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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Monday, November 29, 2010
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL STARTED INBOUND AT 0500/29TH. TWO
DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED FOR OUTBOUND TRANSIT
APPROX 1200/29TH.

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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

Cloudy, muggy, and mild today until the front passes to our East.

A Lake Wind Advisory is in effect for Orange and Jefferson counties in
effect till 6:00 PM. Strong southerly winds with wind gusts from 20 to 30
mph are possible.

Early morning rains showers possible this morning ahead of our storm system
and tagging cold front.

Cold front is gaining some speed and it looks like it and the storms
associated with it will arrive by the lunch hour into the afternoon. Some
of the storms will be on the strong to severe side esp. for the Lakes area.

Cooler and dryer air is on the way tomorrow but the real cold stuff doesn't
get here until Wednesday and Thursday mornings when temperatures will be in
the low to mid 30's and freeze warnings will be possible.

Warm-up on the way for the weekend.

Monday: Overcast, 60% showers and thunderstorms...1/4" to 1.00"+ rainfall
forecasted. Some storms may be strong or even severe. Isolated weak
tornadoes are possible. Low near: 62 High near: 77 Winds: SW 9-17 mph

Tuesday: Decreasing cloudiness during the afternoon, breezy. Low: 53 High
near: 62 Winds: North 10-20/ G mph.

Wednesday: Sunny & cool...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 30 High near:
60 Winds: NE 5-15 mph.

Thursday: Partly sunny, cool...no rainfall forecasted. Low: 37 High: 67
Winds: E 5-10 mph.

Friday: Partly sunny, warmer, mild Low near: 48 High near: 71 Winds: SE
5-15 mph.

Saturday: Partly sunny, warm...20% rainfall forecasted. Low near: 50
High near: 72 Winds: S 5-12 mph.

Sunday: Partly cloudy ...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 56 High near:
75 Winds: SSE 5-13 mph.
Notice posted on Monday, November 29, 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.