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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, May 27, 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 - BLUE DOLPHIN - IN ETD 1130/27TH
KMI4 - CIELO DI MILANO IN ETD 1400/27TH
KMI4 - LIAN YUN HU - ETA 0200/28TH
KMI4 - TUG OSG COLUMBIA & OSG 242 - ETA 1000/28TH

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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:

05/28 - 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 26, 2009.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

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

Th 4 Low 12:08 AM 0.3 6:12 AM Set 3:42 AM 85
4 High 5:54 AM 4.8 8:24 PM Rise 5:54 PM
4 Low 12:09 PM -0.1
4 High 6:41 PM 6.0

F 5 Low 12:59 AM 0.3 6:11 AM Set 4:18 AM 92
5 High 6:42 AM 4.7 8:25 PM Rise 6:54 PM
5 Low 12:54 PM 0.0
5 High 7:26 PM 6.1

Sa 6 Low 1:46 AM 0.2 6:11 AM Set 4:59 AM 96
6 High 7:28 AM 4.7 8:26 PM Rise 7:52 PM
6 Low 1:38 PM 0.1
6 High 8:09 PM 6.0

Su 7 Low 2:30 AM 0.2 6:11 AM Set 5:45 AM 99
7 High 8:12 AM 4.6 8:26 PM Rise 8:46 PM
7 Low 2:19 PM 0.2
7 High 8:50 PM 5.9

M 8 Low 3:12 AM 0.3 6:11 AM Set 6:36 AM 99
8 High 8:55 AM 4.6 8:26 PM Rise 9:35 PM
8 Low 2:59 PM 0.3
8 High 9:30 PM 5.8

Tu 9 Low 3:52 AM 0.3 6:11 AM Set 7:31 AM 98
9 High 9:36 AM 4.5 8:27 PM Rise 10:18 PM
9 Low 3:37 PM 0.4
9 High 10:09 PM 5.7


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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
1015 AM EDT WED MAY 27 2009


THIS AFTERNOON
E WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING S LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4
FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS THROUGH EARLY
AFTERNOON. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE.

TONIGHT
S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT
AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
EVENING.

THU AND THU NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

FRI
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY IN
THE AFTERNOON.

FRI NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...
THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SW. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.

SUN
VARIABLE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.

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

Notice posted on Wednesday, May 27, 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.