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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Friday, April 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 - CARONI PLAIN - IN - ETD 0100/28TH
ALGOMA HANSA - ETA 0200/2ND
STOLT BOBCAT - ETA 5/2
GEORGIS NIKOLOS - ETA 5/3
PETROCHEM SUPPLIER - 5/3


BP - TUG INTEGRITY & 650-4 - ETA 2230/27TH

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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:

MARINE SAFETY INFORMATION BULLETIN UPDATE #1 - (MSIB 19-12) - Maintenance
Dredging – Lower Charleston Harbor and Wando River, Charleston, SC
On or about Thursday, May 10, 2012, Weeks Marine will begin dredging
operations at various locations in the Lower Charleston Harbor and Wando
River. Dredging will continue on a 24 hours per day, 7 days per week basis
until approximately September 30, 2012.
Mariners should use caution while transiting in the vicinity of the
dredging operations. For on-scene communications, contact the dredge WEEKS
506 or tug CATHERINE on VHF-FM channel 16. For more details, please
contact Mr. Charles Balentine at (985) 875-2525.
For Coast Guard related issues, please contact Sector Charleston Waterways
Management Division at (843) 740-3188 or our 24-hour Command Center Line at
(843) 740-7050.
V/r,
MST1 Duane Wilson
Sector Charleston
Prevention Department / Waterways Management Division
196 Tradd Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-740-3180 x3325
843-297-1051 (cell)
843-740-3189 (fax)


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Sen. Graham announces $3.5 million in federal funds for harbor deepening



It looks as if finding federal money to keep the deepening of Charleston’s
Harbor on track won’t be as difficult this year.

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Thursday the Senate Appropriations
Committee has approved $3.5 million to continue the study for deepening the
harbor — the largest federal contribution to date.

“Deepening Charleston Harbor is the No. 1 issue for South Carolina’s
economy,” Graham said. “The Port of Charleston is our economic gateway to
the world and that’s why I have long believed that when it comes to
deepening Charleston Harbor, failure is simply not an option.”

Last year, the state’s congressional delegation had to scramble to secure
dollars to keep the study on track because of members’ growing opposition
to earmarks.

Read more in tomorrow’s Post and Courier.

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CURRENT ISSUES:

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:

09/17-19 – 39TH ANNUAL S.C. INTERNATIONAL TRADE CONFERENCE

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 27 High 12:04 AM 5.4 6:36 AM Set 12:40 AM 25
27 Low 6:40 AM 0.8 7:59 PM Rise 11:17 AM
27 High 12:39 PM 4.4
27 Low 6:44 PM 0.7

Sa 28 High 12:52 AM 5.3 6:35 AM Set 1:21 AM 34
28 Low 7:28 AM 0.8 7:59 PM Rise 12:14 PM
28 High 1:32 PM 4.5
28 Low 7:40 PM 0.7

Su 29 High 1:46 AM 5.3 6:34 AM Set 2:00 AM 44
29 Low 8:22 AM 0.7 8:00 PM Rise 1:14 PM
29 High 2:32 PM 4.7
29 Low 8:43 PM 0.7

M 30 High 2:46 AM 5.3 6:33 AM Set 2:36 AM 54
30 Low 9:20 AM 0.5 8:01 PM Rise 2:15 PM
30 High 3:34 PM 5.0
30 Low 9:49 PM 0.5

Tu 1 High 3:47 AM 5.3 6:32 AM Set 3:12 AM 65
1 Low 10:18 AM 0.2 8:02 PM Rise 3:19 PM
1 High 4:35 PM 5.4
1 Low 10:54 PM 0.3

W 2 High 4:48 AM 5.4 6:31 AM Set 3:47 AM 75
2 Low 11:14 AM -0.1 8:02 PM Rise 4:24 PM
2 High 5:34 PM 5.9
2 Low 11:56 PM -0.1

Th 3 High 5:47 AM 5.5 6:30 AM Set 4:25 AM 84
3 Low 12:09 PM -0.4 8:03 PM Rise 5:32 PM
3 High 6:31 PM 6.3

F 4 Low 12:54 AM -0.4 6:29 AM Set 5:05 AM 92
4 High 6:44 AM 5.6 8:04 PM Rise 6:42 PM
4 Low 1:02 PM -0.7
4 High 7:26 PM 6.7

Sa 5 Low 1:49 AM -0.7 6:28 AM Set 5:49 AM 97
5 High 7:40 AM 5.7 8:05 PM Rise 7:54 PM
5 Low 1:54 PM -0.9
5 High 8:20 PM 6.9

Su 6 Low 2:43 AM -0.8 6:27 AM Set 6:39 AM 99
6 High 8:35 AM 5.7 8:05 PM Rise 9:05 PM
6 Low 2:46 PM -1.0
6 High 9:14 PM 7.0

M 7 Low 3:37 AM -0.9 6:26 AM Set 7:35 AM 99
7 High 9:29 AM 5.6 8:06 PM Rise 10:12 PM
7 Low 3:39 PM -0.9
7 High 10:08 PM 6.9

Tu 8 Low 4:29 AM -0.8 6:26 AM Set 8:37 AM 95
8 High 10:24 AM 5.5 8:07 PM Rise 11:12 PM
8 Low 4:32 PM -0.7
8 High 11:03 PM 6.7

W 9 Low 5:23 AM -0.6 6:25 AM Set 9:42 AM 89
9 High 11:21 AM 5.4 8:08 PM
9 Low 5:27 PM -0.4
9 High 11:59 PM 6.4

Th 10 Low 6:17 AM -0.3 6:24 AM Rise 12:05 AM 80
10 High 12:19 PM 5.2 8:08 PM Set 10:47 AM
10 Low 6:24 PM 0.0

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MARINE WEATHER FORECAST:


Synopsis...A COLD FRONT WILL DRIFT SOUTH INTO THE SOUTH CAROLINA WATERS
TONIGHT THEN LIFT BACK NORTH ON SATURDAY. ANOTHER FRONT MAY DROP INTO THE
REGION ON MONDAY BEFORE LIFTING BACK NORTH AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS OVER THE
WESTERN ATLANTIC.
Today...SW winds 15 to 20 kt...decreasing to 15 kt or less late morning and
afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 ft...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of
showers and tstms late.

Tonight...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming S 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas
2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms.

Sat...S winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas
2 to 3 ft...building to 3 to 4 ft in the afternoon.

Sat Night...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Sun...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Sun Night...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

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

Mon Night...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Tue...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Tue Night...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Notice posted on Friday, April 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.