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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Thursday, April 05, 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 - ATB CORPUS CHRISTI - IN ETD 0600/6TH
PETROCHEM SUPPLIER - ETA 4/5
BOW EUROPE - ETA 4/9/2012

HESS – ENERGY PROGRESS – ETA PM/07

BP - TUG RESOLVE & 650-4 - ETA 0500/6TH

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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: NONE

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CURRENT ISSUES: 4/10/12 - 1900 S.W.T. ANNUAL BANQUET

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:

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

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

F 13 High 2:17 AM 5.7 6:52 AM Rise 2:11 AM 56
13 Low 8:32 AM 0.2 7:49 PM Set 12:59 PM
13 High 2:38 PM 5.0
13 Low 8:49 PM 0.4

Sa 14 High 3:19 AM 5.5 6:51 AM Rise 2:53 AM 45
14 Low 9:32 AM 0.3 7:49 PM Set 2:00 PM
14 High 3:41 PM 5.0
14 Low 9:55 PM 0.5

Su 15 High 4:19 AM 5.4 6:49 AM Rise 3:29 AM 35
15 Low 10:29 AM 0.2 7:50 PM Set 2:59 PM
15 High 4:41 PM 5.1
15 Low 10:57 PM 0.5

M 16 High 5:14 AM 5.3 6:48 AM Rise 4:02 AM 25
16 Low 11:22 AM 0.2 7:51 PM Set 3:56 PM
16 High 5:35 PM 5.3
16 Low 11:53 PM 0.4

Tu 17 High 6:04 AM 5.3 6:47 AM Rise 4:33 AM 17
17 Low 12:09 PM 0.1 7:51 PM Set 4:52 PM
17 High 6:24 PM 5.6

W 18 Low 12:44 AM 0.3 6:46 AM Rise 5:04 AM 10
18 High 6:49 AM 5.2 7:52 PM Set 5:47 PM
18 Low 12:53 PM 0.0
18 High 7:08 PM 5.7

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MARINE WEATHER FORECAST:

Synopsis...A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE NORTH TODAY. THE
FRONT WILL EVENTUALLY MOVE THROUGH THE AREA TONIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY...AS A
WAVE OF LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS ON THE FRONT AND DEEPENS OVER THE GULF
STREAM. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN BUILD BEHIND THE FRONT FOR THE
WEEKEND...WITH A SECONDARY COLD FRONT TO MOVE THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT.
Today...W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW this afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Isolated showers and tstms late.

Tonight...SW winds 10 kt...becoming NW 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt
after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Showers and tstms likely.

Fri...N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft... Building
to 5 to 8 ft in the afternoon. Showers likely in the morning...then a
chance of showers in the afternoon.

Fri Night...NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Seas 5 to 8
ft...subsiding to 5 to 7 ft after midnight.

Sat...NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt...diminishing to 15 to 20 kt
in the afternoon. Seas 5 to 7 ft...subsiding to 4 to 6 ft in the afternoon.

Sat Night...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft
after midnight.

Sun...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Sun Night...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Mon...W winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Mon Night...W winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Notice posted on Thursday, April 05, 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.