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Subject:Charleston, SC Daily Port Update
Date:Thursday, January 06, 2011
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 38'00
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 38'00 or less may transit at anytime Drafts of 38'01 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:
NUCOR - JUMMETOR - IN ETD 1500/6TH
KMI2 - MARJATTA P- IN ETD 2330/6TH
BP - TUG INTEGRITY & 650-4 - ETA 0400/8TH

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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:

Odfjell plots new terminal

Odfjell is to plough nearly $40m into a new tank terminal in the US.

Oslo-listed Odfjell has purchased land at Charleston for the facility and
will begin construction this month, it tells investors.

Its move comes only a few weeks after the company revealed it was seeking
investors to help fund expansion of its Rotterdam facility.

Odfjell says it will inject $37m into the Charleston project, which will
come on line in 2013, a statement explains.

Jan Hammer, CEO of Odfjell, tells TradeWinds existing cash reserves and
fresh external financing will both be used to fund the project. “We have a
lot of faith in the terminals business,” he added.

The company, which already has a US terminal in Houston, explains the new
site will sport 40 tanks, deep draft access as well as road and rail
links.
Up to 20 new jobs will be created.

In December Odfjell hired DnB NOR Markets as a financial advisor and began
targeting potential investors to help bankroll growth of its Rotterdam
terminal.

Despite “evaluating strategic alternatives” for the terminal, it ruled out
a complete sale or a separate stock listing for the division.

Hammer says the process is on track with some bids already received. “But
it will still take some time,” he explained.

By Andy Pierce in London

Published: 14:53 GMT, 04 Jan 11 | updated: 15:12 GMT, 04 Jan 11

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Florida wildlife officials plan to fly over the Atlantic today to check in
on a young, endangered right whale wrapped in rope suspected to be from
crab traps.



They hope to see how the 30-foot whale's doing after wildlife officials
cut
more than 150 feet of rope off the animal last week.
A team of federal and state wildlife officials intercepted the whale by
boat off Daytona Beach on Thursday. As the whale swam at speeds nearing 12
mph, rescuers cut and removed rope wrapped around its head and fins.
However, some of the rope remains in the whale's mouth and around one of
its flippers.
"We're optimistic that what we did made a tremendous help to this animal
immediately," said Jamison Smith of Fisheries Service.
FWC first sighted the entangled whale on Christmas Day, during routine
aerial surveys to spot right whales in their only known calving grounds
off
Georgia and northeast Florida.
By Friday, a satellite tag placed on remaining lines dragging behind the
whale put the animal off Cape Canaveral. By Monday, it was about 10 miles
of Fernandina Beach.
The rescue included the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Georgia Department
of
Natural Resources.
Today's FWC flight will check to see whether another intervention is
needed.
Entanglements can cause infections and eating difficulties that kill
whales
and add extra drag that wastes the animal's energy.
Studies show most whales escape with only minor scars. But entanglements
can last years before whales completely shed the threat.
This one is the only known new whale entanglement so far this migratory
season, Smith said; although, some whales have rope tangled on them from
previous years.
There are an estimated 350 right whales remaining.
Right whales spend their summers feeding off the New England and Canadian
coasts, then migrate to the south to give birth to calves from mid-
November
through mid-April.
But when tangled in fishing gear, young right whales may wander back and
forth, seeking places they felt safe as calves, Smith said. So they cross
paths more often with an even greater threat: collisions with ships.
"It definitely puts them at risk because they're swimming great
distances,"
Smith said.
Contact Waymer at 321-242-3663 or jwaymer@floridatoday.com.


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

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
01/13/11 - 1200 Charleston Propeller Club lunch - Citadel Altman Center
(Carnival Cruise line speaking)
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 January 6, 2011.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

Th 6 Low 2:46 AM -0.2 7:23 AM Rise 8:46 AM 2
6 High 9:10 AM 5.7 5:28 PM Set 7:55 PM
6 Low 3:22 PM -0.1
6 High 9:16 PM 4.9

F 7 Low 3:26 AM 0.0 7:23 AM Rise 9:17 AM 6
7 High 9:48 AM 5.5 5:29 PM Set 8:51 PM
7 Low 4:00 PM 0.0
7 High 9:56 PM 4.8

Sa 8 Low 4:06 AM 0.3 7:23 AM Rise 9:45 AM 11
8 High 10:25 AM 5.2 5:30 PM Set 9:45 PM
8 Low 4:37 PM 0.2
8 High 10:37 PM 4.8

