Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sector Houston-Galveston has established a Marine Transportation System Recovery Unit in order maintain awareness of any changes or issues within the port. We request stakeholders report any operational changes regarding, at a minimum:
- Any facility closures, partial closures, or reduced operations due to COVID-19;
- Any modifications to security procedures that deviate from approved Facility Security Plans, due to COVID-19;
- Any shortages of labor due to COVID-19;
- Any changes to pilot services or harbor tug services.
At this time, there is not a daily reporting requirement. Please limit your communications to just significant changes in operations. Also please be advised that the waterways remain open to all traffic at this time and waterfront facilities continue to operate. In order to streamline incoming information and ensure uninterrupted service to our facilities, please direct your communications to HoustonFAC@uscg.mil for Sector Houston-Galveston facilities, or to MSUTexasCityFacilities@uscg.mil for MSU Texas City facilities.