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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE / HURRICANE IRENE
Date:Tuesday, August 23, 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 - TUG TAURUS - ETA 1000/23RD
KMI4 - SAKURA PRINCESS - ETA 1800/24TH
KMI4 - FREJA DANIA - ETA 8/26/11
KMI4 - 650-3 - ETA 8/28/11
KMI4 - BOW RIYAD - 9/2/11

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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
August 23, 2011


JOINT STATEMENT
The South Carolina State Ports Authority
The City of Charleston, South Carolina


Port & City Ask Supreme Court to Hear Cruise Lawsuit

Charleston, SC - The City of Charleston, the South Carolina State Ports
Authority and Carnival Cruise Lines on Monday filed a joint petition asking
the South Carolina Supreme Court to rule on and dismiss a lawsuit filed by
the Coastal Conservation League and others against Carnival.

The filing explains how the unprecedented lawsuit filed against Carnival, a
valued customer of the port, threatens maritime commerce in South Carolina,
making it a matter of great public interest that merits the attention of
the State's highest court.

Among other claims, the suit filed against Carnival implies that ships,
once docked, become buildings that are subject to local zoning, such as
height ordinances. That could also bar other commercial ships docking in
the City, such as those carrying BMWs, power generation equipment, and
other products shipped by major employers and industries across the State.

"By casting a pall on the legality of any vessel calling on any port in
this State, the lawsuit chills the [Ports Authority's] ability to recruit,
promote and encourage maritime commerce" and fulfill its state mandate,
according to the petition for original jurisdiction.

Jobs, contractual commitments and investments all hang on this matter
getting resolved quickly. Ports Authority President & CEO Jim Newsome and
Charleston Mayor Joe Riley stated that the direct and indirect economic
effects of port operations cannot be overstated - port activity generates
billions of dollars in revenue and wages while supporting 260,800 jobs
across the State.

A copy of the petition and supporting documents can be found at:
http://www.scspa.com/cpf.html.

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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 - HURRICANE IRENE

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING USCG CONDITIONS NOW IN PLACE FOR SOUTH EASTERN
U.S. PORTS:

MIAMI, PORT EVERGLADES, PALM BEACH – HURRICANE CONDITION WHISKEY – GALE
FORCE WINDS EXPECTED WITHIN 72 HOURS. ALL VESSELS SHOULD PLAN ACCORDINGLY.
Given the current storm track, the USCG Captain of the Port projects
setting of the following conditions at the times noted below.

● X-RAY @ 11 a.m. Tuesday
● YANKEE @ 11 a.m. Wednesday
● ZULU @ 8 p.m. Wednesday

(PLEASE REMEMBER, NO PORTS IN FLORIDA WILL GIVE SAFE HAVEN TO ANY VESSEL
DURING A HURRICANE)

PORT CANAVERAL – CONDITION WHISKEY IS EXPECTED TO BE IN PLACE BY 0800/23RD.

JACKSONVILLE – CONDITION WHISKEY IS EXPECTED TO BE IN PLACE BY 1600/23RD.

KEY WEST, PORT MANATEE, TAMPA, SAVANNAH, CHARLESTON, WILMINGTON – SEASONAL
4 – OPEN WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS. HOWEVER, WE DO EXPECT HURRICANE
RESTRICTIONS TO BE PUT IN PLACE FOR ENTIRE SE ATLANTIC SEABOARD WITHIN THE
NEXT 24-30 HOURS.
HURRICANE IRENE ADVISORY NUMBER 12
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL092011
500 AM EDT TUE AUG 23 2011

...IRENE LASHING THE NORTHERN COAST OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC...
EXPECTED TO MOVE OVER THE TURKS AND CAICOS LATER TODAY...


SUMMARY OF 500 AM EDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...20.3N 70.1W
ABOUT 105 MI...170 KM SE OF GRAND TURK ISLAND
ABOUT 50 MI...85 KM NE OF PUERTO PLATA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...100 MPH...160 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 295 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...978 MB...28.88 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES IN WATCHES AND WARNINGS WITH THIS ADVISORY...

NONE.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* NORTH COAST OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FROM THE HAITI BORDER
EASTWARD TO CABO ENGANO
* TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS...SOUTHEASTERN AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS

A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* NORTH COAST OF HAITI FROM LE MOLE ST. NICHOLAS EASTWARD TO THE
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC BORDER
* NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* SOUTH COAST OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FROM SANTO DOMINGO EASTWARD
TO CABO ENGANO
* ALL OF HAITI

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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 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

W 31 Low 4:01 AM -0.5 6:54 AM Rise 9:43 AM 4
31 High 10:18 AM 6.6 7:46 PM Set 9:13 PM
31 Low 4:32 PM -0.4
31 High 10:32 PM 6.3

Th 1 Low 4:49 AM -0.5 6:54 AM Rise 10:53 AM 10
1 High 11:12 AM 6.6 7:45 PM Set 9:55 PM
1 Low 5:27 PM -0.1
1 High 11:23 PM 6.0

F 2 Low 5:40 AM -0.3 6:55 AM Rise 12:02 PM 19
2 High 12:09 PM 6.5 7:44 PM Set 10:41 PM
2 Low 6:24 PM 0.2

Sa 3 High 12:17 AM 5.7 6:56 AM Rise 1:09 PM 29
3 Low 6:34 AM -0.1 7:42 PM Set 11:32 PM
3 High 1:09 PM 6.4
3 Low 7:23 PM 0.5

Su 4 High 1:15 AM 5.4 6:56 AM Rise 2:12 PM 40
4 Low 7:31 AM 0.1 7:41 PM
4 High 2:12 PM 6.2
4 Low 8:26 PM 0.7

M 5 High 2:17 AM 5.2 6:57 AM Set 12:27 AM 51
5 Low 8:34 AM 0.4 7:40 PM Rise 3:09 PM
5 High 3:16 PM 6.1
5 Low 9:29 PM 0.8

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL DISSIPATE TODAY. HURRICANE IRENE COULD
IMPACT THE AREA LATE IN THE WEEK. REFER TO THE LATEST ADVISORY ON IRENE
ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER.
Today...NE winds 10 kt...becoming E. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Isolated showers and
tstms.

Tonight...E winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight.
Seas 3 ft...building to 4 ft after midnight. A slight chance of showers and
tstms in the late evening and overnight.

Wed...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 5 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms
early in the morning...then a chance of showers and tstms in the late
morning and afternoon.

Wed Night...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 5 ft...building to 6 ft after
midnight. A chance of showers and tstms early in the evening...then a
slight chance of showers and tstms late in the evening. A chance of showers
and tstms after midnight.

Thu...SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming E 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 6
ft. A chance of showers and tstms early in the morning...then a slight
chance of showers and tstms late in the morning. A chance of showers and
tstms in the afternoon.

Thu Night...E winds 15 to 20 kt...increasing to 20 to 25 kt after midnight.
Seas 7 ft...building to 9 ft after midnight. A chance of showers and tstms.

Fri...Tropical storm conditions possible.

Fri Night And Sat...Hurricane conditions possible.

Sat Night...Tropical storm conditions possible.

Notice posted on Tuesday, August 23, 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.