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SubjectDatePriority
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/31/2112/31/2021 Normal
CHARLESTON - PORT DAILY UPDATE - 12/31/2112/31/2021 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/31/3112/31/2021 Normal
CHARLESTON - PORT DAILY UPDATE - 12/30/2112/30/2021 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/30/2112/30/2021 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/30/2112/30/2021 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/29/2112/29/2021 Normal
CHARLESTON - PORT DAILY UPDATE - 12/29/2112/29/2021 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/29/2112/29/2021 Normal
FW: DMA off Outer Banks, NC -- 27 DEC 2021 - 10 JAN 202212/28/2021 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/28/21 - NEWS - How rising seas could bring new challenges for two big Wilmington infrastructure projects12/28/2021 Normal
CHARLESTON - PORT DAILY UPDATE - 12/28/2112/28/2021 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/28/2112/28/2021 Normal
CHARLESTON - PORT DAILY UPDATE - 12/27/21 - NEWS - SC ports agency preparing for growth in frozen, chilled cargo12/27/2021 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/27/2112/27/2021 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/27/2112/27/2021 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/22/2112/22/2021 Normal
CHARLESTON - PORT DAILY UPDATE - 12/22/2112/22/2021 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/22/2112/22/2021 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/20/2112/20/2021 Normal
CHARLESTON - PORT DAILY UPDATE - 12/20/2112/20/2021 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/20/2112/20/2021 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/17/2112/17/2021 Normal
CHARLESTON - PORT DAILY UPDATE - 12/17/2112/17/2021 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/17/2112/17/2021 Normal
PORT CANAVERAL, FL - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/17/2112/17/2021 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/16/2112/16/2021 Normal
CHARLESTON - PORT DAILY UPDATE - 12/16/2112/16/2021 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/16/2112/16/2021 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/15/2112/15/2021 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/15/2112/15/2021 Normal
CHARLESTON - PORT DAILY UPDATE - 12/15/21 - NEWS - SC ports agency to pay $40M to settle North Charleston overpass dispute12/15/2021 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/14/2112/14/2021 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/14/2112/14/2021 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/13/2112/13/2021 Normal
FW: CHARLESTON - PORT DAILY UPDATE - 12/10/2112/13/2021 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/10/2112/10/2021 Normal
CHARLESTON - PORT DAILY UPDATE - 12/10/2112/10/2021 Normal
PORT CANAVERAL, FL - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/09/21 - Seaport Canaveral – A Vital Link to Florida’s Fuel Supply Chain12/09/2021 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/08/2112/08/2021 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/08/2112/08/2021 Normal
CHARLESTON - PORT DAILY UPDATE - 12/08/2112/08/2021 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/07/21 - NEWS - Georgia Ports Authority to expand container capacity even as supply chain pressures ease12/07/2021 Normal
CHARLESTON - PORT DAILY UPDATE - 12/07/21 - NEWS - SC’s Jasper Ocean Terminal not in near-term plans for Georgia port officials12/07/2021 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/07/2112/07/2021 Normal
PORT CANAVERAL, FL - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/06/2112/06/2021 Normal
HURRICANE SUMMARY.xlsx12/06/2021 Normal
CHARLESTON - PORT DAILY UPDATE - 12/01/2112/01/2021 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/01/2112/01/2021 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/01/2112/01/2021 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, December 07, 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:



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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:

Cruise terminal should be equipped with onshore power
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

There has been a great deal of discussion, both pro and con, about the
cruise ship industry in downtown Charleston.

As a physician who practiced medicine here for 38 years, I would like to
address the facts of cruise ship air pollution, its impact on citizens,
tourists and dockworkers, and finally question why our State Ports
Authority (SPA) has so far refused to include onshore power in its plan for
the new terminal.

The American Lung Association's president and CEO, retired U.S. Navy Capt.
Charles D. Connor, paints a detailed picture, stating he "saw firsthand the
staggering amounts of pollution" from cruise ships during his waterborne
career.

He reminds us that cruise ships "spew tons of soot and smog-forming
pollutants."

"Communities near ports tend to suffer from a high burden of pollution,
triggering asthma attacks and a variety of respiratory diseases, sending
those who suffer from chronic lung conditions to the hospital and the
emergency rooms.

These pollutants cause thousands of premature deaths across the United
States every year."

Cruise ship pollution is unhealthy for anyone who works or lives near it.
As a retired physician, the negative health effects on Charleston's
population are a major concern to me.

I am puzzled. The SPA does not seem concerned about the longshoremen
spending time near potentially cancer-causing pollutants. These workers
need their jobs, but why continue to endanger their health instead of
addressing the soot filling their lungs?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency determined that establishing an
Emission Control Area in North America, which requires the use of
low-sulfur fuel within 200 miles of our coast, could save our country $47
billion to $110 billion in health care costs by the year 2020.

Estimates include reductions of thousands of instances of premature
mortality, chronic and acute bronchitis, hospital admissions, and emergency
room visits.

The Cruise Lines Industry Association (CLIA) actively opposes the use of
cleaner fuel, but they do support the use of onshore power. Carnival Cruise
Lines is also willing to push onshore power as it is more cost-effective
for them than to pay for the cleaner, yet more expensive fuel. Our port is
understandably interested in keeping Carnival satisfied. Consequently,
there should be no opposition to onshore power.

