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SubjectDatePriority
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/31/2108/31/2021 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY UPDATE - 08/31/2108/31/2021 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/31/2108/31/2021 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/30/2108/30/2021 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY UPDATE - 08/30/2108/30/2021 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/30/2108/30/2021 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/27/2108/27/2021 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY UPDATE - 08/27/2108/27/2021 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/27/2108/27/2021 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/26/2108/26/2021 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/26/2108/26/2021 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY UPDATE - 08/25/2108/25/2021 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/25/2108/25/2021 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/25/2108/25/2021 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY UPDATE - 08/24/2108/24/2021 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/24/2108/24/2021 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/24/2108/24/2021 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/23/2108/23/2021 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY UPDATE - 08/23/2108/23/2021 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY UPDATE - 08/20/2108/20/2021 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/20/2108/20/2021 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/20/2108/20/2021 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/19/2108/19/2021 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/19/2108/19/2021 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY UPDATE - 08/19/21 - Sector Charleston MSIB 12-21 Dead Ship Movement - Naval Protection Zone08/19/2021 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/17/2108/17/2021 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY UPDATE - 08/17/2108/17/2021 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/13/2108/13/2021 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/13/2108/13/2021 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY UPDATE - 08/13/2108/13/2021 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/12/2108/12/2021 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/12/2108/12/2021 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/10/2108/10/2021 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 08/10/2108/10/2021 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Tuesday, August 02, 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 - JOHANN JACOB - IN ETD 0900/2ND
KMI4 - STOLT VISION - ETA 8/7/11
KMI4 - JO KASHI - ETA 8/12/11
KMI4 - BOW ARCHITECT - ETA 8/12/11
KMI4 - GLORY - ETA 8/18/11
KMI4 - SANKO BRIGHT - ETA 8/18/11

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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:

Ships just get bigger: 2 weeks after the massive MSC Bruxelles' visit,
another 1,000-plus-footer on the way

It seems the honor of being the largest container ship to call on
Charleston ports is a fleeting one.

Just two weeks after the MSC Bruxelles claimed the title July 20, a ship is
due to arrive Wednesday at Wando Terminal that's just as big but can carry
more containers. It's a tie, or a new high-water mark, depending on how
"largest" is measured.
Video

The MSC Bruxelles is the largest container ship to ever call at
Charleston's port. The 9,200-TEU, 20-foot equivalent unit Bruxelles can
draft up to 49 feet.

"Records continue to fall," said Bryon Miller, spokesman for the State
Ports Authority. "The ships are getting bigger, and that's being
demonstrated every day."

The MSC Bruxelles and the newer MSC Sindy are each just over 1,100 feet
long and 150 wide, but the Sindy is configured to carry more cargo.

In Hampton Roads, where the Sindy was due today, The Virginian-Pilot
newspaper called her "a Godzilla-scale vessel."

The Sindy isn't the largest ship of any kind to call on Charleston -- the
cruise ship Queen Mary II, which called on Charleston in 2006, was 27 feet
longer and 9 feet wider -- but she's big enough to make an aircraft carrier
self-conscious. The Sindy, like the Bruxelles, is 217 feet longer and 50
feet wider than the aircraft carrier Yorktown, the centerpiece of Patriots
Point Naval and Maritime Museum.

The Sindy can hold the equivalent of 9,580 20-foot-long shipping
containers, a measurement called a TEU, while the Bruxelles can carry under
9,200 TEUs, according to The Containershipping Newsletter.

In practice, most shipping containers going in and out of East Coast ports
are the 40-foot variety, but the TEU is the industry standard for
quantifying capacity.

"I wouldn't be surprised if we broke 10,000 (TEUs) within the year," said
John Cameron, executive director of the Charleston Branch Pilots Association.

He said the largest container ships calling on Charleston don't come fully
loaded with containers and fuel. The Sindy would need a depth of 49 feet
fully loaded, and 48 feet at high tide is Charleston's limit, he said. That
limit allows for a 10 percent depth buffer.

"We have gotten requests from shipping companies to handle ships much
larger than this -- 50 percent larger in terms of container capacity,"
Cameron said. "I'm certain that we'll be handling ships that are lightly
loaded, because we can handle all the dimensions except for depth."

