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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Friday, April 15, 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 0600/15TH. AT
THIS TIME, ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL IS SCHEDULED FOR INBOUND
TRANSIT APPROX 1100/15TH.

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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

A few isolated showers managed to develop this afternoon across Southeast
Texas. Tonight will be very warm, humid and breezy. A weak, Pacific
"cold" front will push through Southeast Texas around noon with at most a
20% chance of very light rain. The weekend looks beautiful with sunny,
warm, dry afternoons and cool nights. High pressure moves east of the area
Monday. Moisture and cloudiness will return. Afternoon highs will climb
into the middle-eighties by mid-week with isolated showers possible. No
significant rainfall is forecasted the next seven days, so the drought will
worsen. Temperatures will generally be above-normal for the week.

Tonight will be warm, humid and breezy. A moist, southerly flow off the
Gulf of Mexico will keep temperatures at least ten degrees above-normal.
Lows will be near-seventy.

Friday, a weak, Pacific "cold" front will push through Southeast Texas by
late-morning. A 20% chance of very light rain is forecasted. After the
frontal passage, skies are expected to become sunny. With a southwest and
then westerly wind, temperatures will soar into the middle-eighties.

Saturday looks beautiful, but dry with lower-humidity which will cause a
high fire danger. Sunny skies are forecasted. Lows will be in the lower-
to-middle fifties with afternoon highs near-eighty. Northwesterly winds
are forecasted.

Sunday, mostly sunny skies and no rainfall is forecasted. Lows will be
near-fifty with afternoon highs in the upper-seventies. Easterly winds
will turn towards the south later in the day.

By Monday, cool high pressure will move away from the area. This will
create an onshore flow meaning moisture and cloudiness will be on the
increase. Morning cloudiness will become partly cloudy during the
afternoon hours. Morning lows will be in the upper-sixties with afternoon
highs in the lower-eighties. Windy south winds are forecasted.

Tuesday will be similar to Monday with morning cloudiness and partly sunny
skies during the afternoon. It will be warm, humid and windy. Lows will
be near-seventy with afternoon highs in the middle-eighties. Windy south
winds are expected.

By Wednesday, a front may stall across the area. This may generate a 10%
chance of light rain for the area. Mostly cloudy skies are expected. Lows
will be in the lower-seventies with afternoon highs in the middle-eighties.
Breezy south winds will become variable.

Thursday, cloudy skies during the morning will become partly sunny during
the afternoon hours. It will be very warm, humid and breezy. Lows will be
in the lower-seventies with afternoon highs in the middle-eighties. A 10%
chance of light rain is forecasted. South to southeasterly winds are
forecasted.


Short Term Forecast

Triangle Tonight: Becoming cloudy, warm, humid & breezy with
of light showers...15 mph.

Triangle Friday: Morning cloudiness with a 20% chance of showers becoming
sunny during the afternoon...1/10" rainfall forecasted. High near: 85.
Winds: SW shifting W 8-15 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Becoming cloudy, warm & humid, 10% chance of light
showers...
Lakes Friday: Morning cloudiness with a 20% chance of showers becoming
sunny during the afternoon...1/10" rainfall forecasted. High near: 86.
Winds: SW shifting WNW 5-12 mph.

Extended Forecast

Saturday: Sunny, low humidity...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 57.
High near: 80. Winds: NW 6-14 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, breezy with low humidity...no rainfall forecasted. Low
near: 54. High near: 79. Winds: E turning S 14-20 mph.

Monday: Morning cloudiness, becoming partly cloudy, warm, windy and
humid...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 68. High near: 83. Winds: S
15-25 mph.

Tuesday: Morning cloudiness becoming partly cloudy, very warm, windy,
humid with a 10% chance of light rain...1/10" rainfall forecasted. Low
near: 70. High near: 85. Winds: SSE 15-25 mph.

Wednesday: Morning cloudiness becoming partly cloudy, very warm, humid,
windy with a 20% chance of light rain...1/10" rainfall forecasted. Low
near: 72. High near: 85. Winds: SSE 14-20 mph.

Thursday: Morning cloudiness becoming partly sunny, very warm, humid and
breezy during the afternoon with a 10% chance of showers...
forecasted. Low near: 72. High near: 84. Winds: S-SE 6-14 mph.
Notice posted on Friday, April 15, 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.