TGCC Chapter Meeting August 2015
A Complex System of Systems
Experience an unforgettable waterborne voyage through one of the busiest ports in the world aboard the Port of Houston Authority's tour boat!
(Boat Tour is free for all attendees, Light dinner is free for INCOSE members and $15 for their guest)
For 100 years, the Port of Houston has played an integral role economically and practically to the growth of the greater Houston region, the state, and the nation. It supplies the city and surrounding areas with essential goods and economic benefits.
This 90-minute tour aboard the M/V Sam Houston will focus on the Port as a complex systems of systems, integrating communications, safety, security, scheduling, while maintaining throughput to support commercial priorities. This family friendly event includes a light dinner.
Named for the legendary military commander who led the fight for Texas independence from Mexico and later statehood, the M/V Sam Houston offers free leisurely 90-minute round-trip cruises along the Houston Ship Channel. Individuals and groups are invited to learn about the port through this enjoyable tour.
Embarking from the port's Sam Houston Pavilion, visiting sightseers aboard the M/V Sam Houston can enjoy passing views of international cargo vessels, and operations at the port's Turning Basin Terminal. The 95-ft. vessel holds up to 90 passengers and features air-conditioned lounge seating as well as standing room outside on the boat's deck. Here is a preview of some of the things you might see on your tour.
The M/V Sam Houston has been operating as the Port of Houston's public tour vessel since its first voyage on July 30, 1958. In 2010, the vessel received new low-emission fuel engines and a new generator. The environmental upgrades were made possible through grants from the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding through EPA's National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program.
This event is FREE for all attendees. Light Dinner is free for INCOSE members, with a charge of $15* for family and non-members. If you plan to attend, Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 19th. For more information, contact Robert McAfoos 281-244-7533
*Payable by cash or check to “TGCC” before boarding.