The increasing size of ships is driving the push to deepen Charleston's
shipping channel to 50 feet at low tide. The current federally-authorized
depth is 45 feet.

Going 5 feet deeper could take a decade and cost about $310 million, the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimated. A feasibility study began in June.

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Charleston, SPA can back cruise line in suit
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A judge has granted the city of Charleston and the State Ports Authority
the ability to support Carnival Cruise Lines in a lawsuit brought against
the company by residents and environmental groups.

The permission was granted late last week by Judge Kristi Lea Harrington.

A lawsuit filed earlier this year alleges Carnival's cruise liners are a
public nuisance and violate city rules and regulations. The lawsuit also
asks a judge to declare it illegal for the SPA to use Union Pier for a new
$35 million passenger cruise terminal.

SPA spokesman Byron Miller said in a statement Monday that the lawsuit is
baseless.

Last year, Carnival began basing its Carnival Fantasy in Charleston,
inaugurating a year-round cruise season in the city.

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CURRENT ISSUES:
08/03/11 - 0830 - MARSEC 3 TRAINING EXCERCISE

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
08/06/11 - 1700 - PORT INDUSTRY NIGHT WITH THE RIVERDOGS
08/24/11 - 1800 - NOAA WRIGHT WHALE MEETING IN SAVANNAH GARDEN CITY HALL
08/25/11 - 0800 - NAV OPS MEETING
09/20/11 - 1145 - CWIT LUNCHEON
09/23/11 - 1030 - CHS TRAFFIC AND TRANS CLUB GOLF TOURN. AT STONO FERRY
10/06/22 - PM - BBQ AND BLUEGRASS SOCIAL
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 EMILY

BULLETIN

TROPICAL STORM EMILY ADVISORY NUMBER 3

NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052011

500 AM AST TUE AUG 02 2011

...EMILY CONTINUES MOVING WESTWARD WITH LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH...

SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION

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LOCATION...15.5N 64.0W

ABOUT 245 MI...390 KM SE OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 16 MPH...26 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB...29.71 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

NONE.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...

* GUADELOUPE...DESIRADE...LES SAINTES...AND MARIE GALANTE

* PUERTO RICO...VIEQUES AND CULEBRA

* THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...

* U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

* ST. KITTS...NEVIS...MONTSERRAT...AND ANTIGUA

* HAITI

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE

EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 36

HOURS.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE

POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 48 HOURS.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED

STATES...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE

MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

FORECAST OFFICE. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE

THE UNITED STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL

METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK

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AT 500 AM AST...0900 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM EMILY WAS

LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 15.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 64.0 WEST. EMILY IS

MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 16 MPH...26 KM/H. A TURN TOWARD THE

WEST-NORTHWEST AND A GRADUAL DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED ARE EXPECTED

DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS. ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF

EMILY WILL MOVE ACROSS THE NORTHEASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA TODAY...AND

APPROACH THE ISLAND OF HISPANIOLA TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH...65 KM/H...WITH HIGHER

GUSTS. SOME SLOW STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE OVER THE NEXT DAY OR SO

UNTIL EMILY INTERACTS WITH LAND.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 70 MILES...110 KM

FROM THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1006 MB...29.71 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

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WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY OCCURRING OVER PORTIONS

OF THE WARNING AREA IN THE LEEWARD ISLANDS. TROPICAL STORM

CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED IN PUERTO RICO...CULEBRA...AND VIEQUES

LATER TODAY...AND IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC BY TONIGHT. TROPICAL

STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE WATCH AREA IN THE LEEWARD

ISLANDS OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS...IN THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS LATER

THIS MORNING...AND IN HAITI BY WEDNESDAY.

RAINFALL...EMILY IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS

OF 2 TO 4 INCHES IN THE NORTHERN WINDWARD ISLANDS AND LEEWARD

ISLANDS. TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN

PUERTO RICO AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM

AMOUNTS OF 10 INCHES POSSIBLE. THESE RAINS COULD CAUSE

LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES IN AREAS OF

MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN.

STORM SURGE...A STORM SURGE WILL RAISE WATER LEVELS BY 1 TO 2 FEET

ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS IN THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING AREA. NEAR

THE COAST...THE SURGE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE AND DANGEROUS

WAVES.

