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SubjectDatePriority
31/2300 - HURRICANE (CAT-4) DORIAN UPDATE - CHANGES ARE HIGH-LIGHTED 08/31/2019 Normal
31/1700 - HURRICANE (CAT-4) DORIAN UPDATE - CHANGES ARE HIGH-LIGHTED 08/31/2019 Normal
31/1100- HURRICANE (CAT-4) DORIAN UPDATE - CHANGES ARE HIGH-LIGHTED 08/31/2019 Normal
30/2300 - HURRICANE (CAT-4) DORIAN UPDATE - CHANGES ARE HIGH-LIGHTED 08/30/2019 Normal
30/1700 - HURRICANE (CAT-3) DORIAN UPDATE - CHANGES ARE HIGH-LIGHTED 08/30/2019 Normal
30/1100 - HURRICANE (2) DORIAN UPDATE - CHANGES ARE HIGH-LIGHTED 08/30/2019 Normal
30/0500 - HURRICANE (1) DORIAN UPDATE - CHANGES ARE HIGH-LIGHTED 08/30/2019 Normal
29/2300 - HURRICANE (1) DORIAN UPDATE - CHANGES ARE HIGH-LIGHTED - PORT CANAVERAL AND JACKSONVILLE ARE NOW IN X-RAY08/29/2019 Normal
29/1700 - HURRICANE (1) DORIAN UPDATE - CHANGES ARE HIGH-LIGHTED - KEY WEST, MIAMI, PORT EVERGLADES INTERESTS BE ADVISED08/29/2019 High
29/1200 - HURRICANE (1) DORIAN UPDATE 08/29/2019 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/29/1908/29/2019 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/29/1908/29/2019 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/29/1908/29/2019 Normal
29/0600 - HURRICANE (1) DORIAN UPDATE 08/29/2019 Normal
28/2300- HURRICANE (1) DORIAN UPDATE - CHANGES HIGH-LIGHTED08/28/2019 Normal
28/1700 - HURRICANE (1) DORIAN UPDATE - CHANGES HIGH-LIGHTED08/28/2019 Normal
28/1100 - TS DORIAN UPDATE08/28/2019 Normal
28/0800 - NHC UPDATE - TS DORIAN - TS ERIN08/28/2019 Normal
27/1700 - NHC UPDATE - TS DORIAN - TD SIX08/27/2019 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/27/1908/27/2019 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/27/1908/27/2019 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/27/1908/27/2019 Normal
27/0800 - NHC UPDATE - TS DORIAN - TD TBN ALONGSIDE USAC08/27/2019 Normal
26/1600 - NHC UPDATE - TS DORIAN FORMA - ONE SYSTEM OUTSIDE OF SE USAC08/26/2019 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/26/1908/26/2019 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/26/1908/26/2019 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/26/1908/26/2019 Normal
26/0800 - NHC UPDATE - TS DORIAN FORMA - ONE SYSTEM OUTSIDE OF SE USAC08/26/2019 Normal
1400/25 - NHC UPDATE - TS DORIAN FORMA - ONE SYSTEM OUTSIDE OF SE USAC08/25/2019 Normal
0800/25 - NHC UPDATE - TS DORIAN FORMA - ONE SYSTEM OUTSIDE OF SE USAC08/25/2019 Normal
NHC - 24/1400 UPDATE - THREE ACTIVE STORMS COULD BE FORMING08/24/2019 Normal
NHC 0200 UPDATE - TWO ACTIVE STORMS COULD BE FORMING08/24/2019 Normal
NHC - 2000 UPDATE - PLEASE NOTE POSSIBLE STORMS EFFECTING SOUTHEASTERN US08/23/2019 Normal
NHC - UPDATE - 23/1400 08/23/2019 Normal
NHC 08/23 MORNING UPDATE - CHANTEL OUT TO SEA - NEW STORM NEAR US SOUTHEAST.08/23/2019 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/21/1908/21/2019 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/21/1908/21/2019 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/21/1908/21/2019 Normal
NHC UPDATE - 08/21/19 0800 UPDATE08/21/2019 Normal
NHC update - clients in blind copy08/17/2019 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/14/1908/14/2019 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/14/1908/14/2019 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/14/1908/14/2019 Normal
Recall: SAVANNAH & WILMINGTON NEED TO ADDED TO OUR WEB PAGE08/13/2019 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:CHARLESTON DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Tuesday, August 25, 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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KMI4 - ENERGY PANTHER - ETA 25/1600 ETD 26/0930
BP - T/B INTEGRITY/650-4 ETA 25/2300 ETD 27/1300
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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: State panel to give its nod to offshore drilling
By Bo Petersen
The Post and Courier
Tuesday, August 25, 2009



Natural gas and oil exploration off the coast of South Carolina will get
a go-ahead from a state committee this week, and federal regulators in
September are expected to put some protections on thousands of square
miles of the potential drilling area where valuable deep sea coral is
found.

A feasibility study committee set up by the state Legislature will
recommend asking a federal agency to include South Carolina as one of the
states in a five-year plan that would open up exploratory natural gas
drilling off the coast, said Sen. Paul Campbell Jr., R-Goose Creek, the
committee chairman.

