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.
Admiral Karl Schultz, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, addressed the National Harbor Safety Committee Conference as the closing keynote speaker. He commended the work of the harbor safety committees, noting that “it’s collaboration, it’s partnership, it’s trust” developed through such organizations that enable safe and efficient commerce in the increasingly complex maritime transportation system. Read more about Lone Star HSC co-winner of Harbor Safety Committee of the Year[…]
TRB Announces Admiral Schultz as closing keynote for the National Harbor Safety Committee Conference
TRB is pleased to announce that Admiral Karl L. Schultz, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, has confirmed as our closing keynote speaker for the 17th Biennial National Harbor Safety Committee Conference! The conference is being held June 25 -27, 2019 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel – Houston Galleria, Houston, Texas. The advance program is available now! Read more about TRB Announces Admiral Schultz as closing keynote for the National Harbor Safety Committee Conference[…]
Capt. George Pontikos was recognized by the Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee and the U.S. Coast Guard for his decades of service to the Houston maritime industry at the May 3, 2019, Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee meeting. Capt. Pontikos retired earlier this year from Odfjell Tankers, and formerly served on the Lone Star Harbor Read more about Capt. Pontikos recognized for service to maritime industry[…]
The Transportation Research Board, the Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee, and the South Texas Waterways Advisory Committee are excited to announce the 17th Biennial National Harbor Safety Committee Conference being held from June 25-27, 2019 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel and Conference Center in Houston, Texas. Held on a biennial basis, this vital marine national Read more about 17th Biennial National Harbor Safety Committee Conference[…]
The next meeting of the Full Committee will be on May 3 at the Houston Pilots office. More details can be found on the agenda: LS HSC Agenda – 050319.
The LS HSC Full Committee Annual Meeting is scheduled for 2/1, 0900-1130, @ Houston Pilots, 203 Deerwood Glen Drive, Deer Park, TX. A meeting agenda is attached for your information. Highlights for the annual meeting include the “State of the Waterway” presentation by Brian Smith, Operations Manager, VTS Houston/Galveston. Mr. Smith will give you all Read more about Full Committee Annual Meeting scheduled for Friday, Feb. 1[…]
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[…]