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 Daily Port Update

Subject:SOUTH CAROLINA DAILY UPDATE
Date:Tuesday, September 09, 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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BP - TUG RESOLVE & 650-3 ETD 09/10/08 0500
KINDER MORGAN 2 - FRIENDLY SEAS ETD 09/10/08 1200
DETYENS - MADELEINE ETD 09/10/08 1200
NUCOR - MICHIGANBORG ETA 09/09/08 1100
KINDER MORGAN - LIAN SHUH HUE ETA 09/10/08 0200


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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:


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FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:

09/09 - 1145 - CWIT LUNCHEON
09/16 - 1900 - CHARLESTON COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING
09/17 - 0800 - MARITIME ASSOC OF SC BOARD MEETING
09/17 - 1800 - PROPELLOR CLUB DINNER
10/08 - 1800 - CWIT OYSTER ROAST
10/30 - 1799 - PROPELLOR CLUB 75TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
2013 - PROPOSED TIME FRAME FOR NEW PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED


CURRENT ISSUES - NONE

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CURRENT HURRICANE ALERT STATUS - 4


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SEAPORT SECURITY ALERT CURRENTLY AT YELLOW/ELEVEATED - MARSEC 1
AIRPORT SECURITY ALERT CURRENTLY AT ORANGE/HIGH

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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with September 9, 2008.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

Tu 9 High 3:21 AM 4.6 7:00 AM Set 1:09 AM 62
9 Low 9:29 AM 1.3 7:33 PM Rise 4:11 PM
9 High 4:18 PM 5.4
9 Low 10:35 PM 1.5

W 10 High 4:18 AM 4.7 7:01 AM Set 2:07 AM 71
10 Low 10:28 AM 1.2 7:32 PM Rise 4:52 PM
10 High 5:11 PM 5.6
10 Low 11:26 PM 1.3

Th 11 High 5:13 AM 4.9 7:01 AM Set 3:06 AM 79
11 Low 11:23 AM 1.0 7:31 PM Rise 5:28 PM
11 High 5:59 PM 5.8

F 12 Low 12:12 AM 1.0 7:02 AM Set 4:07 AM 87
12 High 6:04 AM 5.1 7:29 PM Rise 6:00 PM
12 Low 12:14 PM 0.7
12 High 6:44 PM 6.0

Sa 13 Low 12:55 AM 0.7 7:02 AM Set 5:09 AM 93
13 High 6:51 AM 5.4 7:28 PM Rise 6:30 PM
13 Low 1:03 PM 0.5
13 High 7:26 PM 6.1

Su 14 Low 1:37 AM 0.4 7:03 AM Set 6:11 AM 97
14 High 7:36 AM 5.8 7:27 PM Rise 6:59 PM
14 Low 1:49 PM 0.4
14 High 8:07 PM 6.2

M 15 Low 2:17 AM 0.2 7:04 AM Set 7:14 AM 99
15 High 8:19 AM 6.1 7:25 PM Rise 7:28 PM
15 Low 2:36 PM 0.2
15 High 8:46 PM 6.1

Tu 16 Low 2:57 AM 0.0 7:04 AM Set 8:19 AM 99
16 High 9:01 AM 6.3 7:24 PM Rise 7:59 PM
16 Low 3:22 PM 0.2
16 High 9:27 PM 6.0

W 17 Low 3:39 AM -0.1 7:05 AM Set 9:25 AM 97
17 High 9:45 AM 6.5 7:23 PM Rise 8:33 PM
17 Low 4:10 PM 0.3
17 High 10:09 PM 5.9

Th 18 Low 4:22 AM -0.1 7:06 AM Set 10:35 AM 92
18 High 10:32 AM 6.5 7:21 PM Rise 9:11 PM
18 Low 5:00 PM 0.4
18 High 10:55 PM 5.6

F 19 Low 5:09 AM 0.0 7:06 AM Set 11:45 AM 84
19 High 11:23 AM 6.5 7:20 PM Rise 9:57 PM
19 Low 5:54 PM 0.7
19 High 11:46 PM 5.4

Sa 20 Low 6:00 AM 0.1 7:07 AM Set 12:55 PM 75
20 High 12:20 PM 6.4 7:19 PM Rise 10:50 PM
20 Low 6:53 PM 0.9

Su 21 High 12:44 AM 5.2 7:08 AM Set 2:01 PM 65
21 Low 6:58 AM 0.3 7:17 PM Rise 11:52 PM
21 High 1:24 PM 6.2
21 Low 7:57 PM 1.1

M 22 High 1:50 AM 5.1 7:08 AM Set 3:00 PM 53
22 Low 8:01 AM 0.5 7:16 PM
22 High 2:33 PM 6.1
22 Low 9:04 PM 1.1



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MARINE WEATHER:

