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SubjectDatePriority
SOUTH CAROLINA DAILY UPDATE08/29/2008 Normal
SOUTH CAROLINA DAILY UPDATE08/28/2008 Normal
SOUTH CAROLINA DAILY UPDATE 08/27/2008 Normal
SOUTH CAROLINA DAILY UPDATE08/25/2008 Normal
SOUTH CAROLINA DAILY UPDATE - HURRICANE FAY08/22/2008 Normal
CHARLESTON DAILY UPDATE - TROPICAL STORM FAY08/21/2008 Normal
CHARLESTON DAILY UPDATE - TROPICAL STORM FAY08/20/2008 Normal
CHARLESTON DAILY UPDATE - HURRICANE FAY08/19/2008 Normal
TROPICAL STORM FAY08/18/2008 Normal
TROPICAL STORM FAY08/18/2008 Normal
TROPICAL STORM FAY08/18/2008 Normal
TROPICAL STORM FAY08/18/2008 Normal
SOUTH CAROLINA DAILY UPDATE08/18/2008 Normal
SOUTH CAROLINA DAILY UPDATE08/15/2008 Normal
SOUTH CAROLINA DAILY PORT UPDATE08/14/2008 Normal
SOUTH CAROLINA DAILY PORT UPDATE08/13/2008 Normal
SOUTH CAROLINA DAILY PORT UPDATE08/12/2008 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE08/11/2008 Normal
South Carolina - DAILY UPDATE08/08/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE08/07/2008 Normal
DAILY PORT UPDATE08/06/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE08/05/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE08/04/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE08/01/2008 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:DAILY UPDATE
Date:Friday, August 01, 2008
Priority:Normal
Notice:Port: Charleston
Date: 8/1/2008
Subject: DAILY UPDATE

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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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BP - TUG INTEGRITY & 650-4 IN 0400/3OTH EST 0800/12TH
KINDER MORGAN - SEABULK CHALLENGE IN 0130/1ST EST 0100/2ND
HESS - TUG GULF SERVICE / BRG ENERGY IN 1000/4TH

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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:

Release Date: July 31, 2008

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

Fact Sheet
National Emergency Communications Plan
(PDF, 83 pages - 4.09 MB)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released today the
National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP) to address gaps and
determine solutions so that emergency response personnel at all levels of
government and across all disciplines can communicate as needed, on
demand, and as authorized. The NECP is the nation's first strategic plan
to improve emergency response communications, and complements overarching
homeland security and emergency communications legislation, strategies
and initiatives.

"This is a comprehensive plan designed to drive measurable and
sustainable improvements to operable and interoperable emergency
communications nationwide over the next three years. It emphasizes the
human element and cross-jurisdictional cooperation, going beyond simply
buying new equipment," said Homeland Security Under Secretary Robert
Jamison. "We have recently approved Statewide Communication
Interoperability Plans for all 56 states and territories. Aligning these
plans with the NECP will move emergency communications forward and
further promote a coordinated nationwide strategy."

The NECP defines three goals that establish a minimum level of
interoperable communications and a deadline for federal, state, local and
tribal authorities:

By 2010, 90 percent of all high-risk urban areas designated within the
Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) can demonstrate response-level
emergency communications within one hour for routine events involving
multiple jurisdictions and agencies.
By 2011, 75 percent of non-UASI jurisdictions can demonstrate response-
level emergency communications within one hour for routine events
involving multiple jurisdictions and agencies.
By 2013, 75 percent of all jurisdictions can demonstrate response-level
emergency communications within three hours of a significant event, as
outlined in the department's national planning scenarios.
The NECP enhances governance, planning, technology, training and
exercises, and disaster communications capabilities with recommendations
and milestones for emergency responders and relevant government
officials. It is designed to drive measurable and sustainable
improvements over the next five years consistent with the: National
Response Framework; National Incident Management System; National
Preparedness Guidelines; and Target Capabilities List. NECP goals, along
with these other department strategies, will improve nationwide response
efforts and bolster situational awareness, information sharing and
command and control operations.

The department's Office of Emergency Communications developed the NECP in
cooperation with more than 150 public and private sector emergency
communications officials. The department's new Interoperable Emergency
Communications Grant Program will further enable states to align their
plans with the NECP.

