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CHANNEL OPENED 1000 HRS/16th
CHANNEL REMAINS CLOSED DUE TO SUNKEN SHRIMP BOAT
SB BOUY CLOSED 1240 HRS/14TH
Daily Port Update
Friday, July 25, 2003
Current security level)
RIVER DRAFT:MAX.40FT FW.
AIRDRAFT :MAX. 136FT AT 40FT FW.(THREE BRIDGES)
CONDITIONS :HIGH TIDES: -------
:LOW TIDES : 1923/25th
PLEASE NOTE:TIDAL CONDITIONS HAVE
LITTLE OR NO EFFECT TO DRAFT.
TERMINALS REQUIRING AIRDRAFT RESTRICTION:
PORT OF PORT ARTHUR & BEAUMONT/ATOFINA/HUNTSMAN
MOTIVA-PT NECHES/UNOCAL/OIL TANKING/DUPONT/TEPPCO
EXXONMOBIL REFIN. AND CHEMICAL.
ADVISORIES: The Naval Protection Zone (NVPZ)
The NVPZ provides for the regulation of vessel traffic in the vicinity of
U.S. naval vessels in the navigable waters of the U.S. What does this
mean? This means that all vessels must operate at minimum speed within
500 yards of any U.S. naval vessel and proceed as directed by the
official patrol.The official patrol are the Coast Guard vessels on scene
with flashing blue lights you will see escorting a larger U.S. naval
vessel.The NVPZ also makes it illegal to approach with 100 yards of a
U.S. naval vessel.What do you need to do to if you pass within 100 yards
of a U.S. naval vessel? If you need to pass within 100 yards of a U.S.
naval vessel in order to ensure a safe passage in accordance with the
Navigation Rules, you must contact the U.S. naval vessel or the Coast
Guard escort vessel on VHF-FM channel 16 for permission to pass.
The bottom line is: if you see a large U. S. naval ship being escorted by
smaller Coast Guard boats with flashing blue lights, then stay out of the
way if at all possible! This means they are likely enforcing the NVPZ.
THREE DAYLIGHT VESSELS STARTED INBOUND AT 0500/25TH.
THREE DAYLIGHT VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED TO INBOUND AT
1000/25TH AND TWO DAYLIGHT VESSELS AT 1400/25TH.
NO DAYLIGHT TRAFFIC WILL MOVE OUTBOUND ON THE 25TH.
*SABINE PILOTS DAYLIGHT RESTRICTION TIMES:UPDATED-5/21/03
ExxonMobil 0500-1130 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0500-1200 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0500-1230 Hrs
Unocal 0500-1230 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0500-1330 Hrs
Atofina 0500-1400 Hrs
ExxonMobil 0600-1500 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0600-1530 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0600-1600 Hrs
Unocal 0600-1600 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0600-1700 Hrs
Atofina 0600-1700 Hrs
Atofina Anchorage 0600-1730 Hrs
*WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY-30% CHANCE OF A T-SHOWER.
HIGH OF 91 LOW TONIGHT OF 74.
FORECAST: WINDS- SOUTHEAST 3 TO 15 KNOTS
SEAS 1 TO 3 FT.
Notice posted on Friday, July 25, 2003
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.