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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Thursday, November 17, 2011
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

FOUR DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS STARTED OUTBOUND TRANSIT
0600/17TH. THREE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED
FOR INBOUND TRANSIT APPROX 1030/17TH.

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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

Much cooler air across Southeast Texas today thanks to last nights cold
front. We will have lots of sunshine this afternoon with high temperatures
only reaching the middle 60s today. Winds will be a bit breezy from the
northeast at 10-15 mph.

Clear and cold tonight with lows dropping into the 30s.

Cold high pressure quickly moves off allowing a return or southerly flow
off the Gulf of Mexico to start on Friday. Skies initially will be sunny
during the morning hours, but increasing cloudiness is expected during the
afternoon. Highs will be near 70. Easterly winds will turn back to the
south.

Saturday, mostly cloudy skies and rapidly increasing moisture and warmth
are expected. Lows will be near 60 with afternoon highs near 80. Breezy
south winds are forecasted.

Sunday, mostly cloudy skies and isolated, light showers are forecasted.
Breezy southerly winds will continue to keep temperatures well above
normal. Morning lows will be in the mid 60s with afternoon highs near 80.

Monday, more of the same is expected with partly sunny skies, high humidity
and above normal temperatures. A 20% coverage of light rain is possible.
Lows will be in the upper 60s with afternoon highs in the low 80s. Breezy
southerly winds will continue.

Tuesday, partly sunny skies, high humidity and above normal temperatures
will continue. A 30% coverage of light rainfall is forecasted. Lows will
be in the upper 60s with afternoon highs in the lower 80s. Breezy south to
southeasterly winds are forecasted.

Wednesday, a weak cold front will sweep through Southeast Texas during the
afternoon hours. Coverage of rain and thunderstorms at this point is 40%.
Lows will be near 60 with afternoon highs in the middle 70s. South winds
will shift towards the northwest.

Outlook for Thanksgiving: Sunny, cool and dry.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Today: Mostly sunny, cooler with lower humidity. High near: 65.
Winds: N-NE 8-16 mph.

Triangle Tonight: Clear and cold. Low near: 39. Winds: N 5-10 mph.

Lakes Today: Sunny, cooler with lower humidity. High near: 64. Winds: N-
NE 6-16 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Clear and cold. Low near: 34. Winds: N 3-8 mph.
Notice posted on Thursday, November 17, 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.