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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Friday, April 01, 2011
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

***SPECIAL NOTICE UPDATE CHANGE***

Beginning March 16, 2011 through June 16, 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.

VESSEL TRAFFIC STARTED INBOUND 0500/1ST WITH ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED
VESSEL AND A LNG VESSEL. ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL IS SCHEDULED
FOR OUTBOUND TRANSIT APPROX 1100/1ST.

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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 0500-1100 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0500-1130 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0500-1200 Hrs
Chevron 0500-1200 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0500-1300 Hrs
Total 0500-1330 Hrs

(OUTBOUND)

ExxonMobil 0600-1430 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0600-1500 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0600-1530 Hrs
Chevron 0600-1530 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0600-1630 Hrs
Total 0600-1630 Hrs
Fina Anchorage 0600-1700 Hrs

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CHANNEL DRAFT:MAX.40FT FW.
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AIRDRAFT :MAX. 136FT AT 40FT FW.(THREE BRIDGES)
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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).

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WEATHER

Forecast Discussion

An absolute gorgeous day outside today with sunny skies, virtually no
clouds, cooler and drier air in place in the area today. Tonight, we'll see
lows back in the middle 50's with highs back near 80. We will not see the
high humidity back in place until late tomorrow as winds switch back in
from the south.

Highs temps for the next few afternoons will be near 80, lows temps will
slowly climb back into the 60's for Saturday and Sunday morning. Only a
slight chance of a brief shower or thunderstorms especially in the lakes
(20%) as a cool front stalls and bounces north as warm front.

Another stronger cold front arrives Monday later in the day giving us
excellent rain chances at 70-80%, some thunderstorms may be strong to even
severe like yesterday's event. Depending on the timing and speed of the
system, there may be some linger showers and storms early Tuesday morning.

Thereafter, much cooler and drier air arrives beginning Tuesday with lows
in the middle 50's, and highs only into the upper 60's.

Wednesday looks to be the coolest with lows dipping back into the upper
40's Wednesday morning and highs into the 65 under sunny skies.



Short Term Forecast

Triangle Tonight: Clear and cool...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 54.
Winds: SW < 5 mph.

Triangle Friday: Mostly sunny & pleasant...no rainfall forecasted. High
near: 80. Winds: South 5-15 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Clear and cool...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 51.
Winds: calm

Lakes Friday: Sunny to mostly sunny & pleasant...no rainfall forecasted.
High near: 80. Winds: SSE 5-10 mph.

Extended Forecast

Saturday: Partly cloudy & warmer...20% rainfall forecasted. Low near: 61.
High near: 80. Winds: SE 5-16 mph.

Sunday: Morning cloudiness becoming partly cloudy with a 10% chance of
light showers, warm & breezy...10% rainfall forecasted. Low near: 66.
High near: 82. Winds: SSE 10-20 mph.

Monday: Increasing clouds, warm & humid, windy...70% chance of shower and
storms late. 1/4 - 1" rainfall forecasted. Low near: 70. High near: 80.
Winds: S 15-25 mph.

Tuesday: 50% morning rain and cloudy, late afternoon clearing, cooler &
breezy...1/4" rainfall forecasted. Low near: 56. High near: 68. Winds:
NW 10-20 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny & pleasant...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 49. High
near: 65. Winds: East/SE 5-15 mph.

Thursday: Partly sunny, mild...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 53.
High near: 71. Winds: SSW 6-16 mph.
Notice posted on Friday, April 01, 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.