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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Monday, August 09, 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 - HIGH PEARL - IN ETD 2000/9TH
KMI4 - ANTIKEROS - ETA 0800/10TH
BP - TUG INTEGRITY & 650-4 - ETA 0430/12TH

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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:

JOINT PRESS RELEASE - Conservation League, Ports Authority Announce Settlement

Charleston, SC – The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) and the
South Carolina Coastal Conservation League (CCL) have successfully
concluded several months of mediation and reached a settlement, ending a
years-long battle and allowing Charleston’s new container terminal and port
access road to proceed.

The settlement agreement includes a number of commitments from both
parties, setting a course for port expansion that continues in the most
environmentally responsible manner.

Included in the agreement are specific actions to monitor and reduce air
emissions from existing operations, as well as a commitment to accommodate
and participate in a regional rail solution in the Charleston area. The
Port is also committing to reduce emissions by launching a voluntary truck
replacement program to replace 85% of pre-1994 trucks calling on the Port
terminals by January 1, 2014.

The agreement resolves the CCL’s substantive challenges against the state
and federal agencies’ permits for the new terminal and port access road.
The new terminal project is the SCSPA’s top strategic priority, allowing it
to handle long-term growth and attract new jobs and investment.

The CCL and the SCSPA agree that this settlement is a fair and reasonable
resolution of the claims asserted by the CCL, and that the agreement is no
admission of fault, wrongdoing, or liability. The actions in the agreement
are being undertaken voluntarily by the SCSPA to address any and all claims.

The parties believe that this agreement and the forward-looking measures it
contains are in the best interest of the citizens, the economy, and the
environment of South Carolina.

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Group, SPA settle lawsuit over container terminal
Monday, August 9, 2010

The State Ports Authority accepted a settlement with the Coastal
Conservation League in the environmental group's 3-year-old lawsuit seeking
to halt progress on a new container terminal and its access road under
construction in North Charleston.

The settlement calls for the authority to monitor and reduce air emissions
from its existing operations and to launch by 2014 a voluntary program to
replace 85 percent of port trucks that predate 1994. It also calls for
consideration for rail access at the new terminal.

The primary defendant in the complaint is the Army Corps of Engineers,
which issued the permit for the port expansion. The SPA later intervened in
the lawsuit and was named as a defendant.

Bank shot

Federal bank regulators have ordered a struggling Charleston lender to
raise capital. Carolina Federal Savings Bank said it will be seeking money
from investors to comply with the terms of the cease and desist order
issued by the Office of Thrift Supervision. The three-branch bank said it
plans to continue operating.

Carolina Federal must provide a written proposal by Sept. 30 explaining how
it plans to boost its capital reserves. If the bank cannot raise enough
money by Dec. 31, it will have to submit a plan detailing a merger or
voluntary dissolution.

House help

Government money is on the way to help financially struggling South
Carolina residents save their homes.

U.S. Treasury officials approved a series of homeowner rescue programs that
will spread federal grants -- from a few thousand dollars up to $36,000 --
to homeowners across the state who risk losing their property to foreclosure.

Midlands move

A South Carolina software company that works behind the scenes on a typical
person's largest lifetime purchase has found a new place to call home.
Avista Solutions, which makes and sells a computer program that lenders use
to process mortgage information, has moved its headquarters from Columbia
to Daniel Island. The new office will house about half of the company's 40
employees.

Prep work

Developer Tony Berenyi and business partner Janie Kruse are seeking the OK
to build a public marina on the Cooper River in downtown Charleston near
their Seabreeze office building on Immigration Street. The marina, to be
called Town Creek, would hold between 40 and 50 slips.

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CURRENT ISSUES:
08/10/20 1700 - COMMISSIONERS OF PILOTAGE
08/17/10 1700 - SCSPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
08/26/10 0800 - MARITIME ASSOCIATION NAV/OPS
10/7/10 1800 - CWIT SILENT AUCTION

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES

2014 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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HURRCANE STATUS:
CURRENT HURRICANE STATUS - 4 - SEASONAL - NO STORMS EXPECTED

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM EDT MON AUG 9 2010

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

A WELL-DEFINED LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM LOCATED ABOUT 950 MILES
EAST-NORTHEAST OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS IS MOVING WEST-NORTHWESTWARD
AT 10 TO 15 MPH. SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY HAS RECENTLY
DEVELOPED CLOSER TO THE CENTER...AND ANY SIGNIFICANT ORGANIZATION
OF THE THUNDERSTORMS DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS COULD RESULT IN
THE FORMATION OF A TROPICAL DEPRESSION. THERE IS A HIGH
CHANCE...70 PERCENT...OF THIS SYSTEM BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE
DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

