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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, June 30, 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 RESOLVE & 650-3 - ETA 1100/1ST

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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:



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CURRENT ISSUES:

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES

2014 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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HURRICANE STATUS - ALERT LEVEL 4 - NO STORMS EXPECTED

HURRICANE ALEX INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 19A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012010
700 AM CDT WED JUN 30 2010

...ALEX MOVING IN NO HURRY......


SUMMARY OF 700 AM CDT...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...23.4N 95.3W
ABOUT 155 MI...250 KM E OF LA PESCA MEXICO
ABOUT 220 MI...355 KM SE OF BROWNSVILLE TEXAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH...130 KM/HR
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/HR
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...959 MB...28.32 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

NONE.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE COAST OF TEXAS SOUTH OF BAFFIN BAY TO THE MOUTH OF THE RIO
GRANDE
* THE COAST OF MEXICO FROM THE MOUTH OF THE RIO GRANDE TO LA CRUZ

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE COAST OF TEXAS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT OCONNOR
* THE COAST OF MEXICO SOUTH OF LA CRUZ TO CABO ROJO

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED
STATES...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE
MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
FORECAST OFFICE. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE
UNITED STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL
METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 700 AM CDT...1200 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE ALEX WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 23.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE 95.3 WEST. ALEX IS MOVING
TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 7 MPH...11 KM/HR. A SLOW WEST TO
WEST-NORTHWESTWARD MOTION IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 24 TO 48 HOURS.
ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF ALEX WILL APPROACH THE COAST
OF NORTHEASTERN MEXICO OR SOUTHERN TEXAS BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON OR
EARLY EVENING...AND MAKE LANDFALL IN THE HURRICANE WARNING AREA
LATE TONIGHT OR EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 80 MPH...130 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. ALEX IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
HURRICANE WIND SCALE. ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST...AND
ALEX COULD BECOME A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE PRIOR TO LANDFALL. ALEX
WILL BEGIN TO WEAKEN AFTER ITS CENTER CROSSES THE COASTLINE.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 25 MILES...35 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 200
MILES...325 KM. NOAA BUOY 42055 LOCATED SOUTHEAST OF ALEX RECENTLY
REPORTED SUSTAINED WINDS OF 54 MPH...86 KM/HR WITH A GUST OF 63
MPH...101 KM/HR.

THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE MEASURED BY AN AIR FORCE RESERVE UNIT
HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT WAS 959 MB...28.32 INCHES.


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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RAINFALL...ALEX IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS
OF 6 TO 12 INCHES OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHEASTERN MEXICO AND SOUTHERN
TEXAS...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 20 INCHES. THESE RAINS
COULD CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES...
ESPECIALLY IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN. RAINBANDS ASSOCIATED WITH ALEX
ARE SPREADING ONSHORE IN NORTHEASTERN MEXICO AND SOUTHERN TEXAS.

WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH THE COAST
WITHIN THE HURRICANE AND TROPICAL STORM WARNING AREAS LATER THIS
MORNING...MAKING OUTSIDE PREPARATIONS DIFFICULT OR DANGEROUS.

STORM SURGE...A DANGEROUS STORM SURGE WILL RAISE WATER LEVELS BY
AS MUCH AS 3 TO 5 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST
TO THE NORTH OF WHERE THE CENTER MAKES LANDFALL. THE SURGE COULD
PENETRATE INLAND AS FAR AS SEVERAL MILES FROM THE SHORE WITH DEPTH
GENERALLY DECREASING AS THE WATER MOVES INLAND. NEAR THE COAST...
THE SURGE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE AND DESTRUCTIVE WAVES.

TORNADOES...ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF EXTREME
SOUTHERN TEXAS TODAY.

