|Subject:||SOUTH CAROLINA DAILY UPDATE|
|Date:||Tuesday, October 07, 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 40'00
Kinder Morgan - berth 1 - 40'00
Kinder Morgan - berth 2 - 40'00
Kinder Morgan - berth 3 - TBA
Kinder Morgan - 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 Nucor - Max draft 25'00 (movements daylight &
tidal restricted), Max LOA 450', Max Beam 52'
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
HESS - TUG PEN 6 & BARGE 120 in 1333/6TH EST OUT 1100/7TH
BP - TUG INTEGRITY AND 650-4 ETS 1259/8TH
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
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.
PRESS BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT
Maritime Administration appoints new Associate Administrator for
Intermodal Systems Development
WASHINGTON--The Maritime Administration has appointed H. Keith Lesnick
its new Associate Administrator for Intermodal Systems Development. In
his new role as associate administrator, Lesnick will provide leadership
and oversight to the Office of Infrastructure Development and Congestion
Mitigation; the Office of Marine Highway and Passenger Services; the
Office of Deepwater Ports and Offshore Activities; the Office of Shipper
and Carrier Outreach; and the agency’s nationwide Gateway offices in New
York, Miami, St. Louis, Houston, San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans,
Seattle, Los Angeles, and Norfolk, Va.
Lesnick joined the Maritime Administration in 1995 as a special assistant
to the maritime administrator and, prior to this promotion, served as
director of the agency’s Office of Deepwater Ports and Offshore
Activities. As such, he was responsible for overseeing the
authorization, construction, and operation of offshore liquefied natural
gas (LNG) and oil receiving facilities in the United States. He also
provided oversight to the Direct Surplus Federal Property Port
Conveyance/Land Redevelopment Program, a conveyance program that
transfers surplus federal real property to state and local public
entities for port-expansion purposes.
His 20 years of experience and expertise within the maritime industry has
enabled him to develop and help establish legislation, direct policy
implementation, and provide oversight of regulatory compliance.
Maritime Administration appoints new Associate Administrator for
WASHINGTON--The Maritime Administration has appointed Kevin M. Tokarski
its new Associate Administrator for National Security. In his new role
as associate administrator, Tokarski will provide leadership and
oversight to the Office of Emergency Preparedness, the Office of Sealift
Support, the Office of Ship Disposal, and the Office of Ship Operations
and its three divisions: Atlantic Operations, Gulf Operations and Pacific
During his more than 20 years of service at the Maritime Administration,
Tokarski has excelled at a variety of assignments spanning different
aspects of ship operations, from mobilization to sealift, to readiness
and security, and marine transportation and domestic emergency response.
Tokarski joined the Maritime Administration in 1985 as a marine
operations analyst and marine transportation specialist. In 1990, he was
promoted to supervisory emergency planning & operations analyst, and was
subsequently selected to be liaison officer to the U.S. Transportation
Command. He has also served the agency as project manager for the Ready
Reserve Force Information Technology Modernization Project. Prior to
this promotion, Tokarski was deputy director of the agency’s Office of
His maritime experience includes sea duty as deck officer, having sailed
in the U.S.-flagged merchant marine. Tokarski holds a U.S. Coast Guard
Merchant Marine Deck Officer license.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marine transportation and
business management from the State College of New York Maritime College
in 1984. In 1990, he graduated from the University of Maryland with a
Master of Arts degree in general administration/financial. Additionally,
Tokarski is a 1993 graduate of the Naval War College in Rhode Island,
where he earned an additional Master of Arts degree in national security
and strategic studies.
Charleston-based cutter recognized for service
Crew lauded for maintaining aging ship
PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The commander of the Coast Guard's largest operational
command will visit Charleston, S.C., today to recognize and welcome home
a Coast Guard cutter and crew from a historic 4 ½ month deployment to the
Gulf of Guinea, the Mediterranean and the Black seas.
