|Subject:||SOUTH CAROLINA DAILY UPDATE|
|Date:||Monday, August 25, 2008|
URGENT INFORMATION: NONE
Maximum Depths - (Fresh)
Harbor Entrance - 47.0 ft
Main Channel - 45.0 ft
Current maximum drafts allowed at berths:
Amerada Hess - Max draft of 38'00 if LOA is less than 650'; Max draft of
36'00 if LOA is 650'00 or greater Kinder Morgan - berth 1 - 40'00 Kinder
Morgan - berth 2 - 40'00 Kinder Morgan - berth 3 - TBA berth 4 - Max
draft 39'00, tide needed for anything deeper than 36'00 BP - TBA Wando
Terminal - Max draft 46'00 - Max BM 187'00 North Charleston Terminal -
Max 42'00 - Max BM 187'00 CST - Max draft 47'00 - Max BM 187'00
Per pilots - restrictions for Tanker movements:
Drafts of 36'00 or less may transit at anytime Drafts of 36'01 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
BP - TUG INTEGRITY & 650-4 IN 1555/18TH EST OUT 1500/25TH
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
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.
Fact Sheet: Homeland Security Agencies Protect Political Conventions
Release Date: August 22, 2008
For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) designates certain major
events - including the national conventions and the presidential
inauguration - as National Special Security Events (NSSEs). The U.S.
Secret Service is designated as the lead agency with unified command
representation from participating federal, state, and local agencies with
NSSE responsibilities. Federal resources are deployed to an NSSE to
maintain the level of security needed for the event and area. A number of
factors are taken into consideration when designating an event as an
NSSE, including anticipated attendance by dignitaries and the size and
significance of the event.
The upcoming Democratic and Republican National Conventions, taking place
in Denver from August 25-28 and in Saint Paul, Minn., from Sept. 1-4,
respectively, are examples of how the many agencies of DHS work together
with local authorities toward the common goal of homeland security. Below
is an overview of how DHS agencies are supporting these NSSEs.
United States Secret Service
When an event is designated an NSSE, the Secret Service assumes its
mandated role as the lead agency for the design and implementation of the
operational security plan. The Secret Service carries out its
responsibilities by relying on a core strategy of forming partnerships
with all participating law enforcement, security and public safety
* During the formation of the Secret Service's overall security plan,
each participating agency is tasked based on its jurisdiction and
particular area of expertise. The Secret Service began developing
convention security plans in 2007.
* Although discussion of the specific means, methods, resources, or
assets used to carry out protective responsibilities is sensitive, there
is a tremendous amount of advance planning and coordination in the areas
of venue security, air space security, training, communications, and
* The Secret Service's goal is to develop and implement, with the
numerous participating agencies, a seamless security plan that will
create a safe and secure environment for protectees, other dignitaries,
event participants, and the general public. Should the need arise for a
response to a tactical threat, the Secret Service is prepared to respond
by employing a number of specialized units with unique expertise.
* A Joint Information Center (JIC) will be staffed in both Denver and
Saint Paul 24 hours a day during the conventions. JICs are managed by a
Secret Service agent and a member of the respective city's police
department. Representatives from each federal, state, and local law
enforcement or public safety agency and military department with a role
in the conventions will be available to answer security-related media
inquiries throughout the conventions.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is providing a contingent
of federal law enforcement personnel in support of security and public
safety efforts at the conventions.
* ICE Office of Investigations is deploying special agents, including
Special Response Teams, and many government-owned vehicles, to assist its
sister agencies and local emergency and law enforcement agencies with the
security and safety of the conventions.
* ICE Federal Protective Service (FPS) is deploying personnel to
Denver and Saint Paul to ensure public safety and continuity of
operations at federal facilities in the area. The FPS deployment includes
K-9 explosive detection teams, uniformed officers, intelligence and
undercover agents, and bicycle and motorcycle officers. Both ICE Office
of Investigations and Detention and Removal Operations will also supply
agents to support the overall mission at both conventions.
* FPS will position Mobile Command Vehicles (MCVs) in Denver and
Saint Paul to serve as force multipliers for federal, state and local law
enforcement agencies. MCVs are highly advanced communication centers,
with the capacity to operate as primary or backup radio base stations for
all levels of law enforcement, monitor video cameras from U.S. government
facilities, retrieve other types of closed circuit video signals, and
receive real-time aircraft video feeds.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
As part of the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA works with the
Secret Service and FBI whenever an event is designated a NSSE. FEMA
Regions V and VIII are supporting the Secret Service during the
* FEMA is the lead federal agency for consequence management in the
event of a large-scale response to a natural or man-made disaster. This
involves coordinating the federal response to and recovery from a major
incident, as well as coordinating federal response activities in support
of state and local governments, if an incident occurs during the
* For the 2008 conventions, FEMA is activating its Regional Response
Coordination Centers, its National Response Coordination Center and is
prepared to mobilize multiple disaster response teams, capabilities, and
assets to support the event and to respond in case of an incident. The
agency is prepared to deploy: incident management and emergency response
teams; emergency command and control capabilities; and logistical and
U.S. Coast Guard
The Coast Guard is a multi-mission military service under the Department
of Homeland Security that remains prepared to confront challenges in
maritime safety, maritime mobility, maritime security, national defense
and protection of natural resources.
