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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Monday, November 30, 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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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:

CBP In Charleston Seizes Counterfeit Sports Clothing)

contacts for this news release

Charleston, S. C. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port
of Charleston seized 36.000 pieces of counterfeit Major League Baseball and
National Basketball Association team jerseys and shorts, along with other
commingled merchandise in a shipment last month, officials announced today.

CBP officers discovered the shipment of counterfeit merchandise in a
container during an examination. The cargo consisted of 2 piece boy’s sport
clothing displaying counterfeit trademarks for the Pittsburgh Pirates, New
York Yankees, New York Mets, Chicago Cubs, Florida Marlins, Texas Rangers,
Detroit Tigers, and Dallas Mavericks. After confirming the shipment was
counterfeit, the merchandise was seized on October 29. The shipment had a
domestic value of $181,694 and a total manufacturers suggested retail price
of $1,655,280.

“CBP is combating the importation of fake items and protecting the American
economy by providing enhanced training for our officers, additional
awareness and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights laws, as well as
increased outreach to the trade community," said Robert A. Fencel, CBP area
port director in Charleston. “Through these efforts, CBP will continue to
play a key role in protecting both the American consumer and domestic
businesses.”

CBP has designated intellectual property rights enforcement as a priority
trade issue. The strategic approach to enforcement is multi-layered and
includes seizing fake goods at U.S. borders, pushing the border outward
through audits of infringing importers and cooperation with our
international trading partners, and partnering with industry and other
government agencies to enhance these efforts. CBP devotes considerable
resources and personnel to the enforcement of property rights.

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CURRENT ISSUES:

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
12/03 - 0800 - CHARLESTON NAV/OPS MEETING
12/10 - PM Port Christmas Party
04/07-09 - SOUTHEASTERN REGIONAL PROP CLUB IN SAVANNAH

2014 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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CURRENT SECURITY LEVEL - MARSEC 1
HURRICANE STATUS - Alert level 4/Seasonal - no storms predicted

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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with November 25, 2009.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

M 30 High 5:43 AM 6.2 7:04 AM Set 5:14 AM 92
30 Low 12:14 PM 0.4 5:13 PM Rise 3:44 PM
30 High 6:06 PM 5.1

Tu 1 Low 12:12 AM -0.2 7:04 AM Set 6:22 AM 97
1 High 6:32 AM 6.5 5:13 PM Rise 4:34 PM
1 Low 1:03 PM 0.1
1 High 6:55 PM 5.2

W 2 Low 1:01 AM -0.5 7:05 AM Set 7:30 AM 99
2 High 7:21 AM 6.6 5:13 PM Rise 5:33 PM
2 Low 1:52 PM 0.0
2 High 7:44 PM 5.2

Th 3 Low 1:51 AM -0.6 7:06 AM Set 8:33 AM 99
3 High 8:12 AM 6.7 5:13 PM Rise 6:39 PM
3 Low 2:42 PM -0.1
3 High 8:35 PM 5.3

F 4 Low 2:42 AM -0.6 7:07 AM Set 9:29 AM 96
4 High 9:03 AM 6.7 5:13 PM Rise 7:50 PM
4 Low 3:32 PM -0.1
4 High 9:28 PM 5.3

Sa 5 Low 3:35 AM -0.5 7:08 AM Set 10:17 AM 91
5 High 9:57 AM 6.5 5:13 PM Rise 9:02 PM
5 Low 4:24 PM 0.0
5 High 10:25 PM 5.3

Su 6 Low 4:31 AM -0.4 7:08 AM Set 10:59 AM 83
6 High 10:52 AM 6.3 5:13 PM Rise 10:12 PM
6 Low 5:17 PM 0.0
6 High 11:25 PM 5.3

M 7 Low 5:29 AM -0.1 7:09 AM Set 11:35 AM 73
7 High 11:48 AM 6.0 5:13 PM Rise 11:20 PM
7 Low 6:12 PM 0.1

Tu 8 High 12:28 AM 5.3 7:10 AM Set 12:08 PM 62
8 Low 6:32 AM 0.1 5:14 PM
8 High 12:46 PM 5.7
8 Low 7:09 PM 0.1

W 9 High 1:32 AM 5.4 7:11 AM Rise 12:25 AM 51
9 Low 7:37 AM 0.3 5:14 PM Set 12:39 PM
9 High 1:45 PM 5.4
9 Low 8:06 PM 0.1

Th 10 High 2:35 AM 5.6 7:11 AM Rise 1:28 AM 40
10 Low 8:43 AM 0.4 5:14 PM Set 1:10 PM
10 High 2:44 PM 5.2
10 Low 9:03 PM 0.0

F 11 High 3:35 AM 5.8 7:12 AM Rise 2:31 AM 29
11 Low 9:45 AM 0.4 5:14 PM Set 1:42 PM
11 High 3:40 PM 5.0
11 Low 9:57 PM 0.0

Sa 12 High 4:30 AM 5.9 7:13 AM Rise 3:34 AM 20
12 Low 10:43 AM 0.3 5:14 PM Set 2:18 PM
12 High 4:35 PM 5.0
12 Low 10:49 PM -0.1

Su 13 High 5:22 AM 6.0 7:14 AM Rise 4:36 AM 12
13 Low 11:37 AM 0.2 5:15 PM Set 2:57 PM
13 High 5:26 PM 4.9
13 Low 11:38 PM -0.1

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Today: SW wind 16 to 18 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Tonight: SW wind 18 to 21 kt becoming N after midnight. A slight chance of
showers before 1am. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Tuesday: N wind 15 to 18 kt becoming NE 10 to 13 kt in the afternoon.
Sunny. Seas around 3 ft.

Tuesday Night: NE wind 11 to 14 kt becoming ESE 15 to 18 kt after midnight.
A slight chance of showers after 1am. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Wednesday: ESE wind 18 to 21 kt becoming S 22 to 25 kt in the afternoon.
Cloudy. Seas 5 ft building to 9 ft.

Wednesday Night: S wind 25 to 28 kt becoming SW 21 to 24 kt after midnight.
Cloudy. Seas 10 ft subsiding to 8 ft.

Thursday: WSW wind 18 to 20 kt. Partly sunny. Seas 7 ft subsiding to 5 ft.

Thursday Night: W wind 12 to 17 kt becoming NW after midnight. Partly
cloudy. Seas 4 ft subsiding to 2 ft.

Friday: NW wind around 12 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas around 2 ft.
Notice posted on Monday, November 30, 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.