|Subject:||SOUTH CAROLINA DAILY UPDATE |
|Date:||Wednesday, August 27, 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
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.
Committee asks SPA for privatization study
By Molly Parker
State Sen. Glenn McConnell said he is accustomed to driving over the
Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge and looking down to see bustling activity at
the Port of Charleston’s Columbus Street terminal.
“Why has it gotten so quiet down there?” McConnell asked State Ports
Authority president and CEO Bernard Groseclose during a legislative
committee meeting earlier this month.
It was a rough morning for Groseclose, as Charleston County lawmakers
grilled him for several hours, mostly about the Port of Charleston’s
recent drop in container business.
McConnell, the state’s top senator, closed with a request that SPA staff
members study the possibility of turning over some or all of the port’s
terminal operations to the private market.
The norm elsewhere
The idea is by no means a new one.
The prevalent business model across the country is for governments to own
terminals that are leased to private companies. Gov. Mark Sanford floated
the idea as Georgia and South Carolina inked a plan to jointly own a
terminal in Jasper County.
But the governor’s efforts failed to gain much traction among lawmakers,
who would have to sign off on any major restructuring of the SPA’s
Those closely involved in the maritime community wonder what’s driving
McConnell and whether this suggests growing support for reconsidering
South Carolina’s port model.
The past few years have been hard on the SPA. Although it has not
released final import-export numbers for the fiscal year that ended June
30, the authority expects to post a volume drop of about 10% over the
Imports are down nationally, the weakening U.S. economy to blame, but the
Port of Charleston’s business decline in the early part of this year
was “more severe than the national average,” Groseclose told the
legislative oversight committee.
Further, after years of ranking as the third-busiest East Coast port and
besting the Port of Savannah, its chief rival, Charleston has slipped
behind both Virginia and Georgia into the No. 4 slot.
“Obviously the port authority is against it, so we have a real political
fight, but the winds are changing just because of pure economics,” said
Laddie Howard, attorney and lobbyist for International Longshoremen’s
Association Local 1422, which has long fought for a privatization
business model and represents about 820 dock workers. Two other local ILA
chapters, 1422A and 1771, represent mechanics and clerks and checkers.
No real competition
Nothing in S.C. law prohibits local companies from buying land and
starting their own terminal operations, and a few small private operators
have. But on any grand scale, the SPA and Georgia Ports Authority’s
market stronghold is too fierce to legitimately compete.
Across the country, the majority of port operations are owned by
government agencies and operated by private companies that rely on labor
supplied by ILA contracts.
At the Port of Charleston, most of the labor is unionized, but about 370
SPA employees who don’t belong to a union handle half of the terminal
gate operations and all container-lifting equipment.
Supporters of the state’s port model say the nonunion option gives South
Carolina a competitive edge, keeping costs down and productivity high.
Pat Barber, owner of Superior Transportation and president of the
Charleston Motor Carriers Association, said he was shocked to learn that
the privatization issue was back on the political table.
“While we may have issues with our volume dropping and losing business to
the Port of Savannah — and to other ports, for that matter — from an
operational standpoint, I don’t think anybody does it better than the
Port of Charleston,” Barber said.
Public vs. private
The SPA’s common-user business segment — through which the ports
authority operates the gate and plans the yard using its own, nonunion
employees — has grown from about a quarter to more than half of the
authority’s business during the past few years, SPA spokesman Byron
The licensed-user segment — where private shipping companies hire a
stevedoring company to manage gate labor — has shrunk accordingly, he
said. That labor is supplied by the ILA.
Those shipping companies operating as licensed users on Port of
Charleston terminals are Maersk Line; Evergreen Shipping Agency; and CKYH
Alliance, composed of COSCO, “K” Line (the European subsidiary of
Japanese shipping and logistics company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha), Yang Ming
Line and Hanjin Shipping.
Both models use labor supplied by the SPA and ILA. No matter the
customer, SPA workers handle all container-lifting equipment and ILA
workers all other vessel-related services.
Between the 2002-2003 fiscal year and the 2006-2007 fiscal year,
longshoreman hours shrunk by 110,000, according to the S.C. Stevedores
“I’m concerned about jobs and activity with this port,” McConnell said.
The 370 SPA terminal yard positions that exist today likely would fall
under the purview of the ILA if a private company operated the terminal.
Ken Riley, president of the local ILA chapter, said he hopes the
discussion is not clouded by the issue of unionization. That always
bubbles up in this conversation, but economics should remain central to
the debate, Riley said.
Private companies that operate ports in other states have years of
experience running terminals around the globe, he said, giving them an
expansive network from which to obtain business. The SPA is clearly
struggling, he said, judging from its business decline.
“I believe this is the last frontier and the last opportunity to get it
right and to bring in and attract prime capital to get back in the game,”
The Georgia model
During the meeting, Groseclose defended the SPA operation by noting that
Georgia’s is the same and that the state has been the fastest-growing
port in the nation for several years in a row.
Georgia’s success was attributed to the state’s investment of
strategically placed logistics centers near the Port of Savannah that
have drawn big-box retail stores, and therefore imports. Lawmakers on the
committee wondered whether South Carolina had already missed that boat.
Otherwise, the SPA’s executive team did not offer any formal comment on
McConnell’s statement. Board Chairman David Posek said he is open to
studying all business models. But McConnell’s statements certainly
stirred up a heated conversation in the local maritime community.
Larry Young, vice president and general manager of SSA Cooper, a local
stevedoring company and SSA Marine subsidiary, called the senator’s
remarks “very timely.”
“Public-private partnerships are prevalent in ports all over the world,”
he said. “It ain’t no big deal. Why not try it?”
