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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Friday, November 18, 2011
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

ONE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL STARTED OUTBOUND TRANSIT 0600/18TH. ONE
DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSEL IS SCHEDULED FOR INBOUND TRANSIT APPROX
1030/18TH.

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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

Sunny skies and mild temperatures for your Friday. High pressure shifting
off to the east will bring in a southeasterly wind warming us up to near 70
today.

Southerly winds keep temperatures up tonight with lows only dropping into
the 50s.

Saturday, its back to air conditioning as we flip-flop back to the "Warm
Side" and we begin another warm spell. Mostly cloudy skies and higher
humidity levels are forecasted. Afternoon highs will warm to near 80.
Breezy south-southeasterly winds are forecasted.

By Sunday, a strong, moist southerly flow off the Gulf of Mexico will push
temperatures well above normal. Mostly cloudy skies and isolated (20%
coverage), light showers are forecasted. Morning lows will be in the mid
60s with afternoon highs near 80.

Monday, it's more of the same. Above normal temperatures, high humidity
and isolated (20% coverage), light showers are forecasted. Lows will be
greater than 15 degrees above normal...in the upper 60s. Highs will be in
the lower 80s...greater than 10 degrees above normal. Partly sunny skies
are forecasted. Breezy south winds are forecasted.

By Tuesday, an upper level disturbance will move across the Rockies
dragging a cold front into Texas. Mostly cloudy skies and a 50% coverage
of rain and thunderstorms are forecasted late. Lows will be in the upper
60s with afternoon highs in the lower to middle 80s. Breezy south-
southeasterly winds are forecasted.

During the day Wednesday, skies will gradually clear. Breezy northwesterly
winds will drive a cooler, drier air mass into Southeast Texas. Morning
lows will drop into the middle 50s with afternoon highs in the mid 60s.

Thanksgiving, sunny skies and low humidity are forecasted. Lows will be
near 40 with afternoon highs near 70. Light northerly winds are
forecasted.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Today: Morning sun, increasing late afternoon cloudiness, warmer.
High near: 70. Winds: E early turning SSE during the afternoon 5-15 mph.

Triangle Tonight: Clear and not as cold. Low near: 59. Winds: SE 5-10
mph.

Lakes Today: Mostly sunny, warmer. High near: 68. Winds: E early
turning SE during the afternoon 5-10 mph.

Lakes Tonight: Clear and not as cold. Low near: 55. Winds: SE 2-6 mph.
Notice posted on Friday, November 18, 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.