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Subject:DAILY CHARLESTON PORT UPDATE - NEWS ARTICLE INCLUDED
Date:Monday, January 16, 2012
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 - IN - BARGE 650
1/18 – NARVIA
1/18 – BARGE HUGH
1/20 – CHEMTRANS OSTE
1/21 - SITEAM DISCOVERER
1/23 – BOW ANDINO


KMI NCT, 1, 2 – 1/16 – AS LIGURIA
1/18 - GADWALL

HESS – 1/16 – AS LIGURIA

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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: (1/16/12) Environmental concerns raised over
Georgia dredging

COLUMBIA -- Three Lowcountry state senators voiced concern last week that
mud polluted with a toxic chemical will be dumped at the future Jasper
County port site, which could make developing the property more
difficult.
State Sens. Glenn McConnell, Larry Grooms and Tom Davis made their
comments Thursday during a media session in which they ripped the state
Department of Health and Environmental Control and its board's decision
to approve dredging for the Port of Savannah.
When the Savannah port is dredged, Georgia plans to dump the mud from
that project on property it owns jointly with the Palmetto State in South
Carolina. That tract is where South Carolina officials want to develop
another port near Jasper.
"You're telling me the cadmium-laden sludge is up the river, that it's
going to get dumped on the South Carolina side, and it's going to get
dumped on the site where we can build a port or get private enterprise to
come in and build a port?" McConnell, R-Charleston, asked during a
discussion with Grooms and Davis.
Davis, a Beaufort Republican and champion of the Jasper port project,
said Georgia wants to pile the cadmium-polluted mud on the property for
about 50 years.
Cadmium is a poisonous metal that can cause kidney disease and breathing
problems for people who inhale the material, according to the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA says cadmium also is a probable
human carcinogen, meaning it might cause cancer.
The senators did not say where the cadmium came from. But the toxic metal
can get into the air from coal-burning power plants and incinerators and
fall with rain back to earth. South Carolina and Georgia have numerous
coal-burning power plants. For years, the Savannah River Site nuclear
complex, up the river near Aiken, burned coal to produce power.
An attempt to reach Georgia Ports Authority spokesman Robert Morris was
unsuccessful. DHEC did not respond to questions from The State.
Chester Sansbury, a retired DHEC water quality official, said it would
not be unusual to find contaminated soil at the bottom of an industrial
port. Sansbury said the key question is how high the contamination levels
are.
About 12 years ago, scientists found that raccoons living near dredge
disposal sites on the lower Savannah River had higher levels of
contaminants, including cadmium, than raccoons that lived in other areas.
The study, headed by the U.S. Geological Survey, said wildlife and fish
might be at risk from metal contamination.
McConnell called DHEC's approval of a permit for the Savannah port
dredging the worst economic and environmental decision he's seen in 32
years in the Legislature. Grooms, R-Berkeley, and Davis agreed.
DHEC's decision in November incensed lawmakers, business leaders and
environmentalists because the agency changed its position on dredging the
river that is shared by the two states.
Agency staff members initially declined to approve the dredging because
of the environmental impact, including depleting the Savannah River of
oxygen. Concerns also were raised about effects on a rare freshwater
marsh system.
Gov. Nikki Haley asked her handpicked DHEC board to review the agency
staff's decision after discussing the matter with Georgia Gov. Nathan
Deal, a fellow Republican. But Haley's office said she did not interfere
in the board's decision.
The issue is significant because Savannah and the port of Charleston are
competing to attract bigger ships that will come through the Panama Canal
in the next few years.
Charleston's dredging project is behind Savannah's. And South Carolina
officials favor developing a new port at Jasper, which is near the
Savannah port but miles closer to the ocean.


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CURRENT ISSUES:
1/17/12 – 1000 SCSPA MONTHLY MEETING
1/17/12 – 1145 – CWIT monthly luncheon
1/19/12 – 1200 – PROP CLUB LUNCH

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
1/26/12 - 0815 - NAV OPS MEETING
2/10/12 - ANNUAL PORT MEETING
2/16/12 – PROP CLUB OYSTER ROAST
3/15/12 – 1200 – PROP CLUB LUNCH
4/19/12 - TBA – PROP DINNER

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 16 High 12:55 AM 5.4 7:22 AM Rise 12:35 AM 56
16 Low 7:18 AM 0.1 5:37 PM Set 11:45 AM
16 High 1:05 PM 4.9
16 Low 7:32 PM -0.3

