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SubjectDatePriority
SAVANNAH - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 05/31/2205/31/2022 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 05/31/2205/31/2022 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 05/25/2205/25/2022 Normal
SAVANNAH - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 05/25/2205/25/2022 Normal
SAVANNAH - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 05/23/2205/23/2022 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 05/23/22 - NEWS - Turning wind into power off the Wilmington coast could be a decade away05/23/2022 Normal
CHARLESTON - PORT DAILY UPDATE - 05/23/2205/23/2022 Normal
SAVANNAH - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 05/20/2205/20/2022 Normal
CHARLESTON - PORT DAILY UPDATE - 05/20/2205/20/2022 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 05/20/2205/20/2022 Normal
CHARLESTON - PORT DAILY UPDATE - 05/18/2205/18/2022 Normal
SAVANNAH - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 05/18/2205/18/2022 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 05/18/2205/18/2022 Normal
SAVANNAH - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 05/17/2205/17/2022 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 05/17/2205/17/2022 Normal
SAVANNAH - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 05/13/2205/13/2022 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 05/13/2205/13/2022 Normal
CHARLESTON - PORT DAILY UPDATE - 05/13/2205/13/2022 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 05/11/2205/11/2022 Normal
SAVANNAH - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 05/11/2205/11/2022 Normal
CHARLESTON : New Entrance Channel Buoys05/11/2022 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 05/09/2205/09/2022 Normal
SAVANNAH - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 05/09/2205/09/2022 Normal
CHARLESTON - PORT DAILY UPDATE - 05/09/2205/09/2022 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 05/05/22 - NEWS - NC Ports proposes Morehead City site as hub for offshore wind industry05/05/2022 Normal
CHARLESTON - PORT DAILY UPDATE - 05/05/2205/05/2022 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 05/05/2205/05/2022 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Thursday, May 21, 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 - TORM GYDA - ETA 1830/22ND

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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:

House overrides governor's vetoes on state spending

By Bob Bouyea
bbouyea@scbiznews.com

The S.C. House overrode Gov. Mark Sanford's vetoes of the nearly $5.7
billion in state appropriations and the spending of $700 million of
stimulus funding this afternoon.

The house quickly disposed of the first two vetoes and continued to vote on
the governor's remaining 47 vetoes into the afternoon.


By late today, the House had voted on nearly half the vetoes, sustaining a
few of them, including provisos that would have created and funded a
Capitol police force.

House Speaker Bobby Harrell's spokesman, Greg Foster, had said earlier that
he suspected that particular veto would be sustained, saying that the
expense was put into the budget in the event the General Assembly passed
separate legislation to create the police force. Because that legislation
was not passed, the House agreed to sustain the veto.

The House also sustained the veto of the transfer of all railroad tracks on
the Old Navy Base in North Charleston to the Division of Public Railways
within the Department of Commerce.

"In the past, (Sanford) has vetoed the entire budget in which the House
overrode in five minutes. This year he virtually vetoed the entire budget
but did it in a way that will take a couple hours to get through," Foster
said earlier today.

During a news conference Tuesday, Sanford did not say what he would do if
the General Assembly overrides his vetoes.

"We'll cross that bridge when we come to it," he said. He did not rule out
taking the issue to court.

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Key vote to revamp SPA set for today
By Schuyler Kropf (Contact), Yvonne Wenger (Contact)
The Post and Courier
Thursday, May 21, 2009


COLUMBIA — The State Ports Authority is one vote away from a significant
overhaul that South Carolina legislators pushing for the change said is
necessary to restore the shipping industry's confidence in the Charleston port.

Tangled up in the bill is a provision that addresses critical access for
the region's two major rail carriers, and that is at the center of a
boiling feud with North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey.

Summey has threatened to take legislators to court if the rail provision
makes it into law. The provision originally ordered that ownership of a
rail line and right of way at the north end of the former Charleston Naval
Base be transferred to a state entity.

