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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, August 10, 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 - STOLT VISION - IN ETD 2300/10
BP - TUG RESOLVE & 650-3 - ETA 0700/11
KMI4 - HELLES PONT CHARGER - 8/12/11
KMI4 - BOW ARCHITECT - ETA 8/12/11
KMI4 - SANKO BRIGHT - ETA 8/15/11
KMI4 - JO KASHI - ETA 8/16/11
KMI4 - GLORY - ETA 8/18/11
KMI4 - ENERGY PROTECTOR - ETA 8/19/11
KMI4 - CHARLESTON - ETA 8/25/11

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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:

Carnival Cruise Lines is seeking to dismiss a June lawsuit challenging its
use of Union Pier in Charleston, on grounds that the terminal has been
visited by passenger vessels since the early 1900s, well before the zoning
regulations in question existed.

Carnival also claims that state law prohibits cities from enacting zoning
rules that would interfere with the S.C. State Ports Authority's
responsibilities, and argues that the plaintiffs don't have standing to sue.

And if the court disagrees on those points, Carnival argues that portions
of the lawsuit related to air pollution should be struck down.

"The city of Charleston has no power to enact zoning ordinances which
prevent SCSPA from discharging the duties imposed upon it by the law of
South Carolina," attorney Julius Hines wrote in Carnival's first formal
response to the complaint.

The Southern Environmental Law Center filed suit against Carnival in
Charleston County Court of Common Pleas on June 13, on behalf of the
Historic Ansonborough Neighborhood Association, the Charlestowne
Neighborhood Association, Coastal Conservation Society, and Preservation
Society of Charleston. It seeks a ruling that cruise ships are subject to
zoning rules that would apply to hotels and other buildings. It also
alleges Carnival's use of Union Pier is illegal under city zoning.

For example, the suit claims that

Carnival's cruise ship Fantasy violates the city's building height limit.

The city and the SPA have intervened in the lawsuit, siding with Carnival,
but have not yet filed any motions.

Blan Holman, the attorney for the Southern Environmental Law Center, said
Carnival's arguments in the motion to dismiss the case were expected, and
he looks forward to refuting them in court.

"The home-basing of 15-story cruise ships in Charleston's historic district
is different in kind and scale from anything that happened here before, and
the operations are not exempt just because three-masted schooners visited
centuries ago or the Queen Mary docked here once," he said. "Year-round
home-basing operations are a new and expanded use, and they are subject to
Charleston's zoning laws just like every other tourist business."

The suit is proceeding as the SPA pursues a plan to build a new cruise ship
terminal at Union Pier, slightly north of the current terminal. Opponents
have objected to the size of the cruise ships, the frequency of their
visits, and the location of the proposed terminal, citing concerns about
traffic, pollution and the number of tourists involved.

On the pollution issue, Carnival says the state Department of Health and
Environmental Control specifically excludes discharges from "properly
functioning marine engines" from permitting requirements.

As the lawsuit works its way through the legal process, the SPA prepares to
begin construction this year on the new cruise ship terminal.

The SPA previously agreed to voluntarily submit its plans for the building
to the city's Board of Architectural Review, which could consider the
building's size and appearance, but not its location.

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CURRENT ISSUES:

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
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 - NO STORMS EXPECTED

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM EDT WED AUG 10 2011

FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...

1. A LARGE AREA OF DISTURBED WEATHER ASSOCIATED WITH A TROPICAL WAVE
EXTENDS FROM THE SOUTHERN CAPE VERDE ISLANDS WESTWARD SEVERAL
HUNDRED MILES INTO THE TROPICAL ATLANTIC OCEAN. SHOWER AND
THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY HAS BECOME MORE CONCENTRATED NEAR A BROAD
AREA OF LOW PRESSURE LOCATED ABOUT 400 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF THE
SOUTHERN CAPE VERDE ISLANDS. A SECOND AREA OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IS LOCATED JUST SOUTH OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CAPE VERDE
ISLANDS. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS APPEAR FAVORABLE FOR SOME
GRADUAL DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF
DAYS...AND THIS SYSTEM HAS A LOW CHANCE...20 PERCENT...OF BECOMING
A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS IT MOVES WESTWARD AT
10 TO 15 MPH.

2. THE REMNANTS OF EMILY ARE LOCATED ABOUT 715 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF
CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND...MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST AT ABOUT 20
MPH. THE ASSOCIATED SHOWER ACTIVITY IS CURRENTLY DISORGANIZED...
AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ARE NOT CONDUCIVE FOR SIGNIFICANT
DEVELOPMENT AS THIS SYSTEM BEGINS TO INTERACT WITH A FRONTAL ZONE.
THIS SYSTEM HAS A LOW CHANCE...NEAR 0 PERCENT...OF REGENERATING
INTO A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

ELSEWHERE...TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS.

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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

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

Tu 16 Low 4:13 AM 0.3 6:44 AM Set 9:19 AM 95
16 High 10:16 AM 5.4 8:04 PM Rise 9:22 PM
16 Low 4:29 PM 0.6
16 High 10:39 PM 5.5

W 17 Low 4:48 AM 0.4 6:44 AM Set 10:14 AM 91
17 High 10:55 AM 5.4 8:03 PM Rise 9:51 PM
17 Low 5:08 PM 0.9
17 High 11:15 PM 5.3

Th 18 Low 5:23 AM 0.5 6:45 AM Set 11:08 AM 84
18 High 11:34 AM 5.4 8:02 PM Rise 10:22 PM
18 Low 5:48 PM 1.1
18 High 11:52 PM 5.0

F 19 Low 5:59 AM 0.6 6:46 AM Set 12:03 PM 77
19 High 12:14 PM 5.3 8:01 PM Rise 10:56 PM
19 Low 6:30 PM 1.3

Sa 20 High 12:32 AM 4.8 6:46 AM Set 12:58 PM 69
20 Low 6:39 AM 0.7 8:00 PM Rise 11:34 PM
20 High 12:58 PM 5.3
20 Low 7:17 PM 1.4

Su 21 High 1:16 AM 4.7 6:47 AM Set 1:53 PM 60
21 Low 7:23 AM 0.8 7:58 PM
21 High 1:47 PM 5.3
21 Low 8:10 PM 1.5

M 22 High 2:06 AM 4.6 6:48 AM Rise 12:16 AM 50
22 Low 8:14 AM 0.8 7:57 PM Set 2:48 PM
22 High 2:42 PM 5.4
22 Low 9:09 PM 1.5

Tu 23 High 3:02 AM 4.5 6:48 AM Rise 1:04 AM 40
23 Low 9:10 AM 0.8 7:56 PM Set 3:42 PM
23 High 3:40 PM 5.5
23 Low 10:10 PM 1.4

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL STALL OVER THE CAROLINAS TODAY...THEN
DISSIPATE INTO A INLAND SURFACE TROUGH LATE WEEK INTO THE WEEKEND.
This Afternoon...Variable winds 5 kt...becoming SE late. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Tonight...SW winds 5 kt. Seas 1 foot.

Thu...SW winds 5 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot.

Thu Night...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot. A slight chance of showers and
tstms.

Fri...SE winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt
in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot. A slight chance of showers and tstms in the
afternoon.

Fri Night...SE winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 2 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms in the evening.

Sat...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. A slight chance of showers and
tstms.

Sat Night...S winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.

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

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