Transit Times

Brazos Santiago Pilots Association

Channel Transit Times Month of Mar. 2019

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: 0000 to 0830 and 1930 to 2400
2: 0000 to 0830 and 2000 to 2400
3: 0000 to 0915 and 2030 to 2400
4: 0000 to 1000 and 2045 to 2400
5: 0000 to 1045 and 2045 to 2400
6: 0000 to 1115 and 2030 to 2400
7: 0000 to 1200 and 2015 to 2400
8: 0630 to 1245 and 2015 to 2400
9: 0000 to 0045 and 0745 to 1330 and 2015 to 2400
10 0000 to 0115 and 1000 to 2400
11: 0000 to 0300 and 1145 to 2400
12: 0000 to 0330 and 1415 to 2400
13: 0000 to 0430 and 1645 to 2400
14: 0000 to 0515 and 1830 to 2400
15: 0000 to 0630 and 1930 to 2400
16: 0000 to 0730 and 2030 to 2400
17: 0000 to 0845 and 2100 to 2400
18: 0000 to 1000 and 2130 to 2400
19: 0000 to 1100 and 2115 to 2400
20: 0000 to 1200 and 2045 to 2345
21: 0700 to 1300 and 2015 to 2400
22: 0000 to 0100 and 0730 to 1415 and 2000 to 2400
23: 0000 to 0115 and 1000 to 2400
24: 0000 to 0200 and 1130 to 2400
25: 0000 to 0245 and 1315 to 2400
26: 0000 to 0330 and 1500 to 2400
27: 0000 to 0430 and 1630 to 2400
28: 0000 to 0530 and 1800 to 2400
29: 0000 to 0630 and 1900 to 2400
30: 0000 to 0745 and 1930 to 2400
31: 0000 to 0900 and 2000 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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