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 Daily Port Update

Subject:Corpus Christi Update
Date:Friday, December 04, 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.

Regards,

Niels A. Aalund
Vice President Maritime Affairs
West Gulf Maritime Association
1717 East Loop
Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77029-4050
naalund@wgma.org
www.wgma.org
Tel 713-678-7655
Mobile 281-687-9499

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: N 20 mph

Weather Alerts:

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Dock Closures: CLOSING OF OIL DOCK 4
On FRIDAY, December 4, 2009 at 0700 hours
through 1700 hours.
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Current conditions as of 6:51 am CST

Light Rain
Feels Like:40 °F
Barometer:30.21 in and steady
Humidity:89%
Visibility:9 mi
Dewpoint:37 °F
Wind:N 20 mph
Sunrise:7:05 am
Sunset:5:34 pm

Today: Windy with light rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers
for the afternoon. Cold. High 42F. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of
rain 80%.

Tonight: Mainly clear skies. Cold. Low 31F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow: Sunshine and some clouds. High 54F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow night: Cloudy. Low 46F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday: Considerable cloudiness. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the low
50s.

Monday: More clouds than sun. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the
upper 50s.

Tuesday: Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun. Highs in the mid 70s
and lows in the mid 50s.

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
405 AM CST FRI DEC 4 2009

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

GMZ200-042245-
405 AM CST FRI DEC 4 2009

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...
THE COMBINATION OF VERY COLD HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING IN FROM THE
NORTH AND DEEPENING LOW PRESSURE OVER THE GULF WILL RESULT IN
STRONG TO VERY STRONG NORTH TO NORTHEAST FLOW TODAY WITH GUSTS
OVER GALE FORCE ACROSS THE OUTER WATERS. RAIN IS LIKELY TODAY AS
MOISTURE RIDES OVER THE TOP OF THE FRONT. STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW
TONIGHT WILL WEAKEN SATURDAY AS THE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE SETTLES
INTO THE AREA. COASTAL TROUGHS WILL BE PREVALENT EARLY NEXT WEEK
AND THESE WILL LEAD TO VARYING WIND DIRECTIONS AND A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS EARLY NEXT WEEK. LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPING TO THE NORTHWEST
WILL PROVIDE AN INCREASING SOUTHERLY FLOW ON TUESDAY BEFORE ANOTHER
COLD FRONT SURGES INTO THE AREA LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.

$$

GMZ235-042245-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
405 AM CST FRI DEC 4 2009

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. RAIN. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
LIGHT SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
ROUGH.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE EVENING
BECOMING NORTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY
TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS DURING THE DAY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO
20 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN
THE EVENING BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
BAYS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ230-042245-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
405 AM CST FRI DEC 4 2009

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO ROUGH.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. RAIN. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
LIGHT SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
ROUGH.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING NORTH AROUND 10 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
MAINLY IN THE MORNING.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS DECREASING TO 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ250-255-042245-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
405 AM CST FRI DEC 4 2009

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

.TODAY...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS IN THE EVENING
BECOMING NORTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS DURING THE DAY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS MONDAY NIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ270-275-042245-
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-
405 AM CST FRI DEC 4 2009

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING...
...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM CST THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS
EVENING...

.TODAY...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS INCREASING TO 30 TO 35 KNOTS
LATE THIS MORNING. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET BUILDING TO 9 TO 11 FEET IN THE
AFTERNOON. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. RAIN.
.TONIGHT...NORTH WIND 25 TO 30 KNOTS DECREASING TO 20 TO 25 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 8 TO 10 FEET SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 8 FEET AFTER
MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING EAST AROUND
10 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO
15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SUNDAY...SOUTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE EVENING
SHIFTING NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS DURING THE DAY.
.MONDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS MONDAY
NIGHT.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND
25 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

Notice posted on Friday, December 04, 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.