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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Thursday, August 19, 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 1300/22ND
KMI4 - OVERSEAS LUXMAR - ETA 0700/24TH

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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:

08/26/10 0800 - MARITIME ASSOCIATION NAV/OPS
09/14/10 1145 - CWIT LUNCHEON MEETING
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: ALERT LEVEL 4 - NO STORMS EXPECTED

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM EDT THU AUG 19 2010

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

CLOUDINESS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA
ARE ASSOCIATED WITH A WESTWARD-MOVING TROPICAL WAVE. THERE ARE NO
SIGNS OF DEVELOPMENT AND THERE IS A LOW CHANCE...10 PERCENT...OF
THIS SYSTEM BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

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




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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with August 12, 2010.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

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

M 23 Low 1:42 AM 0.6 6:49 AM Set 5:48 AM 97
23 High 7:35 AM 5.2 7:56 PM Rise 7:15 PM
23 Low 1:48 PM 0.5
23 High 8:11 PM 5.9

Tu 24 Low 2:21 AM 0.5 6:49 AM Set 6:43 AM 99
24 High 8:18 AM 5.3 7:55 PM Rise 7:43 PM
24 Low 2:29 PM 0.5
24 High 8:48 PM 5.9

W 25 Low 2:57 AM 0.4 6:50 AM Set 7:37 AM 99
25 High 8:57 AM 5.4 7:53 PM Rise 8:10 PM
25 Low 3:08 PM 0.6
25 High 9:23 PM 5.7

Th 26 Low 3:32 AM 0.4 6:51 AM Set 8:31 AM 98
26 High 9:34 AM 5.4 7:52 PM Rise 8:37 PM
26 Low 3:45 PM 0.7
26 High 9:57 PM 5.6

F 27 Low 4:05 AM 0.5 6:51 AM Set 9:25 AM 95
27 High 10:09 AM 5.5 7:51 PM Rise 9:05 PM
27 Low 4:22 PM 0.9
27 High 10:29 PM 5.4

Sa 28 Low 4:37 AM 0.5 6:52 AM Set 10:20 AM 91
28 High 10:43 AM 5.5 7:50 PM Rise 9:35 PM
28 Low 4:59 PM 1.0
28 High 11:01 PM 5.2

Su 29 Low 5:12 AM 0.6 6:53 AM Set 11:17 AM 84
29 High 11:19 AM 5.5 7:48 PM Rise 10:08 PM
29 Low 5:40 PM 1.1
29 High 11:36 PM 5.0

M 30 Low 5:50 AM 0.6 6:53 AM Set 12:16 PM 77
30 High 11:59 AM 5.5 7:47 PM Rise 10:46 PM
30 Low 6:26 PM 1.3

Tu 31 High 12:16 AM 4.8 6:54 AM Set 1:15 PM 68
31 Low 6:34 AM 0.7 7:46 PM Rise 11:30 PM
31 High 12:47 PM 5.6
31 Low 7:19 PM 1.4

W 1 High 1:05 AM 4.7 6:54 AM Set 2:15 PM 58
1 Low 7:26 AM 0.7 7:45 PM
1 High 1:44 PM 5.7
1 Low 8:19 PM 1.4


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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE NORTH FRIDAY...THEN
STALL OVER OR NEARBY SATURDAY INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. A WEAK AREA OF LOW
PRESSURE MAY DEVELOP IN THE ATLANTIC OFF THE SE COAST SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY.
Today...W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
A chance of showers and tstms.

Tonight...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W late. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance
of showers and tstms.

Fri...W winds 10 kt...becoming SW in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 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...becoming N after midnight. Seas 2 ft. A
slight chance of showers and tstms.

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

Sat Night...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of
showers and tstms.

Sun...E winds 10 kt...becoming S. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and
tstms.

Mon...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft... Subsiding to 2 to 3 ft. A
chance of showers and tstms.
Notice posted on Thursday, August 19, 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.