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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL STARTED OUTBOUND TRANSIT
0600/9TH. ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL IS SCHEDULED FOR
INBOUND TRANSIT 1000-1100/9TH.

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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 0500-0930 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0500-1000 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0500-1030 Hrs
Chevron 0500-1030 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0500-1130 Hrs
Total 0500-1200 Hrs

(OUTBOUND)

ExxonMobil 0600-1300 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0600-1330 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0600-1400 Hrs
Chevron 0600-1400 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0600-1500 Hrs
Total 0600-1500 Hrs
Fina Anchorage 0600-1530 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

Lot of sunshine this afternoon as last night's cold front brings in some
cooler and drier air. Highs today will only reach the upper 60s with a
north wind at 10-15 mph.

Upper air disturbance will kick up some clouds overnight but still
temperatures drop into the 40s across Southeast Texas. Thursday sunny
skies return with afternoon highs once again only reaching the 60s.

Our next chance for rain comes in late Sunday into Monday as another front
drops into the area.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Today: Mostly sunny, cooler and drier. High near: 69. Winds: N
10-15 mph.

Triangle Tonight: Partly cloudy and chilly. Low near: 45. Winds: N 5-10
mph.

Lakes Today: Mostly sunny, cooler and drier. High near: 68. Winds: N 5-
15 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Partly cloudy and chilly. Low near: 45. Winds: N 5-10
mph.

Extended Forecast

Thursday: Sunny, cool and breezy. Low near: 45. High near: 67. Winds: N
5-15 mph.

Friday: Sunny, cool. Low near: 36. High near: 68. Winds: E early
turning S late 3-8 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, warmer, more humid. Low near: 49. High near: 73.
Winds: S 5-16 mph.

Sunday: Partly cloudy, warm, humid, breezy with a 20% coverage of light
rain. Low near: 61. High near: 79. Winds: S 6-18 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, warm, humid, breezy with a 20% chance of rain. Low
near: 66. High near: 78. Winds: S 10-21 mph.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, warmer and muggier. Low near: 65. High near: 78.
Winds: SSE 8-17 mph.
Notice posted on Wednesday, November 09, 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.