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 Port Updates

Sabine/Neches Daily Update 12/31/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***CHANNEL CLOSED DUE TO FOG***12/28/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***CHANNEL CLOSED DUE TO FOG***12/27/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***CHANNEL CLOSED DUE TO FOG***12/27/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***CHANNEL OPEN***12/26/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***CHANNEL OPEN***12/25/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***CHANNEL OPEN***12/24/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***CHANNEL OPEN***12/23/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***CHANNEL OPEN***12/20/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***CHANNEL OPEN***12/19/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***CHANNEL OPEN***12/18/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***PILOT SERVICE SCHEDULED TO RESUME***12/17/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***PILOT SERVICE SUSPENDED- HIGH WINDS/SEAS***12/17/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***PILOT SERVICE SUSPENDED- HIGH WINDS/SEAS***12/16/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***PILOT SERVICE RESUMED***12/16/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***PILOT SERVICE SUSPENDED - FOG***12/16/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***CHANNEL OPEN***12/15/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***PILOT SERVICE SUSPENDED- FOG***12/13/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***CHANNEL OPEN***12/13/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***CHANNEL OPEN***12/12/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***CHANNEL OPEN***12/11/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***PILOT SERVICE SUSPENDED- HIGH WINDS/ROUGH SEAS***12/10/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***CHANNEL OPEN***12/10/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***PILOT SERVICE SUSPENDED- FOG***12/09/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***CHANNEL OPEN***12/09/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***CHANNEL OPEN***12/06/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***CHANNEL OPEN***12/05/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***CHANNEL OPEN***12/04/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***CHANNEL OPEN***12/03/2019 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***CHANNEL OPEN***12/02/2019 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***PILOT SERVICE SUSPENDED - FOG***
Date:Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Gulf of Mexico Planner - 122518.pdf    
Seafog Outlook_12252018.pdf    



The Sabine Pilots advise that pilot service was suspended at 1915/24th due to dense fog and

remains suspended at this time.  Depending when the fog clears will determine how traffic

will move.  Most likely, outbound first.











Info attached.










Closure Times





Jan 1st – 1400 (Reduced channel draft 38ft 06in) North winds

Jan 2nd – 1400 (Draft restriction lifted)

Jan 7th – 1905 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Jan 8th – 0430 (Pilot service resumed)

Jan 10th – 0130 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Jan 10th – 0930 (Pilot service resumed)

Jan 10th – 1333 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Jan 11th – 1200 (Pilot service resumed)

Jan 12th – 0001 (Pilot service suspended to SB Buoy (high winds/seas))

Jan 12th – 1030 (Pilot service resumed to SB Buoy)

Jan 16th – 1000 (Pilot service suspended (high winds/seas))

Jan 17th – 1200 (Pilot service resumed)

Jan 21st – 0340 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Jan 22nd – 0700 (Pilot service resumed)

Jan 27th – 1400 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Jan 28th – 1200 (Pilot service resumed)

Feb 3rd – 2230 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Feb 4th – 1030 (Pilot service resumed)

Feb 5th – 2230 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Feb 7th – 0930 (Pilot service resumed)

Feb 9th – 1810 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Feb 11th – 1230 (Pilot service resumed)

Feb 14th – 0134 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Feb 16th - 1300 (Pilot service resumed outbound only with limited draft movements of 33ft)

Feb 16th - 1900 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Feb 19th – 0700 (Pilot service resumed)

Feb 20th – 0150 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Feb 20th – 1030 (Pilot service resumed)

Feb 20th – 2018 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Feb 21st – 1100 (Pilot service resumed)

Feb 21st – 1940 (Pilot service suspended to SB Buoy (fog))

Feb 21st – 2225 (Pilot service suspended to 29/30 Buoy (fog))

Feb 22nd – 1100 (Pilot service resumed)

Feb 22nd – 1830 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Feb 24th – 0030 (Pilot service resumed)

Feb 27th – 1630 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Feb 28th – 0200 (Pilot service resumed)

Mar 17th – 0320 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Mar 17th – 1730 (Pilot service resumed)

Mar 18th – 1815 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Mar 19th – 1300 (Pilot service resumed)

Apr 14th – 0525 (Pilot service suspended (high winds/seas)

Apr 14th – 1000 (Pilot service resumed)

Jun 17th - 1249 (Pilot service suspended at SB Buoy (high winds/seas))

Jun 17th - 1519 (Pilot service suspended at 29/30 Buoy (high winds/seas)

