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 Port Updates

SubjectDatePriority
Sabine Pilot Service Suspended to "SB" & "29/30" Buoys11/30/2006 Normal
Sabine Pilot Service Suspended to "SB" Buoy11/30/2006 Normal
11/30/2006 Normal
11/29/2006 Normal
11/28/2006 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Update11/27/2006 Normal
USCG ADVISOR- LIMITED DRAFT SABINE BANK CHANNEL11/27/2006 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Update11/26/2006 Normal
USCG MISB Sabine/Neches Channel 11/25/2006 Normal
11/22/2006 Normal
11/21/2006 Normal
11/20/2006 Normal
11/17/2006 Normal
11/16/2006 Normal
11/15/2006 Normal
11/14/2006 Normal
11/13/2006 Normal
11/10/2006 Normal
11/09/2006 Normal
11/08/2006 Normal
11/07/2006 Normal
CHANNEL REOPENS-0740/6TH11/06/2006 Normal
CHANNEL OPEN/0740-6TH11/06/2006 Normal
11/06/2006 Normal
11/03/2006 Normal
11/02/2006 Normal
11/01/2006 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:USCG ADVISOR- LIMITED DRAFT SABINE BANK CHANNEL
Date:Monday, November 27, 2006
Priority:Normal
Notice:Current security level)
YELLOW/ELEVATED - MARSEC 1

*PILOT
TRAFFIC:
ADVISORIES:

VESSEL TRAFFIC STARTED INBOUND AT 0500/27TH WITH TWO DAYLIGHT VESSELS.
AT THIS TIME, NO DAYLIGHT VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED FOR OUTBOUND TRANSIT
THE 27TH.



Vessels that meet one of the following
criteria are considered daylight restricted.

85,000 Dead Weight or over
875 ft Length Over All or over
125 ft Beam or over

Please find the following updated daylight restriction times
from the Sabine Pilots for the Sabine/Neches Channel.


AS PER THE SABINE PILOTS,
STARTING OCTOBER.29, 2006

(INBOUND)

ExxonMobil 0500-0930 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0500-1000 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0500-1030 Hrs
Unocal 0500-1030 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0500-1130 Hrs
Total 0500-1200 Hrs

(OUTBOUND)

ExxonMobil 0600-1300 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0600-1330 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0600-1400 Hrs
Unocal 0600-1400 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0600-1500 Hrs
Total 0600-1500 Hrs
Fina Anchorage 0600-1530 Hrs



SUNRISE:0650
SUNSET :1715

***********************
RIVER DRAFT:MAX.40FT FW.
***********************
AIRDRAFT :MAX. 136FT AT 40FT FW.(THREE BRIDGES)
*************************************************
*TIDAL
CONDITIONS:
HIGH TIDES: 2005/27th
LOW TIDES : 1353/27th

PLEASE NOTE:TIDAL CONDITIONS HAVE
LITTLE OR NO EFFECT TO DRAFT.

***
TERMINALS REQUIRING AIRDRAFT RESTRICTION:

PORT OF PORT ARTHUR
PABTEX/GLOBAL
PORT OF ORANGE
TOTAL
HUNTSMAN
MOTIVA-PT NECHES
UNOCAL/CHEVRON
OIL TANKING
DUPONT
TEPPCO
EXXONMOBIL REFIN. AND CHEMICAL.
PORT OF BEAUMONT


***

*U.S.C.G
ADVISORIES:
YELLOW/ELEVATED - MARSEC 1

Update from 25Nov06

The USCG MSO Port Arthur has issued the following MSIB 40-06 regarding
shoaling around buoys 17 & 18 in the Sabine Bank Channel.

"Quote"

On November 23, 2006, two tanker reported touching bottom in Sabine Bank
Channel in the vicinity of Lighted Buoys 17 and 18. The reported shoaling
is approximately 400 yards north of the gated buoys in approximate
position 29-31.85W 093-43.4W. The drafts of the vessels were 37' 9" and
39' 1".

Mariners are advised to use due caution while transiting this area. The
Sabine Pilot are advising masters of the vessels with drafts over 37 feet
of the risks associated with navigating this area. The Army Corps of
Engineers will survey this area as soon as possible.

This notice will be posted on the HOMEPORT website
http://homeport.uscg.mil. If you have any questions, please call MSU Port
Arthur at (409) 723-6500.

"Unquote"

Update from 26Nov06

Further to my message from yesterday, the Army Corp of Engineers has not
yet issued a statement regarding the condition of the Channel near Buoys
17 & 18. As per the USCG, they expect to have updated information after
0900 hrs 27Nov06.

As per the Sabine Pilots, the Channel is not closed to vessels drafting
more than 37ft fw. Vessels with drafts deeper than 37ft fw are being
advised of the conditions and the decision regarding transit is left to
the master's discretion.



*WEATHER:

Today......PARTLY SUNNY - HIGH 75 LOW 62

*MARINE
FORECAST:

Winds......SOUTHEAST AT 10 KNOTS.

Seas.......3 FEET.

Notice posted on Monday, November 27, 2006

Disclaimer
For quality assurance purposes please note well that while the above information is regularly vetted for accuracy it is not intended to replace the local knowledge or expertise pertaining to port conditions of our marine operations personnel. Port précis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.