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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Monday, November 22, 2010
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

FIVE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS STARTED INBOUND TRANSIT AT 0500/22ND.
AT THIS TIME, NO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED FOR OUTBOUND
TRANSIT THE 22ND.

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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

Once again, this week will feature roller coaster ride in temperatures as 2
cold fronts arrive, the second one of which will usher in some of the
coldest air this season. Lows will remain in the middle 60's for the next 3
mornings (substantially above where we should be). Highs will remain
perched up into the upper 70's to near 80.

Chances of rain go up to 50% on Tuesday as the first of the 2 fronts
arrives. Expect a 30% chance of a few showers on Wednesday. Chance of rain
goes up to 70% for Thanksgiving Day as the 2nd of the 2 fronts pushes
through.

As it looks now, the front may be delayed until Thursday evening, with the
colder air arriving by Thursday night and into Friday.

Expect drastically cold air for Friday and beyond. Temps will cool to near
freezing in the triangle Saturday morning and cooler still in the lakes
region. Sunshine returns for both Saturday and Sunday.

Extended Forecast

Monday: Mostly cloudy, unseasonably warm & humid, 10% shower...1/4"
rainfall forecasted. Low near: 65 High near: 81 Winds: SE 6-13 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, unseasonably warm & humid, 50% showers and
storms...1/4" to 1/2" rainfall forecasted. Low near: 67 High near: 79
Winds: SE 8-18 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, unseasonably warm & humid, 30% showers...1/4"
rainfall forecasted. Low near: 66 High near: 76 Winds: NW/S 5-15 mph.

Thanksgiving: Increasing clouds, 70% of scattered showers and storms,
windy...1/3" to 3/4" rainfall forecasted. Low: 65 High: 71 by afternoon
then turning cooler and windy Winds: S/N 15-25 mph/gusty.

Black Friday: Cloudy early, clearing late, cold...40% rainfall forecasted
in the morning. Low near: 41 High near: 53 Winds: NE 8-18 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, cold start...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 32
High near: 57 Winds: NE 2-7 mph.

Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy, warm, humid & breezy...10% rainfall
forecasted. Low near: 61 High near: 79 Winds: SE 8-18 mph.
Notice posted on Monday, November 22, 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.