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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Tuesday, August 11, 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 1700/11TH
HESS - NORD OBSERVER - ETA 2000/12TH

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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

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

M 24 Low 5:27 AM -0.1 6:49 AM Rise 11:26 AM 15
24 High 11:54 AM 6.2 7:54 PM Set 10:17 PM
24 Low 6:03 PM 0.3
24 High 11:59 PM 5.5

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MARINE FORCAST

ABNT20 KNHC 111148
TWOAT
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM EDT TUE AUG 11 2009

FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...

CORRECTED TROPICAL DEPRESSION NUMBER

THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER HAS INITIATED ADVISORIES ON TROPICAL
DEPRESSION TWO...LOCATED ABOUT 280 MILES WEST OF THE SOUTHERNMOST
CAPE VERDE ISLANDS.

A SMALL AREA OF LOW PRESSURE ASSOCIATED WITH A TROPICAL WAVE
CONTINUES TO PRODUCE DISORGANIZED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS NEAR
THE WINDWARD ISLANDS. DEVELOPMENT...IF ANY...IS EXPECTED TO BE
SLOW TO OCCUR AS IT MOVES GENERALLY WESTWARD AT 10 TO 15 MPH OVER
THE SOUTHEASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.
THERE IS A LOW CHANCE...LESS THAN 30 PERCENT...OF THIS SYSTEM
BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS. LOCALLY
HEAVY RAIN AND GUSTY WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE
WINDWARD ISLANDS THE REST OF TODAY.

SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH A TROPICAL WAVE
LOCATED ABOUT 600 MILES EAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES REMAINS
DISORGANIZED. DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM IS LIKELY TO BE SLOW AS
IT MOVES WESTWARD AT 10 TO 15 MPH. THERE IS A LOW CHANCE...LESS
THAN 30 PERCENT...OF THIS SYSTEM BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING
THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

ELSEWHERE...TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS.

PUBLIC ADVISORIES ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO ARE ISSUED UNDER WMO
HEADER WTNT32 KNHC AND UNDER AWIPS HEADER MIATCPAT2. FORECAST/
ADVISORIES ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO ARE ISSUED UNDER WMO HEADER
WTNT22 KNHC AND UNDER AWIPS HEADER MIATCMAT2.

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FORECASTER BERG

Today: WSW wind 10 to 14 kt becoming SSW in the morning. Sunny. Seas
around 2 ft.

Tonight: SSW wind 13 to 16 kt. Partly cloudy. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Wednesday: SSW wind 10 to 13 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms
after noon. Seas around 2 ft.

Wednesday Night: SSW wind 11 to 13 kt. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Seas around 3 ft.

Thursday: SSW wind 10 to 12 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas
around 3 ft.

Thursday Night: SSE wind 10 to 12 kt. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Seas around 2 ft.

Friday: SSE wind 9 to 11 kt becoming S in the afternoon. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

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

Saturday: ESE wind 8 to 10 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas
2 to 3 ft.
Notice posted on Tuesday, August 11, 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.