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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 Daily Update
Date:Thursday, February 03, 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.

AT THIS TIME, NO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED FOR INBOUND
OR OUTBOUND TRANSIT THE 3RD.

WATER LEVELS ARE ~ 2FT BELOW AVERAGE DUE TO FRONTAL PASSAGE. THEREFORE, ANY
VESSEL THAT REQUIRES USE OF A TURNING AREA IS RESTRICTED TO 38FT DRAFT OR
LESS, UNTIL AVERAGE WATER LEVELS RETURN.

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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

Freezing rain and sleet is expected to develop across Southeast Texas
beginning Late Thursday Afternoon and last through Mid-Day Friday. This
will lead to an Ice Storm. Power outages and a travel nightmare will
result late Thursday Night through Friday. Warmer weather expected by
Saturday with another cold front Late Sunday.

Tonight, cloudy and cold with a hard freeze. Lows in the middle-twenties.
Northerly winds.

Thursday, cloudy and cold with a 80% freezing rain developing by late-
afternoon. Highs near-freezing WINTER STORM WATCH for the Lakes Area and a
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for the Triangle. North to northeasterly winds.

Friday, cloudy and very cold, 80% mainly freezing rain, possibly changing
to sleet and snow late. Lows in the upper-twenties with highs near-
freezing.

Saturday, sunny, warmer. Lows in the middle-twenties with highs in the
lower-fifties. West to southwesterly winds.

Sunday, partly cloudy, warmer with a 20% rain. Lows in the middle-
thirties, highs in the lower-sixties. South to southwesterly winds.

Monday, partly cloudy, colder. Lows middle-thirties, highs near-fifty.
Breezy northerly winds.

Tuesday, sunny and cool. Low upper-twenties with highs in the upper-
forties. North to easterly winds.

Wednesday, cloud with a 60% rain. Low in the lower-thirties with highs in
the lower-forties. Easterly winds shifting north.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Tonight: Cloudy, cold, HARD FREEZE WARNING...no precipitation
forecasted. Low near: 27 Winds: N 8-16 mph.

Triangle Thursday: Cloudy, cold, 50% freezing rain late, WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORY...1/4" precipitation forecasted. High near: 34 Winds: NNE 8-18
mph.

Lakes Tonight: Cloudy, cold, HARD FREEZE WARNING...no precipitation
forecasted. Low near: 26 Winds: N 5-12 mph

Lakes Thursday: Cloudy, cold, 50% freezing rain late, WINTER STORM
WATCH...no precipitation forecasted. High near: 33 Winds: NNE 6-12 mph.

Extended Forecast


Thursday Night: 80% freezing rain. Low near: 28

Friday: 80% freezing rain possibly changing over to sleet and snow during
the late afternoon...1/3" to 3/4" precipitation forecasted. High near: 33
Winds: N-NW 8-15 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, warmer...no precipitation forecasted. Low near: 24 High
near: 51 Winds: W 6-15 mph.

Sunday: Partly cloudy, warmer, 20% showers late...1/4"precipitation
forecasted. Low near: 37 High near: 64 Winds: S-SW 6-15 mph.

Monday: Partly cloudy, colder, breezy...no rainfall forecasted. Low near:
35 High near: 51 Winds: NW 8-18 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, cool...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 28 High near: 48
Winds: N becoming E 8-18 mph.

Wednesday: Cloudy, 60% rain late, chilly...1/3" to 1.00" rainfall
forecasted. Low near: 33 High near: 43 Winds: E becoming N 8-18 mph.
Notice posted on Thursday, February 03, 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.