Young said it at least makes sense to look at a new model with regards to
terminals that are in the planning or construction phases, such as the
Jasper County site and the Port of Charleston terminal going up on the
former Navy Base.
McConnell, too, suggested that private companies could help fund the
state’s infrastructure bill related to terminal expansion. Last year, the
General Assembly signed off on a $182 million taxpayer-funded port access
The senator said he’s heard rumors that amount will not be enough.
Further, under a private operator, local municipalities could collect
property taxes on land that is exempted under the current model, he said.
The 280-acre terminal in North Charleston is an example.
North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey, who once battled port expansion, did
not return calls seeking comment, though he sat through much of the
meeting that took place in City Hall chambers.
North Charleston Councilman Kurt Taylor said he is not aware of whether
city leaders are pushing the agenda but said he certainly thinks
privatization should be studied for new terminals.
“Maybe the private sector can bring capital for the construction,” Taylor
said. “I don’t know there’s a preordained conclusion, but I applaud the
analysis. Sen. McConnell is forward- thinking.”
08/28 - 1615 - CHARLESTON COUNTY COUNCIL
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
ZCZC MIATWOAT ALL
TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2008
FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...
THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IS ISSUING ADVISORIES ON TROPICAL
STORM GUSTAV...LOCATED NEAR HAITI ABOUT 90 MILES WEST
1. A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE CENTERED SEVERAL HUNDRED MILES
NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS IS PRODUCING DISORGANIZED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. UPPER-LEVEL WINDS ARE FORECAST TO
GRADUALLY BECOME MORE CONDUCIVE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM
DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AS IT MOVES SLOWLY NORTHWESTWARD.
2. A LARGE TROPICAL WAVE LOCATED OVER THE FAR EASTERN ATLANTIC SEVERAL
HUNDRED MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS IS PRODUCING
LIMITED AND DISORGANIZED SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY. THIS
SYSTEM HAS SOME POTENTIAL FOR SLOW DEVELOPMENT DURING THE NEXT
COUPLE OF DAYS AS IT MOVES GENERALLY WESTWARD AT 10 TO 15 MPH.
ELSEWHERE...TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS.
SECURITY LEVEL MARSEC 1 - YELLOW - ELEVATED
Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with August 27, 2008.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
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
M 8 High 2:24 AM 4.6 6:59 AM Set 12:16 AM 53
8 Low 8:31 AM 1.3 7:35 PM Rise 3:25 PM
8 High 3:21 PM 5.4
8 Low 9:40 PM 1.6
Tu 9 High 3:21 AM 4.6 7:00 AM Set 1:09 AM 62
9 Low 9:29 AM 1.3 7:33 PM Rise 4:11 PM
9 High 4:18 PM 5.4
9 Low 10:35 PM 1.5
REGIONAL WEATHER ROUNDUP
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
1100 AM EDT WED AUG 27 2008
NOTE: "FAIR" INDICATES FEW OR NO CLOUDS BELOW 12,000 FEET WITH NO
SIGNIFICANT WEATHER AND/OR OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISIBILITY.
...C-MAN AND BUOY OBSERVATIONS...
STATION/POSITION TIME TEMP WIND PRES WAVE SWELL
AIR SEA DIR/SP/G HT/PER HT/PER/DIR
(UTC) (F) (DEG/KT/KT) (MB) (FT/S) (FT/S/D)
BUOY 41004 1500 82 83 250/ 8/ 10 1012.2R 4/ 9 3/ 9
BUOY 41008 1500 83 81 260/ 8/ 10 1013.5R 3/ 8 2/110/ 8
FOLLY BEACH CMAN 1500 83 210/ 10/ 12 1013.4R
SABSOON TWR-R2 1500 77 240/ 12/ 12 N/A 2
TYBEE TWR-R8 NOT AVBL
FRYING PAN BUOY 1500 82 82 210/ 6/ 8 1013.3R 3/11 3/110/11
BUOY 41025 1500 81 83 130/ 12/ 16 1015.2R 3/11 3/11
CAPE LOOKOUT NC 1500 81 VRB 8/ 9 1014.4F
BUOY 41002 NOT AVBL
BUOY 41010 1500 83 84 200/ 10/ 12 1014.0R 4/ 4 3/ 8
BUOY 41012 1500 80 81 240/ 8/ 8 1013.7R 3/ 8 3/110
ST AUGUSTINE FL 1500 86 78 240/ 1/ 3 1014.1R
CAUTION: WIND OBSERVATIONS TAKEN AT THE SABSOON TOWER ARE AT 50 METERS.
WIND OBSERVATIONS TAKEN AT THE TYBEE TOWER ARE AT 34 METERS.
SEE THE SKIDAWAY WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL CYCLONE FAY WILL MOVE EAST-NORTHEASTWARD
INTO THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES AND WELL NORTH OF THE COASTAL WATERS
TODAY AND TONIGHT. ASIDE FROM LOCAL SEA BREEZE ENHANCEMENT THIS
AFTERNOON AND NOCTURNAL SURGING OF THE WINDS TONIGHT...EXPECT FAIRLY
TRANQUIL CONDITIONS OVER THE WATERS. WINDS AND SEAS WILL REMAIN
BELOW SMALL CRAFT THRESHOLDS BOTH TODAY AND TONIGHT.
THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...SOUTHERLY FLOW REGIME WILL QUICKLY TURN
NORTHEAST SATURDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY IN THE WAKE OF A
PASSING COLD FRONT. SPEEDS WILL GENERALLY REMAIN LESS THAN 15 KT
DURING THE PERIOD WITH SEAS PEAKING NO HIGHER THAN 4 FT.
|Notice posted on Wednesday, August 27, 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.