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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Priority:Normal
Notice:
URGENT INFORMATION:

Please be advised that the port of Wilmington NC has been set at hurricane
level X-RAY

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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 40'00, 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 - SONGA RUBY - IN ETD 0900/29TH
KMI4 - ENERGY PIONEER - ETA 1500/29TH
BP - TUG INTEGRITY & 650-4 - ETA 1115/3RD

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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:
10/06/10 - 1715 - SAVANNAH MARITIME AFTER HOURS MEETING

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
10/07/2010 1800 - CWIT SILENT AUCTIO
10/12/10 - 1145 - CWIT LUNCHEON
10/14/10 - SAVANNAH PROPELLER CLUB LUNCHEON
10/28/10 - 0800 - NAV/OPS MEETING
11/09/10 - 1145 - CWIT LUNCHEON
11/19/10 - SAVANNAH PROPELLER CLUB OYSTER ROAST


2014 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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SECURITY LEVEL: MARSEC 1
HURRICANE STATUS - 4 - TS 16

TROPICAL DEPRESSION SIXTEEN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 4A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL162010
800 AM EDT WED SEP 29 2010

...DISORGANIZED DEPRESSION BRINGING HEAVY RAINS TO SOUTHEAST
FLORIDA...THE BAHAMAS...EASTERN CUBA...AND JAMAICA...CENTER
RELOCATED...


SUMMARY OF 800 AM EDT...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...22.6N 81.4W
ABOUT 150 MI...240 KM S OF MARATHON FLORIDA
ABOUT 230 MI...375 KM SSW OF MIAMI FLORIDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/HR
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 20 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/HR
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...996 MB...29.41 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

NONE

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE CAYMAN ISLANDS
* THE PROVINCES OF CUBA FROM MATANZAS EASTWARD TO CIEGO DE AVILA
* THE NORTHWESTERN AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS
* SEBASTIAN INLET SOUTHWARD TO EAST CAPE SABLE AND FLORIDA BAY
* THE FLORIDA KEYS

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN IN EFFECT FOR...
* NORTH OF EAST CAPE SABLE TO CHOKOLOSKEE FLORIDA

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
THE UNITED STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL
METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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SURFACE OBSERVATIONS INDICATE THAT THE CENTER OF THE DEPRESSION MAY
BE BECOMING LESS WELL DEFINED AND HAS BEEN RELOCATED OVER CENTRAL
CUBA. AT 800 AM EDT...1200 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION
SIXTEEN WAS ESTIMATED NEAR LATITUDE 22.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE 81.4
WEST. THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 9
MPH...15 KM/HR. A MOTION TO THE NORTH-NORTHEAST ACCOMPANIED BY A
GRADUAL INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 TO
36 HOURS. ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF THE DEPRESSION
WILL MOVE OVER THE FLORIDA STRAITS LATER THIS MORNING...AND BE NEAR
OR OVER SOUTHEASTERN FLORIDA BY THIS EVENING.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MPH...55 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS AND
THE DEPRESSION COULD BECOME A TROPICAL STORM LATER TODAY...BEFORE
MERGING WITH A FRONTAL ZONE TONIGHT OR THURSDAY.

THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE BASED ON SURFACE REPORTS FROM CUBA IS
996 MB...29.41 INCHES.


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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RAINFALL...THE DEPRESSION IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN
ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES OVER THE CAYMAN ISLANDS...
JAMAICA...AND CUBA. ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 20 INCHES ARE
POSSIBLE OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF CUBA AND JAMAICA. THESE
RAINS COULD CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES.
RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS
OF SOUTHERN FLORIDA...THE FLORIDA KEYS...AND THE CENTRAL AND
NORTHWEST BAHAMAS.

WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED IN THE WARNING
AREAS TODAY.

TORNADOES...ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER SOUTHEASTERN
FLORIDA AND THE FLORIDA KEYS TODAY.

1. A TROPICAL WAVE OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC LOCATED ABOUT 900 MILES
EAST OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS IS PRODUCING LIMITED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. UPPER-LEVEL WINDS ARE BECOMING LESS FAVORABLE FOR
DEVELOPMENT AS IT MOVES WESTWARD TO WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT
15 TO 20 MPH. THERE IS A LOW CHANCE...10 PERCENT...OF THIS SYSTEM
BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with September 24,
2010.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

W 29 Low 6:08 AM 0.8 7:13 AM Set 1:04 PM 73
29 High 12:19 PM 5.9 7:07 PM Rise 11:12 PM
29 Low 6:57 PM 1.3

Th 30 High 12:42 AM 4.9 7:13 AM Set 1:58 PM 63
30 Low 7:02 AM 0.8 7:06 PM
30 High 1:19 PM 5.9
30 Low 7:57 PM 1.4

