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Subject:CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 02/07/17
Date:Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Priority:Normal
Notice:

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">PORT LIMITS/INFORMATION

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<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">Maximum Depths - (Fresh)

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">Harbor Entrance - 47.0 ft

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">Main Channel - 45.0 ft

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<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">BERTH LIMITS/INFORMATION:

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<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">Current maximum drafts allowed at berths:

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<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">Inner anchorage - Max Draft 29 feet BW - Max LOA 750 FT

Buckeye ( formerly Hess ) - Max draft –30’00 for vessels over 600’ and 32’00’’ for vessels under 600’ - <span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">MLW -  Max LOA 750’ Max DWT 70,000 MT UP to 2 x 10 INCH HOSES

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">Delfin - Max Draft - 38'00 Max LOA 690'

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">ODFJELL Terminal - Max Draft - 40'00 Max LOA 700' - 1 x 8 inch HOSE 1 x 6 inch VAPOR HOSE

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">Chem Marine - Max Draft - 38'00 MLW

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">Kinder Morgan - berth 1 – (40'00 ) Due silting from Hurricane Matthew – Max draft now 35’00 MLW - all vessel arrivals require tide

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">Kinder Morgan - berth 2 - 40'00

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">Kinder Morgan - berth 3 - 30'00"

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">Kinder Morgan - berth 4 - Max draft 40'00, tide needed for anything deeper than 38'00 UP TO 2 x 8 INCH HOSES// Please be advised that the north and south finger piers located at Kinder Morgan Dock #4, sustained damage during Hurricane Matthew.  (UPDATED 11/9) the terminal manager advised that berth #4 is operational but the finger piers have not been repaired and can only be accessed by the mooring boat. The mooring dolphins are fine.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">Kinder Morgan North - Max draft 32'00"

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">BP - Max draft at berth 35 ft FW - HOWEVER, PILOTS WILL NOT BRING ANY VESSEL INTO BP OVER 32’06 FEET (3/8/16) – All tidal movements

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">Wando Terminal - Max draft 43'00 MLW - tide needed for anything deeper Than 43'01" Max BM No restriction

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">North Charleston Terminal - Max draft 45'00 MLW - Max BM No restriction

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">CST - Max draft 45'00 MLW - Max BM No restrictions

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">Veterans Terminal 35' MLW tidal restricted

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">Nucor - Max draft 25'00 (movements daylight & tidal restricted), Max LOA 550', Max Beam 52'

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">Pier J Max Draft 30 FT

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">Airdraft under the Don Holt Bridge 155 ft per pilots

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<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">Per pilots - restrictions for Tanker movements:

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<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">Drafts of 38'00 or less may transit at anytime

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">Drafts of 38'01 to 40'00 -window:  Start in 1 Hour before low water until 2 hours before high water

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">Drafts of 40'01 to 41'00 - window: start in 2 hours after low water until 2 hours before high water

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">Drafts of 41'01 to 42'00 - window:  start in 3 hours after low water until 3 hours before high water

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TANKER VESSEL TRAFFIC:  IN:    BOW ENGINEER

 

DUE:     2/12 - Glafkos

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">2/13 Chembulk Barcelona <span-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#D05216">

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:black">2/14 United Carrier <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#D05216">

2/14 Marlin Aventurine <span-size:8.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:#D05216">

2/14 – SAN FERNANDO

2/14 – ATB RESOLVE 650

2/15 CPO China

2/17 – CB BARCELONA

2/20 – LONDON STAR

2/25 – CSL TACOMA

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<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">FEDERAL, STATE & LOCAL FILING REQUIREMENTS:

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<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">96 Hours - advance notice of arrival required by USCG

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">48 Hours - advance receipt of crew list by Immigration for any vessel arriving from a foreign port, or arriving coast wise with detained crew.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">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

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">24 Hours - advance fax of crew list and approved visitors required by Terminal.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">72 Hours - post port call, the Port Authority requires bill of lading figures for all bulk cargo.

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<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">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.

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11/01/16 – RIGHT WHALE SPEED RESTRICTIONS -<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> The associated speed restriction of 10 knots for vessels greater than 65' in length will remain in effect through April 30, 2017.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">11/15/16 – RIGHT WHALE REPORTING REQUIRED -  The Southeast U.S. Seasonal Management Area (which includes the ports of Brunswick, Fernandina and Jacksonville) will become effective on November 15, 2016 and will remain in place through April 15, 2017. 