* Numerous Coast Guard units and personnel will provide support in
Saint Paul to the Secret Service and the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) with planning, waterside security, K-9 explosive detection, force
protection, and hazmat response and consequence management.
* Coast Guard air assets will assist in security zone surveillance
and enforcement as well as air interdiction efforts.
* Strike teams will also be at the ready. Strike teams are a vital
national asset comprised of a unique, highly trained cadre of Coast Guard
professionals who rapidly deploy with specialized equipment and incident
management skills for all hazards. In addition, the National Strike Force
will pre-stage a robust hazmat response capability to support the EPA -
the lead Federal On-Scene Coordinator - with environmental air monitoring
and possible chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive
incident abatement and sampling.
* The Coast Guard Intelligence Coordination Center, Maritime
Intelligence Fusion Center Atlantic, Atlantic Area Intelligence and Coast
Guard Investigative Service will support the conventions as needed.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
CBP, in coordination with the Secret Service, will provide its advanced
Vehicle and Cargo Inspection System, a high-tech gamma imaging system
that allows non-intrusive inspection of contents of vehicles and packages.
* Imaging systems will be deployed along with CBP officers to scan
all incoming commercial vehicles and deliveries to the two venues, 24
hours a day before and during the events. Similar screening tactics were
used during the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics and other national
events. CBP law enforcement officers also will provide support at
airports and other venues as needed.
* CBP Air and Marine's security operation, also in coordination with
the Secret Service, will provide air space security around the Denver
venue. CBP operates the largest law enforcement air force in the world
and CBP Air and Marine has provided similar air space security at the
Olympics, Super Bowls and many other national events.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
TSA has been supporting the Secret Service by providing officers and
equipment for the past several months, as part of the collaborative
approach among DHS agencies as the upcoming presidential election
* Since January, more than 2,300 TSA officers have supported Secret
Service activities at more than 180 campaign events from coast to coast.
In Denver, TSA is providing approximately 100 Transportation Security
Officers to assist the Secret Service with screening at convention
venues. In Saint Paul, TSA will provide approximately 50 officers to fill
the same need.
* At both locations, TSA is conducting Visible Intermodal Prevention
and Response (VIPR) operations before and during the conventions in
several modes of transportation. Convention attendees can expect to see
TSA officers in any transportation mode at any time.
* TSA is deploying additional behavior detection officers and bomb
appraisal officers, as well as increasing random and unpredictable
screening efforts at both convention city airports during the convention.
TSA employee-led K-9 teams from around the country will also be on site
in both cities to enhance explosive detection ability.
Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A)
I&A is supporting the conventions by ensuring real-time connectivity and
information sharing among all DHS components and our state and local
* I&A has actively participated in the production of Joint Special
Event Threat Assessments (JSETA) for the conventions. Coordination is
also ongoing at the federal, state and municipal levels.
* I&A is providing additional onsite analyst support to the
Intelligence Operations Center (IOC) and the Colorado Information
Analysis Center (CIAC) in Denver, as well as the IOC and Minnesota Joint
Analysis Center (MNJAC) in Minneapolis. I&A also has intelligence
officers permanently serving in both the CIAC and MNJAC.
* From headquarters in Washington, I&A will provide a reach-back
capability for the two fusion centers in Denver and Minneapolis and
ensure the timely sharing of any threat information, intelligence, and
operational information pertinent to the security of the conventions with
all involved elements.
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO)
DNDO is supporting the conventions by providing a Mobile Detection
Deployment Unit (MDDU) to the Department of Energy (DOE) Radiological
Assistance Program (RAP) teams to augment their preventive
radiological/nuclear detection capability.
* A MDDU consists of a vehicle equipped with enhanced radiation
detection instruments and command and control capabilities. It is
designed to support planned activities such as National Security Special
* Through a Memorandum of Understanding between DNDO and DOE, the
MDDU will be deployed by RAP region personnel. The deployment is
coordinated into an overall Concept of Operations that has been
integrated into the event planning process. DOE will provide DNDO with
updates on deployment of MDDU equipment through daily interaction.