Vice Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr., Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area, will
present a Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation award to the
Charleston-based 378-foot cutter Dallas, formally recognizing the ship's
crew for exceptionally meritorious service while deployed to conduct
theater security cooperation missions in support of the Department of
Defense's Africa Command (AFRICOM), European Command (EUCOM) and the U.S.
Navy's 6th Fleet.
"I couldn't be more pleased with what Dallas and her crew accomplished
during this historic deployment," said Papp. "A deployment of this
duration is incredibly challenging on the crew and the ship, especially a
ship as old as Dallas."
The Vietnam-era cutter Dallas was commissioned Oct. 26, 1967, at the
Avondale Shipyards in Louisiana. Only seven members of the current 163-
person crew of Dallas had been born at that time.
"For Dallas to still be serving her nation 41 years after being
commissioned - from seeing action off the coast of Vietnam to supporting
combined operations in Africa, the Mediterranean, and Black seas - is a
testament to the character and dedication of current and past crews' and
their ability to keep our assets mission capable," said Papp.
In January, Dallas lost two days during counter-drug operations in the
Caribbean when equipment for making fresh-water broke. Soon after that
an outdated piece of equipment that filters lube oil for the ship's main
diesel engine also broke and because of the unavailability of
replacements had to be completely recast. That same part again broke
during this deployment, but the crew took the repair into their own hands
and while at sea, and in less than 48 hours, welded and repaired the
equipment which held for the remainder of the mission.
Dallas' crew also overcame significant problems with one if it's main
diesel engine cylinders while in Gibraltar.
"Replacing the cylinder typically takes three weeks in homeport with a
tech-rep on site to assist," said Cmdr. Robert Hendrickson, Dallas'
executive officer. "Our engineers didn't have that much time, or a tech-
rep, or the luxury of having the tools and parts and support normally
found at homeport. They did the job - perfectly - in four days, pier-
side in a foreign port, thousands of miles from a tech-rep or any special
The Coast Guard's fiscal year 2009 budget request for $9.3 billion has
been appropriated into law.
"The sustainment funding we received in the FY09 budget is important, and
will help maintain our aging surface assets such as Dallas, but isn't a
long-term solution," said Papp. "Dallas is a perfect example of how for
too long our people have demonstrated amazing ingenuity to overcome
challenges and do more with less, but we owe them better.
"The U.S. Coast Guard is the 37th oldest naval fleet in the world, and we
must continue our efforts to deploy newer, more capable assets and
technologies into the fleet," said Papp. "The current Deepwater
acquisition project, which will replace our service's cutters and
aircraft, is vitally important to ensuring that our Coast Guard men and
women have the right tools they need to do the ever-increasing work they
are being asked to do to keep our nation safe."
For a copy of the Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation click here.
Images of the cutter Dallas' historic deployment can be found at the
Coast Guard Visual Imagery gallery. Search for "Dallas."
For a historic photograph of cutter Dallas being built in the Avondale
shipyards in Louisiana, please click here.
Saving Lives and Guarding the Coast Since 1790.
The United States Coast Guard -- Proud History. Powerful Future.
CURRENT ISSUES - NONE
10/07 - 1900 - CHARLESTON COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING
10/08 - 1800 - CWIT OYSTER ROAST
10/14 - 0900 SPA LEGAL / AUDIT COMMITTEE MEETING
10/14 - CWIT FIELD TRIP CLEMSON RESTORATION INSTITUTE
10/15 - 0815 - MARITIME ASSOCIATION MEETING
10/21 - 1800 - CHARLESTON COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING
10/30 - PROPELLOR CLUB 75TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
11/12 - 0815 - MARITIME ASSOCIATION MEETING
2013 - PROPOSED TIME FRAME FOR NEW PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED
CURRENT HURRICANE ALERT STATUS - 4
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM EDT TUE OCT 7 2008
FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...
THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IS ISSUING ADVISORIES ON TROPICAL
STORM MARCO LOCATED OVER THE BAY OF CAMPECHE ABOUT 80 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF TUXPAN MEXICO.
ELSEWHERE...TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS.
