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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, December 15, 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:
VETERANS Z - AMY C - IN, ETS 0001/1
KMI 1 - SHOVELER - IN, ETS PM/18
HESS - AMPHITRITE - DUE PM/18

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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. 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:

98 Mayors Endorse Charleston Harbor Deepening

Letter Asks for President’s Support, Highlights Taxpayer Value in
Charleston Project



Charleston, SC – Nearly 100 mayors representing cities and towns across
South Carolina are urging President Obama to fund the next step in
Charleston’s post-45 foot harbor deepening project. The letter notes the
port’s tremendous contribution to jobs across the region, and underlines
the value of Charleston deepening to U.S. taxpayers.



In the letter the mayors ask President Obama to include funding in the
Administration’s budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to continue
with the Charleston project.



A study completed earlier this year by the Corps determined a federal
interest in the next Charleston Harbor deepening project. In fact, the
Corps report said, "Preliminary studies at other nearby harbors show that
Charleston Harbor would probably be the cheapest South Atlantic harbor to
deepen to 50 feet."



The mayors highlight that the United States needs a true deepwater
Southeast port to remain competitive in international trade. “We must offer
ocean carriers a 50-foot harbor to import and export their goods in the
northeast, mid-Atlantic and southeast,” the letter states.



Furthermore, the mayors affirm that of ports in the Southeast region
deepening Charleston Harbor is the best value as the federal government
fulfills its commitment to invest in maritime infrastructure.



The letter states, “Charleston has been deemed by the Corps of Engineers to
be the best value for the taxpayer as the federal government invests in
harbors and shipping channels in a region where approximately 26,000
companies in two dozen states utilize our port facilities. This fact
cannot be overlooked as you and the Congress are challenged daily by the
mounting federal debt and the need to balance the budget.”



The 98 mayors signing the letter represent cities and towns large and
small, rural and urban, and with local port-related industries in
manufacturing, agricultural and distribution clusters. In South Carolina,
nearly $12 billion in wages and more than 260,000 jobs are related to the port.



“We are extremely appreciative of and humbled by the mayors’ support for
Charleston deepening, particularly Charleston Mayor Joe Riley’s
leadership,” said Jim Newsome, president and CEO of the South Carolina
State Ports Authority. “Investing in port infrastructure gives companies
across the region efficient access to global markets and supports hundreds
of thousands of good jobs at a time when we desperately need them.”



The mayors close the letter stating, “Our state and our port stand ready to
complete necessary studies to construct this deepening project. We simply
need the money to plan the project and fire up the dredges.”



Charleston today offers the deepest channels in the region, moving ships
actually drafting up to 48 feet of water on high tide. Expansion of the
Panama Canal will bring even more big ships to the East Coast, as companies
and industries seek to improve efficiency and reduce costs.



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CURRENT ISSUES:
12/16/10 - 1000 - SCSPA BOARD MEETING

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
01/11/11 - 1145 - CWIT Luncheon
01//11/11 - COMMISSION OF PILOTAGE
01/27/11 - 0800 NAV OPS MEETING
02/08/11 - 1145 - CWIT Luncheon
02/11/11 - MARITIME ASSOC. ANNUAL MEETING & GALA
02/2011 - CHARLESTON PROP CLUB OYSTER ROAST
2014 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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SECURITY LEVEL: MARSEC 1 -
HURRICANE STATUS - 5 - OUT OF SEASON

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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with December 14, 2010.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

W 15 High 2:39 AM 4.9 7:15 AM Set 1:43 AM 62
15 Low 9:01 AM 1.2 5:15 PM Rise 1:09 PM
15 High 3:02 PM 4.5
15 Low 9:07 PM 0.6

Th 16 High 3:32 AM 5.1 7:15 AM Set 2:39 AM 71
16 Low 9:58 AM 1.1 5:15 PM Rise 1:42 PM
16 High 3:55 PM 4.5
16 Low 9:57 PM 0.5

