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

 Daily Port Update

Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Priority:Normal
Notice:URGENT INFORMATION - NONE

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:

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 - Max draft 32'6" Low water / Salt
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

VESSEL TRAFFIC:
---------------------------------------------

KINDER MORGAN 4 - ARIADNE JACOB - ETA 1530/11TH ETD 0800/12TH

=============================================
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.

PRIOR TO ARRIVAL - as of 11/15 - Mandatory Right Whale reporting by all
vessels - for information - www.nmfs.noaa/pr/shipstrike.com

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: NONE

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

CURRENT ISSUES:

02/12/09 - 1530 SCSPA Strategic Planning Comm. Meeting
02/12 - 1800 - Norfolk Prop Dinner
02/17 - 1900 - City Council Meeting
02/17 - 1400 - SCSPA Board meeting

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:

02/18/09 - 0815 Maritime Assoc. of SC Board Meeting
02/25/09 - Propeller Club Oyster Roast
02/26 - 0745 - MASC Navigation meeting
03/10/09 - 1145-0130 CWIT Luncheon
03/12 - 1200 - Savannah Prop luncheon
03/12 - 1800 - Norfolk Prop Dinner
04/09 - 1200 - Savannah Prop luncheon
04/14/09 - 1830 CWIT Soiree
05/12/09 - 1145-0130 CWIT Luncheon
06/09 - NC Port Advisory Quarterly meeting
2014 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

-----------------------------------------------

HURRICANE ALERT - 5 - OUT OF SEASON
SEAPORT SECURITY ALERT CURRENTLY AT YELLOW/ELEVEATED - MARSEC 1

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

Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with January 30, 2009.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

W 11 Low 2:52 AM -1.1 7:06 AM Set 8:09 AM 97
11 High 9:05 AM 6.0 6:02 PM Rise 8:36 PM
11 Low 3:19 PM -0.9
11 High 9:33 PM 5.8

Th 12 Low 3:42 AM -0.9 7:05 AM Set 8:39 AM 93
12 High 9:49 AM 5.7 6:03 PM Rise 9:39 PM
12 Low 4:03 PM -0.7
12 High 10:20 PM 5.7

F 13 Low 4:30 AM -0.5 7:04 AM Set 9:09 AM 86
13 High 10:32 AM 5.3 6:03 PM Rise 10:42 PM
13 Low 4:45 PM -0.4
13 High 11:07 PM 5.5

Sa 14 Low 5:20 AM -0.1 7:03 AM Set 9:40 AM 78
14 High 11:15 AM 4.9 6:04 PM Rise 11:43 PM
14 Low 5:28 PM -0.1
14 High 11:55 PM 5.3

Su 15 Low 6:11 AM 0.3 7:02 AM Set 10:14 AM 69
15 High 12:00 PM 4.5 6:05 PM
15 Low 6:13 PM 0.3

M 16 High 12:46 AM 5.0 7:01 AM Rise 12:43 AM 59
16 Low 7:05 AM 0.7 6:06 PM Set 10:52 AM
16 High 12:50 PM 4.2
16 Low 7:03 PM 0.5

Tu 17 High 1:41 AM 4.9 7:00 AM Rise 1:41 AM 50
17 Low 8:02 AM 0.9 6:07 PM Set 11:35 AM
17 High 1:44 PM 4.1
17 Low 7:59 PM 0.7

W 18 High 2:40 AM 4.8 6:59 AM Rise 2:37 AM 40
18 Low 9:01 AM 1.0 6:08 PM Set 12:23 PM
18 High 2:43 PM 4.0
18 Low 8:59 PM 0.8

Th 19 High 3:39 AM 4.8 6:58 AM Rise 3:28 AM 31
19 Low 9:58 AM 0.9 6:09 PM Set 1:15 PM
19 High 3:42 PM 4.1
19 Low 9:58 PM 0.7

F 20 High 4:35 AM 4.9 6:57 AM Rise 4:13 AM 23
20 Low 10:50 AM 0.8 6:10 PM Set 2:11 PM
20 High 4:38 PM 4.2
20 Low 10:52 PM 0.5

Sa 21 High 5:26 AM 5.1 6:56 AM Rise 4:54 AM 15
21 Low 11:37 AM 0.5 6:10 PM Set 3:09 PM
21 High 5:29 PM 4.5
21 Low 11:40 PM 0.3

Su 22 High 6:11 AM 5.2 6:55 AM Rise 5:30 AM 9
22 Low 12:19 PM 0.3 6:11 PM Set 4:07 PM
22 High 6:15 PM 4.7

M 23 Low 12:25 AM 0.1 6:54 AM Rise 6:02 AM 4
23 High 6:52 AM 5.4 6:12 PM Set 5:06 PM
23 Low 12:58 PM 0.1
23 High 6:57 PM 4.9

Tu 24 Low 1:06 AM -0.1 6:53 AM Rise 6:31 AM 1
24 High 7:30 AM 5.4 6:13 PM Set 6:05 PM
24 Low 1:35 PM -0.1
24 High 7:36 PM 5.1

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

MARINE FORCAST

WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
328 AM EST WED FEB 11 2009

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM EST THIS MORNING
THROUGH LATE TONIGHT


TODAY
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH
GUSTS UP TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT LATE.
PATCHY FOG.

TONIGHT
S WINDS 25 TO 30 KT...BECOMING W 20 KT LATE. SEAS 5 TO
7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. PATCHY FOG IN THE
EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.

THU
W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...SUBSIDING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT.

THU NIGHT
W WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING NW. SEAS 2 FT.

FRI
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2 FT.

FRI NIGHT
SE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT WITH
GUSTS UP TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO
5 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN RAIN
LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.

SAT
S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 4 TO
6 FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT. RAIN LIKELY.

SUN
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT.
Notice posted on Wednesday, February 11, 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.