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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update **Updated Daylight Restriction**
Date:Monday, June 20, 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.

ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL IS SCHEDULED TO START OUTBOUND TRANSIT
0800/20TH. AT THIS TIME, NO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED
FOR INBOUND TRANSIT THE 20TH.

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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 0500-1200 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0500-1230 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0500-1300 Hrs
Chevron 0500-1300 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0500-1400 Hrs
Total 0500-1430 Hrs

(OUTBOUND)

ExxonMobil 0600-1530 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0600-1600 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0600-1630 Hrs
Chevron 0600-1630 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0600-1730 Hrs
Total 0600-1730 Hrs
Fina Anchorage 0600-1800 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

Several active fires on this Sunday afternoon all across SE Texas including
the one near NW Jasper County and another near Evadale. A high fire threat
remains until finally some welcome relief is in store for us by Tuesday.

We'll have one more day of scorching temperatures tomorrow with highs near
94 and a small chance of rain at 20% before a temporary cool off. The lakes
will get above 100 again.

By Tuesday, the much anticipated trough of low pressure north Texas will
give the boot to high pressure over our area for mid-week. And a weak
tropical wave from the Gulf will arrive to help form widespread showers
beginning Tuesday.
Expect good heavy downpours at times Wednesday, and more scattered showers
and rainfall will develop again for Thursday.

Highs these days will only get into the middle 80's.

High pressure unfortunately, builds back in from the west by Friday,
effectively returning us to the same pattern we have now by. Temps will get
back into the mid 90's, with heat indices over 100.

In the meanwhile, burn bans remain in effect.

Short Term Forecast
Triangle Tonight: Mostly clear, very warm & humid, becoming partly cloudy
towards sunrise. Low near: 81. Winds: SSE 10-20 mph.

Triangle Monday: Partly cloudy in the morning, becoming mostly cloudy,
windy, hot & humid. 20% chance of a shower/storm High near: 94. Winds:
S/SE 15-22 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Mostly clear, very warm & humid, becoming partly cloudy
towards sunrise. Low near: 78. Winds: SSE 3-9 mph

Lakes Monday: Increasing clouds, hot, humid & breezy 10% chance of
shower/storm. High near: 101. Winds: S/SE 5-10 mph.

Extended Forecast

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, 70% chance of rainfall by afternoon/evening. Low
near: 80. High near: 88. Winds: SSE 8-16 mph.

Wednesday: Cloudy, 90% chance of rain, possibly heavy at times. 1"-2" of
rain may fall. Low near: 77. High near: 84. Winds: SE 10-20 mph.

Thursday: Cloudy, 60% chance of rain, possibly heavy at times. Low near:
75. High near: 85. Winds: S-SE 8-17 mph.

Friday: Mostly cloudy, 20% chance of showers/storms. Low near: 74. High
near: 91. Winds: SE 10-19 mph.

Saturday: Partly cloudy, hot, humid & breezy. 20% chance of a shower/storm
Low near: 76. High near: 94. Winds: SE 5-14 mph.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, hot, humid & breezy with a 10% chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Low near: 77. High near: 95. Winds: SE 6-12 mph.
Notice posted on Monday, June 20, 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.