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Subject:CHARLESTON - DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Monday, April 18, 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:
18/1900 - TUG INTEGRITY & 650-4 - SAILING FROM BP
19/1700 - XANTHOS - DUE KMI

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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: (4/18/11) Georgia ports director to sail into rival
waters

The captain of one of Charleston's key rivals in the port business is set
to wade into a belly of the beast of sorts.

Curtis Foltz, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, is the
scheduled speaker at The Propeller Club of the Port of Charleston's
dinner meeting Thursday night. His topic, naturally, is the "Savannah
Harbor Expansion Project" and other developments on the Peach State's
waterfront.

Curtis Foltz, the point man for Georgia’s state maritime agency, is
venturing more than 100 miles north this week to talk about the Port of
Savannah and its shipping channel.
Savannah and the S.C. State Ports Authority are competing (along with
numerous other port operators) for federal money they need to deepen
their shipping channels. The driving factor is the upcoming expansion of
the Panama Canal, which will enable the next generation of mammoth
container ships to more easily reach the East Coast.

Problem is, many waterways are too shallow to handle the deep drafts.

Savannah wants $588 million to scoop 6 feet of mud and silt from its
shipping channel, but officials are awaiting final approval from the
federal government. Charleston is seeking a federal study to determine if
it can dredge to 50 feet, a project expected to cost $300 million but
that is likely several years behind Savannah's efforts.

An added element of cross-border tension is the fact that South Carolina
is seeking to delay planning efforts for a proposed terminal in Jasper
County that would be shared with Georgia.

The Propeller Club said it expects "a large crowd" to show up to hear
Foltz speak at the Citadel's Altman Athletic Center. His Charleston-based
counterpart, SPA chief Jim Newsome, is a member of the club, but a
scheduling conflict is expected to keep him from attending the meeting.

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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

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 FOR MID ATLC WATERS...A HIGH PRES RIDGE OVER THE SRN
WATERS TODAY AND TONIGHT WILL DRIFT SE TUE AS A WEAK COLD FRONT
MOVES INTO THE FAR NW WATERS. THE FRONT WILL STALL TUE
NIGHT...THEN LIFT N OF THE WATERS WED. THE HIGH PRES RIDGE WILL
REMAIN SE OF THE REGION THROUGH THU. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL
MOVE SE ACROSS THE WATERS THU...THEN STALL OVER THE S WATERS
FRI. HIGH PRES WILL BUILD OFFSHORE FRI.
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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.



ANZ088-181500-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N OUT TO 32N 73W TO 31N 74W
500 AM EDT MON APR 18 2011


TODAY AND TONIGHT
VARIABLE WINDS 10 KT OR LESS BECOMING S TO
SE TONIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...EXCEPT E OF 1000 FM 3 TO 6 FT
EARLY. .TUE AND TUE NIGHT...S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

WED
S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...HIGHEST NW. SEAS 5 TO 6 FT.

THU
S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT...HIGHEST NW.

FRI
WINDS BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FT.
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Notice posted on Monday, April 18, 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.