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 Daily Port Update

Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update ***PILOT SERVICE SUSPENDED - FOG***
Date:Monday, February 11, 2019
Gulf of Mexico Planner - 021119.pdf    
Gulf of Mexico Sea Fog Forecast_02112019.pdf    



Sabine Pilots suspended service at 2220/Feb 10th due to dense fog and remains suspended.

Traffic is expected to move outbound when the fog clears.










Info attached.










Closure Times





Jan 17th – 0825 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Jan 17th – 1100 (Pilot service resumed)

Jan 17th – 1425 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Jan 17th – 1930 (Pilot service resumed)

Jan 18th – 0200 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Jan 18th – 2000 (Pilot service resumed)

Jan 19th – 1255 (Pilot service suspended to SB and 29/30 Buoys (high winds))

Jan 20th – 0700 (Pilot service resumed)

Jan 29th – 0030 (Pilot service suspended to SB and 29/30 Buoys (high winds))

Jan 29th – 1300 (Pilot service resumed)

Feb 1st – 0500 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Feb 1st – 1500 (Pilot service resumed)

Feb 2nd – 0133 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Feb 7th – 1300 (Pilot service resumed)

Feb 10th – 2220 (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 Monday, February 11, 2019

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.