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SubjectDatePriority
Sabine/Neches Channel Update **FOG**12/31/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Closed due to FOG12/31/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Update **Channel Open**12/29/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Closed due to FOG12/29/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update12/28/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update12/27/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update12/23/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update12/22/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update12/21/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update12/20/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update12/19/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Update **Channel Open**12/16/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Closed due to FOG12/16/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Update **Channel Open**12/15/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Update12/15/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Closed due to FOG12/15/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Update **Channel Open**12/15/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Update **POTENTIAL USCG CLOSURE**12/15/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Update **FOG**12/15/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Update **FOG**12/14/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Update **FOG**12/14/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Update **FOG**12/13/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Update **FOG**12/13/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Channel Closed due to FOG12/13/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update12/12/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update12/09/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update12/08/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update12/07/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update12/06/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update12/05/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update12/02/2011 Normal
Sabine/Neches Daily Update12/01/2011 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Monday, April 04, 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 OUTBOUND 0600/4TH WITH ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED
VESSEL. THREE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED FOR INBOUND
TRANSIT APPROX 1100/4TH.

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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)
*************************************************

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

A beautiful weekend for fair goers with partly to mostly cloudy skies and
temps into the upper 70's and low 80's. Things are a changing Monday as a
strong cold front arrives by mid afternoon and evening. The front will be
preceded by strong to even severe thunderstorms beginning as early as early
afternoon (12p-1p) and lasting through the remainder of the afternoon and
into early evening. The thunderstorms will contain heavy rainfall, frequent
lightning and thunder, strong winds and may be some hail or even weak,
short lived tornadoes.

Additionally, mariners will have a small craft advisory as well as a gale
warning in effect. Winds will be over 15-25 knots. Seas will be 3-5 feet,
then 4-6 feet creating rough water conditions.

Once the storms pass by evening, winds will switch from SE to NW at 10-20
mph and gusty.

A nice forecast after tomorrow, with clearing skies giving us lots of
sunshine for Tuesday and beyond. We'll see morning lows near 47 Tuesday
morning, and highs near 71. A quick warm up commences thereafter, with
morning lows into the lower 70's and highs near the lower 80's by next
weekend. Rain chances look non existent after tomorrow.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Tonight: Mostly cloudy, breezy...20% rainfall forecasted. Low
near: 71. Winds: S 10-20 mph.

Triangle Monday: Overcast with numerous showers and thunderstorms, some
storms will be strong to severe...60% rainfall forecasted. High near: 78.
Falling temps by evening. Winds: S/NNW 10-25 mph and gusty.

Lakes Tonight: Becoming mostly cloudy, 10% showers...1/10" to 1/4"
rainfall forecasted. Low near: 70. Winds: SE 2-7 mph.

Lakes Monday: Overcast with numerous showers and thunderstorms, some
storms will be strong to severe...60% rainfall forecasted. High near: 73.
Falling temps by evening. Winds: S/NNW 10-25 mph and gusty.

Extended Forecast

Tuesday: Sunny, cooler, with low humidity...no rainfall forecasted. Low
near: 47. High near: 71. Winds: NE/SE 5-12 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, mild & breezy...no rainfall forecasted. Low
near: 51. High near: 78. Winds: ESE 5-15 mph.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 64. High
near: 80. Winds: E 5-10 mph.

Friday: Mostly cloudy, humid...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 70.
High near: 82. Winds: SE 5-12 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, very warm and humid…10% rainfall forecasted. Low
near: 71. High near: 84. Winds: SSE 5-15 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, very warm and humid…10% rainfall forecasted. Low
near: 72. High near: 83. Winds: S 5-15 mph.
Notice posted on Monday, April 04, 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.