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SubjectDatePriority
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/28/1812/28/2018 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/28/1812/28/2018 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/28/1812/28/2018 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/27/1812/27/2018 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/27/1812/27/2018 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/27/1812/27/2018 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/26/1812/26/2018 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/26/1812/26/2018 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/26/1812/26/2018 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/18/1812/18/2018 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/18/1812/18/2018 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/18/1812/18/2018 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/17/1812/17/2018 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/17/1812/17/2018 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/17/1812/17/2018 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/14/1812/14/2018 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/14/1812/14/2018 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/12/1812/12/2018 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/12/18 =NEWS ARTICLE - Did drilling off NC coast just move one step closer?12/12/2018 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/12/1812/12/2018 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/11/1812/11/2018 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/11/1812/11/2018 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/11/1812/11/2018 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/10/1812/10/2018 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/10/18 12/10/2018 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/10/1812/10/2018 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/07/1812/07/2018 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/07/1812/07/2018 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/03/18 - RIGHT WHALE REGULATIONS INCLUDED12/03/2018 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/03/18 - RIGHT WHALE REGULATIONS INCLUDED12/03/2018 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 12/03/18 - RIGHT WHALE INFORMATION CONTAINED12/03/2018 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Monday, December 19, 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 - ATB CORPUS CHRISTI ETA 1400/19TH

HESS - FR8 ENDEAVOUR - IN ETD 2200/19TH

NUCOR - TUG FALCON AND ATC 100 - ETA 0730/20TH

VETERANS TERMINAL - CHRYSSA K - ETA 1300/20TH

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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:

Harbor study would get $4.2 million

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The federal government's new $1 trillion spending plan includes some money
for the Port of Charleston's deepening study, under a provision proposed
earlier by S.C. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.

The $4.2 million for Charleston's harbor-deepening study will help ensure
no time is lost on the lengthy study process. The U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers said it could take five years and about $20 million to study the
dredging plan and decide if it's feasible and in the nation's interest. The
federal government is responsible for half the cost.
Read more

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Charleston Harbor deepening website


The study began in June and had been advance-funded by the State Ports
Authority for about the first two years, due to a lack of federal funds.
The availability of the $4.2 million preserves the SPA's ability to step in
with advance funding again -- the SPA is limited to paying for half --
should federal funds be unavailable later.

At a public meeting Tuesday in Charleston to help determine the scope of
the study, Corps officials said it could be 2024 before the shipping
channel is actually deepened, and that's assuming the study is favorable
and the money's available.

SPA President Jim Newsome said the port needs to be deepened sooner, and
Graham agreed Friday.

Looking ahead, Charleston would need more than $300 million to deepen the
channel to 50 feet to accommodate larger container ships, with the federal
government paying for 40 percent of the construction.

Savannah is seeking more than twice that amount for its waterways, and
other ports are pursuing deepening projects as well.

A provision Graham included in the spending bill requires the Army Corps of
Engineers to evaluate ports with the goal of developing a national plan to
deal with larger container ships. Such vessels are expected to become more
common on the East Coast when an expansion of the Panama Canal is completed
in 2014.

"What I'm trying to do is create a merit-based vision," Graham said. "We've
got issues to overcome, but this is a breakthrough."

The spending bill also includes about $19 million for ongoing maintenance
of the Charleston shipping lanes, and funding that could be used to
maintain the Port of Georgetown and the Intracoastal Waterway. In total,
the bill contains $461 million for port projects, maintenance and coastal
erosion.

Graham said the inclusion of funding was made possible with bipartisan
support in the Senate.



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CURRENT ISSUES:
12/20/11 – 1000 – MONTHLY SCSPA MEETING


FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
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

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

Tu 27 Low 3:18 AM -0.5 7:21 AM Rise 9:24 AM 5
27 High 9:44 AM 6.1 5:21 PM Set 8:42 PM
27 Low 3:57 PM -0.3
27 High 9:55 PM 5.2

W 28 Low 4:06 AM -0.2 7:21 AM Rise 9:59 AM 11
28 High 10:29 AM 5.7 5:22 PM Set 9:42 PM
28 Low 4:42 PM -0.1
28 High 10:43 PM 5.0

Th 29 Low 4:54 AM 0.2 7:21 AM Rise 10:31 AM 19
29 High 11:14 AM 5.4 5:22 PM Set 10:39 PM
29 Low 5:26 PM 0.1
29 High 11:31 PM 4.9

F 30 Low 5:44 AM 0.5 7:22 AM Rise 11:01 AM 27
30 High 11:59 AM 5.0 5:23 PM Set 11:34 PM
30 Low 6:11 PM 0.3

Sa 31 High 12:20 AM 4.8 7:22 AM Rise 11:31 AM 36
31 Low 6:36 AM 0.8 5:24 PM
31 High 12:46 PM 4.7
31 Low 6:57 PM 0.4

Su 1 High 1:14 AM 4.8 7:22 AM Set 12:29 AM 46
1 Low 7:33 AM 1.0 5:24 PM Rise 12:01 PM
1 High 1:37 PM 4.5
1 Low 7:46 PM 0.5

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OFFSHORE WEATHER FORECAST

Synopsis...HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH MID WEEK. A
COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST ON WEDNESDAY BUT WILL STALL JUST
NORTH OF THE AREA. AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL THEN FORM ALONG THE FRONT
AND MOVE NORTH OF THE AREA LATE FRIDAY.
Today...SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S this afternoon. Seas 2 ft.

Tonight...SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming W after midnight. Seas 2 ft.

Tue...NW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2
to 3 ft.

Tue Night...S winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4
ft. A slight chance of showers.

Wed...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers.

Wed Night...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft
after midnight. A slight chance of showers.

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

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

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

Fri Night...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.
Notice posted on Monday, December 19, 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.