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Subject:Sabine/Neches **Channel Closed due to Fog**
Date:Thursday, April 02, 2009
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

AS OF 0300/2ND THE SABINE/NECHES CHANNEL CLOSED DUE TO DENSE FOG
AND REMAINS CLOSED AT THIS TIME. TRAFFIC IS SCHEDULED TO MOVE
OUTBOUND WHEN THE FOG CLEARS.

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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
Chevron 0500-1200 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0500-1300 Hrs
Total 0500-1300 Hrs

(OUTBOUND)

ExxonMobil 0600-1430 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0600-1500 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0600-1530 Hrs
Chevron 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

Cold Front This Morning....

The next cool front will move through our area around noon with the risk
of a showers and isolated thunderstorms. However, the bulk of the
rainfall should pass to our north and northeast. Any rainfall should
stay less than 3/4 of an inch. Drier and a little cooler air will take
over Thursday night into Friday with a warming trend Saturday into
Sunday.

Triangle Forecast...

Today.....Variable cloudiness with a 40 percent coverage of showers and
isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the middle 70's. Winds southerly
shifting to northwesterly at 6-24 mph.

Tonight.....Mostly fair and cooler. Lows in the middle to upper 40's.
Winds northwest 3-16 mph. No rain expected.

Marine Forecast For Thursday.....

Seas......3-5 feet. Small craft advisory.
Bays......Choppy to rough.
Winds.....S/NW 8-24 knots.
Weather....Variable cloudiness with a few showers possible.
Water temp.....73.

Outlook for Friday......N/NE 6-18 knots. Seas 2-4 feet. No rain
expected.

Sabine Pass Tides For Thursday......

High........12:37 p.m.
Low..........none.

Sunrise Thursday..........7:05
Sunset Thursday...........7:35
Notice posted on Thursday, April 02, 2009

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.