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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Friday, October 09, 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 - SEABULK AMERICA - IN ETD 9/1500
KMI4 - LIAN YUN HU - ETA 9/1500
KMI4 - SONGA FALCON - ETA 10/0730

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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:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 8, 2009



South Carolina State Ports Authority Begins Union Pier Cruise Terminal Planning

Community residents hear about the project and opportunities for public
input at Kickoff Event



Charleston, SC – The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) began its
Union Pier Cruise Terminal planning effort today with a public Kickoff
Event at the Passenger Terminal. The project involves creating a plan for
the Union Pier Cruise Terminal and the surrounding property. Through an
open, collaborative process, the project aims to:



Create a financially viable Union Pier Cruise Terminal plan that reflects
the character and quality of historic Charleston
Comply with today’s enhanced cruise security requirements
Identify additional uses of the property for the enjoyment of
Charlestonians and betterment of the economy
Mitigate impacts on existing infrastructure such as traffic, and
Provide more access to the waterfront.


“The Ports Authority has been thinking about the future needs of the Union
Pier Cruise Terminal for some time – this is the right time to move
forward,” said SCSPA President and CEO Jim Newsome. “This project has the
potential to provide a world-class cruise terminal that conforms to current
security requirements, while also enhancing this area of the downtown
Charleston waterfront for Charleston residents and our visitors.
Throughout the planning process, we encourage the public to be involved by
attending public meetings and submitting input through our Web site
www.UnionPierPlan.com.”



The noon event was led by Newsome, who spoke about the project and
introduced the planning team, including SCSPA project manager Joe Bryant,
vice president of terminal development, and Peter Lehman, director of
planning and business development. Newsome also recognized Helen Hill,
president of the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and City of
Charleston Mayor Joe Riley.



“We have a great opportunity for the City of Charleston, this region and
the entire state to have a cruise terminal that reflects Charleston’s
character, creates new economic opportunities and provides more public
access to our historic waterfront,” said Mayor Riley. “We look forward to
hearing public input, and working with the Ports Authority and its strong
planning team.”



SCSPA has brought on Cooper, Robertson & Partners (CRP) to lead an
experienced project team and the creation of the Union Pier Cruise Terminal
Plan. Jaquelin Robertson, founding partner for CRP, introduced the
planning team at the Kickoff Event, which includes:



Cooper, Robertson & Partners – Master Planner and Team Leader
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. – Transportation Consultants
HR&A Advisors, Inc. – Financial Consultants
Bermello Ajamil & Partners – Cruise Industry Consultants
Permar, Inc. – Financial Consultants
Thomas & Hutton Engineering, Co. – Engineering Consultant
Moffatt & Nichol – Engineering Consultant
Mr. Peter Rummel – Business Consultant
Rawle Murdy – Community Outreach


Paul Milana, also of CRP, described the four-phase planning process and
opportunities for public input. The process will take an estimated four months.



Phase I – Discovery and Analysis, during which the planning team will study
the site and related economic, design, and engineering data.
Phase II – Listening and Planning, including a public ‘listening session’
currently scheduled for October 28th.
Phase III – Preliminary Plan, developed and presented to the public for
comments and input, currently planned for mid-December.
Phase IV – Union Pier Cruise Terminal Plan, to be presented to the public,
currently planned for late January.


In addition to attending the public meetings, the community is encouraged
to visit the Union Pier Cruise Terminal Web site, www.UnionPierPlan.com,
for additional information and to submit comments, questions and feedback.
More information about the late October public ‘listening session’ will be
provided in the coming weeks.



About the South Carolina State Ports Authority:

The South Carolina State Ports Authority, established by the state's
General Assembly in 1942, owns and operates public seaport facilities in
Charleston and Georgetown, handling international commerce valued at more
than $62 billion annually and receiving no direct taxpayer subsidy. An
economic development engine for the state, port operations facilitate
260,800 jobs across South Carolina and nearly $45 billion in economic
activity each year.





