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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 17, 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.

ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL STARTED OUTBOUND TRANSIT 0600/17TH. AT
THIS TIME, TWO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED FOR OUTBOUND
TRANSIT APPROX 1000/17TH.

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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.
***********************
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

Little change in the forecast the next several days across Southeast Texas.
Temperatures will be running several degrees above-normal both on the
morning lows and afternoon highs. Southerly winds will continue to drag
even deeper moisture levels into the area. By Tuesday, a weak Pacific cold
front will bring a drier air mass to the area.

Tonight, the wind will be a factor in how much fog forms across the area
tonight. Breezy southerly winds should keep the fog from being truly dense
and patchy in nature. Otherwise, low clouds will form after mid-night.
Lows will be in the middle fifties.

Thursday, patchy morning fog becoming partly sunny during the afternoon.
Breezy southerly winds are expected. Afternoon highs will warm into the
lower-to-middle seventies.

Friday, dense morning fog and low cloudiness, becoming mostly cloudy and
humid during the afternoon. Lows in the middle-fifties with highs in the
lower-seventies. Southerly winds.

Saturday, dense morning fog and low cloudiness, becoming partly sunny warm
and humid during the afternoon. Lows lower-fifties with highs in the
middle-seventies. Southeasterly winds.

Sunday, patchy morning fog and low cloudiness, becoming party sunny, warm,
humid & breezy. Lows in the middle-fifties with highs in the middle-
seventies. Southerly winds.

Monday, morning fog, otherwise mostly cloudy, warm & humid with a 10% light
showers. Lows in the middle-fifties with highs in the lower-seventies.
Southerly winds.

Tuesday, morning cloudiness with a 20% light showers, decreasing afternoon
cloudiness. Lows in the middle-fifties with highs in the lower-seventies.
North to easterly winds.

Wednesday, partly cloudy, less humid. Lows in the lower-fifties with highs
in the lower-seventies. Breezy easterly winds.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Tonight: Mostly cloudy with patchy fog developing after mid-
night…no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 56 Winds: SE 8-15 mph.

Triangle Thursday: Morning fog, becoming partly sunny, warm, humid &
breezy during the afternoon...no rainfall forecasted. High near: 73
Winds: SSE 8-18 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Mostly cloudy with patchy fog developing after mid-
night...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 57 Winds: SSE 2-5 mph.

Lakes Thursday: Morning fog, becoming partly sunny, warm, and humid during
the afternoon...no rainfall forecasted. High near: 75 Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Extended Forecast

Friday: Dense morning fog and low cloudiness, becoming mostly sunny, warm
& humid during the afternoon...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 54 High
near: 72 Winds: S 5-12 mph.

Saturday: Dense morning fog and low cloudiness, becoming partly sunny,
warm & humid during the afternoon...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 52
High near: 74 Winds: SE 4-10 mph.

Sunday: Dense morning fog and low cloudiness, becoming partly sunny, warm,
humid & breezy during the afternoon...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 56
High near: 74 Winds: S 8-15 mph.

George Washington's Birthday: Morning fog, becoming mostly cloudy, warm &
humid, 10% light showers...1/5" rainfall forecasted. Low near: 57 High
near: 72 Winds: S 5-12 mph.

Tuesday: Morning cloudiness with a 20% light showers, afternoon
clearing...1/4" rainfall forecasted. Low near: 54 High near: 73 Winds: N
to E 6-14 mph.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, less humid...no rainfall forecasted. Low near:
51 High near: 72 Winds: S 8-15 mph.
Notice posted on Thursday, February 17, 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.