Su 9 Low 4:46 AM 0.5 7:23 AM Rise 10:13 AM 18
9 High 11:02 AM 4.9 5:31 PM Set 10:39 PM
9 Low 5:14 PM 0.3
9 High 11:18 PM 4.7

M 10 Low 5:29 AM 0.7 7:23 AM Rise 10:40 AM 26
10 High 11:42 AM 4.7 5:32 PM Set 11:32 PM
10 Low 5:52 PM 0.4

Tu 11 High 12:03 AM 4.7 7:23 AM Rise 11:09 AM 35
11 Low 6:16 AM 0.9 5:33 PM
11 High 12:25 PM 4.4
11 Low 6:35 PM 0.5

W 12 High 12:52 AM 4.7 7:23 AM Set 12:27 AM 44
12 Low 7:09 AM 1.0 5:33 PM Rise 11:39 AM
12 High 1:14 PM 4.2
12 Low 7:23 PM 0.5

Th 13 High 1:45 AM 4.7 7:23 AM Set 1:23 AM 53
13 Low 8:09 AM 1.1 5:34 PM Rise 12:13 PM
13 High 2:09 PM 4.1
13 Low 8:16 PM 0.4

F 14 High 2:42 AM 4.9 7:22 AM Set 2:21 AM 63
14 Low 9:12 AM 1.0 5:35 PM Rise 12:52 PM
14 High 3:07 PM 4.1
14 Low 9:13 PM 0.3

Sa 15 High 3:41 AM 5.1 7:22 AM Set 3:21 AM 72
15 Low 10:11 AM 0.8 5:36 PM Rise 1:38 PM
15 High 4:05 PM 4.2
15 Low 10:10 PM 0.0

Su 16 High 4:37 AM 5.4 7:22 AM Set 4:20 AM 81
16 Low 11:07 AM 0.5 5:37 PM Rise 2:30 PM
16 High 5:00 PM 4.4
16 Low 11:05 PM -0.3

M 17 High 5:31 AM 5.7 7:22 AM Set 5:17 AM 88
17 Low 11:58 AM 0.1 5:38 PM Rise 3:30 PM
17 High 5:53 PM 4.7
17 Low 11:58 PM -0.6

Tu 18 High 6:22 AM 6.0 7:21 AM Set 6:11 AM 94
18 Low 12:47 PM -0.2 5:39 PM Rise 4:36 PM
18 High 6:43 PM 5.0

W 19 Low 12:49 AM -0.9 7:21 AM Set 6:59 AM 98
19 High 7:10 AM 6.2 5:40 PM Rise 5:45 PM
19 Low 1:33 PM -0.5
19 High 7:32 PM 5.2

=OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
400 AM EST THU JAN 06 2011
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.
ANZ088-061500-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N OUT TO 32N 73W TO 31N 74W
400 AM EST THU JAN 06 2011

GALE WARNING

TODAY
VARIABLE WINDS 10 KT OR LESS...EXCEPT S PORTION W TO SW
10 TO 20 KT EARLY. WINDS BECOMING W TO NW 15 TO 25 KT THROUGHOUT
LATE. SEAS 1 TO 3 FT BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT E OF 75W 4
TO 5 FT BUILDING TO 5 TO 9 FT...HIGHEST S. SHOWERS AND TSTMS
ENDING.

TONIGHT
WINDS BECOMING W TO NW AND INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT.
SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 12 FT...HIGHEST S. ISOLATED SHOWERS NE.

FRI
W WINDS 30 TO 35 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 12 FT...EXCEPT
E OF 1000 FM 12 TO 17 FT...HIGHEST E. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS E.

FRI NIGHT
W WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS 10 TO 17 FT...EXCEPT FAR
W PART 5 TO 10 FT...HIGHEST E. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

SAT
W TO NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 9
FT...EXCEPT E OF 76W TO 8 TO 16 FT...HIGHEST E.

SUN
NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 25 KT THEN
BECOMING NE 10 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6
FT...EXCEPT E OF 76W 6 TO 9 FT...HIGHEST SE.

MON
WINDS BECOMING SW 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 6 TO 9
FT...EXCEPT E OF 76W 9 TO 11 FT.

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Notice posted on Thursday, January 06, 2011

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.