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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Thursday, February 25, 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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BP - TUG RESOLVE & 650-3 - ETA 1430/28TH
KMI4 - MAHANADI SPIRIT - ETA 28TH AM ??

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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:
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

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

W 10 High 4:00 AM 4.9 6:36 AM Rise 3:33 AM 29
10 Low 10:14 AM 0.8 6:24 PM Set 1:55 PM
10 High 4:07 PM 4.4
10 Low 10:26 PM 0.6

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST


Synopsis...COLD HIGH PRES WILL PERSIST OVER THE AREA THROUGH FRI. AN AREA
OF LOW PRES WILL PASS WELL S OF THE WATERS SAT...WITH HIGH PRES RETURNING
FOR SUN. A STRONG STORM SYSTEM COULD AFFECT THE AREA BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT
WEEK.
Today: WNW wind around 23 kt, with gusts as high as 30 kt. Sunny. Seas 3 to
4 ft.

Tonight: WNW wind 20 to 23 kt decreasing to 17 to 20 kt in the evening.
Clear. Seas around 4 ft.

Friday: W wind 19 to 22 kt, with gusts as high as 29 kt. Sunny. Seas around
4 ft.

Friday Night: W wind 16 to 20 kt. Clear. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Saturday: W wind 15 to 17 kt. Sunny. Seas around 3 ft.

Saturday Night: WNW wind around 16 kt. Mostly clear. Seas around 3 ft.

Sunday: WNW wind 13 to 15 kt becoming W in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas 2 to
3 ft.

Sunday Night: W wind 12 to 14 kt becoming NNW after midnight. Mostly clear.
Seas around 2 ft.

Monday: NNW wind 9 to 12 kt becoming W in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Notice posted on Thursday, February 25, 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.