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Daily Update04/30/2008 Normal
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Daily Update04/24/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE04/23/2008 Normal
Daily Update04/21/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE04/18/2008 Normal
Daily update - Port spurs warehouse projects 04/17/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE 04/15/2008 Normal
Daily Update04/14/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE 04/11/2008 Normal
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DAILY UPDATE 04/01/2008 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Friday, April 15, 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 30'00" Low water / Salt
Wando Terminal - Max draft 43'00 MLW - tide neede for anything deeper than
43'01" 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
Veterans Terminal 35' MLW tidal restricted
Nucor - Max draft 25'00 (movements daylight & tidal restricted), Max LOA
550', 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 - BOW SIRUS - IN ETD 1730/15TH
BP - T/B INTEGRITY/650-4 - ETA 0445/17TH

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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:
4/21/2011 - 0800 - PORT & SEAFARERS BREAKFAST
4/21 – 1000 – SCSPA BOARD MEETING
04/21/2011 - 1800 - PROPELLER CLUB DINNER

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
04/28/2011 - 0800 - NAV/OPS MEETING
04/28/2011 - 1830 - MASC DINNER FOR USCG (RET) ADM T. ALLEN
05/10/11 - 1145 - CWIT LUNCHEON
2018 - 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 April 14, 2011.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

F 15 High 5:56 AM 5.8 6:50 AM Set 4:49 AM 85
15 Low 12:19 PM -0.5 7:49 PM Rise 5:22 PM
15 High 6:36 PM 6.2

Sa 16 Low 12:55 AM -0.6 6:49 AM Set 5:26 AM 92
16 High 6:53 AM 5.9 7:50 PM Rise 6:32 PM
16 Low 1:11 PM -0.8
16 High 7:31 PM 6.6

Su 17 Low 1:50 AM -0.8 6:48 AM Set 6:05 AM 97
17 High 7:47 AM 5.9 7:51 PM Rise 7:44 PM
17 Low 2:01 PM -0.9
17 High 8:24 PM 6.9

M 18 Low 2:44 AM -0.9 6:47 AM Set 6:47 AM 99
18 High 8:40 AM 5.8 7:52 PM Rise 8:56 PM
18 Low 2:51 PM -1.0
18 High 9:16 PM 6.9

Tu 19 Low 3:36 AM -0.9 6:46 AM Set 7:34 AM 99
19 High 9:31 AM 5.7 7:52 PM Rise 10:06 PM
19 Low 3:41 PM -0.8
19 High 10:08 PM 6.8

W 20 Low 4:28 AM -0.7 6:44 AM Set 8:26 AM 95
20 High 10:23 AM 5.5 7:53 PM Rise 11:11 PM
20 Low 4:31 PM -0.6
20 High 11:00 PM 6.6

Th 21 Low 5:20 AM -0.4 6:43 AM Set 9:24 AM 89
21 High 11:15 AM 5.3 7:54 PM
21 Low 5:22 PM -0.2
21 High 11:53 PM 6.2

F 22 Low 6:13 AM -0.1 6:42 AM Rise 12:10 AM 81
22 High 12:09 PM 5.0 7:55 PM Set 10:24 AM
22 Low 6:16 PM 0.1

Sa 23 High 12:48 AM 5.9 6:41 AM Rise 1:00 AM 72
23 Low 7:06 AM 0.2 7:55 PM Set 11:25 AM
23 High 1:05 PM 4.8
23 Low 7:12 PM 0.5

Su 24 High 1:44 AM 5.5 6:40 AM Rise 1:44 AM 62
24 Low 8:01 AM 0.5 7:56 PM Set 12:25 PM
24 High 2:03 PM 4.7
24 Low 8:13 PM 0.8

M 25 High 2:41 AM 5.2 6:39 AM Rise 2:21 AM 52
25 Low 8:57 AM 0.6 7:57 PM Set 1:24 PM
25 High 3:02 PM 4.7
25 Low 9:15 PM 0.9

Tu 26 High 3:36 AM 5.1 6:38 AM Rise 2:54 AM 42
26 Low 9:50 AM 0.6 7:57 PM Set 2:20 PM
26 High 3:58 PM 4.8
26 Low 10:16 PM 1.0

W 27 High 4:28 AM 5.0 6:37 AM Rise 3:23 AM 33
27 Low 10:40 AM 0.6 7:58 PM Set 3:14 PM
27 High 4:51 PM 5.0
27 Low 11:12 PM 0.9

Th 28 High 5:18 AM 4.9 6:36 AM Rise 3:52 AM 24
28 Low 11:27 AM 0.4 7:59 PM Set 4:07 PM
28 High 5:40 PM 5.3

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...HIGH PRES WILL PREVAIL TODAY. A WEAK WARM FRONT WILL LIFT N
ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT...FOLLOWED BY THE PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT LATE SAT.
HIGH PRES WILL THEN BUILD BACK INTO THE REGION INTO LATE NEXT WEEK.
Today...E winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 2 to 3 ft...building to 3 to 4 ft this afternoon.

Tonight...SE winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming S after midnight. Seas 3 to 4
ft...building to 4 to 5 ft after midnight. A chance of showers and tstms
after midnight.

Sat...S winds 15 to 20 kt...increasing to 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt
in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers and tstms in the
morning...then showers and tstms likely in the afternoon.

Sat Night...SW winds 20 to 25 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt after midnight.
Seas 4 to 6 ft...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft after midnight. A chance of showers
and tstms in the evening...then a slight chance of showers and tstms after
midnight.

Sun...NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt
in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Sun Night...S winds 5 kt...becoming NE after midnight. Seas 2 ft.

Mon...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Tue...SE winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...building to 3 to 4 ft.
Notice posted on Friday, April 15, 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.