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SubjectDatePriority
Sabine/Neches Channel Closed due to FOG02/28/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Closed due to FOG02/27/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Update **Channel Open**02/27/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Update **FOG**02/26/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Closed due to FOG02/25/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Update **Channel Open**02/25/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Update 02/25/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Update **FOG**02/25/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Update **FOG**02/24/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Closed due to FOG02/24/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Update **Channel Open**02/23/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Closed due to FOG02/23/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Update **Channel Open**02/22/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Closed due to FOG02/22/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Updated Daylight Restriction Times02/22/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Update **Channel Open**02/22/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update02/22/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Closed due to FOG02/21/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Update **Channel Open**02/21/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Update **FOG**02/21/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Closed due to FOG02/20/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Update **Channel Open**02/20/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Update **FOG**02/20/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Update **FOG**02/20/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Update **FOG**02/19/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Closed due to FOG02/18/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update02/18/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update02/17/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update02/16/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update **Channel Open**02/15/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Closed due to FOG02/15/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update02/14/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update02/11/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update02/10/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update02/09/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update02/08/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update02/07/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update02/04/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update02/03/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update02/02/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Closed due to FOG02/01/2011 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Sabine/Neches Channel Closed due to FOG
Date:Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

***SPECIAL NOTICE UPDATE***

Beginning March 1, 2011 through May 31, 2011 TXDOT will conduct
maintenance on the MLK/Gulf Gate Bridge. Maximum air draft for
ALL VESSELS transiting the Sabine/Neches waterway will be reduced
to 134ft.

AS OF 2307/31ST THE SABINE PILOTS SUSPENDED SERVICE AND THE CHANNEL CLOSED
DUE TO DENSE FOG AND REMAINS CLOSED AT THIS TIME. THE PILOTS ARE WATCHING
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM MOVING INTO THE AREA AND WILL RESUME SERVICE AFTER
IT PASSES, IF CONDITIONS ALLOW.

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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)
*************************************************

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

***

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).

***

WEATHER

Forecast Discussion

Near one-hundred percent coverage of rain and thunderstorms is expected
today with temperatures FALLING into the lower-forties by the end of the
Day. The coldest weather of this season is expected through the end of the
week. Wednesday through Thursday, lows will be in the middle-twenties with
highs in the middle-thirties to near-forty. Friday, an upper-level
disturbance will bring rain to Southeast Texas which will then change over
to sleet during the late-afternoon/evening hours and for a short time late
Friday Night into the wee hours Saturday, light snow. Warming trend is
expected Sunday and Monday with highs bouncing back into the lower-
seventies Monday.

Today, 100% coverage of heavy rainfall and thunderstorms (with strong to
severe storms possible) during late-morning into the mid-afternoon. One to
two inches of rainfall is possible. After the frontal passage, FALLING
TEMPERATURES are forecasted. By the end of the day, temperatures may be in
the lower-forties. South winds will shift towards the northwest with gusts
to twenty-five miles-per-hour.

An extended period of cold weather expected Wednesday through Saturday with
the coldest weather of the season...

Wednesday will be very cold and blustery with wind chills in the teens and
twenties. Low temperatures will be in the middle-twenties with afternoon
highs in the middle-thirties under partly sunny skies. Winds will be from
the north and northwest around twenty miles-per-hour.

Thursday will be very cold under partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies. Lows
will be in the middle-twenties with afternoon highs in the upper-thirties.
North winds will be breezy.

Friday will be quite an interesting day weather-wise across Southeast Texas
thanks to a very cold upper-level trough of low pressure moving across the
area. Cloudy skies are forecasted. Lows will be in the middle-twenties
with highs in the middle-thirties. A forty percent coverage of sleet
changing over to light snow late Friday Night into the very early morning
hours of Saturday. This will not be like 2008's heavy snow fall and this
could very easily change as new data comes in.

Saturday will be cold. Sunny skies are expected. Lows will be in the
middle-twenties with afternoon highs in the lower-fifties. Westerly winds
are forecasted.

Sunday, mostly sunny skies and warmer temperatures are expected. Lows will
be in the middle-thirties with afternoon highs in the lower-sixties.
Southerly winds are forecasted.

Monday, partly sunny skies are forecasted with a 20% chance of afternoon
showers. Lows will be in the lower-fifties with afternoon highs in the
lower-seventies. South to southwesterly winds are forecasted.

Extended Forecast

Wednesday: Becoming partly sunny, much colder, wind chills in the teens
and twenties...no precipitation forecasted. Low near: 24 High near: 37
Winds: N-NW 15-22 mph and gusty.

Thursday: Partly sunny to mostly cloudy, cold...no precipitation
forecasted. Low near: 26 High near: 38 Winds: N 8-15 mph.

Friday: Cloudy, 40% sleet changing over to light snow Friday Evening into
the very early morning hours of Saturday Morning...dusting of snowfall
forecasted. Low near: 27 High near: 36 Winds: N 8-15 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, chilly...no precipitation forecasted. Low near: 25 High
near: 52 Winds: W 8-15 mph

Sunday: Mostly sunny, warmer...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 37 High
near: 64 Winds: S 6-15 mph.

Monday: Partly sunny, warmer, 20% afternoon showers...1/4" rainfall
forecasted. Low near: 53 High near: 73 Winds: S-SW 14-20 mph.
Notice posted on Tuesday, February 01, 2011

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.