Coast Guard assists after shing vessel capsizes
The Coast Guard assisted in the rescue of four crewmembers from a shing vessel after it capsized near Sabine Pass on Tuesday morning. Eighth Coast Guard District watchstanders in New Orleans received an emergency position indicating radio beacon signal from the 65-foot shing vessel Captain M&M, which provided an approximate location of the vessel, and launched an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew. Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders launched a Station Sabine 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boat crew and sent out an urgent marine information broadcast with the vessel’s location.
Cheniere Signs 25-Yeara LNG Deal with Taiwan’s CPC
(Reuters) – U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) company Cheniere Energy Inc said on Friday it had signed a 25-year deal to supply Taiwan’s CPC Corp, which CPC valued at roughly $25 billion. Cheniere said it will sell 2 million tonnes of LNG per year on a delivered basis to the state-owned oil and gas company, starting in 2021. It said the purchase price will be pegged to the Henry Hub monthly average, plus a fee. The United States has become a major LNG exporter in the last two years, mostly due to the ramp up of Cheniere’s Sabine Pass terminal in Louisiana. The Houston-based company is also building the Corpus Christi terminal in Texas. The CPC deal, which is through Cheniere’s marketing arm, is not tied to a particular project or liquefaction train.
Update for Port Arthur
BEAUMONT / PORT ARTHUR / ORANGE TEXAS AND LAKE CHARLES LOUISIANA This area is still in the midst of a major flood. Beaumont’s water supply has been shut down and it is not expected to be online until Saturday (2 September) at the earliest. The Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) of MSU Port Arthur conducted a Port Coordination Team (PCT) call yesterday at 11:30 hours. WGMA Port Arthur PCT participated on the call and provided this report: Favorable winds and sea conditions have been noted offshore. Winds from the west at 10-15 knots, and seas are at 1-2 feet. Similar conditions expected well into the weekend. All tropical and marine related watches and advisories have been cancelled for the Texas coast. The Captain of the Port (COTP), Port Arthur has set Port Condition Recovery for the ports of Beaumont, TX; Port Arthur, TX; Orange, Texas; and Lake Charles, LA including all tributaries and connecting waterways effective at 10:00AM on Thursday 31 August. Restrictions on vessel movements within these port complexes will be managed by the Captain of the Port and Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Port Arthur. Initial restrictions are based on visual waterway and “aids-to-navigation” (ATON) assessments conducted by Coast Guard and other public and private assets. Vessel movement restrictions will be evaluated and updated regularly as additional surveys are conducted.Upload News