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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Friday, June 04, 2010
Priority:Normal
Notice:
URGENT INFORMATION:
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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 - 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

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VESSEL TRAFFIC:

HESS - ATLANTIC AQUARIUS - IN ETD 2300/4TH
BP - TUG RESOLVE AND 650-3

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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 Carnival Fantasy arrives for a turnaround call on Saturday, June 5.
Passengers will debark in the morning beginning at 6 am and another group
of visitors will arrive and sail 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. During the
embarkation, for access to and from areas just north of Union Pier
Terminal, drivers are encouraged to use Calhoun and Laurens streets.

Early luggage drop-off for the Fantasy's sailing begins at 9 am. For
detailed passenger information, including instructions and guidelines,
click here.

The Fantasy returns for her next turnaround on Friday, June 11.

For more information on the Carnival Fantasy, click here.

Also, please note that a new cruise traffic plan was implemented earlier
this year, including a new route and entrance gate. Click here for a
summary of the new cruise traffic measures.

About this E-mail: This "Cruise Notice" is an informational service of the
South Carolina State Ports Authority to advise neighbors, businesses,
merchants and others of cruise ship calls and activities at or around the
Passenger Terminal.

Quick Links...
Cruise Calendar for 2010
Cruise Main Page
Carnival Fantasy Page
Union Pier Planning Process
SCSPA Website

Contact Info...
e-mail cruises@scspa.com or phone 843-958-8298

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Maritime Foundation gets youth involved
Will Haynie, Special to The Post and Courier
Friday, June 4, 2010

1 Comment(s)


Since this column was last published in the fall of 2009, I have had the
honor of becoming the CEO of the South Carolina Maritime Foundation, which
runs the educational schooner Spirit of South Carolina. Now, not only do I
get to publish words and stories in this column about the activity I love,
but through my daily work, I now also get to see the lives of students
changed and enriched their experiences sailing aboard a working sailing vessel.

The foundation is also the beneficiary of the proceeds of Charleston Race
Week through an arrangement with Charleston Ocean Racing Association, which
actually owns Race Week. This year's Race Week, held in April, was a huge
success, with the most boats ever, and the event received kudos in national
and international sailing media outlets.

Thanks to the Charleston sailing community for magnificent support and
hospitality.

BIC news in youth sailing

The lifeblood of local sailing is youth involvement, and the more
excitement sailors have at a young age, the more likely they are to remain
enthusiastic about the sport later in life. There is a new class of
sailboat designed to provide thrills -- and spills -- and it's called the
O'Pen BIC. Yes, that's BIC as in fountain pens. The O'pen BIC is now an
International ISAF class, and a complete race program has been established
worldwide. It looks like a small version of the Open 60 class boats that
sail around the world. BIC Sport got into the windsurfer business in the
1970s, also makes kayaks, and is now making a big impact in fast, small
sailboats.

Jessica Koenig, executive director of Charleston Community Sailing, likes
the new class and is happy to have them for their summer program. "This
summer, Charleston Community Sailing has partnered with the Charleston
Yacht Club Junior Sail Program to run the biggest Junior Sail Program in
town. With this new partnership, our fleet of boats has more than doubled.
We will have 8 Optimists and 2 O'Pen BICS from the yacht club, and with the
addition of the 6 O'Pen BICS from our grant at the Symposium -- that is 8
Open Bics," Koenig said. The classes are for junior sailors ages 8-18 as
well as adults, in all levels of sailing instruction from beginner sailor
to advanced racer. The programs are open to everyone.

Ryan Hamm, who coaches the James Island High School sailing team and is
active in James Island Yacht Club's Thursday night sailing program that
helps new sailors get started, says, "I am starting to be convinced these
boats are the next thing for small kids to learn on. Much easier to put
together than Optis, faster, (and they) don't swamp when flipped."

Gulfstreamer Race 2010

The biennial Gulfstreamer Race from Daytona to Charleston was held Memorial
Day weekend. Randy Draftz owns Charleston Yachting.com, which caters to
sailors and their boats, and is often asked to race with his customers.
Draftz sailed this event for the second time on John Keenan's J/120
Illyria, which won the last Gulfstreamer in 2008. "This year's race was
beautiful -- calm seas, nice breeze, full moon," Draftz said. "It was
almost boring the conditions were so calm." Draftz said they went offshore
in search of the Gulf Stream and its helpful push. They were using a
weather service that shows the surface temperature of the water. "We went
out but never really got into the Stream," Draftz said. "We never got any
push."

Overall winner was Obsession, a Morgan 41 skippered by Norm Church of host
Halifax Yacht Club in Daytona. Church also won the Gulfstreamer in 2000 and
2004. Charleston's Brad Law sailed Shenanigan, a Gulfstar 50 ketch, to win
Cruising A Class, and Cloud Dancer, an Island Packet 44, won Cruising B
Class, skippered by Jerry Dixon.

Results / Coming up

CORA Summer Series I, Race I, sailed Wednesday June 2, Charleston Harbor
(Winning boat name, type, owner): A Fleet: Dauntless, Beneteau 47.7, Don
Terwilliger; B Fleet: Orange Crush, J/24, David Anderson; C Fleet: Old
School, S2 9.1, Paul Jacques; D Fleet: Knot Twins, Pearson 30, David Smith;
N Fleet: Big Booty, J/105, Patrick Eudy.

