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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Friday, July 02, 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 WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM EDT FRI JUL 2 2010

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

1. A WEAK NON-TROPICAL LOW PRESSURE AREA...ASSOCIATED WITH A FRONTAL
ZONE...CENTERED OVER THE EXTREME NORTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO IS
EXPECTED TO DRIFT WESTWARD DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO. THIS LOW
WILL BE MONITORED FOR ANY SIGNS OF TROPICAL OR SUBTROPICAL
DEVELOPMENT. THERE IS A LOW CHANCE...10 PERCENT...OF THIS SYSTEM
BECOMING A TROPICAL OR SUBTROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48
HOURS.

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

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TROPICAL DEPRESSION ALEX ADVISORY NUMBER 26
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012010
1000 PM CDT THU JUL 01 2010

...ALEX DISSIPATES OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF CENTRAL MEXICO...


SUMMARY OF 1000 PM CDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...23.3N 102.4W
ABOUT 35 MI...55 KM...NNE OF ZACATECAS MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...30 MPH...45 KM/HR
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/HR
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 MB...29.53 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 1000 PM CDT...0300 UTC...THE REMNANTS OF ALEX WERE CENTERED NEAR
LATITUDE 23.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 102.4 WEST. THE REMNANTS ARE MOVING
TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 12 MPH...19 KM/HR...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION
WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 30 MPH...45 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE REMNANTS OF ALEX WILL CONTINUE TO
DECREASE OVERNIGHT.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1000 MB...29.53 INCHES.


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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RAINFALL...THE REMNANTS OF ALEX ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE ADDITIONAL
RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHERN
AND CENTRAL MEXICO. ISOLATED STORM-TOTAL 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.

THE REMNANTS OF ALEX ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO PRODUCE ADDITIONAL
RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN
TEXAS...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM STORM-TOTAL AMOUNTS OF AROUND 12
INCHES. THESE RAINS COULD CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS.



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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 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

Th 15 Low 5:27 AM -0.6 6:22 AM Rise 10:45 AM 13
15 High 11:44 AM 5.8 8:29 PM Set 11:07 PM
15 Low 5:47 PM -0.4
15 High 11:56 PM 6.1

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE S OF THE WATERS TODAY. HIGH PRES WILL
BUILD OVER THE REGION THIS WEEKEND AND PERSIST INTO THE FIRST HALF OF NEXT
WEEK.
Today...NE winds 15 to 20 kt...increasing to 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4
ft...building to 4 to 6 ft this afternoon.

Tonight...NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt early. Seas 4 to 5 ft.

Sat...NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft... Building
to 4 to 5 ft in the afternoon.

Sat Night...E winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NE 5 to 10 kt after midnight.
Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Sun...NE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming E in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4
ft...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft in the afternoon.

Sun Night...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Mon...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Tue...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.
Notice posted on Friday, July 02, 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.