PUBLIC ADVISORIES ON TROPICAL STORM MARCO ARE ISSUED UNDER WMO
HEADER WTNT33 KNHC AND UNDER AWIPS HEADER MIATCPAT3.
FORECAST/ADVISORIES ON MARCO ARE ISSUED UNDER WMO HEADER WTNT23
KNHC AND UNDER AWIPS HEADER MIATCMAT3.
SEAPORT SECURITY ALERT CURRENTLY AT YELLOW/ELEVEATED - MARSEC 1
Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with October 6, 2008.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
Tu 7 High 1:43 AM 4.6 7:18 AM Rise 2:46 PM 45
7 Low 7:45 AM 1.5 6:56 PM
7 High 2:36 PM 5.4
7 Low 8:54 PM 1.7
W 8 High 2:41 AM 4.7 7:19 AM Set 12:53 AM 55
8 Low 8:46 AM 1.5 6:55 PM Rise 3:24 PM
8 High 3:33 PM 5.4
8 Low 9:49 PM 1.6
Th 9 High 3:40 AM 4.8 7:20 AM Set 1:53 AM 64
9 Low 9:48 AM 1.4 6:54 PM Rise 3:57 PM
9 High 4:26 PM 5.6
9 Low 10:41 PM 1.3
F 10 High 4:37 AM 5.1 7:21 AM Set 2:53 AM 73
10 Low 10:48 AM 1.1 6:52 PM Rise 4:28 PM
10 High 5:16 PM 5.7
10 Low 11:29 PM 1.0
Sa 11 High 5:29 AM 5.5 7:21 AM Set 3:54 AM 82
11 Low 11:44 AM 0.9 6:51 PM Rise 4:57 PM
11 High 6:03 PM 5.9
Su 12 Low 12:14 AM 0.6 7:22 AM Set 4:56 AM 89
12 High 6:18 AM 5.9 6:50 PM Rise 5:26 PM
12 Low 12:36 PM 0.6
12 High 6:48 PM 6.0
M 13 Low 12:58 AM 0.3 7:23 AM Set 6:00 AM 95
13 High 7:05 AM 6.3 6:49 PM Rise 5:56 PM
13 Low 1:27 PM 0.3
13 High 7:32 PM 6.1
Tu 14 Low 1:42 AM 0.0 7:24 AM Set 7:06 AM 98
14 High 7:50 AM 6.6 6:48 PM Rise 6:29 PM
14 Low 2:16 PM 0.2
14 High 8:17 PM 6.0
W 15 Low 2:26 AM -0.2 7:24 AM Set 8:16 AM 99
15 High 8:37 AM 6.9 6:46 PM Rise 7:07 PM
15 Low 3:05 PM 0.1
15 High 9:02 PM 5.9
Th 16 Low 3:12 AM -0.3 7:25 AM Set 9:28 AM 98
16 High 9:25 AM 7.0 6:45 PM Rise 7:51 PM
16 Low 3:56 PM 0.2
16 High 9:50 PM 5.8
F 17 Low 4:00 AM -0.2 7:26 AM Set 10:41 AM 94
17 High 10:15 AM 6.9 6:44 PM Rise 8:43 PM
17 Low 4:48 PM 0.3
17 High 10:41 PM 5.6
Sa 18 Low 4:51 AM -0.1 7:27 AM Set 11:51 AM 87
18 High 11:10 AM 6.8 6:43 PM Rise 9:44 PM
18 Low 5:43 PM 0.5
18 High 11:37 PM 5.4
Su 19 Low 5:45 AM 0.1 7:27 AM Set 12:54 PM 78
19 High 12:10 PM 6.5 6:42 PM Rise 10:51 PM
19 Low 6:41 PM 0.8
M 20 High 12:39 AM 5.2 7:28 AM Set 1:48 PM 68
20 Low 6:45 AM 0.3 6:41 PM
20 High 1:15 PM 6.3
20 Low 7:44 PM 0.9
This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. East wind around 16
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. East wind between 8 and 11
|Notice posted on Tuesday, October 07, 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.