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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

VESSEL TRAFFIC STARTED INBOUND WITH TWO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS
AT 0500/15TH. ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL IS SCHEDULED FOR OUTBOUND
TRANSIT AFTERNOON 15TH.

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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

Rain Returns.......

Onsore winds will return off the Gulf of Mexico as high pressure slides
to the east. A strong storm system will move into range by Friday
generating widespread rain and thunderstorms through Saturday. Some of
the storms will be heavy with gusty winds to 40 mph and rainfall totals
in excess of two inches possible.

Triangle Forecast...

Today.....Fair to partly cloudy. Highs in the middle to upper 70's.
Winds east to southeast at 6-22 mph. No rain expected.

Tonight.....Mostly fair to partly cloudy. Lows in the middle to upper
50's. Winds mostly southeast to east at 3-12 mph. No rain expected.

Marine Forecast For Wednesday....

Seas......2-3 feet.
Bays......Slightly choppy.
Winds.....E/SE 6-18 knots.
Weather....Mostly sunny.
Water temp.....73.

Outlook for Thursday.....Winds SE 8-26 knots. Seas 3-5 feet. No rain
expected.

Sabine Pass Tides For Wednesday.....

High........10:53 a.m.
Low...........none

Sunrise Wednesday........6:50
Sunset Wednesday.........7:43
Notice posted on Wednesday, April 15, 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.