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Subject:Sabine/Neches Channel Daily Update
Date:Friday, November 30, 2007
Priority:Normal
Notice:
PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

THE SABINE/NECHES CHANNEL CLOSED AT 0001/30TH DUE TO FOG
AND OPENED AT 0300/30TH. VESSEL TRAFFIC STARTED INBOUND
AT 0530/30TH WITH FOUR DAYLIGHT VESSELS. TWO DAYLIGHT
VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED TO START INBOUND AT 1100/30TH.

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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 0500-0900 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0500-1930 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0500-1000 Hrs
Unocal 0500-1000 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0500-1100 Hrs
Total 0500-1130 Hrs

(OUTBOUND)

ExxonMobil 0600-1230 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0600-1300 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0600-1330 Hrs
Unocal 0600-1330 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0600-1430 Hrs
Total 0600-1430 Hrs
Fina Anchorage 0600-1500 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

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WEATHER

Onshore Winds Returning....

High pressure is moving to the east which is allowing our winds to return
off the Gulf. Therefore, temperatures will be warming with above normal
readings expected this weekend.

A cold front will be in our area Sunday night into Monday morning with a
few showers and thunderstorms possible with the frontal passage.

Triangle Forecast.....

Tonight.....Patchy fog. Lows in the middle to upper 50's. Winds mostly
easterly 2-8 mph. No rain expected.

Friday......Patchy morning fog otherwise partly cloudy. Highs in the
lower 70's. Winds southeasterly 5-16 mph. No rain expected.

Marine Forecast for Friday.......

Winds......SE 5-16 knots.

Seas.......2-3 feet.

Bays.......slightly choppy.

Water temp......63.

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

Outlook for Saturday.....Winds S/SE 6-22 knots. Seas 2-3 feet. No rain
expected.

Sabine Pass Tides for Friday.....

High.......10:07 p.m.

Low.........2:16 p.m.

Sunrise Friday......6:53

Sunset Friday.......5:16
Notice posted on Friday, November 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.