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Neches River, United States
Channel restriction for pipeline removal
Wednesday, November 22, 2017, Neches River, United States
Pipeline removal operations will begin on Friday, November 24, 2017 in the vicinity of Enterprise Products (West) and the Maritime Administration cut; approximate position 30 deg. 01’37”N, 094 deg. 01’ 52.4”W.

This operation involves the removal of bottom cover followed by the raising and recovery of a 20-inch steel pipeline.

This operation will restrict traffic to some degree at various stages throughout the operation including an expected 24-48 hour restriction for deep draft traffic during the pipeline removal phase.

24-27 November 17: Mobilize equipment and personnel.
27-28 Nov 17: Pressurize line and mark.
28 Nov – 6 Dec 17: Remove cover from pipeline.
7-11 Dec 17: Remove pipeline.
12-15 Dec 17: Dress site
16-20 Dec 17: Demobilize
NOTE: the schedule may change based on the progress of each phase.

Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur will host a teleconference call on Monday, November 27th at 10:00 a.m. to review the schedule and discuss anticipated restrictions.  Interested parties may call in as follows:
Conference Number: (866) 832-3096Pass Code:   2508368#

This notice will be posted on the HOMEPORT website  If you have any questions, please call MSU Port Arthur at (409) 723-6500.

(For information about operations in the United States contact GAC USA at

Source: United States Coast Guard, Marine Safety Unit – Port Arthur, Texas, Marine Safety Information Bulletin 35-17 dated November 22, 2017

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