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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, June 16, 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:

BP - TUG INTEGRITY & 650-4 - ETA 0900/17TH
MAYBANK / MIDSTREAM #1 - MEDI LAUSANNE - ETA 0830/17TH

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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:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 15, 2010



SC Ports Projects Volume Growth, $77 Million in Upgrades



Charleston, SC – The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) Board
approved its budget for the coming fiscal year, including more than $77
million in terminal upgrades and projections for a seven percent increase
in container volume.



In the year starting July 1, the SCSPA plans to invest $77 million in
terminal improvements, equipment upgrades and new information systems. The
largest area of spending is at existing facilities, totaling $35 million.
More than $16 million is slated for construction of the new 286-acre
container terminal at the former Navy Base.



“These investments strengthen South Carolina’s ability to serve our
clients’ growth, which will be driven by the deepest channels in the
Southeast and this state’s pro-business climate,” said Bill Stern, chairman
of the SCSPA board.



Charleston today handles ships drawing up to 48 feet of water, including
vessels of 8,000+ TEUs (20-foot equivalent container units), and in 2009
South Carolina led the Southeast in jobs recruited by bringing in 18,004
jobs, far above the regional average.



Charleston’s May container volume climbed more than 22 percent
year-over-year with 68,238 pier containers handled and was even with the
previous month. That followed four consecutive months of year-over-year
growth.



After several strong months, the Port of Charleston is now on track to meet
its container volume budget in the current fiscal year, which ends June 30.



“South Carolina’s ports are attracting business back at an increasing
pace,” said Stern. “While we still have some work to return the business
levels of a few years ago, the meter has been moving in the right direction.”



Beyond the projected seven percent increase in container volume in fiscal
2011, non-container and breakbulk cargo handled at South Carolina’s public
port facilities in Charleston and Georgetown are expected to climb 53 percent.

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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 WED JUN 16 2010

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

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS HAVE INCREASED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM LOCATED ABOUT 725 MILES EAST OF THE LESSER
ANTILLES. HOWEVER...STRONG WESTERLY WINDS AT UPPER LEVELS ARE NOT
FAVORABLE FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION. THERE IS A LOW
CHANCE...10 PERCENT...OF THIS SYSTEM BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE
DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS IT MOVES WEST-NORTHWESTWARD TO
NORTHWESTWARD NEAR 15 MPH.

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


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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

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

M 21 High 3:58 AM 5.0 6:12 AM Set 2:13 AM 68
21 Low 10:18 AM -0.3 8:31 PM Rise 4:10 PM
21 High 4:55 PM 6.0
21 Low 11:10 PM 0.3

Tu 22 High 4:55 AM 4.9 6:12 AM Set 2:52 AM 78
22 Low 11:13 AM -0.3 8:31 PM Rise 5:14 PM
22 High 5:50 PM 6.1

W 23 Low 12:07 AM 0.2 6:13 AM Set 3:35 AM 86
23 High 5:51 AM 4.8 8:31 PM Rise 6:17 PM
23 Low 12:07 PM -0.2
23 High 6:43 PM 6.2

Th 24 Low 1:00 AM 0.2 6:13 AM Set 4:23 AM 92
24 High 6:44 AM 4.8 8:31 PM Rise 7:15 PM
24 Low 12:57 PM -0.2
24 High 7:32 PM 6.2

F 25 Low 1:50 AM 0.1 6:13 AM Set 5:16 AM 97
25 High 7:35 AM 4.7 8:32 PM Rise 8:08 PM
25 Low 1:46 PM -0.1
25 High 8:19 PM 6.1

Sa 26 Low 2:37 AM 0.1 6:13 AM Set 6:13 AM 99
26 High 8:23 AM 4.7 8:32 PM Rise 8:55 PM
26 Low 2:31 PM 0.0
26 High 9:03 PM 6.0

Su 27 Low 3:21 AM 0.1 6:14 AM Set 7:11 AM 99
27 High 9:08 AM 4.7 8:32 PM Rise 9:35 PM
27 Low 3:15 PM 0.2
27 High 9:44 PM 5.9

M 28 Low 4:02 AM 0.2 6:14 AM Set 8:09 AM 98
28 High 9:52 AM 4.7 8:32 PM Rise 10:10 PM
28 Low 3:56 PM 0.3
28 High 10:24 PM 5.7

Tu 29 Low 4:42 AM 0.3 6:14 AM Set 9:06 AM 94
29 High 10:34 AM 4.7 8:32 PM Rise 10:41 PM
29 Low 4:36 PM 0.5
29 High 11:02 PM 5.5

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...ATLC HIGH PRES WILL REMAIN OVER THE WATERS THROUGH THE WEEK...AS
A LOW PRES TROUGH REMAINS INLAND OVER THE SE STATES.
Today...N winds 10 kt...becoming S 5 to 10 kt late this morning. Seas 1 to
2 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms.

Tonight...S winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW after midnight. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
A slight chance of showers and tstms.

Thu...SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 ft. A
slight chance of showers and tstms in the morning...then a chance of
showers and tstms in the afternoon.

Thu Night...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.

Fri...W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 1
to 2 ft. A chance of showers and tstms in the morning...then a slight
chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.

Fri Night...S winds 5 to 10 kt...diminishing to 5 kt after midnight. Seas 1
to 2 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms.

Sat...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms.

Sun...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms.
Notice posted on Wednesday, June 16, 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.