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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Thursday, June 16, 2011
Priority:Normal
Notice:
PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

***SPECIAL NOTICE UPDATE***

Beginning March 15, 2011 through July 15, 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.

TWO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS STARTED OUTBOUND TRANSIT 0600/16TH.
ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL IS SCHEDULED FOR INBOUND TRANSIT
APPROX 1100/16TH.

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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

Upper-level high pressure will rebuild across the area this weekend. The
bottom line is no significant rainfall is expected the next 5 days (through
next Monday) across Southeast Texas. Temperatures will continue in the
mid-90s in the Triangle and near 100 in the Lakes through next Monday.
Morning lows will warm into the middle-seventies. Mostly sunny to partly
cloudy skies are expected each afternoon.

Long-range forecast continues to point towards rainfall for Southeast
Texas. A tropical wave, currently in the Eastern Caribbean is forecasted
to move into the Western Gulf of Mexico next Tuesday and Wednesday. The
system is not expected to develop at this time. As the wave moves into the
Northwest Gulf of Mexico, a surge of moisture is expected to affect
Southeast Texas. Scattered showers are expected. This is still way off
and much can change, but it's the best hope for significant rainfall for
our area in a long time. We will continue to monitor and refine the
forecast over the coming days.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Tonight: Becoming mostly clear, warm & humid. Low near: 75.
Winds: S 3-15 mph.

Triangle Thursday: Partly cloudy, hot & humid. High near: 95. Winds: S
4-15 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Becoming mostly clear, warm & humid with patchy morning
fog. Low near: 74. Winds: SW/S 3-12 mph becoming Calm.

Lakes Thursday: Partly cloudy, hot & humid. High near: 100. Winds: S 3-8
mph.

Extended Forecast

Friday: Partly cloudy, hot & humid. Low near: 76. High near: 95. Winds:
S 6-18 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, hot & humid. Low near: 77. High near: 96.
Winds: S 6-18 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, hot & humid. Low near: 77. High near: 96. Winds:
S 8-18 mph.

Monday: Partly cloudy, hot & humid. Low near: 77. High near: 95. Winds:
SSE 8-20 mph.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, very warm & humid, 30% coverage of rain and
thunderstorms. Low near: 77. High near: 92. Winds: SSE 8-20 mph.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, very warm & humid, 20% coverage of rain. Low
near: 76. High near: 93. Winds: S-SE 8-16 mph.
Notice posted on Thursday, June 16, 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.