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Subject:Sabine/Neches Channel Closed due to FOG
Date:Thursday, November 11, 2010
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

AS OF 0540/11TH THE SABINE/NECHES CHANNEL CLOSED DUE TO FOG.
WHEN THE CHANNEL RE-OPENS TRAFFIC IS EXPECTED TO MOVE OUTBOUND
FIRST.

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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 0500-0930 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0500-1000 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0500-1030 Hrs
Chevron 0500-1030 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0500-1130 Hrs
Total 0500-1200 Hrs

(OUTBOUND)

ExxonMobil 0600-1300 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0600-1330 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0600-1400 Hrs
Chevron 0600-1400 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0600-1500 Hrs
Total 0600-1500 Hrs
Fina Anchorage 0600-1530 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

Today is Veteran's Day and it looks mostly cloudy with a thirty percent
chance of showers. Highs will be in the middle-seventies. East to
southeasterly winds are expected.

Friday, skies will be partly sunny. Lows will be in the lower sixties with
afternoon highs in the upper-seventies. Southeasterly winds are expected.

Skies will become mostly cloudy Saturday. Lows will be in the middle
sixties with afternoon highs in the middle seventies. A cold front will
then move through Southeast Texas and stall along the coast Saturday Night
(which means rain later in the day). Chance of rainfall is forty percent.
Southeasterly winds will shift northwesterly late.

Cloudy, wet, cool conditions are expected Sunday. Morning lows will be in
the middle fifties with afternoon highs in the lower sixties. Chance of
rainfall is sixty percent. Northeasterly winds are expected.

Early Monday, the front will move back to the north as a warm front.
Chance of rainfall is eighty percent. Morning lows will be in the upper-
fifties with afternoon highs in the upper-sixties. Northeasterly winds
will turn toward the southeast.

A cold front will then finally sweep through the area Monday Night.
Cooler, drier weather is expected Tuesday and Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Veteran's Day: Mostly cloudy, warm & humid, 30% showers...1/4" to 1/2"
rainfall forecasted. Low near: 64 High near: 76 Winds: ESE 6-15 mph.

Friday: Partly sunny, warm & humid...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 63
High near: 78 Winds: SE 5-12 mph.

Saturday: Becoming mostly cloudy, 40% showers and thunderstorms by middle
afternoon...1/3" to 1/2" Low near: 64 High near: 75 Winds: SE shifting NW
2-7 mph.

Sunday: Cloudy, 60% rain...1/4" to 2/3"" rainfall forecasted. Low near:
56 High near: 63 Winds: NE 5-14 mph.

Monday: Cloudy, warmer, 80% rain...1/3" to 1.50" rainfall forecasted. Low
near: 58 High near: 68 Winds: NE/SE 6-15 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, cooler...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 50
High near: 66 Winds: NW early turning SW late 5-12 mph.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, cool...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 46
High near: 70 Winds: SE 4-10 mph.
Notice posted on Thursday, November 11, 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.