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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Thursday, April 23, 2009
Priority:Normal
Notice:

URGENT INFORMATION - NONE


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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BP - TUG INTEGRITY & 650-4 - ETA 1830/25TH

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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:

Harbor pilot boats get speed limit relief
Rule intended to protect whales
By Yvonne Wenger (Contact)
The Post and Courier
Thursday, April 23, 2009


COLUMBIA — It was smooth sailing for Charleston harbor pilot boats
Wednesday when the House voted overwhelmingly for a measure to allow them
to exceed seasonal speed limits.

The House voted 103-0 for a resolution that would make the local harbor
pilot boats part of the S.C. Naval Militia so they qualify as law
enforcement and can exceed a speed limit set by federal regulation to
protect endangered Northern Atlantic right whales.

The resolution needs a final vote that could come as early as today. It
passed the Senate last month.
Previous story

Harbor pilots seek exemption from federal slow-down rules, published
02/18/09

David Cottingham, chief of marine mammal conservation within NOAA
Fisheries Service, said his agency will consider the action in South
Carolina and determine a next step. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration included an exception for vessels conducting law
enforcement duties when it drafted the regulation that is designed to
help protect the right whale.

The rule attempts to slow down ship traffic and stops vessels longer than
65 feet from traveling faster than 11 1/2 mph near the coast. It is in
effect off the South Carolina between Nov. 1 to April 30 when the whales
are in local waters.

Hamilton Davis, project manager for the Coastal Conservation League, said
it is up to NOAA to decide how to respond. He noted the time and
scientific research that went into drafting the regulation.

John Cameron, assistant to the president of the local pilots' association
and a former U.S. Coast Guard captain of the port of Charleston, said the
association is closely watching the legislative action.

"If passed, this regulation would bestow upon South Carolina licensed
shipping pilots additional duties to be on watch for homeland security
issues, and to support other law enforcement agencies and partners as
directed," he said. "If passed, we look forward to serving in this
capacity."

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CURRENT ISSUES:

04/23/09 - VA Prop Dinner - Oyster Roast

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
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
05/26/09 - 1100 - VPA Board Meeting
06/09/09 - NC Port Advisory Quarterly meeting
06/11/09 - VA Prop Golf outing
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 April 21, 2009.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

Th 23 Low 1:12 AM 0.2 6:40 AM Rise 5:24 AM 6
23 High 7:15 AM 5.2 7:56 PM Set 6:41 PM
23 Low 1:19 PM -0.2
23 High 7:33 PM 6.1

F 24 Low 2:00 AM 0.0 6:39 AM Rise 5:57 AM 1
24 High 8:00 AM 5.2 7:56 PM Set 7:49 PM
24 Low 2:03 PM -0.4
24 High 8:18 PM 6.4

Sa 25 Low 2:48 AM -0.2 6:38 AM Rise 6:35 AM 0
25 High 8:45 AM 5.2 7:57 PM Set 8:59 PM
25 Low 2:48 PM -0.5
25 High 9:03 PM 6.5

Su 26 Low 3:36 AM -0.2 6:37 AM Rise 7:19 AM 0
26 High 9:31 AM 5.2 7:58 PM Set 10:09 PM
26 Low 3:34 PM -0.5
26 High 9:50 PM 6.6

M 27 Low 4:25 AM -0.2 6:36 AM Rise 8:12 AM 4
27 High 10:19 AM 5.1 7:59 PM Set 11:17 PM
27 Low 4:23 PM -0.5
27 High 10:41 PM 6.5

Tu 28 Low 5:16 AM -0.1 6:35 AM Rise 9:13 AM 10
28 High 11:12 AM 5.0 7:59 PM
28 Low 5:16 PM -0.3
28 High 11:36 PM 6.3

W 29 Low 6:10 AM 0.1 6:34 AM Set 12:18 AM 18
29 High 12:10 PM 4.9 8:00 PM Rise 10:21 AM
29 Low 6:13 PM -0.1

Th 30 High 12:34 AM 6.1 6:33 AM Set 1:11 AM 28
30 Low 7:08 AM 0.2 8:01 PM Rise 11:31 AM
30 High 1:13 PM 4.9
30 Low 7:14 PM 0.1

F 1 High 1:37 AM 5.9 6:32 AM Set 1:56 AM 39
1 Low 8:07 AM 0.2 8:01 PM Rise 12:41 PM
1 High 2:19 PM 5.0
1 Low 8:20 PM 0.2

Sa 2 High 2:40 AM 5.7 6:31 AM Set 2:34 AM 50
2 Low 9:08 AM 0.2 8:02 PM Rise 1:48 PM
2 High 3:25 PM 5.2
2 Low 9:28 PM 0.3

Su 3 High 3:42 AM 5.5 6:30 AM Set 3:07 AM 61
3 Low 10:06 AM 0.1 8:03 PM Rise 2:53 PM
3 High 4:28 PM 5.4
3 Low 10:33 PM 0.2

M 4 High 4:41 AM 5.4 6:29 AM Set 3:37 AM 72
4 Low 11:01 AM 0.0 8:04 PM Rise 3:56 PM
4 High 5:25 PM 5.7
4 Low 11:34 PM 0.2

Tu 5 High 5:35 AM 5.3 6:28 AM Set 4:07 AM 81
5 Low 11:52 AM -0.2 8:04 PM Rise 4:57 PM
5 High 6:18 PM 6.0

W 6 Low 12:29 AM 0.0 6:28 AM Set 4:36 AM 88
6 High 6:26 AM 5.2 8:05 PM Rise 5:59 PM
6 Low 12:39 PM -0.2
6 High 7:06 PM 6.2

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MARINE WEATHER FORECAST

WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
1049 AM EDT THU APR 23 2009


THIS AFTERNOON
S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.

TONIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING E 5 TO 10 KT LATE. SEAS 2 FT.

FRI
SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

FRI NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

SAT
S WINDS 5 KT...BECOMING SE 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

SAT NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

SUN AND MON
SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
Notice posted on Thursday, April 23, 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.