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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL IS SCHEDULED TO START INBOUND
TRANSIT AT 0800/4TH. AT THIS TIME, NO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS
ARE SCHEDULED FOR OUTBOUND TRANSIT THE 4TH.

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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 0500-1100 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0500-1130 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0500-1200 Hrs
Chevron 0500-1200 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0500-1300 Hrs
Total 0500-1330 Hrs

(OUTBOUND)

ExxonMobil 0600-1430 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0600-1500 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0600-1530 Hrs
Chevron 0600-1530 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0600-1630 Hrs
Total 0600-1630 Hrs
Fina Anchorage 0600-1700 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

A cool start again today with lows this morning in the upper 40s and lower
50s. This afternoon under sunny skies highs will reach into the 80s with
an east wind at 5-10 mph and no chance for rain.

The air mass over Southeast Texas that has brought gorgeous weather over
the weekend will gradually modify over the next few days. A warming and
moistening trend is forecasted as the week progresses. Afternoon highs and
morning lows will warm as humidity levels increase. Overall, the week
looks dry with just isolated showers possible Friday and Saturday with very
limited amounts.

The start of next week also does not look promising for any significant
rain.

To get the latest on Philippe visit the 12 News HD Hurricane Page

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Today: Sunny & warm with low humidity. High near: 84. Winds: E
5-10 mph.

Triangle Tonight: Clear & cool. Low near: 56. Winds: E/SE 2-6 mph.

Lakes Today: Sunny & warm with low humidity. High near: 85. Winds: E 5-
10 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Clear & cool. Low near: 53. Winds: E/SE 2-6 mph.
Notice posted on Tuesday, October 04, 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.