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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, June 29, 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:

HESS - TORM HELLERUP - IN - ETD 30/0800
KMI4 - TORM HELELRUP - ETA 30/1000 - ETD 01/1000

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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:

EPA, Coast Guard Announce Agreement to Enforce Air Pollution Requirements
for Vessels Operating in U.S. Waters

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S.
Coast Guard (USCG) today announced an agreement to jointly enforce U.S.
and international air pollution requirements for vessels operating in
U.S. waters. The requirements establish limits on nitrogen oxides (NOx)
emissions and require the use of fuel with lower sulfur content,
protecting people’s health and the environment by reducing ozone-
producing pollution, which can cause smog and aggravate asthma. The most
stringent requirements apply to ships operating within 200 nautical miles
of the coast of North America.

“Today’s agreement forges a strong partnership between EPA and the U.S.
Coast Guard, advancing our shared commitment to enforce air emissions
standards for ships operating in U.S. waters,” said Cynthia Giles,
assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance
Assurance. “Reducing harmful air pollution is a priority for EPA and by
working with the Coast Guard we will ensure that the ships moving through
our waters meet their environmental obligations, protecting our nation’s
air quality and the health of our coastal communities.”

"This agreement demonstrates the Coast Guard's long-standing commitment
to protecting our nation's marine environment," said Rear Adm. Kevin
Cook, director of Prevention Policy for the U.S. Coast Guard. "Aligning
our capabilities with EPA enhances our commitment to the marine
environment while minimizing the impact on shipping."

The large marine diesel engines that provide propulsion and auxiliary
power on many ocean-going vessels emit significant amounts of pollution.
Without further action, EPA estimates that by 2030, NOx emissions from
ships will more than double, growing to 2.1 million tons per year. The
memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by EPA and the USCG outlines the
agencies’ commitment to jointly enforce federal and international laws
that EPA projects could prevent 12,000-31,000 premature deaths annually
by 2030. Under the MOU, both the USCG and EPA will perform inspections
and investigations, and will take appropriate enforcement actions if a
violation is detected.

A letter to industry was also signed today by USCG and EPA to provide the
regulated community with notice that USCG and EPA will be taking measures
to promote compliance with federal and international air pollution
requirements and will be actively pursuing violations.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is a United Nations agency
which deals with maritime safety, security and the prevention of marine
pollution from ships across the globe. The International Convention for
the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), developed through the
IMO, is the main international convention covering prevention of
pollution of the marine environment by ships. MARPOL Annex VI addresses
air pollution from ships through the use of both engine-based and fuel-
based standards. Additionally, MARPOL Annex VI requires ships operated in
designated geographical areas, known as emission control areas or ECAs,
to meet the most advanced standards for NOx emissions and fuel sulfur
limits. The United States became a party to MARPOL Annex VI in 2008 and
the treaty is implemented in the United States through the Act to Prevent
Pollution from Ships (APPS).

Read the MOU: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/civil/caa/caaenfprog.html#mou

Learn about EPA’s Ocean Vessels and Large Ships program:
http://www.epa.gov/otaq/oceanvessels.htm



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CURRENT ISSUES:
07/12/11 - COMMISSIONERS OF PILOTAGE MEETING

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
07/19/11 - SCSPA BOARD 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

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CURRENT HURRICANE STATUS - 4 - SEASONAL - TS ARLENE

TROPICAL STORM ARLENE FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER 3
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012011
0900 UTC WED JUN 29 2011

CHANGES IN WATCHES AND WARNINGS WITH THIS ADVISORY...

NONE.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE COAST OF NORTHEASTERN MEXICO FROM BARRA DE NAUTLA NORTHWARD TO
BAHIA ALGODONES

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA...IN THIS CASE WITHIN 24
HOURS.

TROPICAL STORM CENTER LOCATED NEAR 21.8N 95.0W AT 29/0900Z
POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN 35 NM

PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST OR 300 DEGREES AT 7 KT

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 1003 MB
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 35 KT WITH GUSTS TO 45 KT.
34 KT.......100NE 40SE 0SW 0NW.
12 FT SEAS..180NE 0SE 0SW 90NW.
WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT. RADII IN NAUTICAL
MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT.

REPEAT...CENTER LOCATED NEAR 21.8N 95.0W AT 29/0900Z
AT 29/0600Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 21.7N 94.6W

FORECAST VALID 29/1800Z 22.1N 95.9W
MAX WIND 40 KT...GUSTS 50 KT.
34 KT...100NE 60SE 30SW 30NW.

FORECAST VALID 30/0600Z 22.1N 97.1W
MAX WIND 50 KT...GUSTS 60 KT.
50 KT... 40NE 0SE 0SW 30NW.
34 KT...100NE 70SE 40SW 70NW.

