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:Monday, January 24, 2011
Priority:Normal
Notice:

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 40'00, tide needed for anything
deeper than 38'00
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 38'00 or less may transit at anytime Drafts of 38'01 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:

KMI4 - SPORADES - IN ETD 1300/24TH
HESS - ELKA GLORY - IN ETD 1600/24TH

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

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:
01/27/11 - 0800 NAV OPS MEETING

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
02/08/11 - 1145 - CWIT Luncheon
02/08/11 - 1700 - COMMISSIONERS OF PILOTAGE
02/11/11 - MARITIME ASSOC. ANNUAL MEETING & GALA
02/2011 - CHARLESTON PROP CLUB OYSTER ROAST
2014 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

===============================================
SECURITY LEVEL: MARSEC 1 -
HURRICANE STATUS - 5 - OUT OF SEASON

===================================================================
Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with January 23, 2011.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

M 24 Low 5:09 AM -0.6 7:19 AM Set 10:09 AM 79
24 High 11:10 AM 5.5 5:45 PM Rise 11:29 PM
24 Low 5:30 PM -0.7
24 High 11:53 PM 5.6

Tu 25 Low 6:07 AM -0.3 7:19 AM Set 10:46 AM 68
25 High 12:04 PM 5.2 5:45 PM
25 Low 6:24 PM -0.5

W 26 High 12:54 AM 5.5 7:18 AM Rise 12:36 AM 57
26 Low 7:10 AM 0.0 5:46 PM Set 11:25 AM
26 High 1:03 PM 4.8
26 Low 7:23 PM -0.3

Th 27 High 1:59 AM 5.4 7:18 AM Rise 1:42 AM 46
27 Low 8:15 AM 0.2 5:47 PM Set 12:09 PM
27 High 2:05 PM 4.6
27 Low 8:25 PM -0.2

F 28 High 3:05 AM 5.4 7:17 AM Rise 2:46 AM 35
28 Low 9:20 AM 0.3 5:48 PM Set 12:58 PM
28 High 3:10 PM 4.5
28 Low 9:29 PM -0.1

Sa 29 High 4:08 AM 5.4 7:17 AM Rise 3:45 AM 25
29 Low 10:22 AM 0.2 5:49 PM Set 1:52 PM
29 High 4:13 PM 4.5
29 Low 10:30 PM -0.1

Su 30 High 5:07 AM 5.5 7:16 AM Rise 4:39 AM 17
30 Low 11:18 AM 0.1 5:50 PM Set 2:49 PM
30 High 5:11 PM 4.6
30 Low 11:25 PM -0.2

M 31 High 5:59 AM 5.6 7:15 AM Rise 5:27 AM 10
31 Low 12:08 PM -0.1 5:51 PM Set 3:48 PM
31 High 6:03 PM 4.7

Tu 1 Low 12:16 AM -0.3 7:15 AM Rise 6:09 AM 4
1 High 6:46 AM 5.6 5:52 PM Set 4:47 PM
1 Low 12:54 PM -0.2
1 High 6:50 PM 4.9

W 2 Low 1:02 AM -0.3 7:14 AM Rise 6:45 AM 1
2 High 7:28 AM 5.7 5:53 PM Set 5:45 PM
2 Low 1:36 PM -0.2
2 High 7:33 PM 5.0

Th 3 Low 1:45 AM -0.3 7:13 AM Rise 7:17 AM 0
3 High 8:06 AM 5.6 5:54 PM Set 6:41 PM
3 Low 2:15 PM -0.3
3 High 8:12 PM 5.0

F 4 Low 2:25 AM -0.2 7:12 AM Rise 7:47 AM 0
4 High 8:43 AM 5.5 5:55 PM Set 7:36 PM
4 Low 2:51 PM -0.2
4 High 8:50 PM 5.0

Sa 5 Low 3:02 AM -0.1 7:12 AM Rise 8:15 AM 2
5 High 9:17 AM 5.3 5:56 PM Set 8:30 PM
5 Low 3:25 PM -0.1
5 High 9:26 PM 5.0

Su 6 Low 3:39 AM 0.1 7:11 AM Rise 8:42 AM 7
6 High 9:51 AM 5.0 5:57 PM Set 9:24 PM
6 Low 3:58 PM 0.0
6 High 10:01 PM 5.0

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

OFFSHORE FORECAST

Synopsis...HIGH PRES WILL BUILD INTO THE AREA FROM THE NORTH...WHILE A
SURFACE TROUGH DEVELOPS OVER THE WATERS TODAY AND TONIGHT. A COMPLEX LOW
SYSTEM WILL THEN MOVE NORTHEAST FROM THE GULF COAST AND INTO THE AREA TUE
AND WED...SUPPORTING A POTENTIAL FOR GALE CONDITIONS. HIGH PRES WILL BRING
IMPROVING CONDITIONS THU.
Today...NE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming E 10 to 15 kt this afternoon. Seas 1
to 2 ft...building to 2 to 3 ft this afternoon. A slight chance of rain
this afternoon.

Tonight...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. A slight chance of rain in the
evening...then a chance of rain after midnight.

Tue...S winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SE 15 to 20 kt in the afternoon. Seas
2 to 3 ft. A chance of rain in the morning...then rain likely in the afternoon.

Tue Night...S winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Seas 4 to 6
ft...building to 5 to 8 ft after midnight. Rain. A slight chance of tstms
in the evening...then a chance of tstms after midnight. Rain may be heavy
at times. Vsby 1 nm or less.

Wed...SW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Seas 5 to 8 ft... Subsiding
to 4 to 6 ft in the afternoon. A chance of showers.

Wed Night...W winds 20 to 25 kt...becoming NW 15 to 20 kt after midnight.
Seas 4 to 6 ft...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft after midnight.

Thu...NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Fri...NW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming W. Seas 1 to 2 ft...building to 2 to
3 ft.

mariners are reminded that winds and seas can be higher in and near tstms.
Notice posted on Monday, January 24, 2011

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.