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Gulf Coast Specific

Marine Casualty Brochure
Eighth Coast Guard District Grounding Policy


U.S. Coast Guard

NRC - National Response Center
Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur
Sector Houston-Galveston
Eighth Coast Guard District - New Orleans, LA
USCG - Office of Vessel Traffic Management
USCG - Navigation Center
Marine Safety Center
Port State Control


Port Information

Local Notice to Mariners
Port Coordination Team
POISE - Port Operations Information for Safety and Efficiency
Port of Beaumont
Port of Port Arthur
Port of Orange
Sabine Pilots
Navigation Information Connection



Vessel Traffic Centers (Gulf Coast Only)

VTS Berwick Bay
VTS Houston / Galveston
Lower Mississippi River (New Orleans)
VTS Tampa



PORTS - Physical Oceanographic Real Time System
National Weather Service (Port Arthur)


Federal Agencies

ACOE - Army Corps of Engineers (Galveston) (Galveston District)
ACOE - Army Corps of Engineers (New Orleans) (New Orleans District)
DHS - Department of Homeland Security
FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
NOAA - National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Admin.
MARAD - Maritime Administration
EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
DOT - Department of Transportation



State and Local Agencies

TGLO - Texas General Land Office
TCEQ - Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
GICA - Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association




Federal Register
Code of Federal Regulations
U.S. Code
NVIC - Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular



Miscellaneous Links

IMO - International Maritime Organization
IALA - International Association of Lighthouse Authorities
American Waterway Operators
Wheelhouse Report
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