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SubjectDatePriority
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 6/29/12 - Monthly Newsletter06/29/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/29/12 - SC Legislature Commits $300 Million to Charleston Harbor Deepening06/29/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/29/1206/29/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 6/28/1206/28/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/28/1206/28/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/28/1206/28/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/27/1206/27/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 6/27/1206/27/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/27/12 - NEWS: Jepson Elected GPA Board Chairman 06/27/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 6/26/1206/26/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA - 6/26/1206/26/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC - 6/26/1206/26/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 6/25/1206/25/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC - 6/25/1206/25/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA - 6/25/1206/25/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 6/22/1206/22/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA - 6/22/1206/22/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC - 6/22/1206/22/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC - 6/21/1206/21/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA - 6/21/1206/21/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 6/21/1206/21/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA - 6/20/1206/20/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 6/20/1206/20/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC - 6/20/1206/20/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 6/19/1206/19/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC - 6/19/1206/19/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA - 6/19/1206/19/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 6/18/1206/18/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC - 6/18/1206/18/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA - 6/18/12 - Quarterly newsletter attached06/18/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 6/15/1206/15/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA - 6/15/1206/15/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC - 6/15/1206/15/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA - 6/14/1206/14/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 6/14/1206/14/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC - 6/14/1206/14/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 6/13/1206/13/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA - 6/13/1206/13/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC - 6/13/1206/13/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA - 6/12/1206/12/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 6/12/1206/12/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC - 6/12/1206/12/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 6/11/1206/11/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA - 6/11/1206/11/2012 Normal
REVISED DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC - 6/11/1206/11/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC - 6/11/1206/11/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC - 6/8/1206/08/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 6/8/1206/08/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA - 6/8/1206/08/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 6/6/1206/06/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA - 6/6/1206/06/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC - 6/6/1206/06/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA - 6/5/1206/05/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 6/5/1206/05/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC - 6/5/1206/05/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 6/4/1206/04/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA - 6/4/1206/04/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC - 6/4/1206/04/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 6/1/1206/01/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC - 6/1/1206/01/2012 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA - 6/1/1206/01/2012 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Tuesday, March 27, 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 ??
BOW EUROPE - ETA 30TH
CARONI PLAIN - ETA 30TH
OSG 214 - ETA 31ST

BP - TUG INTEGRITY & 650-4 - ETA 1300/28TH

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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:

CBP Employees in Charleston, S.C. Participate in Citadel University’s Law
Enforcement Day

(Friday, March 23, 2012)

Charleston, S.C. - CBP is a familiar face at many recruiting events and job
fairs in which we receive invitations to attend. Being invited to the
Citadel, a military university that has been established since 1842, for
their Law Enforcement Day was a definite highlight; a historic university
in the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina.

The purpose of the event was to help students better understand careers in
law enforcement. The format included informational tables that allowed the
students to easily speak to CBP current employees and ask questions.

In attendance were SCBPO Rhonda Pereira, CBPAS Ben Swain and CBPO Joseph
Tommasini. Other participants included many other federal, state and local
law enforcement agencies: Secret Service, Immigration and Customs
Enforcement, Federal Bureau of Investigations, South Carolina Law
Enforcement Division (SLED), South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole
and Pardons, South Carolina Highway Patrol, Defense Criminal Investigative
Service, Department of Natural Resources, South Carolina Department of
Corrections, Columbia Police Department and Charleston Police Department.

The event, held on February 29, 2012, proved to be an exciting and
worthwhile effort that introduced students to CBP and its mission. The
students understood and possessed the core values of the desired CBP
employee; “Vigilance, Service and Integrity,” with the Citadel having the
core values of “Honor, Duty and Respect.” Speaking to over 140 students in
a short two hour time frame, there wasn’t time to bring up the fact that
both CBP and the Citadel have been featured in several Hollywood movies.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the
Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and
protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of
entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of
the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

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Industries dumped more than 45,000 pounds of cancer-causing chemicals into
the Cooper River in 2010, making it the sixth-worst waterway in the country
for those pollutants.

That’s according to a toxicity report released recently by Environment
America, using federal Environmental Protection Agency data.

Environment America is a research and policy center for environmental
advocacy organizations.

