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Subject:Sabine Channel Update
Date:Friday, April 06, 2007
Priority:Normal
Notice:Current security level)
YELLOW/ELEVATED - MARSEC 1

PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

VESSEL TRAFFIC STARTED OUTBOUND AT 0600/6TH WITH ONE
DAYLIGHT VESSEL. TWO DAYLIGHT VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED
TO INBOUND 1100-1200 HOURS 6TH

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Vessels that meet one of the following
criteria are considered daylight restricted.

85,000 Dead Weight or over
875 ft Length Over All or over
125 ft Beam or over

Please find the following updated daylight restriction times
from the Sabine Pilots for the Sabine/Neches Channel.


(INBOUND)

ExxonMobil 0500-1100 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0500-1130 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0500-1200 Hrs
Unocal 0500-1200 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0500-1300 Hrs
Total 0500-1330 Hrs

(OUTBOUND)

ExxonMobil 0600-1430 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0600-1500 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0600-1530 Hrs
Unocal 0600-1530 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0600-1630 Hrs
Total 0600-1630 Hrs
Fina Anchorage 0600-1700 Hrs

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RIVER DRAFT:MAX.40FT FW.
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AIRDRAFT :MAX. 136FT AT 40FT FW.(THREE BRIDGES)
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TERMINALS REQUIRING AIRDRAFT RESTRICTION:

PORT OF PORT ARTHUR
PABTEX/GLOBAL
PORT OF ORANGE
TOTAL
HUNTSMAN
MOTIVA-PT NECHES
UNOCAL/CHEVRON
OIL TANKING
DUPONT
TEPPCO
EXXONMOBIL REFIN. AND CHEMICAL.
PORT OF BEAUMONT

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U.S.C.G ADVISORIES:
YELLOW/ELEVATED - MARSEC 1
An upper level disturbance will move across our area this weekend with
low pressure developing over the northwestern Gulf. Therefore, cloudiness
will begin to increase this evening with rain becoming likely Saturday
evening into Easter Sunday. Some of the rain will be locally heavy with
rainfall totals between one and two inches possible.

Along with the rain, temperatures will be well below normal for this time
of year with highs only in the 40's Easter.


Lakes Area Forecast....

Today......Partly cloudy with increasing cloudiness by evening. Highs in
the lower 60's. Winds northeasterly 5-18 mph. No rain expected.

Tonight....Increasing cloudiness. Lows in the lower 40's. Winds north to
northeast 5-16 mph. No rain expected.


Triangle Forecast.....

Today......Partly cloudy with increasing cloudiness by evening. Highs in
the lower 60's. Winds northeasterly 5-18 mph. No rain expected.

Tonight....Increasing cloudiness. Lows in the lower to middle 40's. Winds
north to northeast 5-16 mph. No rain expected.


Marine Forecast for Friday.....

Winds......N/NE 6-22 knots.

Seas.......near 3 feet.

Bays.......slightly choppy/choppy

Water temp......72.

Weather......Increasing cloudiness by late evening. No rain expected.

Outlook for Saturday....Winds NE 8-24 knots. Seas 3-4 feet. Rain
developing late in the day.


Sabine Pass Tides for Friday.....

High.........7:45 A.M.

Low..........none


Sunrise Friday........7:00

Sunset Friday.........7:38


Record Low Friday......42 in 1996

Record High Friday.....85 in 1930


There are no tropical cyclones at this time.
Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook
Notice posted on Friday, April 06, 2007

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.