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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, July 29, 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 - SONGA HAWK - IN ETD 2330/29TH

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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. All vessels must sumbit
USCG's H1N1 Flu checklist.

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:

Announcement at Georgetown port to signal new business
Associated Press
Wednesday, July 29, 2009


GEORGETOWN — A South Carolina port is in line to get some new business.

Officials of the South Carolina State Ports Authority, along with local
business and maritime leaders, make the announcement at a news conference
at the Georgetown port on Wednesday.

The port is located about 60 miles northeast of Charleston where the
authority operates several other terminals.

The Georgetown port has handled items such as coal and cement, although
cargo volumes at the port have declined in recent years.

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CURRENT ISSUES:
07/28 - 1100 - NORFOLK - VPA MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
09/17 - 1200 - SAVANNAH - STATE OF THE PORT
09/22 - 1100 - NORFOLK - VPA MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
10/08 - 1200 - SAVANNAH - PROP LUNCHEON
10/08 - 1800 - CHARLESTON - CWIT DINNER/AUCTION
10/10/09 - TBA - CWIT - Luau Auction
11/24 - 1100 - NORFOLK - VPA MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

2014 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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HURRICANE STATUS - Alert level 4/Seasonal - no storms predicted

SEAPORT SECURITY ALERT CURRENTLY AT YELLOW/ELEVEATED - MARSEC 1

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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with July 21, 2009.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

W 29 High 2:12 AM 4.9 6:32 AM Set 12:19 AM 50
29 Low 8:30 AM 0.2 8:20 PM Rise 2:42 PM
29 High 3:09 PM 5.6
29 Low 9:22 PM 0.9

Th 30 High 3:05 AM 4.7 6:32 AM Set 12:58 AM 60
30 Low 9:23 AM 0.4 8:20 PM Rise 3:41 PM
30 High 4:03 PM 5.6
30 Low 10:19 PM 1.0

F 31 High 3:59 AM 4.5 6:33 AM Set 1:40 AM 69
31 Low 10:17 AM 0.5 8:19 PM Rise 4:37 PM
31 High 4:57 PM 5.6
31 Low 11:14 PM 1.0

Sa 1 High 4:52 AM 4.5 6:34 AM Set 2:28 AM 78
1 Low 11:10 AM 0.6 8:18 PM Rise 5:29 PM
1 High 5:47 PM 5.6

Su 2 Low 12:05 AM 0.9 6:34 AM Set 3:20 AM 85
2 High 5:44 AM 4.6 8:17 PM Rise 6:16 PM
2 Low 12:00 PM 0.5
2 High 6:35 PM 5.7

M 3 Low 12:52 AM 0.8 6:35 AM Set 4:15 AM 91
3 High 6:34 AM 4.6 8:16 PM Rise 6:57 PM
3 Low 12:47 PM 0.5
3 High 7:20 PM 5.8

Tu 4 Low 1:35 AM 0.7 6:36 AM Set 5:11 AM 95
4 High 7:21 AM 4.8 8:15 PM Rise 7:33 PM
4 Low 1:30 PM 0.4
4 High 8:02 PM 5.8

W 5 Low 2:15 AM 0.6 6:37 AM Set 6:08 AM 98
5 High 8:05 AM 4.9 8:15 PM Rise 8:05 PM
5 Low 2:11 PM 0.4
5 High 8:41 PM 5.8

Th 6 Low 2:53 AM 0.5 6:37 AM Set 7:05 AM 99
6 High 8:46 AM 5.0 8:14 PM Rise 8:34 PM
6 Low 2:51 PM 0.5
6 High 9:17 PM 5.8

F 7 Low 3:29 AM 0.4 6:38 AM Set 8:01 AM 99
7 High 9:25 AM 5.0 8:13 PM Rise 9:01 PM
7 Low 3:29 PM 0.5
7 High 9:51 PM 5.7

Sa 8 Low 4:03 AM 0.3 6:39 AM Set 8:57 AM 96
8 High 10:01 AM 5.1 8:12 PM Rise 9:27 PM
8 Low 4:08 PM 0.6
8 High 10:23 PM 5.5

Su 9 Low 4:37 AM 0.3 6:39 AM Set 9:54 AM 92
9 High 10:37 AM 5.2 8:11 PM Rise 9:54 PM
9 Low 4:48 PM 0.7
9 High 10:55 PM 5.3

M 10 Low 5:13 AM 0.3 6:40 AM Set 10:52 AM 86
10 High 11:14 AM 5.3 8:10 PM Rise 10:23 PM
10 Low 5:31 PM 0.8
10 High 11:30 PM 5.2

Tu 11 Low 5:51 AM 0.3 6:41 AM Set 11:52 AM 78
11 High 11:56 AM 5.5 8:09 PM Rise 10:55 PM
11 Low 6:19 PM 0.9

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST


Today: SSW wind 12 to 17 kt. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms
after 3pm. Seas around 2 ft.

Tonight: SW wind 15 to 18 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly
before midnight. Seas around 3 ft.

Thursday: SW wind 10 to 14 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms,
mainly after 3pm. Seas around 2 ft.

Thursday Night: SSW wind 11 to 14 kt. A slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Seas around 2 ft.

Friday: SW wind 10 to 13 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly
after 2pm. Seas around 2 ft.

Friday Night: SSW wind 10 to 13 kt. A slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Saturday: SW wind 10 to 12 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms after
2pm. Seas around 2 ft.

Saturday Night: SSW wind around 12 kt. Partly cloudy. Seas around 2 ft.

Sunday: SW wind 9 to 11 kt. Partly sunny. Seas around 2 ft.

Notice posted on Wednesday, July 29, 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.