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CURRENT ISSUES:
10/08 - 1200 - SAVANNAH - PROP LUNCHEON
10/08 - 1800 - CHARLESTON - CWIT DINNER/AUCTION
10/10 - TBA - CWIT - LUAU AUCTION
10/13 - 1000 - SCSPA MONTHLY MEETING


FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:

10/22 - PROPELLER CLUB WELCOMES NEW PORT CEO NEWSOME
10/22 - NAV/OPS MEETING
11/04 - 1700 - SAVANNAH - PROP CLUB SOCIAL
11/24 - 1100 - NORFOLK - VPA MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
04/07-09 - SOUTHEASTERN REGIONAL PROP CLUB IN SAVANNAH

2014 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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HURRICANE STATUS - Alert level 4/Seasonal - NO STORMS EXPECTED

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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with October 8, 2009.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

F 9 Low 5:53 AM 0.4 7:20 AM Set 12:55 PM 76
9 High 12:09 PM 6.3 6:54 PM Rise 10:56 PM
9 Low 6:46 PM 1.1

Sa 10 High 12:35 AM 5.1 7:20 AM Set 1:50 PM 66
10 Low 6:51 AM 0.5 6:53 PM
10 High 1:12 PM 6.2
10 Low 7:48 PM 1.1

Su 11 High 1:42 AM 5.1 7:21 AM Rise 12:03 AM 55
11 Low 7:55 AM 0.6 6:51 PM Set 2:39 PM
11 High 2:20 PM 6.1
11 Low 8:53 PM 1.1

M 12 High 2:54 AM 5.2 7:22 AM Rise 1:12 AM 44
12 Low 9:04 AM 0.6 6:50 PM Set 3:21 PM
12 High 3:28 PM 6.1
12 Low 9:57 PM 0.9

Tu 13 High 4:03 AM 5.5 7:23 AM Rise 2:21 AM 32
13 Low 10:12 AM 0.5 6:49 PM Set 3:57 PM
13 High 4:32 PM 6.2
13 Low 10:56 PM 0.6

W 14 High 5:07 AM 5.8 7:23 AM Rise 3:28 AM 22
14 Low 11:16 AM 0.3 6:48 PM Set 4:31 PM
14 High 5:30 PM 6.3
14 Low 11:50 PM 0.3

Th 15 High 6:05 AM 6.2 7:24 AM Rise 4:35 AM 13
15 Low 12:15 PM 0.1 6:47 PM Set 5:03 PM
15 High 6:23 PM 6.3

F 16 Low 12:40 AM 0.0 7:25 AM Rise 5:40 AM 6
16 High 6:58 AM 6.5 6:45 PM Set 5:35 PM
16 Low 1:10 PM 0.0
16 High 7:12 PM 6.2

Sa 17 Low 1:27 AM -0.1 7:26 AM Rise 6:46 AM 2
17 High 7:47 AM 6.8 6:44 PM Set 6:08 PM
17 Low 2:01 PM -0.1
17 High 7:59 PM 6.1

Su 18 Low 2:12 AM -0.1 7:26 AM Rise 7:51 AM 0
18 High 8:34 AM 6.8 6:43 PM Set 6:44 PM
18 Low 2:50 PM 0.0
18 High 8:44 PM 6.0

M 19 Low 2:56 AM 0.0 7:27 AM Rise 8:56 AM 0
19 High 9:19 AM 6.8 6:42 PM Set 7:23 PM
19 Low 3:36 PM 0.2
19 High 9:27 PM 5.7

Tu 20 Low 3:38 AM 0.2 7:28 AM Rise 10:00 AM 3
20 High 10:03 AM 6.6 6:41 PM Set 8:08 PM
20 Low 4:22 PM 0.4
20 High 10:10 PM 5.5

W 21 Low 4:20 AM 0.5 7:29 AM Rise 11:00 AM 7
21 High 10:47 AM 6.3 6:40 PM Set 8:57 PM
21 Low 5:07 PM 0.7
21 High 10:53 PM 5.2

Th 22 Low 5:01 AM 0.7 7:30 AM Rise 11:55 AM 14
22 High 11:32 AM 6.0 6:39 PM Set 9:50 PM
22 Low 5:53 PM 1.0
22 High 11:37 PM 5.0



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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Today: SSW wind 7 to 10 kt increasing to 10 to 13 kt in the afternoon.
Sunny. Seas around 2 ft.

Tonight: S wind 13 to 15 kt. Partly cloudy. Seas around 3 ft.

Saturday: SW wind 11 to 14 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas around 3 ft.

Saturday Night: SW wind 6 to 10 kt becoming WNW after midnight. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2am. Seas around 2 ft.

Sunday: NW wind 6 to 10 kt becoming NE in the afternoon. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Sunday Night: NE wind 7 to 10 kt. A chance of showers. Seas around 2 ft.

Columbus Day: ENE wind 8 to 11 kt. A chance of showers. Seas around 2 ft.

Monday Night: ENE wind 7 to 10 kt becoming NNE after midnight. A chance of
showers. Seas around 2 ft.

Tuesday: N wind 8 to 11 kt becoming NNE 11 to 14 kt in the afternoon. A
chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas around 2 ft.
Notice posted on Friday, October 09, 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.