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 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.