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SubjectDatePriority
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/30/1703/30/2017 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/30/17 ==NEWS==Legislators ready to take up Charleston ports board replacements, one day after Quinn payments halted 03/30/2017 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/30/1703/30/2017 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/29/1703/29/2017 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/29/1703/29/2017 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/29/1703/29/2017 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/27/17 == UPDATED DRAFT AT CAROLINA MARINE == 03/27/2017 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/27/1703/27/2017 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/27/1703/27/2017 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/24/1703/24/2017 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/24/1703/24/2017 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/24/1703/24/2017 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/13/17 - ODJFELL DREDGING COMPLETE - NEW DRAFT 03/13/2017 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/13/1703/13/2017 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/13/1703/13/2017 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/10/1703/10/2017 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/10/1703/10/2017 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/10/1703/10/2017 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/06/1703/06/2017 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/06/17 ==NEWS== Shipping firm, captain sentenced in maritime pollution case with Charleston ties 03/06/2017 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/06/1703/06/2017 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/03/1703/03/2017 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/03/17 - BUCKEYE TERMINAL TO DREDGE NEXT WEEK03/03/2017 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/03/1703/03/2017 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/01/17 - BUCKEYE TERMINAL TO DREDGE NEXT WEEK03/01/2017 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/01/1703/01/2017 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/01/1703/01/2017 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Friday, March 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 - 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 - CARONI PLAIN - IN ETS 0001/31ST
OSG 214 - ETA 4/1/2012
BOW EUROPE - ETA 4/9/2012

BP - TUG INTEGRITY & 650-4 - IN ETD 2300/30TH

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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:


BOEM Forms South Carolina Offshore Renewable Energy Task Force
2012-03-29 WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON —The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today held its
first offshore renewable energy task force meeting in cooperation with
South Carolina’s Energy Office. This intergovernmental task force was
established to facilitate communication between BOEM and state, local,
tribal and federal stakeholders concerning commercial renewable energy
leasing and development on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) off the coast
of South Carolina. The task force includes state government officials
designated by Governor Nikki Haley, officials from affected federal
agencies, elected local government officials, and tribal leaders. Opening
remarks at today’s meeting were given by BOEM Deputy Director Dr. Walter D.
Cruickshank.

“BOEM established this task force to promote the close coordination that is
necessary to make renewable energy projects offshore of South Carolina a
reality,” said BOEM Director Tommy P. Beaudreau. “We will work together
with the state and other stakeholders toward the generation of clean,
renewable energy off of the coast of South Carolina as part of the all of
the above energy strategy that our country needs.”
"The South Carolina Energy Office is pleased to be able to work with BOEM
and state, local, tribal and other stakeholders to play a role in the
continued exploration of wind development on the Outer Continental Shelf
off the coast of South Carolina," said SC Energy Office director Ashlie
Lancaster.

The meeting featured a discussion about the commercial leasing process for
OCS renewable energy and the draft task force charter. The task force
members discussed options for starting the leasing process and the
procedure for specific actions required by BOEM and the state for
developing offshore renewable energy.
In April 2009, President Barack Obama and Secretary of the Interior Ken
Salazar announced the final framework for renewable energy development on
the OCS. This framework establishes the process BOEM uses for granting
leases, easements, and rights-of-way for offshore renewable energy
development activities, such as the siting and construction of wind
generation facilities on the OCS. The framework also allows BOEM to use
task forces in carrying out its responsibilities for authorizing OCS
renewable energy activities in partnership with state, local, and tribal
governments, and federal agencies. As part of the “Smart from the Start”
wind initiative announced by Secretary Salazar in November 2010 to
facilitate offshore wind development, this task force will help identify
priority areas on the OCS that have generally bountiful wind energy and
relatively fewer potential environmental and use conflicts than other areas
offshore South Carolina. BOEM will use that information to identify wind
energy areas along the OCS that may be particularly suitable for potential
offshore wind development.
BOEM has also established task forces with Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New
Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina,
Oregon, and Hawaii.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management manages the exploration and
development of the nation's offshore energy and mineral resources. The
bureau seeks to balance economic development, energy production, and
environmental protection through oil and gas leasing, renewable energy
generation and environmental reviews and studies

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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

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

Tu 10 Low 5:38 AM -0.6 6:55 AM Set 9:52 AM 86
10 High 11:33 AM 5.4 7:46 PM
10 Low 5:43 PM -0.5

W 11 High 12:14 AM 6.3 6:54 AM Rise 12:29 AM 77
11 Low 6:34 AM -0.3 7:47 PM Set 10:53 AM
11 High 12:31 PM 5.2
11 Low 6:41 PM -0.1

Th 12 High 1:14 AM 6.0 6:53 AM Rise 1:23 AM 67
12 Low 7:32 AM 0.0 7:48 PM Set 11:56 AM
12 High 1:33 PM 5.0
12 Low 7:43 PM 0.2

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MARINE WEATHER FORECAST

Synopsis...A WEAK TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST
TODAY...THEN MOVE INTO THE AREA TONIGHT. LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE THROUGH THE
MID ATLANTIC AND NORTHEAST STATES SATURDAY... PUSHING A WEAK COLD FRONT
INTO THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT. A WEAK RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN
EXTEND ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.
Today...SW winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt late this morning.
Seas 2 ft.

Tonight...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...building to 3 to 4 ft
after midnight. Showers and tstms likely.

Sat...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Showers and tstms likely in the
morning...then a chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.

Sat Night...W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NW after midnight. Seas 2 to 3
ft. A chance of showers and tstms in the evening...then a slight chance of
showers and tstms after midnight.

Sun...N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 ft. A
slight chance of showers and tstms in the morning.

Sun Night...S winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW after midnight. Seas 1
foot...then 1 to 2 ft after midnight.

Mon...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

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

Tue...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers and
tstms.

Tue Night...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers and
tstms.
Notice posted on Friday, March 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.