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Oversize Tow Permit Requests for mm 319.5 - 441

These requests are managed by the Sector Houston-Galveston Command Center and require 4 hours advance notice for consideration.  If unable to meet the 4 hour requirement, please contact the Command Center at 713-671-5113. 

 For other areas please use the following:

MM20 – MM117 call MSU Morgan City at 985-380-5370
MM117 – MM319 call MSU Port Arthur 409-723-6500
MM441.5 – MM665 call Sector Corpus Christi 361-939-6393

From ICW mile marker:

To ICW mile marker:

Name of Requestor:

Call back phone number:

Email :

Vessel owner:


Office phone:

Vessel name:

Official number:

Dimensions (in feet) overall including towing vessel:
    Length:         Width:

Number of loaded barges:

Are loaded barges red flag?

Number of empty barges:

Breaking Horsepower:

Can the tow be broken down?

33 CFR 162.75(b)(5)(i) states: On waterways 150 feet wide or less, tows which are longer than 1,180 feet, including the towing vessel, but excluding the length of the hawser, or wider than one-half of the bottom width of the channel or 55 feet, whichever is less will not be allowed, except when the District Commander has given special permission or the waterway has been exempted from these restrictions by the District Commander. Before entering any narrow section of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, tows in excess of one-half the channel width, or 55 feet, will be required to stand by until tows which are less than one-half the channel width or 55 feet wide have cleared the channel. When passing is necessary in narrow channels, overwide tows shall yield to the maximum. 

I acknowledge that I have read the above statement and will comply:         


Please print a copy of this page now for your records. Submitting this form will send this information to the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston Command Center.



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