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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:Friday, February 11, 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 INBOUND TRANSIT 0500/11TH. AT
THIS TIME, ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL IS SCHEDULED FOR OUTBOUND
TRANSIT AFTERNOON 11TH.

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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

The next seven days look rain-freeze. Temperatures will start out cold,
but a warming trend is expected and temperatures will warm well into the
sixties by the weekend and could be very close to seventy by next
Thursday...

Clearing skies are expected this evening with a Hard Freeze Warning for all
of Southeast Texas. Sunny skies are expected Friday, but it will still be
chilly. Abundant sunshine and gradual warming forecasted through the
weekend.

Tonight, gradual clearing with a hard freeze. Low in the lower-twenties.
Light northerly winds.

Friday, sunny, but chilly. Highs in the lower-to-middle fifties. Light
northerly winds.

Saturday, cold high pressure begins to move away from Southeast Texas.
Sunny skies and warmer temperatures are expected. Lows in the middle-
twenties. Highs near-sixty. Light northerly winds.

Sunday, our warming trend begins. Sunny skies are expected. Lows in the
middle-thirties with highs in the lower-sixties. Southwest to south winds
forecasted.

Monday, a ridge of high pressure begins to move into Texas - this will
continue to strengthen our warming trend. Mostly sunny skies are expected.
Lows in the middle-forties with highs in the middle-sixties. Southwest to
south winds forecasted.

Tuesday, partly cloudy skies are expected. Lows in the upper-forties with
highs in the middle-sixties. Southerly winds are forecasted.

Wednesday, winds will be breezy southerly bringing in increasing gulf
moisture. Partly sunny skies are expected. Lows in the lower-fifties with
highs in the middle-sixties.

Thursday, the ridge of high pressure will be over our region furthering the
warming trend. Partly sunny skies are expected. Breezy southerly winds
are forecasted. Lows will be in the middle-sixties with highs in the
upper-sixties.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Tonight: Clearing, HARD FREEZE WARNING...no precipitation
forecasted. Low near: 23 Winds: N 3-8 mph.

Triangle Friday: Sunny, chilly...no precipitation forecasted. High near:
53. Winds: N 3-8 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Clearing, HARD FREEZE WARNING...no precipitation
forecasted. Low near: 21 Winds: N 1-5 mph.

Lakes Friday: Sunny, chilly...no precipitation forecasted. High near: 54.
Winds: N 2-7 mph.

Extended Forecast

Saturday: Sunny, warmer...no precipitation forecasted. Low near: 25 High
near: 60 Winds: N 3-8 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, warmer...no precipitation forecasted. Low near: 35 High
near: 63 Winds: SW-S 5-10 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, warmer...no precipitation forecasted. Low near: 46
High near: 67 Winds: SW-S 4-10 mph.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, warmer...no precipitation forecasted. Low near:
49 High near: 64 Winds: S 5-12 mph.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, warmer & breezy...no precipitation forecasted.
Low near: 53 High near: 66 Winds: S-SE 5-15 mph.

Thursday: Partly sunny, warmer & breezy...no precipitation forecasted.
Low near: 56 High near: 69 Winds: S-SE 6-15 mph.
Notice posted on Friday, February 11, 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.