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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Monday, November 02, 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 2000/2ND.

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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:

Oil-spots cleanup complete
Staff report
Saturday, October 31, 2009


Cleanup continues; officials say ship spilled fuel, published 10/22/09

The Coast Guard announced Friday that it had completed cleaning up the tar
balls and oil spots that were deposited on 60 miles of area shoreline after
oil slicks were spotted in the harbor Oct. 20.

Gooey, black deposits of oil and tar were removed from the beaches at
Sullivan's Island, Fort Sumter, Folly Beach and Kiawah, Seabrook and Edisto
islands, the Coast Guard said.

More than 50 people from Coast Guard Sector Charleston, the S.C. department
of Health and Environmental Control and Natural Resources, and contractors
from Moran Environmental Services participated in the 10-day cleanup.

There was no evidence of direct impact to wildlife or fisheries.
Crewmembers removed more than 2,600 bags filled with oily debris and sand
for a total effort of more than 550 man-hours at a cost of approximately
$330,000. The cost is paid by the Coast Guard National Pollution Funds
Center's oil spill liability trust fund.

The source of the spilled oil petroleum product remains under
investigation. The Coast Guard will provide an update on the investigation
when a responsible party is identified. The responsible party may be
responsible for the costs of the cleanup, plus additional civil penalties
or fines.

"We had great cooperation from our state and local agency partners, and
from the public as we quickly responded to reports of pollution," said
Capt. Michael McAllister, commander, Coast Guard Sector Charleston. "We
showed how working together to protect our environmentally sensitive
shorelines minimized the impact of this spill."


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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

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

Th 12 High 3:54 AM 5.9 6:48 AM Rise 2:31 AM 25
12 Low 10:03 AM 0.4 5:20 PM Set 2:35 PM
12 High 4:06 PM 5.7
12 Low 10:24 PM 0.1

F 13 High 4:49 AM 6.2 6:48 AM Rise 3:34 AM 16
13 Low 11:01 AM 0.2 5:20 PM Set 3:07 PM
13 High 4:59 PM 5.7
13 Low 11:14 PM 0.0

Sa 14 High 5:41 AM 6.5 6:49 AM Rise 4:38 AM 9
14 Low 11:54 AM 0.1 5:19 PM Set 3:41 PM
14 High 5:49 PM 5.6

Su 15 Low 12:02 AM -0.1 6:50 AM Rise 5:42 AM 4
15 High 6:28 AM 6.6 5:18 PM Set 4:18 PM
15 Low 12:44 PM 0.1
15 High 6:35 PM 5.5

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Today: N wind around 14 kt. Partly sunny. Seas around 3 ft.

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

Tuesday: N wind 10 to 14 kt. Sunny. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Tuesday Night: NNE wind 10 to 13 kt increasing to 13 to 16 kt after
midnight. Mostly clear. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Wednesday: NNE wind 13 to 16 kt decreasing to 10 to 13 kt in the afternoon.
Mostly sunny. Seas around 3 ft.

Wednesday Night: NNE wind 6 to 9 kt becoming NNW after midnight. Mostly
clear. Seas around 3 ft.

Thursday: N wind 8 to 10 kt. Sunny. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Thursday Night: NNE wind 9 to 13 kt. Mostly clear. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Friday: NNE wind 10 to 13 kt. Sunny. Seas around 3 ft.

Notice posted on Monday, November 02, 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.