Hurricane Harvey Thread?


Hello? Don Jon? …


I have been told that the Higman boats Belle Chase, Sabine Pass, and Sandy Pointe were the ones that sunk. Also one Signet tug that was in dry dock sunk. All crew safe.


Thank You U.S. Coast Guard For Saving Lives - Well Done :medal_military:


Hell thats brand spanking new by my old company’s standards.


I know the feeling. Until 2012 the newest boat is worked on was a few weeks on a tug from the early 1980’s. Most of my time was on boats from the 1970’s.


Signet really has dedicated employees.


Or something …


Tropical Storm Harvey Forecast Discussion


Tropical Storm Harvey Discussion Number 29
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092017
1000 AM CDT Sun Aug 27 2017

Harvey continues to meander over southeastern Texas, where it
is producing catastrophic and life-threatening flooding rainfall.
NWS radars show that bands of deep convection continue to develop
over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico and train over portions of
southeastern Texas, including the Houston/Galveston metropolitan
area. Rainfall amounts greater than 20-25 inches have already been
reported and flash flood emergencies and warnings have been issued
by local National Weather Service offices for a large portion of
southeastern Texas. Additional rainfall amounts of 15 to 25 inches
are expected over the next several days, and the NOAA Weather
Prediction Center is now forecasting isolated storm total amounts of
50 inches. These historic rainfall amounts will exacerbate the
already dire and life-threatening situation.

Surface observations of winds 30-35 kt within a band of convection
over the western Gulf of Mexico and along the coast of Texas support
an initial intensity of 35 kt. The latest track guidance show
Harvey moving slowly southeastward for the next 24 to 36 hours and
the center is likely to move very close to the coast, or even
offshore, between 24-48 hours. After that time, Harvey is expected
to begin a northward motion which should take it inland over eastern
Texas later in the period. Since a large portion of the circulation
is expected to remain over water during the next several days,
Harvey is maintained as a tropical storm through 72 hours. However,
the strongest winds are likely to occur over the Gulf waters.

Key Messages:

  1. Ongoing catastrophic and life-threatening flooding will continue
    across southeastern Texas. Additional rainfall accumulations of 15
    to 25 inches are expected, with isolated storm totals as high as 50
    inches, through Friday. Please heed the advice of local officials.
    Do not attempt to travel if you are in a safe place, and do not
    drive into flooded roadways. Refer to products from your local
    National Weather Service office and the NOAA Weather Prediction
    Center for more information on the flooding hazard. A summary of
    rainfall totals compiled by the Weather Prediction Center can be
    found at:


INIT 27/1500Z 29.0N 97.4W 35 KT 40 MPH
12H 28/0000Z 28.6N 97.3W 35 KT 40 MPH…INLAND
24H 28/1200Z 28.4N 96.8W 35 KT 40 MPH…INLAND
36H 29/0000Z 28.2N 96.3W 35 KT 40 MPH…OVER WATER
48H 29/1200Z 28.2N 96.0W 35 KT 40 MPH…OVER WATER
72H 30/1200Z 29.3N 95.7W 35 KT 40 MPH…INLAND
96H 31/1200Z 30.9N 95.5W 30 KT 35 MPH…INLAND
120H 01/1200Z 32.2N 95.1W 25 KT 30 MPH…INLAND

Forecaster Brown NNNN


What do COLREGS say about traffic signals, overtaking tractors and pickup trucks?


I saw that earlier at what point do the navigation rules get superceeded by the traffic laws? :laughing:

Watching the news it sounds like hundreds have taken it into their own hands to help out those who are stranded by whatever means they can use. Boats, kayaks, farm tractors, deuce and a half trucks, bro-dozers, and jet skies. After all the media driven hate recently it’s nice to see people helping their neighbors.


Normally the authorities are overly tetchy about people doing that, but the flooding is so bad they’ve actually asked the public to help. 911 is overwhelmed.


God bless Texas…


Louisiana too, we’ve got the Cajun Navy headed over here with their flat bottom boats.



Thanks @john for sharing this.


Hunnie won’t say no to taking out the boat this week


There is now an adrift rig in Port Aransas. Do not know if it’s the drillship that broke free during landfall of Harvey, or one of the Semi-Submersiables stacked at Gulf Copper Dock.


With the Houston refineries down (which is about 40% of the nations capacity) will the others be able to take up the slack?

The Philly and New York area refineries will have to run at 100% to make up he slack.

Will this be good for Vane Brothers and the other oil barge companies that have been hurting?


Oil traders already have tanker loads of gasoline coming from Europe.

Irving must be cranking up output. That should be good for tugs.