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:Thursday, April 08, 2010
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 - 40'00
Delfin - Max Draft - 42'00
Chem Marine - Max Draft - 38'00 MLW
Kinder Morgan - berth 1 - 40'00
Kinder Morgan - berth 2 - 40'00
Kinder Morgan - berth 3 - 30'00"
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 45'00 MLW - Max BM No restriction North Charleston Terminal -
Max draft 45'00 MLW - Max BM No restriction CST - Max draft 45'00 MLW -
Max BM No restrictions 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:
---------------------------------------------

BP - TUG INTEGRITY & 650-4 - ETA 1330/8TH
HESS - ELKA ELEFTHERIA - IN ETD 1800/8TH
HESS - JILL JACOB - ETA 1100/8TH
PASSENGER TERMINAL - CELEBRITY MERCURY - ETA 0330/9TH
KMI4 - CHEMTRANS STAR - ETA 0200/10TH

=============================================
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. All vessels must sumbit USCG's
H1N1 Flu checklist.

24 Hours - advance notice to Pilots

24 Hours - advance fax of crew list and approved visitors required by
Terminal.

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:
04/13/10 - 1800 CWIT ANNUAL SOIREE

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES
04/15/10 - 1130 - 1400 VESSEL TRAFFIC CLOSED DUE TO AIR SHOW
04/15/10 - 1500 - 1600 VESSEL TRAFFIC CLOSED DUE TO AIR SHOW
04/16/10 - 1430 - 1600 VESSEL TRAFFIC CLOSED DUE TO AIR SHOW
04/17/10 - 1330 - 1600 VESSEL TRAFFIC CLOSED DUE TO AIR SHOW
04/18/10 - 1330 - 1600 VESSEL TRAFFIC CLOSED DUE TO AIR SHOW

2014 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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

CURRENT SECURITY LEVEL - MARSEC 1
HURRICANE STATUS - Alert level 5/OUT OF SEASON

======================================================
Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with March 31, 2010.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

Th 8 High 4:15 AM 4.9 6:59 AM Rise 3:41 AM 36
8 Low 10:30 AM 0.9 7:45 PM Set 2:39 PM
8 High 4:31 PM 4.6
8 Low 10:49 PM 1.0

F 9 High 5:08 AM 4.9 6:57 AM Rise 4:11 AM 27
9 Low 11:19 AM 0.7 7:45 PM Set 3:34 PM
9 High 5:24 PM 4.8
9 Low 11:43 PM 0.8

Sa 10 High 5:56 AM 5.0 6:56 AM Rise 4:39 AM 19
10 Low 12:03 PM 0.5 7:46 PM Set 4:29 PM
10 High 6:12 PM 5.1

Su 11 Low 12:31 AM 0.6 6:55 AM Rise 5:06 AM 12
11 High 6:41 AM 5.0 7:47 PM Set 5:24 PM
11 Low 12:44 PM 0.3
11 High 6:57 PM 5.4

M 12 Low 1:15 AM 0.5 6:54 AM Rise 5:33 AM 6
12 High 7:23 AM 5.1 7:47 PM Set 6:20 PM
12 Low 1:22 PM 0.1
12 High 7:37 PM 5.7

Tu 13 Low 1:57 AM 0.3 6:52 AM Rise 6:02 AM 2
13 High 8:02 AM 5.1 7:48 PM Set 7:18 PM
13 Low 2:00 PM 0.0
13 High 8:15 PM 5.9

W 14 Low 2:37 AM 0.2 6:51 AM Rise 6:33 AM 0
14 High 8:40 AM 5.0 7:49 PM Set 8:18 PM
14 Low 2:37 PM -0.1
14 High 8:51 PM 6.0

Th 15 Low 3:17 AM 0.1 6:50 AM Rise 7:07 AM 0
15 High 9:17 AM 5.0 7:50 PM Set 9:20 PM
15 Low 3:15 PM -0.1
15 High 9:28 PM 6.0

F 16 Low 3:58 AM 0.1 6:49 AM Rise 7:48 AM 1
16 High 9:53 AM 4.9 7:50 PM Set 10:22 PM
16 Low 3:55 PM -0.1
16 High 10:05 PM 6.1

Sa 17 Low 4:40 AM 0.2 6:48 AM Rise 8:34 AM 6
17 High 10:32 AM 4.8 7:51 PM Set 11:24 PM
17 Low 4:38 PM 0.0
17 High 10:47 PM 6.0

Su 18 Low 5:25 AM 0.3 6:46 AM Rise 9:28 AM 12
18 High 11:15 AM 4.7 7:52 PM
18 Low 5:25 PM 0.0
18 High 11:35 PM 5.9

M 19 Low 6:15 AM 0.4 6:45 AM Set 12:22 AM 20
19 High 12:06 PM 4.7 7:53 PM Rise 10:29 AM
19 Low 6:17 PM 0.1

Tu 20 High 12:30 AM 5.8 6:44 AM Set 1:15 AM 29
20 Low 7:10 AM 0.4 7:53 PM Rise 11:34 AM
20 High 1:06 PM 4.7
20 Low 7:17 PM 0.2

W 21 High 1:31 AM 5.7 6:43 AM Set 2:02 AM 40
21 Low 8:10 AM 0.4 7:54 PM Rise 12:42 PM
21 High 2:13 PM 4.8
21 Low 8:23 PM 0.3



========OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST==========

Synopsis...A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE W TODAY THEN PASS THROUGH
THE WATERS LATE TONIGHT. HIGH PRES WILL BUILD ON FRI THEN PERSIST INTO
EARLY NEXT WEEK.
Today...SW winds 15 kt...increasing to 20 to 25 kt late. Seas 3
ft...building to 4 to 5 ft late.

Tonight...SW winds 20 to 25 kt...becoming west 15 kt late. Seas 4 to 6 ft.
A chance of tstms. A chance of showers in the evening...then showers and
tstms likely after midnight.

Fri...W winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming NW 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas
4 to 5 ft...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft. Showers likely with a chance of tstms
in the morning.

Fri Night...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Sat And Sat Night...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Sun Through Mon...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

mariners are reminded that winds and seas can be higher in and near tstms.
Notice posted on Thursday, April 08, 2010

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.