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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Wednesday, April 20, 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 0600/20TH. TWO
DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED FOR INBOUND TRANSIT 1100/20TH.

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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

Little change is forecasted the next seven days with above-normal
temperatures and much below-normal rainfall forecasted.

Skies will become cloudy once again tonight. It will be warm, breezy and
humid. Lows will be in the lower-to-middle seventies - several degrees
above-normal. Breezy southerly winds are forecasted.

Wednesday, we'll start the day off on a cloudy note with skies then
becoming partly sunny during the afternoon hours. It will be very warm,
humid and breezy across Southeast Texas. Highs will range from the middle-
eighties in the Triangle to the lower-nineties in the Lakes Area. Winds
will be breezy from the south.

Thursday will be much like Wednesday with cloudy skies during the morning
becoming mostly sunny during the afternoon hours. It will be very warm,
humid and breezy. Lows will be in the lower-to-middle seventies with highs
in the lower-eighties. Winds will be from the south to southeast.

Friday, morning cloudiness will become mostly sunny during the afternoon
hours. It will continue to be very warm, humid and breezy. Lows will be
in the lower-to-middle seventies with afternoon highs in the middle-
eighties. Winds will be breezy from the south.

Saturday, morning cloudiness will give way to mostly sunny skies during the
afternoon hours. Lows will be in the lower-to-middle seventies with
afternoon highs in the lower-eighties. Breezy south to southeasterly winds
are forecasted.

Sunday, morning cloudiness will give way to mostly sunny skies during the
afternoon. Lows will be in the lower-seventies with afternoon highs in the
lower-eighties. Winds will be breezy from the south to southeast.

Monday, morning cloudiness will thin to partly sunny skies during the
afternoon hours. Lows will be in the lower-to-middle seventies with
afternoon highs in the middle-eighties. Windy south winds are forecasted.

Tuesday, morning cloudiness will thin to partly sunny skies during the
afternoon. A 10% chance of thunderstorms is forecasted. Lows will be in
the lower-to-middle seventies with afternoon highs in the middle-eighties.
Windy south winds are forecasted.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Tonight: Becoming cloudy, breezy, warm and humid...no rainfall
forecasted. Low near: 73. Winds: S 8-15 mph.

Triangle Wednesday: Morning cloudiness becoming partly sunny, very warm,
humid and breezy during the afternoon...no rainfall forecasted. High near:
85. Winds: S 8-18 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Becoming cloudy, breezy, warm & humid...no rainfall
forecasted. Low near: 74. Winds: S 5-12 mph.

Lakes Wednesday: Morning cloudiness becoming partly cloudy, unseasonably
warm, humid with a 20% chance of thunderstorms...1/4" rainfall forecasted.
High near: 91. Winds: S 6-12 mph.

Extended Forecast

Thursday: Morning cloudiness becoming mostly sunny, very warm, humid and
windy...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 74. High near: 84. Winds: S-SE
8-20 mph.

Friday: Morning cloudiness becoming mostly sunny, very warm, humid and
windy...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 73. High near: 85. Winds: S
13-23 mph.

Saturday: Morning cloudiness becoming mostly sunny, very warm, humid and
windy...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 72. High near: 84. Winds: S-SE
13-23 mph.

Sunday: Morning cloudiness becoming mostly sunny, very warm, humid and
windy...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 72. High near: 84. Winds: S-SE
13-23 mph.

Monday: Morning cloudiness becoming partly sunny, very warm, humid and
windy...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 73. High near: 84. Winds: S
15-25 mph.

Tuesday: Morning cloudiness becoming partly sunny, 10% chance of
thunderstorms, very warm, windy and humid...1/10" rainfall forecasted. Low
near: 73. High near: 84. Winds: S 15-25 mph.
Notice posted on Wednesday, April 20, 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.