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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

TWO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS STARTED OUTBOUND TRANSIT
AT 0600/2ND. ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL IS SCHEDULED
FOR INBOUND TRANSIT APPROX 1030/2ND.

DAYLIGHT RESTRICTION TIMES WILL ADJUST BY 1 HR LESS NOV 6TH.

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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

Increasing clouds, warm and breezy this afternoon. Highs today will top
out near 80 with southeasterly winds at 5-15 mph.

A cold front will sweep through the area early Thursday morning with about
a 40% coverage of light rain. Skies will become sunny later Thursday with
breezy northwesterly at 15-25 mph. The winds with lower humidity will
likely increase the fire danger. Highs Thursday will only reach the middle
60s.

By Friday Morning, we could see the coldest weather so far this Fall Season
with lows in the 30s. Sunny skies and highs in the upper 60s are expected
Friday Afternoon.

Over the weekend and into early next week, a breezy southerly wind will
transport cloudiness and copious moisture back into the area...partly sunny
skies are expected with high humidity levels. Lows Saturday Morning will
warm into the middle 40s and to near 60 Sunday Morning. Highs Saturday
will warm into the lower 70s with highs in the upper 70s Sunday Afternoon.

Mostly cloudy skies are expected by Monday and Tuesday. Rain chances
increase to a 30% coverage both days thanks to upper level disturbances
moving over the area embedded within a southwesterly upper level flow.
Lows will rebound into the middle 60s with highs in near 80 both days.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Today: Becoming partly sunny, warmer, more humid and breezy.
High near: 80. Winds: S-SE 6-16 mph.

Triangle Tonight: 40% Chance for rain showers. Low near: 53. Winds: SE
5-15 mph changing to the NW 15-25.

Lakes Today: Becoming partly sunny, warmer, more humid and breezy. High
near: 81. Winds: S-SE 3-15 mph.

Lakes Tonight: 40% Chance for rain showers. Low near: 51. Winds: SE 5-15
mph changing to the NW 15-25.

Extended Forecast

Thursday: 40% coverage of very early morning rain, becoming sunny & breezy
by late morning. Low near: 49. High near: 66. Winds: NW 6-16 mph and
gusty.

Friday: Sunny with lower humidity. Low near: 38. High near: 68. Winds:
N-NE late 3-8 mph.

Saturday: Increasing late day cloudiness, becoming partly sunny. Low
near: 46. High near: 73. Winds: E early turning SE late 3-14 mph.

Sunday: Partly sunny, warm, humid, breezy with a 10% coverage of light
rain. Low near: 60. High near: 78. Winds: S-SE 3-18 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, warm, humid, breezy with a 40% coverage of light
rain. Low near: 64. High near: 79. Winds: S-SE 3-18 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, warm, humid, breezy with a 40% coverage of light
rain. Low near: 66. High near: 81. Winds: S-SE 6-25 mph.
Notice posted on Wednesday, November 02, 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.