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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Monday, October 17, 2011
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

TWO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL STARTED INBOUND TRANSIT
AT 0500/17TH. AT THIS TIME, NO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS
ARE SCHEDULED FOR OUTBOUND TRANSIT THE 17TH.

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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 0500-1030 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0500-1100 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0500-1130 Hrs
Chevron 0500-1130 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0500-1230 Hrs
Total 0500-1300 Hrs

(OUTBOUND)

ExxonMobil 0600-1400 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0600-1430 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0600-1500 Hrs
Chevron 0600-1500 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0600-1600 Hrs
Total 0600-1600 Hrs
Fina Anchorage 0600-1630 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

Partly cloudy skies today as we are looking for another warm afternoon in
the upper 80s. Winds today will be from the south and southeast at 5-10
mph.

Tuesday morning a strong cold front will march across Southeast Texas.
Thanks to very limited moisture we are only expecting a few scattered
showers at best with the front. The cold front will bring in much cooler
temperatures with highs only reaching the upper 70s for Tuesday afternoon.

Also behind the front, much drier air coupled with strong gusty north winds
will create a high fire threat given that little moisture is currently
present in the soil and vegetation.

A red flag warning will likely be posted for Tuesday and beyond. Also burn
bans will likely be extended for all of SE Texas.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Today: Warm & partly cloudy. High near: 87. Winds: SSE 5-10
mph.

Triangle Tonight: Increasing clouds & mild. Low near: 63. Winds: SSE 2-7
mph.

Lakes Today: Warm & partly cloudy. High near: 88. Winds: South 5-10 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Increasing clouds and mild. Low near: 67. Winds: S 2-6
mph.
Notice posted on Monday, October 17, 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.