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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Tuesday, August 31, 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:

HESS - ATHENS STAR - IN ETD 1330/31ST
BP - T/B INTEGRITY/650-4 - ETA 1930/31ST

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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:

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 - HURRICANE EARL

...EARL CONTINUES TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST WITH LITTLE CHANGE IN
STRENGTH...


SUMMARY OF 900 AM AST...1300 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...21.0N 67.6W
ABOUT 200 MI...325 KM NNW OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO
ABOUT 230 MI...370 KM E OF GRAND TURK ISLAND
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...135 MPH...215 KM/HR
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/HR
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...935 MB...27.61 INCHES


FIONA MOVING QUICKLY WESTWARD...


SUMMARY OF 800 AM AST...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...15.8N 54.4W
ABOUT 500 MI...800 KM E OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/HR
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 24 MPH...39 KM/HR
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB...29.71 INCHES



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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with August 27, 2010

Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

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

Th 2 High 2:04 AM 4.7 6:55 AM Rise 12:21 AM 48
2 Low 8:25 AM 0.6 7:43 PM Set 3:12 PM
2 High 2:48 PM 5.8
2 Low 9:25 PM 1.3

F 3 High 3:11 AM 4.8 6:56 AM Rise 1:20 AM 37
3 Low 9:30 AM 0.5 7:42 PM Set 4:06 PM
3 High 3:54 PM 6.0
3 Low 10:30 PM 1.1

Sa 4 High 4:19 AM 5.0 6:56 AM Rise 2:25 AM 27
4 Low 10:36 AM 0.2 7:41 PM Set 4:55 PM
4 High 4:59 PM 6.3
4 Low 11:30 PM 0.7

Su 5 High 5:24 AM 5.4 6:57 AM Rise 3:34 AM 17
5 Low 11:39 AM -0.1 7:39 PM Set 5:39 PM
5 High 5:59 PM 6.5

M 6 Low 12:26 AM 0.3 6:58 AM Rise 4:45 AM 9
6 High 6:25 AM 5.8 7:38 PM Set 6:19 PM
6 Low 12:39 PM -0.4
6 High 6:55 PM 6.7

Tu 7 Low 1:18 AM -0.1 6:58 AM Rise 5:57 AM 3
7 High 7:23 AM 6.2 7:37 PM Set 6:56 PM
7 Low 1:36 PM -0.6
7 High 7:48 PM 6.8

W 8 Low 2:08 AM -0.4 6:59 AM Rise 7:08 AM 0
8 High 8:18 AM 6.5 7:35 PM Set 7:32 PM
8 Low 2:31 PM -0.7
8 High 8:39 PM 6.8

Th 9 Low 2:57 AM -0.6 7:00 AM Rise 8:20 AM 0
9 High 9:12 AM 6.8 7:34 PM Set 8:08 PM
9 Low 3:25 PM -0.6
9 High 9:29 PM 6.6

F 10 Low 3:45 AM -0.6 7:00 AM Rise 9:30 AM 3
10 High 10:05 AM 6.9 7:33 PM Set 8:46 PM
10 Low 4:18 PM -0.4
10 High 10:19 PM 6.3

Sa 11 Low 4:33 AM -0.4 7:01 AM Rise 10:40 AM 8
11 High 10:58 AM 6.8 7:31 PM Set 9:27 PM
11 Low 5:11 PM -0.1
11 High 11:09 PM 6.0

Su 12 Low 5:22 AM -0.2 7:02 AM Rise 11:49 AM 16
12 High 11:53 AM 6.6 7:30 PM Set 10:12 PM
12 Low 6:06 PM 0.3

M 13 High 12:00 AM 5.6 7:02 AM Rise 12:53 PM 25
13 Low 6:13 AM 0.1 7:29 PM Set 11:02 PM
13 High 12:49 PM 6.3
13 Low 7:02 PM 0.7

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...HIGH PRES WILL DOMINATE THROUGH WED. MAJOR HURCN EARL WILL PASS
E OF THE WATERS THU. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH THE REGION ON SAT.
REFER TO THE LATEST ADVISORY ON MAJOR HURCN EARL ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
HURCN CENTER.
Today...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Tonight...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Wed...NE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming E 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3
to 4 ft...building to 4 to 5 ft in the afternoon.

Wed Night...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft...building to 5 to 7 ft
after midnight.

Thu...NE winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft...building
to 6 to 9 ft.

Thu Night...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 6 to 9 ft...subsiding to 5 to 7 ft
after midnight.

Fri...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Sat...N winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming E 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Notice posted on Tuesday, August 31, 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.