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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Priority:Normal
Notice: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:
HESS- NORD SEA - IN - ETD 1300/5TH
KMI3 - OVERSEAS ANDROMAR - ETA 1700/6TH ETD TBA

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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: (10/05/10) Charleston's stealth port gets hush hush
huge rail yard
Charleston naval facility to expand rail yard

A Tennessee company has been awarded a contract to build a railroad
loading and staging area at Naval Weapons Station Charleston.

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast in Jacksonville, Fla.,
said Monday that the nearly $9 million contract has been awarded to Queen
City Inc. of Knoxville, Tenn.

Port Operations Officer Capt. Gary Nipper says the new rail line will
improve productivity at the facility since railcar staging is being done
now 100 miles away in Columbia.

The work will include seven additional rail spurs.


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CURRENT ISSUES:
10/06/10 - 1715 - SAVANNAH MARITIME AFTER HOURS MEETING
10/07/2010 1800 - CWIT SILENT AUCTION

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
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/SEASONAL - NO STORMS PREDICTED

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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with October 5, 2010.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

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

W 13 High 12:27 AM 5.2 7:22 AM Rise 1:26 PM 30
13 Low 6:38 AM 0.8 6:49 PM Set 11:41 PM
13 High 1:15 PM 6.0
13 Low 7:31 PM 1.1

Th 14 High 1:23 AM 5.0 7:23 AM Rise 2:09 PM 40
14 Low 7:34 AM 1.1 6:48 PM
14 High 2:12 PM 5.7
14 Low 8:27 PM 1.3

F 15 High 2:21 AM 4.9 7:24 AM Set 12:39 AM 50
15 Low 8:34 AM 1.3 6:47 PM Rise 2:47 PM
15 High 3:09 PM 5.6
15 Low 9:23 PM 1.3

Sa 16 High 3:19 AM 5.0 7:25 AM Set 1:36 AM 59
16 Low 9:35 AM 1.4 6:46 PM Rise 3:19 PM
16 High 4:02 PM 5.5
16 Low 10:15 PM 1.3

Su 17 High 4:14 AM 5.1 7:25 AM Set 2:32 AM 68
17 Low 10:32 AM 1.3 6:45 PM Rise 3:49 PM
17 High 4:52 PM 5.5
17 Low 11:03 PM 1.1

M 18 High 5:06 AM 5.3 7:26 AM Set 3:26 AM 77
18 Low 11:25 AM 1.2 6:43 PM Rise 4:16 PM
18 High 5:38 PM 5.6
18 Low 11:47 PM 0.9



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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
500 AM EDT TUE OCT 5 2010
W CENTRAL N ATLC CONTINENTAL SHELF AND SLOPE WATERS BEYOND 20
NM...TO 250 NM OFFSHORE...INCLUDING S OF GEORGES BANK FROM 1000
FM TO...250 NM OFFSHORE.
SEAS GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE
HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE
MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.
ANZ088-051500-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N OUT TO 32N 73W TO 31N 74W
500 AM EDT TUE OCT 5 2010

TODAY
N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT E OF 1000
FM 7 TO 10 FT...HIGHEST E. SHOWERS E ENDING.

TONIGHT
N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT E
OF 1000 FM 7 TO 10 FT...HIGHEST E.

WED
WINDS BECOMING N TO NW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3
TO 5 FT...EXCEPT E OF 1000 FM 5 TO 7 FT LATE.

WED NIGHT
N TO NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS BECOMING 3 TO 6
FT...HIGHEST E.

THU
N TO NW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6
FT...HIGHEST E.

FRI
WINDS BECOMING N TO NE 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6
FT...HIGHEST E.

SAT
N TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.


Notice posted on Tuesday, October 05, 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.