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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Gulf of Mexico Planner - 041619.pdf    
Gulf of Mexico Sea Fog Forecast_04162019.pdf    



Sabine Pilots advise that two daylight restricted vessels started outbound transit

at 0600/16th.  Three daylight restricted vessels are scheduled for inbound transit

approx 1130/16th.










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))

Feb 12th – 0400 (Pilot service resumed)

Feb 15th – 2359 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Feb 17th – 1330 (Pilot service resumed)

Feb 19th – 1237 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Feb 19th – 1400 (Pilot service resumed)

Feb 19th – 1625 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Feb 20th – 0900 (Pilot service resumed)

Feb 21st – 0820 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Feb 23rd – 1330 (Pilot service resumed)

Feb 27th – 0705 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Feb 27th – 1230 (Pilot service resumed)

Feb 27th – 1430 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Feb 28th – 1830 (Pilot service resumed)

Feb 28th – 2315 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Mar 1st – 0600 (Pilot service resumed)

Mar 1st – 1925 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Mar 2nd – 1200 (Pilot service resumed)

Mar 3rd – 0115 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Mar 3rd – 1330 (Pilot service resumed)

Mar 7th – 1630 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Mar 7th – 2330 (Pilot service resumed)

Mar 9th – 0200 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Mar 9th – 1100 (Pilot service resumed)

Mar 9th – 1900 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Mar 11th – 1400 (Pilot service resumed)

Mar 12th – 0530 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Mar 12th – 1100 (Pilot service resumed)
Mar 12th – 1630 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Mar 13th – 1000 (Pilot service resumed)

Apr 4th – 2156 (Pilot service suspended (fog))

Apr 6th – 1430 (Pilot service resumed)


<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                        0500-1100 Hrs   Approx Transit time “SB” Buoy to Berth – 8hrs

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

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

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Phillips 66                            0500-1200 Hrs

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Motiva PN                           0500-1300 Hrs

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Total                                      0500-1330 Hrs   Approx Transit time “SB” Buoy to Berth – 5.5hrs




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

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Enterprise BMW               0600-1500 Hrs

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

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Phillips 66                            0600-1530 Hrs

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Motiva PN                           0600-1630 Hrs

<span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Total                                      0600-1730 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, April 16, 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.