Mariners are requested use the charted two-way routes for these ports in order to reduce collisions with whales.  Mariners entering the WHALLESSOUTH area must adhere to the requirements of the Mandatory Ship Reporting System.  Report right whale sightings: 1-877-WHALE HELP or U.S. Coast Guard Channel 16.  NOAA greatly appreciates your continued efforts to protect the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale.  For more information please contact me or visit http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/shipstrike/#speedlimit

 

CURRENT ARTICLES: NONE

 

CURRENT EVENTS:    02/12 - Spring 2017 Customs Class - Maritime Association of SC (899 Morrison Drive, Charleston SC 29403)

02/14 – 1700 – PILOTAGE COMMITTEE

FUTURE EVENTS:     02/15 – 0900 – SPA Monthly meeting

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">02/23 - 0745 – NAVOPS meeting

02/24 – 1200 – Chat’n’Chew with Port Director

3/14 - 1700 – PILOTAGE COMMITTEE

 

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">SECURITY LEVEL: MARSEC 1

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<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">CURRENT HURRICANE ALERT:  OUT OF SEASON <span-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif"> 

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">CHARLESTON TIDES:

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<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Century",serif">           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible

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FEBRUARY 2017

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Tu   7     High   4:32 AM     5.8   7:10 AM     Set  4:04 AM      78

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">     7      Low  10:59 AM    -0.2   5:58 PM    Rise  2:50 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    7     High   4:59 PM     5.0

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">     7      Low  11:08 PM    -0.8

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">W    8     High   5:33 AM     6.0   7:09 AM     Set  5:02 AM      87

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">     8      Low  11:56 AM    -0.4   5:59 PM    Rise  3:50 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">     8     High   5:58 PM     5.2

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Th   9      Low  12:05 AM    -1.0   7:08 AM     Set  5:56 AM      93

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">     9     High   6:28 AM     6.1   6:00 PM    Rise  4:52 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">     9      Low  12:49 PM    -0.6

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">     9     High   6:53 PM     5.4

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">F   10      Low  12:57 AM    -1.1   7:07 AM     Set  6:43 AM      98

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    10     High   7:19 AM     6.2   6:01 PM    Rise  5:55 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    10      Low   1:37 PM    -0.7

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    10     High   7:43 PM     5.5

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Sa  11      Low   1:47 AM    -1.1   7:06 AM     Set  7:26 AM      99

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    11     High   8:06 AM     6.1   6:02 PM    Rise  6:56 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    11      Low   2:23 PM    -0.7

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    11     High   8:30 PM     5.5

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Su  12      Low   2:35 AM    -0.9   7:05 AM     Set  8:05 AM      99

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    12     High   8:49 AM     6.0   6:03 PM    Rise  7:56 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    12      Low   3:06 PM    -0.6

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    12     High   9:15 PM     5.5

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">M   13      Low   3:21 AM    -0.7   7:04 AM     Set  8:42 AM      96

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    13     High   9:31 AM     5.7   6:04 PM    Rise  8:54 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    13      Low   3:48 PM    -0.4

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    13     High   9:58 PM     5.3

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Tu  14      Low   4:05 AM    -0.4   7:03 AM     Set  9:16 AM      91

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    14     High  10:11 AM     5.4   6:04 PM    Rise  9:50 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    14      Low   4:27 PM    -0.2

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    14     High  10:41 PM     5.2

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">W   15      Low   4:50 AM    -0.1   7:02 AM     Set  9:50 AM      84

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    15     High  10:50 AM     5.1   6:05 PM    Rise 10:45 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    15      Low   5:06 PM     0.1

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    15     High  11:24 PM     5.0

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Th  16      Low   5:35 AM     0.3   7:01 AM     Set 10:24 AM      77

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    16     High  11:32 AM     4.8   6:06 PM    Rise 11:38 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    16      Low   5:46 PM     0.3

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">F   17     High  12:10 AM     4.9   7:00 AM     Set 10:59 AM      68

