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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Thursday, October 14, 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:

BP - TUG RESOLVE $ 650-3 - IN ETD 2000/17TH
KMI4 - NAVIG8 STEALTH II - ETA 0800/18TH

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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:
10/14/10 - SAVANNAH PROPELLER CLUB LUNCHEON

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
10/21/10 - 1800 - CHS PROP CLUB DINNER AT THE CITADEL
10/28/10 - 0800 - NAV/OPS MEETING
11/03/10 - 1715 - SAV. PROP, MARITIME AFTER HOURS AT RUTH CHRIS
11/09/10 - 1145 - CWIT LUNCHEON
11/16/10 - TBA - CHS PROP CLUB - STATE OF THE PORT
11/19/10 - TBA - 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

HURRICANE PAULA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 12A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL182010
700 AM CDT THU OCT 14 2010

...PAULA HUGGING THE NORTH COAST OF WESTERN CUBA...FORECAST TO
WEAKEN...


SUMMARY OF 700 AM CDT...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...22.7N 84.5W
ABOUT 45 MI...70 KM...W OF PUERTO ESPERANZA
ABOUT 135 MI...215 KM W OF HAVANA CUBA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/HR
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 50 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/HR
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...999 MB...29.50 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

THE GOVERNMENT OF CUBA HAS REPLACED THE HURRICANE WARNINGS FOR THE
PROVINCE OF PINAR DEL RIO WITH A TROPICAL STORM WARNING.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE CUBAN PROVINCES OF PINAR DEL RIO...LA HABANA AND CIUDAD DE LA
HABANA

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE FLORIDA KEYS FROM CRAIG KEY WESTWARD...INCLUDING THE DRY
TORTUGAS

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED
STATES...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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AT 700 AM CDT...1200 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE PAULA WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 22.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 84.5 WEST. PAULA IS MOVING
TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 5 MPH...7 KM/HR. A TURN TOWARD THE
EAST-NORTHEAST AND EAST IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY. ON THIS TRACK...
PAULA WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE ALONG THE NORTH COAST OR OVER WESTERN
CUBA TODAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 75 MPH...120 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. THESE WINDS ARE CONFINED TO A VERY SMALL AREA NEAR THE
CENTER. PAULA IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
HURRICANE WIND SCALE. PAULA IS FORECAST TO WEAKEN TO A TROPICAL
STORM LATER TODAY.

PAULA REMAINS A SMALL HURRICANE. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND
OUTWARD UP TO 10 MILES...20 KM...FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL
STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 50 MILES...85 KM. THE WEATHER
STATION LOCATED IN THE WESTERN TIP OF CUBA RECENTLY REPORTED A 60
MPH...97 KM/HR WIND GUST.

THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE ESTIMATED FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE
HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT IS 999 MB...29.50 INCHES.


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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WIND...TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS SHOULD BE SPREADING ACROSS EXTREME
WESTERN CUBA TODAY. WINDS COULD BEGIN TO INCREASE OVER THE LOWER AND
MIDDLE FLORIDA KEYS LATE TODAY.

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 MUD SLIDES.

STORM SURGE...A STORM SURGE WILL RAISE WATER LEVELS BY AS MUCH AS
2 TO 4 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.

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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

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

W 27 Low 5:00 AM 0.5 7:33 AM Set 11:54 AM 85
27 High 11:11 AM 6.1 6:34 PM Rise 10:07 PM
27 Low 5:48 PM 1.0
27 High 11:35 PM 5.0

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE W TODAY AND PUSH OFF
THE COAST THIS EVENING. HIGH PRES WILL THEN DOMINATE FRI THROUGH MON.
Today...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. A slight chance of showers
early this morning. A chance of showers and tstms this afternoon.

Tonight...NW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming N 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...
Building to 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers early.

Fri...NW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

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

Sat...N winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 2 to 4 ft...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft.

Sat Night...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Sun...N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Mon...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Notice posted on Thursday, October 14, 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.