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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Tuesday, April 26, 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.

THREE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS STARTED INBOUND TRANSIT 0500/26TH. ONE
DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL IS SCHEDULED FOR OUTOUND TRANSIT APPROX
1200/26TH.

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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

A strong upper-level disturbance has produced a complex of thunderstorms
late tonight that will bring badly-needed rainfall to the Lakes Area. The
system is moving southeast and there is the possibility that the line could
make it to the Triangle.

Tuesday, morning cloudiness becoming partly sunny during the afternoon with
a 60% chance of early morning thunderstorms. Otherwise, very warm, humid
and windy. Highs in the middle-eighties in the Triangle and the upper-
eighties in the Lakes Area. Windy southerly winds may gust to 30 mph.

A weak "cold" front will sweep through Southeast Texas during the afternoon
hours. A 20% chance of rain and thunderstorms is forecasted. A drier air
mass will push into the area during the afternoon hours creating an even
higher fire threat. Lows will be in the middle-seventies with afternoon
highs in the upper-eighties. Winds will shift towards the northwest behind
the front.

Thursday and Friday will be sunny with low humidity and a high fire threat.
Lows will be in the fixities with highs in the lower-eighties. Winds will
be northeasterly Thursday and then southeasterly Friday.

Saturday, high pressure will move away from the area allowing southeasterly
winds and higher humidity to move back in. Mostly sunny skies are expected
during the afternoon. Lows will be in the lower-seventies with highs in
the middle-eighties. Windy southerly winds will return.

Sunday, another "cold" front will sweep through the area late. A 20%
chance of rain or thunderstorms is forecasted. Lows will be in the middle-
seventies with afternoon highs in the middle-eighties. Winds will be
breezy south.

Monday, another high fire threat as a dry air mass moves into Southeast
Texas behind the front. Sunny skies and low humidity are expected. Lows
will be near-sixty with afternoon high near-eighty. North to northeasterly
winds are forecasted.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Tonight: Cloudy, warm & windy. Low near: 74. Winds: S 10-20
mph.

Triangle Tuesday: 60% chance of morning thunderstorms becoming partly
sunny, very warm, humid and windy. High near: 85. Winds: S 16-25 mph with
gusts to 30 mph.

Lakes Tonight: 90% chance of thunderstorms (some may become severe), warm
& breezy. Low near: 74. Winds: S 5-15 mph.

Lakes Tuesday: Morning cloudiness becoming partly sunny, very warm, humid
and windy with a 20% chance of rain and thunderstorms. High near: 88.
Winds: S 8-20 mph and gusty.

Extended Forecast

Wednesday: 20% chance of morning rain & thunderstorms, clearing during the
afternoon, very warm & windy with lower humidity. Low near: 75. High
near: 88. Winds: S shifting NW 16-25 mph.

Thursday: Sunny with low humidity. Low near: 56. High near: 82. Winds:
N-E 4-10 mph.

Friday: Sunny, windy with low humidity. Low near: 58. High near: 81.
Winds: E-SE 12-25 mph.

Saturday: Morning cloudiness becoming partly sunny, very warm, and windy.
Low near: 73. High near: 85. Winds: S 16-25 mph.

Sunday: Morning cloudiness becoming partly sunny, very warm, humid and
windy with a 20% chance of rain and thunderstorms. Low near: 75. High
near: 85. Winds: S 12-22 mph.

Monday: Sunny, breezy with lower humidity. Low near: 60. High near: 79.
Winds: N-NE 8-18 mph.
Notice posted on Tuesday, April 26, 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.