8/25 - 1330 - STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING - SPA BOARD ROOM
09/17 - 0800 - MARITIME ASSOC OF SC BOARD MEETING
10/08 - 1800 - CWIT OYSTER ROAST
10/30 - TBA - PROPELLOR CLUB 75TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
2013 - PROPOSED TIME FRAME FOR NEW PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED
CURRENT ISSUES - NONE
CURRENT HURRICANE ALERT STATUS - 4 - WHISKEY
SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
435 AM EDT MON AUG 25 2008
SATELLITE IMAGERY...SURFACE OBSERVATIONS...AND RADAR DATA FROM THE
NETHERLAND ANTILLES INDICATE THE LOW PRESSURE AREA OVER THE CENTRAL
CARIBBEAN SEA IS BECOMING BETTER ORGANIZED. THIS SYSTEM COULD
BECOME A TROPICAL DEPRESSION AT ANY TIME AS IT MOVES
WEST-NORTHWESTWARD OR NORTHWESTWARD ABOUT 15 MPH. AN AIR FORCE
RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT IS SCHEDULED TO INVESTIGATE THIS
SYSTEM THIS AFTERNOON.
INTERESTS IN HISPANIOLA...JAMAICA...EASTERN CUBA...AND THE
SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM.
SECURITY LEVEL MARSEC 1 - YELLOW - ELEVATED
Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with August 21, 2008.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
M 25 High 3:02 AM 4.9 6:50 AM Rise 12:55 AM 39
25 Low 9:18 AM 0.2 7:53 PM Set 4:08 PM
25 High 3:49 PM 6.1
25 Low 10:23 PM 0.9
Tu 26 High 4:11 AM 4.9 6:51 AM Rise 1:59 AM 28
26 Low 10:24 AM 0.1 7:52 PM Set 5:05 PM
26 High 4:57 PM 6.2
26 Low 11:26 PM 0.7
W 27 High 5:19 AM 5.1 6:52 AM Rise 3:08 AM 18
27 Low 11:29 AM 0.0 7:50 PM Set 5:53 PM
27 High 5:59 PM 6.4
Th 28 Low 12:24 AM 0.5 6:52 AM Rise 4:19 AM 10
28 High 6:21 AM 5.4 7:49 PM Set 6:34 PM
28 Low 12:29 PM -0.2
28 High 6:55 PM 6.5
F 29 Low 1:17 AM 0.2 6:53 AM Rise 5:28 AM 4
29 High 7:18 AM 5.6 7:48 PM Set 7:08 PM
29 Low 1:24 PM -0.3
29 High 7:46 PM 6.5
Sa 30 Low 2:05 AM 0.1 6:54 AM Rise 6:35 AM 1
30 High 8:11 AM 5.9 7:47 PM Set 7:39 PM
30 Low 2:17 PM -0.3
30 High 8:33 PM 6.4
Su 31 Low 2:50 AM 0.0 6:54 AM Rise 7:39 AM 0
31 High 9:00 AM 6.0 7:45 PM Set 8:08 PM
31 Low 3:06 PM -0.1
31 High 9:16 PM 6.3
M 1 Low 3:33 AM 0.0 6:55 AM Rise 8:41 AM 1
1 High 9:47 AM 6.1 7:44 PM Set 8:36 PM
1 Low 3:53 PM 0.1
1 High 9:57 PM 6.0
Tu 2 Low 4:13 AM 0.1 6:55 AM Rise 9:42 AM 4
2 High 10:31 AM 6.0 7:43 PM Set 9:05 PM
2 Low 4:39 PM 0.4
2 High 10:37 PM 5.7
W 3 Low 4:52 AM 0.3 6:56 AM Rise 10:42 AM 10
3 High 11:14 AM 5.9 7:41 PM Set 9:35 PM
3 Low 5:25 PM 0.7
3 High 11:17 PM 5.4
Th 4 Low 5:30 AM 0.6 6:57 AM Rise 11:41 AM 17
4 High 11:57 AM 5.8 7:40 PM Set 10:08 PM
4 Low 6:11 PM 1.0
4 High 11:58 PM 5.1
F 5 Low 6:09 AM 0.8 6:57 AM Rise 12:41 PM 25
5 High 12:42 PM 5.6 7:39 PM Set 10:46 PM
5 Low 6:58 PM 1.3
Sa 6 High 12:42 AM 4.8 6:58 AM Rise 1:38 PM 34
6 Low 6:50 AM 1.1 7:37 PM Set 11:28 PM
6 High 1:31 PM 5.5
6 Low 7:49 PM 1.5
Su 7 High 1:30 AM 4.7 6:59 AM Rise 2:34 PM 43
7 Low 7:37 AM 1.2 7:36 PM
7 High 2:25 PM 5.4
7 Low 8:43 PM 1.6
This Afternoon: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms
could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. South
wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts
between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in
Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly
cloudy, with a low around 75. South wind between 3 and 6 mph. Chance of
precipitation is 40%.
|Notice posted on Monday, August 25, 2008|
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.