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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, August 26, 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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BP - T/B INTEGRITY/650-4 - IN 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: 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

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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

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

Tu 8 Low 4:41 AM 0.3 6:59 AM Set 10:48 AM 89
8 High 10:45 AM 5.9 7:35 PM Rise 9:33 PM
8 Low 5:13 PM 0.8
8 High 11:04 PM 5.3

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Today: Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming E 5 to 8 kt in the morning.
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas around 3 ft.

Tonight: E wind 5 to 8 kt becoming NE after midnight. A slight chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Seas around 3 ft.

Thursday: ENE wind 6 to 11 kt increasing to 11 to 16 kt in the afternoon. A
slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10am, then a slight
chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Seas around 3 ft.

Thursday Night: ENE wind 13 to 15 kt. Mostly cloudy. Seas around 4 ft.

Friday: NNE wind around 14 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms,
mainly after noon. Seas around 4 ft.

Friday Night: NNW wind 10 to 12 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Seas around 4 ft.

Saturday: NNW wind 9 to 13 kt becoming SSW in the afternoon. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Seas around 3 ft.

Saturday Night: SSW wind around 12 kt. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Seas around 3 ft.

Sunday: SW wind 9 to 11 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas around 2 ft.

Notice posted on Wednesday, August 26, 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 pr├ęcis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.