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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Tuesday, May 03, 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:

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:

BP - TUG INTEGRITY & 650-4 - IN ETD 1800/5TH
HESS - MARIOS G - ETA 1830/3RD

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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:

Clyburn optimistic on harbor study funds

BY BRUCE SMITH
Associated Press
Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Long-sought money for a study of deepening the Charleston Harbor shipping
channel could be included when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers releases
its national work plan later this month.

U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn understands money for several port projects,
including Charleston, will be in the plan being developed now that the new
federal budget finally passed, said the congressman's spokeswoman, Hope
Derrick.


"We are very optimistic," Derrick said. "I would say optimistic. Confident
may be a little too certain."

Corps spokesman Gene Pawlik in Washington said the work plan is still being
put together and couldn't comment. He said it is expected to be released
around mid-month.

The Defense Department and Full Year Continuing Appropriations Act signed
by President Barack Obama on April 15 gave the agency 30 days to come up
with a plan allocating the $4.9 billion the bill provides to civil works
programs.

Clyburn, a Democrat, has been working with the White House to get money for
the Charleston study.

Money for a feasibility study of deepening the harbor serving the
fourth-largest container port on the East Coast has been caught in
opposition to federal budget earmarks.

Other lawmakers have also been seeking money to study the feasibility of
deepening the shipping channel to 50 feet so Charleston can handle larger
ships that will call after the Panama Canal is widened.

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has also been working to get approval from the
Office of Management and Budget to allow the corps to use $50,000
appropriated last year to advance the Charleston study.
Covering the politics of the Lowcountry, South Carolina and the nation.


"That's a work in progress," said Graham spokesman Kevin Bishop. "I can't
give you a timeline but we're hoping the sooner the better."

An earlier report by the Corps of Engineers concluded that the project is
nationally important and that the port generates $100 million in annual
benefits, said Byron Miller, a State Ports Authority spokesman.

He said the money is needed to start the feasibility study that will be
paid for by the state and federal governments. That study could cost
between $12 million and $20 million.

"It's a three- to five-year study," he said. "We need to get it started and
get the ball rolling."

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CURRENT ISSUES: NONE

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
05/10/11 - 1200 - SCSPA UNION PIER PLANNING MEETING
05/10/11 - 1145 - CWIT LUNCHEON
05/26/11 - 0815 - NAV OPS MEETING
08/03/11 - 0830 - MARSEC 3 TRAINING EXCERCISE
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 21, 2011.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

Tu 3 Low 2:51 AM 0.3 6:31 AM Rise 6:27 AM 0
3 High 8:50 AM 4.9 8:03 PM Set 8:43 PM
3 Low 2:43 PM 0.1
3 High 9:01 PM 6.0

W 4 Low 3:29 AM 0.3 6:30 AM Rise 7:08 AM 0
4 High 9:27 AM 4.8 8:03 PM Set 9:40 PM
4 Low 3:21 PM 0.1
4 High 9:36 PM 5.9

Th 5 Low 4:07 AM 0.3 6:29 AM Rise 7:55 AM 2
5 High 10:03 AM 4.7 8:04 PM Set 10:34 PM
5 Low 3:59 PM 0.2
5 High 10:12 PM 5.9

F 6 Low 4:46 AM 0.4 6:28 AM Rise 8:48 AM 6
6 High 10:40 AM 4.6 8:05 PM Set 11:26 PM
6 Low 4:41 PM 0.2
6 High 10:51 PM 5.9

Sa 7 Low 5:28 AM 0.4 6:27 AM Rise 9:45 AM 12
7 High 11:20 AM 4.6 8:06 PM
7 Low 5:26 PM 0.3
7 High 11:35 PM 5.8

Su 8 Low 6:14 AM 0.4 6:26 AM Set 12:13 AM 19
8 High 12:08 PM 4.6 8:06 PM Rise 10:46 AM
8 Low 6:17 PM 0.3

M 9 High 12:25 AM 5.7 6:25 AM Set 12:56 AM 29
9 Low 7:04 AM 0.4 8:07 PM Rise 11:49 AM
9 High 1:04 PM 4.7
9 Low 7:15 PM 0.4

Tu 10 High 1:21 AM 5.6 6:25 AM Set 1:35 AM 39
10 Low 7:59 AM 0.3 8:08 PM Rise 12:54 PM
10 High 2:06 PM 4.9
10 Low 8:19 PM 0.4

W 11 High 2:21 AM 5.5 6:24 AM Set 2:11 AM 50
11 Low 8:57 AM 0.2 8:08 PM Rise 1:59 PM
11 High 3:11 PM 5.2
11 Low 9:26 PM 0.3

Th 12 High 3:24 AM 5.5 6:23 AM Set 2:47 AM 61
12 Low 9:56 AM 0.0 8:09 PM Rise 3:05 PM
12 High 4:15 PM 5.6
12 Low 10:33 PM 0.1

F 13 High 4:27 AM 5.5 6:22 AM Set 3:22 AM 72
13 Low 10:54 AM -0.3 8:10 PM Rise 4:12 PM
13 High 5:17 PM 6.0
13 Low 11:37 PM -0.1

Sa 14 High 5:28 AM 5.5 6:22 AM Set 3:58 AM 82
14 Low 11:50 AM -0.5 8:11 PM Rise 5:21 PM
14 High 6:16 PM 6.4

Su 15 Low 12:37 AM -0.4 6:21 AM Set 4:38 AM 90
15 High 6:27 AM 5.5 8:11 PM Rise 6:32 PM
15 Low 12:44 PM -0.7
15 High 7:12 PM 6.7

M 16 Low 1:34 AM -0.5 6:20 AM Set 5:22 AM 96
16 High 7:23 AM 5.5 8:12 PM Rise 7:42 PM
16 Low 1:37 PM -0.8
16 High 8:06 PM 6.9

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MARINE WEATHER FORECAST:

Synopsis...HIGH PRES WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE WATERS TODAY. A COLD FRONT WILL
PUSH OFFSHORE EARLY WED AND BE FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER AREA OF HIGH PRES
THROUGH SAT.
Today...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft...building to 3 to 4 ft this
afternoon.

Tonight...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers and
tstms after midnight.

Wed...NW winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 3 to 4 ft... Subsiding to 2 to 3 ft in the afternoon. A chance of
showers and tstms in the morning...then a slight chance of showers in the
afternoon.

Wed Night...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Thu...N winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 3 to 4 ft...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft in the afternoon.

Thu Night...SW winds 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft... Subsiding to 1 to 2 ft after
midnight.

Fri...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft... Building to 2 to 3 ft.

Sat...SW winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Notice posted on Tuesday, May 03, 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.