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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

TWO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL STARTED OUTBOUND TRANSIT
AT 0600/18TH. THREE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE
SCHEDULED FOR INBOUND TRANSIT APPROX 1030/18TH.

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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
OILTANKING-PT NECHES
UNOCAL/CHEVRON
OILTANKING-BEAUMONT
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 Canadian cold front will sweep through Southeast Texas today bringing the
coolest weather so far this Fall Season...

Extreme Fire Danger is forecasted today across Southeast Texas due to gusty
northerly winds, very low humidity and dry vegetation. Fires will be able
to spread rapidly Tuesday and Wednesday.

A Wind Advisory is in effect for Southeast Texas today as well.

The front will pushes through the area early this morning. Behind the
front skies will clear and winds will be blustery at 15-25 mph with some
gust over 30. Temperatures will hold in the 70s today.

Wednesday and Thursday, sunny skies and low humidity is forecasted. Lows
will be in the middle to upper 40s with highs in the mid 70s.

Friday, sunny skies and warmer temperatures are forecasted. Lows will be
in the lower 40s with highs in the upper 70s.

Saturday, mostly sunny skies are forecasted with increasing humidity
levels. Southerly winds are expected to return to the area. Lows will be
in the lower 50s with afternoon highs near 80.

Sunday, an upper level disturbance will swing into the area. Partly sunny
skies and isolated showers are forecasted. Lows will be in the mid 50s
with afternoon highs in the upper 70s.

An area of disturbed weather in the Southern Gulf of Mexico has not
strengthened and is no threat to our area.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Today: 20% coverage of morning showers, decreasing clouds, breezy
& cooler. Wind Advisory in effect. High near: 75. Winds: N-NW 15-25 mph
with gusts to 30 mph.

Triangle Tonight: Clear and much cooler. Low near: 48. Winds: NW 10-20
mph.

Lakes Today: 20% coverage of morning showers, decreasing clouds, breezy &
cooler. Wind Advisory in effect. High near: 73. Winds: N-NW 15-25 mph
with gusts to 30 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Clear and much cooler. Low near: 48. Winds: NW 10-20
mph.
Notice posted on Tuesday, October 18, 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.