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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update **Updated Daylight Restriction**
Date:Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

THREE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS STARTED OUTBOUND TRANSIT 0600/23RD.
ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL IS SCHEDULED FOR INBOUND TRANSIT
APPROX 1030/23RD.

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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 0500-1130 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

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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

Upper level high pressure has shifted west to Northern Arizona. High
atmospheric moisture will stick around Southeast Texas Tuesday through
Thursday. This will keep slight chances for an afternoon/evening
thunderstorm.

By Friday, a trough will move through the area. Northerly winds aloft will
push moisture out into the gulf. This will dry the atmosphere out so rain
chances will be zero after Friday through next Monday.

Afternoon temperatures will continue to be very hot through Thursday...in
the upper-nineties to near 100 in the Triangle...hotter in the Lakes Area.
By Friday, the afternoon high will soar to 101 in the Triangle. Saturday
and Sunday, we could see afternoon highs around 102 in the Triangle.

Irene continues to strengthen, but is no threat to Southeast Texas. The
storm is moving around the Bermuda High and is expected to move into a
weakness in the Southeast U.S. Upper-level high pressure will block Irene
well to the east of the area. By this weekend, the storm could become a
major hurricane as it sets it's sights on the Carolinas...

Click the link for the 12 News HD Hurricane Page for the latest on
Hurricane Irene

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Today: Partly cloudy, very hot & humid with a 20% coverage of
afternoon thunderstorms. High near: 98. Winds: SW at 4-12 mph.

Triangle Tonight: Becoming mostly clear, warm & humid. Low near: 78.
Winds: S becoming N 4-8 mph..

Lakes Today: Partly cloudy, very hot & humid with a 20% coverage of
afternoon thunderstorms. High near: 102. Winds: W turning S late 2-8 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Becoming mostly clear, warm & humid. Low near: 76. Winds:
S 2-5 mph becoming Calm.
Notice posted on Tuesday, August 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.