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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, November 09, 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'
Pier J Max Draft 30 FT
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 - LONDON 11/11/11
STOLT AMI - 11/23/11

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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:

Port to handle nuke plant cargo

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Port of Charleston is set to serve as a key way station for a nearly
$10 billion energy investment in the Midlands.

Westinghouse Electric Co. plans to use the State Ports Authority's Columbus
Street Terminal on the peninsula to handle oversize cargo it will be
importing for the Fairfield County project, it was announced Tuesday.


The SPA said it will be handling about 24,000 tons of equipment bound for
the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville, where South Carolina
Electric & Gas Co. and Santee Cooper plan to add two new reactors.

Shipments are scheduled to begin arriving at Columbus Street in December
and continue for more than four years. An estimated 30 vessels will bring
in the machinery and other equipment, with some pieces weighing up to 700
tons, the SPA said.

The cargo will be transported from the port by rail and truck to the V.C.
Summer site, which is about 30 miles northwest of Columbia. Westinghouse is
one of the main contractors overseeing the expansion.

The SPA said the deal underscores the need to keep the Columbus Street yard
as a pure cargo terminal.

The agency recently invested $23 million on improvements to the 135-acre
property, which mostly handles large, bulky items that don't fit into
shipping containers. Among the biggest users of the terminal is BMW, which
is on pace to export about 200,000 Upstate-made cars through Columbus
Street this year.

But two downtown neighborhood groups want to see the SPA's new cruise
terminal built on the north end of the property instead of Union Pier as
currently proposed.

SPA spokesman Byron Miller said that's not an option because the space is
needed for cars and other heavy goods.

"It is a critical element of our cargo development future," he said.

Randy Pelzer, who heads the Charlestowne Neighborhood Association's Cruise
Ship Task Force, said Columbus Street can accommodate cruise vessels and
cargo ships. He estimated that a passenger terminal would require no more
than 20 percent of the property and would only be used on a part-time basis.

"It's big enough for both," Pelzer said Tuesday. "That's my biggest point."

Miller disagreed: "It's needed for cargo."


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CURRENT ISSUES:

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:

11/15/11 – 1300 SCPSA MONTHLY MEETING
11/15/11 - 1800 - PROPELLER CLUB - STATE OF THE PORT DINNER

12/08/11 - TBA - PROPELLER CLUB - PORT HOLIDAY PARTY
2018 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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SECURITY LEVEL: MARSEC 1
CURRENT HURRICANE STATUS - 4 – TS SEAN

TROPICAL STORM SEAN ADVISORY NUMBER 5
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL192011
400 AM EST WED NOV 09 2011

...SEAN DRIFTING WESTWARD...TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR BERMUDA...


SUMMARY OF 400 AM EST...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...27.9N 70.4W
ABOUT 450 MI...730 KM SW OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270
DEGREES AT 3 MPH...6 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...995 MB...29.38 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

THE BERMUDA WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR BERMUDA.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* BERMUDA


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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 9 Low 12:15 AM 0.4 6:44 AM Set 5:39 AM 96
9 High 6:32 AM 6.1 5:23 PM Rise 4:34 PM
9 Low 12:56 PM 0.7
9 High 6:53 PM 5.3

Th 10 Low 12:52 AM 0.4 6:45 AM Set 6:34 AM 99
10 High 7:10 AM 6.1 5:22 PM Rise 5:12 PM
10 Low 1:35 PM 0.7
10 High 7:32 PM 5.2

F 11 Low 1:29 AM 0.4 6:46 AM Set 7:28 AM 99
11 High 7:47 AM 6.1 5:21 PM Rise 5:54 PM
11 Low 2:12 PM 0.7
11 High 8:09 PM 5.1

Sa 12 Low 2:06 AM 0.4 6:47 AM Set 8:22 AM 99
12 High 8:23 AM 6.1 5:21 PM Rise 6:41 PM
12 Low 2:49 PM 0.8
12 High 8:45 PM 5.0

Su 13 Low 2:43 AM 0.5 6:48 AM Set 9:13 AM 96
13 High 8:58 AM 6.0 5:20 PM Rise 7:33 PM
13 Low 3:27 PM 0.8
13 High 9:20 PM 4.9

M 14 Low 3:23 AM 0.5 6:49 AM Set 10:02 AM 91
14 High 9:35 AM 5.9 5:19 PM Rise 8:28 PM
14 Low 4:06 PM 0.9
14 High 9:57 PM 4.8

Tu 15 Low 4:05 AM 0.6 6:50 AM Set 10:46 AM 85
15 High 10:15 AM 5.9 5:19 PM Rise 9:27 PM
15 Low 4:49 PM 0.9
15 High 10:40 PM 4.8

W 16 Low 4:52 AM 0.7 6:51 AM Set 11:27 AM 77
16 High 11:01 AM 5.8 5:18 PM Rise 10:27 PM
16 Low 5:37 PM 0.9
16 High 11:32 PM 4.9

Th 17 Low 5:46 AM 0.7 6:52 AM Set 12:05 PM 68
17 High 11:53 AM 5.7 5:18 PM Rise 11:29 PM
17 Low 6:29 PM 0.8

F 18 High 12:31 AM 5.0 6:53 AM Set 12:41 PM 58
18 Low 6:47 AM 0.7 5:17 PM
18 High 12:52 PM 5.7
18 Low 7:25 PM 0.7

Sa 19 High 1:36 AM 5.2 6:53 AM Rise 12:32 AM 47
19 Low 7:53 AM 0.6 5:17 PM Set 1:15 PM
19 High 1:53 PM 5.6
19 Low 8:24 PM 0.4

Su 20 High 2:41 AM 5.6 6:54 AM Rise 1:37 AM 36
20 Low 9:00 AM 0.5 5:16 PM Set 1:51 PM
20 High 2:56 PM 5.7
20 Low 9:23 PM 0.1

M 21 High 3:44 AM 6.0 6:55 AM Rise 2:43 AM 25
21 Low 10:05 AM 0.2 5:16 PM Set 2:28 PM
21 High 3:57 PM 5.7
21 Low 10:20 PM -0.2

Tu 22 High 4:44 AM 6.4 6:56 AM Rise 3:51 AM 16
22 Low 11:06 AM -0.1 5:15 PM Set 3:09 PM
22 High 4:56 PM 5.8
22 Low 11:15 PM -0.5

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OFFSHORE FORECAST

Synopsis...HIGH PRESSURE WILL PERSIST THROUGH TONIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL
MOVE THROUGH THE WATERS AND OFFSHORE THURSDAY...FOLLOWED BY HIGH PRESSURE
FRIDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
Today...N winds 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt...becoming NE...then diminishing
to 5 to 10 kt late. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

Tonight...NE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NW after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft.

Thu...NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt in
the afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

Thu Night...NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.

Fri...N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt... Becoming NW 10 to 15 kt
with gusts to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft... Subsiding to 2 to 3
ft in the afternoon.

Fri Night...NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft... Subsiding to 1 to 2 ft
after midnight.

Sat...W winds 5 kt. Seas 1 foot.

Sat Night...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot.

Sun...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Sun Night...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Notice posted on Wednesday, November 09, 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.