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SubjectDatePriority
CHARLESTON - PORT DAILY UPDATE - 09/29/22 - PORT IS CLOSED-ZULU09/29/2022 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/28/22 - PORT MOVEMENTS ARE RESTRICTED, ANTICIPATED CLOSED TONIGHT09/29/2022 Normal
SAVANNAH - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/29/22 - PORT IS CLOSED - ZULU09/29/2022 Normal
SAVANNAH - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/28/22 - PORT IN CONDITION X-RAY-CLOSED TO INCOMING VESSELS09/28/2022 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/26/2209/26/2022 Normal
SAVANNAH - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/26/2209/26/2022 Normal
CHARLESTON - PORT DAILY UPDATE - 09/26/2209/26/2022 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/22/2209/22/2022 Normal
SAVANNAH - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/222/2209/22/2022 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/20/2209/20/2022 Normal
SAVANNAH - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/20/2209/20/2022 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/16/2209/16/2022 Normal
SAVANNAH - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/16/22 - NEWS - Georgia Ports statement on rail agreement09/16/2022 Normal
CHARLESTON - PORT DAILY UPDATE - 09/16/2209/16/2022 Normal
SAVANNAH - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/14/2209/14/2022 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/14/2209/14/2022 Normal
CHARLESTON - PORT DAILY UPDATE - 09/14/2209/14/2022 Normal
SAVANNAH - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/12/2209/12/2022 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/12/2209/12/2022 Normal
CHARLESTON - PORT DAILY UPDATE - 09/12/22 - BUCKEYE DRAFT UPDATED09/12/2022 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/08/2209/08/2022 Normal
SAVANNAH - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/08/2209/08/2022 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/06/2209/06/2022 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/01/2209/01/2022 Normal
CHARLESTON - PORT DAILY UPDATE - 09/01/2209/01/2022 Normal
SAVANNAH - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/01/2209/01/2022 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Tuesday, September 20, 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
Wando Terminal - Max draft 43'00 MLW - tide needed 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 - BOW RIYAD - ETA 9/27/11
MINERVA ANNA - ETA 9/28/11
BOW FLOWER - ETA 10/1/11

BP - TUG INTEGRITY & 650-4 - IN ETD 1300/21ST

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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:

SPA feeds harbor study: $9.5 million to allow Army Corps to continue
exploring channel deepening
By David Slade
dslade@postandcourier.com
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

With federal funding uncertain, the State Ports Authority has agreed to
provide $9.5 million to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to continue a
study of the possible deepening of the Charleston shipping channel.

The money represents an advance payment of the SPA's 50 percent share of
the estimated cost of the study. The SPA board agreed Monday to provide the
funding to the Army Corps without waiting for Congress to provide federal
matching funds.

"Rather than them giving us a dollar each time we get a (federal) dollar,
they are allowed to give us their share, up to $9.5 million, up front,"
said Lisa Metheney, assistant chief of the programs and project management
division for the Army Corps' Charleston District. "We don't know what will
be in the (federal) fiscal year 2012 budget."

Bill Stern, chairman of the SPA board, said $2 million will be provided to
the federal permitting agency right away, with more to follow as needed.

The SPA believes the Charleston shipping channel must be deepened to at
least 50 feet, from the current 45 feet, in order for the port to remain
competitive and accommodate larger container ships. Ships requiring a depth
in excess of 45 feet are expected to call on East Coast ports in increasing
numbers when an expansion of the Panama Canal is completed in 2014.

The deepening study is estimated to take five to seven years, though the
SPA and state and federal lawmakers have urged the Corps to speed up the
pace. Engineering, design, and construction to deepen the channel could
take an additional six years, and the total project could cost $350
million, the Army Corps has estimated.

A proposal approved at the committee level in the U.S. Senate earlier this
month would allow ports to compete for a limited pool of federal funding
for harbor studies, and that could be a method by which the SPA could
pursue the needed federal matching funds.
On the web

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has set up a website for the harbor
deepening project: sac.usace.army.mil

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, called the committee-approved provision "a
breakthrough for fiscal year 2012 funding on the Port of Charleston" after
Senate action two weeks ago, but it's not a done deal until it's approved
by the full Congress.

The next step for the Charleston study will be a series of meetings in
October and November to discuss the scope of the project.

