The Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee (HSC) provides a public forum to address Marine Transportation System (MTS) issues with particular emphasis on navigation safety-related matters involving the ports of Houston, Galveston, Texas City, and Freeport including the associated waterways of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and offshore lightering zones.
As a vehicle facilitating communications between and among public and private sector entities, the Committee draws upon regional expertise and insight to address such issues as vessel traffic management, anchorage management, communications, security, significant/heavy weather preparations, maritime traffic disruption/restoration, process improvements, and any other related topics dealing with the MTS. The Committee will conduct periodic comprehensive assessments of the local safety and environmental risks and may consider other needed actions in and adjacent to the waterways.
The annual meeting of the Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee is scheduled for February 1, 2019, 0900-1100, at Houston Pilots, 203 Deerwood Glen Drive, Deer Park, TX. At the Annual Meeting, the Committee will consider applications for members with expiring terms from the following industries – Bulk Liquid Storage Commercial Fishing Vessel Container Ship Line Read more about Solicitation for LS HSC applications[…]
Admiral Karl Schultz, the 26th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, spoke at the November 2, 2018, meeting of the Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee hosted at the San Jacinto College Maritime Technology & Training Center. Admiral Schultz discussed the three lines of effort established in the U.S. Coast Guard’s Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook released in Read more about Admiral Schultz Gives Keynote at November Lone Star Meeting[…]
The 4th Quarter meeting of the Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee will be held on November 2, 2018, from 9 am to 11 am at San Jacinto Maritime College. Admiral Karl Schultz, the Commandant of the Coast Guard, will be joining the Committee meeting. He will be talking about, among other things, the newly released Maritime Commerce Read more about Admiral Schultz, USCG Commandant, to address Nov. 2 Full Committee[…]
The Fall 2018 session of Brownwater University will take place October 30 and 31, with an option simulator session on November 1. For the past decade, marine transportation stakeholders in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard in the Houston region, have developed and presented a two-day curriculum covering: U. S. Coast Guard regulatory practices; The Business Read more about Fall 2018 Brownwater University Registration now open[…]
Rear Adm. Paul Thomas recognized the efforts of the Greater Houston-Galveston Port Coordination Team at the Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee meeting on February 2, 2018, at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston for their preparation for and response to Hurricane Harvey. The team worked incredibly hard to safely, expeditiously, and efficiently restore maritime commerce on Read more about Houston-area Port Coordination Team Recognized for Hurricane Response and Preparedness[…]
The 2017 State of the Waterway was presented at the February 2, 2018, Full Committee meeting. Download it here.