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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Friday, November 19, 2010
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL STARTED OUTBOUND TRANSIT AT 0600/19TH.
THREE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED FOR INBOUND TRANSIT
APPROX 1000/19TH.

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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, skies will be mostly sunny. Temperatures will warm to near-seventy
with low humidity. Northeasterly winds will turn back around to the
southeast beginning the warming and moistening process.

Saturday, skies are expected to be mostly sunny. Southeasterly winds will
begin bringing Gulf of Mexico moisture back into the area. Lows will be in
the lower-fifties with highs in the middle-seventies.

Sunday will be noticeably more humid. Partly sunny skies are forecasted.
Lows will be in the lower-sixties with afternoon highs in the upper-
seventies (about ten degrees above-normal). Breezy south to southeast
winds are forecasted.

Monday the humidity will soar. Mostly cloudy skies are expected with a
thirty percent chance of light rain. Morning lows will be in the middle-
sixties with afternoon highs in the upper-seventies. Breezy south to
southeasterly winds will continue to pump gulf moisture into the area.

Tuesday, scattered showers are expected - chance of rain is forty percent.
Mostly cloudy skies and unseasonably warm weather is expected. Morning
lows will be in the middle-sixties with afternoon highs near-eighty.

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy, unseasonably warm and humid. A forty
percent coverage of showers is expected. Morning lows will be in the
upper-sixties (about twenty degrees above-normal) with afternoon highs in
the upper-seventies.

Thanksgiving Thursday, a sixty percent coverage of showers and
thunderstorms is expected during the pre dawn hours with precipitation
ending around noon. Windy northwesterly winds will filter a colder, drier
air mass into Southeast Texas. Temperatures will start out in the middle-
sixties prior to the front and fall all day and will likely be in the
upper-forties by late-day despite sunny skies returning.

Possible freezing weather is expected Friday and Saturday morning as the
coldest weather of the season envelops Southeast Texas.

Extended Forecast

Friday: Mostly sunny, warmer...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 42 High
near: 69 Wind: NE turning SE 3-8 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, more humid...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 53
High near: 73 Winds: S-SE 5-10 mph.

Sunday: Partly sunny, warm, humid & breezy...no rainfall forecasted. Low
near: 62 High near: 76 Winds: S-SE 6-15 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, unseasonably warm & humid, breezy, 30%
showers...1/4" rainfall forecasted. Low near: 66 High near: 78 Winds: S-
SE 8-15 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, unseasonably warm & humid, 40% showers...1/4" to
1/3" rainfall forecasted. Low near: 67 High near: 80 Winds: S-SE 5-10
mph.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, unseasonably warm & humid, 40% showers...1/4"
rainfall forecasted. Low near: 68 High near: 78 Winds: S 4-10 mph.

Thanksgiving: 60% early morning showers and thunderstorms, FALLING
TEMPERATURES, windy, then turning sunny by late-afternoon. Morning high
near 66 falling to 49 late. Winds: NW 15-30 mph.
Notice posted on Friday, November 19, 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.