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CURRENT ISSUES:

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
09/20/11 - 1145 - CWIT LUNCHEON
09/21/11 - 0815 - MASC Board meeting
09/22/11 - 0815 - NavOps meeting
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
11/15/11 - TBA - PROPELLER CLUB - STATE OF THE PORT DINNER
2018 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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SECURITY LEVEL: MARSEC 1
CURRENT HURRICANE STATUS - 4 TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
200 AM EDT TUE SEP 20 2011

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

1. A LARGE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS LOCATED ABOUT 1500 MILES EAST OF THE
WINDWARD ISLANDS. THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY IS GRADUALLY INCREASING AND
BECOMING BETTER ORGANIZED...AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO
REMAIN CONDUCIVE FOR A TROPICAL DEPRESSION TO FORM DURING THE NEXT COUPLE
OF DAYS. THIS DISTURBANCE HAS A HIGH CHANCE...70 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A
TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS IT MOVES WESTWARD AT 5 TO 10 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

Tu 20 High 1:25 AM 4.7 7:07 AM Set 2:23 PM 57
20 Low 7:37 AM 1.0 7:20 PM
20 High 1:59 PM 5.6
20 Low 8:30 PM 1.6

W 21 High 2:24 AM 4.8 7:07 AM Rise 12:44 AM 47
21 Low 8:36 AM 1.0 7:18 PM Set 3:10 PM
21 High 3:00 PM 5.7
21 Low 9:32 PM 1.4

Th 22 High 3:28 AM 4.9 7:08 AM Rise 1:44 AM 36
22 Low 9:40 AM 0.8 7:17 PM Set 3:53 PM
22 High 4:01 PM 5.9
22 Low 10:31 PM 1.1

F 23 High 4:30 AM 5.2 7:08 AM Rise 2:47 AM 26
23 Low 10:43 AM 0.5 7:16 PM Set 4:34 PM
23 High 5:00 PM 6.1
23 Low 11:27 PM 0.7

Sa 24 High 5:29 AM 5.6 7:09 AM Rise 3:53 AM 17
24 Low 11:44 AM 0.2 7:14 PM Set 5:12 PM
24 High 5:55 PM 6.4

Su 25 Low 12:20 AM 0.3 7:10 AM Rise 5:00 AM 9
25 High 6:26 AM 6.1 7:13 PM Set 5:50 PM
25 Low 12:41 PM -0.1
25 High 6:48 PM 6.6

M 26 Low 1:10 AM -0.1 7:10 AM Rise 6:09 AM 3
26 High 7:19 AM 6.5 7:11 PM Set 6:27 PM
26 Low 1:36 PM -0.4
26 High 7:39 PM 6.6

Tu 27 Low 1:58 AM -0.4 7:11 AM Rise 7:19 AM 0
27 High 8:12 AM 6.9 7:10 PM Set 7:06 PM
27 Low 2:30 PM -0.5
27 High 8:30 PM 6.6

W 28 Low 2:47 AM -0.5 7:12 AM Rise 8:30 AM 0
28 High 9:05 AM 7.1 7:09 PM Set 7:47 PM
28 Low 3:23 PM -0.5
28 High 9:20 PM 6.5

Th 29 Low 3:36 AM -0.5 7:12 AM Rise 9:42 AM 2
29 High 9:58 AM 7.1 7:07 PM Set 8:33 PM
29 Low 4:16 PM -0.3
29 High 10:11 PM 6.3

F 30 Low 4:26 AM -0.4 7:13 AM Rise 10:53 AM 8
30 High 10:53 AM 7.0 7:06 PM Set 9:23 PM
30 Low 5:10 PM 0.0
30 High 11:04 PM 6.0

Sa 1 Low 5:18 AM -0.2 7:14 AM Rise 12:00 PM 16
1 High 11:50 AM 6.8 7:05 PM Set 10:19 PM
1 Low 6:06 PM 0.3

Su 2 High 12:00 AM 5.7 7:14 AM Rise 1:01 PM 25
2 Low 6:13 AM 0.1 7:04 PM Set 11:18 PM
2 High 12:50 PM 6.5
2 Low 7:05 PM 0.6

M 3 High 12:59 AM 5.5 7:15 AM Rise 1:55 PM 36
3 Low 7:12 AM 0.5 7:02 PM
3 High 1:52 PM 6.3
3 Low 8:05 PM 0.8

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OFFSHORE WEATHER FORECAST:

Synopsis...A COASTAL TROUGH WILL REMAIN OVER OR NEAR THE WATERS
TODAY...BEFORE DISSIPATING WEDNESDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE WATERS
LATE WEEK OR EARLY THIS WEEKEND.
Today...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Showers and tstms likely.

Tonight...E winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Showers
and tstms likely.

Wed...E winds 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft in the
afternoon. Showers and tstms likely in the morning...then a chance of
showers and tstms in the afternoon.

Wed Night...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers. A
chance of tstms in the evening...then isolated tstms after midnight.

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

Thu Night...E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NE after midnight. Seas 2 to 3
ft. A chance of showers and tstms.

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

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

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

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


Notice posted on Tuesday, September 20, 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.