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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Tuesday, April 06, 2010
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 - 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 - BOW CHEETAH - ETA 1200/7TH
BP - TUG INTEGRITY & 650-4 - ETA 1500/8TH

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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:
04/07/10 - SOUTHEASTERN REGIONAL PROP CLUB IN SAVANNAH
04/13/10 - 1800 CWIT ANNUAL SOIREE

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES
04/15/10 - 1130 - 1400 VESSEL TRAFFIC CLOSED DUE TO AIR SHOW
04/15/10 - 1500 - 1600 VESSEL TRAFFIC CLOSED DUE TO AIR SHOW
04/16/10 - 1430 - 1600 VESSEL TRAFFIC CLOSED DUE TO AIR SHOW
04/17/10 - 1330 - 1600 VESSEL TRAFFIC CLOSED DUE TO AIR SHOW
04/18/10 - 1330 - 1600 VESSEL TRAFFIC CLOSED DUE TO AIR SHOW

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 March 31, 2010.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

Tu 6 High 2:22 AM 5.0 7:01 AM Rise 2:29 AM 55
6 Low 8:42 AM 0.9 7:43 PM Set 12:47 PM
6 High 2:35 PM 4.4
6 Low 8:48 PM 1.1

W 7 High 3:19 AM 4.9 7:00 AM Rise 3:08 AM 45
7 Low 9:38 AM 1.0 7:44 PM Set 1:44 PM
7 High 3:34 PM 4.4
7 Low 9:50 PM 1.1

Th 8 High 4:15 AM 4.9 6:59 AM Rise 3:41 AM 36
8 Low 10:30 AM 0.9 7:45 PM Set 2:39 PM
8 High 4:31 PM 4.6
8 Low 10:49 PM 1.0

F 9 High 5:08 AM 4.9 6:57 AM Rise 4:11 AM 27
9 Low 11:19 AM 0.7 7:45 PM Set 3:34 PM
9 High 5:24 PM 4.8
9 Low 11:43 PM 0.8

Sa 10 High 5:56 AM 5.0 6:56 AM Rise 4:39 AM 19
10 Low 12:03 PM 0.5 7:46 PM Set 4:29 PM
10 High 6:12 PM 5.1

Su 11 Low 12:31 AM 0.6 6:55 AM Rise 5:06 AM 12
11 High 6:41 AM 5.0 7:47 PM Set 5:24 PM
11 Low 12:44 PM 0.3
11 High 6:57 PM 5.4

M 12 Low 1:15 AM 0.5 6:54 AM Rise 5:33 AM 6
12 High 7:23 AM 5.1 7:47 PM Set 6:20 PM
12 Low 1:22 PM 0.1
12 High 7:37 PM 5.7

Tu 13 Low 1:57 AM 0.3 6:52 AM Rise 6:02 AM 2
13 High 8:02 AM 5.1 7:48 PM Set 7:18 PM
13 Low 2:00 PM 0.0
13 High 8:15 PM 5.9

W 14 Low 2:37 AM 0.2 6:51 AM Rise 6:33 AM 0
14 High 8:40 AM 5.0 7:49 PM Set 8:18 PM
14 Low 2:37 PM -0.1
14 High 8:51 PM 6.0

Th 15 Low 3:17 AM 0.1 6:50 AM Rise 7:07 AM 0
15 High 9:17 AM 5.0 7:50 PM Set 9:20 PM
15 Low 3:15 PM -0.1
15 High 9:28 PM 6.0

F 16 Low 3:58 AM 0.1 6:49 AM Rise 7:48 AM 1
16 High 9:53 AM 4.9 7:50 PM Set 10:22 PM
16 Low 3:55 PM -0.1
16 High 10:05 PM 6.1

Sa 17 Low 4:40 AM 0.2 6:48 AM Rise 8:34 AM 6
17 High 10:32 AM 4.8 7:51 PM Set 11:24 PM
17 Low 4:38 PM 0.0
17 High 10:47 PM 6.0

Su 18 Low 5:25 AM 0.3 6:46 AM Rise 9:28 AM 12
18 High 11:15 AM 4.7 7:52 PM
18 Low 5:25 PM 0.0
18 High 11:35 PM 5.9

M 19 Low 6:15 AM 0.4 6:45 AM Set 12:22 AM 20
19 High 12:06 PM 4.7 7:53 PM Rise 10:29 AM
19 Low 6:17 PM 0.1


========OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST==========

Synopsis...HIGH PRES WILL PREVAIL OVER THE SW ATLC THROUGH EARLY THU. A
COLD FRONT WILL THEN APPROACH FROM THE NW AND PASS THROUGH THE COASTAL
WATERS THU NIGHT...BEFORE HIGH PRES RETURNS FRI AND SAT.
Today...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming S 15 kt late. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Tonight...SW winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Seas 3 ft.

Wed...SW winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

Wed Night...S winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Thu...S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.

Thu Night...SW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W late. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A
chance of showers and tstms.

Fri...NW winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4
ft...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers.

Sat...N winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

mariners are reminded that winds and seas can be higher in and near tstms.


Notice posted on Tuesday, April 06, 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.