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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Friday, December 04, 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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KMI4 - BOW HARMONY - ETA 0600/5TH
BP - TUG INTEGRITY 650-4 - ETA 1730/6TH
KMI4 - TUG VALLANT & EVERGLADES - ETA 0400/17TH

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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:

SPA working on first draft of passenger terminal redevelopment
Staff and wire reports
Thursday, December 3, 2009



The State Ports Authority said it needs more time to prepare the first
draft of a redevelopment plan for its Charleston cruise ship terminal and
adjacent property based on feedback it has received.

Some of the key recommendations from the public are:

• Develop an effective traffic management plan for cruise-related vehicles
and pedestrians

• Build a new terminal that effectively welcomes and manages visitors

• Consider view corridors, green space, and public-use areas in and around
the terminal

• Coordinate the plan with other area planning efforts

The suggestions were submitted as part of a public planning process for
designing a new terminal and redeveloping nine acres on Charleston Harbor
at the foot of Market Street.

The SPA and its consultants had hoped to present their first report in
January but that schedule is being pushed back.

"Based on the valuable input that we have received from the public, as well
as the planning team's early analysis, the planning process schedule will
be adjusted to allow for some additional study and evaluation time," SPA
chief Jim Newsome said in a statement.

He said the revised schedule will be announced "as soon as it is available."

The redevelopment plan calls for replacing the existing terminal, which is
almost 40 years old and must be brought up to date to meet federal security
guidelines. There is no budget or timetable yet, but there is a need, as
the SPA's cruise business is picking up.

Beginning next spring, Carnival Cruise Lines will homeport its
2,056-passenger Carnival Fantasy in Charleston. Also, the 1,900-passenger
Celebrity Mercury will launch seven sailings from the downtown terminal in
2010.

The SPA has set up a Website for the redevelopment effort: UnionPierPlan.com.


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CURRENT ISSUES:
12/10 - PM Port Christmas Party
FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
01/28/2010 - 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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CURRENT SECURITY LEVEL - MARSEC 1
HURRICANE STATUS - Alert level 5/OUT OF SEASON

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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with December 3, 2009.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

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

W 16 Low 1:08 AM -0.1 7:15 AM Rise 7:29 AM 0
16 High 7:37 AM 6.0 5:16 PM Set 5:25 PM
16 Low 1:54 PM 0.1
16 High 7:40 PM 4.9

Th 17 Low 1:49 AM 0.0 7:16 AM Rise 8:16 AM 0
17 High 8:18 AM 5.9 5:16 PM Set 6:22 PM
17 Low 2:34 PM 0.2
17 High 8:20 PM 4.8

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Today: NNE wind around 9 kt. A chance of rain, mainly after 4pm. Seas
around 2 ft.

Tonight: NNE wind 6 to 10 kt becoming N after midnight. Rain, mainly after
7pm. Seas around 2 ft.

Saturday: NNW wind 11 to 16 kt becoming WNW in the morning. Rain, mainly
before 1pm. Seas around 2 ft.

Saturday Night: NNW wind around 16 kt becoming NNE after midnight. A slight
chance of showers before 1am. Seas around 2 ft.

Sunday: NNE wind 14 to 17 kt. Mostly cloudy. Seas around 3 ft.

Sunday Night: NE wind 13 to 16 kt. Mostly cloudy. Seas around 3 ft.

Monday: N wind 9 to 13 kt. Mostly cloudy. Seas around 3 ft.

Monday Night: N wind around 10 kt becoming NW after midnight. Mostly
cloudy. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Tuesday: N wind around 11 kt becoming ENE in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy.
Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Notice posted on Friday, December 04, 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.