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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Friday, August 21, 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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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:

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
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

HURRICANE BILL FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER 24
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL032009
0900 UTC FRI AUG 21 2009

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND A HURRICANE WATCH ARE IN EFFECT FOR
BERMUDA. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN 24
HOURS. A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.

INTERESTS ALONG THE COAST OF NEW ENGLAND AND IN THE CANADIAN
MARITIMES SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF BILL.

HURRICANE CENTER LOCATED NEAR 26.2N 65.4W AT 21/0900Z
POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN 10 NM

PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE NORTHWEST OR 315 DEGREES AT 15 KT

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 951 MB
EYE DIAMETER 30 NM
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 105 KT WITH GUSTS TO 130 KT.
64 KT.......100NE 45SE 30SW 90NW.
50 KT.......130NE 110SE 60SW 130NW.
34 KT.......250NE 200SE 120SW 200NW.
12 FT SEAS..420NE 360SE 300SW 300NW.
WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT. RADII IN NAUTICAL
MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT.

REPEAT...CENTER LOCATED NEAR 26.2N 65.4W AT 21/0900Z
AT 21/0600Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 25.5N 64.9W

FORECAST VALID 21/1800Z 28.1N 66.9W
MAX WIND 105 KT...GUSTS 130 KT.
64 KT...100NE 45SE 30SW 90NW.
50 KT...130NE 110SE 60SW 130NW.
34 KT...250NE 200SE 120SW 200NW.

FORECAST VALID 22/0600Z 31.1N 68.4W
MAX WIND 110 KT...GUSTS 135 KT.
64 KT...100NE 45SE 30SW 90NW.
50 KT...130NE 110SE 60SW 130NW.
34 KT...250NE 200SE 120SW 200NW.

FORECAST VALID 22/1800Z 34.6N 68.8W
MAX WIND 100 KT...GUSTS 120 KT.
64 KT...100NE 50SE 30SW 90NW.
50 KT...130NE 130SE 60SW 105NW.
34 KT...250NE 250SE 120SW 200NW.

FORECAST VALID 23/0600Z 38.6N 67.6W
MAX WIND 90 KT...GUSTS 110 KT.
50 KT...130NE 130SE 90SW 105NW.
34 KT...250NE 250SE 150SW 180NW.

FORECAST VALID 24/0600Z 46.5N 58.5W
MAX WIND 70 KT...GUSTS 85 KT.
50 KT...100NE 130SE 100SW 90NW.
34 KT...225NE 250SE 200SW 180NW.

EXTENDED OUTLOOK. NOTE...ERRORS FOR TRACK HAVE AVERAGED NEAR 225 NM
ON DAY 4 AND 300 NM ON DAY 5...AND FOR INTENSITY NEAR 20 KT EACH DAY

OUTLOOK VALID 25/0600Z 52.5N 33.5W...EXTRATROPICAL
MAX WIND 55 KT...GUSTS 65 KT.

OUTLOOK VALID 26/0600Z 56.5N 15.0W...EXTRATROPICAL
MAX WIND 50 KT...GUSTS 60 KT.

REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 26.2N 65.4W

NEXT ADVISORY AT 21/1500Z

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FORECASTER BEVEN/ROBERTS


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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with August 17, 2009.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

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

Th 27 High 1:38 AM 4.9 6:51 AM Rise 2:30 PM 44
27 Low 7:52 AM 0.7 7:51 PM
27 High 2:33 PM 5.6
27 Low 8:48 PM 1.2

F 28 High 2:31 AM 4.7 6:52 AM Set 12:23 AM 54
28 Low 8:47 AM 0.9 7:49 PM Rise 3:24 PM
28 High 3:29 PM 5.5
28 Low 9:46 PM 1.4

Sa 29 High 3:26 AM 4.6 6:53 AM Set 1:14 AM 63
29 Low 9:43 AM 1.0 7:48 PM Rise 4:12 PM
29 High 4:24 PM 5.5
29 Low 10:41 PM 1.3

Su 30 High 4:22 AM 4.7 6:53 AM Set 2:08 AM 72
30 Low 10:39 AM 1.0 7:47 PM Rise 4:55 PM
30 High 5:16 PM 5.6
30 Low 11:32 PM 1.2

M 31 High 5:16 AM 4.8 6:54 AM Set 3:04 AM 80
31 Low 11:32 AM 0.9 7:46 PM Rise 5:33 PM
31 High 6:05 PM 5.7

Tu 1 Low 12:18 AM 1.1 6:55 AM Set 4:01 AM 87
1 High 6:06 AM 5.0 7:44 PM Rise 6:06 PM
1 Low 12:20 PM 0.8
1 High 6:49 PM 5.8

W 2 Low 1:01 AM 0.9 6:55 AM Set 4:58 AM 93
2 High 6:53 AM 5.2 7:43 PM Rise 6:36 PM
2 Low 1:05 PM 0.7
2 High 7:30 PM 5.9

Th 3 Low 1:40 AM 0.7 6:56 AM Set 5:55 AM 97
3 High 7:37 AM 5.3 7:42 PM Rise 7:04 PM
3 Low 1:47 PM 0.6
3 High 8:09 PM 5.9

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Today: SSW wind 8 to 11 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly
before noon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

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

Saturday: SW wind 10 to 14 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas
4 to 5 ft.

Saturday Night: SW wind 11 to 14 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Seas around 5 ft.

Sunday: WSW wind 9 to 14 kt becoming SSW in the afternoon. A slight chance
of showers and thunderstorms. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Sunday Night: SSW wind 11 to 14 kt decreasing to 7 to 10 kt after midnight.
Partly cloudy. Seas around 2 ft.

Monday: SSW wind around 6 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt. Mostly
sunny. Seas around 2 ft.

Monday Night: Variable winds 5 kt or less. Partly cloudy. Seas around 2 ft.

Tuesday: NE wind around 6 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the
afternoon. Mostly sunny. Seas around 2 ft.
Notice posted on Friday, August 21, 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.