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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, July 20, 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 - LIAN AN HU - ETA 2000/20TH
KMI4 - E PIONEER - ETA 1500/21ST
KMI4 - ISE PRINCESS - ETA 7/22/11
KMI4 - BOW CHAIN - ETA 7/25/11
KMI4 - SELENDANG RATNA - ETA 7/30/11

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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:

SPA approves Port Royal deal: Buyer not disclosed; OK from state still needed

Seven years after former Gov. Mark Sanford ordered the State Ports
Authority to shut down and sell its Port Royal Terminal property, the SPA
is making a third attempt to close a deal there.

The SPA board of directors has approved an agreement to sell the 51 acres
of high ground on deep water, along with a larger swath of marsh, for $17
million to an as-yet undisclosed buyer. State approval also is required.

Port Royal town officials are hopeful that this time the deal will go
through, because the town has been anxiously awaiting redevelopment of the
site.

A development agreement previously approved with the town envisions a
marina, hospitality businesses such as restaurants and hotels, seafood
operations and a park. A restaurant and shrimp operation currently use the
site.

"We hope it would kind of revitalize Port Royal," said Mayor Samuel Murray,
who attended an SPA board meeting Tuesday in which the sale agreement was
unanimously approved.

"A lot of merchants have been just kind of holding on, waiting to see what
happens," Murray said.

The purchase price is similar to that in a previous offer that fell through
in January, in which Charleston-based Gramling Brothers Real Estate &
Development offered $16.75 million for the land.

That deal failed partly because of concerns about getting clear title to
some small parcels within the property.

That deal had narrowly received approval in 2010 from the state Budget and
Control Board, with Sanford opposing the plan for several reasons,
including the developer's reluctance to create a 10-acre park that Sanford
long advocated at the site.

The Gramling Brothers' bid was nearly $10 million below that of a previous
deal that unraveled in 2008 as the real estate market soured, but the
Gramling Brothers' offer and the current one still came in above the
appraised value of between $15.6 million and $16.3 million, calculated in
late 2009.

Net proceeds from the sale would be retained by the Ports Authority for
capital projects. The town, according to Port Royal Town Manager Van
Willis, would get 5 percent of the net proceeds or $250,000, whichever is
higher.

Willis said Tuesday he is hopeful that this deal will go through, because
of the economic development potential. He said the town is less excited
about the proposed park, saying that idea was "rammed down our throats."

Willis said the development agreement for the site expires next year. In
other cases with delayed plans, such as the Carolina Park development in
Mount Pleasant, developers have sought to revise and extend development
agreements after gaining control of the land.

South Carolina's Freedom of Information law allows, but does not require,
governments to withhold information about real estate deals until a deed
has been executed.

The Budget and Control Board is expected to consider the Port Royal deal on
Aug. 9.



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CURRENT ISSUES:
07/19/11 - 1000 - SCSPA BOARD MEETING

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
07/28/11 - 0800 - NAVOPS MEETING
08/03/11 - 0830 - MARSEC 3 TRAINING EXCERCISE
09/20/11 - 1145 - CWIT Luncheon
10/20/11 - 1800 - CWIT Annual Auction
2018 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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SECURITY LEVEL: MARSEC 1
CURRENT HURRICANE STATUS - 4 - T/S BRET

BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM BRET ADVISORY NUMBER 11
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL022011
500 AM EDT WED JUL 20 2011

...BRET STILL MAINTAINING ITS STRENGTH...


SUMMARY OF 500 AM EDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...31.1N 74.4W
ABOUT 290 MI...465 KM SSE OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 570 MI...920 KM W OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 50 DEGREES AT 7 MPH...11 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1001 MB...29.56 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 500 AM EDT...0900 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM BRET WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 31.1 NORTH...LONGITUDE 74.4 WEST. BRET IS
MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST NEAR 7 MPH...11 KM/H...AND THIS GENERAL
MOTION WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT
COUPLE OF DAYS.

OBSERVATIONS FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE UNIT HURRICANE HUNTER PLANE
INDICATE THAT THE MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 50 MPH...85
KM/H...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. GRADUAL WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING
THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 75 MILES...120 KM
FROM THE CENTER.

THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY THE HURRICANE HUNTERS IS
1001 MB...29.56 INCHES.


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
NONE.

