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Subject:Daily Update - CROWLEY'S NEWEST ATB TO SERVICE BP CHARLESTON
Date:Thursday, March 20, 2008
Priority:Normal
Notice:
URGENT INFORMATION: None

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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 of 38’00 if LOA is less than 650’; Max draft of
36’00 if LOA is 650’00 or greater
Kinder Morgan – berth 1 - 40'00
Kinder Morgan - berth 2 - 40'00
Kinder Morgan - berth 3 - TBA
berth 4 – Max draft 39’00, tide needed for anything deeper than 36’00
BP - TBA
Wando Terminal – Max draft 46’00 – Max BM 187’00
North Charleston Terminal – Max 42’00 – Max BM 187’00
CST – Max draft 47’00 – Max BM 187’00

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: (PER PILOTS, AS OF 0650/20)
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KMI – CLEAR

BP - T/B 650-3 ETA 20/2200, ETS 22/AM

HESS – CLEAR

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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.

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.

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NEWS ARTICLES: (3/20) Tugboat-tanker team christened in S.C.
At first glance, it doesn't look like a fair fight: a 135-foot-long tug
boat pushing a 587-foot-long tanker — all the way from South Carolina to
Texas and back.

A crowd gathers around the tugboat Integrity at the State Ports
Authority's passenger terminal as the tug is christened by Crowley
Maritime Corp. on Wednesday. The 135-foot-long tugboat's sister ship, a
587-foot tanker called "650-4," also was christened

Crowley Maritime Corp. christened two of the latest additions to its fleet
in downtown Charleston on Wednesday, the tanker known as "650-4" and her
powerful sister ship, the tug Integrity.

The two vessels will travel back and forth between BP America plants in
Texas City, Texas, near Galveston, and the petrochemical company's
manufacturing site on the Cooper River in Wando. The tanker, which is a
barge, can carry a payload of up to 185,000 42-gallon barrels— or more
than 7.7 million gallons.

The barge does not operate under its own power. Instead, the tug propels
it by using two "pins," about 4 feet in diameter, that stick out of the
port and starboard sides of the Integrity's bow. The giant pins latch into
notches at the stern of the barge, giving the tug a firm grip to push it
along.

The arrangement, called articulated tug and barge, or ATB, allows the two
vessels to pitch independently in response to waves when under way.

The 650-4 will transport a chemical called paraxylene from Texas City to
the Charleston plant for conversion into purified terephthalic acid, or
PTA, which is used to make polyester products such as plastic soda
bottles.

BP's local plant is the largest producer of PTA in North America, said
Robert Genovese, a BP division president based in Naperville, Ill., who
attended the ceremony at the State Ports Authority's cruise terminal.

The christening was held in Charleston to recognize Crowley's relationship
with BP, said Steven Collar, a senior vice president and general manager
of the Jacksonville, Fla.-based shipping line.

The vessels will be crewed by nine Crowley personnel and chartered
exclusively to BP. The journey between the East and Gulf coasts typically
will take about 4 1/2 to 5 days, Genovese said, which is about a day and a
half faster than with earlier-generation vessels.

Also, the 650-4's double-hull construction helps protect against
environmental damage should the tanker become involved in an accident,
Genovese said.

The tanker, still spotless and clean after three voyages, took three years
to build at the VT Halter Marine yard in Pascagoula, Miss.

"It's a huge piece of equipment," said Tom B. Crowley Jr., Crowley's
president, chairman and chief executive.



CURRENT ISSUES: 03/20 - 0800 - NAVIGATION & OPERATIONS MEETING
03/20 - 1800 - PROPELLOR CLUB DINNER

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:

04/07-08 - PORT PRODUCTIVITY CONFERENCE
04/08 - 1900 - CHARLESTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING
04/16 - 0800 - MARITIME ASSOCIATION MONTHLY BOD MEETING (DATE TO BE
CONFIRMED)
04/17 - 0800 - NAVIGATION & OPERATIONS MEETING
04/17 - 1800 - PROPELLOR CLUB DINNER (DATE TO BE CONFIRMED)
04/22 - 1900 - CHARLESTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING

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CURRENT HURRICANE ALERT STATUS - OUT OF SEASON
Seaport Security Alert currently at YELLOW/ELEVATED - MARSEC 1
Airport Security Alert currently at ORANGE/HIGH

