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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Monday, August 31, 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 - BERNHARD OLDENDORFF - IN ETD 1230/31ST
KMI4 - SICHEM RUBY - ETA 1700/31ST
KMI4 - JACQUES JACOB - ETD 0100/1ST
NUCOR - CARLOA - ETA 0500/1ST

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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 EXPECTED

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM EDT MON AUG 31 2009

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

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH A BROAD AREA OF LOW
PRESSURE LOCATED ABOUT 600 MILES EAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES HAVE
BECOME BETTER ORGANIZED THIS MORNING. THIS SYSTEM COULD BECOME A
TROPICAL DEPRESSION DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO AS IT MOVES
WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT AROUND 15 MPH. THERE IS A HIGH
CHANCE...GREATER THAN 50 PERCENT...OF TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IN
THIS AREA DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS. INTERESTS IN THE LESSER
ANTILLES SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM.

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

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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with August 28, 2009.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

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

W 9 Low 5:23 AM 0.4 7:00 AM Set 11:52 AM 82
9 High 11:30 AM 6.0 7:34 PM Rise 10:14 PM
9 Low 6:02 PM 1.0
9 High 11:49 PM 5.1

Th 10 Low 6:10 AM 0.4 7:00 AM Set 12:57 PM 73
10 High 12:21 PM 6.0 7:32 PM Rise 11:02 PM
10 Low 6:58 PM 1.1

F 11 High 12:42 AM 5.0 7:01 AM Set 2:01 PM 63
11 Low 7:04 AM 0.5 7:31 PM Rise 11:59 PM
11 High 1:22 PM 6.0
11 Low 8:00 PM 1.2

Sa 12 High 1:45 AM 4.9 7:02 AM Set 3:01 PM 52
12 Low 8:06 AM 0.5 7:30 PM
12 High 2:30 PM 6.0
12 Low 9:08 PM 1.2

Su 13 High 2:56 AM 5.0 7:02 AM Rise 1:03 AM 41
13 Low 9:13 AM 0.4 7:28 PM Set 3:55 PM
13 High 3:40 PM 6.1
13 Low 10:14 PM 1.0

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Today: Variable winds 5 kt or less. Showers and thunderstorms likely,
mainly after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Seas
around 1 ft.

Tonight: Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming N 5 to 10 kt in the
evening. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Tuesday: NNE wind 10 to 13 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas
around 2 ft.

Tuesday Night: NNE wind around 14 kt. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Wednesday: NE wind around 15 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Seas around 3 ft.

Wednesday Night: NE wind 10 to 14 kt. A chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Seas around 3 ft.

Thursday: N wind 10 to 13 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas 2
to 3 ft.

Thursday Night: N wind 8 to 12 kt becoming NNW after midnight. A chance of
showers. Seas around 2 ft.

Friday: N wind 5 to 9 kt. A chance of showers. Seas around 1 ft.

Notice posted on Monday, August 31, 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.