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1039 AM EDT TUE SEP 9 2008

.SYNOPSIS...
ATLC HIGH PRES WILL CONTINUE OVER THE REGION TODAY THEN WEAKEN WED.
A BACKDOOR FRONT WILL STALL OVER THE AREA THU. A MOIST TROPICAL AIR
MASS WILL BE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS BOUNDARY...INCREASING RAIN CHANCES.
ATLC HIGH PRES WILL BUILD W THIS WEEKEND. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH
FROM THE NW EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
CURRENTLY AT THE SURFACE A COLD FRONT STRETCHES FROM AN AREA OF LOW
PRESSURE OVER UPSTATE NEW YORK...SOUTHWESTWARD THROUGH THE TENNESSEE
VALLEY AND INTO THE SOUTHERN PLAINS STATES. MEANWHILE...CLOSER TO
HOME ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE EXTENDS WESTWARD INTO THE SOUTHEAST
UNITED STATES...WITH A WEAK COASTAL TROUGH EVIDENT OFF THE SOUTH
CAROLINA AND GEORGIA COAST. VISIBLE SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS
PRIMARILY PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES IN PLACE ACROSS THE REGION...WITH A
FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS PUSHING ONSHORE OFF THE ATLANTIC. MAIN NEAR TERM
CONCERN FOR THIS AFTERNOON REVOLVES AROUND POPS.

THIS AFTERNOON...
COASTAL TROUGH WILL WEAKEN OVER THE COASTAL WATERS AS HIGH PRESSURE
OVER THE WESTERN ATLANTIC PUSHES FURTHER OUT TO SEA. NOT MUCH IN THE
WAY OF FORCING ASIDE FROM SEA BREEZE TODAY...AS THE COLD FRONT TO
THE WEST OF THE AREA IS NOT EXPECTED TO MAKE IT FAR ENOUGH EAST TO
HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE WEATHER ACROSS THE AREA.
NEVERTHELESS...ADJUSTING THE 12Z KCHS SOUNDING YIELDS CAPE VALUES OF
3200 J/KG AND LI/S OF -6. WITH PLENTY OF INSTABILITY IN
PLACE...ALONG WITH THE SEA BREEZE PUSHING INLAND THROUGH THE
AREA...EXPECT SOME SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP THIS
AFTERNOON...WITH HIGHEST PROBABILITIES ACROSS NORTHWESTERN ZONES.
MAX TEMPERATURES LOOK IN GOOD SHAPE...WITH HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S TO
AROUND 90S DEGREES AWAY FROM THE COAST.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 PM WEDNESDAY/...
TONIGHT SHOWER ACTIVITY SHOULD BE CONFINED TO THE WATERS HOWEVER
BY WED MORNING A DEEP SURGE IN TROPICAL MOISTURE EXPECTED FROM THE
SE. PW VALUES APPROACHING 2.5 INCHES POSSIBLE OVER SOUTHEAST GA BY
NOON WED. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE N DURING THE DAY
WHICH SHOULD PROVIDE A FOCUS FOR SHOWERS AND STORMS. THERE MAY BE
TWO DISTINCT AREAS OF HIGHEST PRECIP COVERAGE ON WED AS ACTIVITY
FOCUSES ALONG THE FRONT TO THE N AS WELL AS NEAR THE MOIST
ONSHORE CONVERGENCE TO THE SOUTH. HAVE MAINTAINED LIKELY POPS
ACROSS THE SOUTHERN THIRD ON WED WITH HIGH CHANCE ACROSS THE
NORTH. LATER SHIFTS CAN TWEAK EXACT AREAL COVERAGE/POPS. TEMPS
SHOULD BE HELD IN THE UPPER 80S BY CONSIDERABLE CLOUD COVER

&&

.LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/...
IMPRESSIVE LOW LEVEL MOISTURE CONVERGENCE AND UPPER DIFFLUENCE IS
EXPECTED TO DEVELOP WED NIGHT INTO THU NIGHT AS A BACKDOOR WEDGE
FRONT SAGS S INTO THE CAROLINAS SHAPING UP A COASTAL TROUGH OVER OUR
REGION. DEEP MOISTURE AND PWATS PROBABLY EXCEEDING 2.25 INCHES WILL
BE IN PLACE OVER OUR ENTIRE REGION DURING THIS TIME. CONVERGENCE IS
EXPECTED TO SHIFT E TO W DURING THE DAY AND W AND E IN OVERNIGHT
PERIODS. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN IS LIKELY IN THIS PATTERN BUT IT IS
STILL A BIT TOO EARLY TO PINPOINT TRENDS ENOUGH TO EITHER ADD TO
PUBLIC PRODUCTS OR MENTION IN THE HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK"
onClick="return popup(this, 'notes')">OUTLOOK. WE
THINK THE KEY WORD AT THIS TIME IS LOCAL...BUT SOME SPOTS COULD
SEE 2-3 INCHES OF RAIN IN SLOW MOVING SHOWERS AND TSTMS. LATER
SHIFTS WILL PROBABLY KEY IN ON THU AS TIMING THE MOST SIGNIFICANT
PCPN. PLENTY OF CLOUDS AND CONVECTIVE RAINS WILL KEEP SMALL DIURNAL
TEMP RANGES FOR MOST PLACES WITH LOWS 70-74 AND HIGHS IN THE LOWER
80S THU.

