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Corpus Christi Update12/31/2009 Normal
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 Daily Port Update

Subject:Corpus Christi Update
Date:Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Priority:Normal
Notice:Air Draft: Corpus Christi: 138 feet 00 inches - Harbor
Bridge
Deep Draft: Corpus Christi: 45 feet 00 inches

**At this time local CBP does not have confirmed date for increase in
APHIS/CBP fees. When new fees go into effect APHIS/CBP fees will total
$981.00, this is an increase of $50.00.**

**** Corpus Christi Port Users Stunned by Proposed Fee Hike ****
by West Gulf Maritime Association (WGMA)

Port contemplates 700 percent Fee Hike as local stakeholders mull options
and circle the wagons in opposition.

In a notice sent this week to "all port users" by the Port of Corpus
Christi Authority, a proposed new Harbor Safety Fee to fund the new
security marine patrol has taken local stakeholders completely by
surprise. According to the notice, the fee "will be based on a charge per
ship or barge as is currently done for the Fireboat tariff. The Port
intends to eliminate Fireboat tariff Item 301 entitled "Harbor Fee"
(currently $275.00 for ships and $35.00 for barges) as a separate billing
charge and will combine this cost with the cost for the security marine
patrol." According to Executive Director John P. LaRue, "This will
provide our customers with one combined charge for marine fire and marine
police protection."

According to local sources, the new harbor safety fee would hike rates by
as much as 700 percent for barges and ships, at a time when most are in a
poor position to absorb the increases. In way of response, the West Gulf
Maritime Association (WGMA) has issued an alert to its members, agents,
principals and stakeholders that a new tariff increase is anticipated.
According to the alert, WGMA's Vice President for Maritime Affairs, Niels
Aalund said, "As directed by our members, WGMA plans to oppose this
increase. WGMA staff will work jointly with the Port Industry Committee
(PIC) in Corpus Christi and the barge interests."............Maritime
Executive

Port of Corpus Christi

Notice of intent to establish a new Harbor Safety fee has been announced
by the Port of Corpus Christi to fund the operation of two marine patrol
boats by the port. The fee will be on a per ship or barge basis
(currently $ 275.00 for ships and $ 35.00 for barges) of $ 2.032.00 for
ships and $ 230.00 for barges. The proposed Harbor Safety Fee will be
presented to the Port Commission for a vote on December 8, 2009.

Port of Corpus Christi Notice

The Staff of the Port of Corpus Christi will recommend changes to the
Bulk Terminal Tariff at the Commissioners' meeting on December 8, 2009 as
per notice.

Port of Corpus Christi Notice, Bulk Terminal

The Port of Corpus Christi has given notice of proposed changes to tariff
100-A. Rates will be decreased by 0.39% based in the Consumer Price
Index. Other tariff items have been added as needed.

Port of Corpus Christi Notice, Tariff 100-A

The above changes will be presented to the Port Commissioners for a vote
at their meeting on December 8, 2009. As directed by our members, WGMA
plans to oppose this increase. WGMA staff will work jointly with the Port
Industry Committee (PIC) in Corpus Christi and the barge interests.

Please note restriction (saltwater)

**All deep draft vessels of 44 ft will require a tide reading of 1 ft
above mean lower low water prior to entering Aransas Pass Channel.
All deep draft vessels of 45 ft will require a tide reading of 1.8 ft
above mean lower low water prior to entering Aransas Pass Channel.**

Terminal drafts: All drafts in SALTWATER.
Draft information subject to change.

Harbor Bridge: 138-00 ft airdraft
Public Oil Dock 1: 45-00 ft
Public Oil Dock 4, 7, or 11: 45-00 ft
Public Oil Dock 8: 45-00 ft
Citgo # 1: 38-00 ft
Citgo # 3: 45-00 ft
Citgo # 8: 32-07 ft
Flint Hills Ingleside: 41-00 ft
Flint Hills East # 2: 37-00 ft
Flint Hills East # 3: 42-00 ft
Valero # 2: 45-00 ft
Valero # 3: 45-00 ft

Tidal conditions: High Tides: N/A hours
Low Tides: N/A hours

Current Winds on Corpus Christi Ship Channel: WSW 6 mph

Weather Alerts:

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Dock Closures: CLOSING OF OIL DOCK 11
Beginning MONDAY, November 30, 2009 at 0700 hours
through THURSDAY, December 3, 2009 at 1900 hours.
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Current conditions as of 7:51 am CST

Fair
Feels Like:43 °F
Barometer:29.82 in and rising
Humidity:93%
Visibility:10 mi
Dewpoint:41 °F
Wind:WSW 6 mph
Sunrise:7:04 am
Sunset:5:34 pm
43°High: 63° Low: 45°

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
357 AM CST WED DEC 2 2009

MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL
OUT TO 60 NAUTICAL MILES.

GMZ200-022230-
357 AM CST WED DEC 2 2009

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
MODERATE OFFSHORE FLOW WILL BRIEFLY BECOMING STRONG LATE MORNING
THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...BEFORE WEAKENING TONIGHT AND BECOMING NORTH.
A WEAK TO MODERATE NORTHEAST FLOW WILL PREVAIL ON THURSDAY. MODERATE
OFFSHORE FLOW THURSDAY NIGHT WILL INCREASE BY FRIDAY AS COLDER AIR
MOVES INTO THE REGION. STRONG TO VERY STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW WILL
OCCUR ON FRIDAY WITH GUSTS OVER GALE FORCE POSSIBLE OVER THE GULF
WATERS. A DEVELOPING COASTAL TROUGH WILL LEAD TO DIMINISHING WINDS
AND INCREASING CHANCE FOR SHOWERS ON SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY.

$$

GMZ235-022230-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
357 AM CST WED DEC 2 2009

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE MORNING BECOMING
NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
BECOMING CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH BY AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
SCATTERED LIGHT RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. LIGHT
RAIN LIKELY IN THE DAY...THEN A CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN SHIFTING NORTHEAST. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTH IN THE
EVENING. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ230-022230-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
357 AM CST WED DEC 2 2009

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE MORNING BECOMING
NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS BY AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
BECOMING CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH BY AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE EVENING. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED
LIGHT RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH. LIGHT
RAIN LIKELY IN THE DAY...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT SNOW IN THE
EVENING.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN SHIFTING NORTHEAST. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT.
.SUNDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST. BAYS
SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ250-255-022230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
357 AM CST WED DEC 2 2009

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM CST THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...WEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS
BY THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. SCATTERED LIGHT
RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE. SEAS
6 TO 8 FEET. LIGHT RAIN LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN SHIFTING EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING NORTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ270-275-022230-
WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
357 AM CST WED DEC 2 2009

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM CST THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...NORTHWEST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS BY THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS INCREASING TO
20 TO 25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET BUILDING TO 6 TO
8 FEET AFTER MIDNIGHT. SCATTERED LIGHT RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.FRIDAY...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO GALE FORCE.
SEAS 9 TO 11 FEET. LIGHT RAIN LIKELY.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS DECREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING EAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN
THE EVENING BECOMING SOUTHEAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS SATURDAY NIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

JR/TMT
Notice posted on Wednesday, December 02, 2009

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.