Good afternoon everyone,


UPDATE: The U.S. Coast Guard issued Marine Safety Bulletin 16-24 Whiskey, see attached and below.


Beryl has diminished to a tropical storm with 65mph sustained winds. HOWEVER, Beryl will likely intensify

back to a hurricane through the day tomorrow.  We can expect coastal flood watches issued later today

or tomorrow. The forecasted track continues to shift northward along the Texas coast with landfall near

Corpus Christi Monday morning.


National Weather Service Advisories


  • None- coastal flood watches/advisory may be issued later today.


National Weather Service Local Forecast


Hurricane Beryl is moving WNW at 15 mph with 65 mph sustained winds.  Beryl has diminished to

a tropical storm as it moved over the Yucatan Peninsula. Beryl will enter the Gulf tonight, and will

return to hurricane status; although, not to the intensity as seen in the Caribbean.  Berly is

forecasted to make landfall Monday morning along the south Texas coast as a category 1 or 2 hurricane.

The NWS advises that the confidence in intensity, track, and landfall location continues to be low.

Heavy rain is still expected near the Matagorda Bay and southward.



What can Galveston Harbor expect? changes in red


If the track remains the same, we can see tides levels of 4-5 feet above normal, 20-40% chance

of tropical storm force winds (>40 mph) and a slight to moderate risk of heavy rain.


U.S. Coast Guard Port Condition- WHISKEY


Initiate vessel and facility severe weather plans.

  • Regulated facilities must submit Pre-Storm Checklist.
  • Commercial self-propelled vessels >500 GT requesting to remain in port or the Galveston Fairway

Anchorage shall submit “Declaration of Intent to Remain in Port”.

  • Vessels will not be permitted to remain in Bolivar Anchorage if Condition Yankee is set.
  • Ocean going vessels begin making plans for departure. Vessels bound for the ports listed above are

advised to seek an alternate destination. Inland tows must identify a facility or fleeting area that will

support a safe mooring for the duration of heavy weather.


Port Operations


  • Normal operations- Secure premises and remove potential debris
  • Port staff is assessing the property.
  • Port operations department will notify all in-port or scheduled vessels to

prepare to depart.

  • The Port will not accept berthage requests for safe harbor.


Vessel Traffic


  • No disruptions at this time.  Please expect delays if heavy weather is observed.
  • Texas International Terminals and Gulf Sulphur, Mosaic, please continue to send

the Port your priority vessel list.


A Port Coordination Team meeting has been scheduled for tomorrow at 9am.