Charleston can protect its own by having the foresight to require that the
SPA install plug-in capability. With an additional investment in onshore
power, our city would join the ranks of responsible port communities.

If many other ports around the world use onshore power, why can't, or more
importantly, shouldn't Charleston?

This is not a "new technology," as the SPA keeps telling the public -- the
U.S. Navy has used it for over 50 years.

Investing $35 million in public funds for a new cruise terminal certainly
should include onshore power to protect all of Charleston from air
pollution, as we welcome cruise passengers to our beautiful, historic city.

J. Gilbert Baldwin Jr., M.D

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CURRENT ISSUES:

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:

12/13/11 - TBA - 101 PORT SECURITY AWARENESS CLASS
12/13/11 - TBA PUBLIC HEARING ON THE HARBOR DEEPENING - MARK CLARK HALL
12/15/11 - PM - PROPELLER CLUB - PORT HOLIDAY PARTY
1/26/12 - 0815 - NAV OPS MEETING
2/10/12 - ANNUAL PORT MEETING
2018 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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SECURITY LEVEL: MARSEC 1
CURRENT HURRICANE STATUS - 5 / OFF SEASON

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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 7 High 5:20 AM 5.6 7:09 AM Set 4:27 AM 87
7 Low 11:47 AM 0.7 5:13 PM Rise 3:10 PM
7 High 5:41 PM 4.8
7 Low 11:40 PM 0.3

Th 8 High 6:04 AM 5.8 7:10 AM Set 5:22 AM 93
8 Low 12:29 PM 0.6 5:13 PM Rise 3:51 PM
8 High 6:25 PM 4.9

F 9 Low 12:22 AM 0.1 7:10 AM Set 6:16 AM 97
9 High 6:45 AM 5.9 5:14 PM Rise 4:36 PM
9 Low 1:10 PM 0.5
9 High 7:06 PM 4.9

Sa 10 Low 1:02 AM 0.1 7:11 AM Set 7:09 AM 99
10 High 7:25 AM 5.9 5:14 PM Rise 5:27 PM
10 Low 1:49 PM 0.4
10 High 7:46 PM 4.9

Su 11 Low 1:42 AM 0.0 7:12 AM Set 7:59 AM 99
11 High 8:03 AM 6.0 5:14 PM Rise 6:22 PM
11 Low 2:27 PM 0.3
11 High 8:24 PM 4.8

M 12 Low 2:23 AM 0.0 7:13 AM Set 8:45 AM 98
12 High 8:40 AM 6.0 5:14 PM Rise 7:21 PM
12 Low 3:06 PM 0.3
12 High 9:02 PM 4.8

Tu 13 Low 3:04 AM 0.0 7:13 AM Set 9:27 AM 94
13 High 9:18 AM 5.9 5:14 PM Rise 8:21 PM
13 Low 3:46 PM 0.3
13 High 9:41 PM 4.8

W 14 Low 3:48 AM 0.0 7:14 AM Set 10:06 AM 89
14 High 9:57 AM 5.8 5:15 PM Rise 9:23 PM
14 Low 4:28 PM 0.2
14 High 10:25 PM 4.9

Th 15 Low 4:36 AM 0.1 7:15 AM Set 10:42 AM 82
15 High 10:41 AM 5.7 5:15 PM Rise 10:25 PM
15 Low 5:13 PM 0.2
15 High 11:15 PM 5.0

F 16 Low 5:30 AM 0.2 7:15 AM Set 11:17 AM 73
16 High 11:31 AM 5.6 5:15 PM Rise 11:28 PM
16 Low 6:02 PM 0.1

Sa 17 High 12:11 AM 5.1 7:16 AM Set 11:51 AM 62
17 Low 6:29 AM 0.3 5:16 PM
17 High 12:25 PM 5.4
17 Low 6:56 PM 0.1

Su 18 High 1:14 AM 5.3 7:16 AM Rise 12:32 AM 51
18 Low 7:34 AM 0.3 5:16 PM Set 12:26 PM
18 High 1:26 PM 5.2
18 Low 7:55 PM -0.1

M 19 High 2:19 AM 5.5 7:17 AM Rise 1:37 AM 40
19 Low 8:41 AM 0.3 5:17 PM Set 1:04 PM
19 High 2:29 PM 5.1
19 Low 8:55 PM -0.2

Tu 20 High 3:25 AM 5.8 7:17 AM Rise 2:44 AM 29
20 Low 9:47 AM 0.1 5:17 PM Set 1:46 PM
20 High 3:33 PM 5.1
20 Low 9:56 PM -0.4

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OFFSHORE FORECAST

Synopsis...A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST TODAY AND PUSH
OFFSHORE EARLY THIS EVENING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD BACK IN ON THURSDAY
AND WILL PREVAIL INTO THE WEEKEND.
Today...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt...increasing to 25 kt.
Seas 3 to 4 ft...building to 4 to 6 ft this afternoon. A slight chance of
showers late this morning. A chance of showers this afternoon.

Tonight...W winds 25 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt...becoming NW 20 to 25 kt
after midnight. Seas 4 to 6 ft...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft near shore after
midnight. A chance of showers early evening.

Thu...N winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon.
Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Thu Night...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers.

Fri...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers.

Fri Night...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers.

Sat...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers.

Sat Night...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A slight chance of showers.

Sun...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A slight chance of showers.

Sun Night...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A slight chance of showers.
Notice posted on Wednesday, December 07, 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.