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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Monday, December 21, 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 - CHEMBULK BARCELONA - IN ETD 1900/21ST
BP - TUG INTEGRITY & 650-4 - ETA 1400/24TH

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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:
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 9, 2009.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

M 21 Low 4:21 AM 0.6 7:18 AM Rise 10:34 AM 16
21 High 10:47 AM 5.2 5:18 PM Set 10:06 PM
21 Low 5:04 PM 0.6
21 High 10:58 PM 4.5

Tu 22 Low 5:02 AM 0.8 7:19 AM Rise 11:00 AM 24
22 High 11:24 AM 4.9 5:18 PM Set 11:00 PM
22 Low 5:42 PM 0.6
22 High 11:42 PM 4.6

W 23 Low 5:49 AM 1.0 7:19 AM Rise 11:27 AM 32
23 High 12:06 PM 4.7 5:19 PM Set 11:55 PM
23 Low 6:24 PM 0.6

Th 24 High 12:31 AM 4.7 7:20 AM Rise 11:54 AM 41
24 Low 6:43 AM 1.1 5:19 PM
24 High 12:53 PM 4.6
24 Low 7:11 PM 0.5

F 25 High 1:24 AM 4.8 7:20 AM Set 12:52 AM 51
25 Low 7:44 AM 1.1 5:20 PM Rise 12:23 PM
25 High 1:46 PM 4.5
25 Low 8:03 PM 0.4

Sa 26 High 2:21 AM 5.0 7:20 AM Set 1:51 AM 61
26 Low 8:49 AM 1.0 5:21 PM Rise 12:55 PM
26 High 2:44 PM 4.4
26 Low 8:59 PM 0.3

Su 27 High 3:20 AM 5.3 7:21 AM Set 2:54 AM 71
27 Low 9:53 AM 0.8 5:21 PM Rise 1:33 PM
27 High 3:44 PM 4.4
27 Low 9:56 PM 0.0

M 28 High 4:19 AM 5.6 7:21 AM Set 4:00 AM 80
28 Low 10:54 AM 0.5 5:22 PM Rise 2:18 PM
28 High 4:42 PM 4.6
28 Low 10:53 PM -0.3

Tu 29 High 5:16 AM 6.0 7:21 AM Set 5:07 AM 88
29 Low 11:50 AM 0.2 5:23 PM Rise 3:13 PM
29 High 5:40 PM 4.8
29 Low 11:49 PM -0.6

W 30 High 6:13 AM 6.3 7:22 AM Set 6:13 AM 94
30 Low 12:44 PM -0.1 5:23 PM Rise 4:16 PM
30 High 6:35 PM 5.0

Th 31 Low 12:43 AM -0.9 7:22 AM Set 7:13 AM 98
31 High 7:07 AM 6.5 5:24 PM Rise 5:27 PM
31 Low 1:35 PM -0.4
31 High 7:29 PM 5.2

F 1 Low 1:37 AM -1.2 7:22 AM Set 8:07 AM 99
1 High 7:59 AM 6.7 5:25 PM Rise 6:41 PM
1 Low 2:24 PM -0.7
1 High 8:22 PM 5.4

Sa 2 Low 2:30 AM -1.2 7:22 AM Set 8:53 AM 98
2 High 8:50 AM 6.6 5:25 PM Rise 7:54 PM
2 Low 3:13 PM -0.8
2 High 9:16 PM 5.5

Su 3 Low 3:23 AM -1.1 7:23 AM Set 9:32 AM 93
3 High 9:41 AM 6.4 5:26 PM Rise 9:06 PM
3 Low 4:02 PM -0.8
3 High 10:11 PM 5.6

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Today: W wind 8 to 10 kt. Sunny. Seas around 2 ft.

Tonight: W wind 8 to 12 kt becoming NW after midnight. Mostly clear. Seas 1
to 2 ft.

Tuesday: NNW wind 6 to 8 kt becoming E in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas around
1 ft.

Tuesday Night: E wind 5 to 7 kt becoming NNE in the evening. Mostly clear.
Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Wednesday: NE wind 7 to 11 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Wednesday Night: NE wind 12 to 15 kt. A slight chance of showers. Seas 3 to
4 ft.

Thursday: ENE wind 16 to 19 kt. A chance of showers after 1pm. Seas 4 to 5 ft.

Thursday Night: ENE wind 19 to 21 kt. Showers likely. Seas 5 to 6 ft.

Christmas Day: ESE wind 17 to 20 kt becoming SE 14 to 17 kt in the
afternoon. A chance of showers. Seas 5 to 6 ft.
Notice posted on Monday, December 21, 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.