|Date:||Wednesday, February 12, 2003|
RIVER DRAFT:MAX.40FT FW.
AIRDRAFT :MAX. 136FT AT 40FT FW.(THREE BRIDGES)
CONDITIONS :HIGH TIDES: 1510/12
:LOW TIDES: -------
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.
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.
ADVISORIES: VESSEL TRAFFIC STARTED INBOUND AT 0500
WITH THE FIRST OF TWO WAVES OF 4 DAYLIGHT VESSELS.
THE SECOND WAVE OF 4 WILL START IN AT 1000 HRS.
THERE WILL BE NO OUTBOUND DAYLIGHT VESSELS TODAY/12.
(PLEASE NOTE DRAFT CHANGE FOR TEXAS ISLAND)
(TURNING BASIN. 35'00" FW. TO MOTIVA-PTA/PREMCOR.
(SHOULD BE COMPLETE BY THE END OF MARCH.)
SABINE PILOTS DAYLIGHT
ExxonMobil 0500-0930 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0500-1000 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0500-1030 Hrs
Unocal 0500-1030 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0500-1130 Hrs
Atofina 0500-1200 Hrs
ExxonMobil 0600-1300 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0600-1330 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0600-1400 Hrs
Unocal 0600-1400 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0600-1500 Hrs
Atofina 0600-1500 Hrs
Atofina Anchorage 0600-1530 Hrs
WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A HIGH OF 67 LOW TONIGHT OF 50.
FORECAST: WINDS SE 3 TO 16 KNOTS.
SEAS 2-4 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
SNWW – OUTER BAR CHANNEL
The hopper dredge “B.E. Lindholm” (Weeks) has completed dredging
in the Outer Bar Channel.
|Notice posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2003|
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.