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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Thursday, May 05, 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 1930/5TH
HESS - MARIOS G - IN - ETD 0800/6th
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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: NONE
05/10/11 - 1200 - SCSPA UNION PIER PLANNING MEETING
05/10/11 - 1145 - CWIT LUNCHEON
05/10/11 - 1700 - SC COMMISSIONERS OF PILOTAGE MEETING
FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
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 May 5, 2011.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

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

Tu 17 Low 2:27 AM -0.6 6:19 AM Set 6:11 AM 99
17 High 8:18 AM 5.4 8:13 PM Rise 8:50 PM
17 Low 2:29 PM -0.8
17 High 8:59 PM 6.9

W 18 Low 3:19 AM -0.6 6:19 AM Set 7:07 AM 99
18 High 9:11 AM 5.4 8:13 PM Rise 9:53 PM
18 Low 3:20 PM -0.6
18 High 9:50 PM 6.7




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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
500 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2011
W CENTRAL N ATLC CONTINENTAL SHELF AND SLOPE WATERS BEYOND 20
NM TO 250 NM OFFSHORE...INCLUDING S OF GEORGES BANK FROM 1000
FM TO 250 NM OFFSHORE.
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.
ANZ088-051500-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N OUT TO 32N 73W TO 31N 74W
500 AM EDT THU MAY 5 2011

TODAY
N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN W OF 1000 FM SHIFTING TO NE 10 KT OR LESS LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT E OF 1000 FM 5 TO 9 FT...HIGHEST E.

TONIGHT
WINDS BECOMING E TO SE 10 KT OR LESS. SEAS SUBSIDING
TO 2 TO 4 FT...EXCEPT E OF 1000 FM 4 TO 6 FT...HIGHEST E.

FRI
WINDS BECOMING S TO SW 10 TO 15 KT...THEN INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS BECOMING 4 TO 5 FT. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS DEVELOPING LATE.

FRI NIGHT
S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...THEN W OF 75W SHIFTING
TO NW 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT...HIGHEST E. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

SAT
WINDS BECOMING W TO NW 10 KT OR LESS...EXCEPT OVER FAR W
PORTION SW LATE. SEAS 2 TO 5 FT...HIGHEST E.

SUN
W TO SW WINDS INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT...HIGHEST NW.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.

MON
W TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT SHIFTING TO E TO NE. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT.

Notice posted on Thursday, May 05, 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.