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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Monday, April 06, 2009
Priority:Normal
Notice:
URGENT INFORMATION -

SEVERE WEATHER ALERT

ImpactWeather

Latest Severe Weather Alert
For: South Carolina Ports Authority -- Charleston, SC

Condition Yellow

Severe Thunderstorms
Issued: 8:09 AM EDT Mon, Apr 06, 2009.
Valid: 08:00 AM EDT Mon to 02:00 PM EDT Mon

Lightning
Frequent

Hail
Up to 1 1/2 inches in diameter

Tornadoes
Isolated

Wind
Gusts to 70 mph

Discussion:

A line of severe thunderstorms have begun to develop and will be moving
into your area from the southwest and will linger through this afternoon.
These storms have the capability of producing heavy rainfall, damaging
hail, and intense lightning. Damaging wind gusts, and isolated tornadoes
are also possible.

Meteorologist: S. Abreu-Hill


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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 - 40'00
Delfin - Max Draft - 42'00
Chem Marine - Max Draft - 38'00 MLW
Kinder Morgan - berth 1 - 40'00
Kinder Morgan - berth 2 - 40'00
Kinder Morgan - berth 3 - TBA
Kinder Morgan - berth 4 - Max draft 39'00, tide needed for anything
deeper than 36'00
BP - Max draft 32'6" Low water / Salt
Wando Terminal - Max draft 45'00 MLW - 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
Nucor - Max draft 25'00 (movements daylight & tidal restricted), Max LOA
450', Max Beam 52'

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 4 - STOLT EFFORT - ETA 2345/6TH

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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.

PRIOR TO ARRIVAL - as of 11/15 - Mandatory Right Whale reporting by all
vessels - for information - www.nmfs.noaa/pr/shipstrike.com

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:

04/09/09 - 1200 - Savannah Prop luncheon


FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
04/14/09 - 1830 CWIT Soiree
04/16/09 - 1100 - Georgia Logistics Summit
04/23/09 - 0815 - NAV OPS meeting
04/23/09 - VA Prop Dinner - Oyster Roast
05/05/09 - Charleston National Transportation Banquet
05/12/09 - 1145-0130 CWIT Luncheon
05/13/09 - VA Prop Spring Cruise
05/14/09 - VA Trade Symposium
05/22/09 - National Maritime Day
06/09/09 - NC Port Advisory Quarterly meeting
2014 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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HURRICANE ALERT - 5 - OUT OF SEASON
SEAPORT SECURITY ALERT CURRENTLY AT YELLOW/ELEVEATED - MARSEC 1

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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with March 27, 2009.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

M 6 High 6:04 AM 5.7 7:01 AM Set 5:04 AM 84
6 Low 12:21 PM -0.2 7:43 PM Rise 5:00 PM
6 High 6:38 PM 5.8

Tu 7 Low 12:47 AM -0.3 7:00 AM Set 5:35 AM 91
7 High 6:55 AM 5.7 7:44 PM Rise 6:04 PM
7 Low 1:09 PM -0.4
7 High 7:29 PM 6.1

W 8 Low 1:39 AM -0.5 6:58 AM Set 6:04 AM 96
8 High 7:43 AM 5.6 7:45 PM Rise 7:07 PM
8 Low 1:54 PM -0.5
8 High 8:15 PM 6.3

Th 9 Low 2:28 AM -0.5 6:57 AM Set 6:35 AM 99
9 High 8:27 AM 5.5 7:46 PM Rise 8:09 PM
9 Low 2:37 PM -0.4
9 High 8:58 PM 6.3

F 10 Low 3:14 AM -0.4 6:56 AM Set 7:07 AM 99
10 High 9:09 AM 5.4 7:46 PM Rise 9:12 PM
10 Low 3:17 PM -0.3
10 High 9:39 PM 6.2

Sa 11 Low 3:58 AM -0.2 6:55 AM Set 7:43 AM 98
11 High 9:49 AM 5.1 7:47 PM Rise 10:14 PM
11 Low 3:56 PM -0.1
11 High 10:19 PM 6.1

Su 12 Low 4:41 AM 0.0 6:53 AM Set 8:23 AM 94
12 High 10:29 AM 4.9 7:48 PM Rise 11:13 PM
12 Low 4:34 PM 0.2
12 High 10:59 PM 5.8

M 13 Low 5:23 AM 0.3 6:52 AM Set 9:08 AM 89
13 High 11:09 AM 4.7 7:48 PM
13 Low 5:12 PM 0.5
13 High 11:40 PM 5.5

Tu 14 Low 6:05 AM 0.6 6:51 AM Rise 12:09 AM 82
14 High 11:51 AM 4.5 7:49 PM Set 9:58 AM
14 Low 5:51 PM 0.8

W 15 High 12:24 AM 5.3 6:50 AM Rise 12:59 AM 74
15 Low 6:50 AM 0.9 7:50 PM Set 10:51 AM
15 High 12:37 PM 4.4
15 Low 6:35 PM 1.0

Th 16 High 1:13 AM 5.0 6:48 AM Rise 1:44 AM 65
16 Low 7:38 AM 1.0 7:51 PM Set 11:47 AM
16 High 1:28 PM 4.3
16 Low 7:27 PM 1.1

F 17 High 2:07 AM 4.9 6:47 AM Rise 2:23 AM 56
17 Low 8:29 AM 1.1 7:51 PM Set 12:44 PM
17 High 2:24 PM 4.3
17 Low 8:26 PM 1.2

Sa 18 High 3:03 AM 4.8 6:46 AM Rise 2:58 AM 47
18 Low 9:23 AM 1.0 7:52 PM Set 1:41 PM
18 High 3:23 PM 4.4
18 Low 9:30 PM 1.2

Su 19 High 4:00 AM 4.8 6:45 AM Rise 3:29 AM 37
19 Low 10:15 AM 0.9 7:53 PM Set 2:39 PM
19 High 4:20 PM 4.7
19 Low 10:32 PM 1.1

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MARINE WEATHER FORECAST

WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
712 AM EDT MON APR 6 2009

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING
TORNADO WATCH 121 IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON


TODAY
SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 25 TO 30 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT LATE. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS LATE. SOME STORMS COULD BE SEVERE THROUGH
EARLY AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

TUE
W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. GUSTS UP TO 30 KT IN THE MORNING.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.

TUE NIGHT
W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3
TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.

WED
W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING
TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

WED NIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

THU
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT... BUILDING TO 4 TO
5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

FRI
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

MARINERS ARE REMINDED THAT WINDS AND SEAS CAN BE HIGHER IN AND
NEAR TSTMS.
Notice posted on Monday, April 06, 2009

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.