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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Friday, October 21, 2011
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL IS SCHEDULED TO START INBOUND
TRANSIT AT 0930/21ST. AT THIS TIME, NO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED
VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED FOR OUTBOUND TRANSIT THE 21ST.

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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

Today's forecast looks like another good one with afternoon highs topping
out around 80 degrees with a mostly sunny sky. Winds today will come from
the southeast at 5-10 mph.

High pressure over Southeast Texas is slowly moving away from the area.
This will allow southerly winds and increasing moisture levels to return to
the are through the weekend. A weak, upper-level disturbance will move
across Southeast Texas Sunday with a slight chance of light showers.
Warmer weather expected early next week. By Thursday, a strong cold front
will sweep through Southeast Texas with a 30% coverage of rain and cooler
weather.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Today: Sunny, warmer. High near: 80. Winds: SE 4-12 mph.

Triangle Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Low near: 57. Winds: SE 2-7 mph.

Lakes Today: Sunny, warmer. High near: 78. Winds: SE 5-10 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Low near: 53. Winds: SE 5-10 mph.
Notice posted on Friday, October 21, 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.