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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Friday, April 29, 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.

TWO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS STARTED INBOUND TRANSIT 0500/29TH. TWO
DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED FOR OUTBOUND TRANSIT APPROX
1300/29TH.

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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

Cool high pressure will settle over the area tonight. This will result in
much below-normal temperatures - lower-to-middle fifties in the Triangle to
the middle-forties in the Lakes Area. High pressure moves east of the area
on Friday resulting in breezy southerly winds and humidity returning to the
area. Windy weather expected over the weekend with cloudy mornings and
partly cloudy to partly sunny afternoons with afternoon temperatures
returning in the middle-eighties. A chance of late night thunderstorms
remains in the forecast Sunday Night. Monday, a slow-moving, strong cold
front will push through Southeast Texas during the morning. Soaking rains
are in the forecast with below-normal temperatures. Sunny skies return
Tuesday afternoon through Thursday. Temperatures will remain below-normal
Tuesday through Thursday.

Cool high pressure will settle over the area tonight. Temperatures will be
several degrees below-normal Skies will be clear. Low temperatures will
range from the lower-to-middle fifties in the Triangle to the middle-to-
upper forties in the Lakes Area. Winds will be light northerly turning to
the east and possibly becoming calm.

Friday, the high will move away from Southeast Texas. The clock-wise flow
around it will bring us breezy southerly winds by the afternoon hours.
Mostly sunny skies are forecasted. High temperatures will warm into the
lower-eighties.

Saturday and Sunday will be windy with southerly winds gusting to 30mph.
The winds will be caused by a big change of pressure over our area. We
will be between high pressure to our east and the next storm system moving
across the Rockies and into the Plains. Cloudy skies during the morning
and partly cloudy to partly sunny skies during the afternoon both days.
Lows will be in the lower-to-middle-seventies with afternoon highs in the
lower-to-middle eighties.

By Sunday Night Late, a 30% chance of thunderstorms is expected.

Monday, a fairly strong, slow-moving cold front will give the area a good
chance of a soaking rain...50% chance at this point. Cloudy skies are
expected with lows in the lower-sixties and highs in the lower-seventies -
several degrees below-normal. Breezy northwesterly to northerly winds are
expected.

By Tuesday, cloudiness will erode during the afternoon - meaning clearing
skies are forecasted as high pressure builds into the area. Low
temperatures will be in the middle-fifties with afternoon highs in the
middle-seventies. North to northeasterly winds are expected.

Wednesday, sunny skies and low humidity are forecasted. Lows will be in
the middle-fifties with highs in the middle-seventies. Easterly winds are
expected.

By Thursday next week, high pressure will move away from the area resulting
in southeasterly winds returning to the area. This means higher humidity
will be on the increase. Low temperatures will be near-sixty with
afternoon highs near-eighty.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Tonight: Clear & cool. Low near: 54. Winds: N becoming E 3-8
mph.

Triangle Friday: Sunny, warmer & breezy. High near: 81. Winds: E
becoming SE 8-20 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Clear & chilly. Low near: 47. Winds: N-E 2-7 mph becoming
Calm.

Lakes Friday: Sunny, warmer. High near: 82. Winds: E Turning SE 4-10
mph.

Extended Forecast

Saturday: Morning cloudiness becoming partly cloudy during the afternoon,
warm, and windy. Low near: 71. High near: 83. Winds: SSE 14-25 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: 85. Winds: SSE 14-25 mph.

Monday: Cloudy, 50% chance of rain, cooler. Low near: 63. High near: 73.
Winds: NW-N 8-16 mph.

Tuesday: Morning cloudiness, afternoon clearing. Low near: 57. High
near: 75. Winds: N-NE 10-20 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, pleasant with low humidity. Low near: 54. High
near: 77. Winds: E 5-15 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, warmer. Low near: 61. High near: 80. Winds: E
turning SE 10-18 mph.
Notice posted on Friday, April 29, 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.