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SubjectDatePriority
Daily Update05/30/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE05/29/2008 Normal
Daily Update05/28/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE05/27/2008 Normal
Daily Update - PORT EXTENDS DEMURRAGE REDUCTION05/23/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE 05/22/2008 Normal
Daily Update05/20/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE - BIO DIESEL STORY INCLUDED05/19/2008 Normal
Daily Update05/16/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE05/15/2008 Normal
Daily Update - NUCOR HAS NEW CONTRACT WITH DUFERCO05/14/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE05/13/2008 Normal
Daily Update05/12/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE - Port of Charleston doing brisk business in exports05/08/2008 Normal
Daily Update05/07/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE05/06/2008 Normal
Daily Update05/05/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE05/02/2008 Normal
Daily Update05/01/2008 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:DAILY UPDATE - HURRICANE BERTHA UPDATE
Date:Thursday, July 10, 2008
Priority:Normal
Notice:
URGENT INFORMATION: None

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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:

Amerada Hess – Max draft of 38’00 if LOA is less than 650’; Max draft of
36’00 if LOA is 650’00 or greater
Kinder Morgan – berth 1 - 40'00
Kinder Morgan - berth 2 - 40'00
Kinder Morgan - berth 3 - TBA
berth 4 – Max draft 39’00, tide needed for anything deeper than 36’00
BP - TBA
Wando Terminal – Max draft 46’00 – Max BM 187’00
North Charleston Terminal – Max 42’00 – Max BM 187’00
CST – Max draft 47’00 – Max BM 187’00

Per pilots – restrictions for Tanker movements:
Drafts of 36’00 or less may transit at anytime
Drafts of 36’01 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


VESSEL TRAFFIC:
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KMI - ARGOSY - IN, ETS 1600/10
- STOLT STRENGTH - ETA 10/1900, ETS 11/AM
- BERGE COMMANDER - ETA 2300/10, ETS PM/11

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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.

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NEWS ARTICLES: None

CURRENT ISSUES: 07/15 - 1000 - SCS PA MONTHLY MEETING

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
07/24 - 0800 - CHS NAVIGATION COMMITTEE MEETING
07/24 - 1615 - CHARLESTON COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING
08/12 - 1700 - TBC - PILOT COMMISSION MEETING
10/08 - 1800 - CWIT OYSTER ROAST
10/30 - TBA - PROPELLOR CLUB 75TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
2013 - PROPOSED TIME FRAME FOR NEW PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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CURRENT HURRICANE ALERT STATUS - 4 - HURRICANE BERTHA - CAT 1

AT 1100 AM AST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE BERTHA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 26.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 60.2 WEST OR ABOUT 485 MILES...
785 KM...SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA.

BERTHA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH...15 KM/HR. A
GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTH AND A DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED ARE
EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 90 MPH...
150 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS...MAKING BERTHA A CATEGORY ONE
HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE. WHILE BERTHA HAS WEAKENED
THIS MORNING...IT COULD RE-INTENSIFY DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

Seaport Security Alert currently at YELLOW/ELEVATED - MARSEC 1
Airport Security Alert currently at ORANGE/HIGH

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TIDE INFORMATION (BASED FROM CUSTOMS WHARF):

Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

Th 10 High 2:07 AM 4.9 6:20 AM Set 12:37 AM 47
10 Low 8:27 AM 0.3 8:30 PM Rise 2:09 PM
10 High 3:01 PM 5.3
10 Low 9:11 PM 0.9

F 11 High 2:55 AM 4.6 6:20 AM Set 1:05 AM 57
11 Low 9:15 AM 0.4 8:30 PM Rise 3:06 PM
11 High 3:52 PM 5.4
11 Low 10:07 PM 1.0

Sa 12 High 3:45 AM 4.4 6:21 AM Set 1:37 AM 66
12 Low 10:03 AM 0.5 8:30 PM Rise 4:04 PM
12 High 4:42 PM 5.4
12 Low 11:01 PM 1.0

Su 13 High 4:36 AM 4.4 6:22 AM Set 2:12 AM 75
13 Low 10:51 AM 0.5 8:29 PM Rise 5:01 PM
13 High 5:31 PM 5.5
13 Low 11:52 PM 0.9