The report drew contrasting views from a state legislator and a local
environmentalist.

“Most of our industries do a pretty good job” balancing conserving natural
resources with maintaining and creating jobs, said state Sen. Paul
Campbell, R-Goose Creek.

“The industries meet current DHEC (S.C. Department of Health and
Environmental Control) and EPA requirements,” he said.

Campbell is a chemical engineer and a former Alcoa regional president.

“You have to look at how these studies are conducted,” he said, noting that
environmental toxins are found in blackwater and are not always incorporated.

Said Katie Zimmerman of the Coastal Conservation League: “This is why when
we’re looking at (environmental) permitting, when we’re looking at
activities, when we’re looking at everything that’s going on in these
rivers, it’s really important that we look at cumulative effects for each
and every application, rather than looking at things in a vacuum.”

The report called for better enforcement of the Clean Water Act regulations
and for industries to switch to less-harmful chemicals.

The 40-year-old act has been championed for improving water quality but has
been assailed by some federal legislators as too restrictive for industries
and economic growth.

“America’s waterways are a polluter’s paradise right now,” Shelley Vinyard
of Environment America said in a news release.

The report listed South Carolina as the 17th-worst state for overall toxic
chemical discharges, and listed North Carolina as 10th.

The headwaters of many South Carolina rivers, including the Cooper, are in
North Carolina.

The Wateree River, which has headwaters in North Carolina and feeds into
the Cooper, was listed 41st-worst river in the country for overall toxics.

The Savannah River, which South Carolina shares with Georgia, was fourth-worst.

The report noted that toxic releases to waterways overall dropped 2.6
percent from 2007, the previous year the numbers were released.

The report was the latest in a long series of troubling assessments of the
Cooper, the 16-mile-long tidal flow where a number of large industries are
located.

More than a decade ago, the state’s Charleston Harbor Project study showed
the river had already reached the point at which it was taking as much
pollution as it could handle.

The study led to tighter restrictions on discharges.

Reach Bo Petersen at 937-5714.

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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
4/26/12 - 0800 NAV OPS MEETING

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

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

Th 5 Low 1:15 AM -0.6 7:02 AM Set 5:54 AM 94
5 High 7:15 AM 5.8 7:43 PM Rise 6:47 PM
5 Low 1:32 PM -0.6
5 High 7:49 PM 6.4

F 6 Low 2:08 AM -0.8 7:00 AM Set 6:33 AM 98
6 High 8:06 AM 5.9 7:44 PM Rise 7:57 PM
6 Low 2:20 PM -0.9
6 High 8:40 PM 6.7

Sa 7 Low 3:00 AM -1.0 6:59 AM Set 7:16 AM 99
7 High 8:56 AM 5.9 7:44 PM Rise 9:09 PM
7 Low 3:09 PM -1.0
7 High 9:30 PM 6.8

Su 8 Low 3:52 AM -1.0 6:58 AM Set 8:02 AM 98
8 High 9:47 AM 5.8 7:45 PM Rise 10:19 PM
8 Low 3:58 PM -0.9
8 High 10:23 PM 6.8

M 9 Low 4:45 AM -0.8 6:57 AM Set 8:54 AM 93
9 High 10:39 AM 5.6 7:46 PM Rise 11:27 PM
9 Low 4:49 PM -0.7
9 High 11:17 PM 6.6

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MARINE WEATHER FORECAST:

Synopsis...HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD NORTH OF THE WATERS THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THURSDAY...WITH ANOTHER AREA OF HIGH
PRESSURE BUILDING TO THE NORTH ON FRIDAY. AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL PASS
BY TO THE NORTH OVER THE WEEKEND.
Today...NE winds 20 to 25 kt...diminishing to 15 to 20 kt this afternoon.
Seas 4 to 6 ft...subsiding to 4 to 5 ft this afternoon.

Tonight...E winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SE 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas
3 to 4 ft...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft after midnight.

Wed...S winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2
to 3 ft.

Wed Night...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3
ft...building to 3 to 4 ft after midnight.

Thu...W winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft... Subsiding
to 2 to 3 ft in the afternoon.

Thu Night...W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Fri...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Fri Night...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

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

Sat Night...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and
tstms.
Notice posted on Tuesday, March 27, 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.