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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Friday, August 12, 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:

BP - TUG RESOLVE & 650-3 - IN ETD 1630/12TH
BP - CHEM LYRA - ETA 1630/12TH
KMI4 - ENERGY PRIDE - IN ETD 2000/12TH
KMI4 - HELLES PONT CHARGER - ETA 2000/12TH
BP - TUG INTEGRITY & 650-4 - ETA 0800/15TH
KMI4 - SANKO BRIGHT - ETA 8/16/11
KMI4 - LOUISE KNUDSEN - ETA 8/17/11
KMI4 - BOW ARCHITECT - ETA 8/17/11
KMI4 - GLORY - ETA 8/18/11
KMI4 - ENERGY PROTECTOR - ETA 8/19/11
KMI4 - 650-3 - ETA 8/28/11

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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: NONE

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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
200 AM EDT FRI AUG 12 2011

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

1. A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE CENTERED ABOUT 1000 MILES WEST OF THE
SOUTHERN CAPE VERDE ISLANDS IS MOVING WESTWARD AT NEAR 15 MPH.
THE ASSOCIATED SHOWER ACTIVITY REMAINS DISORGANIZED...AND SATELLITE IMAGERY
SUGGESTS THE SYSTEM MAY CURRENTLY BE ENCOUNTERING A DRIER AND MORE STABLE
AIR MASS. HOWEVER...ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME MORE
FAVORABLE FOR DEVELOPMENT DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. THIS SYSTEM HAS A
MEDIUM CHANCE...30 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT
48 HOURS.

2. A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM LOCATED ABOUT 275 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF THE
SOUTHERN CAPE VERDE ISLANDS IS PRODUCING A LARGE AREA OF CLOUDINESS AND
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO
GRADUALLY BECOME MORE CONDUCIVE FOR DEVELOPMENT OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS
AS IT MOVES WESTWARD AT 15 TO 20 MPH. THIS SYSTEM HAS A MEDIUM CHANCE...40
PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

3. SHOWER ACTIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE ABOUT 250 MILES
WEST-NORTHWEST OF BERMUDA HAS BECOME A LITTLE BETTER ORGANIZED DURING THE
PAST SEVERAL HOURS. ADDITIONAL SLOW DEVELOPMENT IS POSSIBLE DURING THE
NEXT DAY OR SO BEFORE THIS DISTURBANCE MERGES WITH A FRONTAL SYSTEM. THIS
SYSTEM HAS A LOW CHANCE...20 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE
DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS IT MOVES NORTHEASTWARD AT 15 TO 20 MPH.

4. AN AREA OF DISTURBED WEATHER HAS FORMED IN ASSOCIATION WITH A BROAD LOW
PRESSURE AREA ABOUT 800 MILES NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS.
SLOW DEVELOPMENT IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AS THE LOW
MOVES WEST-SOUTHWESTWARD AT ABOUT 10 MPH. THIS SYSTEM HAS A LOW
CHANCE...10 PERCENT...OF BECOMING 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

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

W 24 High 4:01 AM 4.6 6:49 AM Rise 1:58 AM 31
24 Low 10:10 AM 0.6 7:55 PM Set 4:32 PM
24 High 4:38 PM 5.7
24 Low 11:08 PM 1.1

Th 25 High 5:00 AM 4.8 6:50 AM Rise 2:57 AM 21
25 Low 11:09 AM 0.4 7:54 PM Set 5:19 PM
25 High 5:34 PM 6.0

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...A WEAK TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE SOUTHEAST
STATES INTO THE UPCOMING WEEKEND. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE AREA FROM
THE WEST SUNDAY AND MOVE THROUGH THE REGION SUNDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE
WILL THEN REBUILD OVER THE AREA THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.
Today...E winds 5 to 10 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 1 foot...then
2 ft this afternoon. A chance of showers and tstms this morning...then a
slight chance of showers and tstms this afternoon.

Tonight...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers
and tstms in the evening...then a chance of showers and tstms after midnight.

Sat...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms in
the morning...then a slight chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.

Sat Night...SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW after midnight. Seas 2 to 3
ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms in the evening.

Sun...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms in the morning...then
a chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.

Sun Night...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and
tstms.

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

Mon Night...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Tue...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Tue Night...N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.
Notice posted on Friday, August 12, 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.