Skip to main content

Charleston

Go Search
All Ports
Charleston
CHS Calendar
  
Charleston > Pages > Notices  

Web Part Page Title Bar image
Notices

 Year

 Month

 Port Updates

SubjectDatePriority
Daily update03/31/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE - PORT TERMINALS TO COMPLY WITH CLEAN AIR ACT 2 YEARS EARLY03/28/2008 Normal
Daily Update03/26/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE03/25/2008 Normal
Daily Update03/24/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE 03/21/2008 Normal
Daily Update - CROWLEY'S NEWEST ATB TO SERVICE BP CHARLESTON03/20/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE03/19/2008 Normal
Daily Update03/18/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE03/17/2008 Normal
Daily Update03/14/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE - BMW TO SPLIT BETWEEN SC AND GA PORTS03/13/2008 Normal
Daily Update03/12/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE - Port grabs larger share of BMW03/11/2008 Normal
Daily Update03/10/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE03/07/2008 Normal
Initial Daily Port Update - not confirmed03/05/2008 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Priority:Normal
Notice:

PORT LIMITS/INFORMATION
------------------------
Maximum Depths - (Fresh)
Harbor Entrance - 47.0 ft
Main Channel - 45.0 ft

BERTH LIMITS/INFORMATION:
-------------------------
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 - all vessel arrivals require tide
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

=============================================

VESSEL TRAFFIC:

BP - TUG INTEGRITY AND 650-4 - IN ETD 1100/13TH

HESS - NORD OBTAINER - ETA 1800/14TH

KMI4 - IZUMO PRINCESS - ETA 0001/17TH
CAPE BON - ETA 0800/18TH
BOW AMERICAS - ETA 1500/18TH
BOW EUROPE - ETA 30TH

============================================
FEDERAL, STATE & LOCAL FILING REQUIREMENTS:
---------------------------------------------

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.

============================================================

Current Articles:

Coast Guard exercise will close section of Wando River
Staff report
Monday, March 12, 2012

The Coast Guard warned boaters to avoid a section of the Wando River as it
conducts training next week.

The zone from Interstate 526 north to Horlbeck Creek will be enforced at
the following times:

• 7-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. March 19-21
• 7-11:30 a.m., 12:30-4:30 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. March 22
• 7-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3 p.m. March 23

Coast Guard boats will use their blue lights and sirens during those
periods, and all other vessels are prohibited from the area.

If necessary, however, mariners can request access by contacting the
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Safety Platform at "SAFETY 1" on
VHF-FM channels 16 or 22A.

Anyone with questions should call Lt. Cmdr. Marcus Gherardi at 746-7955
between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. After hours, contact
the Port Charleston captain at 740-7050.

============================================================

CURRENT ISSUES: None

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
3/15/12 - 1200 PROP CLUB LUNCH
3/22/12 - 0815 NAV OPS MEETING
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

===========================================================

SECURITY LEVEL: MARSEC 1
CURRENT HURRICANE STATUS - 5 / OFF SEASON

===================================================================
Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with July 21, 2011.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

Tu 13 High 12:26 AM 6.0 7:32 AM Rise 12:36 AM 74
13 Low 6:48 AM -0.3 7:26 PM Set 11:04 AM
13 High 12:41 PM 5.1
13 Low 6:55 PM -0.3

W 14 High 1:28 AM 5.8 7:30 AM Rise 1:40 AM 63
14 Low 7:49 AM 0.0 7:27 PM Set 12:01 PM
14 High 1:43 PM 4.9
14 Low 7:58 PM 0.0

Th 15 High 2:35 AM 5.6 7:29 AM Rise 2:37 AM 52
15 Low 8:53 AM 0.2 7:28 PM Set 1:02 PM
15 High 2:49 PM 4.8
15 Low 9:05 PM 0.1

F 16 High 3:42 AM 5.5 7:28 AM Rise 3:28 AM 41
16 Low 9:57 AM 0.3 7:29 PM Set 2:04 PM
16 High 3:57 PM 4.8
16 Low 10:13 PM 0.2

Sa 17 High 4:46 AM 5.4 7:27 AM Rise 4:13 AM 30
17 Low 10:57 AM 0.2 7:29 PM Set 3:05 PM
17 High 5:01 PM 4.9
17 Low 11:17 PM 0.1

Su 18 High 5:45 AM 5.5 7:25 AM Rise 4:52 AM 21
18 Low 11:52 AM 0.0 7:30 PM Set 4:05 PM
18 High 5:59 PM 5.1

M 19 Low 12:14 AM 0.0 7:24 AM Rise 5:27 AM 13
19 High 6:36 AM 5.5 7:31 PM Set 5:04 PM
19 Low 12:41 PM -0.1
19 High 6:50 PM 5.4

Tu 20 Low 1:05 AM -0.1 7:23 AM Rise 6:00 AM 7
20 High 7:22 AM 5.6 7:31 PM Set 6:01 PM
20 Low 1:26 PM -0.2
20 High 7:35 PM 5.6

W 21 Low 1:52 AM -0.2 7:21 AM Rise 6:31 AM 3
21 High 8:04 AM 5.5 7:32 PM Set 6:57 PM
21 Low 2:07 PM -0.3
21 High 8:17 PM 5.7

Th 22 Low 2:35 AM -0.2 7:20 AM Rise 7:01 AM 0
22 High 8:43 AM 5.4 7:33 PM Set 7:52 PM
22 Low 2:46 PM -0.3
22 High 8:55 PM 5.8

F 23 Low 3:15 AM -0.1 7:19 AM Rise 7:32 AM 0
23 High 9:20 AM 5.3 7:34 PM Set 8:47 PM
23 Low 3:22 PM -0.2
23 High 9:31 PM 5.8

Sa 24 Low 3:53 AM 0.0 7:17 AM Rise 8:05 AM 1
24 High 9:56 AM 5.1 7:34 PM Set 9:42 PM
24 Low 3:56 PM 0.0
24 High 10:06 PM 5.7

Su 25 Low 4:30 AM 0.2 7:16 AM Rise 8:39 AM 4
25 High 10:31 AM 4.9 7:35 PM Set 10:36 PM
25 Low 4:30 PM 0.1
25 High 10:40 PM 5.6

M 26 Low 5:06 AM 0.4 7:15 AM Rise 9:17 AM 9
26 High 11:07 AM 4.7 7:36 PM Set 11:30 PM
26 Low 5:05 PM 0.3
26 High 11:15 PM 5.4

===================================================================

MARINE WEATHER FORECAST:

Synopsis...ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE WILL DOMINATE THE WATERS TODAY...BEFORE A
STALLING COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE NORTHWEST THIS EVENING AND
DISSIPATES OVER THE REGION THROUGH WEDNESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN BE
THE MAIN WEATHER FEATURE ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH LATE IN THE WEEK.
Today...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft...subsiding to 2 to 3 ft this
afternoon. A slight chance of showers this afternoon.

Tonight...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers
in the evening.

Wed...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Wed Night...SW winds 5 to 10 kt...diminishing to 5 kt after midnight. Seas
2 to 3 ft.

Thu...NW winds 5 kt...becoming SE 5 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Thu Night...S winds 5 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Fri...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Fri Night...SW winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Sat...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers and
tstms.

Sat Night...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. A slight chance of showers and
tstms.
Notice posted on Tuesday, March 13, 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.