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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Tuesday, April 05, 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 0600/5TH WITH ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED
VESSEL. ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL IS SCHEDULED FOR INBOUND
TRANSIT APPROX 1100/5TH.

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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

Cooler weather forecasted tonight as cold high pressure builds into the
area - lows will be in the forties. Sunny, pleasant and dry Wednesday.
Cold high pressure moves rapidly away from the area Wednesday. A warming,
moistening trend will then commence thorough the weekend. High pressure
aloft will keep the area dry for the next several days. A weak cold front
may push through the area Monday, but confidence is low.

Tonight, clear, breezy and cooler. Lows will be in the middle-forties in
the Triangle to the lower-forties in the Triangle. Breezy northwest to
northerly winds.

Sunny, pleasant and dry Tuesday. Highs in the upper-sixties to near-
seventy. Northeasterly winds turning south late.

Wednesday, sunny, warmer & breezy. Low in the lower-fifties with highs in
the middle-seventies. Breezy south winds.

Thursday, partly sunny, warm, breezy and humid. Low in the middle-sixties
with highs near-eighty. Breezy southerly winds.

Friday, morning clouds, becoming partly cloudy, warm, humid and windy
during the afternoon. Low near-seventy, highs in the lower-eighties.
Windy southerly winds.

Saturday, partly cloudy, warm, humid and windy. Lows near-seventy with
highs in the lower-eighties. Windy southerly winds.

Sunday, partly cloudy, warm, humid and breezy. Lows near-seventy with
highs in the middle-eighties. Breezy southerly winds.

Monday, 30% chance of showers and possibly thunderstorms, then afternoon
clearing. Lows in the lower-seventies with highs in the lower-eighties.

Short Term Forecast
Triangle Tonight: Clear, cool & breezy...no rainfall forecasted. Low
near: 44. Winds: NW-N 5-12 mph.

Triangle Tuesday: Sunny & pleasant...no rainfall forecasted. High near:
69. Winds: NE turning S late 5-12 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Clear, cool & breezy...no rainfall forecasted. Low near:
42. Winds: NW/N 5-12 mph.

Lakes Tuesday: Sunny & pleasant...no rainfall forecasted. High near: 72.
Winds: NE early turning S late 2-7 mph.

Extended Forecast

Wednesday: Sunny, mild & breezy...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 51.
High near: 76. Winds: S 10-20 mph.

Thursday: Partly sunny, warm & breezy...no rainfall forecasted. Low near:
66. High near: 80. Winds: S 10-20 mph.

Friday: Morning cloudiness, becoming partly cloudy during the afternoon,
warm & windy...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 71. High near: 83.
Winds: S 15-20 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy, warm & windy…no rainfall
forecasted. Low near: 70. High near: 83. Winds: SSE 15-25 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy, warm & windy…no rainfall forecasted.
Low near: 70. High near: 84. Winds: S 15-20 mph.

Monday: 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, then afternoon
clearing...1/4" to 1/3" rainfall forecasted. Low near: 73. High near: 83.
Winds: SW shifting N 6-18 mph.
Notice posted on Tuesday, April 05, 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.