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 Port Updates

SubjectDatePriority
CHANNEL CLOSED DUE TO FOG-0400/28TH12/28/2006 Normal
CHANNEL DRAFT BACK TO 40FT FW12/27/2006 Normal
STRONG NORTH WINDS CAUSING LOW WATER/RESTRICTED DRAFT 12/26/2006 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Draft Restriction12/25/2006 Normal
12/22/2006 Normal
12/21/2006 Normal
CHANNEL CLOSED DUE TO FOG-1145/20TH12/20/2006 Normal
CHANNEL CLOSED DUE TO FOG-0200/20TH12/20/2006 Normal
CHANNEL OPEN12/19/2006 Normal
SABINE/NECHES CHANNEL RE-OPEN12/18/2006 Normal
CHANNEL CLOSED DUE TO FOG-2045/17TH12/18/2006 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Closed Due to Fog12/17/2006 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Re-Open12/17/2006 Normal
SABINE / NECHES CHANNEL CLOSED DUE TO FOG.12/16/2006 Normal
SABINE/NECHES CHANNEL RE-OPEN12/16/2006 Normal
CHANNEL REMAINS CLOSED DUE TO FOG-2200/13TH12/15/2006 Normal
CHANNEL CLOSED DUE TO FOG-2200-/13TH12/14/2006 Normal
12/13/2006 Normal
CHANNEL OPEN/1100-12TH12/12/2006 Normal
SABINE / NECHES CHANNEL CLOSED DUE TO FOG.1530/11TH12/12/2006 Normal
CHANNEL CLOSED DUE TO FOG-1530/11TH12/11/2006 Normal
CHANNEL OPEN 1045/11TH12/11/2006 Normal
0115/11TH CHANNEL CLOSED DUE TO DENSE FOG12/11/2006 Normal
12/08/2006 Normal
12/07/2006 Normal
12/06/2006 Normal
12/05/2006 Normal
12/04/2006 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:
Date:Thursday, December 21, 2006
Priority:Normal
Notice:Current security level)
YELLOW/ELEVATED - MARSEC 1

*PILOT
TRAFFIC:
ADVISORIES:

AS OF 0615/21ST PILOT SERVICE TO "SB" BUOY REMAINS SUSPENDED DUE TO FOG
CAUSING ZERO VISIBILITY. PILOT SERVICE TO "29/30"
BUOYS IS AVAILABLE. VESSELS SAILING TO "29/30" ARE SCHEDULED TO START
OUTBOUND AT 0830/21ST.

A DEAD TOW FROM THE PORT OF ORANGE TO THE RESERVE FLEET IS SCHEDULED FOR
0700/26DEC06. EXPECT SOME TRAFFIC DELAYS.


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:0708
SUNSET :1721

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RIVER DRAFT:MAX.40FT FW.
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AIRDRAFT :MAX. 136FT AT 40FT FW.(THREE BRIDGES)
*************************************************
*TIDAL
CONDITIONS:
HIGH TIDES: 1753/21st & 2352/21st
LOW TIDES : 0929/21st & 2131/21st

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

QUOTE
BASED ON THE 11-25-2006 CORPS STUDY THE SABINE PILOTS WILL RESUME
40' FW DRAFT TRANSITS. ALL CONCERNED SHOULD VIEW THE SURVEY FOR
UNDERKEEL CLEARANCE.
DRAFTS WILL BE LIMITED ACCORDING TO FRONTAL WEATHER AND LOW TIDE WHEN
DEEMED NECESSARY. PLEASE DO NOT QUESTION THE SABINE PILOT OFFICE ABOUT
UNDERKEEL CLEARANCES.

REGARDS
SABINE PILOTS

"Unquote"



*WEATHER:

Today...... MOSTLY CLOUDY
HIGH-64 LOW-48

*MARINE
FORECAST:

Winds......W/NW AT 5 TO 16 KNOTS.

Seas.......3 FEET.





Notice posted on Thursday, December 21, 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.