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SubjectDatePriority
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/27/1502/27/2015 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/27/1502/27/2015 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/27/1502/27/2015 Normal
MORAN SHIPPING AGENT ON CALL FOR THE SOUTHEAST02/27/2015 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/26/1502/26/2015 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/26/1502/26/2015 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/26/1502/26/2015 Normal
JACKSONVILLE - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/25/1502/25/2015 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/25/1502/25/2015 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/25/1502/25/2015 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/25/1502/25/2015 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/24/1502/24/2015 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/24/1502/24/2015 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/24/1502/24/2015 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/23/1502/23/2015 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/23/1502/23/2015 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/23/1502/23/2015 Normal
MORAN SHIPPING AGENT ON CALL FOR THE SOUTHEAST02/20/2015 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/20/1502/20/2015 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/20/1502/20/2015 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/20/1502/20/2015 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/19/1502/19/2015 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/19/1502/19/2015 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/19/1502/19/2015 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/18/1502/18/2015 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/18/1502/18/2015 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/18/1502/18/2015 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/17/1502/17/2015 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/17/1502/17/2015 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/17/1502/17/2015 Normal
MORAN SHIPPING AGENT ON CALL FOR THE SOUTHEAST02/13/2015 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/13/1502/13/2015 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/13/1502/13/2015 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/13/1502/13/2015 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/12/1502/12/2015 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/12/1502/12/2015 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/12/1502/12/2015 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/10/1502/10/2015 Normal
RE: SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/9/1502/10/2015 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/10/1502/10/2015 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/9/1502/09/2015 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/9/1502/09/2015 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/9/1502/09/2015 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/5/1502/05/2015 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/5/1502/05/2015 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/5/1502/05/2015 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/4/1502/04/2015 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/4/1502/04/2015 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/4/1502/04/2015 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/3/1502/03/2015 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/3/1502/03/2015 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/3/1502/03/2015 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/2/1502/02/2015 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/2/1502/02/2015 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 2/2/1502/02/2015 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Friday, February 11, 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:
-------------------------
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: NONE

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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:

Ga. port expansion could threaten drinking water
Associated Press
Friday, February 11, 2011

SAVANNAH -- Deepening the Savannah River to make room for supersize cargo
ships could risk contaminating the city's drinking water, unless somebody
pays $40 million for a solution, Savannah's water chief said Thursday.

Their report to the mayor and city council contained a rare note of caution
from City Hall regarding the proposed $600 million harbor deepening.

Savannah leaders have said the project is essential to make sure the city's
port can accept giant ships expected along the East Coast after an expanded
Panama Canal opens by the end of 2014.

Charleston also is seeking to deepen its navigation channel to attract
those vessels.

Bob Scanlon, Savannah's director of water resources and public works, said
a recent study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers showed that deepening
the Georgia harbor from 42 feet to 48 feet will flush enough saltwater into
the river to cause a significant spike in chlorides.

The chlorides themselves wouldn't be dangerous to drink, but Scanlon said
they would make the water more corrosive, meaning higher and possibly toxic
levels of lead and copper found in pipes and plumbing could end up in
people's tap water.

"Corrosion is a very, very serious concern to us," Scanlon told city
officials at a Thursday meeting.

The best way to fix the problem, Scanlon said, is to move an intake plant
that sucks up river water for processing several miles upstream to where
the water would be less salty.

The Army Corps estimated that the cost would be $40 million.

What's undecided is who would foot the bill. City officials want the corps
to tack it onto the federal government's tab for the deepening project. So
far, the agency hasn't volunteered to do that.

The worst-case scenario, Savannah officials said, would be if the city has
to come up with the $40 million itself and pass the cost along to taxpayers.

Dick Evans, Savannah's chief financial officer, told the city council
Thursday that residents would likely see a 25 percent increase in their
water bills if the city has to fund moving the water intake plant.

Mayor Otis Johnson said City Hall will protect its water supply, but also
must avoid giving the impression that it harbors any opposition to
deepening the river.

"We cannot let our concern be in any way perceived as a lack of support for
this project," Johnson said.

The Army Corps is waiting for outside experts to review the agency's study
before deciding whether the deepening project would pose any harm to
Savannah's drinking water, agency spokesman Billy Birdwell said.

The federal government and the state of Georgia would share the cost for
moving the Savannah intake plant, Birdwell said, if the Corps decides
mitigation is needed.

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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of
State (DOS) today announced the creation of an annotated version of the B-1
visa—issued to foreign citizens visiting the United States for business
purposes—that will make foreign maritime workers eligible to apply for a
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). The TWIC is a
tamper-resistant biometric identification card that maritime workers must
obtain in order to gain unrestricted access to secure areas of maritime
facilities.

"Strengthening the security of our maritime global supply chain is critical
to protecting our nation from evolving threats," said Secretary of Homeland
Security Janet Napolitano. "This new TWIC process is a critical step toward
ensuring that foreign maritime workers can quickly and efficiently obtain
the necessary credentials to do their jobs and help grow the American economy."

Under this process, foreign maritime workers who need to acquire a TWIC for
the performance of their official duties must provide notice of their need
for a TWIC to DOS upon application for a B-1 visa, as well as a letter from
their employer indicating that the individual will be required to perform
service in secure port areas. Upon receipt of the new TWIC-annotated B-1
visa, each individual will apply separately for a TWIC. As is the case for
all visa and TWIC applicants, these foreign maritime workers will undergo
rigorous background checks, including checks against the terrorist
watchlist, criminal history, and immigrations records.

