Harbor Master Office

The Harbor Master Office (HMO) is the communication hub of the Port of Brownsville. The office is in charge of marine dispatching and port police dispatching. Under marine dispatching, the HMO schedules vessel arrivals and departures, assigns berths and communicates with the Brazos Santiago Pilots Association, harbor tug captains, vessel agents, line handlers, terminals and stevedores. The HMO includes cargo facility inspectors who oversee cargo inventory and report damages around the port. The office is also in charge of operating the port’s two mobile harbor cranes.

Contact the Dispatchers

Vessels can contact the dispatchers in the HMO at (956) 831-8256 or on Marine VHF Radio Channel 16, 24/7, 365 days a year.

Other contacts:

Brazos Santiago Pilots Association: (956) 943-3680

Signet Marine: (956) 838-6800

Brownsville Mooring: (956)551-4735

M&M Mooring Services: (956) 831-4435