1. SATELLITE IMAGES THIS MORNING INDICATE THAT SHOWER ACTIVITY
ASSOCIATED WITH A LOW PRESSURE AREA ABOUT 440 MILES EAST OF BERMUDA
HAS BECOME BETTER ORGANIZED. ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM
IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO BEFORE IT REACHES COOLER
WATERS. THIS SYSTEM HAS A HIGH CHANCE...60 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A
SUBTROPICAL OR TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS IT
MOVES NORTHEASTWARD AT AROUND 20 MPH.

NEXT ADVISORY
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NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 AM EDT.


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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with July 19, 2011.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

W 20 Low 6:07 AM 0.3 6:25 AM Set 11:29 AM 79
20 High 12:16 PM 5.0 8:26 PM Rise 11:20 PM
20 Low 6:25 PM 1.0

Th 21 High 12:33 AM 5.0 6:26 AM Set 12:23 PM 71
21 Low 6:45 AM 0.4 8:26 PM Rise 11:50 PM
21 High 1:01 PM 5.0
21 Low 7:11 PM 1.2

F 22 High 1:16 AM 4.8 6:27 AM Set 1:17 PM 62
22 Low 7:25 AM 0.5 8:25 PM
22 High 1:47 PM 5.0
22 Low 8:02 PM 1.3

Sa 23 High 2:02 AM 4.6 6:27 AM Rise 12:22 AM 53
23 Low 8:09 AM 0.6 8:25 PM Set 2:12 PM
23 High 2:37 PM 5.1
23 Low 8:57 PM 1.4

Su 24 High 2:52 AM 4.4 6:28 AM Rise 12:57 AM 43
24 Low 8:58 AM 0.6 8:24 PM Set 3:08 PM
24 High 3:29 PM 5.2
24 Low 9:55 PM 1.3

M 25 High 3:45 AM 4.4 6:29 AM Rise 1:37 AM 34
25 Low 9:51 AM 0.5 8:23 PM Set 4:05 PM
25 High 4:23 PM 5.4
25 Low 10:51 PM 1.2

Tu 26 High 4:40 AM 4.4 6:29 AM Rise 2:23 AM 25
26 Low 10:45 AM 0.4 8:23 PM Set 5:00 PM
26 High 5:16 PM 5.6
26 Low 11:46 PM 1.0

W 27 High 5:34 AM 4.5 6:30 AM Rise 3:15 AM 17
27 Low 11:39 AM 0.2 8:22 PM Set 5:53 PM
27 High 6:08 PM 5.8

Th 28 Low 12:36 AM 0.7 6:31 AM Rise 4:12 AM 9
28 High 6:27 AM 4.7 8:21 PM Set 6:43 PM
28 Low 12:32 PM 0.0
28 High 6:58 PM 6.1

F 29 Low 1:25 AM 0.4 6:31 AM Rise 5:15 AM 4
29 High 7:18 AM 4.9 8:21 PM Set 7:29 PM
29 Low 1:23 PM -0.3
29 High 7:45 PM 6.3

Sa 30 Low 2:11 AM 0.1 6:32 AM Rise 6:21 AM 1
30 High 8:08 AM 5.2 8:20 PM Set 8:10 PM
30 Low 2:14 PM -0.4
30 High 8:32 PM 6.4

Su 31 Low 2:57 AM -0.1 6:33 AM Rise 7:29 AM 0
31 High 8:58 AM 5.4 8:19 PM Set 8:49 PM
31 Low 3:04 PM -0.5
31 High 9:18 PM 6.5

M 1 Low 3:42 AM -0.3 6:33 AM Rise 8:36 AM 1
1 High 9:48 AM 5.7 8:18 PM Set 9:26 PM
1 Low 3:55 PM -0.5
1 High 10:04 PM 6.4

Tu 2 Low 4:27 AM -0.5 6:34 AM Rise 9:44 AM 5
2 High 10:39 AM 5.8 8:18 PM Set 10:01 PM
2 Low 4:47 PM -0.4
2 High 10:52 PM 6.2

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...TROPICAL STORM BRET WILL REMAIN WELL E OF THE WATERS AND WEAKEN
THROUGH MID WEEK. OTHERWISE...HIGH PRES WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE REGION
THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
Today...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Tonight...S winds 15 kt. Seas 3 ft.

Thu...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Thu Night...SW winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Fri...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Fri Night...SW winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Sat...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Sun...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers and
tstms.

Notice posted on Wednesday, July 20, 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.