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Subject:CHARLESTON DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, November 11, 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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BP - T/B RESOLVE/650-3 - ETA 0845 ETD TBA
KMI4 - CAPE BRUNY - ETA 1800/11th
KMI4 -

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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:
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 - HURRICANE IDA

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
700 AM EST TUE NOV 10 2009

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

THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IS ISSUING ADVISORIES ON TROPICAL
STORM IDA...LOCATED ABOUT 25 MILES SOUTH OF MOBILE ALABAMA.

DISORGANIZED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LOCATED SEVERAL HUNDRED MILES
NORTH-NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH
A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE. THE PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN THE TROUGH
AND AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE TO ITS NORTH IS PRODUCING AN AREA OF
WINDS TO NEAR GALE FORCE. ANY DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM WILL
LIKELY BE SLOW TO OCCUR AS IT MOVES GENERALLY WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT
10 TO 15 MPH OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. THERE IS A LOW
CHANCE...LESS THAN 30 PERCENT...OF THIS SYSTEM BECOMING A TROPICAL
CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS
SYSTEM CAN BE FOUND IN HIGH SEAS FORECASTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE...UNDER AWIPS HEADER NFDHSFAT1 AND WMO HEADER
FZNT01 KWBC.

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


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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with November 9, 2009.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

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

M 16 Low 12:47 AM -0.1 6:51 AM Rise 6:45 AM 0
16 High 7:14 AM 6.6 5:18 PM Set 5:00 PM
16 Low 1:31 PM 0.1
16 High 7:19 PM 5.4

Tu 17 Low 1:30 AM 0.0 6:52 AM Rise 7:47 AM 0
17 High 7:57 AM 6.5 5:17 PM Set 5:47 PM
17 Low 2:15 PM 0.2
17 High 8:02 PM 5.3

W 18 Low 2:11 AM 0.2 6:53 AM Rise 8:44 AM 1
18 High 8:38 AM 6.3 5:17 PM Set 6:39 PM
18 Low 2:58 PM 0.4
18 High 8:43 PM 5.1

Th 19 Low 2:51 AM 0.4 6:54 AM Rise 9:36 AM 4
19 High 9:20 AM 6.1 5:16 PM Set 7:35 PM
19 Low 3:40 PM 0.6
19 High 9:24 PM 5.0

F 20 Low 3:31 AM 0.6 6:55 AM Rise 10:21 AM 9
20 High 10:01 AM 5.8 5:16 PM Set 8:31 PM
20 Low 4:21 PM 0.8
20 High 10:06 PM 4.8

Sa 21 Low 4:11 AM 0.8 6:56 AM Rise 11:00 AM 15
21 High 10:43 AM 5.6 5:16 PM Set 9:28 PM
21 Low 5:03 PM 1.0
21 High 10:49 PM 4.7

Su 22 Low 4:52 AM 1.0 6:57 AM Rise 11:34 AM 23
22 High 11:27 AM 5.4 5:15 PM Set 10:25 PM
22 Low 5:46 PM 1.1
22 High 11:37 PM 4.6

M 23 Low 5:39 AM 1.2 6:57 AM Rise 12:05 PM 31
23 High 12:13 PM 5.2 5:15 PM Set 11:20 PM
23 Low 6:31 PM 1.2

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Today: E wind around 13 kt. Cloudy. Seas around 6 ft.

Tonight: E wind 12 to 15 kt. Cloudy. Seas 5 to 6 ft.

Veterans Day: ESE wind 16 to 19 kt becoming NNE 20 to 23 kt in the
morning.
Cloudy. Seas around 5 ft.

Wednesday Night: NNE wind around 25 kt. Cloudy. Seas around 6 ft.

Thursday: NNE wind around 23 kt, with gusts as high as 31 kt. Mostly
cloudy. Seas around 6 ft.

Thursday Night: N wind 20 to 22 kt, with gusts as high as 29 kt. Mostly
cloudy. Seas 6 to 7 ft.

Friday: N wind 18 to 20 kt, with gusts as high as 27 kt. Partly sunny.
Seas
7 ft subsiding to 5 ft.

Friday Night: N wind 15 to 18 kt decreasing to 11 to 14 kt after midnight.
Partly cloudy. Seas 4 to 5 ft.

Saturday: N wind around 11 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas around 4 ft.



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Notice posted on Wednesday, November 11, 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.