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 Daily Port Update

Subject:Corpus Christi Update
Date:Tuesday, December 08, 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: SE 6 mph

Weather Alerts: Issued: 12:29 PM CST Tue, Dec 08, 2009.

The fog alert has been cancelled. Visibilities have improved over the
past hour with still some patchy fog still possible.

Meteorologist: N. Moore

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Dock Closures: CLOSING OF OIL DOCK 7
On MONDAY, December 7, 2009, at 0700 hours
through 1700 hours.

CLOSING OF OIL DOCK 11
Beginning TUESDAY, December 8, 2009 at 0700 hours
through FRIDAY, December 11, 2009 at 1900 hours.
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Current conditions as of 8:04 am CST

Fog
Feels Like:59 °F
Barometer:29.75 in and steady
Humidity:100%
Visibility:0.25 mi
Dewpoint:59 °F
Wind:SE 6 mph
Sunrise:7:08 am
Sunset:5:35 pm

Today: A few isolated thunderstorms developing this afternoon. High
around 70F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Tonight: Mainly cloudy. Low 57F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High 66F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy in the evening with more clouds for later
at night. Low 46F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday: More clouds than sun. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the mid
50s.

Friday: Few showers. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the mid 50s.

Saturday: Considerable cloudiness. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the
mid 50s.

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COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
349 AM CST TUE DEC 8 2009

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

GMZ200-082230-
349 AM CST TUE DEC 8 2009

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...A WARM FRONT WILL
SLOWLY MOVE NORTH ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS TODAY. FOG AND AREAS
OF DRIZZLE WILL PROVIDE LOW VISIBILITIES THROUGH THE MORNING
HOURS. SOUTH WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE AS THE WARM FRONT
MOVES NORTH OF THE REGION AND WINDS RESPOND TO LOW PRESSURE ACROSS
THE TEXAS PANHANDLE. A MODERATE TO STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW WILL
DEVELOP WEDNESDAY AS A COLD FRONT MOVES OFFSHORE IN THE MORNING.
ONSHORE FLOW WILL REDEVELOP WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY IN
ADVANCE OF THE NEXT COLD FRONT. THIS COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS
THE WATERS FRIDAY NIGHT. OFFSHORE FLOW BEHIND THE FRONT ON
SATURDAY WILL BE WEAK.

$$

GMZ235-082230-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
349 AM CST TUE DEC 8 2009

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO THE SOUTH 10
TO 15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY. WIDESPREAD FOG AND AREAS OF DRIZZLE WITH VISIBILITY 1 NM
OR LESS IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. AREAS OF
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST. BAYS
SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ230-082230-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
349 AM CST TUE DEC 8 2009

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO THE SOUTH 10 TO 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY.
WIDESPREAD FOG AND AREAS OF DRIZZLE REDUCING VISIBILITY 1 NM OR
LESS IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHWEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. AREAS OF
FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS DECREASING TO
10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST. BAYS
SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY CHOPPY.

$$

GMZ250-255-082230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
349 AM CST TUE DEC 8 2009

...DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CST THIS MORNING...

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 KNOTS INCREASING TO THE SOUTH AROUND 15
KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. WIDESPREAD FOG AND AREAS
OF DRIZZLE REDUCING VISIBILITY 1 NM OR LESS IN THE MORNING.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. AREAS OF FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO
6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A CHANCE
OF LIGHT RAIN.
.FRIDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTH IN THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...THEN DECREASING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTH WIND AROUND 10 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST. SEAS
3 TO 5 FEET.

$$

GMZ270-275-082230-
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-
349 AM CST TUE DEC 8 2009

...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION...

.TODAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.TONIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS
AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 6 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO
7 FEET.
.THURSDAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 20 KNOTS SHIFTING EAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET. A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.
.FRIDAY...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS
IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING AROUND 10 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO
8 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.SATURDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
Notice posted on Tuesday, December 08, 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.