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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL STARTED OUTBOUND AT 0600/28TH.
TWO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED FOR INBOUND
TRANSIT 1100-1200/28TH.

THE ANNUAL BOAT RACES ON THE NECHES RIVER IS THE WEEKEND OF
APRIL 30TH – MAY 2ND. THE NECHES RIVER WILL BE CLOSED TO SHIP
TRAFFIC MOVING ABOVE FINA ANCHORAGE. CLOSURE SCHEDULE AS
FOLLOWS:

APRIL 30TH – 1500-1800
MAY 1ST – 0900-2200
MAY 2ND – 0900-1800

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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 0500-1130 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0500-1200 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0500-1230 Hrs
Chevron 0500-1230 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0500-1330 Hrs
Total 0500-1400 Hrs

(OUTBOUND)

ExxonMobil 0600-1500 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0600-1530 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0600-1600 Hrs
Chevron 0600-1600 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0600-1700 Hrs
Total 0600-1700 Hrs
Fina Anchorage 0600-1730 Hrs

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CHANNEL 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

Another Nice Day Today....

Southerly winds will return and bring us higher moisture levels off the
Gulf. This will result in warmer temperatures at night increasing
cloudiness. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible Friday through
Sunday.

Triangle Forecast....

Today.....Sunny and warm. Highs near 80. Winds south to southeast at 6-20
mph. No rain expected.

Tonight......Increasing cloudiness. Lows in the lower 60's. Winds
southeast 3-12 mph. No rain expected.

Marine Forecast For Wednesday.....

Seas......2-4 feet.
Winds.....S/SE 6-20 knots
Bays......Slightly Choppy.
Water temp.....72.
Weather......Fair to partly cloudy. No rain expected.
Outlook for Thursday.....Winds S/SE 8-26 knots. Seas 3-5 feet. No rain
expected.

Sabine Pass Tides For Wednesday...

Highs........1:54 p.m.
Lows.......11:28 a.m. and 10:18 p.m.

Sunrise Wednesday.....6:36
Sunset Wednesday.....7:51
Notice posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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.