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    17      Low   6:23 AM     0.6   6:07 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    17     High  12:16 PM     4.5

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    17      Low   6:29 PM     0.5

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Sa  18     High  12:59 AM     4.7   6:59 AM    Rise 12:31 AM      59

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    18      Low   7:15 AM     0.8   6:08 PM     Set 11:36 AM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    18     High   1:06 PM     4.3

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    18      Low   7:17 PM     0.7

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Su  19     High   1:54 AM     4.7   6:58 AM    Rise  1:24 AM      50

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    19      Low   8:11 AM     0.9   6:09 PM     Set 12:15 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    19     High   2:00 PM     4.2

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    19      Low   8:11 PM     0.7

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">M   20     High   2:51 AM     4.7   6:57 AM    Rise  2:16 AM      40

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    20      Low   9:09 AM     0.9   6:10 PM     Set 12:58 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    20     High   2:58 PM     4.2

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    20      Low   9:09 PM     0.6

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Tu  21     High   3:49 AM     4.9   6:56 AM    Rise  3:07 AM      31

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    21      Low  10:05 AM     0.7   6:10 PM     Set  1:45 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    21     High   3:55 PM     4.3

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    21      Low  10:06 PM     0.5

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">W   22     High   4:43 AM     5.1   6:55 AM    Rise  3:56 AM      22

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    22      Low  10:56 AM     0.5   6:11 PM     Set  2:36 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    22     High   4:49 PM     4.5

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    22      Low  10:59 PM     0.2

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Th  23     High   5:33 AM     5.3   6:54 AM    Rise  4:44 AM      15

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    23      Low  11:44 AM     0.2   6:12 PM     Set  3:31 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    23     High   5:39 PM     4.7

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    23      Low  11:49 PM    -0.1

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">F   24     High   6:19 AM     5.5   6:53 AM    Rise  5:29 AM      8

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    24      Low  12:29 PM    -0.1   6:13 PM     Set  4:29 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    24     High   6:25 PM     5.0

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Sa  25      Low  12:35 AM    -0.3   6:52 AM    Rise  6:12 AM      3

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    25     High   7:02 AM     5.7   6:14 PM     Set  5:30 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    25      Low   1:11 PM    -0.3

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    25     High   7:08 PM     5.3

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Su  26      Low   1:21 AM    -0.5   6:51 AM    Rise  6:52 AM      0

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    26     High   7:44 AM     5.8   6:15 PM     Set  6:31 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    26      Low   1:53 PM    -0.6

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    26     High   7:51 PM     5.5

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">M   27      Low   2:06 AM    -0.7   6:49 AM    Rise  7:32 AM      0

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    27     High   8:24 AM     5.9   6:15 PM     Set  7:34 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    27      Low   2:35 PM    -0.7

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    27     High   8:33 PM     5.7

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Tu  28      Low   2:52 AM    -0.7   6:48 AM    Rise  8:10 AM      1

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    28     High   9:05 AM     5.8   6:16 PM     Set  8:38 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    28      Low   3:18 PM    -0.8

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    28     High   9:17 PM     5.8

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Marine Zone Forecast

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Synopsis<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica Neue";color:#333333">: UNSETTLED WEATHER IS EXPECTED LATE TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT AS A COLD FRONT SLOWLY APPROACHES, THEN CROSSES THROUGH THE REGION. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN PREVAIL LATE THIS WEEK INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica Neue";color:#333333">S winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog late.

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<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica Neue";color:#333333">SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft... Building to 4 to 5 ft after midnight. A chance of showers and tstms. Patchy fog.

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<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica Neue";color:#333333">SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Patchy fog.

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<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica Neue";color:#333333">SW winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Patchy fog in the evening. A chance of showers.

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<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica Neue";color:#333333">W winds 15 to 20 kt...increasing to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 5 ft. A slight chance of showers in the morning.

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<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica Neue";color:#333333">N winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.

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<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica Neue";color:#333333">NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Fri Night<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica Neue";color:#333333">

<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica Neue";color:#333333">S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

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<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica Neue";color:#333333">SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

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<span-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica Neue";color:#333333">SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. mariners are reminded that winds and seas can be higher in and near tstms.

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Notice posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2017

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.