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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update **Channel Closed due to Fog**
Date:Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

AS OF 2300/21APR08 THE SABINE/NECHES CHANNEL CLOSED AND PILOT
SERVICE WAS SUSPENDED DUE TO DENSE FOG. THE CHANNEL REMAINS
CLOSED AT THIS TIME. WHEN THE FOG CLEARS, TRAFFIC IS EXPECTED
TO MOVE OUTBOUND FIRST.

TIME PERMITTING, THE DEAD TOW VESSEL WILL STILL GO OUTBOUND
TODAY.

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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

***

U.S.C.G ADVISORIES:
YELLOW/ELEVATED - MARSEC 1

***

WEATHER

Warm And Humid....

Onshore windflow will continue into the end of the week with temperatures
staying a little above normal. A few showers or thunderstorms will be
possible again around Friday or Saturday as a weak cool front stalls near
the coast.

Triangle Forecast...

Tonight.....Mostly cloudy. Lows near 70 to the lower 70's. Winds south
to southeast at 5-16 mph. No rain expected.

Tuesday.....Variable cloudiness. Highs near 80 to the lower 80's. Winds
south to southeast at 6-22 mph. No rain expected.

Marine Forecast for Tuesday.......

Winds......S/SE 6-20 knots....
Seas........3 feet.
Bays........slightly choppy to choppy.
Water temp......73.
Weather........Variable cloudiness. No rain expected.

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

Sabine Pass Tides for Tuesday.....

High.........6:34 a.m.
Low.........11:25 p.m.

Sunrise Tuesday.................6:42 A.M.
Sunset Tuesday..................7:47 P.M.

There are no tropical cyclones at this time.
Notice posted on Tuesday, April 22, 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.