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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Monday, April 30, 2012
Priority:Normal
Notice:

PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

THREE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS STARTED INBOUND TRANSIT AT

0500/30TH.  AT THIS TIME, NO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE

SCHEDULED FOR OUTBOUND TRANSIT THE 30TH.

 

MAY 3RD – 6TH THE PORT NECHES RIVERFEST WILL BE TAKING PLACE

NEAR PORT NECHES PARK.  FOLLOWING ARE THE EXPECTED CLOSURE

TIMES:

 

MAY 4TH – 1500-1800

MAY 5TH – 0830-1800 AND 21:00-22:00

MAY 6TH – 0830-1800

 

THE TERMINALS AFFECTED BY THIS WILL BE OILTANKING PORT NECHES,

CHEVRON, SUN, OILTANKING BEAUMONT, MARTIN, EXXONMOBIL AND THE

PORT OF BEAUMONT.

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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. 

          (INBOUND)

ExxonMobil           0500-1130 Hrs

Oil Tanking          0500-1200 Hrs

Sun Terminal         0500-1230 Hrs

Chevron              0500-1230 Hrs

Motiva Pt. Neches    0500-1330 Hrs

Total                0500-1400 Hrs

         (OUTBOUND)

ExxonMobil           0600-1500 Hrs

Oil Tanking          0600-1530 Hrs

Sun Terminal         0600-1600 Hrs

Chevron              0600-1600 Hrs

Motiva Pt. Neches    0600-1700 Hrs

Total                0600-1700 Hrs

Fina Anchorage       0600-1730 Hrs

     

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CHANNEL DRAFT:MAX.40FT FW.

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AIRDRAFT   :MAX. 136FT AT 40FT FW.(THREE BRIDGES)

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TERMINALS REQUIRING AIRDRAFT RESTRICTION:

PORT OF PORT ARTHUR

PABTEX/GLOBAL

PORT OF ORANGE

TOTAL

HUNTSMAN

OILTANKING-PT NECHES

UNOCAL/CHEVRON

OILTANKING-BEAUMONT

DUPONT

TEPPCO

EXXONMOBIL REFIN. AND CHEMICAL.

PORT OF BEAUMONT

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U.S.C.G ADVISORIES:   

YELLOW/ELEVATED - MARSEC 1

USCG – clarification re salvage and marine firefighting

The US Coast Guard issued a clarification regarding its salvage and marine

firefighting requirements for vessel response plans (VRPs) for oil. On

September 3, the agency announced that the Office of Management and Budget

(OMB) had approved the collection of information associated with those

requirements. The announcement also indicated that the requirement would be

enforced beginning September 3. The Coast Guard has now clarified that the

information collection will be enforced as of February 22, 2011, when the

salvage and marine firefighting regulations come into force. 75 Fed. Reg.

55973 (September 15, 2010).

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WEATHER

<span-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">Looks like a warm week ahead with afternoon highs reaching the lower to middle 80s each day.  The normal high for this time of year is 81 so we will be close to normal.  Skies will go from mostly cloudy to partly cloudy everyday with breezy south winds.<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#5A5A5A">

High pressure aloft has kept a lid on the development of any rain.  It will continue to do so during this week with just a slight chance of showers popping up by the weekend.<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#5A5A5A">

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Best Regards,

Andy Collins, Operations Manager

Moran-Gulf Shipping Agencies, Inc.

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Notice posted on Monday, April 30, 2012

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.