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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, February 24, 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 - 30'00"
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 - FREJA SPRING - ETA 1200/27TH
BP - TUG RESOLVE AND 650-4 - ETA 1430/18TH

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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 signs letter of intent to sell Port of Port Royal


By Daniel Brock
dbrock@scbiznews.com
Published Feb. 23, 2010

The S.C. State Ports authority may at last have a buyer for its beleaguered
Port Royal facilities.

The authority signed a letter of intent to sell the property on Feb. 5,
though officials have declined to release the potential buyer’s name and
other details until after the deal has been finalized.

Officials put the timetable for completion of the sale at six to nine months.

“We continue to remain hopeful that work will be done to advance the sale
in a reasonable timeframe,” SPA spokesman Byron Miller said.

The development tract — which includes 51 water-front and high-ground acres
along the confluence of Battery Creek and the Beaufort River — had been
listed by Columbia-based commercial real estate firm NAI Avant

The latest asking price before the letter of intent was signed — a move
that essentially took the facility off the market — was about $20 million,
down some $7 million from the listing’s highest asking price several years ago.

NAI Avant officials declined to comment of specifics of the deal, but
Miller said that legislative and bond requirements mandate that the
property be sold at a fair market price.

Town of Port Royal officials are cautiously optimistic about the deal. But
they’ve seen plans scuttled on the precipice of completion in the past.

“For the last 100 years, every time Port Royal has been on the cusp of
something big something has happened,” Port Royal Town Manager Van Willis
said. “We’ve had a famine or a hurricane, and, during the last sale
attempt, we were hit with the economic downturn.”

Efforts to sell the port go back as far as 2004 when the SPA was mandated
to jettison the property by the S.C. Legislature. The port went back on the
market in March 2008 after port Royal Harbour LLC backed out of a $26
million bid to buy it.

The plan then, and now, was to build a residential community surrounding
shops and restaurants on the Beaufort River.

In December, the state Budget and Control Board allowed the ports authority
more time for the sale of the Port Royal facility. Originally, the property
was to revert to the board’s ownership if its sale wasn’t completed by the
end of 2009.

“In this economy, anyone willing to step up and engage in the project, we
take more seriously than previous potential buyers,” Willis said. “Having
met with this group, we’re confident that they have the wherewithal to make
it happen.”

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CURRENT ISSUES:

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
02/25/2010 - 0815 NAV/OPS MEETING
02/25/2010 - PROPELLOR CLUB OYSTER ROAST
03/09/2010 - 1145 CWIT LUNCHEON
FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES
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 17, 2010.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

W 24 High 3:25 AM 5.5 6:53 AM Set 3:35 AM 70
24 Low 10:02 AM 0.4 6:13 PM Rise 1:48 PM
24 High 3:55 PM 4.6
24 Low 10:11 PM -0.4

Th 25 High 4:33 AM 5.8 6:52 AM Set 4:27 AM 80
25 Low 11:03 AM 0.0 6:14 PM Rise 3:00 PM
25 High 5:01 PM 5.0
25 Low 11:14 PM -0.7

F 26 High 5:35 AM 6.0 6:51 AM Set 5:12 AM 88
26 Low 11:58 AM -0.4 6:14 PM Rise 4:13 PM
26 High 6:01 PM 5.5

Sa 27 Low 12:13 AM -1.1 6:50 AM Set 5:52 AM 95
27 High 6:30 AM 6.3 6:15 PM Rise 5:25 PM
27 Low 12:50 PM -0.8
27 High 6:57 PM 5.9

Su 28 Low 1:08 AM -1.3 6:49 AM Set 6:29 AM 99
28 High 7:22 AM 6.3 6:16 PM Rise 6:36 PM
28 Low 1:38 PM -1.0
28 High 7:50 PM 6.2

M 1 Low 2:01 AM -1.3 6:47 AM Set 7:03 AM 99
1 High 8:11 AM 6.3 6:17 PM Rise 7:46 PM
1 Low 2:25 PM -1.1
1 High 8:41 PM 6.3

Tu 2 Low 2:53 AM -1.2 6:46 AM Set 7:38 AM 97
2 High 8:59 AM 6.0 6:18 PM Rise 8:55 PM
2 Low 3:11 PM -1.1
2 High 9:31 PM 6.3

W 3 Low 3:44 AM -1.0 6:45 AM Set 8:13 AM 92
3 High 9:46 AM 5.7 6:18 PM Rise 10:03 PM
3 Low 3:57 PM -0.8
3 High 10:20 PM 6.2

Th 4 Low 4:35 AM -0.6 6:44 AM Set 8:51 AM 85
4 High 10:33 AM 5.3 6:19 PM Rise 11:09 PM
4 Low 4:44 PM -0.5
4 High 11:11 PM 5.9

F 5 Low 5:28 AM -0.2 6:43 AM Set 9:33 AM 77
5 High 11:22 AM 4.9 6:20 PM
5 Low 5:33 PM -0.1

Sa 6 High 12:04 AM 5.6 6:41 AM Rise 12:13 AM 67
6 Low 6:22 AM 0.2 6:21 PM Set 10:18 AM
6 High 12:13 PM 4.6
6 Low 6:26 PM 0.3

Su 7 High 1:01 AM 5.2 6:40 AM Rise 1:12 AM 57
7 Low 7:20 AM 0.6 6:21 PM Set 11:09 AM
7 High 1:09 PM 4.4
7 Low 7:23 PM 0.6

M 8 High 2:01 AM 5.0 6:39 AM Rise 2:05 AM 47
8 Low 8:20 AM 0.8 6:22 PM Set 12:03 PM
8 High 2:09 PM 4.2
8 Low 8:26 PM 0.7

Tu 9 High 3:02 AM 4.9 6:38 AM Rise 2:52 AM 38
9 Low 9:19 AM 0.8 6:23 PM Set 12:59 PM
9 High 3:09 PM 4.2
9 Low 9:28 PM 0.7

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...A COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE REGION THIS EVENING...
FOLLOWED BY COLD HIGH PRES THU THROUGH FRI. AN AREA OF LOW PRES WILL PASS
OFFSHORE SAT...WITH HIGH PRES RETURNING FOR SUN. A STRONG STORM SYSTEM
COULD AFFECT THE AREA EARLY NEXT WEEK.
Today: W wind around 10 kt. A chance of rain after 1pm. Seas around 2 ft.

Tonight: WNW wind 10 to 13 kt increasing to 16 to 19 kt after midnight. A
chance of rain, mainly before 10pm. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Thursday: WNW wind 19 to 23 kt, with gusts as high as 30 kt. Sunny. Seas
around 3 ft.

Thursday Night: WNW wind 19 to 22 kt decreasing to 16 to 19 kt after
midnight. Winds could gust as high as 29 kt. Clear. Seas around 4 ft.

Friday: W wind 16 to 21 kt, with gusts as high as 27 kt. Sunny. Seas around
3 ft.

Friday Night: WNW wind 16 to 19 kt decreasing to 13 to 16 kt after
midnight. Partly cloudy. Seas around 3 ft.

Saturday: WNW wind 12 to 14 kt becoming WSW in the afternoon. Mostly sunny.
Seas around 2 ft.

Saturday Night: WSW wind 11 to 13 kt becoming WNW after midnight. Partly
cloudy. Seas around 2 ft.

Sunday: WNW wind 10 to 12 kt becoming W in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas
around 2 ft.
Notice posted on Wednesday, February 24, 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.