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Subject:Charleston Daily Update
Date:Thursday, August 06, 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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BP - T/B INTEGRITY /650-4 ETA 06/1700
KMI - SEATROUT - ETA 07/0100

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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: NONE

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CURRENT ISSUES: 08/11 - 1700 CHS PILOT COMMISSION

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES: 08/18 - 1000 - SCSPA BOARD MEETING
09/16 - 0815 - CHS MARITIME ASSOCIATION - BOG MEETING
09/17 - 1200 - SAVANNAH - STATE OF THE PORT
09/22 - 1100 - NORFOLK - VPA MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
09/24 - 0815 - CHS - NAV OPS 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 August 5, 2009.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

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

W 12 High 12:11 AM 5.0 6:41 AM Set 12:55 PM 69
12 Low 6:35 AM 0.3 8:08 PM Rise 11:32 PM
12 High 12:44 PM 5.6
12 Low 7:13 PM 1.0

Th 13 High 1:00 AM 4.9 6:42 AM Set 2:00 PM 59
13 Low 7:25 AM 0.3 8:07 PM
13 High 1:41 PM 5.7
13 Low 8:15 PM 1.1

F 14 High 1:58 AM 4.8 6:43 AM Rise 12:15 AM 49
14 Low 8:23 AM 0.2 8:06 PM Set 3:06 PM
14 High 2:45 PM 5.8
14 Low 9:23 PM 1.1

Sa 15 High 3:04 AM 4.8 6:43 AM Rise 1:07 AM 37
15 Low 9:27 AM 0.1 8:05 PM Set 4:11 PM
15 High 3:53 PM 6.0
15 Low 10:31 PM 0.9

Su 16 High 4:14 AM 4.9 6:44 AM Rise 2:08 AM 27
16 Low 10:33 AM 0.0 8:03 PM Set 5:10 PM
16 High 5:00 PM 6.3
16 Low 11:35 PM 0.6

M 17 High 5:22 AM 5.1 6:45 AM Rise 3:17 AM 17
17 Low 11:38 AM -0.3 8:02 PM Set 6:03 PM
17 High 6:04 PM 6.5

Tu 18 Low 12:34 AM 0.3 6:45 AM Rise 4:30 AM 9
18 High 6:27 AM 5.4 8:01 PM Set 6:49 PM
18 Low 12:39 PM -0.5
18 High 7:03 PM 6.7



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NWS Charleston, SC - Marine Point Forecast

32.56°N 79.71°W Mobile Weather Information | Comments/Suggestions
Last Update: 3:10 am EDT Aug 6, 2009
Forecast Valid: 10am EDT Aug 6, 2009-6pm EDT Aug 12, 2009


Today: SSW wind 11 to 14 kt. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms
before 1pm. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Tonight: SSW wind 12 to 14 kt becoming W after midnight. A slight chance
of showers and thunderstorms after 11pm. Seas around 2 ft.

Friday: W wind 5 to 10 kt becoming E in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Seas
around 2 ft.

Friday Night: SE wind 6 to 9 kt becoming SW after midnight. Mostly clear.
Seas around 2 ft.

Saturday: SW wind 5 to 8 kt becoming SSE 8 to 11 kt in the afternoon.
Sunny. Seas around 2 ft.

Saturday Night: S wind 8 to 11 kt becoming SW after midnight. Mostly
clear. Seas around 3 ft.

Sunday: WSW wind 7 to 10 kt becoming S in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas
around 2 ft.

Sunday Night: S wind 9 to 11 kt becoming SW after midnight. Mostly clear.
Seas around 2 ft.



Notice posted on Thursday, August 06, 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.