FORECAST VALID 30/1800Z 22.0N 98.2W...INLAND
MAX WIND 40 KT...GUSTS 50 KT.
34 KT... 70NE 45SE 30SW 40NW.

FORECAST VALID 01/0600Z 21.8N 99.4W...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
MAX WIND 25 KT...GUSTS 35 KT.

FORECAST VALID 02/0600Z...DISSIPATED


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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with June 29, 2011.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

W 29 Low 1:11 AM 0.6 6:14 AM Rise 4:32 AM 6
29 High 7:01 AM 4.6 8:32 PM Set 7:12 PM
29 Low 1:00 PM 0.0
29 High 7:27 PM 6.0

Th 30 Low 1:56 AM 0.4 6:15 AM Rise 5:28 AM 2
30 High 7:49 AM 4.7 8:32 PM Set 8:04 PM
30 Low 1:47 PM -0.2
30 High 8:12 PM 6.1

F 1 Low 2:40 AM 0.2 6:15 AM Rise 6:28 AM 0
1 High 8:35 AM 4.8 8:32 PM Set 8:52 PM
1 Low 2:34 PM -0.3
1 High 8:55 PM 6.2

Sa 2 Low 3:23 AM 0.0 6:16 AM Rise 7:32 AM 0
2 High 9:21 AM 4.9 8:32 PM Set 9:35 PM
2 Low 3:21 PM -0.3
2 High 9:39 PM 6.2

Su 3 Low 4:07 AM -0.1 6:16 AM Rise 8:38 AM 2
3 High 10:08 AM 5.0 8:32 PM Set 10:14 PM
3 Low 4:10 PM -0.3
3 High 10:23 PM 6.2

M 4 Low 4:52 AM -0.2 6:16 AM Rise 9:44 AM 7
4 High 10:56 AM 5.2 8:32 PM Set 10:51 PM
4 Low 5:01 PM -0.2
4 High 11:09 PM 6.1

Tu 5 Low 5:37 AM -0.3 6:17 AM Rise 10:50 AM 14
5 High 11:48 AM 5.3 8:31 PM Set 11:25 PM
5 Low 5:54 PM -0.1
5 High 11:57 PM 5.9

W 6 Low 6:26 AM -0.4 6:17 AM Rise 11:55 AM 23
6 High 12:43 PM 5.5 8:31 PM
6 Low 6:52 PM 0.1

Th 7 High 12:49 AM 5.6 6:18 AM Set 12:00 AM 34
7 Low 7:16 AM -0.4 8:31 PM Rise 1:01 PM
7 High 1:42 PM 5.6
7 Low 7:53 PM 0.2

F 8 High 1:45 AM 5.4 6:18 AM Set 12:36 AM 45
8 Low 8:11 AM -0.3 8:31 PM Rise 2:07 PM
8 High 2:43 PM 5.8
8 Low 8:57 PM 0.3

Sa 9 High 2:43 AM 5.2 6:19 AM Set 1:15 AM 57
9 Low 9:08 AM -0.3 8:31 PM Rise 3:14 PM
9 High 3:44 PM 5.9
9 Low 10:02 PM 0.3

Su 10 High 3:45 AM 5.0 6:19 AM Set 1:57 AM 68
10 Low 10:08 AM -0.3 8:30 PM Rise 4:20 PM
10 High 4:46 PM 6.1
10 Low 11:05 PM 0.3

M 11 High 4:47 AM 4.9 6:20 AM Set 2:46 AM 78
11 Low 11:08 AM -0.3 8:30 PM Rise 5:24 PM
11 High 5:46 PM 6.2

Tu 12 Low 12:04 AM 0.2 6:21 AM Set 3:39 AM 86
12 High 5:47 AM 4.9 8:30 PM Rise 6:24 PM
12 Low 12:06 PM -0.4
12 High 6:42 PM 6.3

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
500 AM EDT WED JUN 29 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.
ANZ088-291500-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N OUT TO 32N 73W TO 31N 74W
500 AM EDT WED JUN 29 2011

TODAY AND TONIGHT
S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT BECOMING SW
TONIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT BECOMING 3 TO 5 FT TONIGHT...HIGHEST N.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

THU
WINDS BECOMING SW 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. WINDS AND
SEAS HIGHEST E. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

THU NIGHT AND FRI
SHIFTING WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

SAT
SHIFTING WINDS 10 TO 20 KT EARLY...THEN BECOMING W TO SW
10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS BECOMING 3 TO 5 FT.

SUN
S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT

Notice posted on Wednesday, June 29, 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.