0000 to 0945 and 2015 to 2400
7: 0000 to 1030 and 2045 to 2400
8: 0000 to 1100 and 2130 to 2400
9: 0000 to 1200 and 2230 to 2400
10 0000 to 1230 and 2330 to 2400
11: 0000 to 1315
12: 0000 to 1400
13: 0030 to 1430
14: 0100 to 1500
15: 0130 to 1545
16: 0130 to 1700
17: 0030 to 0700 and 1530 to 2400
18: 0000 to 0730 and 1700 to 2400
19: 0000 to 0815 and 1815 to 2400
20: 0000 to 0845 and 1915 to 2400
21: 0000 to 0930 and 2015 to 2400
22: 0000 to 1000 and 2045 to 2400
23: 0000 to 1045 and 2130 to 2400
24: 0000 to 1145 and 2230 to 2400
25: 0000 to 1245 and 2315 to 2400
26: 0000 to 1330
27: 0000 to 1430
28: 0015 to 1515
29: 0100 to 1615
30: 0115 to 0600 and 1415 to 2400
31: 0000 to 0645 and 1645 to 2400

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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