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TIDE INFORMATION:

Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

Th 20 Low 1:39 AM -0.3 7:23 AM Set 6:38 AM 96
20 High 7:51 AM 5.6 7:31 PM Rise 6:45 PM
20 Low 2:03 PM -0.2
20 High 8:18 PM 5.7

F 21 Low 2:25 AM -0.4 7:21 AM Set 7:05 AM 99
21 High 8:31 AM 5.5 7:32 PM Rise 7:43 PM
21 Low 2:42 PM -0.2
21 High 8:58 PM 5.8

Sa 22 Low 3:08 AM -0.3 7:20 AM Set 7:31 AM 99
22 High 9:09 AM 5.4 7:33 PM Rise 8:40 PM
22 Low 3:18 PM -0.2
22 High 9:36 PM 5.8

Su 23 Low 3:49 AM -0.2 7:19 AM Set 7:58 AM 98
23 High 9:44 AM 5.2 7:34 PM Rise 9:38 PM
23 Low 3:52 PM 0.0
23 High 10:12 PM 5.8

M 24 Low 4:29 AM 0.1 7:17 AM Set 8:27 AM 95
24 High 10:20 AM 5.0 7:34 PM Rise 10:36 PM
24 Low 4:25 PM 0.2
24 High 10:47 PM 5.6

Tu 25 Low 5:07 AM 0.3 7:16 AM Set 8:59 AM 90
25 High 10:55 AM 4.7 7:35 PM Rise 11:35 PM
25 Low 4:57 PM 0.4
25 High 11:22 PM 5.4

W 26 Low 5:46 AM 0.5 7:15 AM Set 9:36 AM 84
26 High 11:32 AM 4.5 7:36 PM
26 Low 5:31 PM 0.6

Th 27 High 12:01 AM 5.2 7:13 AM Rise 12:32 AM 77
27 Low 6:28 AM 0.8 7:36 PM Set 10:19 AM
27 High 12:12 PM 4.3
27 Low 6:10 PM 0.8

F 28 High 12:44 AM 5.0 7:12 AM Rise 1:27 AM 68
28 Low 7:13 AM 1.0 7:37 PM Set 11:07 AM
28 High 12:57 PM 4.2
28 Low 6:56 PM 0.9

Sa 29 High 1:36 AM 4.9 7:11 AM Rise 2:19 AM 59
29 Low 8:06 AM 1.1 7:38 PM Set 12:01 PM
29 High 1:51 PM 4.1
29 Low 7:52 PM 1.0

Su 30 High 2:36 AM 4.8 7:10 AM Rise 3:05 AM 50
30 Low 9:04 AM 1.1 7:39 PM Set 1:00 PM
30 High 2:51 PM 4.2
30 Low 8:57 PM 1.0

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MARINE WEATHER:

CAPE FEAR TO 31N OUT TO 32N 73W TO 31N 74W
430 AM EDT THU MAR 20 2008

GALE WARNING


TODAY
SW WINDS 30 TO 40 KT...EXCEPT W OF 1000 FM W 25 TO 35
KT EARLY. WINDS BECOMING NW THROUGHOUT AND DIMINISHING TO 15 TO
25 KT LATE. SEAS 8 TO 13 FT...EXCEPT E OF 1000 FM 13 TO 17 FT
EARLY...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT E OF 1000 FM 8 TO 13 FT
LATE...HIGHEST NE. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS ENDING LATE.

TONIGHT
WINDS BECOMING N TO NE 15 TO 20 KT BY MORNING. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT E OF 1000 FM 6 TO 12
FT...HIGHEST FAR NE.

FRI
WINDS DIMINISHING TO VARIABLE 10 KT OR LESS. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT E OF 1000 FM 5 TO 9 FT...HIGHEST
FAR NE.

FRI NIGHT
WINDS BECOMING S TO SW 10 TO 20 KT...HIGHEST NW.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FT...EXCEPT E OF 1000 FM 4 TO 7 FT...HIGHEST FAR NE.

SAT
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS BECOMING 3 TO 6 FT...HIGHEST
NE.

SUN
WINDS SHIFTING TO NE 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT.

MON
NE WINDS INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT EARLY...THEN SHIFTING
NW LATE. SEAS BUILDING TO 8 TO 13 FT.

Notice posted on Thursday, March 20, 2008

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.