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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***PILOT SERVICE SUSPENDED - SB BUOY***
Date:Monday, November 12, 2018

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES


<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Sabine Pilots suspended service to SB Buoy at 1600/12th due to high winds/seas. Seas are currently

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">running 6-7ft and building.  Off-shore sea conditions are deteriorating rapidly and the pilots expect to

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">suspended service to 29/30 buoy later this evening.



<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">U.S.C.G ADVISORIES:








Gale Warning URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE         National Weather Service Lake Charles LA        356 PM CST Mon Nov 12 2018       ...A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THIS AFTERNOON. A GALE      WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING...      .A strong cold front will advance across the northwest Gulf of         Mexico this through evening, with strong northerly winds and   rapidly building seas to follow its passage.    Coastal waters from Cameron LA to High Island TX out 20 NM-    Coastal waters from Intracoastal City to Cameron LA out 20 NM-         Coastal waters from Lower Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City       LA out 20 NM-    Waters from Cameron LA to High Island TX from 20 to 60 NM-     Waters from  Intracoastal City to Cameron LA from 20 to 60 NM-         Waters from Lower Atchafalaya River to Intracoastal City LA from       20 to 60 NM-     356 PM CST Mon Nov 12 2018       ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS   EVENING...       ...GALE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST TUESDAY...    * WINDS...North Winds 20 to 25 knots this afternoon increasing to        25 to 30 knots with frequent gusts to 40 knots this evening.         * WAVES/SEAS...Seas 3 to 5 feet near shore. 6 to 10 feet         offshore.      PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...   A Gale Warning means winds of 34 to 47 knots are imminent or   occurring. Operating a vessel in gale conditions requires      experience and properly equipped vessels. It is highly         recommended that mariners without the proper experience seek safe      harbor prior to the onset of gale conditions.   A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots        are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft.      Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller    

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<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION INFO






<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Closure Times





<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Jan 1st – 1400 (Reduced channel draft 38ft 06in) North winds

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Jan 2nd – 1400 (Draft restriction lifted)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Jan 7th – 1905 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Jan 8th – 0430 (Pilot service resumed)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Jan 10th – 0130 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Jan 10th – 0930 (Pilot service resumed)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Jan 10th – 1333 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Jan 11th – 1200 (Pilot service resumed)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Jan 12th – 0001 (Pilot service suspended to SB Buoy (high winds/seas))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Jan 12th – 1030 (Pilot service resumed to SB Buoy)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Jan 16th – 1000 (Pilot service suspended (high winds/seas))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Jan 17th – 1200 (Pilot service resumed)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Jan 21st – 0340 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Jan 22nd – 0700 (Pilot service resumed)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Jan 27th – 1400 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Jan 28th – 1200 (Pilot service resumed)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Feb 3rd – 2230 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Feb 4th – 1030 (Pilot service resumed)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Feb 5th – 2230 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Feb 7th – 0930 (Pilot service resumed)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Feb 9th – 1810 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Feb 11th – 1230 (Pilot service resumed)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Feb 14th – 0134 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Feb 16th - 1300 (Pilot service resumed outbound only with limited draft movements of 33ft)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Feb 16th - 1900 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Feb 19th – 0700 (Pilot service resumed)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Feb 20th – 0150 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Feb 20th – 1030 (Pilot service resumed)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Feb 20th – 2018 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Feb 21st – 1100 (Pilot service resumed)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Feb 21st – 1940 (Pilot service suspended to SB Buoy (fog))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Feb 21st – 2225 (Pilot service suspended to 29/30 Buoy (fog))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Feb 22nd – 1100 (Pilot service resumed)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Feb 22nd – 1830 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Feb 24th – 0030 (Pilot service resumed)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Feb 27th – 1630 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Feb 28th – 0200 (Pilot service resumed)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Mar 17th – 0320 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Mar 17th – 1730 (Pilot service resumed)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Mar 18th – 1815 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Mar 19th – 1300 (Pilot service resumed)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Apr 14th – 0525 (Pilot service suspended (high winds/seas)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Apr 14th – 1000 (Pilot service resumed)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Jun 17th - 1249 (Pilot service suspended at SB Buoy (high winds/seas))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Jun 17th - 1519 (Pilot service suspended at 29/30 Buoy (high winds/seas)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Jun 19th – 1730 (Pilot service resumed)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Sept 5th – 0040 (Traffic suspended (dredge pipe in channel at Sabine Pass))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Sept 5th – 0930 (Traffic resumed)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Sept 5th – 1800 (USCG issued draft restriction of 32ft due to missing dredge pipe)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Sept 6th – 2215 (USCG adjust the draft restriction to 37ft)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Sept 7th – 1515 (USCG lifts draft restriction)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Sept 21st – 0800 (Traffic suspended for removal of sunken dredge pipe)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Sept 21st – 1600 (Traffic resumed)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Oct 19th – 2300 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Oct 20th – 0900 (Pilot service resumed)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Nov 1st – 0100 (Pilot service suspended (high winds/seas))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Nov 1st – 0600 (Pilot service resumed)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Nov 4th – 1045 (Pilot service suspended at SB Buoy (high winds/seas))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Nov 4th – 1845 (Pilot service resumed to SB Buoy)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Nov 6th – 0500 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Nov 6th – 1200 (Pilot service resumed)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Nov 7th – 0100 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Nov 7th – 1230 (Pilot service resumed)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Nov 9th – 0040 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Nov 9th – 0800 (Pilot service resumed)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Nov 9th – 0826 (Pilot service suspended at SB Buoy (high winds/seas))

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Nov 10th – 1230 (Pilot service resumed)

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Nov 12th – 1600 (Pilot service suspended at SB Buoy (high winds/seas))


<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">•           Vessels 85,000 DWT or over, 875 FT LOA or over or 125FT beam or over will transit during daylight hours only above Texaco Island. Only         one(1) of the limitations has to be met to restrict a vessel.

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">•           Daylight Restriction times are based on the daylight hours and are adjusted according to sun rise/sun set.  Current times as follows, the           terminals shown are the ones that handle Aframax size vessels which are typically daylight restricted.




<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">ExxonMobil                  0500-1030 Hrs Approx Transit time “SB” Buoy to Berth – 8hrs

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Enterprise BMW            0500-1100 Hrs

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Sun Terminal                 0500-1130 Hrs

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Phillips 66                     0500-1130 Hrs

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Motiva PN                     0500-1230 Hrs

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Total                             0500-1300 Hrs Approx Transit time “SB” Buoy to Berth – 5.5hrs




<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">ExxonMobil                  0600-1400 Hrs

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Enterprise BMW            0600-1430 Hrs

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Sun Terminal                 0600-1500 Hrs

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Phillips 66                     0600-1500 Hrs

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Motiva PN                     0600-1600 Hrs

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Total                             0600-1630 Hrs


<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">•       Vessels with the combined beam of one-half the width of the channel will not meet/pass day or night.

<span-family:"Arial",sans-serif">•       Any vessel that meets or exceeds either or both 860FT LOA or 120FT beam will require two pilots.





Notice posted on Monday, November 12, 2018

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.