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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update (Channel Closed due to FOG)
Date:Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Priority:Normal
Notice:
Current security level)
YELLOW/ELEVATED - MARSEC 1

PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

AS OF 2240/10TH PILOT SERVICE WAS SUSPENDED DUE TO DENSE
FOG AND REMAINS SUSPENDED AT THIS TIME. AS PER THE PILOTS
VISIBILITY IS IMPROVING AND THEY EXPECT TO BEGIN DISPATCHING
PILOTS APPROX 0800/10TH TO MOVE TRAFFIC INBOUND. AT THIS
TIME, ONLY 3 HARBOR TUGS ARE AVAILABLE. TWO ARE ON REST
PERIOD, ONE IS OFF-SHORE AND TWO ARE ON A JOB AT STANOLIN
ANCHORAGE. THE NUMBER OF INBOUND VESSELS FOR TODAY IS NOT
DETERMINED.

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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:

Warm Temperatures Ahead...

A weak cold front will be moving through our area this morning. This
front could generate an isolated shower early this morning, however, it
will back up as a warm front by tomorrow. The next cool front will likely
be in our area Friday night and Saturday morning with a rather good
coverage of showers and thunderstorms expected.

Triangle Forecast.....

Today....Partly cloudy. Highs lower 80's. Winds southwest shifting north
6-18 mph. No rain expected.

Tonight.....Mostly fair. Lows in the lower 50's. Winds northerly 3-14
mph. No rain expected.

Marine Forecast for Wednesday.....

Winds......SW/N 6-20 knots.

Seas.......3 feet.

Bays.......slightly choppy

Water temp......66.

Weather........Variable cloudiness with a few showers possible.

Outlook for Wednesday.....Winds S 8-22 knots. Seas 3-4 feet. No rain
expected.

Sabine Pass Tides for Wednesday.....

High.........2:35 P.M.

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

Sunrise Wednesday......6:54

Sunset Wednesday.......7:42
Notice posted on Wednesday, April 11, 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.