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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Tuesday, January 24, 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
1/23 – 1400 - SITEAM DISCOVERER
1/23 – BOW ANDINO
1/25 - ISE PRINCESS
1/28 - HARMOND OLDENDORFF

HESS – NORD INSPIRATION - ETA 1/26 1200

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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:

Charleston cruise ship opponents restate objections

A group of Charleston organizations that is suing Carnival Cruise Lines in
a dispute over regulation of the cruise business is again calling for a
study of the location of a new cruise ship terminal.

The Historic Ansonborough Neighborhood Association, Charlestowne
Neighborhood Association, The Preservation Society of Charleston, and the
Coastal Conservation League — the groups suing Carnival — were joined by
The Committee to Save the City and Charleston Communities for Cruise
Control in calling for an independent study of the cruise terminal location.

The State Ports Authority plans to begin construction this year on a new
$35 million cruise ship terminal at Union Pier, near Laurens Street, where
there were previously cargo operations. The terminal would replace an older
one at the south end of Union Pier, near Market Street.

The SPA’s position is that it has studied alternatives and held numerous
public meetings, and concluded that Union Pier is the appropriate location
for the new terminal. Opponents have suggested cruise ships should dock
elsewhere, such at Columbus Street terminal or Patriot’s Point.

The Charleston Communities for Cruise Control organization, which calls
itself C4 for short, also has asked Carnival to voluntarily agree to
standards addressing “the size of ships, frequency of visits, air and water
emissions, fuel used, noise mitigation, impact fees, local purchasing and
periodic reporting on the standards.”

Reach David Slade at 937-5552.

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CURRENT ISSUES:

1/26/12 - 0815 - NAV OPS MEETING

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
2/10/12 - ANNUAL PORT MEETING
2/14/12 – 1130 – C.W.I.T. MONTHLY LUNCHEON
2/16/12 – PROP CLUB OYSTER ROAST
3/15/12 – 1200 – PROP CLUB LUNCH
4/10/12 – 1900 – S.W.T. ANNUAL BANQUET
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

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

F 27 Low 4:26 AM 0.0 7:18 AM Rise 9:30 AM 13
27 High 10:37 AM 5.1 5:47 PM Set 10:17 PM
27 Low 4:47 PM -0.1
27 High 10:52 PM 5.0

Sa 28 Low 5:09 AM 0.3 7:17 AM Rise 10:00 AM 20
28 High 11:17 AM 4.8 5:48 PM Set 11:11 PM
28 Low 5:26 PM 0.1
28 High 11:35 PM 4.9

Su 29 Low 5:54 AM 0.6 7:17 AM Rise 10:32 AM 28
29 High 11:59 AM 4.5 5:49 PM
29 Low 6:06 PM 0.3

M 30 High 12:21 AM 4.8 7:16 AM Set 12:06 AM 37
30 Low 6:43 AM 0.9 5:50 PM Rise 11:06 AM
30 High 12:46 PM 4.3
30 Low 6:51 PM 0.4

Tu 31 High 1:12 AM 4.7 7:15 AM Set 1:01 AM 47
31 Low 7:37 AM 1.0 5:51 PM Rise 11:43 AM
31 High 1:38 PM 4.1
31 Low 7:42 PM 0.5

W 1 High 2:08 AM 4.7 7:15 AM Set 1:55 AM 56
1 Low 8:37 AM 1.0 5:52 PM Rise 12:24 PM
1 High 2:35 PM 4.1
1 Low 8:38 PM 0.5

Th 2 High 3:06 AM 4.8 7:14 AM Set 2:49 AM 65
2 Low 9:36 AM 1.0 5:53 PM Rise 1:10 PM
2 High 3:33 PM 4.1
2 Low 9:35 PM 0.4

F 3 High 4:04 AM 5.0 7:13 AM Set 3:41 AM 74
3 Low 10:31 AM 0.8 5:54 PM Rise 2:01 PM
3 High 4:29 PM 4.3
3 Low 10:31 PM 0.1

Sa 4 High 4:57 AM 5.2 7:13 AM Set 4:31 AM 82
4 Low 11:22 AM 0.5 5:55 PM Rise 2:57 PM
4 High 5:21 PM 4.5
4 Low 11:23 PM -0.1

Su 5 High 5:47 AM 5.4 7:12 AM Set 5:17 AM 89
5 Low 12:08 PM 0.2 5:56 PM Rise 3:56 PM
5 High 6:09 PM 4.7

M 6 Low 12:12 AM -0.4 7:11 AM Set 6:00 AM 95
6 High 6:33 AM 5.7 5:56 PM Rise 4:59 PM
6 Low 12:52 PM -0.1
6 High 6:55 PM 5.0

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MARINE WEATHER FORECAST:


Synopsis...A COLD FRONT WILL SLOWLY MOVE THROUGH THE AREA TONIGHT. A WARM
FRONT WILL THEN MOVE NORTH THROUGH THE AREA THURSDAY WITH ANOTHER COLD
FRONT TO MOVE THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY FOLLOWED BY HIGH PRESSURE RETURNING FOR
THE WEEKEND.
This Afternoon...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

Tonight...W winds 5 kt...becoming N after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Wed...NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft.

Wed Night...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Thu...SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt in
the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers.

Thu Night...S winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 4
ft...building to 4 to 6 ft after midnight. A chance of showers.

Fri...SW winds 20 to 25 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of showers with
isolated tstms.

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

Sat...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Sat Night...N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Notice posted on Tuesday, January 24, 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.