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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Friday, November 12, 2010
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

TWO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS STARTED INBOUND AT 0500/12TH.
AT THIS TIME, TWO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED
FOR OUTBOUND TRANSIT AFTERNOON 12TH.

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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 will be unseasonably warm and humid running about six degrees above-
normal in the afternoon. Highs will range from the upper-seventies in the
Triangle to the lower-eighties in the Lakes area. Partly cloudy skies are
expected with an east to southeasterly wind. No rainfall is forecasted.

Saturday will be mostly cloudy. A very weak cold front will stumble into
Southeast Texas during the afternoon and stall along the coast by the
evening hours. About a forty percent coverage of showers and a few
thunderstorms is expected. Winds will be southeasterly ahead of the front
and then shift to the north behind the front.

Sunday looks cool and wet. Morning lows will be in the middle-fifties with
afternoon highs near-sixty. Over running rain will develop during the
afternoon hours with an eighty percent coverage. Cloudy skies with a
northeasterly wind expected.

Sunday Night, the front will move north as a warm front and at the same
time as low pressure develops in the Gulf of Mexico. Winds will turn back
to the southeast. Strong upper-level winds will enhance lift.

Monday looks cool and wet. An eighty percent coverage of rain is
forecasted mainly during the morning hours with the rains gradually
tapering off. Morning lows will be in the lower-fifties with afternoon
highs only near-sixty. Southeasterly winds will shift back to the
northwest as a cold front sweeps through the area.

Tuesday, decreasing cloudiness is expected, but a slight twenty percent
chance of light rain is expected. Low temperatures will be in the upper-
forties with afternoon highs near-seventy. Northerly winds are forecasted.

Wednesday looks beautiful with sunny skies and low humidity. Morning lows
will be in the middle-forties with afternoon highs in the lower-seventies.
Southeasterly winds will return.

Thursday, partly cloudy skies are expected. Winds will continue from the
southeast. Morning lows will be in the lower-fifties with afternoon highs
warming to above-normal levels once again - in the middle-seventies.

Extended Forecast

Friday: Partly cloudy, unseasonably warm & humid...no rainfall forecasted.
Low near: 61 High near: 78 Winds: E-SE 6-15 mph.

Saturday: Becoming mostly cloudy, 40% showers and thunderstorms by middle
afternoon...1/3" to 1/2" Low near: 63 High near: 73 Winds: SE shifting N
5-10 mph.

Sunday: Cloudy, 80% rain developing by afternoon...1/4" to 1.00" rainfall
forecasted. Low near: 55 High near: 61 Winds: NE 5-10 mph.

Monday: Cloudy, 80% mainly morning rain...1/3" to 1.25" rainfall
forecasted. Low near: 53 High near: 60 Winds: SE early shifting NW late
7-14 mph.

Tuesday: Decreasing cloudiness, 20% showers...1/10" to 1/4" rainfall
forecasted. Low near: 48 High near: 71 Winds: N 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, warmer...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 45 High
near: 73 Winds: S-SE 5-10 mph.

Thursday: Partly cloudy, warmer...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 53
High near: 76 Winds: SE 5-14 mph.
Notice posted on Friday, November 12, 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.