M 14 High 5:27 AM 4.4 6:22 AM Set 2:53 AM 82
14 Low 11:39 AM 0.5 8:29 PM Rise 5:57 PM
14 High 6:19 PM 5.6

Tu 15 Low 12:40 AM 0.8 6:23 AM Set 3:40 AM 89
15 High 6:17 AM 4.4 8:28 PM Rise 6:49 PM
15 Low 12:26 PM 0.4
15 High 7:06 PM 5.7

W 16 Low 1:24 AM 0.7 6:23 AM Set 4:33 AM 94
16 High 7:05 AM 4.5 8:28 PM Rise 7:37 PM
16 Low 1:11 PM 0.4
16 High 7:50 PM 5.8

Th 17 Low 2:07 AM 0.6 6:24 AM Set 5:30 AM 98
17 High 7:51 AM 4.6 8:28 PM Rise 8:19 PM
17 Low 1:54 PM 0.3
17 High 8:31 PM 5.8

F 18 Low 2:47 AM 0.4 6:25 AM Set 6:30 AM 99
18 High 8:34 AM 4.6 8:27 PM Rise 8:56 PM
18 Low 2:35 PM 0.3
18 High 9:10 PM 5.8

Sa 19 Low 3:25 AM 0.3 6:25 AM Set 7:30 AM 99
19 High 9:15 AM 4.7 8:27 PM Rise 9:29 PM
19 Low 3:16 PM 0.3
19 High 9:46 PM 5.8

Su 20 Low 4:03 AM 0.2 6:26 AM Set 8:31 AM 97
20 High 9:54 AM 4.8 8:26 PM Rise 9:59 PM
20 Low 3:58 PM 0.3
20 High 10:21 PM 5.7

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MARINE WEATHER:

CHARLESTON HARBOR-
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA OUT 20 NM...INCLUDING
GRAYS REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY-
WATERS FROM SAVANNAH GA TO ALTAMAHA SOUND GA EXTENDING FROM 20 TO
60 NM-JENKINS-SCREVEN-CANDLER-BULLOCH-EFFINGHAM-TATTNALL-EVANS-
INLAND BRYAN-INLAND CHATHAM-LONG-INLAND LIBERTY-INLAND MCINTOSH-
ALLENDALE-HAMPTON-INLAND COLLETON-DORCHESTER-BERKELEY-INLAND JASPER-
426 AM EDT THU JUL 10 2008

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR ATLANTIC COASTAL
WATERS...SOUTHEAST GEORGIA AND SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS
THE REGION TODAY. AS OCCASIONAL ENERGY ALOFT MOVES INTO THE
AREA AND A WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY PUSHES INTO THE SOUTHEAST AND
INTERACTS WITH THE SEA BREEZE...A FEW OF THE STORMS COULD BECOME
STRONG OR EVEN SEVERE...ESPECIALLY ACROSS SOUTHERN SOUTH CAROLINA.
THE MAIN WEATHER HAZARDS WILL BE STRONG WINDS AND CLOUD TO GROUND
LIGHTNING STRIKES. LOCALIZED FLOODING IS ALSO POSSIBLE WITH
PLENTIFUL MOISTURE AND A SLOW MOVEMENT TO THE STORMS.

PEOPLE ACROSS SOUTHERN SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA SHOULD
MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT THE DAY. THIS CAN BE DONE
THROUGH NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS...TV...OR YOUR LOCAL NEWS
SOURCE. INFORMATION IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT
WEATHER.GOV/CHS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS
THE REGION FRIDAY. AS OCCASIONAL ENERGY ALOFT MOVES INTO THE
AREA AND A WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY PUSHES INTO THE SOUTHEAST AND
INTERACTS WITH THE SEA BREEZE...A FEW OF THE STORMS COULD BECOME
STRONG OR EVEN SEVERE. THE MAIN WEATHER HAZARDS WILL BE STRONG
WINDS AND CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING STRIKES. LOCALIZED FLOODING IS
ALSO POSSIBLE WITH PLENTIFUL MOISTURE AND A SLOW MOVEMENT TO THE
STORMS.
Notice posted on Thursday, July 10, 2008

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.