A BROAD SURFACE LOW OVER SOUTHERN FLORIDA IS PRODUCING A LARGE
AREA OF DISORGANIZED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE NORTHWESTERN
BAHAMAS ACROSS THE FLORIDA KEYS INTO THE SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF
MEXICO. UPPER-LEVEL WINDS ARE FORECAST TO BECOME MORE FAVORABLE
FOR DEVELOPMENT OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AS THE SYSTEM MOVES TO
THE WEST OR WEST-NORTHWEST AT 5 TO 10 MPH OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO.
THERE IS A LOW CHANCE...20 PERCENT...OF THIS SYSTEM BECOMING A
TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS...THOUGH CONDITIONS COULD
BECOME A LITTLE MORE CONDUCIVE FOR DEVELOPMENT AFTER THAT TIME.

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

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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with August 3, 2010.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

M 9 Low 1:45 AM -0.1 6:39 AM Rise 5:59 AM 2
9 High 7:41 AM 5.5 8:11 PM Set 7:49 PM
9 Low 1:52 PM -0.7
9 High 8:11 PM 6.8

Tu 10 Low 2:35 AM -0.4 6:40 AM Rise 7:12 AM 0
10 High 8:38 AM 5.9 8:10 PM Set 8:27 PM
10 Low 2:47 PM -0.8
10 High 9:03 PM 6.8

W 11 Low 3:24 AM -0.6 6:40 AM Rise 8:24 AM 0
11 High 9:33 AM 6.1 8:09 PM Set 9:03 PM
11 Low 3:41 PM -0.8
11 High 9:53 PM 6.7

Th 12 Low 4:12 AM -0.7 6:41 AM Rise 9:34 AM 4
12 High 10:28 AM 6.3 8:08 PM Set 9:39 PM
12 Low 4:35 PM -0.6
12 High 10:43 PM 6.4

F 13 Low 5:01 AM -0.6 6:42 AM Rise 10:43 AM 11
13 High 11:23 AM 6.3 8:07 PM Set 10:14 PM
13 Low 5:30 PM -0.3
13 High 11:34 PM 6.1

Sa 14 Low 5:50 AM -0.5 6:43 AM Rise 11:52 AM 19
14 High 12:19 PM 6.3 8:06 PM Set 10:52 PM
14 Low 6:27 PM 0.0

Su 15 High 12:25 AM 5.7 6:43 AM Rise 12:59 PM 29
15 Low 6:41 AM -0.3 8:05 PM Set 11:33 PM
15 High 1:16 PM 6.2
15 Low 7:26 PM 0.4

M 16 High 1:19 AM 5.3 6:44 AM Rise 2:03 PM 40
16 Low 7:35 AM 0.0 8:04 PM
16 High 2:15 PM 6.0
16 Low 8:26 PM 0.7

Tu 17 High 2:16 AM 5.0 6:45 AM Set 12:18 AM 51
17 Low 8:33 AM 0.3 8:03 PM Rise 3:04 PM
17 High 3:15 PM 5.9
17 Low 9:28 PM 0.9

W 18 High 3:14 AM 4.9 6:45 AM Set 1:08 AM 61
18 Low 9:32 AM 0.4 8:02 PM Rise 4:00 PM
18 High 4:14 PM 5.8
18 Low 10:27 PM 0.9

Th 19 High 4:13 AM 4.8 6:46 AM Set 2:01 AM 71
19 Low 10:31 AM 0.5 8:00 PM Rise 4:50 PM
19 High 5:10 PM 5.8
19 Low 11:23 PM 0.9

F 20 High 5:09 AM 4.8 6:47 AM Set 2:58 AM 80
20 Low 11:27 AM 0.5 7:59 PM Rise 5:34 PM
20 High 6:01 PM 5.8

Sa 21 Low 12:14 AM 0.8 6:47 AM Set 3:55 AM 87
21 High 6:02 AM 4.9 7:58 PM Rise 6:11 PM
21 Low 12:18 PM 0.5
21 High 6:48 PM 5.9

Su 22 Low 1:00 AM 0.7 6:48 AM Set 4:52 AM 92
22 High 6:50 AM 5.0 7:57 PM Rise 6:45 PM
22 Low 1:05 PM 0.5
22 High 7:31 PM 5.9


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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...ATLC HIGH PRES WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE WATERS THIS WEEK. A WEAK
TROUGH OF LOW PRES MAY APPROACH THE AREA FROM THE NW FRI.
Today...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Tonight...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms.

Tue...SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers and
tstms.

Tue Night...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers
and tstms in the evening.

Wed...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Wed Night...SW winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Thu...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A
slight chance of showers and tstms.

Fri...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Notice posted on Monday, August 09, 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.