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Subject:PORT UPDATE-PORT ARTHUR/BEAUMONT
Date:Friday, January 31, 2003
Priority:Normal
Notice:SUNRISE:0707
SUNSET :1752

RIVER DRAFT:MAX.40FT FW.

AIRDRAFT :MAX. 136FT AT 40FT FW.(THREE BRIDGES)

TIDAL
CONDITIONS :HIGH TIDES: 1701/31
:LOW TIDES: 0813/31 & 2117/31
PLEASE NOTE:TIDAL CONDITIONS HAVE LITTLE
OR NO EFFECT TO DRAFT.

TERMINALS REQUIRING AIRDRAFT RESTRICTION:
PORT OF PORT ARTHUR & BEAUMONT/ATOFINA/HUNTSMAN
MOTIVA-PT NECHES/UNOCAL/OIL TANKING/DUPONT/TEPPCO
EXXONMOBIL REFIN. AND CHEMICAL.

U.S.C.G
ADVISORIES: The Naval Protection Zone (NVPZ)

The NVPZ provides for the regulation of vessel traffic in the vicinity of
U.S. naval vessels in the navigable waters of the U.S. What does this
mean?
This means that all vessels must operate at minimum speed within 500 yards
of any U.S. naval vessel and proceed as directed by the official patrol.
The official patrol are the Coast Guard vessels on scene with flashing
blue
lights you will see escorting a larger U.S. naval vessel. The NVPZ also
makes it illegal to approach with 100 yards of a U.S. naval vessel. What
do
you need to do to if you pass within 100 yards of a U.S. naval vessel? If
you need to pass within 100 yards of a U.S. naval vessel in order to
ensure
a safe passage in accordance with the Navigation Rules, you must contact
the
U.S. naval vessel or the Coast Guard escort vessel on VHF-FM channel 16
for
permission to pass.

The bottom line is: if you see a large U. S. naval ship being escorted by
smaller Coast Guard boats with flashing blue lights, then stay out of the
way if at all possible! This means they are likely enforcing the NVPZ.

PILOT
ADVISORIES: PILOTS STARTED INBOUND AT 0500/31st WITH TWO
DAYLIGHT VESSELS AND ONE OUTBOUND DAYLIGHT
VESSELS THIS AFTERNOON/31st.

WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A HIGH OF 68 LOW TONIGHT OF 47.

MARINE
FORECAST: WINDS WILL BECOME NE/SW 2-12 KNOTS.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FEET.

Forecast of Dredging and Marine Construction:

SAFETY BROADCAST NOTICE TO MARINERS
TEXAS - SABINE LAKE
1. QUOTE: BEGINNING 13 JAN 03 THERE WILL BE DREDGING OPERATIONS IN
THE ENTRANCE CHANNEL TO PLEASURE ISLAND MARINA 7 DAYS A WEEK 24 HOURS
A DAY. ALL MARINERS ARE REQUESTED TO USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN
TRANSITING THIS AREA AND TO CONTACT THE DREDGE ON CHANNEL 13 AND 16
FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON SAFE PASSAGE. UNQUOTE.
2. CONTINUE BNTM UNTIL CANCELLED. EXPECTED DURATION 30 DAYS.
CESWG-OD-N 06January, 2003

MEMORANDUM FOR NAVIGATION INTERESTS

SUBJECT: Forecast of Dredging and Marine Construction
PORT ARTHUR CANAL, TAYLORS BAYOU CHANNEL
The dredge “Missouri H” (Mike Hooks), has completed dredging in the
Port Arthur Canal Junction Area, proceeding south.

SNWW - SABINE-NECHES CANAL
The pipeline Dredge “Marion” (Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel)
will be performing dredging operations in the Sabine-Neches Canal Area,
moving north. Submerged and floating pipelines will extend behind the
dredge to Placement Area No. 12 on the west side of the
channel.

SNWW – OUTER BAR CHANNEL
The hopper dredge “B.E. Lindholm” (Weeks) has completed dredging
in the Outer Bar Channel.

Notice posted on Friday, January 31, 2003

Disclaimer
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.