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Channel will be closed for today and tonight
Channel is closed to vessel traffic untill further notice
Daily Port Update
Wednesday, August 20, 2003
Current security level)
RIVER DRAFT:MAX.40FT FW.
AIRDRAFT :MAX. 136FT AT 40FT FW.(THREE BRIDGES)
CONDITIONS :HIGH TIDES: --------
:LOW TIDES : 1620/20th
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.
VESSEL TRAFFIC STARTED INBOUND AT 0500/20TH
WITH THREE DAYLIGHT VESSELS AND ONE NONE
DAYLIGHT VESSEL. A FOURTH DAYLIGHT VESSEL WILL
INBOUND 0900-1000/20TH. NO DAYLIGHT VESSELS ARE
SCHEDULED FOR OUTBOUND TRANSIT ON THE 20TH.
*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-40% CHANCE OF A T-SHOWERS.
HIGH OF 95 LOW TONIGHT OF 77.
FORECAST: WINDS- SOUTH/SOUTHEAST 3 TO 14 KNOTS
SEAS 1 TO 3 FT.
MEMORANDUM FOR NAVIGATION INTERESTS
Forecast of Dredging and Marine Construction
PORT ARTHUR CANAL, TAYLORS BAYOU CHANNEL
The dredge “Missouri H” (Mike Hooks) has completed dredging
in the Port Arthur Canal
Junction Area, proceeding south.
SNWW – MIDDLE REACH NECHES RIVER CHANNEL
The pipeline Dredge “Marion” (Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel)
will be performing dredging operations in the Neches River moving north.
Submerged and floating pipelines will extend
behind the dredge to Placement Area No. 18 on the east side
of the channel.
SNWW - SABINE-NECHES CANAL, SECTION B AND SABINE
The pipeline Dredge “Leonard Fisher” will be performing dredging
operations in the Sabine
River moving west. Submerged and floating pipelines will extend
behind the dredge to Placement Area No. 31 on the north side of the
Notice posted on Wednesday, August 20, 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.