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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Wednesday, April 06, 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.

NO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED FOR INBOUND TRANSIT THE
6TH. THREE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED FOR OUTBOUND
TRANSIT AFTERNOON 6TH.

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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

One more chilly night across Southeast Texas as high pressure moves away
from the area. A warming, moistening trend is expected to begin Thursday
thanks to windy southerly winds off the Gulf of Mexico. Increasing
cloudiness is also anticipated during this period. A ridge of high
pressure in the upper-levels may bring Southeast Texas the warmest weather
of this season by the weekend. A weak front will likely stall north of the
area Late Sunday Night/Early Monday Morning, but it may generate showers
and thunderstorms.

Thanks to cold high pressure, temperatures will be chilly running about
eight degrees below-normal. Clear skies are forecasted. Lows will range
from the upper-forties in the Triangle to the lower-forties in the Lakes
Area. Light south to southeasterly winds are expected.

Wednesday will be warmer and windy across the area as cold high pressure
moves away from the area. Lowering pressures over the Plains will draw
breezy southerly winds over the area. Mostly sunny skies are forecasted
with slightly higher humidities. Afternoon highs will warm into the
middle-seventies in the Triangle and the upper-seventies in the Lakes Area
which is about normal this time of year.

Thursday, deeper gulf moisture will be over the area generating partly
sunny skies, still no rain. Breezy southerly winds will boost humidity
levels upward. Lows will be in the middle-sixties (much above normal) with
afternoon highs back into the lower-eighties (5 degrees above-normal.).

By Friday, a summer-like upper-level ridge of high pressure will build over
the region precluding Southeast Texas from any rainfall. Temperatures will
continue to run much above normal. Lows will be in the lower-seventies (at
least 15 degrees above-normal) with highs in the lower-eighties (about 5
degrees above normal).

Saturday, more of the same - no rain, above-normal temperatures and windy
southerly winds. Morning cloudiness will give way to partly cloudy skies
during the afternoon hours. The ridge of high pressure aloft will bear
down on the region suppressing any showers from developing. Lows will be
in the lower-seventies with highs in the lower-eighties.

Sunday will be very much like Saturday with partly sunny skies, above-
normal temperatures, high humidity, windy southerly winds and no rainfall.
Lows will be in the lower-seventies with afternoon highs in the middle-
eighties.

Late Sunday Night, a weak cold front will make a run towards the area. At
this point, it appears that the front will stall north of the area.

Monday, a 40% chance of morning rain and thunderstorms is in the forecast.
The last two frontal systems have dropped much less than forecasted. So we
will keep the chance of rain lower than what is being forecasted by model
data. La Nina continues it's hold keeping the area drier than normal with
above normal temperatures. Cloudy skies are forecasted Monday with partly
cloudy skies during the afternoon. Lows will be near-seventy with
afternoon highs in the lower-eighties. Light southerly winds are
forecasted.

Tuesday, morning cloudiness will give way to partly cloudy skies during the
afternoon. It will warm and humid with southerly winds. Lows will be in
the lower-seventies with afternoon highs in the lower-eighties.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Tonight: Clear and chilly...no rainfall forecasted. Low near:
48. Winds: S-SE 3-8 mph.

Triangle Wednesday: Mostly sunny, warmer & breezy...no rainfall
forecasted. High near: 76. Winds: S 8-20 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Clear & chilly...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 43.
Winds: S 1-5 mph becoming Calm.

Lakes Wednesday: Mostly sunny, warmer...no rainfall forecasted. High
near: 78. Winds: S 5-12 mph.

Extended Forecast

Thursday: Partly sunny, warm & breezy...no rainfall forecasted. Low near:
65. High near: 81. Winds: S 8-18 mph.

Friday: Morning cloudiness, becoming partly cloudy during the afternoon,
warm, humid & windy...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 73. High near:
82. Winds: S 12-20 mph.

Saturday: Morning cloudiness, becoming partly cloudy, very warm, humid, &
windy during the afternoon…no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 72. High
near: 83. Winds: SSE 14-22 mph.

Sunday: Partly sunny, very warm, humid & windy…no rainfall forecasted. Low
near: 72. High near: 84. Winds: S 12-20 mph.

Monday: 40% chance of morning rain and thunderstorms, becoming partly
cloudy, warm & humid during the afternoon...1/4" to 1/3" rainfall
forecasted. Low near: 70. High near: 82. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Tuesday: Morning cloudiness, becoming partly cloudy, very warm, humid and
breezy during the afternoon...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 73. High
near: 83. Winds: S 10-20 mph.
Notice posted on Wednesday, April 06, 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.