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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Wednesday, April 13, 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 INBOUND TRANSIT AT 0500/13TH. ONE
DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL IS SCHEDULED FOR OUTBOUND TRANSIT AFTERNOON
13TH.

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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

Once more cool night is expected across Southeast Texas tonight courtesy of
high pressure. The high will move off Thursday allowing an onshore flow
off the Gulf of Mexico to commence meaning higher moisture levels are on
the way. Slight chance of very light rain Thursday and Friday with a weak,
Pacific "cold" front. Beautiful, dry, sunny weather over the weekend.
Slight chances of showers and thunderstorms return to the forecast early
next week.

Tonight mostly clear skies and light winds will allow temperatures to fall
into the 50's once again.

Wednesday, cool high pressure will move away from the area allowing an
onshore flow off the Gulf of Mexico to begin. Higher humidity will result.
Mostly sunny skies are forecasted. Highs will be in the lower-eighties.
Easterly winds will turn towards the south.

Thursday, morning cloudiness and a 20% chance of very light rain will give
way to partly cloudy skies and warm temperatures. Lows will be in the
middle-sixties with afternoon highs in the lower-eighties. Breezy south to
southeasterly winds are forecasted.

Friday, a weak, Pacific "cold" front will push through Southeast Texas
around noon. A 20% chance of light rain is in the forecast. Skies will
clear during the afternoon. Lows will be near-seventy with afternoon highs
in the middle-eighties. Southwesterly winds will shift west.

Saturday and Sunday look sunny, cool and continued dry. Lows will be in
the fifties with afternoon highs near-eighty. Northwesterly winds Saturday
will turn towards the east and southeast Sunday as high pressure moves away
from the area.

Early next week, an onshore flow coupled with a few upper-level
disturbances may generate showers in the forecast both Monday and Tuesday.
At this point, we'll keep chances low. Lows will be in the upper-sixties
to near-seventy with afternoon highs in the lower-eighties. Chance of rain
is 20% on Monday and 30% chance on Tuesday.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Tonight: Mostly clear & cool...no rainfall forecasted. Low near:
56. Winds: E-SE 2-7 mph.

Triangle Wednesday: Mostly sunny & warm...no rainfall forecasted. High
near: 80. Winds: E turning SSE 6-15 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Mostly clear & cool...no rainfall forecasted. Low near:
51. Winds: E-SE 2-7 becoming Calm.

Lakes Wednesday: Mostly sunny & warm...no rainfall forecasted. High near:
83. Winds: SSE 3-8 mph.

Extended Forecast

Thursday: Morning cloudiness, becoming partly cloudy during the afternoon,
warm, breezy and humid, 20% chance of very light rain...1/5" rainfall
forecasted. Low near: 67. High near: 83. Winds: S-SE 8-20 mph.

Friday: 20% chance of very light rain, afternoon clearing...1/5" rainfall
forecasted. Low near: 70. High near: 85. Winds: SW shifting W during the
afternoon 6-15 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, low humidity...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 58.
High near: 79. Winds: NW 6-15 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, breezy with low humidity...no rainfall forecasted. Low
near: 55. High near: 81. Winds: E-SE 10-20 mph.

Monday: Morning cloudiness, becoming partly cloudy, warm, breezy, humid
with a 20% chance of rain...1/4" rainfall forecasted. Low near: 68. High
near: 83. Winds: SSE 8-22 mph.

Tuesday: 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: 83. Winds: SSE 12-24 mph.
Notice posted on Wednesday, April 13, 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.