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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Monday, June 07, 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:

KMI4 - ADRIADNE - IN ETD 2300/7TH
BP - TUG RESOLVE AND 650-3 - ETA 1200/8TH

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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:



S.C. boaters to watch for first signs of spill
How much and what form 'anybody's guess,' DNR says
By Bo Petersen
The Post and Courier
Monday, June 7, 2010

Oily globules bobbed on the ocean, masses of them for hundreds of yards,
sinking six feet deep.

That was 2007.

The mess spread along a wide stretch of sea only 40 miles off the South
Carolina coast. The people aboard a deep-sea fishing boat who saw it
assumed it already had been reported to somebody. They were wrong. Within a
few weeks, sticky chunks of tar began washing up along beaches from
Beaufort to Cape Island in the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge near
McClellanville.

Researchers today are coming to a consensus that some form of remnants from
the massive oil spill now in the Gulf of Mexico will make its way into the
Gulf Stream, sooner or later, and travel up the East Coast at least as far
as the Outer Banks in North Carolina. Whether it would move in to South
Carolina beaches can't be predicted yet.

S.C. Natural Resources research vessels already are carrying oil monitoring
test kits. And meanwhile, a loose flotilla of thousands of recreational and
commercial boaters is rallying to keep watch.

That would offer a few badly needed extra eyes to federal and state
agencies and could give pollution clean-up teams a critical early warning
to keep off the beaches whatever gunk that might show up.

"How much gets here and in what form is anybody's guess," said Bob

Van Doolah, DNR Marine Resources Research Institute director. "The sooner
we know about it the better."

The boating public is usually the first to find and report offshore
pollution, said Lt. Commander Ryan Rhodes, U.S. Coast Guard, Charleston.
Related stories

Recreational and commercial fishing groups such as the Recreational Fishing
Alliance's South Carolina chapter, the Coastal Conservation Association in
South Carolina and the South Carolina Seafood Alliance are asking members
to keep an eye out and report oil sightings to the National Response
Center, a one-stop federal clearinghouse for dealing with hazardous spills.

"I'm positive (commercial anglers) would do it anyway," said South Carolina
Seafood Alliance Director Frank Blum. "Something like that, it goes without
saying that it's being done. It's top of the list (because) it's going to
affect us."

The message is going out to 50,000 members of the fishing alliance
nationwide, said Wes Covington, state chapter chairman. The alliance
already pushed for state legislation requiring agencies to have a
contingency plan for dealing with any toxic effects of the oil spill.
Reporting oil


"These impacts will cascade through the food web and eventually effect the
larger species at the top of the food chain like marine mammal and birds,
but we don't really know how it will happen," said Phil Dustan, College of
Charleston biology professor, who has urged boaters to get involved.

"There is simply not enough being done to help protect nature. This is
really a time for people to come together to help in anyway they can."

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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 MON JUN 7 2010

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

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

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FORECASTER AVILA

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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

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

F 18 High 1:07 AM 5.8 6:11 AM Set 12:33 AM 35
18 Low 7:33 AM -0.3 8:30 PM Rise 12:56 PM
18 High 1:57 PM 5.5
18 Low 8:01 PM 0.1

Sa 19 High 2:03 AM 5.5 6:12 AM Set 1:05 AM 46
19 Low 8:27 AM -0.3 8:30 PM Rise 2:01 PM
19 High 2:58 PM 5.7
19 Low 9:05 PM 0.3

Su 20 High 3:00 AM 5.2 6:12 AM Set 1:38 AM 58
20 Low 9:23 AM -0.3 8:31 PM Rise 3:06 PM
20 High 3:57 PM 5.8
20 Low 10:09 PM 0.3

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL DROP S THROUGH THE WATERS THIS
MORNING...THEN WILL STALL AND DISSIPATE S OF THE REGION. HIGH PRES WILL
BUILD INTO THE AREA AND WILL PERSIST THROUGH MID WEEK. ANOTHER COLD FRONT
WILL ADVANCE INTO THE AREA THU NIGHT OR FRI.
Today...N winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming NE 10 to 15 kt this afternoon. Seas
2 to 4 ft...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft this afternoon. Isolated showers and
tstms this morning.

Tonight...E winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 kt after midnight. Seas 1
to 2 ft.

Tue...E winds 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Tue Night...SE winds 10 kt...becoming S after midnight. Seas 2 ft.

Wed...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Wed Night...S winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming SW 10 to 15 kt after midnight.
Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Thu...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SE 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A
slight chance of showers and tstms.

Fri...E winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.



mariners are reminded that winds and seas can be higher in and near tstms.
Notice posted on Monday, June 07, 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.