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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Thursday, April 17, 2008
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

VESSEL TRAFFIC STARTED OUTBOUND AT 0600/17TH WITH ONE DAYLIGHT
VESSEL. TWO DAYLIGHT VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED FOR INBOUND TRANSIT
1000-1100/17TH.

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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.

As of March 9th 1hr has been added to the inbound and outbound
times.

(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

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WEATHER

Rain Risk Returns........

Onshore windflow will bring us warmer temperatures and higher moisture
levels today. A cool front will move through Friday with scattered
showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be locally heavy
with rainfall totals to near one inch possible. Otherwise, drier and
cooler air will move in Friday evening with no rain expected this weekend.

Triangle Forecast...

Today.....Variable cloudiness with a 20 percent coverage of evening
showers. Highs in the middle to upper 70's. Winds south to southeast at
8-25 mph.

Tonight.....Mostly cloudy with a 20 percents coverage of showers. Lows
in the lower to middle 60's. Winds southeasterly at 5-16 mph.

Marine Forecast for Thursday.......

Winds......S/SE 8-26 knots....
Seas........3-6 feet.
Bays........choppy.
Water temp......71.
Weather........Partly cloudy. No rain expected.

Outlook for Friday......S/NW 8-22 knots. Seas 3-4 feet. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms.

Sabine Pass Tides for Thursday.....

Highs.........2:03 p.m.
Lows..........9:18 a.m and 9:13 p.m.

Sunrise Thursday...............6:47 A.M.
Sunset Thursday...............7:44 P.M.

There are no tropical cyclones at this time.



Notice posted on Thursday, April 17, 2008

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.