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Subject:Daily update
Date:Monday, March 31, 2008
Priority:Normal
Notice:
URGENT INFORMATION: None

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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 of 38’00 if LOA is less than 650’; Max draft of
36’00 if LOA is 650’00 or greater
Kinder Morgan – berth 1 - 40'00
Kinder Morgan - berth 2 - 40'00
Kinder Morgan - berth 3 - TBA
berth 4 – Max draft 39’00, tide needed for anything deeper than 36’00
BP - TBA
Wando Terminal – Max draft 46’00 – Max BM 187’00
North Charleston Terminal – Max 42’00 – Max BM 187’00
CST – Max draft 47’00 – Max BM 187’00

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: (PER PILOTS, AS OF 0700/31)
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HESS - ELKA GLORY IN, ETS 0100/01

KMI - DUBAI STAR ETA 31/1800, ETS PM/01

NO OTHER TANKER/BULK TRAFFIC REPORTED

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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.

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.

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NEWS ARTICLES: (3/28)Charleston, SC – By the fall, every drop of fuel
powering equipment at the Port of Charleston’s public facilities will be
cleaner ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD), reaffirming the port community’s
commitment to cleaner air and cutting emissions by 10%.

The S.C. State Ports Authority (SCSPA) and seven on-terminal tenants all
will be using ULSD no later than September of this year, nearly two years
before it is required by federal regulations. The Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) has mandated that all off-road equipment switch to
ULSD by 2010.

Traditional low sulfur diesel meets a standard of 500 parts per million
(ppm) sulfur content, while the ultra-low sulfur fuel used on SCSPA
facilities must meet a standard of 15 ppm.

Today’s announcement is the SCSPA’s latest measure to improve port-related
air quality since signing a voluntary agreement with the South Carolina
Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) one year ago this
week.

The Ports Authority and seven different companies use fuel on the public
marine terminals in Charleston to power on-terminal cranes, lifting
equipment, buses, trucks, refrigerated container generators and other
engines. The move to ULSD is estimated to reduce particulate matter
emissions from affected equipment by 10%.

The upgrade is not without commercial impacts. ULSD can be more expensive
than traditional low sulfur fuel. However, due to increased use and
demand for off-road ULSD, the fuel is now available in larger quantities
in the area. Also, engine upgrades or replacements may be necessary to
use the cleaner fuel.

“We can achieve a cleaner environment while developing additional business
in the Port of Charleston,” said Bernard S. Groseclose, Jr., president and
CEO of the SCSPA. “Through these emissions-cutting efforts, the Ports
Authority and other maritime companies are pledging their commitment to
being responsible neighbors while continuing to support economic growth.”

Other efforts to reduce air emissions at existing and future facilities
have been successfully implemented, and more initiatives are on the way.
Over the past year, the SCSPA has reduced truck idling on its facilities
and decreased truck trips on local roads, lessened construction impacts,
retired dirty equipment, and purchased cleaner engines.

The announcement comes on the first anniversary of a landmark voluntary
agreement between the SCSPA and the South Carolina Department of Health
and Environmental Control (DHEC) to reduce port-related air emissions.



CURRENT ISSUES: 04/07-08 - PORT PRODUCTIVITY CONFERENCE

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:

04/08 - 1900 - CHARLESTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING
04/16 - 0800 - MARITIME ASSOCIATION MONTHLY BOD MEETING (DATE TO BE
CONFIRMED)
04/17 - 1800 - PROPELLOR CLUB DINNER (DATE TO BE CONFIRMED)
04/22 - 1900 - CHARLESTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING
04/24 - 0800 - NAVIGATION & OPERATIONS MEETING
05/06 - TBA - NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION WEEK BANQUET
2013 - PROPOSED TIME FRAME FOR NEW PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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CURRENT HURRICANE ALERT STATUS - OUT OF SEASON
Seaport Security Alert currently at YELLOW/ELEVATED - MARSEC 1
Airport Security Alert currently at ORANGE/HIGH

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TIDE INFORMATION:

Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

M 31 High 3:40 AM 4.9 7:08 AM Rise 3:46 AM 40
31 Low 10:02 AM 1.0 7:39 PM Set 2:02 PM
31 High 3:54 PM 4.4
31 Low 10:05 PM 0.9

Tu 1 High 4:40 AM 5.0 7:07 AM Rise 4:23 AM 30
1 Low 10:58 AM 0.7 7:40 PM Set 3:05 PM
1 High 4:54 PM 4.7
1 Low 11:09 PM 0.6

W 2 High 5:35 AM 5.2 7:06 AM Rise 4:56 AM 21
2 Low 11:49 AM 0.4 7:41 PM Set 4:09 PM
2 High 5:49 PM 5.1

Th 3 Low 12:07 AM 0.2 7:04 AM Rise 5:26 AM 13
3 High 6:25 AM 5.4 7:41 PM Set 5:15 PM
3 Low 12:37 PM 0.0
3 High 6:41 PM 5.6

F 4 Low 1:01 AM -0.1 7:03 AM Rise 5:56 AM 6
4 High 7:13 AM 5.6 7:42 PM Set 6:21 PM
4 Low 1:22 PM -0.4
4 High 7:29 PM 6.0

Sa 5 Low 1:53 AM -0.4 7:02 AM Rise 6:27 AM 2
5 High 8:00 AM 5.7 7:43 PM Set 7:30 PM
5 Low 2:07 PM -0.6
5 High 8:17 PM 6.4

Su 6 Low 2:44 AM -0.6 7:00 AM Rise 7:00 AM 0
6 High 8:46 AM 5.6 7:44 PM Set 8:42 PM
6 Low 2:53 PM -0.8
6 High 9:05 PM 6.6

M 7 Low 3:34 AM -0.6 6:59 AM Rise 7:37 AM 0
7 High 9:34 AM 5.5 7:44 PM Set 9:56 PM
7 Low 3:39 PM -0.8
7 High 9:54 PM 6.7

Tu 8 Low 4:25 AM -0.5 6:58 AM Rise 8:20 AM 4
8 High 10:23 AM 5.4 7:45 PM Set 11:10 PM
8 Low 4:28 PM -0.7
8 High 10:45 PM 6.6

W 9 Low 5:18 AM -0.3 6:57 AM Rise 9:11 AM 10
9 High 11:16 AM 5.2 7:46 PM
9 Low 5:20 PM -0.5
9 High 11:40 PM 6.4

Th 10 Low 6:14 AM 0.0 6:55 AM Set 12:22 AM 19
10 High 12:13 PM 5.0 7:46 PM Rise 10:10 AM
10 Low 6:16 PM -0.2

F 11 High 12:40 AM 6.1 6:54 AM Set 1:26 AM 29
11 Low 7:13 AM 0.2 7:47 PM Rise 11:16 AM
11 High 1:15 PM 4.8
11 Low 7:17 PM 0.1

Sa 12 High 1:45 AM 5.8 6:53 AM Set 2:20 AM 40
12 Low 8:16 AM 0.4 7:48 PM Rise 12:24 PM
12 High 2:23 PM 4.7
12 Low 8:23 PM 0.3

Su 13 High 2:52 AM 5.5 6:52 AM Set 3:05 AM 51
13 Low 9:19 AM 0.5 7:49 PM Rise 1:32 PM
13 High 3:30 PM 4.8
13 Low 9:31 PM 0.4

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MARINE WEATHER:

WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
331 AM EDT MON MAR 31 2008

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING


TODAY
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT EARLY...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT BY
MID MORNING...THEN BECOMING SE IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT.
PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS...ALTHOUGH SHOWERS
LIKELY IN THE LATE MORNING THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.

TUE
S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
AFTERNOON.

TUE NIGHT
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

WED
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NE 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP
TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FT
IN THE AFTERNOON. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

WED NIGHT
NE WINDS 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

THU
E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 5 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

FRI
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.
Notice posted on Monday, March 31, 2008

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.