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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Wednesday, June 22, 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 INBOUND TRANSIT 0500/22ND.
ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL IS SCHEDULED FOR OUTBOUND TRANSIT
AFTERNOON 22ND.

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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

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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

Wednesday June 22, 2011

Today marks the fist full day of summer, and we started the morning off
with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. I am expecting more of
the same going through the afternoon and evening hours. However, I am not
looking for any of the later day storms to reach severe limits. The main
threats with the strongest storms will be dangerous lightning and gusty
winds up to 35 mph. Locally heavy rainfall is possible.

We should get scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening, as well
as nighttime coastal showers and storms (12 M to 7 AM) on Thursday. Some of
the early morning storms could be quite intense, with lightning and
(needed) pouring rainfall.

High pressure regains control of our weather pattern Friday through the up
coming weekend providing SETX with a return to dry and very hot weather.

Then it is back to the heat and drought full time with the high pressure
from the West by the end of the week and likely lasting through the first
week of July, ANOTHER period of extreme heat.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will not be enough to dent the Great
Drought Of 2011! New surge of heat builds this weekend, and likely will
spread to much of the U.S. through the July 4 weekend.
Notice posted on Wednesday, June 22, 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.