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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, October 13, 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 - ELKA GLORY - IN ETD 1500/13TH
BP - TUG RESOLVE $ 650-3 - IN

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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: Poll: 60% think drilling for oil off S.C. coast is OK

What oil spill?

That seems to be the thinking among likely South Carolina voters just
months after the Deepwater Horizon explosion killed 11 workers, sank a
drilling rig into the Gulf of Mexico and led to the nation's worst offshore
oil spill ever.

Almost 60 percent of likely voters said they approve drilling for oil off
South Carolina's coast, according to a Winthrop University poll of 741
likely state voters. About 31 percent disapproved, while 10 percent were
undecided.


Scott Huffmon, the Winthrop University political scientist who oversaw the
polling, said that result surprised him the most. "If we had an entire
summer of tarballs washing up on tourist beaches nonstop, then it might
have been a little different," he said.
Covering the politics of the Lowcountry, South Carolina and the nation.


The poll confirms a Houston Chronicle news report about how little impact
the spill is having in this fall's elections. Larry Sabato, director of the
Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, told the newspaper that
he can't find one political race where it's really having an impact, "even
in the Gulf Coast states."

And President Barack Obama lifted the temporary ban deepwater drilling
Tuesday, ahead of schedule. Catherine Wannamaker, an attorney with the
Southern Environmental Law Center, said the federal government hasn't
properly analyzed the risk.

"Until we know what these impacts are and how we prevent them from
happening in the future, we shouldn't be drilling in deepwater," she said.

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CURRENT ISSUES:
10/14/10 - SAVANNAH PROPELLER CLUB LUNCHEON
FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:

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/HURRICANE PAULA

...SMALL BUT STRONG HURRICANE PAULA MOVING OVER THE YUCATAN
CHANNEL...


SUMMARY OF 700 AM CDT...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...21.3N 85.9W
ABOUT 55 MI...90 KM E OF CANCUN MEXICO
ABOUT 70 MI...115 KM WSW OF THE WESTERN TIP OF CUBA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...100 MPH...160 KM/HR
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/HR
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...984 MB...29.06 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

NONE.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE COAST OF MEXICO FROM PUNTA ALLEN NORTHWARD TO CABO CATOCHE...
INCLUDING COZUMEL
* THE PROVINCE OF PINAR DEL RIO CUBA

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE COAST OF MEXICO FROM CABO CATOCHE TO SAN FELIPE

THE WARNINGS FOR YUCATAN MEXICO WILL LIKELY BE DISCONTINUED LATER
THIS MORNING. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE
MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 700 AM CDT...1200 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE PAULA WAS
ESTIMATED NEAR LATITUDE 21.3 NORTH...LONGITUDE 85.9 WEST. PAULA IS
MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 9 MPH...15 KM/HR...AND THIS GENERAL
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THIS MORNING. A TURN TOWARD THE
NORTHEAST WITH A DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS FORECAST TO BEGIN BY
THIS AFTERNOON. ON THIS TRACK...THE SMALL CORE OF HURRICANE PAULA
WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE OVER THE YUCATAN CHANNEL TODAY...AND BE NEAR
OR OVER WESTERN CUBA BY TONIGHT OR EARLY THURSDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 100 MPH...160 KM/HR...WITH
HIGHER GUSTS. PAULA IS A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE ON THE
SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE. A GRADUAL WEAKENING IS
EXPECTED TO BEGIN BY THIS AFTERNOON OR TONIGHT.

HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 15 MILES...30 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60
MILES...95 KM.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 984 MB...29.06 INCHES.


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND...TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS COULD AFFECT THE MEXICAN COAST
WITHIN THE HURRICANE WARNING AREA DURING THE NEXT FEW HOURS...BUT
GRADUALLY DIMINISH LATER TODAY. TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS ARE
EXPECTED TO REACH EXTREME WESTERN CUBA LATER THIS AFTERNOON...WITH
HURRICANE CONDITIONS FORECAST BY TONIGHT.

RAINFALL...PAULA IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS
OF 3 TO 6 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 10 INCHES
POSSIBLE...OVER PORTIONS OF WESTERN AND CENTRAL CUBA. IN AREAS OF
MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN...THESE RAINFALL AMOUNTS COULD CAUSE
LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUDSLIDES.

STORM SURGE...A STORM SURGE WILL RAISE WATER LEVELS BY AS MUCH AS
4 TO 6 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST IN
AREAS OF ONSHORE FLOW OVER EXTREME WESTERN CUBA. THE SURGE WILL
BE ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE AND DESTRUCTIVE WAVES. A STORM SURGE IS
EXPECTED TO PRODUCE MINOR COASTAL FLOODING ALONG THE EAST COAST
OF THE YUCATAN PENINSULA BUT WILL GRADUALLY SUBSIDE LATER THIS
MORNING.



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

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

Tu 19 High 5:54 AM 5.6 7:27 AM Set 4:20 AM 84
19 Low 12:13 PM 1.1 6:42 PM Rise 4:43 PM
19 High 6:21 PM 5.6

W 20 Low 12:28 AM 0.8 7:28 AM Set 5:13 AM 90
20 High 6:38 AM 5.8 6:41 PM Rise 5:11 PM
20 Low 12:57 PM 0.9
20 High 7:03 PM 5.6

Th 21 Low 1:06 AM 0.6 7:29 AM Set 6:08 AM 95
21 High 7:19 AM 6.0 6:40 PM Rise 5:40 PM
21 Low 1:39 PM 0.8
21 High 7:42 PM 5.6

F 22 Low 1:43 AM 0.5 7:29 AM Set 7:04 AM 98
22 High 7:58 AM 6.2 6:39 PM Rise 6:11 PM
22 Low 2:19 PM 0.8
22 High 8:20 PM 5.5

Sa 23 Low 2:20 AM 0.4 7:30 AM Set 8:02 AM 99
23 High 8:34 AM 6.2 6:38 PM Rise 6:47 PM
23 Low 2:58 PM 0.7
23 High 8:57 PM 5.4

Su 24 Low 2:57 AM 0.4 7:31 AM Set 9:01 AM 99
24 High 9:10 AM 6.3 6:37 PM Rise 7:28 PM
24 Low 3:37 PM 0.8
24 High 9:32 PM 5.3

M 25 Low 3:35 AM 0.4 7:32 AM Set 10:01 AM 96
25 High 9:47 AM 6.2 6:36 PM Rise 8:14 PM
25 Low 4:18 PM 0.8
25 High 10:08 PM 5.2

Tu 26 Low 4:16 AM 0.5 7:33 AM Set 10:59 AM 92
26 High 10:26 AM 6.2 6:35 PM Rise 9:08 PM
26 Low 5:01 PM 0.9
26 High 10:48 PM 5.1

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...HIGH PRES WILL REMAIN OVER THE W ATLC TODAY. A COLD FRONT WILL
APPROACH FROM THE W ON THU THEN PUSH OFFSHORE THU NIGHT. HIGH PRES WILL
THEN DOMINATE THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
Today...W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW 10 kt late this morning and
afternoon. Seas 2 ft. A slight chance of showers until late afternoon.

Tonight...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft. A slight chance of showers.

Thu...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of tstms. A
slight chance of showers in the morning...then a chance of showers in the
afternoon.

Thu Night...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...building to 3 to 4 ft
after midnight. A chance of showers with a slight chance of tstms in the
evening.

Fri...NW winds 15 kt...becoming W in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Fri Night...W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW 15 to 20 kt after midnight.
Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Sat...N winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4
ft...subsiding to 2 ft.

Sun...N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Notice posted on Wednesday, October 13, 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.