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Subject:CHARLESTON DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Friday, May 15, 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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KMI4 - ENERGY PATRIOT - ETA 0500/16TH
KMI4 - COLIN JACOB - ETA 1800/16TH

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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. 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:

05/19 - 1000 - SCSPA Monthly meeting
05/19/09 - 1800 - CWIT - Guest speakers
05/20 - 0815 - MARITIME ASSOCIATION BOG MEETING

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:

05/21/09 - 1900 - Charleston County Commissioners meeting
05/22/09 - National Maritime Day
05/26/09 - 1100 - VPA Board Meeting
05/28 - 0745 - NAVOPS Monthly meeting
05/31-06/01 - NC Ports Advisorty Council Conference
06/06/09 - 0900 - VPA 21st Annual Clean the Bay
06/09/09 - 1145 - CWIT lunch
06/09/09 - NC Port Advisory Quarterly meeting
06/11/09 - VA Prop Golf outing
06/19/09 - 1700 - Charleston City meeting
06/26/09 - 0800 - 12th Annual SC Maritime Open Golf - Dunes West
07/21/09 - 1700 - Charleston City 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 May 15, 2009.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

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

F 22 Low 12:44 AM 0.3 6:16 AM Rise 4:27 AM 9
22 High 6:35 AM 4.9 8:17 PM Set 6:36 PM
22 Low 12:43 PM -0.3
22 High 7:03 PM 6.4

Sa 23 Low 1:37 AM 0.0 6:16 AM Rise 5:09 AM 3
23 High 7:27 AM 5.0 8:17 PM Set 7:47 PM
23 Low 1:33 PM -0.5
23 High 7:54 PM 6.6

Su 24 Low 2:29 AM -0.2 6:15 AM Rise 5:59 AM 0
24 High 8:20 AM 5.1 8:18 PM Set 8:58 PM
24 Low 2:24 PM -0.7
24 High 8:46 PM 6.7

M 25 Low 3:20 AM -0.3 6:15 AM Rise 6:58 AM 0
25 High 9:13 AM 5.1 8:19 PM Set 10:04 PM
25 Low 3:16 PM -0.7
25 High 9:39 PM 6.8

Tu 26 Low 4:12 AM -0.3 6:14 AM Rise 8:05 AM 2
26 High 10:08 AM 5.1 8:19 PM Set 11:03 PM
26 Low 4:10 PM -0.7
26 High 10:33 PM 6.7

W 27 Low 5:04 AM -0.3 6:14 AM Rise 9:17 AM 8
27 High 11:05 AM 5.1 8:20 PM Set 11:52 PM
27 Low 5:05 PM -0.5
27 High 11:29 PM 6.5

Th 28 Low 5:58 AM -0.2 6:14 AM Rise 10:30 AM 15
28 High 12:05 PM 5.1 8:20 PM
28 Low 6:03 PM -0.3


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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
500 AM EDT FRI MAY 15 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.
ANZ088-151500-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N OUT TO 32N 73W TO 31N 74W
500 AM EDT FRI MAY 15 2009

GALE FORCE WINDS EXPECTED MON INTO TUE
...N WALL OF GULF STREAM NEAR 31N 80.1W TO 31.5N 79.6W TO 31.6N
78.7W TO 32.2N 78.9W TO 33.3N 77W...

TODAY THROUGH SAT
S TO SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

SAT NIGHT
S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

SUN
S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...EXCEPT OVER FAR NW PORTION
SHIFTING TO N AND INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.

MON
W PORTION...N TO NE WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT...
HIGHEST IN THE GULF STREAM. SEAS BUILDING TO 10 TO 17 FT...
HIGHEST IN THE GULF STREAM. E PORTION...S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15
KT EARLY...SHIFTING TO E TO NE 15 TO 25 KT LATE...HIGHEST W.
SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 10 FT...HIGHEST W.

TUE
W PORTION...NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...HIGHEST IN THE GULF
STREAM EARLY...DIMINISHING TO E TO NE 15 TO 25 KT LATE...HIGHEST
S. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 7 TO 12 FT LATE...HIGHEST SW IN THE GULF
STREAM. E PORTION...E TO NE WINDS BECOMING 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS
BECOMING 6 TO 8 FT...HIGHEST SW.



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Notice posted on Friday, May 15, 2009

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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.