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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

TWO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS STARTED INBOUND TRANSIT
0500/16TH. AT THIS TIME, NO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS
ARE SCHEDULED FOR OUTBOUND TRANSIT THE 16TH.

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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

Morning clouds and patchy fog will give way to some sunshine this
afternoon. Highs again today will reach the 80s for most of Southeast
Texas. Winds will be West at 10-15 mph. This evening a cold front makes
it way across the area bringing in much cooler and drier air.

Thursday look for a chilly start in the 40s warming up only into the 60s
with breezy north and northeasterly winds. Sunny skies and low humidity
are expected.

Friday, high pressure will build over the area. Sunny skies are expected
during the morning hours with increasing cloudiness during the afternoon
hours. Lows will be in the lower 40s with highs near 70. East winds will
become southeasterly.

Over the weekend, temperatures and moisture will increase with another warm
spell on the way...

Look for highs Sunday through Tuesday in the lower 80s with lows only
dropping into the 60s. Each day there will be a slight chance for
scattered light rain showers around 20%.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Today: Morning cloudiness and patchy fog, becoming mostly sunny,
warm & humid during the afternoon. High near: 82. Winds: W 10-15 mph.

Triangle Tonight: Mostly clear and much cooler. Low near: 47. Winds: N
5-15 mph.

Lakes Today: Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy, warm and humid. High
near: 79. Winds: W 5-15 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Mostly clear. Low near: 43. Winds: N 5-15 mph.
Notice posted on Wednesday, November 16, 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.