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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Monday, April 30, 2007
Priority:Normal
Notice:
Current security level)
YELLOW/ELEVATED - MARSEC 1

PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

DUE TO THE DRILL RIG MOVEMENT 29APR07 STILL EFFECTING THE
CHANNEL, NO DAYLIGHT TRAFFIC HAS MOVED OUTBOUND OR INBOUND
THIS MORNING. ALL GOES WELL, DAYLIGHT TRAFFIC IS EXPECTED
TO MOVE OUTBOUND.

MAY 12 & 13 FROM 0800-2200 THE SABINE/NECHES CHANNEL WILL BE
CLOSED AROUND THE PORT NECHES PARK AREA FOR THE ANNUAL THUNDER
ON THE NECHES BOAT RACES. DAYLIGHT TRAFFIC FOR BOTH DAYS WILL
BE OUTBOUND ONLY.

ON OR ABOUT MAY 15-17 THE SABINE/NECHES CHANNEL WILL BE
CLOSED 6-8 HRS TO ALLOW THE RIG "NEPTUNE" TO SAIL OUTBOUND.

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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:

Stormy Weather Returning......

Rain chances will be on the increase this week as a series of upper level
disturbances move across the state. Temperatures will also be up.

Triangle Forecast.....

Today......Partly cloudy.A 20% coverage of showers. Highs low 80's. Winds
mostly southeasterly 3-16 mph.

Tonight......Mostly cloudy with a 40% coverage of rain or thunderstorms.
Some possibly severe. Lows in the lower 60's. Winds southwest 4-18 mph.

Marine Forecast for Monday......

Winds......SE 3-14 knots

Seas.......2 feet.

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

Water temp......75.

Weather........Partly cloudy. No rain expected.

Outlook for Monday.....Winds SE 5-16 knots. Seas 2-3 feet. Isolated
showers.

Sabine Pass Tides for Sunday...

Highs.........1:35 P.M.

Lows..........8:51 A.M. and 8:54 P.M.

Sunrise Sunday........6:36

Sunset Sunday.........7:51
Notice posted on Monday, April 30, 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.