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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

AS OF 1730/23NOV10 THE SABINE PILOTS SUSPENDED SERVICE AND THE
CHANNEL CLOSED DUE TO DENSE FOG. SEVERAL VESSELS ANCHORED DURING
OUTBOUND TRANSIT SO TRAFFIC IS EXPECTED TO RESUME OUTBOUND WHEN
THE FOG CLEARS.

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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

The unseasonably warm, humid weather will continue through Thanksgiving. A
strong cold front will sweep through Southeast Texas Thanksgiving Evening.
Black Friday will be cold with afternoon temperatures dependant upon when
the clouds and rain move out. Near-freezing temperatures are expected
Saturday Morning. Rapid warming is expected Sunday through Monday.
Another strong cold front is expected Early Tuesday.

A moist, southerly flow off the Gulf of Mexico will keep temperatures at
least twenty degrees above-normal tonight. Lows will be near-seventy.
Skies will become mostly cloudy with patchy fog forming after midnight. A
slight risk of light showers is expected.

Wednesday will be unseasonably warm & humid with high temperatures at least
ten degrees above-normal. Afternoon highs will be near-eighty. A slight
risk of light rain showers is expected. Breezy southerly winds will
continue to pump gulf moisture into Southeast Texas. Mostly cloudy skies
are expected.

Thanksgiving will be unseasonably warm & humid. Mostly cloudy skies are
expected with a forty percent coverage of showers and a few thunderstorms
is forecasted mainly late day. Afternoon highs will be near-eighty. South
winds will continue.

A strong cold front will sweep through Southeast Texas Thanksgiving
Evening...

Black Friday will be cold and wet, especially during the morning. A sixty
percent coverage of rain is expected. A slow clearing trend is expected by
late afternoon. Morning lows will be in the lower-forties with afternoon
highs in the lower-fifties. Breezy northerly winds will drive a colder,
drier air mass into Southeast Texas.

Cold high pressure will settle over Southeast Texas Saturday Morning. It
is possible, we may see our first freeze of the season. Sunny skies are
expected during the afternoon with northeast to easterly winds. Morning
lows will be in the low-to-middle thirties with afternoon highs near-sixty.

Sunday, sunny skies in the morning will give way to increasing afternoon
cloudiness. A rapid warm up is forecasted. Morning lows will be in the
upper thirties with afternoon highs in the middle-sixties. Southeasterly
winds are expected.

Monday, mostly cloudy skies are forecasted with a sixty percent coverage of
rain developing late day. Morning lows will be in the middle-sixties with
afternoon highs in the upper-seventies. Breezy southerly winds are
forecasted.

Another strong cold front will sweep through Southeast Texas early Tuesday.
A sixty percent coverage of rain is expected mainly during the morning
hours. Falling temperatures are expected. Morning highs will be in the
lower-fifties with afternoon temperatures falling into the upper-forties.
Windy northerly winds are expected.

Extended Forecast

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, unseasonably warm, humid, & breezy, 10% light
showers...1/4" rainfall forecasted. Low near: 70 High near: 81 Winds: S
8-20 mph.

Thanksgiving: Mostly cloudy, unseasonably warm & humid, 40% showers & a
few thunderstorms developing late...1/4" to 1/2" rainfall forecasted. Low:
70 High: 80 Winds: S 10-16 mph.

Black Friday: 50% light rain through early afternoon, decreasing
cloudiness late...1/3" to 1/2" rainfall forecasted. Low near: 43 High
near: 51 Winds: N 8-18 mph.

Saturday: Sunny...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 34 High near: 60
Winds: N-NE 3-8 mph.

Sunday: Sunny with increasing afternoon cloudiness...no rainfall
forecasted. Low near: 39 High near: 66 Winds: SE 5-14 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, 60% rain and thunderstorms late...1/4" to 1.00"
rainfall forecasted. Low near: 67 High near: 79 Winds: S-SE 10-20 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, FALLING TEMPERATURES, 60% morning rain...1/4" to
1/2" rainfall forecasted. Morning high near 53 falling to 49 late. Winds:
N-NE 15-20 mph.
Notice posted on Wednesday, November 24, 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.