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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Thursday, April 28, 2011
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

***SPECIAL NOTICE UPDATE***

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.

THE ANNUAL RIVERFEST AT PORT NECHES PARK WILL TAKE PLACE APRIL 29TH - MAY
1ST. THE CHANNEL WILL BE CLOSED AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES. THE CLOSURES WILL
NOT AFFECT TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS OR ANY DOCK BELOW TOTAL.

APRIL 29TH - 1500-1830
APRIL 30TH - 0830-2200
MAY 1ST - 0900-1800 (COULD EXTEND TO 2200 IF RAIN-OUT ON APRIL 30TH)

NO INBOUND OUR OUTBOUND TRAFFIC ABOVE TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS DURING THESE
TIMES.

ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL STARTED INBOUND TRANSIT 0500/28TH. TWO
DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED FOR OUTBOUND TRANSIT APPROX
1300/28TH.

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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

After a record high temperature this afternoon, the 50's return tonight.
Beautiful, sunny, DRY, pleasant afternoons and cool nights both Thursday
and Friday. Saturday and Sunday, the humidity and cloudiness return with
higher winds. Late Sunday Night, a chance of thunderstorms return as a
strong cold front moves through the area. Monday looks cloudy with rain
and below-normal temperatures. Sunny skies return Tuesday afternoon with
below-normal temperatures continuing through Wednesday.

Cool high pressure will continue to build into the area this evening.
Clear skies are expected with winds becoming northwesterly. Temperatures
will drop into the lower-fifties in the Lakes Area to the middle-fifties in
the Triangle.

High pressure will settle over our area Thursday. Sunny skies and low
humidity are expected. Highs will be in the lower-eighties. Light winds
will be north to northeasterly.

Friday, high pressure moves to our east as lower pressure again develops
over the Plains and that means WIND. Sunny skies are expected with rising
humidity. Lows will be near-sixty with afternoon highs in the lower-
eighties. Breezy southerly winds are forecasted.

Saturday will be windy. Morning cloudiness will give way to mostly sunny
skies during the afternoon hours. It will feel noticeably more humid.
Lows will be in the lower-seventies with afternoon highs in the middle-
eighties. Southerly winds could gust to 30 mph.

Sunday, morning cloudiness will scatter to partly sunny skies in the
afternoon hours. Lows will be in the middle-seventies with afternoon highs
in the middle-eighties. South winds are forecasted.

Late Sunday Night, a 30% chance of thunderstorms, some severe, is
forecasted.

Monday, a strong cold front will push through the area during the morning
hours. Cloudy skies, 50% chance of rain and below-normal temperatures are
forecasted. Lows will be in the middle-fifties with afternoon highs near-
seventy. Breezy northerly winds are forecasted.

Tuesday, morning cloudiness is forecasted with skies becoming sunny during
the afternoon. Lows will be in the middle-fifties with afternoon highs in
the middle-seventies. North to northeasterly winds are forecasted.

Wednesday, below-normal temperatures will continue with mostly sunny skies.
Lows will be in the upper-fifties with highs in the middle-seventies.
Breezy east to southeasterly winds are forecasted.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Tonight: Clear and cooler. Low near: 56. Winds: NW-N 8-15 mph.

Triangle Thursday: Sunny, warm, pleasant and dry. High near: 81. Winds:
N-NE 3-8 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Mostly clear and cooler. Low near: 51. Winds: NW-N 3-15
mph becoming Calm.

Lakes Thursday: Sunny, warm, pleasant and dry. High near: 82. Winds: N
3-8 mph.

Extended Forecast

Friday: Sunny, windy with low humidity. Low near: 58. High near: 82.
Winds: E-S 8-20 mph.

Saturday: Morning cloudiness becoming mostly sunny, very warm, and windy.
Low near: 71. High near: 85. Winds: S 15-24 mph.

Sunday: Morning cloudiness becoming partly sunny, very warm, humid and
windy with a 30% chance of rain and thunderstorms late night. Low near:
74. High near: 84. Winds: S 8-20 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, 50% chance of rain, cooler. Low near: 57. High
near: 70. Winds: N 8-20 mph.

Tuesday: Morning cloudiness, afternoon clearing. Low near: 54. High
near: 75. Winds: N-NE 6-15 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, pleasant with low humidity. Low near: 58. High
near: 78. Winds: E turning SE late 6-16 mph.
Notice posted on Thursday, April 28, 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.