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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Thursday, July 01, 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 - IN ETD 1800/3RD

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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:

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

TROPICAL STORM ALEX INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 23A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012010
700 AM CDT THU JUL 01 2010

...ALEX WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM AS IT MOVES NEAR THE HIGH
MOUNTAINS OF MEXICO...


SUMMARY OF 700 AM CDT...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...23.8N 99.8W
ABOUT 55 MI...85 KM W OF CIUDAD VICTORIA MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/HR
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 260 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/HR
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...977 MB...28.85 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS REPLACED THE HURRICANE WARNING WITH A
TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR THE COAST OF MEXICO FROM RIO SAN
FERNANDO TO LA CRUZ.

THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO HAS DISCONTINUED THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING
FOR THE COAST OF MEXICO SOUTH OF LA CRUZ TO CABO ROJO AND NORTH OF
RIO SAN FERNANDO TO THE MOUTH OF THE RIO GRANDE.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE COAST OF MEXICO FROM RIO SAN FERNANDO TO LA CRUZ

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 TROPICAL STORM ALEX WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 23.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 99.8 WEST. ALEX IS
MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 12 MPH...19 KM/HR...AND THIS MOTION IS
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT DAY OR SO. ON THE FORECAST
TRACK...ALEX WILL CONTINUE MOVING INLAND OVER NORTHEASTERN MEXICO
TODAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 70 MPH...110 KM/HR
...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. ADDITIONAL WEAKENING IS FORECAST AS ALEX
CONTINUES TO MOVE INLAND. ALEX IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN TO A TROPICAL
DEPRESSION LATER TODAY AND DISSIPATE IN THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 205 MILES...335
KM...MAINLY TO EAST OF THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 977 MB...28.85 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. ISOLATED
MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 20 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE HIGHER
ELEVATIONS OF NORTHEASTERN MEXICO. THESE RAINS COULD CAUSE
LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES...ESPECIALLY IN
MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN.

ALEX IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8
INCHES OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN TEXAS...WITH POSSIBLE ISOLATED
MAXIMUM AMOUNTS AROUND 10 INCHES. THESE RAINFALL AMOUNTS COULD
CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS.

WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE OCCURRING WITHIN THE TROPICAL
STORM WARNING AREAS AND INLAND NEAR THE CENTER. THESE WINDS WILL
GRADUALLY DECREASE TODAY.

STORM SURGE...THE STORM TIDE AND WAVES ARE GRADUALLY DIMINISHING.

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

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

W 14 Low 4:38 AM -0.6 6:22 AM Rise 9:36 AM 6
14 High 10:47 AM 5.6 8:29 PM Set 10:33 PM
14 Low 4:51 PM -0.6
14 High 11:05 PM 6.4

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...A COLD FRONT WILL SLOWLY SAG SOUTHWARD TODAY...THEN MOVE SOUTH
OF THE REGION TONIGHT AND FRI. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE REGION
THIS WEEKEND AND PERSIST INTO THE FIRST HALF OF NEXT WEEK.
Today...Variable winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming E this afternoon. Seas 2 to 3
ft. A chance of showers and tstms this morning...then showers and tstms
likely this afternoon.

Tonight...E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NE 15 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to
3 ft. Showers and tstms likely in the evening...then a chance of showers
and tstms after midnight.

Fri...NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt...becoming E 20 to 25 kt in
the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft...building to 4 to 6 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 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A slight chance of showers and
tstms in the evening.

Sat...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.

Sat Night...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Sun...NE winds 10 kt...becoming SE. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Mon...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Notice posted on Thursday, July 01, 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.