F 1 High 1:45 AM 4.9 7:14 AM Rise 12:13 AM 53
1 Low 8:04 AM 0.8 7:05 PM Set 2:47 PM
1 High 2:24 PM 6.0
1 Low 9:01 PM 1.2

Sa 2 High 2:55 AM 5.1 7:15 AM Rise 1:18 AM 42
2 Low 9:12 AM 0.6 7:03 PM Set 3:31 PM
2 High 3:32 PM 6.1
2 Low 10:05 PM 1.0

Su 3 High 4:04 AM 5.4 7:15 AM Rise 2:26 AM 31
3 Low 10:20 AM 0.4 7:02 PM Set 4:12 PM
3 High 4:36 PM 6.3
3 Low 11:05 PM 0.6

M 4 High 5:09 AM 5.8 7:16 AM Rise 3:35 AM 20
4 Low 11:24 AM 0.1 7:01 PM Set 4:49 PM
4 High 5:36 PM 6.5

Tu 5 Low 12:00 AM 0.2 7:17 AM Rise 4:44 AM 12
5 High 6:09 AM 6.3 6:59 PM Set 5:25 PM
5 Low 12:24 PM -0.1
5 High 6:31 PM 6.6

W 6 Low 12:52 AM -0.1 7:17 AM Rise 5:54 AM 5
6 High 7:05 AM 6.7 6:58 PM Set 6:00 PM
6 Low 1:21 PM -0.4
6 High 7:24 PM 6.6

Th 7 Low 1:42 AM -0.4 7:18 AM Rise 7:04 AM 1
7 High 7:59 AM 7.0 6:57 PM Set 6:38 PM
7 Low 2:15 PM -0.4
7 High 8:15 PM 6.5

F 8 Low 2:30 AM -0.5 7:19 AM Rise 8:15 AM 0
8 High 8:51 AM 7.2 6:55 PM Set 7:18 PM
8 Low 3:08 PM -0.4
8 High 9:05 PM 6.3

Sa 9 Low 3:18 AM -0.4 7:20 AM Rise 9:26 AM 1
9 High 9:42 AM 7.1 6:54 PM Set 8:02 PM
9 Low 3:59 PM -0.2
9 High 9:54 PM 6.1

Su 10 Low 4:06 AM -0.2 7:20 AM Rise 10:34 AM 6
10 High 10:33 AM 6.9 6:53 PM Set 8:51 PM
10 Low 4:51 PM 0.1
10 High 10:43 PM 5.8

M 11 Low 4:55 AM 0.1 7:21 AM Rise 11:38 AM 12
11 High 11:26 AM 6.6 6:52 PM Set 9:45 PM
11 Low 5:43 PM 0.5
11 High 11:34 PM 5.5

Tu 12 Low 5:45 AM 0.4 7:22 AM Rise 12:36 PM 21
12 High 12:20 PM 6.3 6:51 PM Set 10:42 PM
12 Low 6:36 PM 0.8

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...A STATIONARY FRONT WILL REMAIN OVER OR NEAR THE COASTAL WATERS
THROUGH EARLY THU...BEFORE PUSHING FURTHER OFFSHORE LATE THIS WEEK. WAVES
OF LOW PRES WILL FORM ALONG THE FRONT AND MOVE N THROUGH THE LOCAL WATERS
TODAY INTO EARLY THU. THE REMNANTS OF THE DEPRESSION ARE FORECAST TO PASS E
OF THE MARINE AREA THU OR THU NIGHT. HIGH PRES WILL BUILD FROM THE NW LATE
THIS WEEK. MARINERS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO KEEP ABREAST OF THE WEATHER
SITUATION DUE TO THE POTENTIAL FOR HAZARDOUS MARINE CONDITIONS.
Today...S winds 10 kt...becoming SE 10 to 15 kt late this morning and early
afternoon...then becoming E 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt late. Seas 4 to
5 ft...building to 4 to 6 ft this afternoon. A slight chance of tstms.
Showers. Vsby occasionally 1 nm or less in locally heavy rainfall late this
morning and afternoon.

Tonight...E winds 20 to 25 kt...becoming NW 15 to 20 kt after midnight.
Seas 5 to 7 ft...building to 5 to 8 ft after midnight. A showers with a
slight chance of tstms. Vsby occasionally 1 nm or less in locally heavy
rainfall in the evening.

Thu...W winds 15 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft...subsiding to 5 to 6 ft in the
afternoon. A slight chance of tstms. Showers likely in the morning...then a
chance of showers in the afternoon.

Thu Night...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A slight chance of
showers in the evening.

Fri...N winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 4 to 5 ft.

Fri Night...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

Sat...N winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming NE 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 6
ft...subsiding to 4 to 5 ft.

Sun...NE winds 15 to 20 kt...increasing to 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 5
ft...building to 5 to 7 ft.
Notice posted on Wednesday, September 29, 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.