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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 18, 2011
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

***SPECIAL NOTICE UPDATE CHANGE***

Beginning March 15, 2011 through June 15, 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 IS SCHEDULED TO START OUTBOUND TRANSIT
0730/18TH. AT THIS TIME, NO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED FOR
INBOUND TRANSIT THE 18TH.

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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

***********************
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 will be changing over the next three days as far as the forecast
goes across Southeast Texas. Patchy fog is expected each morning with
mostly cloudy skies and above-normal temperatures as our February Thaw
continues. Slight chances of light rain will enter the forecast Monday
through Thursday. A weak, Pacific Cold Front will sweep through the area
Early Tuesday. It will bring slightly cooler weather and lower humidity.
By Thursday, another warming and moistening trend will begin. By the 27th,
more Arctic air is possible.

Tonight, breezy winds will keep fog from becoming wide-spread or dense in
most locations. Otherwise, mostly cloudy skies and above-normal
temperatures are expected. Lows will be in the upper-fifties - about 15
degrees above-normal. South to southeasterly winds are expected.

Friday, morning fog will lift around mid-morning with partly sunny to
mostly cloudy skies expected. No rainfall is expected by high humidity
levels will persist. Afternoon highs will be in the lower-to-middle
seventies. South winds are expected.

Saturday, dense morning fog is forecasted with mostly cloudy skies during
the afternoon. No rainfall is expected. High humidity levels will
persist. Lows will be in the middle-fifties with afternoon highs in the
lower-seventies. Southeasterly winds are forecasted.

Sunday, patchy morning fog is expected with mostly cloudy skies during the
afternoon. No rainfall is forecasted. High humidity levels will persist.
Lows will be in the upper-fifties with afternoon highs in the lower-
seventies. Breezy south winds are forecasted.

Monday, patchy morning fog is expected with cloudy skies during the
afternoon. A 20% chance of light rain is forecasted. High humidity levels
will persist. Lows will be in the upper-fifties with afternoon highs in
the lower-to-middle seventies. Breezy southerly winds are forecasted.

Tuesday, a weak, Pacific Cold Front will sweep through Southeast Texas
early. A 20 to 30% chance of light rain is forecasted with cloudy skies.
North to northeasterly winds will drive humidity levels down. Slight
cooling is also expected. Morning lows will be near-fifty with afternoon
highs in the middle-fifties.

Wednesday, cloudy skies and a 20% chance of light rain is forecasted. Lows
will be in the lower-fifties with afternoon highs in the middle-to-upper
sixties. East to southeasterly winds are forecasted.

Thursday, another warming and moistening trend is forecasted with a 20%
chance of light rain. Lows will be in the middle-fifties with afternoon
highs in the middle-seventies. A breezy south to southeasterly wind is
forecasted.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Tonight: Mostly cloudy, breezy, patchy fog...no rainfall
forecasted. Low near: 58 Winds: S 7-12 mph.

Triangle Friday: Morning fog, becoming partly sunny, warm & humid during
the afternoon. High near: 72 Winds: S 5-12 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Mostly cloudy, patchy dense fog after mid-night...no
rainfall forecasted. Low near: 60 Winds: S 2-7 mph.

Lakes Friday: Morning fog, becoming mostly cloudy, war & humid during the
afternoon. High near: 75 Winds: S 4-10 mph.

Extended Forecast

Saturday: Dense morning fog and low cloudiness, becoming mostly cloudy,
warm & humid during the afternoon...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 57
High near: 71 Winds: SE 5-12 mph.

Sunday: Patchy morning fog and low cloudiness, becoming mostly cloudy,
warm, humid & breezy during the afternoon...no rainfall forecasted. Low
near: 60 High near: 70 Winds: S 8-16 mph.

George Washington's Birthday: Patchy morning fog, becoming cloudy, breezy,
warm & humid, 20% light showers...1/4" rainfall forecasted. Low near: 61
High near: 73 Winds: S 8-15 mph.

Tuesday: Cloudy, slightly cooler, 20% light showers...1/4" rainfall
forecasted. Low near: 47 High near: 66 Winds: NE 5-12 mph.

Wednesday: Cloudy, breezy, 20% light showers...1/4" rainfall forecasted.
Low near: 50 High near: 68 Winds: E-SE 6-15 mph.

Thursday: Cloudy, breezy, warm & humid with a 20% light showers...1/4"
rainfall forecasted. Low near: 57 High near: 74 Winds: S-SE 12-20 mph.
Notice posted on Friday, February 18, 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.