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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Thursday, November 03, 2011
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL STARTED OUTBOUND TRANSIT
AT 0600/3RD. TWO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED
FOR INBOUND TRANSIT APPROX 1030/3RD.

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

A cold front swept through the area this morning. It did bring some rain,
but not much. Behind the front today highs will only reach the middle 60s
with sunny skies and northwest winds at 15-25 mph.

Tonight into Friday morning will be the coldest weather so far this Fall
Season with lows dropping into the 30s for most of Southeast Texas.

Friday, sunny skies and low humidity are expected. Highs will warm into
the upper 60s with light northerly winds.

High pressure will quickly scoot to the east so a rapid warm up and
moistening trend is expected by this weekend.

Saturday, skies will gradually become partly sunny late. Lows will be in
the middle 40s with afternoon highs in the lower 70s. Easterly winds will
become south to southeasterly during the afternoon hours.

Sunday, skies will be partly sunny with a 10% coverage of light rain
showers forecasted. Breezy south to southeasterly winds will continue to
warm and moisten the atmosphere over the area. Lows will be in the lower
60s with afternoon highs in the middle 70s.

Monday, mostly cloudy skies are expected thanks to copious atmospheric
moisture and upper level disturbances moving over the area. Coverage of
rain is 30%. Lows will be in the middle 60s with afternoon highs near 80s.
Breezy southeasterly winds are forecasted.

Tuesday, cloudy skies are forecasted and a 50% coverage of rain is
forecasted. Lows will be in the middle 60s with afternoon highs in the low
to middle 70s.

Cold front then sweeps through Southeast Texas late Tuesday Night.

Wednesday, skies will clear during the morning hours behind the front.
Lows will be in the middle 50s with afternoon highs in the middle 60s.
Breezy north and northwesterly wind are expected. This will push a cooler,
drier air mass into Southeast Texas.
Notice posted on Thursday, November 03, 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.