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Subject:CHARLESTON DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Thursday, August 13, 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 - NORD OBSERVER - IN - ETD 14/0600

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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 -

Tropical Depression TWO Public Advisory
000
WTNT32 KNHC 130839
TCPAT2
BULLETIN
TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO ADVISORY NUMBER 9
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL022009
500 AM AST THU AUG 13 2009

...DEPRESSION WEAKENS...

AT 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 14.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE 36.9 WEST OR ABOUT 840
MILES...1350 KM...WEST OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CAPE VERDE ISLANDS.

THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 12 MPH...19 KM/HR...
AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS
WITH A GRADUAL BEND TO THE WEST-NORTHWEST AND AN INCREASE IN
FORWARD SPEED.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 30 MPH...45 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS BUT THE DEPRESSION COULD STILL BECOME A TROPICAL STORM IN A
COUPLE OF DAYS.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1007 MB...29.74 INCHES.

...SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST INFORMATION...
LOCATION...14.0N 36.9W
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...30 MPH
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WEST OR 270 DEGREES AT 12 MPH
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1007 MB

THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
1100 AM AST.

SEAPORT SECURITY ALERT CURRENTLY AT YELLOW/ELEVEATED - MARSEC 1

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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with August 13, 2009.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

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

Tu 25 Low 6:14 AM 0.1 6:50 AM Rise 12:29 PM 24
25 High 12:45 PM 6.0 7:53 PM Set 10:55 PM
25 Low 6:56 PM 0.7

W 26 High 12:47 AM 5.2 6:51 AM Rise 1:31 PM 34
26 Low 7:02 AM 0.5 7:52 PM Set 11:37 PM
26 High 1:38 PM 5.8
26 Low 7:51 PM 1.0


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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
500 AM EDT THU AUG 13 2009
W CENTRAL N ATLC CONTINENTAL SHELF AND SLOPE WATERS BEYOND 20
NM...TO 250 NM OFFSHORE...INCLUDING S OF GEORGES BANK FROM 1000
FM TO...250 NM OFFSHORE.
SEAS GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE
HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE
MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.
ANZ088-131500-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N OUT TO 32N 73W TO 31N 74W
500 AM EDT THU AUG 13 2009

TODAY AND TONIGHT
S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS EXCEPT E PORTION ISOLATED.

FRI THROUGH SAT
S TO SE WINDS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT LATE
FRI. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

SUN AND MON
VARIABLE WINDS 10 KT OR LESS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.



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Notice posted on Thursday, August 13, 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.