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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Friday, May 08, 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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HESS - ELKA GLORY - IN ETD 2300/8TH
BP - TUG INTERGRITY $ 650-4 - ETA 0400/11TH
KMI #4 - JILL JACOB - ETA 0500/11TH

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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:

05/12/09 - 1145-0130 CWIT Luncheon
05/13/09 - VA Prop Spring Cruise

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:

05/14/09 - VA Trade Symposium
05/19/09 - 1800 - CWIT - Guest speakers
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 6, 2009.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

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

M 18 High 3:03 AM 4.8 6:19 AM Rise 2:25 AM 44
18 Low 9:22 AM 0.6 8:14 PM Set 2:22 PM
18 High 3:35 PM 4.9
18 Low 9:48 PM 1.1

Tu 19 High 3:56 AM 4.8 6:18 AM Rise 2:52 AM 34
19 Low 10:13 AM 0.4 8:15 PM Set 3:20 PM
19 High 4:29 PM 5.2
19 Low 10:50 PM 0.9

W 20 High 4:50 AM 4.8 6:17 AM Rise 3:21 AM 25
20 Low 11:03 AM 0.2 8:15 PM Set 4:22 PM
20 High 5:21 PM 5.6
20 Low 11:49 PM 0.6

Th 21 High 5:43 AM 4.9 6:17 AM Rise 3:52 AM 16
21 Low 11:53 AM -0.1 8:16 PM Set 5:27 PM
21 High 6:12 PM 6.0

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
322 AM EDT FRI MAY 8 2009


TODAY
SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

TONIGHT
S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SW. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

SAT
SW WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

SAT NIGHT
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

SUN
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUN NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

MON
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING N. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

TUE
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

MARINERS ARE REMINDED THAT WINDS AND SEAS CAN BE HIGHER IN AND
NEAR TSTMS.

Notice posted on Friday, May 08, 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.