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Rewarding Uncle
Captain Paul, I am a native of Louisiana currently living in Texas. I have a Texas registered 28' boat with twin 300 Verados joystick steering. Want to tow the boat to Venice to take my uncle fishing offhsore for tuna (Thunder Horse, Diana, Hoover coordinates if you have them). I am repaying my uncle for teaching me to fish and taking me whenever I wanted to go. I am familiar with Vermilion Bay and SMI, but not with the Mississippi delta. Can you suggest a marina in Venice to launch and provide caution for navigating the Mississippi passes? I will mark my location as I leave whatever pass you direct me through (pair of Garmin 7612xsv's) on my way out so I can return to same location.

Thank you in advance.

gentle.rain.irrigation@gmail.com
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Hoover ~ Diana is south of Galveston Texas
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Gentle Rain ~

Unless you are going east ward in the gulf from Venice, you would be using South West Pass. It is the main pass to the Mississippi River. Use caution as you will encounter sea going vessels coming and leaving the area. give then a clear berth and you should not be anchored when they pass.

As for the easy part; there are two marinas in Venice that should be able to accommodate your boat and trip. There is even over night stays in cabins, etc.
Check out these:

CYPRESS COVE MARINA 226 CYPRESS COVE, VENICE, LA (504) 534-9289

VENICE MARINA INC 237 SPORTS MARINA, VENICE, LA (504) 534-9357

Thunder Horse is located at or about 28°11.452’ N. Latitude ~ 88° 29.735’W. Longitude. It is in south west corner of Leased Block 778 of the Mississippi Canyon Area.

I am sure what you mean by the Hoover ~ Diana platforms, but the Hoover Diana fields are located in the Gulf of Mexico, 160 miles (258km) south of Galveston. Diana covers several lease blocks, but is largely contained within East Breaks (EB) blocks 945 and 989 (also covering EB 946 and EB 988). Hoover is located in the Alaminos Canyon blocks 25 and 26.
It would be very difficult to travel from Venice La to this area.

Although you did not specifically ask for these platforms, I thought that you may be interested in some of the platforms in the Venice general area.

BULL WINKLE

Shell Platform GC-65 A “BULLWINKLE, ” is located in Green Canyon Leased Block 65 and is at or about 27° 53.068’ N. Latitude ~ 90° 54.155’ W. Longitude. That puts it about 114 Miles at a bearing of 232° magnetic from the entrance of the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River.

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BRUTUS

Although you did not specifically ask for it, the Shell platform BRUTUS
Is located in GREEN CANYON Block # 158 and is at or about 27° 47.742’ N. Latitude ~ 90° 38.824’ W. Longitude

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And, in the same general area

GENESIS

Genesis Spar is located in Green Canyon Leased Block 205 and is at or about 27° 46.761’ N. Latitude ~ 90° 31.093’ W. Longitude

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MARS

~ ”Mars” (Shell-MC-807-A) Located in Leased Block 807 in the Mississippi Canyon, I believe is at or about 28°10.171’ N. lat ~ 89° 13.373’ W. long, it is in over 2800 feet of water. It is about 52 miles from SW pass @ 166° magnetic AND about 57.16 miles at a bearing of 186° Magnetic from Lands End at South Pass. Mars is about 45.5 miles EAST of Thunder Horse at a bearing of 269° (mag).

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THUNDER HORSE

Thunder Horse is located at or about 28°11.452’ N. Latitude ~ 88° 29.735’W. Longitude. It is in south west corner of Leased Block 778 of the Mississippi Canyon Area.

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URSA

~ Ursa is at or about 28° 09.242’ N. Latitude ~ 89° 06.213’ W. Longitude. It is located in Leased block 810 of the Mississippi Canyon Area, about 7.4 miles east of the MARS platform.

Looking North and North west from these two platforms you should find MEDUSA.

MEDUSA

The Murphy Exploration Company’s Medusa Spar platform is in the northern part of Leased Block 582 of the Miss. Canyon. It is ABOUT 34.7 MILES at a bearing of 182° Magnetic from the South West Pass channel GONG Buoy Green # 1. It is about 21.4 miles at a bearing of 318° (mag) from the Mars Platform and about 35 miles at a bearing of 182° (Mag) from the entrance to SOUTHWEST PASS of the Mississippi River.

The MEDUSA platform is at or abouthe MEDUSA platform is at or about 28°23.559’ N. Latitude ~ 89°27.210’ W. Longitude

The only other major platform north of the Mars platform is LENA.

LENA

Lena located in Block 280 of the Mississippi Canyon area. The LEAN platform is at or about 28° 39.775’ N. Latitude ~ 89°09.467’ W. Longitude. It is about 34 miles NNE (07° Mag) from the Mars platform.

Unless otherwise specified, all positions are stated as H,DDD,MM.mmm and were determined using WGS 84 DATUM; All Headings/bearings/courses are in Magnetic Degrees and STATUTE miles.

Captain Paul