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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, May 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:
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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:

KMI4 - MARITIME GISELA - IN ETD 1700/11TH

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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:

UNION PIER DESIGN PROCESS KICKS OFF

WITH PUBLIC MEETING


Charleston, SC - The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) today
kicked off the Union Pier Cruise Terminal design process with a public
meeting at the current Passenger Terminal, the first of several sessions to
gather public input on the design of the $25-million project.

"Cruise ships have been an integral part of our maritime activities for
more than three decades," said Jim Newsome, president and CEO of the SCSPA.
"In fact, cruise ships are responsible for hundreds of jobs and an annual
economic impact of more than 37 million dollars."


"As important as the cruise industry is to Charleston's economy, we have
been serving it in a facility that is clearly out-of-date and not
contextual with its historic location," said Newsome. "Therefore, almost
two years ago - in collaboration with the city - and with widespread
community input - we committed to improving our passenger terminal
facilities. We are pleased to continue that important process with the
cruise terminal design Kickoff Meeting today."

Led by the SCSPA and the design team, the Kickoff Meeting reviewed the
Union Pier Concept Plan, which was informed heavily by extensive public
input. The design team, led by CH2MHill, along with local partners LS3P
Associates Ltd., Collins Engineers, Thomas & Hutton and DesignWorks, shared
specific cruise terminal facility considerations that must be included in
the design. Breakout sessions were then held to allow the public to provide
specific input and comments.

Key considerations for the cruise terminal facility include accommodating
passengers arriving and departing, providing adjacent parking for
passengers, identifying ways for passengers to walk through the terminal,
providing efficient and effective baggage handling, meeting current
security requirements, providing connection to the city, and effectively
addressing any issues of noise and traffic.

Thom Penney of local architecture firm LS3P stated that the new terminal
will serve as a "doorway to Charleston for guests from around the world"
and highlighted the opportunity for excellence in design, functionality and
context with this planning process.

The design process will include two additional public meetings in upcoming
weeks. In June, preliminary designs will be presented, taking into
consideration public input and providing opportunities for additional
comments. The design will be refined and shared with the community and
plans developed to prepare for the renovations.

The design team will be converting an existing structure located at the
northern end of the SCSPA's Union Pier property into a new cruise passenger
terminal. It will replace the present passenger terminal, built almost 40
years ago farther south on the property.

Relocating the cruise terminal north on the Union Pier property is the
essential catalyst to realizing the Concept Plan for Union Pier, a plan
that shifts more than 180 cargo ships a year to other facilities, reduces
rail traffic and removes tracks, improves traffic flow in and around the
terminal, and creates new opportunities for the property, including green
spaces, a restored natural shoreline and public access to the waterfront.

The cruise terminal design project covers all architectural and engineering
plans, contract documents, costs and schedules necessary to convert the
existing building into a cruise passenger terminal. The project will
include the terminal building, parking, security, berth, baggage handling
and other amenities necessary to efficiently handle one cruise vessel at a
time.

Conversion of the existing building is slated to begin in fourth quarter
2011, with the new terminal facility opening in late 2012. Following that,
the SCSPA will be able to turn attention to the rest of the Union Pier
property.

The public is encouraged to submit feedback and comments throughout the
design process. Created with extensive public involvement, the Union Pier
Concept Plan can be seen at www.UnionPierPlan.com, where public input can
also be submitted.

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CURRENT ISSUES: NONE


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 9, 2011.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

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

Th 19 Low 4:10 AM -0.5 6:18 AM Set 8:07 AM 97
19 High 10:04 AM 5.2 8:14 PM Rise 10:49 PM
19 Low 4:10 PM -0.4
19 High 10:41 PM 6.4

F 20 Low 5:00 AM -0.3 6:18 AM Set 9:09 AM 92
20 High 10:55 AM 5.1 8:15 PM Rise 11:37 PM
20 Low 5:01 PM -0.1
20 High 11:31 PM 6.1

Sa 21 Low 5:50 AM -0.1 6:17 AM Set 10:12 AM 85
21 High 11:48 AM 4.9 8:16 PM
21 Low 5:52 PM 0.3

Su 22 High 12:21 AM 5.8 6:17 AM Rise 12:17 AM 77
22 Low 6:39 AM 0.2 8:16 PM Set 11:12 AM
22 High 12:40 PM 4.8
22 Low 6:45 PM 0.6

M 23 High 1:11 AM 5.4 6:16 AM Rise 12:53 AM 68
23 Low 7:28 AM 0.4 8:17 PM Set 12:10 PM
23 High 1:33 PM 4.8
23 Low 7:40 PM 0.9

Tu 24 High 2:00 AM 5.2 6:15 AM Rise 1:24 AM 58
24 Low 8:17 AM 0.5 8:18 PM Set 1:06 PM
24 High 2:27 PM 4.8
24 Low 8:38 PM 1.1

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL PUSH SOUTH THROUGH THE AREA THIS
AFTERNOON BEFORE DISSIPATING TONIGHT. WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL SHIFT INTO
THE AREA THROUGH THURSDAY. A COMPLEX LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL APPROACHING
FROM THE W WILL IMPACT THE AREA OVER THE WEEKEND.
Rest Of Today...NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming E to 5 to 10 kt in the
afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms.

Tonight...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers
and tstms in the evening.

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

Thu Night...SE winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms.

Fri...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers and
tstms.

Fri Night...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft... Building to 3 to 4 ft
after midnight. A chance of showers and tstms.

Sat...S winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A
chance of showers and tstms.

Sun...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft... Subsiding to 2 to 3 ft. A
chance of showers and tstms.
Notice posted on Wednesday, May 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.