Tu 17 High 2:02 AM 5.4 7:22 AM Rise 1:42 AM 44
17 Low 8:25 AM 0.2 5:38 PM Set 12:29 PM
17 High 2:11 PM 4.8
17 Low 8:36 PM -0.3

W 18 High 3:11 AM 5.6 7:22 AM Rise 2:48 AM 33
18 Low 9:32 AM 0.1 5:39 PM Set 1:18 PM
18 High 3:18 PM 4.7
18 Low 9:41 PM -0.4

Th 19 High 4:17 AM 5.7 7:21 AM Rise 3:53 AM 23
19 Low 10:35 AM -0.1 5:40 PM Set 2:14 PM
19 High 4:24 PM 4.8
19 Low 10:43 PM -0.5

F 20 High 5:19 AM 5.9 7:21 AM Rise 4:53 AM 14
20 Low 11:34 AM -0.3 5:41 PM Set 3:14 PM
20 High 5:26 PM 4.9
20 Low 11:41 PM -0.7

Sa 21 High 6:15 AM 6.1 7:21 AM Rise 5:48 AM 7
21 Low 12:27 PM -0.5 5:41 PM Set 4:17 PM
21 High 6:22 PM 5.1

Su 22 Low 12:36 AM -0.8 7:20 AM Rise 6:36 AM 2
22 High 7:06 AM 6.2 5:42 PM Set 5:22 PM
22 Low 1:17 PM -0.6
22 High 7:14 PM 5.2

M 23 Low 1:26 AM -0.8 7:20 AM Rise 7:18 AM 0
23 High 7:54 AM 6.1 5:43 PM Set 6:25 PM
23 Low 2:03 PM -0.7
23 High 8:02 PM 5.3

Tu 24 Low 2:14 AM -0.8 7:19 AM Rise 7:55 AM 0
24 High 8:37 AM 6.0 5:44 PM Set 7:26 PM
24 Low 2:47 PM -0.6
24 High 8:47 PM 5.3

W 25 Low 2:59 AM -0.6 7:19 AM Rise 8:28 AM 2
25 High 9:19 AM 5.8 5:45 PM Set 8:24 PM
25 Low 3:28 PM -0.5
25 High 9:29 PM 5.2

Th 26 Low 3:43 AM -0.3 7:18 AM Rise 9:00 AM 7
26 High 9:58 AM 5.5 5:46 PM Set 9:21 PM
26 Low 4:08 PM -0.3
26 High 10:11 PM 5.1

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MARINE WEATHER: SYNOPSIS FOR MID ATLC WATERS...STRONG HIGH PRES WILL
PASS SE
ACROSS THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT. A STRONG COLD FRONT
WILL APPROACH FROM THE NW TONIGHT AND TUE...MOVE OFFSHORE TUE
NIGHT...THEN PASS SE OF THE AREA LATE WED. A HIGH PRES RIDGE
WILL MOVE OFFSHORE THU...THEN WEAKEN OVER THE S PORTION FRI
WHILE A COLD FRONT PUSHES SE ACROSS THE NRN AND CENTRAL WATERS.
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SEAS GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE
HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE
MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.



ANZ088-162100-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N OUT TO 32N 73W TO 31N 74W
1000 AM EST MON JAN 16 2012


THIS AFTERNOON
E TO NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT SHIFTING TO E TO SE.
SEAS 3 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT E OF 1000 FM 6 TO 11 FT SUBSIDING TO 5
TO 8 FT...HIGHEST E.

TONIGHT
WINDS SHIFTING TO S TO SW 10 TO 20 KT...HIGHEST NW.
SEAS BECOMING 3 TO 6 FT THROUGHOUT.

TUE
S TO SW WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO
4 TO 8 FT LATE. HIGHEST WINDS AND SEAS NW. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS DEVELOPING.

TUE NIGHT
SW WINDS INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING
TO 5 TO 10 FT. HIGHEST WINDS AND SEAS N. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
TSTMS.

WED
SW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT SHIFTING TO N TO NW 20 TO 25 KT
LATE. SEAS BECOMING 4 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT E OF 1000 FM 7 TO 10
FT... HIGHEST NE.

THU
WINDS DIMINISHING TO VARIABLE 10 KT OR LESS...THEN W OF
1000 FM BECOMING S TO SW 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 3
TO 6 FT...HIGHEST E.

FRI
SW TO W WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT EARLY...THEN
DIMINISHING TO VARIABLE 10 KT OR LESS LATE. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT...
HIGHEST NE.
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Notice posted on Monday, January 16, 2012

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.