The recommendation states that drilling should be approved if it would
produce sufficient revenue for the state and mitigate potential harm to
tourism and the environment. It says also that the state should draw up a
comprehensive energy plan.

Campbell said exploratory drilling would occur some 60 miles or more
offshore, making it invisible from the beaches and that it can be done
safely.

"The (federal) Minerals Management Service does a heck of a job
monitoring offshore facilities," he said.

The committee, though, is far from unanimous. It is composed of
political, business and environmental representatives.

"The whole discussion has been distorted, in my opinion," said Hamilton
Davis of the Coastal Conservation

League. The emphasis on natural gas drilling has skirted the dangers of
oil drilling, and the federal permit would allow both, he said.

The recommendation is expected to be released before Sept. 1. If the
minerals agency includes the state, exploration could begin as soon as
2014 and drilling by 2018. But drilling would be far from a done deal.

Opening the Atlantic to drilling is controversial. Proponents say the
country needs new energy sources, and state officials are seeking new
revenue sources. Economic, environmental and tourism interests say the
limited potential is not worth endangering the beaches and an estimated
$16 billion per year in tourism revenue.

The region offshore is generally conceded not to have much potential for
oil production, and some industry representatives say there won't be any
urgency to looking off South Carolina.

There's evidence of natural gas here, but some geologists say the rock
formations won't hold gas in concentrations that would be cost-effective
to drill.

Environmentalists are concerned partly because energy companies tend to
drill for oil where they find natural gas.

Campbell said he hopes the recommendation will be followed through with a
letter from legislative leaders to the minerals agency. Gov. Mark
Sanford's office has opposed oil drilling. But the governor makes a
distinction between that and natural gas drilling, said Ben Fox,
communications director. The governor will look carefully at the
recommendations, "but we support further exploration and study," he said.

It's not clear how much weight the minerals agency would put on either's
support. The drilling would take place in federal waters.

Meanwhile, the South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council will vote
Sept. 18 on placing some 23,000 square miles of the Atlantic in the
Southeast off limits to most bottom fishing and dredging because it is
home to coral formations and sponges that are potentially invaluable as a
resource for everything from human medicines to the health of the ocean
itself.

The drilling would take place in those areas. The federal restrictions
would require drillers to do environmental impact studies and locate
sites to avoid the corals. The U.S. Commerce Department would have to
sign off on the council's recommendation.

"There's really nothing foreseeable that would stop the council from
recommending the document for approval," said Myra Brouwer, a SAFMC
biologist.

The council vote takes place as a team of scientists participates in a
series of submersible dives along the corals off Florida and North
Carolina to further study and chart the little known regions.

The protected areas would be miles of coral mounds and pinnacles reaching
as high as 300 feet, as well as coral on rock outcroppings as deep as
1,000 feet.

The corals are swarmed with hundreds of species of fish and other
creatures. The areas are so rich that hundreds of species can be found
within a few square meters.

"It's beautiful, absolutely beautiful. It's just a dive down in the dark
and then all of a sudden all these colors, fishes and animals appear.
It's just not what you expect in the deep ocean," said Steve Ross, a
University of North Carolina-Wilmington associate research professor who
is taking part in the project.

"I think it's possible" that exploratory drilling can be conducted
without causing significant environmental damage, Ross said. "The well-
drilling technology is quite good, the environmental monitoring is pretty
good. It's not the exploratory phase that people need to be concerned
with. It's what happens when they find something and ramp up operations."



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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

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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with August 25, 2009.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

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

F 4 Low 2:17 AM 0.5 6:57 AM Set 6:51 AM 99
4 High 8:17 AM 5.5 7:40 PM Rise 7:31 PM
4 Low 2:27 PM 0.6
4 High 8:45 PM 5.9

Sa 5 Low 2:52 AM 0.4 6:57 AM Set 7:48 AM 99
5 High 8:55 AM 5.7 7:39 PM Rise 7:59 PM
5 Low 3:07 PM 0.6
5 High 9:19 PM 5.8

Su 6 Low 3:27 AM 0.4 6:58 AM Set 8:46 AM 98
6 High 9:31 AM 5.8 7:38 PM Rise 8:27 PM
6 Low 3:47 PM 0.6
6 High 9:52 PM 5.6

M 7 Low 4:03 AM 0.3 6:59 AM Set 9:46 AM 94
7 High 10:07 AM 5.9 7:36 PM Rise 8:58 PM
7 Low 4:28 PM 0.7
7 High 10:26 PM 5.5



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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
500 AM EDT TUE AUG 25 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.
ANZ088-251500-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N OUT TO 32N 73W TO 31N 74W
500 AM EDT TUE AUG 25 2009

TODAY AND TONIGHT
E TO SE WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS MAINLY W BECOMING ISOLATED TONIGHT.

WED AND WED NIGHT
E TO SE WINDS 10 KT OR LESS...EXCEPT OVER S
PORTION 10 TO 15 KT WED. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FT WED NIGHT
WITH SE SWELL.

THU
WINDS BECOMING E TO SE AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT WITH SE SWELL.

FRI
E TO SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT BECOMING N TO NE...EXCEPT E
PORTION INCREASING TO S TO SE 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO
10 FT...HIGHEST E.

SAT
WINDS BECOMING S TO SW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 4
TO 7 FT LATE.

Notice posted on Tuesday, August 25, 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.