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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Tuesday, October 13, 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:

SPA to demonstrate cleaner operations today
Associated Press
Tuesday, October 13, 2009


The South Carolina State Ports Authority is marking World Maritime Day by
showing ways it's working with port customers to reduce air pollution.

Port President and CEO Jim Newsome is scheduled to join Coast Guard
officers and representatives of the South Carolina maritime community
Tuesday at the authority's Wando-Welch Terminal in Mount Pleasant.

They will show equipment ranging from tugs and cranes to a pilot boat and
trucks that are operating more cleanly.

The authority is working with the federal government and private companies
in a $3.5 million effort to install cleaner engines on equipment.

Cleaner engines are being installed on container-lifting equipment, two
tugs, a dredge and 40 trucks in a project to be completed next October.


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CURRENT ISSUES:
10/13 - 1000 - SCSPA MONTHLY MEETING
10/22 - PROPELLER CLUB WELCOMES NEW PORT CEO NEWSOME
10/22 - NAV/OPS MEETING

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:

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

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

F 23 Low 5:44 AM 1.0 7:30 AM Rise 12:44 PM 21
23 High 12:19 PM 5.7 6:38 PM Set 10:46 PM
23 Low 6:40 PM 1.3

Sa 24 High 12:25 AM 4.8 7:31 AM Rise 1:27 PM 30
24 Low 6:30 AM 1.3 6:36 PM Set 11:43 PM
24 High 1:10 PM 5.5
24 Low 7:29 PM 1.5

Su 25 High 1:17 AM 4.7 7:32 AM Rise 2:03 PM 39
25 Low 7:22 AM 1.5 6:35 PM
25 High 2:03 PM 5.4
25 Low 8:21 PM 1.5

M 26 High 2:13 AM 4.7 7:33 AM Set 12:39 AM 48
26 Low 8:19 AM 1.5 6:34 PM Rise 2:36 PM
26 High 2:57 PM 5.3
26 Low 9:13 PM 1.5

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Today: N wind 11 to 14 kt decreasing to 8 to 11 kt in the afternoon.
Partly sunny. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Tonight: NE wind 7 to 9 kt. Mostly cloudy. Seas around 2 ft.

Wednesday: NE wind 10 to 13 kt increasing to 15 to 18 kt in the afternoon.
A chance of showers before 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms
between 11am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after
2pm. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Wednesday Night: ENE wind around 15 kt becoming NNW in the evening.
Showers, mainly before 11pm. Seas around 3 ft.

Thursday: N wind 13 to 15 kt. A chance of showers. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Thursday Night: NNE wind 11 to 14 kt. Showers likely, mainly after 2am.
Seas around 3 ft.

Friday: N wind around 15 kt. A chance of showers. Seas around 3 ft.

Friday Night: N wind 13 to 15 kt becoming NW after midnight. Mostly cloudy.
Seas around 3 ft.

Saturday: NW wind around 12 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Notice posted on Tuesday, October 13, 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.