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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Monday, April 19, 2010
Priority:Normal
Notice:
URGENT INFORMATION: CHARLESTON PILOTS REPORT SHOALING IN DANIEL ISLAND
REACH. THE SHOALING WAS CAUSED BY A PIPE FROM A DREDGE RUPTURING.
TEMPORARY TIDE RESTRICTIONS FOR VESSELS OVER 38' IN DRAFT ARE IN PLACE
UNTIL SHOALING IS RESOLVED.

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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PASSNGR TERM - CELEBRITY MERCURY - IN ETA 1800/19TH
BP - TUG RESOLVE & 650-3 - IN ETD 0800/20TH
KMI 1 - KING YUKON - IN ETD 4/25/10

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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:

Cruise Notice

The Celebrity Mercury will return on Monday, April 19, 2010 for her final
"turnaround" call of 2010 -- guests that departed on the Mercury's
previous sailing will return early that morning, and guests will board the
ship to sail on the next cruise later that day.

From about 11 am until the embarkation process is completed, a small
portion of Concord Street will be closed from north of Market Street to the
intersection south of Hasell Street on Washington Street. For access to
and from areas north of Union Pier Terminal, such as the Aquarium,
Fountainwalk and Gadsden Wharf residential units, drivers may use Laurens,
Calhoun and Charlotte streets during the embarkation.

The Mercury will transit the Panama Canal and debark passengers in
California, not returning to Charleston until this fall for a port-of-call.
The next cruise ship visit is the Seven Seas Navigator, which is scheduled
to arrive for a port-of-call on April 27.



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CURRENT ISSUES:
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
04/22/10 0800 - NAV/OPS MEETING
FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES

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 April 16, 2010.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

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

Tu 20 High 12:30 AM 5.8 6:44 AM Set 1:15 AM 29
20 Low 7:10 AM 0.4 7:53 PM Rise 11:34 AM
20 High 1:06 PM 4.7
20 Low 7:17 PM 0.2

W 21 High 1:31 AM 5.7 6:43 AM Set 2:02 AM 40
21 Low 8:10 AM 0.4 7:54 PM Rise 12:42 PM
21 High 2:13 PM 4.8
21 Low 8:23 PM 0.3

Th 22 High 2:37 AM 5.6 6:42 AM Set 2:43 AM 51
22 Low 9:12 AM 0.3 7:55 PM Rise 1:50 PM
22 High 3:22 PM 5.0
22 Low 9:33 PM 0.2

F 23 High 3:43 AM 5.6 6:41 AM Set 3:20 AM 62
23 Low 10:13 AM 0.1 7:55 PM Rise 2:58 PM
23 High 4:28 PM 5.4
23 Low 10:40 PM 0.1

Sa 24 High 4:46 AM 5.6 6:40 AM Set 3:55 AM 73
24 Low 11:11 AM -0.2 7:56 PM Rise 4:05 PM
24 High 5:30 PM 5.8
24 Low 11:44 PM -0.2

Su 25 High 5:45 AM 5.6 6:39 AM Set 4:28 AM 83
25 Low 12:05 PM -0.4 7:57 PM Rise 5:12 PM
25 High 6:27 PM 6.2

M 26 Low 12:42 AM -0.4 6:37 AM Set 5:02 AM 91
26 High 6:40 AM 5.6 7:58 PM Rise 6:19 PM
26 Low 12:56 PM -0.6
26 High 7:20 PM 6.5

Tu 27 Low 1:37 AM -0.5 6:36 AM Set 5:37 AM 96
27 High 7:32 AM 5.6 7:58 PM Rise 7:27 PM
27 Low 1:45 PM -0.7
27 High 8:10 PM 6.7

W 28 Low 2:28 AM -0.6 6:35 AM Set 6:16 AM 99
28 High 8:22 AM 5.5 7:59 PM Rise 8:34 PM
28 Low 2:32 PM -0.6
28 High 8:58 PM 6.7

Th 29 Low 3:17 AM -0.5 6:34 AM Set 7:00 AM 99
29 High 9:10 AM 5.3 8:00 PM Rise 9:39 PM
29 Low 3:17 PM -0.4
29 High 9:45 PM 6.5

F 30 Low 4:05 AM -0.3 6:33 AM Set 7:48 AM 97
30 High 9:56 AM 5.1 8:01 PM Rise 10:40 PM
30 Low 4:02 PM -0.2
30 High 10:30 PM 6.3

Sa 1 Low 4:52 AM -0.1 6:32 AM Set 8:41 AM 93
1 High 10:42 AM 4.9 8:01 PM Rise 11:35 PM
1 Low 4:47 PM 0.1
1 High 11:16 PM 5.9

Su 2 Low 5:38 AM 0.2 6:31 AM Set 9:38 AM 87
2 High 11:28 AM 4.8 8:02 PM
2 Low 5:32 PM 0.5


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

Synopsis...HIGH PRES WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE REGION TODAY THEN SHIFT
OFFSHORE TONIGHT. A WEAK WAVE OF LOW PRES WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA TUE
INTO WED...BEFORE HIGH PRES RETURNS THROUGH FRI.
Today...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Tonight...E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NE after midnight. Seas 2 ft.

Tue...NE winds 5 kt...becoming SE 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft.

Tue Night...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. A chance of showers.

Wed...SW winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers in the morning.

Wed Night And Thu...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

Fri...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

Notice posted on Monday, April 19, 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.