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Subject:Sabine/Neches Daily Update
Date:Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Priority:Normal
Notice:PILOT/TRAFFIC ADVISORIES:

THREE DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS STARTED OUTBOUND TRANSIT AT
0600/29TH. AT THIS TIME, NO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE
SCHEDULED FOR INBOUND TRANSIT THE 29TH.

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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

Freeze Warning for all of Southeast Texas Tonight. A bit warmer Tuesday.
Gradually warming through the week with no rainfall. Saturday is the pick
of the litter this weekend for outdoor activities. Sunday, 40% coverage of
rain and thunderstorms. Monday, a cold front with a 60% coverage of rain
is forecasted.

Tonight, clear skies, light winds and a very dry air mass will allow
temperatures to fall to freezing over most of Southeast Texas. Lows will
range from the upper 20s north to near 31 along Interstate 10 the mid 30s
in Port Arthur.

Tuesday, sunny skies and low humidity are expected with warmer
temperatures. Highs will range from the lower 60s north to the mid 60s in
the Triangle. Northwesterly winds are forecasted.

Wednesday, mostly sunny skies are forecasted with low humidity. Lows will
be in the upper 30s with afternoon highs in the lower 60s. North winds
will turn towards the southeast late.

Thursday, once again, mostly sunny skies are forecasted. Lows will be in
the mid 40s with afternoon highs in the mid 60s. Light east and
southeasterly winds are forecasted.

Friday, the warming trend will continue. Mostly sunny skies are
forecasted. Lows will be in the lower 50s with afternoon highs in the mid
60s. East-northeasterly winds are forecasted.

Saturday will be the "pick of the litter" this weekend. Partly sunny skies
are forecasted with warmer weather. Lows will be in the mid 50s with highs
in the lower 70s. East and southeasterly winds are expected.

Sunday, mostly cloudy skies are forecasted with a 40% coverage of
afternoon/evening rain and thunderstorms moving into the area. Lows will
be in the mid 60s with afternoon highs in the mid 70s. Breezy south to
southeasterly winds are forecasted.

Monday, a cold front will sweep through Southeast Texas during the morning
hours. Cloudy skies are expected with a 60% coverage of rain. Lows will
be near 60 with afternoon highs only in the mid 60s. Breezy northerly
winds are forecasted.
Notice posted on Tuesday, November 29, 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.