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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Tuesday, April 12, 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.

TWO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS STARTED OUTBOUND TRANSIT AT 0600/12TH. ONE
DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL IS SCHEDULED FOR INBOUND TRANSIT 1100/12TH.

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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

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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

Our latest weak "cold" front has pushed through Southeast Texas early this
afternoon. Weak high pressure will build over the region Tuesday before
moving off to the east on Wednesday. Slight cooler, drier air is pushing
into the area. Returning moisture a slight chances of light rain is
expected Thursday ahead of Friday's weak "cold" front. Saturday will be
sunny with lower humidity. Sunday and Monday, the weather becomes
unsettled with a chance of rain returning to the forecasted.

Just enough rain to settle the dust with our latest weak "cold" front.
Officially, we are 8.50" below-normal for the year.

Tonight, clear, breezy and cooler as high pressure builds into the region.
Lows will be in the middle-fifties in the Triangle to the lower-fifties in
the Lakes Area. Breezy northwesterly to northerly winds.

Lower humidity and mostly sunny skies are in the forecast as high pressure
settles over the area. Highs will be in the lower-eighties. Winds with be
northeasterly to easterly.

Wednesday, high pressure moves away from the area allowing a return flow
off the Gulf of Mexico. Mostly sunny skies are again forecasted. Lows
will be in the middle-fifties with afternoon highs near-eighty.
Southeasterly winds are forecasted.

By Thursday, a slight chance of light showers returns to the forecast.
Morning cloudiness will give way to partly cloudy skies during the
afternoon. A 20% chance of light rain is forecasted. Lows will be in the
upper-sixties while afternoon highs will be in the lower-eighties. Breezy
south to southeasterly winds are forecasted.

Friday, another weak "cold" front will sweep through the area during the
afternoon hours with a 20% chance of light showers. Morning cloudiness
will give way to afternoon clearing. Low temperatures will be near-seventy
with afternoon highs in the lower-eighties. Southwesterly winds will shift
towards the west.

Saturday will be sunny with lower humidity. Lows will be in the middle-
fifties with afternoon highs near-eighty. Northeasterly winds will quickly
turn towards the east as high pressure scoots east.

Sunday and Monday will be unsettled with a 30% chance of rain both days.
Lows will be in the middle-sixties to near-seventy with highs in the lower-
eighties. Mostly cloudy skies are expected. Breezy south to southeasterly
winds are forecasted.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Tonight: Clear, breezy and cooler...no rainfall forecasted. Low
near: 56. Winds: NW-N 5-15 mph.

Triangle Tuesday: Mostly sunny, warm with lower humidity...no rainfall
forecasted. High near: 81. Winds: NE-E 5-10 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Clear, breezy and cooler...no rainfall forecasted. Low
near: 52. Winds: NW-N 3-15 mph.

Lakes Tuesday: Mostly sunny, warm with lower humidity...no rainfall
forecasted. High near: 83. Winds: N early turning E late 3-8 mph.

Extended Forecast

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, warm...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 57.
High near: 80. Winds: SE 6-12 mph.

Thursday: Morning cloudiness, becoming partly cloudy during the afternoon,
warm, breezy and humid...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 68. High near:
82. Winds: S-SE 7-17 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: 83. Winds: SW shifting W during the
afternoon 6-14 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, low humidity...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 54.
High near: 80. Winds: NE-E 5-12 mph.

Sunday: Morning sun, increasing afternoon cloudiness, warm, humid, breezy
with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms late...1/4" to 1/3" rainfall
forecasted. Low near: 65. High near: 82. Winds: S-SE 7-17 mph.

Monday: Morning cloudiness, becoming partly sunny, warm, breezy, humid
with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms...1/4" to 1/3" rainfall
forecasted. Low near: 70. High near: 81. Winds: S-SE 7-17 mph.
Notice posted on Tuesday, April 12, 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.