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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Monday, April 11, 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.

ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL STARTED OUTBOUND TRANSIT AT 0600/11TH. TWO
DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED FOR INBOUND TRANSIT 1100/11TH.

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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

Despite the fact that two weak cold fronts will sweep through Southeast
Texas during the upcoming week, significant rain is not forecasted. Thus,
the drought will worsen. Temperatures will remain above-normal with below-
normal rainfall during the next seven days.

Tonight, cloudy skies will develop across Southeast Texas. A few showers
are possible near the Lakes Area early Monday Morning. Breezy southerly
winds will continue from the south. Lows will be in the lower-seventies.

Monday, a weak, Pacific "cold" front will sweep through Southeast Texas
during the afternoon hours with about a 30% chance of light rain. Skies
will clear during the afternoon hours after the frontal passage. Highs
will range from the middle-eighties in the Triangle to the lower-nineties
in the Lakes Area. Winds will initially be from the south, but will shift
towards the north and northwest during the afternoon hours.

Tuesday, weak high pressure will dominate our area's weather. Mostly sunny
skies and low humidity are expected. Lows will be in the middle-to-upper
fifties with afternoon highs near-eighty. North to northeasterly winds are
forecasted.

Wednesday, high pressure quickly scoots to the east. This will allow winds
will become east and then southeasterly. Morning lows will be in the
middle-fifties with afternoon highs near-eighty.

Thursday, cloudy skies in the morning are forecasted with skies becoming
partly cloudy during the afternoon hours. Humidity levels will be on the
increase thanks to a moist, southerly flow off the Gulf of Mexico. Lows
will be in the upper-sixties with afternoon highs in the lower-eighties.

Friday, cloudy skies are expected during the morning hours with partly
cloudy skies during the afternoon developing. Lows will be near-seventy
with afternoon highs in the middle-eighties. Southerly winds will
continue. A 20% chance of light showers is forecasted late.

Friday Night, a weak, Pacific "cold" front will sweep through the area with
a slight chance of light rain.

Sunny skies and low humidity levels are forecasted Saturday behind the
front as high pressure builds over the area. Lows will be in the middle-
sixties with afternoon highs in the middle-eighties. Northeasterly winds
are forecasted.

On Sunday, morning sun is expected with increasing afternoon cloudiness
expected. Lows will be in the upper-fifties with afternoon highs in the
upper-eighties. Northeasterly winds will turn towards the east during the
afternoon hours.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Tonight: Cloudy, breezy, humid and unseasonably warm...no
rainfall forecasted. Low near: 72. Winds: S 6-18 mph.

Triangle Monday: Cloudy during the morning, 30% chance of light rain, then
decreasing afternoon cloudiness...1/4" rainfall forecasted. High near: 85.
Winds: S shifting N during the afternoon 8-16 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Cloudy, breezy, humid and unseasonably warm, 20% showers &
thunderstorms after 3AM...1/4" rainfall forecasted. Low near: 73. Winds:
S 6-15 mph.

Lakes Monday: Cloudy during the morning, 30% chance of light rain, then
clearing during the afternoon...1/4" rainfall forecasted. High near: 89.
Winds: S shifting NW 8-15 mph.

Extended Forecast

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, less humid...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 58.
High near: 81. Winds: N-NE 4-12 mph.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, breezy and warm...no rainfall forecasted. Low
near: 57. High near: 79. Winds: E-SE 5-16 mph.

Thursday: Morning cloudiness, becoming partly cloudy during the afternoon,
warm and humid...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 68. High near: 83.
Winds: SSE 6-12 mph.

Friday: Morning cloudiness, becoming partly cloudy during the afternoon,
very warm, breezy and humid, 20% chance of light showers...1/4" rainfall
forecasted. Low near: 70. High near: 84. Winds: S 6-12 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, low humidity...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 66.
High near: 84. Winds: NE 5-10 mph.

Sunday: Morning sun with increasing afternoon cloudiness...no rainfall
forecasted. Low near: 59. High near: 79. Winds: NE-E 6-15 mph.
Notice posted on Monday, April 11, 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.