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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Monday, April 18, 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 VESSEL STARTED OUTBOUND TRANSIT 0600/18TH. TWO
DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED FOR INBOUND TRANSIT APPROX
1200/18TH.

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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


Atmospheric conditions have improved that the possibility of wildfires will
be lessened thanks to the southeast winds pumping in low level moisture
from the gulf. Winds will continue to pick up on Monday at 10-20 mph. Lows
tonight will only be near 67 with highs at around 82. We'll see mostly
cloudy skies early becoming partly cloudy for the afternoon. This trend
will continue for most of this new work week.

Lows temps will generally remain in the lower 70's, with highs into the
middle 80's. By week's end, there will be a slight chance to pick up a
stray light shower, chance of rain stands at 10% or less each afternoon
with the exception of 20% on Friday.

The pattern remains zonal, meaning from west to east, so any disturbance or
front will remain to our north.

Rainfall deficits are now approaching 10" in Beaumont, with exceptional
drought conditions for the lakes at this time.

Burn bans remain in effect for Hardin, Tyler, Jasper and Newton counties
and within Vidor city limits.



Short Term Forecast

Triangle Tonight: Cloudy, humid, and warm. Low near: 67. Winds: SE 5-15
mph.

Triangle Monday: Mostly cloudy in the morning becoming partly cloudy by
afternoon, warmer...no rainfall forecasted. High near: 82. Winds: SE 10-
20 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Cloudy, humid, and warm. Low near: 64. Winds: SE 5-15
mph.

Lakes Monday: Mostly cloudy in the morning becoming partly cloudy by
afternoon, warmer...no rainfall forecasted. High near: 82. Winds: S 5-13
mph.

Extended Forecast

Tuesday: Morning cloudiness becoming partly cloudy, very warm, windy,
humid with a 10% chance of light rain...1/10" rainfall forecasted. Low
near: 71. High near: 85. Winds: SSE 15-25 mph.

Wednesday: Morning cloudiness becoming partly cloudy, very warm, humid,
windy with a 10% chance of light rain...1/10" rainfall forecasted. Low
near: 73. High near: 86. Winds: SSE 10-20 mph.

Thursday: Morning cloudiness becoming partly sunny, very warm, humid and
breezy during the afternoon with a 10% chance of showers...
forecasted. Low near: 71. High near: 83. Winds: SE 5-10 mph.

Friday: Mostly cloudy, very humid with a 20% chance of rainfall
forecasted. Low near: 71. High near: 83. Winds: S 5-12 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a 10% chance of light rain showers. Low near:
73. High near: 85. Winds: SSE 5-13 mph.

Sunday: Morning cloudiness, becoming partly cloudy, warm, humid...no
rainfall forecasted. Low near: 68. High near: 82. Winds: SE 5-12 mph.
Notice posted on Monday, April 18, 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.