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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Monday, January 30, 2012
Priority:Normal
Notice:

PORT LIMITS/INFORMATION
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Maximum Depths - (Fresh)
Harbor Entrance - 47.0 ft
Main Channel - 45.0 ft

BERTH LIMITS/INFORMATION:
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Current maximum drafts allowed at berths:

Hess - Max draft - 40'00
Delfin - Max Draft - 42'00
Chem Marine - Max Draft - 38'00 MLW
Kinder Morgan - berth 1 - 40'00
Kinder Morgan - berth 2 - 40'00
Kinder Morgan - berth 3 - 30'00"
Kinder Morgan - berth 4 - Max draft 40'00, tide needed for anything
deeper than 38'00
BP - Max draft 30'00" Low water
Wando Terminal - Max draft 43'00 MLW - tide needed for anything deeper
than
43'01" Max BM No restriction North
Charleston Terminal - Max draft 45'00 MLW - Max BM No restriction
CST - Max draft 45'00 MLW - Max BM No restrictions
Veterans Terminal 35' MLW tidal restricted
Nucor - Max draft 25'00 (movements daylight & tidal restricted), Max LOA
550', Max Beam 52'
Pier J Max Draft 30 FT
Per pilots - restrictions for Tanker movements:
Drafts of 38'00 or less may transit at anytime Drafts of 38'01 to 40'00 -
window: Start in 1 Hour before low water until 2 hours before high water
Drafts of 40'01 to 41'00 - window: start in 2 hours after low water until
2 hours before high water
Drafts of 41'01 to 42'00 - window: start in 3 hours after low water until
3 hours before high water

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VESSEL TRAFFIC:

KMI4 - HARMOND OLDENDORFF - IN ETD 0600/31ST

HESS – CHEMTRANS SKY - ETA 1830/30TH

BP TUG RESOLVE & 650-3 - ETA 1030/31ST

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FEDERAL, STATE & LOCAL FILING REQUIREMENTS:
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96 Hours - advance notice of arrival required by USCG

48 Hours - advance receipt of crew list by Immigration for any vessel
arriving from a foreign port, or arriving coast wise with detained crew.

24 Hours (minimum) - Foreign cargo must have manifest submitted to
Customs & Border Patrol AMS. Bond must be filed for Foreign flag vessels
or U.S. flag arriving with foreign cargo aboard. 24 Hours - advance
notice to Pilots

24 Hours - advance fax of crew list and approved visitors required by
Terminal.

72 Hours - post port call, the Port Authority requires bill of lading
figures for all bulk cargo.

Port Security - All persons doing business within Port Authority property
must have security pass from SCPA. All persons wanting unescorted access
to any vessel must have a valid TWIC.

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Current Articles:


The beginning of each New Year brings renewed focus on accomplishing
business goals and preparing for the future. For the South Carolina Ports
Authority, our number one strategic priority is the Charleston Harbor
Deepening Project.

With last month's public scoping meeting the process is firmly underway.
And just this week, our local pilots participated in a ship exercise with
Corps staff that is expected to save time and money in the feasibility study.

The Corps will continue to accept public comment on scoping until February
10. You may add your voice by filling out the online form here. Thank you
for your continued support.


Post-45 Project Underway
Leaders Rally to Support Deepening Project

On December 13, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Charleston District
hosted the scoping meeting for the Post-45 Harbor Deepening Project for
Charleston. Members of the community learned more about the engineering,
economics and environmental aspects of the project and had the opportunity
to interact with Corps and port staff.

On the same day, local and statewide leaders gathered by the water's edge
to vocalize their support for Charleston Harbor Deepening, emphasizing the
need to get to construction as swiftly as possible. Video from the news
conference is featured to the left.


Charleston's harbor pilots and docking pilots teamed up with the Corps this
week for a tabletop exercise to examine the current shipping channel and
turning basins. Their expertise on how big ships move through Charleston
Harbor will help the Corps narrow its alternatives that will be simulated
as part of the Post-45 feasibility study.

"It's one of those things we think will allow us to do the study smarter,
better and faster," Brian Williams, the Corps' project manager, told the
Associated Press. By engaging the pilots earlier in the study process,
"we're saving ourselves time and money by weeding things out," he said.

