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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Monday, August 10, 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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KMI3 - TUG CHRISTIANA AND DS-143 - IN ETD 1300/10TH

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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:

New Charleston Passenger Terminal Advances

Six Firms Submit Proposals to Update Plan

Charleston, SC – The effort to improve and enhance the Port of Charleston’s
Passenger Terminal is advancing as six urban planning firms have submitted
proposals to update a portion of the master plan for the terminal and the
surrounding area.

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) is seeking to upgrade the
Passenger Terminal to more effectively meet new security requirements, as
well as to better serve the market needs of its cruise customers. To this
end, the SCSPA and the City of Charleston have launched a collaborative
effort and are working closely on the project.

On June 16, the SCSPA requested proposals from recognized planning and
urban design firms that are familiar with and have worked within the City
of Charleston. Seven firms were asked to bid on updating a portion of the
1996 master plan that covers about nine acres in downtown Charleston around
the Passenger Terminal.

The six firms that submitted plans by the Thursday deadline were:

* Urban Strategies, Inc.
* Chan Krieger Sieniewicz
* Cooper Robertson & Partners
* Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects
* Sasaki Associates
* Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co.

The SCSPA and the City will jointly evaluate and select the winning firm in
the coming weeks and will work with the firm and the community to update
the plan by early 2010. With the updated plan in hand, the SCSPA will seek
development partners interested in portions or all of the nine acres. This
private-sector development will help fund improvements and upgrades to the
Passenger Terminal.

The existing Passenger Terminal was built in 1971 and has served
Charleston’s cruise business well over the years. However, post-9/11
federal security requirements have introduced new facility requirements,
while ship sizes have increased and passengers have greater expectations
for cruise facilities.

Importantly, the project supports the SCSPA’s core mission of developing
new maritime business.

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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

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

W 19 Low 1:28 AM 0.0 6:46 AM Rise 5:44 AM 3
19 High 7:27 AM 5.7 8:00 PM Set 7:29 PM
19 Low 1:37 PM -0.7
19 High 7:58 PM 6.8

Th 20 Low 2:20 AM -0.3 6:47 AM Rise 6:56 AM 0
20 High 8:24 AM 6.0 7:59 PM Set 8:05 PM
20 Low 2:32 PM -0.7
20 High 8:49 PM 6.8

F 21 Low 3:08 AM -0.5 6:47 AM Rise 8:06 AM 0
21 High 9:19 AM 6.2 7:58 PM Set 8:38 PM
21 Low 3:26 PM -0.6
21 High 9:38 PM 6.6

Sa 22 Low 3:55 AM -0.5 6:48 AM Rise 9:14 AM 3
22 High 10:11 AM 6.3 7:57 PM Set 9:10 PM
22 Low 4:18 PM -0.4
22 High 10:26 PM 6.3

Su 23 Low 4:42 AM -0.4 6:49 AM Rise 10:20 AM 8
23 High 11:03 AM 6.3 7:56 PM Set 9:43 PM
23 Low 5:10 PM -0.1
23 High 11:12 PM 5.9




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MARINE FORCAST

Today: Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming SSW 5 to 8 kt. Sunny. Seas
around 2 ft.

Tonight: SSW wind 7 to 10 kt. Clear. Seas around 2 ft.

Tuesday: WSW wind 6 to 9 kt becoming SSW 11 to 14 kt in the afternoon.
Sunny. Seas around 2 ft.

Tuesday Night: SSW wind 11 to 14 kt. Mostly clear. Seas around 3 ft.

Wednesday: SW wind 9 to 13 kt. Sunny. Seas around 2 ft.

Wednesday Night: SSW wind 11 to 14 kt. A slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Seas around 3 ft.

Thursday: SW wind around 11 kt becoming S in the afternoon. Mostly sunny.
Seas around 3 ft.

Thursday Night: S wind 9 to 12 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Seas around 3 ft.

Friday: SSW wind 8 to 10 kt becoming SSE in the afternoon. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Notice posted on Monday, August 10, 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.