NEXT ADVISORY

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NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY...800 AM AST.

NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 AM AST.

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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with July 21, 2011.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

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

W 3 Low 5:14 AM -0.5 6:35 AM Rise 10:51 AM 12
3 High 11:32 AM 6.0 8:17 PM Set 10:38 PM
3 Low 5:42 PM -0.2
3 High 11:41 PM 6.0

Th 4 Low 6:03 AM -0.5 6:35 AM Rise 11:59 AM 21
4 High 12:28 PM 6.0 8:16 PM Set 11:16 PM
4 Low 6:39 PM 0.1

F 5 High 12:33 AM 5.7 6:36 AM Rise 1:06 PM 32
5 Low 6:55 AM -0.4 8:15 PM Set 11:57 PM
5 High 1:26 PM 6.0
5 Low 7:39 PM 0.3

Sa 6 High 1:30 AM 5.4 6:37 AM Rise 2:13 PM 43
6 Low 7:50 AM -0.2 8:14 PM
6 High 2:28 PM 6.0
6 Low 8:42 PM 0.5

Su 7 High 2:29 AM 5.1 6:38 AM Set 12:44 AM 54
7 Low 8:50 AM -0.1 8:13 PM Rise 3:17 PM
7 High 3:31 PM 6.0
7 Low 9:46 PM 0.6

M 8 High 3:32 AM 5.0 6:38 AM Set 1:35 AM 65
8 Low 9:52 AM 0.0 8:12 PM Rise 4:18 PM
8 High 4:34 PM 6.1
8 Low 10:49 PM 0.6

Tu 9 High 4:34 AM 5.0 6:39 AM Set 2:31 AM 75
9 Low 10:54 AM 0.0 8:11 PM Rise 5:12 PM
9 High 5:33 PM 6.1
9 Low 11:47 PM 0.5

W 10 High 5:35 AM 5.0 6:40 AM Set 3:31 AM 84
10 Low 11:52 AM 0.0 8:10 PM Rise 6:01 PM
10 High 6:28 PM 6.2

Th 11 Low 12:40 AM 0.3 6:40 AM Set 4:31 AM 91
11 High 6:31 AM 5.1 8:09 PM Rise 6:43 PM
11 Low 12:46 PM 0.0
11 High 7:18 PM 6.2

F 12 Low 1:30 AM 0.2 6:41 AM Set 5:32 AM 96
12 High 7:23 AM 5.2 8:08 PM Rise 7:20 PM
12 Low 1:36 PM 0.0
12 High 8:04 PM 6.2

Sa 13 Low 2:15 AM 0.2 6:42 AM Set 6:31 AM 99
13 High 8:11 AM 5.3 8:07 PM Rise 7:53 PM
13 Low 2:23 PM 0.1
13 High 8:46 PM 6.1

Su 14 Low 2:57 AM 0.1 6:42 AM Set 7:29 AM 99
14 High 8:55 AM 5.4 8:06 PM Rise 8:24 PM
14 Low 3:07 PM 0.2
14 High 9:25 PM 5.9

M 15 Low 3:36 AM 0.2 6:43 AM Set 8:25 AM 98
15 High 9:37 AM 5.4 8:05 PM Rise 8:53 PM
15 Low 3:48 PM 0.4
15 High 10:03 PM 5.8


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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...AN INLAND TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL PERSIST AT THE SURFACE
INTO THE WEEKEND. SWELL FROM TROPICAL CYCLONE EMILY COULD IMPACT THE WATERS
THIS WEEKEND AS IT APPROACHES THE SOUTHEAST U.S. COAST. REFER TO THE LATEST
ADVISORY ON TROPICAL STORM EMILY FROM THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.
Today...NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW this afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Tonight...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Wed...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming S 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Wed Night...S winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming SW late. Seas 2 to 3 ft...
Building to 3 to 4 ft after midnight.

Thu...SW winds 15 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Thu Night...S winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW after midnight. Seas 3 to 4
ft... Subsiding to 2 to 3 ft after midnight. A slight chance of showers and
tstms.

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

Sat...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft... Building to 3 to 4 ft. A
slight chance of showers and tstms
Notice posted on Tuesday, August 02, 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.