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Subject:CHARLESTON, SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Friday, December 17, 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:
KMI 1 - SHOVELER - IN, ETS PM/18
BP - BOW SEA - ETA 1300/16 - ETD 17/1330
KMI4 - SHARON SEA - IN - ETD 1500/17
HESS - AMPHITRITE - DUE PM/19

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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:

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CURRENT ISSUES:
01/11/11 - 1145 - CWIT Luncheon
01/11/11 - COMMISSION OF PILOTAGE

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
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 17, 2010.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

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

W 29 High 2:20 AM 5.6 7:21 AM Rise 1:37 AM 42
29 Low 8:34 AM 0.2 5:22 PM Set 12:44 PM
29 High 2:26 PM 4.9
29 Low 8:47 PM -0.2

Th 30 High 3:23 AM 5.7 7:22 AM Rise 2:43 AM 31
30 Low 9:39 AM 0.2 5:23 PM Set 1:25 PM
30 High 3:28 PM 4.8
30 Low 9:47 PM -0.3

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
400 AM EST FRI DEC 17 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.
ANZ088-171500-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N OUT TO 32N 73W TO 31N 74W
400 AM EST FRI DEC 17 2010

GALE FORCE WINDS EXPECTED SAT NIGHT INTO SUN

TODAY
SW TO W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 20 KT...
THEN N PORTION SHIFTING TO NW TO N 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO 14
FT...HIGHEST NE...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT E OF 1000 FM
TO 7 TO 11 FT. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

TONIGHT
NE TO E WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...EXCEPT S PORTION BECOMING
VARIABLE 5 TO 15 KT. SEAS BECOMING 4 TO 7 FT THROUGHOUT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS...CHANGING TO RAIN.

SAT
WINDS BECOMING S TO SW 10 TO 15 KT...EXCEPT FAR W PORTION
BECOMING N TO NE 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN
CHANGING TO ISOLATED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

SAT NIGHT
WINDS INCREASING TO W TO NW 25 TO 35 KT...EXCEPT E
OF 1000 FM S 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 9 FT...HIGHEST
NE. ISOLATED SHOWERS.

SUN
WINDS BECOMING NW TO N 25 TO 35 KT...THEN DIMINISHING TO
15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT E OF 1000 FM TO
8 TO 12 FT.

MON
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...EXCEPT W OF 1000 FM DIMINISHING TO
10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 7 TO 13 FT...EXCEPT W OF 1000 FM SUBSIDING TO
3 TO 7 FT.

TUE
W TO NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT E OF
1000 FM 6 TO 10 FT...HIGHEST E.


Notice posted on Friday, December 17, 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.