Stay Safe
On The W

  • Maintain a lookout in the pilothouse at all times. Look and listen. Watch out for the risk of collision.

  • Stay to the right side of the channel when leaving and entering the port. Do not impede large vessels.

  • Do not fish in the ship channel when large vessels are near.

  • Five short blasts on the horn or whistle mean “DANGER OF COLLISION”. If you hear this, look for other vessels.

  • Listen to VHF channel 16 at all times. Listen to VHF channel 13 when entering or leaving port.

  • Shrimpers need to raise their outriggers once they get inside the jetties. Created in Partnership with the Southeast Texas Waterway Advisory Council TAMU-SG-21-515