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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Friday, November 05, 2010
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

AT THIS TIME, NO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED
FOR INBOUND OR OUTBOUND TRANSIT THE 5TH.

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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

Sunny skies are expected Today with highs warming into the middle-to-upper
sixties. Northerly winds are forecasted.

As high pressure settles over the region, even colder weather is expected
Saturday Morning with frost possible. Lows will range from the middle-
thirties in the Triangle to near-freezing in the Lakes Area. Temperatures
will then warm into the middle-sixties by afternoon. Northeast to easterly
winds are expected.

Sunday the warming trend begins. Sunny skies are expected with highs near-
seventy after lows in the middle-forties.

By Monday, gulf moisture returns to the area. Mostly cloudy skies are
expected. Lows will be near-fifty with afternoon highs in the lower-
seventies.

Tuesday, isolated showers are forecasted. Cloudy skies and rising humidity
levels can be expected. Morning lows will be near-sixty with afternoon
highs in the middle-seventies.

Above-normal temperatures are expected Wednesday and Thursday with higher
rain chances. Lows will be in the lower-to-middle sixties with highs in
the upper-seventies and lower-eighties. Chance of rainfall is twenty to
thirty percent.

Extended Forecast

Friday: Sunny, cooler...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 41 High near:
68 Winds: N 6-14 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, cool...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 37 High near:
66 Winds: NE-E 3-8 mph

Sunday: Sunny, warmer...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 46 High near:
69 Winds: E 3-8 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, warmer, more humid...no rainfall forecasted. Low
near: 51 High near: 72 Winds: E-SE 4-10 mph.

Tuesday: Cloudy, humid, 10% showers...1/4" rainfall forecasted. Low near:
61 High near: 77 Winds: SE 6-15 mph.

Wednesday: Cloudy, humid, 20% showers...1/4" rainfall forecasted. Low
near: 63 High near: 79 Winds: SE 5-12 mph.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, 30% showers...1/4" to 1/3" rainfall forecasted.
Low near: 65 High near: 81 Winds: SE 4-10 mph.
Notice posted on Friday, November 05, 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.