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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, December 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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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:




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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

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

M 14 High 6:10 AM 6.1 7:14 AM Rise 5:37 AM 6
14 Low 12:26 PM 0.1 5:15 PM Set 3:42 PM
14 High 6:13 PM 4.9

Tu 15 Low 12:24 AM -0.1 7:15 AM Rise 6:35 AM 2
15 High 6:55 AM 6.1 5:15 PM Set 4:31 PM
15 Low 1:11 PM 0.1
15 High 6:58 PM 4.9

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST


Today: SSE wind 22 to 25 kt becoming S in the morning. Cloudy. Seas 7 to 8 ft.

Tonight: S wind 25 to 28 kt becoming SW 22 to 25 kt after midnight. Winds
could gust as high as 34 kt. Cloudy. Seas 9 ft subsiding to 7 ft.

Thursday: W wind 18 to 21 kt decreasing to 13 to 16 kt in the afternoon.
Partly sunny. Seas 5 ft subsiding to 3 ft.

Thursday Night: W wind 7 to 12 kt becoming N after midnight. Partly cloudy.
Seas around 2 ft.

Friday: N wind 6 to 8 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Friday Night: NNE wind 8 to 11 kt becoming NNW after midnight. Mostly
cloudy. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

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

Saturday Night: N wind around 14 kt. Mostly clear. Seas around 2 ft.

Sunday: N wind 11 to 14 kt. Sunny. Seas around 2 ft.
Notice posted on Wednesday, December 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.