This new process will apply to the approximately 4,000 to 6,000 foreign
workers in U.S. ports who are required to have a TWIC for the performance
of their official duties.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published a TWIC final
rule on Jan. 25, 2007, allowing non-citizens to apply for a TWIC provided
that they meet one of TSA's eligible immigration categories. Following
input from maritime industry stakeholders, DHS and DOS collaborated to
create a process allowing essential maritime personnel who fall within the
B-1 visa category and require a TWIC to acquire one—designing an annotated
B-1 visa to meet the needs of the TWIC Program as well as the maritime
community.

For more information, visit www.tsa.gov/twic or http://homeport.uscg.mil.

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CURRENT ISSUES:
02/11/11 - MARITIME ASSOC. ANNUAL MEETING & GALA

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
02/24/2011 - 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 February 4, 2011.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

F 11 High 12:50 AM 4.8 7:07 AM Set 1:07 AM 45
11 Low 7:21 AM 1.0 6:01 PM Rise 11:29 AM
11 High 1:16 PM 4.1
11 Low 7:29 PM 0.4

Sa 12 High 1:50 AM 4.9 7:06 AM Set 2:05 AM 55
12 Low 8:25 AM 0.9 6:02 PM Rise 12:17 PM
12 High 2:19 PM 4.1
12 Low 8:31 PM 0.3

Su 13 High 2:56 AM 5.0 7:05 AM Set 3:02 AM 65
13 Low 9:31 AM 0.8 6:03 PM Rise 1:12 PM
13 High 3:24 PM 4.2
13 Low 9:36 PM 0.1

M 14 High 4:00 AM 5.3 7:04 AM Set 3:56 AM 75
14 Low 10:32 AM 0.5 6:04 PM Rise 2:14 PM
14 High 4:27 PM 4.5
14 Low 10:38 PM -0.3

Tu 15 High 5:00 AM 5.6 7:03 AM Set 4:46 AM 84
15 Low 11:28 AM 0.1 6:05 PM Rise 3:21 PM
15 High 5:25 PM 4.9
15 Low 11:36 PM -0.7

W 16 High 5:56 AM 5.9 7:02 AM Set 5:32 AM 91
16 Low 12:19 PM -0.3 6:06 PM Rise 4:30 PM
16 High 6:20 PM 5.3

Th 17 Low 12:31 AM -1.0 7:01 AM Set 6:13 AM 96
17 High 6:47 AM 6.2 6:07 PM Rise 5:41 PM
17 Low 1:07 PM -0.7
17 High 7:12 PM 5.7

F 18 Low 1:24 AM -1.2 7:00 AM Set 6:52 AM 99
18 High 7:37 AM 6.3 6:07 PM Rise 6:52 PM
18 Low 1:55 PM -1.0
18 High 8:03 PM 6.0

Sa 19 Low 2:16 AM -1.3 6:59 AM Set 7:29 AM 99
19 High 8:25 AM 6.3 6:08 PM Rise 8:03 PM
19 Low 2:41 PM -1.1
19 High 8:54 PM 6.2

Su 20 Low 3:07 AM -1.3 6:58 AM Set 8:05 AM 96
20 High 9:13 AM 6.1 6:09 PM Rise 9:13 PM
20 Low 3:28 PM -1.1
20 High 9:45 PM 6.2

M 21 Low 4:00 AM -1.1 6:57 AM Set 8:43 AM 90
21 High 10:01 AM 5.8 6:10 PM Rise 10:23 PM
21 Low 4:16 PM -1.0
21 High 10:38 PM 6.1

Tu 22 Low 4:54 AM -0.7 6:56 AM Set 9:23 AM 82
22 High 10:52 AM 5.4 6:11 PM Rise 11:31 PM
22 Low 5:06 PM -0.7
22 High 11:34 PM 5.9

W 23 Low 5:51 AM -0.3 6:55 AM Set 10:07 AM 72
23 High 11:46 AM 5.1 6:12 PM
23 Low 6:00 PM -0.4

Th 24 High 12:34 AM 5.7 6:53 AM Rise 12:37 AM 62
24 Low 6:51 AM 0.0 6:12 PM Set 10:55 AM
24 High 12:44 PM 4.7
24 Low 6:59 PM -0.1

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...ATLC LOW PRES OFF THE FLORIDA COAST THIS MORNING WILL MOVE NE
TODAY...AS IT PASSES WELL E OF THE WATERS LATE TODAY AND TONIGHT. STRONGER
HIGH PRES THEN BUILDS ACROSS THE NORTHERN GULF LATE TONIGHT INTO MON...WITH
REINFORCING HIGH PRESSURE TO BUILD FROM THE NW TUE.
Today...NE winds 20 kt...becoming N 15 kt late. Seas 4 to 5 ft...subsiding
to 3 to 4 ft late. A chance of rain.

Tonight...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Sat...NW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas
2 to 4 ft.

Sat Night...W winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft.

Sun...W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas
2 to 3 ft..,.building to 3 to 4 ft.

Sun Night...SW winds 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft...building to 4 to 5 ft after
midnight.

Mon...W winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming N 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Tue...NE winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming E 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4
ft...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft.

Notice posted on Friday, February 11, 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.