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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Thursday, October 29, 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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HESS - NS SILVER - ETA 11/2/09

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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:

11/04 - 1700 - SAVANNAH - PROP CLUB SOCIAL

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
11/24 - 1100 - NORFOLK - VPA MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
12/03 - 0800 - CHARLESTON NAV/OPS 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 27, 2009.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

Th 29 High 4:58 AM 5.3 7:35 AM Set 3:26 AM 76
29 Low 11:13 AM 1.2 6:31 PM Rise 4:00 PM
29 High 5:27 PM 5.4
29 Low 11:34 PM 0.8

F 30 High 5:45 AM 5.6 7:36 AM Set 4:23 AM 83
30 Low 12:04 PM 1.0 6:31 PM Rise 4:28 PM
30 High 6:12 PM 5.5

Sa 31 Low 12:17 AM 0.6 7:37 AM Set 5:22 AM 90
31 High 6:30 AM 6.0 6:30 PM Rise 4:58 PM
31 Low 12:52 PM 0.8
31 High 6:55 PM 5.5

Su 1 Low 12:59 AM 0.3 6:38 AM Set 5:23 AM 95
1 High 6:13 AM 6.3 5:29 PM Rise 4:31 PM
1 Low 12:38 PM 0.6
1 High 6:37 PM 5.5

M 2 Low 12:41 AM 0.1 6:39 AM Set 6:28 AM 98
2 High 6:56 AM 6.5 5:28 PM Rise 5:09 PM
2 Low 1:24 PM 0.4
2 High 7:19 PM 5.5

Tu 3 Low 1:25 AM 0.0 6:40 AM Set 7:35 AM 99
3 High 7:39 AM 6.6 5:27 PM Rise 5:54 PM
3 Low 2:09 PM 0.3
3 High 8:02 PM 5.5

W 4 Low 2:09 AM -0.1 6:40 AM Set 8:42 AM 98
4 High 8:24 AM 6.7 5:26 PM Rise 6:47 PM
4 Low 2:57 PM 0.4
4 High 8:47 PM 5.4

Th 5 Low 2:56 AM -0.1 6:41 AM Set 9:46 AM 94
5 High 9:12 AM 6.6 5:25 PM Rise 7:48 PM
5 Low 3:46 PM 0.4
5 High 9:36 PM 5.3

F 6 Low 3:47 AM 0.0 6:42 AM Set 10:45 AM 88
6 High 10:05 AM 6.5 5:24 PM Rise 8:55 PM
6 Low 4:38 PM 0.6
6 High 10:31 PM 5.2

Sa 7 Low 4:41 AM 0.1 6:43 AM Set 11:36 AM 79
7 High 11:02 AM 6.3 5:24 PM Rise 10:04 PM
7 Low 5:34 PM 0.7
7 High 11:33 PM 5.2

Su 8 Low 5:41 AM 0.3 6:44 AM Set 12:21 PM 69
8 High 12:03 PM 6.2 5:23 PM Rise 11:13 PM
8 Low 6:33 PM 0.7

M 9 High 12:40 AM 5.2 6:45 AM Set 12:59 PM 58
9 Low 6:45 AM 0.4 5:22 PM
9 High 1:07 PM 6.0
9 Low 7:34 PM 0.6

Tu 10 High 1:48 AM 5.4 6:46 AM Rise 12:21 AM 47
10 Low 7:53 AM 0.5 5:22 PM Set 1:33 PM
10 High 2:10 PM 5.9
10 Low 8:34 PM 0.5

W 11 High 2:53 AM 5.6 6:47 AM Rise 1:26 AM 36
11 Low 9:00 AM 0.5 5:21 PM Set 2:04 PM
11 High 3:10 PM 5.8
11 Low 9:31 PM 0.3


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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Today: ENE wind 11 to 14 kt increasing to 14 to 17 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas
2 to 3 ft.

Tonight: ENE wind around 16 kt. Partly cloudy. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Friday: NE wind 13 to 17 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Friday Night: ENE wind 9 to 13 kt becoming ESE after midnight. Partly
cloudy. Seas around 3 ft.

Saturday: SE wind around 11 kt becoming S in the afternoon. Mostly sunny.
Seas around 3 ft.

Saturday Night: S wind 10 to 15 kt becoming SW after midnight. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2am. Seas around 3 ft.

Sunday: SW wind 11 to 14 kt becoming N in the afternoon. Partly sunny. Seas
around 2 ft.

Sunday Night: N wind 7 to 10 kt. Partly cloudy. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Monday: N wind 11 to 14 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas around 3 ft.
Notice posted on Thursday, October 29, 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.