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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Tuesday, December 13, 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 - HISTRIA TIGER - ETA 2000/17TH
PETROCHEM SUPPLIER - ETA 12/18
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:

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CURRENT ISSUES: 12/13/11 - TBA - 101 PORT SECURITY AWARENESS CLASS
12/13/11 - TBA PUBLIC HEARING ON THE HARBOR DEEPENING - MARK CLARK HALL
12/13 – 1700 – MONTHLY PILOT COMMISSION MEETING
12/15/11 - PM - PROPELLER CLUB - PORT HOLIDAY PARTY


FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
12/20 – 1000 – MONTHLY SCSPA MEETING

1/17/12 – 1145 – CWIT monthly luncheon
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

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

Th 22 High 5:28 AM 6.4 7:18 AM Rise 5:01 AM 11
22 Low 11:48 AM -0.3 5:18 PM Set 3:27 PM
22 High 5:36 PM 5.2
22 Low 11:52 PM -0.8

F 23 High 6:25 AM 6.5 7:19 AM Rise 6:06 AM 4
23 Low 12:43 PM -0.5 5:19 PM Set 4:26 PM
23 High 6:32 PM 5.3

Sa 24 Low 12:47 AM -0.9 7:19 AM Rise 7:06 AM 1
24 High 7:18 AM 6.6 5:19 PM Set 5:30 PM
24 Low 1:34 PM -0.6
24 High 7:26 PM 5.4

Su 25 Low 1:39 AM -0.9 7:20 AM Rise 7:59 AM 0
25 High 8:09 AM 6.5 5:20 PM Set 6:35 PM
25 Low 2:24 PM -0.6
25 High 8:17 PM 5.3

M 26 Low 2:29 AM -0.7 7:20 AM Rise 8:45 AM 1
26 High 8:58 AM 6.3 5:20 PM Set 7:40 PM
26 Low 3:11 PM -0.5
26 High 9:07 PM 5.3

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OFFSHORE WEATHER FORECAST

Synopsis...HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN CENTERED NORTH OF THE REGION THROUGH
FRIDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE WATERS THIS WEEKEND.
This Afternoon...NE winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

Tonight...NE winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.

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

Wed Night...NE winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after
midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Thu...E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Thu Night...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Fri...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

Fri Night...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft. A slight chance of showers.

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

Sat Night...N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers.
Notice posted on Tuesday, December 13, 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.