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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Priority:Normal
Notice:

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: NONE

SPA to hold community meeting on passenger terminal plan


Staff Report
Published Feb. 8, 2010

The S.C. State Ports Authority will hold a public meeting at 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday to discuss its downtown cruise terminal master plan.

The community meeting, which should last until about 2 p.m., will be at the
Union Pier passenger terminal, located at 196 Concord St.

At the meeting, the planning team will present a plan concept. Afterward,
participants can discuss the concept further with team members during
breakout sessions.


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CURRENT ISSUES:

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
02/09/2010 - 1145 CWIT LUNCHEON
02/09/2010 - 1230 CRUISE TERMINAL PLANNING 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 February 8, 2010.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

Tu 9 High 4:35 AM 5.1 7:08 AM Rise 4:11 AM 22
9 Low 10:48 AM 0.5 6:00 PM Set 2:09 PM
9 High 4:37 PM 4.3
9 Low 10:54 PM 0.3

W 10 High 5:26 AM 5.2 7:07 AM Rise 4:55 AM 15
10 Low 11:37 AM 0.4 6:01 PM Set 3:05 PM
10 High 5:28 PM 4.4
10 Low 11:43 PM 0.1

Th 11 High 6:12 AM 5.3 7:06 AM Rise 5:34 AM 9
11 Low 12:21 PM 0.2 6:01 PM Set 4:02 PM
11 High 6:15 PM 4.6

F 12 Low 12:28 AM 0.0 7:06 AM Rise 6:08 AM 4
12 High 6:53 AM 5.4 6:02 PM Set 4:58 PM
12 Low 1:01 PM 0.1
12 High 6:57 PM 4.8

Sa 13 Low 1:09 AM 0.0 7:05 AM Rise 6:39 AM 1
13 High 7:32 AM 5.4 6:03 PM Set 5:53 PM
13 Low 1:38 PM 0.0
13 High 7:37 PM 4.9

Su 14 Low 1:47 AM -0.1 7:04 AM Rise 7:07 AM 0
14 High 8:07 AM 5.4 6:04 PM Set 6:48 PM
14 Low 2:13 PM -0.1
14 High 8:13 PM 5.0

M 15 Low 2:23 AM 0.0 7:03 AM Rise 7:34 AM 0
15 High 8:41 AM 5.3 6:05 PM Set 7:43 PM
15 Low 2:45 PM -0.1
15 High 8:47 PM 5.1

Tu 16 Low 2:59 AM 0.1 7:02 AM Rise 8:00 AM 2
16 High 9:12 AM 5.1 6:06 PM Set 8:38 PM
16 Low 3:17 PM -0.1
16 High 9:19 PM 5.1

W 17 Low 3:34 AM 0.2 7:01 AM Rise 8:27 AM 6
17 High 9:42 AM 4.9 6:07 PM Set 9:34 PM
17 Low 3:50 PM 0.0
17 High 9:51 PM 5.1

Th 18 Low 4:12 AM 0.3 7:00 AM Rise 8:56 AM 12
18 High 10:12 AM 4.7 6:08 PM Set 10:32 PM
18 Low 4:25 PM 0.0
18 High 10:27 PM 5.2

F 19 Low 4:54 AM 0.4 6:59 AM Rise 9:29 AM 19
19 High 10:48 AM 4.6 6:08 PM Set 11:32 PM
19 Low 5:06 PM 0.1
19 High 11:09 PM 5.2

Sa 20 Low 5:42 AM 0.6 6:58 AM Rise 10:06 AM 28
20 High 11:31 AM 4.4 6:09 PM
20 Low 5:52 PM 0.1

Su 21 High 12:00 AM 5.2 6:57 AM Set 12:35 AM 38
21 Low 6:39 AM 0.7 6:10 PM Rise 10:50 AM
21 High 12:25 PM 4.3
21 Low 6:48 PM 0.1

M 22 High 1:02 AM 5.2 6:55 AM Set 1:37 AM 48
22 Low 7:44 AM 0.7 6:11 PM Rise 11:41 AM
22 High 1:31 PM 4.2
22 Low 7:53 PM 0.1

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Today: E wind 11 to 13 kt becoming SSW in the afternoon. A chance of
showers, mainly after 11am. Seas around 3 ft.

Tonight: SW wind 10 to 15 kt becoming W 25 to 30 kt. A chance of showers,
mainly before 11pm. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Wednesday: WNW wind 24 to 29 kt. Sunny. Seas around 5 ft.

Wednesday Night: WNW wind 19 to 24 kt, with gusts as high as 31 kt. Clear.
Seas 4 to 5 ft.

Thursday: WNW wind 14 to 19 kt. Sunny. Seas 4 ft subsiding to 2 ft.

Thursday Night: NW wind 11 to 14 kt becoming N after midnight. Partly
cloudy. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Friday: N wind 7 to 11 kt. Partly sunny. Seas around 1 ft.

Friday Night: NNW wind 7 to 10 kt. Mostly cloudy. Seas around 1 ft.

Saturday: NNW wind 10 to 12 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas around 1 ft.
Notice posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2010

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.