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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 30 Low 5:20 AM 0.4 6:15 AM Set 10:01 AM 89
30 High 11:16 AM 4.7 8:32 PM Rise 11:09 PM
30 Low 5:17 PM 0.7
30 High 11:39 PM 5.3

Th 1 Low 5:56 AM 0.4 6:15 AM Set 10:56 AM 82
1 High 11:59 AM 4.7 8:32 PM Rise 11:36 PM
1 Low 5:58 PM 0.9

F 2 High 12:17 AM 5.1 6:16 AM Set 11:49 AM 75
2 Low 6:33 AM 0.5 8:32 PM
2 High 12:42 PM 4.7
2 Low 6:43 PM 1.1

Sa 3 High 12:57 AM 4.8 6:16 AM Rise 12:03 AM 66
3 Low 7:12 AM 0.5 8:32 PM Set 12:43 PM
3 High 1:27 PM 4.8
3 Low 7:33 PM 1.2

Su 4 High 1:40 AM 4.7 6:17 AM Rise 12:30 AM 57
4 Low 7:55 AM 0.5 8:32 PM Set 1:39 PM
4 High 2:16 PM 5.0
4 Low 8:29 PM 1.3

M 5 High 2:27 AM 4.5 6:17 AM Rise 1:00 AM 47
5 Low 8:42 AM 0.4 8:31 PM Set 2:36 PM
5 High 3:07 PM 5.2
5 Low 9:29 PM 1.2

Tu 6 High 3:20 AM 4.4 6:18 AM Rise 1:33 AM 37
6 Low 9:33 AM 0.3 8:31 PM Set 3:37 PM
6 High 4:00 PM 5.4
6 Low 10:30 PM 1.1

W 7 High 4:16 AM 4.4 6:18 AM Rise 2:11 AM 28
7 Low 10:28 AM 0.2 8:31 PM Set 4:39 PM
7 High 4:55 PM 5.7
7 Low 11:29 PM 0.8

Th 8 High 5:13 AM 4.5 6:19 AM Rise 2:56 AM 19
8 Low 11:24 AM 0.0 8:31 PM Set 5:42 PM
8 High 5:51 PM 5.9

F 9 Low 12:25 AM 0.5 6:19 AM Rise 3:50 AM 11
9 High 6:10 AM 4.6 8:31 PM Set 6:44 PM
9 Low 12:19 PM -0.3
9 High 6:45 PM 6.2

Sa 10 Low 1:19 AM 0.2 6:20 AM Rise 4:52 AM 5
10 High 7:06 AM 4.8 8:30 PM Set 7:41 PM
10 Low 1:14 PM -0.5
10 High 7:39 PM 6.5

Su 11 Low 2:10 AM 0.0 6:20 AM Rise 6:00 AM 1
11 High 8:02 AM 5.0 8:30 PM Set 8:32 PM
11 Low 2:08 PM -0.7
11 High 8:32 PM 6.6

M 12 Low 3:00 AM -0.3 6:21 AM Rise 7:12 AM 0
12 High 8:57 AM 5.3 8:30 PM Set 9:17 PM
12 Low 3:02 PM -0.8
12 High 9:23 PM 6.7

Tu 13 Low 3:49 AM -0.5 6:21 AM Rise 8:24 AM 1
13 High 9:52 AM 5.5 8:29 PM Set 9:57 PM
13 Low 3:56 PM -0.8
13 High 10:14 PM 6.6


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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE WATERS THROUGH THU...THEN SAG
SOUTH OF THE AREA THU NIGHT AND FRI. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN BUILD OVER THE
REGION AND PERSIST THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
This Afternoon...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of
showers and tstms early...then a chance of showers and tstms late.

Tonight...S winds 10 to 15 kt... Becoming SW 5 to 10 kt after midnight.
Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.

Thu...SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A
chance of showers and tstms in the morning...then showers and tstms likely
in the afternoon.

Thu Night...S winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming N after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
A chance of showers and tstms.

Fri...NE winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming E 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3
ft...building to 3 to 4 ft in the afternoon. A chance of showers and tstms
in the morning...then a slight chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.

Fri Night...E winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms in the evening.

Sat...E winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A
slight chance of showers and tstms.

Sun...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Notice posted on Wednesday, June 30, 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 pr├ęcis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.