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SubjectDatePriority
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/31/12 - NEWS - Third public hearing set for Charleston cruise terminal08/31/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/31/1208/31/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/31/1208/31/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/30/1208/30/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/30/12 - NEWS - Gov. Perdue Announces Rep. McComas to Chair N.C. State Ports Authority08/30/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/30/1208/30/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/29/1208/29/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/28/1208/29/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/28/12 - New executive director of N.C. State Ports Authority named08/28/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/28/1208/28/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/28/1208/28/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/27/1208/27/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/27/1208/27/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/27/1208/27/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/24/1208/24/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/24/1208/24/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/24/1208/24/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/23/1208/23/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/23/1208/23/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/23/1208/23/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/22/1208/22/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/22/1208/22/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/22/1208/22/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/21/1208/21/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/21/1208/21/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/21/1208/21/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/20/1208/20/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/20/1208/20/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/20/1208/20/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/17/1208/17/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/17/1208/17/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/17/1208/17/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/16*1208/16/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/16/1208/16/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/16/1208/16/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/15/1208/15/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/15/12 08/15/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/15/1208/15/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/14/12 -- S.C. maritime panel supports widened river complaint08/14/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/14/1208/14/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/14/1208/14/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/13/1208/13/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/13/12 - NEWS - SC maritime panel supports widened river complaint08/13/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/13/1208/13/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/10/1208/10/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/10/1208/10/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/10/1208/10/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/9/1208/09/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/9/1208/09/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/9/1208/09/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/8/1208/08/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/8/1208/08/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/8/1208/08/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/7/1208/07/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/7/1208/07/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/7/1208/07/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/3/1208/03/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/3/1208/03/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/3/1208/03/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/2/1208/02/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/2/1208/02/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/2/1208/02/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/1/1208/01/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/1/1208/01/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 8/1/1208/01/2012 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Thursday, March 22, 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 - all vessel arrivals require tide
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 - CPO MALAYSIA - ANCHORED ETB 29TH ??
PHOENIX LIGHT - ETA 27TH
BOW EUROPE - ETA 30TH

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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:

RIO DE JANEIRO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Brazilian federal prosecutor filed
criminal charges on Wednesday against Chevron and drill-rig operator
Transocean for a November oil spill, raising the stakes in a legal saga
that has added to Chevron's woes in Latin America and could slow Brazil's
offshore oil boom.

Prosecutor Eduardo Santos de Oliveira also filed criminal charges against
17 local executives and employees at Chevron and Transocean, owner of the
world's largest oil rig fleet. Among the defendants is George Buck, 46, a
U.S. national in charge of Chevron's operations in Brazil, the prosecutor's
office said in a statement.

The charges stem from a 3,000-barrel leak in the Frade field, about 120 km
(75 miles) off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state. They include: failure to
realize protocols to contain the leak; failure to take steps to kill the
well and stop the drilling process; breach of licenses, legal norms and
regulation, including altering documents; and failure to meet legal and
contractual duties.

Chevron and Transocean strongly disputed the charges.

"These charges are outrageous and without merit," Chevron said in a
statement. "Once all the facts are fully examined, they will demonstrate
that Chevron and its employees responded appropriately and responsibly to
the incident."

Transocean "strongly disagrees with the indictments," said spokesman Guy
Cantwell.

Chevron said it stopped the leak in four days. None of the oil that leaked
into the Atlantic reached shore or interfered with marine life, it said.

In November, the same prosecutor filed an $11 billion civil lawsuit over
the spill, the largest environmental suit in Brazil's history. Chevron has
already been fined around 200 million reais in fines ($110 million) for the
spill by environmental and oil regulators.

Chevron's shares dropped 1.1 percent to $107.91 on Wednesday, to their
lowest in nearly a month. Transocean's US-traded shares dropped 1.1 percent
to $56.77.

Observers warned that the criminal charges could spook foreign companies
attracted to Brazil's offshore oil boom and slow development of more than
50 billion barrels of reserves discovered here since 2007.

"These charges are being used by those who want to shut out foreign
investment and vilify foreign companies," said Adriano Pires, head of
energy think tank Brazilian Infrastructure Institute, and a former oil
regulator.

The Chevron leak was less than 0.1 percent of the size of the 4
million-barrel BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Transocean
also owned the rig in that spill. Past Brazilian oil spills by state-run
Petrobras, including some larger ones, have never prompted criminal charges.

Chevron's troubles in Brazil could force it to rethink its Latin American
strategies. A shortage of trained workers, engineers and equipment have
driven up costs in Brazil and Chevron faces an $18 billion environmental
verdict in Ecuador.

Oliveira's filings allege that Transocean's Sedco 706 rig, which drilled
the well that leaked, had "grave" equipment failures that were detected by
Brazil's national petroleum agency, the ANP.

In addition to Buck, prosecutors leveled criminal charges against other
Chevron and Transocean employees, including five other Americans, five
Brazilians, two Frenchmen, two Australians, a Canadian and a Briton. Among
them was Guilherme Dantas Rocha Coelho, 38, the Brazilian head of
Transocean's operations in the country.

