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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Monday, April 09, 2007
Priority:Normal
Notice:Current security level)
YELLOW/ELEVATED - MARSEC 1

PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

VESSEL TRAFFIC STARTED OUTBOUND AT 0600/6TH WITH TWO
DAYLIGHT VESSELS. NO INBOUND DAYLIGHT TRAFFIC WILL
MOVE FOR THE 9TH


BELOW MSIB SABINE CLOSURE STATEMENT

"QUOTE"

The Captain of the Port, Port Arthur has established a Safety Zone and
partial channel closure in the vicinity of R&R Marine facility, ICWW mile
281, Port Arthur, Texas to protect persons and property during a planned,
delicate barge loading operation at the facility.

The Safety Zone will be in effect from 1:00 P. M. on April 9, 2007,
through 7:00 P. M. on April 9, 2007. During this time, no deep draft
traffic will be allowed to pass. Shallow draft traffic, after receiving
permission from the Captain of the Port, may be allowed to transit at no
wake speed.

Permission to proceed at no wake speed through the Safety Zone can be
obtained by contacting VTS Port Arthur on channels 16, 13, 01A, or 65A,
or by calling the VTS Watch Supervisor at 409-719-5070.

"UNQUOTE"

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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

WEATHER

After a chilly Easter, Spring will return this week. Look for highs in
the 60's today with partly to mostly cloudy skies and easterly winds. On
Tuesday a warm front will move in off the Gulf, this combined with an
upper level disturbance will produce scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Winds south and southwest on Wednesday will allow temperatures to reach
the 80's.



Lakes Area Forecast....

Today.....Variable clouds and warmer. Highs in the low 60's. East winds 3-
15 mph.

Tonight....Mostly cloudy with a shower possible. Lows in the lower 50's.
East wind 3-15 mph.


Triangle Forecast.....

Today.....Variable clouds and warmer with a shower possible. Highs in the
low 60's. East winds 3-15 mph.

Tonight....Mostly cloudy with a shower possible. Lows in the middle 50's.
East wind 3-15 mph.


Marine Forecast for Monday.....

Winds......E 4-18 knots.

Seas.......2-4 feet.

Bays.......choppy

Water temp......64.

Weather........Variable clouds.

Outlook for Monday Winds E 5-18 knots. Seas 2-4 feet. Slight chance of
rain late.


Sabine Pass Tides for Monday.....

High.........2:51 P.M.

Low.........none


Sunrise Monday......6:59

Sunset Monday.......7:38


Record Low Monday......37 in 1971

Record High Monday.....90 in 1930


There are no tropical cyclones at this time.
Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook
Notice posted on Monday, April 09, 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.