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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Thursday, January 20, 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:

KMI4 - SPORADES - ETA 0800/21ST
BP - TUG INTEGRITY & 650-4 - ETA 0100/21ST

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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:

Port Royal land deal abandoned: Town official says title issues, marina
concerns had role

The State Ports Authority's second attempt to sell its Port of Port Royal
property -- this time to Charleston developer Ben Gramling -- has been
torpedoed.

SPA spokesman Byron Miller said the sale contract was terminated Tuesday
and that the maritime agency already had contacted the commercial real
estate firm NAI Avant to market the waterfront land again.

Miller declined to elaborate about why the deal fell apart.

"The focus now is on re- engaging previously interested parties, aggressive
marketing and finding a new buyer for the property," he said Wednesday.

Beaufort attorney Colden Battey, a State Ports Authority board member, told
the Beaufort Gazette that Gramling's company did not make a $50,000,
non-refundable deposit that was due Tuesday.

Port Royal town manager Van Willis told the Gazette that title issues
regarding several smaller pieces of property within the 51-acre site, as
well as concerns about a 225-slip marina permit, influenced Gramling's
decision to abandon the deal. Willis called the decision "disappointing."

"There were quite a few folks determined to make sure the deal didn't go
through, and here we are," Willis said.

Gramling could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

The state in late September approved the $16.8 million sale of the former
port terminal near Beaufort to Gramling, a local developer best known
locally for his Cane Bay Plantation project in Berkeley County.

His bid was nearly $10 million below a previous deal that unraveled more
than two years ago as the real estate market soured. But the offer still
came in above the appraised value, which was reduced to between $15.6
million and $16.3 million in late 2009.

The now-dead deal followed five years of efforts to sell the land. It
passed the Budget and Control Board in a 3-2 vote, with only then-Gov. Mark
Sanford and state Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom against it, after
considerable discussion.

Sanford wrote in an opinion piece that the deal smacked of "good ol' boy
politics" because Gramling's contract seems to disregard a 2006 development
agreement for the area while splitting the Port Royal property into two
land tracts.

Also, Sanford said, the lawyer who represented the SPA in the deal had
previously represented Gramling in the Cane Bay project.

The former governor had championed a 10-acre park for Port Royal years ago
and noted its absence in the new plan. Gramling said at the time that he
wanted parks and open space on the land but wanted to give Port Royal's
residents power in making the ultimate development decisions.

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CURRENT ISSUES:
01/27/11 - 0800 NAV OPS MEETING

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
02/08/11 - 1145 - CWIT Luncheon
02/08/11 - 1700 - COMMISSIONERS OF PILOTAGE
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 20, 2011.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

Th 20 Low 1:40 AM -1.1 7:21 AM Set 7:43 AM 99
20 High 7:58 AM 6.3 5:41 PM Rise 6:56 PM
20 Low 2:19 PM -0.7
20 High 8:21 PM 5.4

F 21 Low 2:30 AM -1.2 7:20 AM Set 8:22 AM 98
21 High 8:44 AM 6.3 5:42 PM Rise 8:05 PM
21 Low 3:05 PM -0.9
21 High 9:11 PM 5.6

Sa 22 Low 3:21 AM -1.1 7:20 AM Set 8:58 AM 94
22 High 9:31 AM 6.2 5:43 PM Rise 9:14 PM
22 Low 3:52 PM -0.9
22 High 10:02 PM 5.7

Su 23 Low 4:14 AM -0.9 7:20 AM Set 9:34 AM 87
23 High 10:19 AM 5.9 5:44 PM Rise 10:22 PM
23 Low 4:40 PM -0.8
23 High 10:56 PM 5.7

M 24 Low 5:09 AM -0.6 7:19 AM Set 10:09 AM 79
24 High 11:10 AM 5.5 5:45 PM Rise 11:29 PM
24 Low 5:30 PM -0.7
24 High 11:53 PM 5.6

Tu 25 Low 6:07 AM -0.3 7:19 AM Set 10:46 AM 68
25 High 12:04 PM 5.2 5:45 PM
25 Low 6:24 PM -0.5

W 26 High 12:54 AM 5.5 7:18 AM Rise 12:36 AM 57
26 Low 7:10 AM 0.0 5:46 PM Set 11:25 AM
26 High 1:03 PM 4.8
26 Low 7:23 PM -0.3

Th 27 High 1:59 AM 5.4 7:18 AM Rise 1:42 AM 46
27 Low 8:15 AM 0.2 5:47 PM Set 12:09 PM
27 High 2:05 PM 4.6
27 Low 8:25 PM -0.2

F 28 High 3:05 AM 5.4 7:17 AM Rise 2:46 AM 35
28 Low 9:20 AM 0.3 5:48 PM Set 12:58 PM
28 High 3:10 PM 4.5
28 Low 9:29 PM -0.1

Sa 29 High 4:08 AM 5.4 7:17 AM Rise 3:45 AM 25
29 Low 10:22 AM 0.2 5:49 PM Set 1:52 PM
29 High 4:13 PM 4.5
29 Low 10:30 PM -0.1

Su 30 High 5:07 AM 5.5 7:16 AM Rise 4:39 AM 17
30 Low 11:18 AM 0.1 5:50 PM Set 2:49 PM
30 High 5:11 PM 4.6
30 Low 11:25 PM -0.2

M 31 High 5:59 AM 5.6 7:15 AM Rise 5:27 AM 10
31 Low 12:08 PM -0.1 5:51 PM Set 3:48 PM
31 High 6:03 PM 4.7

Tu 1 Low 12:16 AM -0.3 7:15 AM Rise 6:09 AM 4
1 High 6:46 AM 5.6 5:52 PM Set 4:47 PM
1 Low 12:54 PM -0.2
1 High 6:50 PM 4.9

W 2 Low 1:02 AM -0.3 7:14 AM Rise 6:45 AM 1
2 High 7:28 AM 5.7 5:53 PM Set 5:45 PM
2 Low 1:36 PM -0.2
2 High 7:33 PM 5.0

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Today...Variable winds 5 kt...becoming S 5 to 10 kt late. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Tonight...SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas
2 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers in the evening...then a chance of
showers after midnight.

Fri...NW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4
ft. A chance of showers in the morning.

Fri Night...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...building to 3 to 4 ft
after midnight.

Sat...N winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4
ft. A slight chance of showers.

Sat Night...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Sun...N winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NE 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Mon...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain.
Notice posted on Thursday, January 20, 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.