CURRENT ISSUES: None

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
08/12 - 1700 - PILOT COMMISSION MEETING
08/14 - 1400 - CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PORT BRIEFING & TOUR
09/17 - 0800 - MARITIME ASSOC OF SC BOARD 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 -

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM EDT FRI AUG 1 2008

FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...

AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE ASSOCIATED WITH A TROPICAL WAVE OVER THE
EASTERN ATLANTIC...ABOUT 675 MILES WEST OF THE CAPE VERDE
ISLANDS...IS PRODUCING A LIMITED AMOUNT OF SHOWER ACTIVITY.
ALTHOUGH ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS ARE CURRENTLY NOT VERY
CONDUCIVE...SLOW DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM IS POSSIBLE AS IT
ENCOUNTERS SLIGHTLY WARMER WATERS DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

ELSEWHERE...TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE
NEXT 48 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

F 1 Low 2:28 AM -0.1 6:34 AM Rise 6:38 AM 0
1 High 8:28 AM 5.4 8:18 PM Set 8:38 PM
1 Low 2:32 PM -0.6
1 High 8:56 PM 6.6

Sa 2 Low 3:17 AM -0.2 6:35 AM Rise 7:48 AM 0
2 High 9:22 AM 5.6 8:17 PM Set 9:12 PM
2 Low 3:24 PM -0.5
2 High 9:45 PM 6.4

Su 3 Low 4:04 AM -0.2 6:35 AM Rise 8:54 AM 2
3 High 10:14 AM 5.6 8:16 PM Set 9:42 PM
3 Low 4:15 PM -0.3
3 High 10:30 PM 6.2

M 4 Low 4:49 AM -0.2 6:36 AM Rise 9:57 AM 7
4 High 11:04 AM 5.6 8:15 PM Set 10:09 PM
4 Low 5:05 PM 0.0
4 High 11:13 PM 5.8

Tu 5 Low 5:32 AM 0.0 6:37 AM Rise 10:58 AM 14
5 High 11:52 AM 5.6 8:14 PM Set 10:37 PM
5 Low 5:55 PM 0.4
5 High 11:56 PM 5.5

W 6 Low 6:14 AM 0.2 6:37 AM Rise 11:57 AM 22
6 High 12:40 PM 5.5 8:13 PM Set 11:05 PM
6 Low 6:45 PM 0.7

Th 7 High 12:39 AM 5.1 6:38 AM Rise 12:56 PM 31
7 Low 6:56 AM 0.4 8:12 PM Set 11:36 PM
7 High 1:28 PM 5.4
7 Low 7:37 PM 1.0

F 8 High 1:24 AM 4.8 6:39 AM Rise 1:54 PM 41
8 Low 7:39 AM 0.7 8:11 PM
8 High 2:18 PM 5.4
8 Low 8:31 PM 1.2

Sa 9 High 2:12 AM 4.6 6:39 AM Set 12:11 AM 50
9 Low 8:26 AM 0.8 8:11 PM Rise 2:52 PM
9 High 3:09 PM 5.3
9 Low 9:27 PM 1.3

Su 10 High 3:04 AM 4.4 6:40 AM Set 12:50 AM 60
10 Low 9:17 AM 0.9 8:10 PM Rise 3:49 PM
10 High 4:03 PM 5.3
10 Low 10:22 PM 1.3

M 11 High 3:58 AM 4.4 6:41 AM Set 1:34 AM 69
11 Low 10:11 AM 0.9 8:09 PM Rise 4:43 PM
11 High 4:56 PM 5.4
11 Low 11:15 PM 1.3

Tu 12 High 4:53 AM 4.5 6:41 AM Set 2:24 AM 77
12 Low 11:04 AM 0.8 8:07 PM Rise 5:32 PM
12 High 5:47 PM 5.6

W 13 Low 12:05 AM 1.1 6:42 AM Set 3:20 AM 85
13 High 5:45 AM 4.6 8:06 PM Rise 6:16 PM
13 Low 11:55 AM 0.7
13 High 6:36 PM 5.7

Th 14 Low 12:51 AM 0.9 6:43 AM Set 4:19 AM 91
14 High 6:35 AM 4.7 8:05 PM Rise 6:55 PM
14 Low 12:43 PM 0.5
14 High 7:20 PM 5.9

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MARINE WEATHER:

This Afternoon: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm.
Partly cloudy, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 102.
West wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

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Notice posted on Friday, August 01, 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.