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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Monday, November 15, 2010
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

THREE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS STARTED OUTBOUND AT 0600/15TH.
AT THIS TIME, NO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE EXPECTED TO
INBOUND THE 15TH.

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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

Shower activity has been steadily increasing during the afternoon hours on
Sunday, expect widespread rains to blanket the area beginning later tonight
and throughout the overnight hours lasting through Monday morning. Lows
will get to around 50 Monday morning.

A stationary front, an area of low pressure off the coastline near Corpus
Christi, and an upper level disturbance are aiding in increasing rain
chances. Best opportunity to pick up rainfall will be between midnight and
8am on Monday. I think we'll see a lull in the action for late morning
through the afternoon on Monday before seeing additional redevelopment,
especially in the triangle through the evening.

Expect clearing skies Tuesday, with a tiny chance of rain on Tuesday
morning. Plentiful sunshine returns by Wednesday lasting through the
weekend. Lows will be in the 40's and highs will be in the upper 60's to
low 70's.

Another minor front arrives Thursday morning to help reinforce the cooler
and dry conditions.

Extended Forecast

Monday: Cloudy, 90% rain and a few storms...1/3" to 1.50" rainfall
forecasted. Low near: 51 High near: 64 Winds: S/NE 5-10 mph.

Tuesday: Cloudy early, and clearing, warmer...no rainfall forecasted. Low
near: 54 High near: 69 Winds: NW 5-12 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, warmer...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 45 High
near: 72 Winds: N 5-10 mph.

Thursday: Sunny, drier and cooler...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 44
High near: 64 Winds: NE 5-12 mph.

Friday: Mostly sunny...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 41 High near:
66 Wind: N 5-11 mph.

Saturday: Partly cloudy, no rainfall forecasted... Low near: 51 High near:
74 Winds: SE 5-10 mph.

Sunday: Partly sunny...10% rainfall forecasted. Low near: 60 High near:
77 Winds: SE 5-11 mph.
Notice posted on Monday, November 15, 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.