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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Friday, May 27, 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 - PICHINCHA - ETA 1400/30TH
KMI4 - CLARITY - ETA PM/30TH

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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: NONE

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CURRENT ISSUES:
06/01/11 - 1200 - UNION PIER CRUISE TERMINAL MEETING

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
06/14/11 - 1700 - COMMISSIONER OF PILOTS MEETING
06/17/11 - 0900 - MARITIME ASSOCIATION GOLF TOURNAMENT
06/23/11 - 0818 - NAVOPS MEETING - HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS
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 17, 2011.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

F 27 High 4:29 AM 4.7 6:14 AM Rise 2:49 AM 30
27 Low 10:38 AM 0.4 8:20 PM Set 3:47 PM
27 High 5:00 PM 5.3
27 Low 11:25 PM 1.0

Sa 28 High 5:18 AM 4.6 6:14 AM Rise 3:18 AM 22
28 Low 11:23 AM 0.3 8:20 PM Set 4:42 PM
28 High 5:47 PM 5.5

Su 29 Low 12:14 AM 0.8 6:13 AM Rise 3:50 AM 14
29 High 6:06 AM 4.6 8:21 PM Set 5:38 PM
29 Low 12:07 PM 0.2
29 High 6:32 PM 5.7

M 30 Low 1:00 AM 0.7 6:13 AM Rise 4:25 AM 8
30 High 6:52 AM 4.6 8:21 PM Set 6:35 PM
30 Low 12:50 PM 0.1
30 High 7:15 PM 5.8

Tu 31 Low 1:43 AM 0.5 6:13 AM Rise 5:05 AM 3
31 High 7:37 AM 4.7 8:22 PM Set 7:32 PM
31 Low 1:32 PM 0.0
31 High 7:56 PM 6.0

W 1 Low 2:24 AM 0.4 6:12 AM Rise 5:50 AM 1
1 High 8:20 AM 4.7 8:23 PM Set 8:28 PM
1 Low 2:14 PM 0.0
1 High 8:36 PM 6.0

Th 2 Low 3:05 AM 0.3 6:12 AM Rise 6:42 AM 0
2 High 9:01 AM 4.7 8:23 PM Set 9:21 PM
2 Low 2:56 PM 0.0
2 High 9:16 PM 6.1

F 3 Low 3:46 AM 0.2 6:12 AM Rise 7:39 AM 1
3 High 9:42 AM 4.7 8:24 PM Set 10:11 PM
3 Low 3:39 PM -0.1
3 High 9:56 PM 6.1

Sa 4 Low 4:28 AM 0.2 6:12 AM Rise 8:40 AM 4
4 High 10:24 AM 4.7 8:24 PM Set 10:56 PM
4 Low 4:24 PM 0.0
4 High 10:38 PM 6.0

Su 5 Low 5:12 AM 0.1 6:12 AM Rise 9:43 AM 9
5 High 11:10 AM 4.8 8:25 PM Set 11:36 PM
5 Low 5:13 PM 0.0
5 High 11:23 PM 5.9

M 6 Low 5:57 AM 0.1 6:11 AM Rise 10:47 AM 17
6 High 12:00 PM 4.9 8:25 PM
6 Low 6:05 PM 0.1

Tu 7 High 12:12 AM 5.8 6:11 AM Set 12:13 AM 26
7 Low 6:46 AM 0.0 8:26 PM Rise 11:52 AM
7 High 12:55 PM 5.0
7 Low 7:03 PM 0.2

W 8 High 1:05 AM 5.7 6:11 AM Set 12:48 AM 36
8 Low 7:38 AM -0.1 8:26 PM Rise 12:57 PM
8 High 1:55 PM 5.3
8 Low 8:05 PM 0.3

Th 9 High 2:02 AM 5.5 6:11 AM Set 1:23 AM 47
9 Low 8:33 AM -0.2 8:27 PM Rise 2:02 PM
9 High 2:57 PM 5.5
9 Low 9:11 PM 0.3

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...ATLC HIGH PRES WILL TEMPORARILY WEAKEN ACROSS THE AREA TODAY AND
TONIGHT...BEFORE STRENGTHENING AGAIN SAT THROUGH TUE.
Today...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers and
tstms.

Tonight...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers
and tstms.

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

Sat Night...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Sun...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

Sun Night...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

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

Tue...NE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SE. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Notice posted on Friday, May 27, 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.