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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS STARTED INBOUND TRANSIT
0500/15TH. ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL IS SCHEDULED
FOR OUTBOUND TRANSIT AFTERNOON 15TH.

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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

Grab the rain gear and keep an eye to the sky this afternoon. Rain showers
and possibly some strong thunderstorms will push across Southeast Texas.
The bulk of the activity will come during the afternoon and early evening
today. Before the rain kicks in highs will reach the lower 80s today with
southeast winds at 10-15 mph.

Tonight the rain should move out of the area giving way to some drier and
some what cooler air for the rest of the work week.

Some small rain chances will put back into the forecast late Sunday at 20%.
Highs will be generally into the upper 70's with increasing humidity.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Today: Cloudy and humid, with an 80% chance of shower and storms.
Some may be severe. High near: 80. Winds: SE 10-20 mph.

Triangle Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a 20% chance for isolated shower.
Warm and muggy. Low near: 65. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Lakes Today: Cloudy and humid, with an 80% chance of shower and storms.
Some may be severe. High near: 79. Winds: SSE 10-15 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a 20% chance for a shower. Warm and
muggy. Low near: 62. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.
Notice posted on Tuesday, November 15, 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.