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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

NO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED FOR INBOUND
TRANSIT TODAY. ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL IS SCHEDULED
FOR OUTBOUND TRANSIT 1000/2ND AND A SECOND FOR 1200/2ND.

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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

Expect heavy rains to continue for today as a front and an upper level low
continue to swirl through the area. I expect the rains to be at least
moderate for most of today and begin to subside later this evening after 7
pm. Temperatures will basically hover into the mid 60's and lower to the
lower 60's later this evening behind the front.

Lows tonight will get near 55 under cloudy skies. There will be a 50%
chance of more showers and storms tonight. Chance of rain for tomorrow
stays high at 60% as wraparound residual moisture sticks around on the back
side of the low pressure.

However, beautiful sunny, drier, cooler conditions begin on Thursday and
last thru the weekend. In fact morning lows will get downright cold into
the low 40's to even upper 30's. Highs will get into the 60's.

Extended Forecast

Election Day Tuesday: Cloudy, 90% chance heavy rainfall with falling
afternoon temperatures...1/4" to 1.50" rainfall forecasted. Morning high
near 69 falling to 63 by late afternoon. Winds: NNW 6-15 mph.

Wednesday: Cloudy, cool & breezy, 60% light rain or drizzle...1/4" to 1/3"
rainfall forecasted. Low near: 55 High near: 63 Winds: N 5-17 mph.

Thursday: Sunny, windy...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 54 High near:
70 Winds: NNW 15-25 mph with gusts to 30 mph possible.

Friday: Sunny, cool...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 41 High near: 65
Winds: N 6-16 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, cool...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 38 High near:
64 Winds: N-NE 3-8 mph

Sunday: Partly cloudy, warmer...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 44
High near: 67 Winds: E-SE 3-8 mph.

Monday: Partly cloudy, warmer...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 56
High near: 75 Winds: S 4-10 mph.
Notice posted on Tuesday, November 02, 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.