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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update **Updated Daylight Restriction**
Date:Thursday, April 21, 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.

AT THIS TIME, NO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED FOR
INBOUND OR OUTBOUND TRANSIT THE 21ST.

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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 0500-1130 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0500-1200 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0500-1230 Hrs
Chevron 0500-1230 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0500-1330 Hrs
Total 0500-1400 Hrs

(OUTBOUND)

ExxonMobil 0600-1500 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0600-1530 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0600-1600 Hrs
Chevron 0600-1600 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0600-1700 Hrs
Total 0600-1700 Hrs
Fina Anchorage 0600-1730 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).

***

WEATHER

Forecast Discussion

Little change and no rainfall through Easter. Skies will be cloudy at
night with partly cloudy afternoons. Temperatures will be much above
normal with lows in the lower-to-middle seventies and highs in the middle-
eighties.

The long-term forecast is beginning to look a little more promising for the
chance of thunderstorms as a front stalls west of the area and then finally
pushes through late Wednesday. On Monday, a complex of thunderstorms may
affect Southeast Texas. The front will then sweep through Southeast Texas
late Wednesday Night bringing a line of thunderstorms, and badly-needed
rainfall to the area.

Short Term Forecast

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

Triangle Thursday: Morning cloudiness becoming partly sunny, very warm,
humid and breezy...no rainfall forecasted. High near: 85. Winds: S 12-24
mph.

Lakes Tonight: Becoming cloudy, 20% chance of thunderstorms, warm & humid.
Low near: 74. Winds: S 3-8 mph.

Lakes Thursday: Morning cloudiness becoming partly sunny, very warm &
humid...no rainfall forecasted. High near: 91. Winds: S 5-14 mph.

Extended Forecast

Friday: Morning cloudiness becoming mostly sunny, very warm, humid and
windy...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 73. High near: 85. Winds: S
15-25 mph.

Saturday: Morning cloudiness becoming mostly sunny, very warm, humid and
windy...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 73. High near: 85. Winds: S
12-24 mph.

Sunday: Morning cloudiness becoming mostly sunny, very warm, humid and
windy...no rainfall forecasted. Low near: 73. High near: 85. Winds: S
15-25 mph.

Monday: Morning cloudiness becoming partly sunny, 30% chance of
thunderstorms, very warm, humid and windy. Low near: 72. High near: 84.
Winds: S 15-25 mph.

Tuesday: Morning cloudiness becoming partly sunny, 10% chance of
thunderstorms, very warm, windy and humid. Low near: 70. High near: 84.
Winds: S-SE 10-22 mph.

Wednesday: Morning cloudiness becoming partly sunny, very warm, humid with
a 50% chance of thunderstorms. Low near: 74. High near: 86. Winds: S-SW
8-20 mph.
Notice posted on Thursday, April 21, 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.