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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:Wednesday, February 09, 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.

TWO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS STARTED OUTBOUND TRANSIT 0600/9TH. AT
THIS TIME, TWO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED FOR INBOUND
TRANSIT APPROX 1030/9TH.

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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

Clouds will be on the increase tonight ahead of our next Arctic Cold Front.
Lows will be in the upper-thirties and lower-forties. Rain and much colder
Wednesday Afternoon after the frontal passage. Slight chance of light
freezing rain near the Lakes Late Wednesday Night. Significantly colder
Thursday through Saturday with sunny, cool days and lows in the twenties.
Warming trend this weekend.

Tonight, increasing cloudiness becoming cloudy with a 20% showers by
morning. Not as cold with lows in the upper-thirties and lower-forties.
Breezy easterly winds.

Wednesday, cloudy with a 90% rain mainly during the afternoon and evening
hours. Rain could be heavy at times with up to an inch of rainfall
possible. Temperatures will start out near-forty, rise to the lower-
fifties around noon and then fall into the upper-thirties by the end of the
day. Breezy easterly winds will shift towards the north with gusts above
twenty-five miles-per-hour possible.

Wednesday Evening, very slight chance (
Lakes Area ONLY.

Thursday, morning cloudiness, becoming sunny by the early afternoon.
Breezy and much colder. Lows in the upper-twenties, highs in the lower-to-
middle forties. Breezy northerly winds.

Friday, sunny and cold. Lows in the lower-twenties with highs in the
lower-fifties. North winds.

Saturday, sunny, warmer. Lows in the upper-twenties with highs in the
upper-fifties. Northwesterly to westerly winds.

Cold Gulf of Mexico water temperatures will keep afternoon highs in check
despite a warming trend due to a ridge of high pressure.

Sunday, mostly sunny, warmer. Low in the upper-thirties with highs in the
lower-sixties. South to southwesterly winds.

Monday, becoming partly sunny, warmer. Lows in the middle-forties with
highs in the lower-to-middle sixties. South to southwesterly winds.

Tuesday, partly sunny, warmer. Lows near-fifty with highs in the middle-
sixties. Easterly winds becoming southeasterly.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Tonight: Increasing cloudiness, becoming cloudy, 20% showers
towards morning...1/4" rainfall forecasted. Low near: 41 Winds: E 8-15
mph.

Triangle Wednesday: Cloudy, 90% rain mainly during the afternoon and
evening, breezy, FALLING AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES...1/3" to 1.00" rainfall
forecasted. 52 around noon falling to 39 late. Winds: E shifting N 15-22
mph.

Lakes Tonight: Increasing cloudiness, becoming cloudy, 20% showers towards
morning...1/4" rainfall forecasted. Low near: 37 Winds: E 4-10 mph.

Lakes Wednesday: Cloudy, 90% rain mainly during the afternoon and evening,
breezy, FALLING AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES...1/3" to 1.00" rainfall forecasted.
46 falling to 37 late. Winds: E shifting N 8-15 mph.

Extended Forecast

Thursday: Afternoon clearing, breezy and colder...no precipitation
forecasted. Low near: 28 High near: 46 Winds: N 8-16 mph.

Friday: Sunny, cold...no precipitation forecasted. Low near: 23 High
near: 53. Winds: N 6-12 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, warmer...no precipitation forecasted. Low near: 28 High
near: 59 Winds: NW early turning W late 3-8 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, warmer...no precipitation forecasted. Low near: 38
High near: 62 Winds: SSW 5-10 mph.

Monday: Becoming partly sunny during the afternoon and warmer...no
precipitation forecasted. Low near: 46 High near: 64 Winds: SSW 6-15 mph.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, warmer, 20% light showers...1/4" rainfall
forecasted. Low near: 51 High near: 62 Winds: E/SE 5-12 mph.
Notice posted on Wednesday, February 09, 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.