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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, April 28, 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 IN APPROXIMATELY 1 WEEK. TO AVOID AREA OF
SHOALING VESSELS ARE TO ARRIVE 2 HRS BEFORE OR 2 HRS AFTER LOW WATER.


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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HESS - HERCULES - IN ETD 2100/28TH
KMI4 - TORM PLATTE ETA 5/1/10 0001
BP - TUG INTEGRITY & 650-4 ETA 5/1/10 1800

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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:
5/20/2010 - 0800 - NAV/OPS MEETING

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES
05/11/10 1145 - CWIT LUNCHEON MEETING

2014 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with April 23, 2010.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

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

M 3 High 12:02 AM 5.6 6:30 AM Rise 12:23 AM 79
3 Low 6:25 AM 0.5 8:03 PM Set 10:36 AM
3 High 12:16 PM 4.6
3 Low 6:19 PM 0.8

Tu 4 High 12:50 AM 5.3 6:30 AM Rise 1:04 AM 71
4 Low 7:12 AM 0.7 8:04 PM Set 11:33 AM
4 High 1:07 PM 4.5
4 Low 7:10 PM 1.0

W 5 High 1:40 AM 5.1 6:29 AM Rise 1:39 AM 62
5 Low 8:01 AM 0.8 8:04 PM Set 12:30 PM
5 High 2:00 PM 4.5
5 Low 8:05 PM 1.2

Th 6 High 2:32 AM 4.9 6:28 AM Rise 2:11 AM 52
6 Low 8:50 AM 0.9 8:05 PM Set 1:25 PM
6 High 2:56 PM 4.6
6 Low 9:05 PM 1.3

F 7 High 3:24 AM 4.8 6:27 AM Rise 2:40 AM 43
7 Low 9:39 AM 0.8 8:06 PM Set 2:19 PM
7 High 3:50 PM 4.7
7 Low 10:05 PM 1.2

Sa 8 High 4:16 AM 4.7 6:26 AM Rise 3:07 AM 34
8 Low 10:27 AM 0.7 8:06 PM Set 3:14 PM
8 High 4:42 PM 5.0
8 Low 11:01 PM 1.1


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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...HIGH PRES WILL PREVAIL THROUGH THE WEEKEND...GRADUALLY SHIFTING
OFF THE SOUTHEAST COAST.
Today...NW winds 20 to 25 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late this
morning...becoming SW late. Seas 3 to 4 ft...subsiding to 2 ft this afternoon.

Tonight...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.

Thu...W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1
foot or less...then 2 ft in the afternoon.

Thu Night...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.

Fri...S winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas
2 ft.

Fri Night...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Sat...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Sun...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming S 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Notice posted on Wednesday, April 28, 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.