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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Monday, November 01, 2010
Priority:Normal
Notice:
PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

VESSEL TRAFFIC STARTED INBOUND AT 0500/1ST WITH TWO
DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS. ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED
VESSEL IS SCHEDULED FOR INBOUND TRANSIT 1100/1ST. AT
THIS TIME, NO DALIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED
FOR OUTBOUND TRANSIT THE 1ST.

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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 0500-1030 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0500-1100 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0500-1130 Hrs
Chevron 0500-1130 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0500-1230 Hrs
Total 0500-1300 Hrs

(OUTBOUND)

ExxonMobil 0600-1400 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0600-1430 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0600-1500 Hrs
Chevron 0600-1500 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0600-1600 Hrs
Total 0600-1600 Hrs
Fina Anchorage 0600-1630 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

USCG – clarification re salvage and marine firefighting
The US Coast Guard issued a clarification regarding its salvage and marine
firefighting requirements for vessel response plans (VRPs) for oil. On
September 3, the agency announced that the Office of Management and Budget
(OMB) had approved the collection of information associated with those
requirements. The announcement also indicated that the requirement would be
enforced beginning September 3. The Coast Guard has now clarified that the
information collection will be enforced as of February 22, 2011, when the
salvage and marine firefighting regulations come into force. 75 Fed. Reg.
55973 (September 15, 2010).

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WEATHER

Forecast Discussion

Beneficial rainfall on the way with the coldest weather this Fall by Mid-
Week...

A potent upper-level disturbance will move from Eastern Colorado towards
Texas Monday. This will turn winds towards the south off the Gulf of
Mexico and drive moisture into the area. Mostly cloudy skies will result
with a forty percent coverage of showers and thunderstorms developing.
Afternoon highs will be in the middle eighties.

Tuesday, the upper-level low will be right over Southeast Texas. This will
push a cold front into the area. Most of the area will experience rain
which will be heavy at times. Winds will turn towards the northwest.
Chance of rainfall is ninety percent. Temperatures will start out around
seventy in the morning and then fall into the lower-sixties by late
afternoon.

Wednesday with the upper-low still over the area, cloudy skies will result
with over-running light rainfall. Windy northwesterly winds are expected
with wind gusts to thirty miles per hour possible. Chance of rainfall is
seventy percent. Afternoon highs will top out near-sixty after a low of
fifty two.

Thursday through Sunday, sunny skies are expected. Low temperatures will
drop into the lower-forties to upper-thirty Friday through Sunday.
Afternoon highs will be in the lower-sixties Friday warming to the upper-
sixties by Sunday.

Extended Forecast

Monday: Mostly cloudy, warm & humid, 40% showers and storms...1/4" to
1.00" rainfall forecasted. Low near: 67 High near: 85 Winds: S 6-15 mph.

Election Day Tuesday: Cloudy, 90% chance heavy rainfall with falling
temperatures...1/4" to 1.50" rainfall forecasted. Morning high near 70
falling to 63 by late afternoon. Winds: NW 8-18 mph.

Wednesday: Cloudy, cool & breezy, 70% light rain...1/4" to 1/2" rainfall
forecasted. Low near: 52 High near: 60 Winds: NNW 15-30 mph.

Thursday: Sunny...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 49 High near: 70
Winds: NNW 15-30 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 43 High near: 63
Winds: NNW 6-15 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, warmer...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 39 High
near: 65 Winds: N-E 3-8 mph

Sunday: Sunny, warmer...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 42 High near:
68 Winds: E-SE 3-8 mph.
Notice posted on Monday, November 01, 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.