North Charleston officials have taken the stance that the measure was
designed to open the north end of the former Navy shipyard to rail lines
capable of serving cargo from a new port terminal at the south end, despite
an agreement that prohibits access from the revitalized northern end of the
old base.

On Wednesday, Sen. Larry Grooms, R-Bonneau, led an effort to scale back the
rail access provision. The Senate amended the bill and sent it to the House
with new wording that essentially pushes off the access issue until a
pending court case on the matter is settled.

The House is expected to vote today to send the bill to Gov. Mark Sanford
for consideration or force it into conference negotiations.

Rep. Jim Merrill, R-Daniel Island, said he believes the new rail access
provision puts legislative leaders in the position to work with North
Charleston to make sure CSX and Norfolk Southern have access to the port.

He said the vast majority of Upstate companies do business with Norfolk
Southern, but CSX is the rail line that currently has the best path of
access to the port.

Some lawmakers said dual access is necessary to keep the port price
competitive. "Unless we intervene, it is not going to happen," Merrill said.

He persuaded the House to uphold Sanford's veto on a budget item that also
dealt with rail access. Sanford's veto was based on the idea of free
negotiations between the parties involved without legislative directive
dictating the process.

Merrill disagreed with Sanford's reasoning and called much of his veto
message false, but Merrill said the issue needed to be dealt with in the
port restructuring bill, not the state budget.

The bulk of the restructuring bill addresses the makeup of the port
authority's governing board, including qualifications and education and
experience standards for the board members.

The legislation also calls on the port to sell land it owns on Daniel
Island and in the town of Port Royal, among other measures.

The big picture shouldn't be lost in the rail access fight, Merrill said.

Charleston-area leaders decided to intervene in port affairs after some
lawmakers began to feel that the port authority was more interested in
making a profit than it was in serving as an economic driver for the state.

In recent months, the port's biggest client announced it was leaving and
the authority's Chief Executive Officer Bernie Groseclose abruptly resigned.

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CURRENT 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

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:

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
06/24/09 - 1900 - Propeller club harbor cruise
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

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

F 29 High 12:26 AM 6.2 6:13 AM Set 12:34 AM 25
29 Low 6:52 AM -0.2 8:21 PM Rise 11:40 AM
29 High 1:06 PM 5.2
29 Low 7:04 PM 0.0

Sa 30 High 1:23 AM 5.9 6:13 AM Set 1:09 AM 36
30 Low 7:48 AM -0.1 8:22 PM Rise 12:47 PM
30 High 2:08 PM 5.3
30 Low 8:07 PM 0.2

Su 31 High 2:20 AM 5.6 6:13 AM Set 1:41 AM 47
31 Low 8:43 AM -0.1 8:22 PM Rise 1:50 PM
31 High 3:09 PM 5.4
31 Low 9:11 PM 0.3

M 1 High 3:16 AM 5.3 6:12 AM Set 2:10 AM 58
1 Low 9:38 AM -0.1 8:23 PM Rise 2:52 PM
1 High 4:07 PM 5.6
1 Low 10:14 PM 0.4

Tu 2 High 4:10 AM 5.1 6:12 AM Set 2:39 AM 68
2 Low 10:30 AM -0.1 8:23 PM Rise 3:53 PM
2 High 5:02 PM 5.8
2 Low 11:13 PM 0.4

W 3 High 5:03 AM 4.9 6:12 AM Set 3:09 AM 78
3 Low 11:21 AM -0.1 8:24 PM Rise 4:53 PM
3 High 5:53 PM 5.9

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
928 AM EDT THU MAY 21 2009

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT


TODAY
E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS.

TONIGHT
E WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 6 TO 8 FT...SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 7 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

FRI
E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

FRI NIGHT
E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

SAT
E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

SAT NIGHT
SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

SUN
E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

MON
E WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

MARINERS ARE REMINDED THAT WINDS AND SEAS CAN BE HIGHER IN AND
NEAR TSTMS.
Notice posted on Thursday, May 21, 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.