June 9: CORA Summer Series I, Race II, Charleston Harbor, 6:15 PM

June 12-13: Hobcaw YC Regatta, Mount Pleasant

Will Haynie is CEO of the SC Maritime Foundation. Reach him at
willh@thepickledish.com.


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CURRENT ISSUES:

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES
06/18/2010 - PROPELLOR CLUB HARBOR CUISE
06/24/2010 - NAV/OPS MEETING
2014 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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HURRICANE STATUS - ALERT LEVEL 4 - NO STORMS EXPECTED

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM EDT THU JUN 3 2010

FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...

TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

$$
FORECASTER BEVEN/CANGIALOSI



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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with May 28, 2010.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

F 4 High 1:43 AM 4.9 6:12 AM Rise 1:08 AM 59
4 Low 8:01 AM 0.6 8:24 PM Set 1:04 PM
4 High 2:13 PM 4.7
4 Low 8:17 PM 1.3

Sa 5 High 2:31 AM 4.7 6:12 AM Rise 1:34 AM 50
5 Low 8:45 AM 0.6 8:25 PM Set 1:58 PM
5 High 3:04 PM 4.8
5 Low 9:16 PM 1.3

Su 6 High 3:21 AM 4.6 6:11 AM Rise 2:01 AM 41
6 Low 9:32 AM 0.5 8:25 PM Set 2:53 PM
6 High 3:56 PM 5.1
6 Low 10:15 PM 1.2

M 7 High 4:12 AM 4.5 6:11 AM Rise 2:30 AM 31
7 Low 10:20 AM 0.4 8:26 PM Set 3:51 PM
7 High 4:46 PM 5.3
7 Low 11:11 PM 1.0

Tu 8 High 5:03 AM 4.5 6:11 AM Rise 3:01 AM 22
8 Low 11:09 AM 0.2 8:26 PM Set 4:51 PM
8 High 5:35 PM 5.6

W 9 Low 12:05 AM 0.7 6:11 AM Rise 3:37 AM 14
9 High 5:55 AM 4.6 8:27 PM Set 5:53 PM
9 Low 11:59 AM 0.0
9 High 6:24 PM 5.9

Th 10 Low 12:56 AM 0.5 6:11 AM Rise 4:19 AM 8
10 High 6:45 AM 4.6 8:27 PM Set 6:57 PM
10 Low 12:48 PM -0.2
10 High 7:12 PM 6.1

F 11 Low 1:45 AM 0.2 6:11 AM Rise 5:09 AM 3
11 High 7:35 AM 4.7 8:28 PM Set 8:01 PM
11 Low 1:37 PM -0.3
11 High 8:01 PM 6.3

Sa 12 Low 2:33 AM 0.0 6:11 AM Rise 6:07 AM 0
12 High 8:25 AM 4.8 8:28 PM Set 9:00 PM
12 Low 2:27 PM -0.5
12 High 8:50 PM 6.5

Su 13 Low 3:21 AM -0.1 6:11 AM Rise 7:12 AM 0
13 High 9:15 AM 4.9 8:29 PM Set 9:54 PM
13 Low 3:17 PM -0.6
13 High 9:39 PM 6.5

M 14 Low 4:10 AM -0.2 6:11 AM Rise 8:21 AM 2
14 High 10:07 AM 5.0 8:29 PM Set 10:41 PM
14 Low 4:09 PM -0.5
14 High 10:29 PM 6.5

Tu 15 Low 4:59 AM -0.3 6:11 AM Rise 9:32 AM 7
15 High 11:02 AM 5.1 8:29 PM Set 11:22 PM
15 Low 5:03 PM -0.4
15 High 11:20 PM 6.3

W 16 Low 5:49 AM -0.3 6:11 AM Rise 10:42 AM 15
16 High 11:58 AM 5.2 8:30 PM Set 11:59 PM
16 Low 5:59 PM -0.3

Th 17 High 12:13 AM 6.1 6:11 AM Rise 11:50 AM 24
17 Low 6:40 AM -0.4 8:30 PM
17 High 12:57 PM 5.4
17 Low 6:59 PM -0.1

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...ATLC HIGH PRES AND AN INLAND TROUGH OF LOW PRES WILL PERSIST
THROUGH THE WEEKEND. A COLD FRONT WILL PUSH INTO THE REGION FROM THE N
EARLY NEXT WEEK...BEFORE STALLING AND DISSIPATING THROUGH MID WEEK.
Today...SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft. A slight
chance of showers and tstms early this morning...then a chance of showers
and tstms late this morning and afternoon.

Tonight...S winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance
of showers and tstms in the evening...then a slight chance of showers and
tstms after midnight.

Sat...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers and
tstms.

Sat Night...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of
showers and tstms in the evening.

Sun...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 2 to 3 ft...building to 3 to 4 ft in the afternoon. A slight chance of
showers and tstms in the afternoon.

Sun Night...SW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4
ft...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft after midnight. A slight chance of showers and
tstms.

Mon...N winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming E 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight
chance of showers and tstms.

Tue...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms.

mariners are reminded that winds and seas can be higher in and near tstms
Notice posted on Friday, June 04, 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.