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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS STARTED OUTBOUND TRANSIT
AT 0600/1ST. AT THIS TIME, NO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS
ARE SCHEDULED FOR INBOUND TRANSIT THE 1ST.

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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

Another sunny and warm afternoon in Southeast Texas. Highs climb to the
upper 70s today with a southeast wind at 5-10 mph.

Wednesday, skies will become partly sunny. It will be muggy and breezy.
Lows will be near 60 with afternoon highs near 80.

Thursday, a cold front will sweep through the area during the wee hours of
the morning. A 30% coverage of light rain is expected. The rains should
be over by mid-morning. Breezy northerly winds will filter a much drier
air mass into the area with skies becoming sunny during the early
afternoon. Morning lows will be near 50 with afternoon highs near 70.

Friday, high pressure will quickly build into the area and quickly move
off. Sunny skies and low humidity are expected. Lows will be in the lower
40s with afternoon highs in the lower 70s.

Saturday, southeasterly winds will begin transporting moisture and
cloudiness back into Southeast Texas. Skies will become partly sunny
during the afternoon hours. Lows will be in the lower 50s with afternoon
highs in the mid 70s.

Sunday and Monday, skies will be partly sunny to mostly cloudy. Isolated,
light showers are possible. It will be breezy, warm and humid. Lows will
be in the mid 60s with afternoon highs in the lower 80s.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Today: Mostly sunny & warm. High near: 77. Winds: E early
turning SE during the afternoon 5-10 mph.

Triangle Tonight: Clear and cool. Low near: 60. Winds: SE/E 2-8 mph
becoming Calm.

Lakes Today: Sunny & warm. High near: 78. Winds: SE 2-8 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Clear & cool. Low near: 57. Winds: SE 2-6 mph becoming
Calm.

Extended Forecast

Wednesday: Becoming partly sunny, increasing humidity. Low near: 60.
High near: 80. Winds: S-SE 5-14 mph.

Thursday: 30% coverage of early morning rain, becoming sunny & breezy
during the afternoon. Low near: 49. High near: 67. Winds: NW 6-16 mph
and gusty.

Friday: Sunny with lower humidity. Low near: 40. High near: 69. Winds:
N early turning SE late 2-7 mph.

Saturday: Increasing late day cloudiness, becoming mostly cloudy. Low
near: 45. High near: 77. Winds: E early turning S late 4-10 mph.

Sunday: Partly sunny, warm & humid. Low near: 61. High near: 79. Winds:
SSE 5-12 mph.

Monday: Partly sunny, warm, humid, breezy with a 10% coverage of light
rain. Low near: 64. High near: 80. Winds: SE 6-16 mph.
Notice posted on Tuesday, November 01, 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.