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CURRENT ISSUES:

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
2/10/12 - ANNUAL PORT MEETING
2/14/12 – 1130 – C.W.I.T. MONTHLY LUNCHEON
2/16/12 – PROP CLUB OYSTER ROAST
3/15/12 – 1200 – PROP CLUB LUNCH
4/10/12 – 1900 – S.W.T. ANNUAL BANQUET
4/19/12 - TBA – PROP DINNER

2018 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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SECURITY LEVEL: MARSEC 1
CURRENT HURRICANE STATUS - 5 / OFF SEASON

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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with July 21, 2011.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

M 30 High 12:21 AM 4.8 7:16 AM Set 12:06 AM 37
30 Low 6:43 AM 0.9 5:50 PM Rise 11:06 AM
30 High 12:46 PM 4.3
30 Low 6:51 PM 0.4

Tu 31 High 1:12 AM 4.7 7:15 AM Set 1:01 AM 47
31 Low 7:37 AM 1.0 5:51 PM Rise 11:43 AM
31 High 1:38 PM 4.1
31 Low 7:42 PM 0.5

W 1 High 2:08 AM 4.7 7:15 AM Set 1:55 AM 56
1 Low 8:37 AM 1.0 5:52 PM Rise 12:24 PM
1 High 2:35 PM 4.1
1 Low 8:38 PM 0.5

Th 2 High 3:06 AM 4.8 7:14 AM Set 2:49 AM 65
2 Low 9:36 AM 1.0 5:53 PM Rise 1:10 PM
2 High 3:33 PM 4.1
2 Low 9:35 PM 0.4

F 3 High 4:04 AM 5.0 7:13 AM Set 3:41 AM 74
3 Low 10:31 AM 0.8 5:54 PM Rise 2:01 PM
3 High 4:29 PM 4.3
3 Low 10:31 PM 0.1

Sa 4 High 4:57 AM 5.2 7:13 AM Set 4:31 AM 82
4 Low 11:22 AM 0.5 5:55 PM Rise 2:57 PM
4 High 5:21 PM 4.5
4 Low 11:23 PM -0.1

Su 5 High 5:47 AM 5.4 7:12 AM Set 5:17 AM 89
5 Low 12:08 PM 0.2 5:56 PM Rise 3:56 PM
5 High 6:09 PM 4.7

M 6 Low 12:12 AM -0.4 7:11 AM Set 6:00 AM 95
6 High 6:33 AM 5.7 5:56 PM Rise 4:59 PM
6 Low 12:52 PM -0.1
6 High 6:55 PM 5.0

Tu 7 Low 12:59 AM -0.7 7:10 AM Set 6:40 AM 98
7 High 7:16 AM 5.9 5:57 PM Rise 6:03 PM
7 Low 1:34 PM -0.4
7 High 7:39 PM 5.3

W 8 Low 1:46 AM -0.9 7:10 AM Set 7:18 AM 99
8 High 7:58 AM 5.9 5:58 PM Rise 7:09 PM
8 Low 2:16 PM -0.6
8 High 8:22 PM 5.5

Th 9 Low 2:33 AM -0.9 7:09 AM Set 7:54 AM 98
9 High 8:40 AM 5.9 5:59 PM Rise 8:14 PM
9 Low 2:58 PM -0.8
9 High 9:07 PM 5.6

F 10 Low 3:21 AM -0.9 7:08 AM Set 8:30 AM 95
10 High 9:23 AM 5.8 6:00 PM Rise 9:20 PM
10 Low 3:42 PM -0.8
10 High 9:53 PM 5.7

Sa 11 Low 4:11 AM -0.7 7:07 AM Set 9:06 AM 88
11 High 10:08 AM 5.6 6:01 PM Rise 10:27 PM
11 Low 4:28 PM -0.7
11 High 10:44 PM 5.7

Su 12 Low 5:04 AM -0.5 7:06 AM Set 9:46 AM 80
12 High 10:57 AM 5.3 6:02 PM Rise 11:34 PM
12 Low 5:17 PM -0.6
12 High 11:39 PM 5.7

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MARINE WEATHER FORECAST:

Synopsis...HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS TODAY AND PUSH
OFFSHORE INTO TUESDAY. A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO ADVANCE INTO THE AREA
LATE THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD FROM THE NORTH...AS A COASTAL
TROUGH FORMS NEARBY LATE IN THE WEEK.
Today...NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NE early this afternoon...then
shifting to E late. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Tonight...SE winds 5 to 10 kt...diminishing to 5 kt after midnight. Seas 1
foot.

Tue...SE winds 5 kt. Seas 1 foot.

Tue Night...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Wed...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

Wed Night...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

Thu...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. A chance of showers.

Thu Night...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers.

Fri...NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A slight
chance of showers.

Fri Night...NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A
slight chance of showers.
Notice posted on Monday, January 30, 2012

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.