SIMILAR TRENDS WERE CONTINUED ON FRI WITH CHANCE POPS MOST AREAS
AND A WEAKENING/DISSIPATION OF THE COASTAL FRONT. BY FRI AFTERNOON
SKIES COULD BECOME PARTLY CLOUDY IN MANY AREAS WITH WIDESPREAD
CONVECTION TO THE N OF OUR REGION ASSOCIATED WITH A SIGNIFICANT
SHORT WAVE.

A STRONG UPPER RIDGE IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS WEEKEND OVER THE
SE UNITED STATES AND WARMER AND DRIER WEATHER SHOULD PREVAIL. WE
RAISED HIGHS SOME SAT AND SUN WITH THE DOME OF 500 MB HIGH PRES
NEARING 5940M IN EAST CENTRAL GEORGIA.

A COLD FRONT SHOULD BE APPROACHING EARLY NEXT WEEK. SIGNIFICANT
TIMING DIFFERENCES WITH THIS FRONT WERE NOTED THIS MORNING WITH THE
GLOBAL MODELS.



.AVIATION /15Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/...
SEA BREEZE IS BEGINNING TO DEVELOP...AND WILL LIKELY CONTINUE TO
SEE A FEW SHOWERS POP AND SOME MVFR CIGS DEVELOP ALONG IT. HAVE
INCLUDED TEMPO GROUPS AT BOTH TERMS FOR MVFR CIGS FROM 14Z TO 16Z
AND MENTIONED SOME VCSH AT THE CHS TERMINAL DUE TO ONGOING SHOWER
ACTIVITY. BY EARLY AFTERNOON...SEA BREEZE SHOULD PUSH INLAND OF
THE TERMS...WITH VFR CONDITIONS THEN EXPECTED THROUGH THE EVENING
HOURS.

COULD SEE SOME LOW CIGS AND REDUCED VSBYS AT THE TERMS
TONIGHT...BUT GIVEN ONSHORE FLOW EXPECT ANY STRATUS AND FOG TO
DEVELOP INLAND FROM THE TAF SITES AND HAVE KEPT MENTION OUT OF THE
TAFS AT THIS TIME.

EXTENDED AVIATION OUTLOOK...MVFR OR LOWER CEILINGS POSSIBLE WED
NIGHT AND THURSDAY NIGHT IN ASSOCIATION WITH A STALLED FRONTAL
BOUNDARY. VSBYS MAY ALSO DROP TO MVFR IN OCCASIONAL SHOWERS.
OTHERWISE VFR CONDITIONS OUTSIDE SCATTERED CONVECTION.

&&

.MARINE...
PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL REMAIN WEAK THROUGH WED THUS WINDS WILL
BE AT OR BELOW 15 KT OVER THE WATERS DURING THROUGH THE PERIOD.
EASTERLY SWELL TRAINS STILL MAKING IT TO SHORE AFTER HURRICANE IKE
MOVED INTO THE CARIBBEAN. THE HEIGHTS AND PERIODS HAVE CONTINUED A
SLOW DOWNWARD TREND OVER THE PAST 36 HRS. ALTHOUGH NO BUOY IS
REPORTING 6 FT SEAS IN OUR WATERS...THERE LIKELY EXISTS SOME 6 FT
SWELL OVER FAR OUTER PORTIONS OF THE OFFSHORE WATERS. THESE SHOULD
DIMINISH TO AROUND 5 FT LATE TONIGHT. THUS HAVE TRIMMED THE SMALL
CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS TO END AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.

WED NIGHT INTO EARLY FRI...THE MAIN CONCERN WILL BE WHETHER ANY
PINCHING OF THE PRES GRADIENT OCCURS WITH THE PRESENCE OF THE SURFACE
COASTAL TROUGH OVER THE WATERS. LACK OF ANY REAL MOISTURE GRADIENT
WITH NO DRY AIR IN SIGHT SUGGESTS ONSHORE FLOW WILL MAINLY BE LESS
THAN 15 KT. WE LIKED THE NAM WIND FIELDS FOR DIRECTION DURING THESE
PERIODS WITH A BLEND OF GFS/NAM FOR OVERALL SPEEDS. WE CONTINUED
ONSHORE TRAJECTORIES SUGGESTS SEAS 2-3 FT NEAR SHORE AND A SOLID 4
FT BEYOND 20 NM OFF THE COAST. ANY INCREASE IN WINDS WOULD LIKELY
BUMP SEAS TO 4-5 FT OVER OUR OUTER GEORGIA LEGS BUT MODELS NOT KEEN
ON THAT SCENARIO.

BY SAT...SURFACE RIDGE AXIS SHOULD NUDGE W...CAUSING A VEERING TREND
TO A MORE SE OR S DIRECTION WITH TIME. SEAS 2-4 FT.

RIP CURRENTS...2 TO 3 FT SWELL CONTINUE TO MAKE IT TO SHORE ALONG
OUR COAST WITH PERIODS NOW DOWN TO ABOUT 10 OR 11 SECONDS. THIS
WILL MAINTAIN A MARGINAL MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS TODAY.

&&

.CHS WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
GA...NONE.
SC...NONE.
MARINE...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT
TONIGHT FOR AMZ374.
Notice posted on Tuesday, September 09, 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.