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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Thursday, August 28, 2008
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

VESSEL TRAFFIC IS STARTED INBOUND AT 0500/28TH WITH ONE DAYLIGHT
VESSEL. TWO DAYLIGHT VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED FOR INBOUND TRANSIT
0830/28TH. AT THIS TIME, NO DAYLIGHT VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED FOR
OUTBOUND TRANSIT AFTERNOON 28TH.

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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.

30mins has been added to the inbound and outbound
times.

(INBOUND)

ExxonMobil 0500-1200 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0500-1230 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0500-1300 Hrs
Unocal 0500-1300 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0500-1400 Hrs
Total 0500-1430 Hrs

(OUTBOUND)

ExxonMobil 0600-1530 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0600-1600 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0600-1630 Hrs
Unocal 0600-1630 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0600-1630 Hrs
Total 0600-1730 Hrs
Fina Anchorage 0600-1800 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

Hot, Hot, Hot.....

Southerly winds will supply enough moisture to generate a few showers and
thunderstorms for the next few days due to daytime heating. Any rainfall
totals should not be very heavy with totals less than 1/2 an inch likely.

Gustav is still a Tropical Storm and has the potential for gradual
development as it heads west.

Triangle Forecast...

Today.....Fair to partly cloudy with a 10 percent coverage of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower to middle 90's. Winds mostly south to
southeast 3-12 mph.

Tonight.....Fair. Lows in the middle 70's. Winds light south to
southeast less than 5 mph. No rain expected.

Marine Forecast For Thursday.....

Winds.....SE 3-14 knots.
Seas.......1-2 feet.
Bays.......smooth to slightly choppy.
Water temp.....88.
Weather....Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms.

Outlook for Friday.....Winds SE 3-12 knots. Seas 1-2 feet. Isolated
showers and thunderstorms.

Sabine Pass Tides For Thursday......

Highs.........11:46 A.M.
Lows..........8:56 A.M. and 8:50 P.M.

Sunrise Thursday...............6:51
Sunset Thursday................7:43
Notice posted on Thursday, August 28, 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.