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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Tuesday, June 28, 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 STARTED OUTBOUND TRANSIT 0600/28TH.
ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL IS SCHEDULED FOR INBOUND TRANSIT
1030/28TH.

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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).

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WEATHER

Forecast Discussion

A quiet start to the hurricane season thus far, but as we close out June we
maybe looking at our first depression forming within the next 24 hours. If
it becomes a storm, it will be called "Arlene". Nonetheless, all models are
indicating that if anything should form, it should head its way into
eastern Mexico and not be any direct affect for SE Texas.

In the meanwhile, high pressure over Texas should keep us hot and dry for
the next several days. Highs will remain in the mid 90's, with heat indices
over 100 and even as high as 105 by the afternoon. We will look for a 10%
chance of a brief shower each and every afternoon. By Friday, there will be
20% chance of showers and storms.

Upper ridge may break down and move north allowing for a general weakness
and some rotating energy around the periphery of the high allowing for some
instability. The best chance of rain will be on Sunday at 30%.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Tuesday: Partly cloudy, hot & humid. High near: 95. Winds: S-SE
6-14 mph.

Triangle Tonight: Clear this evening, becoming partly cloudy, warm & humid
by sunrise. Low near: 77. Winds: NNE 2-5 mph.

Lakes Tuesday: Partly cloudy, hot & humid. High near: 98. Winds: SE 2-5
mph

Lakes Tonight: Clear this evening, becoming partly cloudy with patchy fog
by sunrise. Low near: 75. Winds: S 2-5 mph becoming Calm.

Extended Forecast

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, hot & humid. Low near: 77. High near: 95.
Winds: SE 5-12 mph.

Thursday: Partly sunny, hot & humid with a 10% coverage of
afternoon/evening showers/thunderstorms. Low near: 75. High near: 96.
Winds: S 5-13 mph.

Friday: Partly sunny, hot & humid with a 20% coverage of afternoon/evening
showers/thunderstorms. Low near: 75. High near: 95. Winds: SE 6-10 mph.

Saturday: Partly cloudy, hot & humid, 20% coverage of afternoon/evening
showers/thunderstorms. Low near: 74. High near: 94. Winds: E/SE 5-15
mph.

Sunday: Partly cloudy, hot & humid. Low near: 73. High near: 93. 30% of
showers by afternoon/evening. Winds: E-SE 5-11 mph.

Monday: Partly cloudy, hot & humid. 10% chance of a shower/storm Low near:
74. High near: 94. Winds: E-SE 6-14 mph.
Notice posted on Tuesday, June 28, 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.