SWIM AROUND CHARLESTON Charleston, SC
The Swim Around Charleston is CANCELLED.
For questions or concerns regarding this MSIB please contact Sector Charleston Waterways Management Division at (843)323-7761, or our 24-hour Command Center Line at (843)7407050
SECTOR CHARLESTON PORT CONDITION YANKEE
At 2000 EST on September 12, 2018 Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) Charleston, South Carolina set Port Condition YANKEE for coastal South Carolina. Threatening winds (34 kts/39 mph) from (tropical storm/hurricane name as appropriate) are possible along the coast of South Carolina within 24 hours.
Port Status: Coastal South Carolina ports are open to outbound vessel traffic only. Commercial inbound vessels are restricted from entering the port, and are advised to seek an alternate destination unless expressly authorized by the COTP Charleston or a designated representative.
All oceangoing commercial vessels and oceangoing barges greater than 500 gross currently in port should make preparations to get underway at this time. Vessels authorized by the COTP to remain in port shall, in accordance with their safe mooring plan, take appropriate precautionary measures to secure their vessels.
Facilities shall follow their approved heavy weather plan and take all necessary precautions to adequately prepare for the forecasted conditions. Appropriate container stacking protocols must be finalized.
Pleasure craft are advised to seek safe harbor. Commercial vessel operators authorized by the COTP to remain inside Sector Charleston’s harbors, and recreational boat owners, should ensure their vessels are secure at berth and will not pose a hazard to surrounding vessels, the navigable channel, or the environment. Mariners are reminded that drawbridges may not operate when sustained wind speeds reach 25 mph or when an evacuation is in progress.
Port Condition ZULU will be set within 12 hours of expected tropical storm force winds. Future Port Conditions are set contingent upon the storm’s course and speed. Should the storm increase in forward speed, Condition ZULU may be set sooner.
This MSIB can be viewed at https://homeport.uscg.mil/port-directory/charleston.
For Heavy Weather Advisory Group (HWAG) or Waterway specific questions, please contact (843) 323-7761.
For Facility and Vessel specific questions, please contact (843) 740-3186 or (843) 302-1009.
For maritime related emergencies, please contact the Sector Charleston Command Center at (843) 740-7050.
Bureau of Industry and Security Co-sponsored by: Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association Of Charleston, S.C., Inc. Presents “Complying with U.S. Export Controls” July 10 - 11, 2018 Charleston, South Carolina
This two-day program is led by BIS's professional counseling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements under these regulations. We will focus on what items and activities are subject to the EAR; steps to take to determine the export licensing requirements for your item; how to determine your export control classification number (ECCN); when you can export or reexport without applying for a license; export clearance procedures and record keeping requirements; and real life examples in applying this information. Presenters will conduct a number of "hands-on” exercises that will prepare you to apply the regulations to your own company’s export activities. This one-of-a-kind program is well suited for those who need a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the EAR.
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Christmas and New Year's Holiday Gates 2017/2018
Sunday, December 24: No Scheduled Gates
CHARLESTON BREAKBULK / RO-RO
Sunday, December 24: Closing at 1600
Tuesday, December 26: Re-Open at 0600
Thank you for your business with the South Carolina Ports Authority.
Time is Running Out
It may seem like the year is just getting started, but the truth is, our lawmakers have only few working days left in the Legislative Session to make an impact on 2017. Any chance at fixing our broken roads has to be taken in those next few working days.
That’s not a lot of time, and they have too many opportunities to get distracted and cause delay. We can’t let that happen. It’s been 30 years since real action was taken to fund road repairs. Another year, is another year too many.
What can YOU do?
You voted your senator into office to speak for you, so let them know where you stand on the key issues. Let them know that you deserve to drive on safe, well-maintained roads instead of embarrassing, troublesome, even deadly highways.
The Senate is currently debating the roads bill.
Your voice matters.
TAKE ACTION NOW