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Subject:Sabine/Neches Channel Closed due to FOG
Date:Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Priority:Normal
Notice:
PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

AS OF 0330/23NOV10 THE SABINE PILOTS SUSPENDED SERVICE AND THE
CHANNEL CLOSED DUE TO DENSE FOG. DEPENDING ON WHEN THE FOG
CLEARS WILL DETERMINE IF TRAFFIC MOVES INBOUND OR OUTBOUND.

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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, mostly cloudy skies and a thirty percent coverage of light rain is
in the forecast. South winds will continue to keep humidity levels high.
Afternoon highs will be in the upper-seventies to the lower-eighties.

Wednesday, mostly cloudy skies are expected with a twenty percent coverage
of light showers. Morning lows will be in the upper-sixties with afternoon
highs in the upper-seventies. South winds are expected.

Thanksgiving, mostly cloudy skies are expected with a thirty percent
coverage of light rain showers. Morning lows will be in the upper-sixties
with afternoon highs in the upper-seventies. South winds will continue.

The cold front then sweeps through Southeast Texas turning winds to the
north Thanksgiving Evening...

Friday, a fifty percent coverage of rain is expected from the morning until
early afternoon. Strong northerly winds and cloudy skies will keep
temperatures from rising much. Morning lows will be in the lower-to-middle
forties with afternoon highs near-fifty provided the rain ends and we get a
little bit of sun later in the afternoon.

Cold high pressure will build over the area Saturday Morning. A possible
freeze is expected in the Lakes Area with lows in the Triangle in the
middle-thirties. Afternoon highs will warm to near-sixty. North to
northeasterly winds are forecasted.

By Sunday, the high moves east with gulf moisture rapidly returning to the
area. Skies may become mostly cloudy by late afternoon. Morning lows will
be in the lower-forties with afternoon highs in the lower-sixties. East to
southeasterly winds are expected.

Monday will be mostly cloudy and considerably warmer thanks to abundant
cloudiness and a windy southerly wind. Morning lows will be in the lower-
sixties with afternoon highs in the upper-seventies.

Extended Forecast

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, unseasonably warm & humid, 30% light
showers...1/4" rainfall forecasted. Low near: 68 High near: 79 Winds:
SSE 5-12 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, unseasonably warm & humid, 20% light
showers...1/4" rainfall forecasted. Low near: 68 High near: 79 Winds: S-
SE 6-15 mph.

Thanksgiving: Mostly cloudy, unseasonably warm & humid, 30% showers
developing late...1/4" rainfall forecasted. Low: 68 High: 78 Winds: S 5-
10 mph.

Black Friday: Cloudy with a 50% light rain through early afternoon,
decreasing cloudiness late...1/3 rainfall forecasted. Low near: 45 High
near: 51 Winds: N 6-18 mph.

Saturday: Sunny...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 37 High near: 60
Winds: N-NE 3-8 mph.

Sunday: Increasing afternoon cloudiness...no rainfall forecasted. Low
near: 41 High near: 63 Winds: E-SE 6-16 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, 50% rain and thunderstorms...1/4" to 1.00" rainfall
forecasted. Low near: 63 High near: 79 Winds: 12-20 mph and gusty.
Notice posted on Tuesday, November 23, 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.