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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Priority:Normal
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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">The Sabine Pilots advise that two<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> daylight restricted vessels started

outbound transit 0600/27th.<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">  At this time, no daylight restricted<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"> vessels<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">

a<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">re scheduled for inbound transit the 27th<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">.

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Vessels that meet one of the following

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">criteria are considered daylight restricted.

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">85,000 Dead Weight or over

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">875 ft Length Over All or over

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">125 ft Beam or over

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Please find the following updated daylight restriction times

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">from the Sabine Pilots for the Sabine/Neches Channel. 

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">          (INBOUND)

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif""> 

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">ExxonMobil                 0500-1100 Hrs

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">OTI Beaumont            0500-1130 Hrs

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Sun Terminal              0500-1200 Hrs

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">P66                              0500-1200 Hrs

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Motiva Pt. Neches      0500-1300 Hrs

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Total                            0500-1330 Hrs

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">         (OUTBOUND)

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">ExxonMobil                 0600-1430 Hrs

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">OTI Beaumont            0600-1500 Hrs

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Sun Terminal              0600-1530 Hrs

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">P66                              0600-1530 Hrs

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Motiva Pt. Neches      0600-1630 Hrs

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Total                            0600-1630 Hrs

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">Fina Anchorage          0600-1700 Hrs

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">CHANNEL DRAFT:MAX.40FT FW.

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">AIRDRAFT   :MAX. 136FT AT 40FT FW.(THREE BRIDGES)

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TERMINALS REQUIRING AIRDRAFT RESTRICTION:<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">

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<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">PORT OF PORT ARTHUR

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">PABTEX/GLOBAL

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">PORT OF ORANGE

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">TOTAL

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">HUNTSMAN

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">ENTERPRISE EAST

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">MOTIVA-PT NECHES

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">P66

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">ENTERPRISE BMW

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">DUPONT

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">BEAUMONT MARINE TERMINAL EAST (ENTERPRISE)

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">EXXONMOBIL REFIN. AND CHEMICAL.

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">PORT OF BEAUMONT

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U.S.C.G ADVISORIES:<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">

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Marine Safety Information Bulletin

05-16

April 21, 2016

Scheduled Channel Closure

Neches River, Port Neches, TX

PORT NECHES RIVERFEST, an annual event sponsored by the Port Neches Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled to be held on Friday, April 29th through Sunday, May 1st, 2016.  Some RIVERFEST events will take place on the Neches River in the vicinity of Port Neches Park, including boat races and a fireworks display.

As a result, during the event, the Coast Guard will enforce Special Local Regulations adjacent to Port Neches Park in Port Neches, Texas.  Specifically, vessels MAY NOT enter or remain in the affected portion of the Neches River, bound on the west by 3000’00” N (near the Harrison Refinery Dock) and on the east by 9356’00” W (near FINA upper anchorage), during the boat races.  Additionally, the Coast Guard will enforce a 500-yard safety zone around the launch barge during the scheduled fireworks display on Saturday, April 30th, 2016.

The Coast Guard and other law enforcement agencies will enforce these regulations during the following times:

April 29, 2016:            2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

April 30, 2016:            8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

                           8:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. (Fireworks Display)

May 1, 2016:         8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. 

Breaks during race events have been scheduled to allow shallow draft traffic to pass.  Vessels desiring to transit through this area may contact Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Port Arthur on channel 65A or 13 VHF-FM or the on-scene Coast Guard vessel on channel 13 or 16 VHF-FM.

 

This notice will be posted on the Coast Guard’s HOMEPORT website at http://homeport.uscg.mil and the VTS website at www.uscg.mil/d8/vtsportarthur.  If you have any questions regarding this notice, please call VTS Port Arthur at (409) 719-5070.

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CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION INFO<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">

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WEATHER:<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">

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Synopsis......A good coverage of showers and thunderstorms can be expected Wednesday morning as an upper level disturbance moves through the area. Drier air will take over Wednesday night into Thursday with no rain expected.

Lakes Area Forecast

Tonight..........Mostly cloudy skies with a 20% coverage of showers. Lows near 70. Winds southeasterly at 5-15 mph.

Wednesday.........An 80 percent coverage of morning showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80's. Winds mostly variable in direction at 5-18 mph.

Triangle Forecast

Tonight........Mostly cloudy skies with a 20% coverage of showers. Lows in the lower 70's. Winds southeast 5-10 mph.

Wednesday........Mostly cloudy skies with an 80 percent coverage of morning showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80's. Winds southeast to south at 10-15 mph.

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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.