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Subject:CHARLESTON, SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Monday, May 04, 2009
Priority:Normal
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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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HESS: ALIAKNON ETA 4TH/2100
KMI #4: STENA CONSUL ETA 4TH/2300 ETD 5TH 1600

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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:

05/05/09 - Charleston National Transportation Banquet
05/12/09 - 1145-0130 CWIT Luncheon
05/13/09 - VA Prop Spring Cruise

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:

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 May 4, 2009.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

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

Th 7 Low 1:20 AM 0.0 6:27 AM Set 5:07 AM 94
7 High 7:13 AM 5.2 8:06 PM Rise 7:00 PM
7 Low 1:24 PM -0.2
7 High 7:51 PM 6.3

F 8 Low 2:08 AM -0.1 6:26 AM Set 5:41 AM 98
8 High 7:57 AM 5.1 8:07 PM Rise 8:02 PM
8 Low 2:06 PM -0.1
8 High 8:33 PM 6.3

Sa 9 Low 2:53 AM 0.0 6:25 AM Set 6:19 AM 99
9 High 8:40 AM 5.0 8:07 PM Rise 9:02 PM
9 Low 2:46 PM 0.0
9 High 9:13 PM 6.2

Su 10 Low 3:35 AM 0.1 6:24 AM Set 7:02 AM 99
10 High 9:21 AM 4.8 8:08 PM Rise 9:59 PM
10 Low 3:25 PM 0.2
10 High 9:53 PM 6.0

M 11 Low 4:16 AM 0.2 6:23 AM Set 7:51 AM 97
11 High 10:01 AM 4.7 8:09 PM Rise 10:52 PM
11 Low 4:03 PM 0.4
11 High 10:32 PM 5.8

Tu 12 Low 4:57 AM 0.4 6:23 AM Set 8:43 AM 93
12 High 10:42 AM 4.6 8:10 PM Rise 11:39 PM
12 Low 4:41 PM 0.6
12 High 11:11 PM 5.5

W 13 Low 5:37 AM 0.6 6:22 AM Set 9:38 AM 87
13 High 11:23 AM 4.5 8:10 PM
13 Low 5:20 PM 0.8
13 High 11:52 PM 5.3

Th 14 Low 6:17 AM 0.8 6:21 AM Rise 12:20 AM 80
14 High 12:07 PM 4.4 8:11 PM Set 10:35 AM
14 Low 6:02 PM 1.0

F 15 High 12:35 AM 5.1 6:20 AM Rise 12:56 AM 72
15 Low 7:00 AM 0.8 8:12 PM Set 11:31 AM
15 High 12:54 PM 4.4
15 Low 6:50 PM 1.1

Sa 16 High 1:22 AM 5.0 6:20 AM Rise 1:28 AM 63
16 Low 7:45 AM 0.8 8:12 PM Set 12:28 PM
16 High 1:46 PM 4.4
16 Low 7:44 PM 1.2

Su 17 High 2:11 AM 4.9 6:19 AM Rise 1:57 AM 54
17 Low 8:33 AM 0.8 8:13 PM Set 1:24 PM
17 High 2:40 PM 4.6
17 Low 8:45 PM 1.2


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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
1100 AM EDT MON MAY 4 2009
W CENTRAL N ATLC CONTINENTAL SHELF AND SLOPE WATERS BEYOND 20
NM...TO 250 NM OFFSHORE...INCLUDING S OF GEORGES BANK FROM 1000
FM TO...250 NM OFFSHORE.
SEAS GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE
HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE
MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.
ANZ088-042100-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N OUT TO 32N 73W TO 31N 74W
1100 AM EDT MON MAY 4 2009

THIS AFTERNOON
S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

TONIGHT AND TUE
WINDS BECOMING S TO SE 15 TO 20 KT TONIGHT.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

TUE NIGHT
WINDS DIMINISHING TO S TO SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO
7 FT...HIGHEST E.

WED AND THU
S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...HIGHEST W. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT.

FRI



Notice posted on Monday, May 04, 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.