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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Thursday, December 08, 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 - PETROCHEM SUPPLIER - ETA 12/11/11
HISTRIA TIGER - ETA 12/17/11
METIS - ETA 12/29/11

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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:

Gov. Haley’s staff to testify on dredging permit
Associated Press
Thursday, December 8, 2011

COLUMBIA — Four members of Gov. Nikki Haley’s staff are scheduled to
testify before a state Senate committee that’s reviewing a South Carolina
agency’s unexpected decision allowing Georgia to expand the Savannah port.

Haley’s chief of staff, attorney and two legislative liaisons say they will
answer questions Thursday. Senators voted 9-3 last week to subpoena the
four after they twice refused to come before their committee.

It’s believed to be the first time legislators have forced the testimony of
the governor’s inner circle.

At issue is the state environmental agency’s approval on the Savannah River
dredging project. Agency staff initially denied the certification. An
agreement was reached minutes before Haley’s appointed board was set to
hear the appeal.

Board members and agency leaders testified last week that Haley did not
pressure them.

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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

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

W 21 High 4:28 AM 6.1 7:18 AM Rise 3:53 AM 19
21 Low 10:50 AM -0.1 5:18 PM Set 2:33 PM
21 High 4:36 PM 5.1
21 Low 10:55 PM -0.6

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OFFSHORE FORECAST

Synopsis...HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN TODAY AND PREVAIL INTO EARLY NEXT
WEEK. A COASTAL TROUGH COULD LINGER OFFSHORE FOR MUCH OF THE PERIOD.
This Afternoon...N winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming NE 10 to 15 kt this
afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Tonight...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Fri...N winds 5 to 10 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 with gusts to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Sat Night...NE winds 15 to 20 kt...increasing to 20 to 25 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft...building to 4 to 6 ft after midnight. A slight
chance of showers.

Sun...NE winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. A slight chance of showers.

Sun Night...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft. A slight chance of showers.

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

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

Notice posted on Thursday, December 08, 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.