All were ordered to turn in their passports last Saturday and remain in the
country. Each individual will be required to post 1 million reais
($550,000) bail and each company 10 million reais ($5.5 million) to ensure
payment of future fines.

JAIL TIME UNLIKELY

Prison sentences could be as lengthy as 31 years, the filings said.
Oliveira told Reuters in January that jail terms for the oil workers would
be unlikely and a "last resort." On Wednesday, however, he said the
executives should be jailed.

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CURRENT ISSUES: None

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:

4/10/12 - 1900 S.W.T. ANNUAL BANQUET
4/17/12 - 1700 COMMISSIONERS OF PILOTAGE MEETING
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

Th 22 Low 2:35 AM -0.2 7:20 AM Rise 7:01 AM 0
22 High 8:43 AM 5.4 7:33 PM Set 7:52 PM
22 Low 2:46 PM -0.3
22 High 8:55 PM 5.8

F 23 Low 3:15 AM -0.1 7:19 AM Rise 7:32 AM 0
23 High 9:20 AM 5.3 7:34 PM Set 8:47 PM
23 Low 3:22 PM -0.2
23 High 9:31 PM 5.8

Sa 24 Low 3:53 AM 0.0 7:17 AM Rise 8:05 AM 1
24 High 9:56 AM 5.1 7:34 PM Set 9:42 PM
24 Low 3:56 PM 0.0
24 High 10:06 PM 5.7

Su 25 Low 4:30 AM 0.2 7:16 AM Rise 8:39 AM 4
25 High 10:31 AM 4.9 7:35 PM Set 10:36 PM
25 Low 4:30 PM 0.1
25 High 10:40 PM 5.6

M 26 Low 5:06 AM 0.4 7:15 AM Rise 9:17 AM 9
26 High 11:07 AM 4.7 7:36 PM Set 11:30 PM
26 Low 5:05 PM 0.3
26 High 11:15 PM 5.4

Tu 27 Low 5:43 AM 0.6 7:13 AM Rise 9:59 AM 15
27 High 11:43 AM 4.5 7:36 PM
27 Low 5:42 PM 0.5
27 High 11:53 PM 5.3

W 28 Low 6:23 AM 0.8 7:12 AM Set 12:22 AM 23
28 High 12:23 PM 4.4 7:37 PM Rise 10:45 AM
28 Low 6:24 PM 0.6

Th 29 High 12:36 AM 5.1 7:11 AM Set 1:12 AM 31
29 Low 7:08 AM 0.9 7:38 PM Rise 11:34 AM
29 High 1:09 PM 4.3
29 Low 7:13 PM 0.7

F 30 High 1:27 AM 5.1 7:09 AM Set 1:59 AM 40
30 Low 8:01 AM 1.0 7:39 PM Rise 12:28 PM
30 High 2:04 PM 4.3
30 Low 8:10 PM 0.8

Sa 31 High 2:25 AM 5.0 7:08 AM Set 2:43 AM 50
31 Low 9:00 AM 1.0 7:39 PM Rise 1:26 PM
31 High 3:06 PM 4.4
31 Low 9:14 PM 0.7

Su 1 High 3:28 AM 5.1 7:07 AM Set 3:25 AM 60
1 Low 10:00 AM 0.8 7:40 PM Rise 2:26 PM
1 High 4:09 PM 4.7
1 Low 10:19 PM 0.5

M 2 High 4:30 AM 5.3 7:06 AM Set 4:03 AM 70
2 Low 10:58 AM 0.5 7:41 PM Rise 3:28 PM
2 High 5:09 PM 5.0
2 Low 11:22 PM 0.2

Tu 3 High 5:28 AM 5.5 7:04 AM Set 4:41 AM 79
3 Low 11:52 AM 0.1 7:41 PM Rise 4:33 PM
3 High 6:05 PM 5.5

W 4 Low 12:20 AM -0.2 7:03 AM Set 5:17 AM 88
4 High 6:23 AM 5.7 7:42 PM Rise 5:39 PM
4 Low 12:43 PM -0.3
4 High 6:58 PM 6.0

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MARINE WEATHER FORECAST:

Synopsis...ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL PERSIST THROUGH FRIDAY BEFORE A COLD
FRONT SWEEPS THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. A BROAD HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL
BUILD IN LATE SUNDAY AND PERSIST THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.
Today...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers early
this morning...then a chance of showers late this morning and early
afternoon. A slight chance of showers late.

Tonight...S winds 5 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers.

Fri...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Fri Night...S winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers and
tstms.

Sat...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft... Building to 4 to 5 ft in the
afternoon. A chance of showers and tstms.

Sat Night...SW winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas 4 to 5 ft...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft after midnight. Showers
likely with a chance of tstms.

Sun...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers and
tstms.

Sun Night...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Mon...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Mon Night...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Notice posted on Thursday, March 22, 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.