F 17 High 4:23 AM 5.3 7:16 AM Set 3:37 AM 79
17 Low 10:51 AM 0.9 5:16 PM Rise 2:18 PM
17 High 4:46 PM 4.5
17 Low 10:47 PM 0.2

Sa 18 High 5:12 AM 5.6 7:16 AM Set 4:37 AM 87
18 Low 11:40 AM 0.6 5:16 PM Rise 3:01 PM
18 High 5:35 PM 4.6
18 Low 11:35 PM 0.0

Su 19 High 6:00 AM 5.8 7:17 AM Set 5:37 AM 93
19 Low 12:27 PM 0.4 5:17 PM Rise 3:50 PM
19 High 6:22 PM 4.7

M 20 Low 12:22 AM -0.2 7:18 AM Set 6:36 AM 97
20 High 6:46 AM 6.1 5:17 PM Rise 4:46 PM
20 Low 1:13 PM 0.2
20 High 7:07 PM 4.9

Tu 21 Low 1:09 AM -0.4 7:18 AM Set 7:32 AM 99
21 High 7:31 AM 6.2 5:18 PM Rise 5:49 PM
21 Low 1:58 PM 0.0
21 High 7:52 PM 5.0

W 22 Low 1:56 AM -0.6 7:19 AM Set 8:23 AM 99
22 High 8:16 AM 6.3 5:18 PM Rise 6:56 PM
22 Low 2:43 PM -0.2
22 High 8:38 PM 5.1

Th 23 Low 2:44 AM -0.6 7:19 AM Set 9:08 AM 97
23 High 9:02 AM 6.3 5:19 PM Rise 8:05 PM
23 Low 3:28 PM -0.2
23 High 9:27 PM 5.1

F 24 Low 3:34 AM -0.6 7:20 AM Set 9:48 AM 91
24 High 9:49 AM 6.2 5:19 PM Rise 9:13 PM
24 Low 4:15 PM -0.3
24 High 10:18 PM 5.2

Sa 25 Low 4:27 AM -0.5 7:20 AM Set 10:25 AM 84
25 High 10:38 AM 6.0 5:20 PM Rise 10:20 PM
25 Low 5:04 PM -0.3
25 High 11:14 PM 5.3

Su 26 Low 5:23 AM -0.3 7:20 AM Set 10:59 AM 75
26 High 11:30 AM 5.7 5:20 PM Rise 11:26 PM
26 Low 5:55 PM -0.3

M 27 High 12:13 AM 5.4 7:21 AM Set 11:33 AM 64
27 Low 6:24 AM 0.0 5:21 PM
27 High 12:25 PM 5.4
27 Low 6:50 PM -0.2

Tu 28 High 1:16 AM 5.4 7:21 AM Rise 12:32 AM 53
28 Low 7:28 AM 0.1 5:22 PM Set 12:07 PM
28 High 1:25 PM 5.1
28 Low 7:48 PM -0.2



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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...HIGH PRES WILL DOMINATE TODAY. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM
THE NW THU AND STALL OVER THE REGION FRI AS LOW PRES APPROACHES FROM THE
SW. THE LOW WILL PUSH NE OF THE WATERS SAT DRAGGING THE FRONT OFFSHORE SAT
NIGHT. HIGH PRES WILL RETURN SUN.
This Afternoon...N winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NW 5 to 10 kt late. Seas 1
to 2 ft.

Tonight...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot.

Thu...SW winds 15 to 20 kt...increasing to 20 to 25 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 2 to 3 ft...building to 4 to 6 ft in the afternoon.

Thu Night...SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

Fri...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft in the
afternoon. A chance of showers.

Fri Night...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W 5 to 10 kt after midnight.
Seas 2 to 3 ft...building to 3 to 4 ft after midnight. Showers likely.

Sat...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming N 20 to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Showers likely.

Sun...NW winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4
ft...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft.

Notice posted on Wednesday, December 15, 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.