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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Thursday, June 23, 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 FOR OUTBOUND TRANSIT
APPROX 1000/23RD. AT THIS TIME, NO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE
SCHEDULED FOR INBOUND TRANSIT THE 23RD.

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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

Wonderful wet weather across Southeast Texas this afternoon. One more wet
day is expected Thursday before hot, high pressure begins to rebuild over
the area this weekend. Early next week, it's back to hot and dry weather
with above-normal temperatures.

All of Southeast Texas has now received at least 1/2" of rainfall the past
few days. Many areas have received over 2.50" and over 6 inches in
Northeast Jasper County. Today's 0.81" was the wettest day since April
26's 1.75" of rainfall.

A weakness in the upper-levels over our area plus deep tropical moisture
plus daytime heating will equal another good chance of rain and
thunderstorms. At this time, a 60% coverage mainly for souther sections of
Southeast Texas is forecasted with a 30% for the northern area tomorrow.
Temperatures will range from the upper-eighties to mid-nineties.

Rain chances dwindle to a 30% coverage on Friday with highs in the lower-
nineties.

Over the weekend, with upper-level high pressure in West Texas, only
widely-scattered showers/storms are expected with highs climbing back into
the mid-nineties.

Monday through Wednesday of next week, strong, upper-level high pressure
will control our weather. No rainfall is forecasted with afternoon highs
returning to the middle-to-upper nineties in the Triangle to the Century
Mark in the Lakes Area.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Tonight: Mostly cloudy with patchy morning fog. 40% coverage of
rain and thunderstorms redeveloping towards morning. Low near: 75. Winds:
E-SE 3-10 mph.

Triangle Thursday: 60% coverage of rain and thunderstorms around mid-day,
otherwise mostly cloudy, warm and humid. High near: 87. Winds: S-SE 4-10
mph.

Lakes Tonight: Mostly cloudy with patchy morning fog. 20% coverage of
rain and thunderstorms redeveloping towards morning. Low near: 74. Winds:
Calm.

Lakes Thursday: 30% coverage of showers and a few thunderstorms, otherwise
partly sunny, hot and humid. High near: 93. Winds: S 3-8 mph.

Extended Forecast

Friday: Partly sunny, warm & humid, 30% coverage of rain and
thunderstorms. Low near: 77. High near: 92. Winds: S-SE 4-10 mph.

Saturday: Partly cloudy, very warm & humid. Low near: 78. High near: 93.
Winds: S-SE 4-12 mph.

Sunday: Partly cloudy, hot, and humid. Low near: 78. High near: 94.
Winds: S-SE 4-10 mph.

Monday: Partly sunny, hot & humid. Low near: 78. High near: 95. Winds:
S-SE 4-14 mph.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, hot & humid. Low near: 78. High near: 96. Winds:
SSE 5-12 mph.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, hot & humid with a 10% coverage of late-day
thunderstorms. Low near: 77. High near: 96. Winds: E-SE 5-12 mph.
Notice posted on Thursday, June 23, 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.