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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Monday, April 25, 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 0600/25TH. A
SECOND DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL IS SCHEDULED TO SAIL 0800/25TH. TWO
DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED FOR INBOUND TRANSIT APPROX
1230/25TH.

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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).

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WEATHER

Forecast Discussion

Our rainfall deficit for the year 2011 has now exceeded 10 inches and it
continues to remain dry despite good moisture at the surface. Tonight,
cloudy skies continue with lows near 73 with blustery winds from the south
at 10-20 mph. For Monday, temps will range from the upper 80's in the lakes
to middle 80's in the triangle under cloudy skies. There will be a slight
chance of a storm late Monday night at 20%.

For Tuesday, as a disturbance pulls closer, there will be a 30% chance of
scattered showers and storms, most of the dynamics remain north and thus
our rain chances will be slight. Winds will continue to be strong at 15-25
mph.

Wednesday morning, the front clears us giving us a slight rain chance early
at 20%.

Thursday and beyond, lows are knocked back down into the 50's with highs
into the low 80's.

Another front may arrive next Sunday giving us a slight chance of storms
at 20%.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Tonight: Cloudy, warm, humid & breezy...no rainfall forecasted.
Low near: 72. Winds: SE 10-20 mph.

Triangle, Monday: Mostly cloudy to overcast, windy, warm and humid during
the afternoon...20% chance of storms late. High near: 83. Winds: S/SE 15-
25 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Becoming cloudy, warm, humid...no rainfall forecasted. Low
near: 72. Winds: SE 2-7 mph.

Lakes Monday: Morning cloudiness becoming very warm, humid and windy...20%
chance of storms forecasted late, some storms may be strong to severe.
High near: 88. Winds: S/SE 5-12 mph.

Extended Forecast

Tuesday: Cloudy, 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, warm, humid and
windy. Low near: 74. High near: 85. Winds: S 15-25 mph.

Wednesday: 20% chance of rain, warm during the afternoon with clearing
skies later. Low near: 74. High near: 86. Winds: NW 5-15 mph.

Thursday: Sunny & cooler with lower humidity...no rainfall forecasted.
Low near: 58. High near: 80. Winds: NE 5-10 mph.

Friday: Sunny & warm with low humidity...no rainfall forecasted. Low
near: 60. High near: 82. Winds: E 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Partly cloudy, warmer,..10% rainfall forecasted. Low near: 70.
High near: 85. Winds: SE 5-15 mph.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, warm, humid and windy. 20% chance of showers
storms Low near: 72. High near: 84. Winds: S 5-13 mph.
Notice posted on Monday, April 25, 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.