Jun 19th – 1730 (Pilot service resumed)

Sept 5th – 0040 (Traffic suspended (dredge pipe in channel at Sabine Pass))

Sept 5th – 0930 (Traffic resumed)

Sept 5th – 1800 (USCG issued draft restriction of 32ft due to missing dredge pipe)

Sept 6th – 2215 (USCG adjust the draft restriction to 37ft)

Sept 7th – 1515 (USCG lifts draft restriction)

Sept 21st – 0800 (Traffic suspended for removal of sunken dredge pipe)

Sept 21st – 1600 (Traffic resumed)

Oct 19th – 2300 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Oct 20th – 0900 (Pilot service resumed)

Nov 1st – 0100 (Pilot service suspended (high winds/seas))

Nov 1st – 0600 (Pilot service resumed)

Nov 4th – 1045 (Pilot service suspended at SB Buoy (high winds/seas))

Nov 4th – 1845 (Pilot service resumed to SB Buoy)

Nov 6th – 0500 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Nov 6th – 1200 (Pilot service resumed)

Nov 7th – 0100 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Nov 7th – 1230 (Pilot service resumed)

Nov 9th – 0040 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Nov 9th – 0800 (Pilot service resumed)

Nov 9th – 0826 (Pilot service suspended at SB Buoy (high winds/seas))

Nov 10th – 1230 (Pilot service resumed)

Nov 12th – 1600 (Pilot service suspended at SB Buoy (high winds/seas))

Nov 14th – 0600 (Pilot service resumed to SB Buoy)

Nov 19th – 0130 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Nov 19th – 1030 (Pilot service resumed)

Nov 23rd – 1650 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Nov 24th – 1130 (Pilot service resumed)

Nov 24th – 1530 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Nov 24th – 2030 (Pilot service resumed)

Nov 25th – 0530 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Nov 25th – 1330 (Plot service resumed)

Dec 1st – 0055 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Dec 1st – 1100 (Pilot service resumed)

Dec 8th – 0200 (Pilot service suspended to SB Buoy (high winds/seas))

Dec 8th – 0700 (Pilot service resumed to SB  Buoy)

Dec 14th – 0001 (Pilot service suspended at 29/30 & SB Buoy (high winds/seas))

Dec 15th – 0500 (Pilot service resumed)

Dec 18th – 0035 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Dec 18th – 1100 (Pilot service resumed)

Dec 19th – 1649 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Dec 20th – 0200  (Pilot service resumed)

Dec 20th – 1535 (Pilot service suspended to 28/30 and SB Buoy (high winds/seas))

Dec 21st – 1200 (Pilot service resumed)

Dec 23rd – 0600  (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Dec 23rd – 1200 (Pilot service resumed)

Dec 24th – 1915 (Pilot service suspended (fog))


<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">General Channel Restrictions/Info


<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Max Safe Draft 40ft FW <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Air Draft above Valero Terminal – Less than 136ft for passing 3 fixed bridges <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">800ft wide channel from 29/30 Buoy to Texaco Island <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">400ft wide channel from Texas Island to Port of Beaumont <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">“SB” Buoy is located at Lat. 29-25N Lon. 93-40W Navigational Charts NOAA 11341, 11342 & 11343 cover the entire waterway<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;color:black">Sabine Pilots <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">


<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Sabine Pilot Restrictions


<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",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-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",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-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">ExxonMobil                        0500-0930 Hrs   Approx Transit time “SB” Buoy to Berth – 8hrs

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Enterprise BMW               0500-1000 Hrs

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Sun Terminal                      0500-1030 Hrs

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Phillips 66                            0500-1030 Hrs

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Motiva PN                           0500-1130 Hrs

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Total                                      0500-1200 Hrs   Approx Transit time “SB” Buoy to Berth – 5.5hrs




<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">ExxonMobil                        0600-1230 Hrs

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Enterprise BMW               0600-1300 Hrs

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Sun Terminal                      0600-1330 Hrs

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Phillips 66                            0600-1330 Hrs

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Motiva PN                           0600-1430 Hrs

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


<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Vessels with the combined beam of one-half the width of the channel will not meet/pass day or night. <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Any vessel that meets or exceeds either or both 860FT LOA or 120FT beam will require two pilots.


<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif;background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow">Vessels that do not exceed the above size restrictions can transit day or night consistent with other port traffic movements. Vessels that are daylight restricted will generally have priority to move before non-daylight restricted vessels.<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">


Notice posted on Tuesday, December 25, 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.