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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, August 17, 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 INTEGRITY & 650-4 - IN ETD 1300/20TH
KMI4 - SANKO BRIGHT - IN ETD 0600/18TH
KMI4 - LOUISE KNUDSEN - ETA 0600 18/TH
KMI4 - ENERGY PROTECTOR - ETA 1900/18TH
KMI4 - CARONI PLAIN - ETA 8/19/11
HESS - PETALOUDA - IN ETD 2000/18TH
KMI4 - BOW ARCHITECT - ETA 8/21/11
KMI4 - ALIAKMON - ETA 8/21/11
KMI4 - SAKURA PRINCESS - 8/23/11
KMI4 - 650-3 - ETA 8/26/11
KMI4 - BOW RIYAD - 8/26/11

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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:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SC Ports Post Strong FY11 Results

Charleston, SC – Shipping volume through South Carolina ports increased
across all business segments in fiscal year 2011.

Container volume through the Port of Charleston rose 8.3 percent in the
fiscal year that ended June 30, with 1.38 million 20-foot equivalent units
(TEUs) handled.

South Carolina’s non-container cargo segment increased 32.3 percent,
demonstrating success in steps to diversify the state’s port business.
Breakbulk tons in Charleston and Georgetown totaled 991,705 tons for the
year, with growth in vehicles, project cargo, heavy lift, bulk and
traditional breakbulk cargoes.

“These results show the confidence our customers place in the Ports of
Charleston and Georgetown, and it means jobs at a time we could really use
them,” said Jim Newsome, president & CEO of the South Carolina Ports
Authority (SCPA).

At a regular monthly Board meeting, Newsome highlighted other strategic
accomplishments for the year, including:

Extended South Carolina’s overweight permit limit to 100,000 pounds gross
vehicle weight for all shipping containers.
Expanded on-site and off-terminal trans-loading capabilities for export
products to serve China and other major world markets.
Completed a $22-million capital project to transform Columbus Street
Terminal into a premier rolling stock, breakbulk and project cargo terminal.
Consolidated container operations and harmonized gate operations under one
simplified structure, increasing efficiency.
Furthered design of a new cruise terminal to open in 2013.
Advanced the next-generation Charleston Harbor Deepening project.

The accelerated deployment of container ships too big for the Panama Canal,
including four a week already in Charleston, underscores the national need
for a true post-Panamax harbor in the Southeast region.

In July, Charleston hosted its first 9,200-TEU ship and routinely handles
large ships actually drafting up to 48 feet.

“Charleston’s deep water capability, combined with our capable facilities,
talented people and aggressive capital program, will continue to drive
growth and investment in this state and across the region,” said Newsome.

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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 17 2011

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

1. CLOUDINESS AND SHOWERS ASSOCIATED WITH A TROPICAL WAVE OVER THE

CENTRAL CARIBBEAN HAVE CHANGED LITTLE IN ORGANIZATION DURING PAST

SEVERAL HOURS. THERE ARE STILL NO SIGNS OF A SURFACE CIRCULATION

AND PRESSURES HAVE NOT FALLEN OVER THIS REGION. ENVIRONMENTAL

CONDITIONS REMAIN CONDUCIVE FOR SOME GRADUAL DEVELOPMENT OF THIS

WAVE DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. THIS SYSTEM HAS A MEDIUM

CHANCE...30 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE

NEXT 48 HOURS AS IT MOVES WESTWARD AT 15 TO 20 MPH.

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 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

F 26 Low 12:02 AM 0.8 6:50 AM Rise 4:01 AM 13
26 High 5:56 AM 5.1 7:52 PM Set 6:02 PM
26 Low 12:06 PM 0.1
26 High 6:27 PM 6.3

Sa 27 Low 12:52 AM 0.4 6:51 AM Rise 5:07 AM 6
27 High 6:51 AM 5.5 7:51 PM Set 6:43 PM
27 Low 1:01 PM -0.2
27 High 7:17 PM 6.5

Su 28 Low 1:40 AM 0.0 6:52 AM Rise 6:15 AM 2
28 High 7:43 AM 5.9 7:50 PM Set 7:20 PM
28 Low 1:54 PM -0.4
28 High 8:06 PM 6.6

M 29 Low 2:27 AM -0.3 6:52 AM Rise 7:24 AM 0
29 High 8:35 AM 6.2 7:49 PM Set 7:58 PM
29 Low 2:47 PM -0.5
29 High 8:54 PM 6.6

Tu 30 Low 3:14 AM -0.5 6:53 AM Rise 8:33 AM 0
30 High 9:26 AM 6.4 7:48 PM Set 8:35 PM
30 Low 3:39 PM -0.5
30 High 9:42 PM 6.5

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND CROSS THE WATERS THROUGH FRIDAY. A
WEAKENING COLD FRONT WILL STALL OUT AND DISSIPATE NORTH OF THE AREA ON
SATURDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRIEFLY BUILD BACK INTO THE REGION SUNDAY.
Rest Of Today...NE winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming E. Seas 2 ft.

Tonight...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

Thu...SE winds 5 kt...increasing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2
ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms.

Thu Night...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Fri...W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A
slight chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.

Fri Night...S winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW 5 to 10 kt after midnight.
Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms in the evening...then a
slight chance of showers and tstms after midnight.

Sat...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.

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

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

Sun Night...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Notice posted on Wednesday, August 17, 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.