SC-31 BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION SOCASTEE, SC
MSIB Number: 41-17 Date: October 12, 2017
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone during overhead construction activities related to the Carolina Bays Parkway Project (SC-31) located in Socastee, SC. A 200-yard safety zone will be established on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AICW) in the vicinity of mile marker 3 72.3 encompassing all waters directly under the SC-31 project as well as vessels and machinery associated with construction efforts. Enforcement will take place during overhead construction activities on the dates listed below. Entry of vessels or persons into the safety zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port or a designated representative.
Mariners are urged to plan transits accordingly to avoid unnecessary disruptions. Project site can be found on NOAA Chart 11534-Myrtle Grove Sound and Cape Fear River to Casino Creek. Location currently noted as "Bridge Under Construction".
Dates: October 27, 2017 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November 3, 2017 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November 10, 2017 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
December 2, 2017 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
December 12, 2017 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
December 21, 2017 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Coast Guard will provide notice of any date or time changes to the regulated area by Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, Marine Safety Information Bulletins and on-scene designated representatives.
For questions or concerns regarding this MSIB, please contact Sector Charleston Waterways Management Division at (843)323-7761 or the sector's 24-hour Command Center Line at (843)740-7050
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A Brief Summary of your Services Will Tell Us..
Born in Australia, Axima USA is a privately owned company with over 150 staff members worldwide. We are a forwarding , project and supply chain logistics service provider. We have a global footprint with our new sales office in Charleston. Our strengths are within Asia, Australia and the US providing import/export services to commercial accounts.
What regions do you serve?
We are global, therefore we cover the world. We have an exclusive network of agent partners. We have developed in the USA with solid branches in Los Angles, Chicago, New York and now in Charleston in less than 5 years of inception in the Americas. Our growth is projected to exceed our initial expectations.
What is one thing (fact/service or otherwise) our members may not know about you?
We have recently merged with a large “Singaporean asset logistics group” with the vision of opening or acquiring more state of the art facilities worldwide.
What are you most proud of?
We are proud to be known as the company in Australia that housed and provided logistics services for name brands “IKEA, Calvin Klein, and Nike“ before they developed their own facilities. This gave us the strength and technology to develop our services.
As a group we are - personable , flexible and not too corporate.
Click Here to contact MASC member Tarek Hassim with Axima USA
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SC-41 BRIDGE DEMOLITION Mount Pleasant, SC CHART 11526 – Wando River-Upper Part
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on Friday October 6, 2017 from 4:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for navigable waters of the Wando River within a 500-yard radius of the SC-41 Bridge in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. This safety zone will be in effect during demolition activities that include blasting of the old SC-41 swing bridge’s center pier.
Debris removal will commence shortly after the blast and is expected to take 5-7 days. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by Sector Charleston Captain of the Port, or a designated representative. Mariners are urged to plan transits accordingly to avoid unnecessary disruptions. For more details, please contact the project manager: Chris Sweetgall at: (813) 326-4428.
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)740- 7050. .
Urgent Help Needed for Coast Guard Families
Help our heroes when they need it the most.
Thanks to a generous supporter, every dollar
you give will be matched dollar for dollar to
help our brave men and women.
I know you understand the difficult and often dangerous conditions under which Coast Guard members work. This is especially true during the relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and now Maria which is impacting our Coast Guard families in Puerto Rico.
I'm proud to report that our Disaster Relief and Response Fund has so far rushed $475,000 in support to help the Coast Guard families who are suffering the most. But the need is still great, and we are receiving requests for assistance every day.
To help, a generous donor based in Florida has agreed to match every gift we receive online to the Coast Guard Foundation Disaster Relief and Response Fund between September 22 and October 6, up to $50,000 — dollar for dollar! This means your gift now will double in value with no cost to you.
I am in constant communication with the Coast Guard who have expressed their thanks to the Foundation and supporters during this time.
Coast Guard families who were displaced in South Florida are returning to assess the damage this week, and already we are receiving word many have suffered catastrophic damage to their homes. For those based in Puerto Rico, 200 families were evacuated before Hurricane Maria struck and are receiving our assistance while we work to assess the needs of the families who remained on the island.
Please, your gift now to our Disaster Relief and Response Fund will make a huge impact in the lives of these brave men and women and their families where it's needed most as we stand by to rescue the rescuers.
Susan P. Ludwig, President
P.S. Remember, all online donations to our Disaster Relief and Response Fund until October 6 will be matched up to $50,000. Please be as generous as you can.
Maritime Memorial Day will be held at 12:00 Noon on board the Yorktown at Patriots Point on November 2nd.
This is a ceremony to honor all of the individuals who have helped to make the Charleston Waterfront Community what it is today. A caring group of individuals who continue work hard, care for their families and grease the wheels of commerce throughout the state of South Carolina as well as much of the United States.
Please email me a list of all of your organizations members who have passed away since October 1 of last year. If you can also provide an address we will try to notify the families of the service also.
Please plan to attend and have someone from your organization attend.
Lists of names should be sent to: email@example.com
For urgent answers to any questions call me at 843 442 1363.
Who Are We?
ServisFirst Bank is a commercial bank with an organizational structure tailored to provide banking services to clients with local decision making and service that is second to none.
What regions do you serve?
ServisFirst Bank is client centered and through this we provide banking services to local clients, whether their depository and financing needs are in the Charleston tri-county area or most any state in the continental US. We use the latest banking technology to conveniently deliver these banking services to clients regardless of their location.
What is one thing our members may not know about you?
We have a very flat organizational structure. Our clients & prospects are dealing with the decision makers every day.”
What are you most proud of?
We are proud of the relationships we have built with our clients over the years and are pleased that the corporate structure of ServisFirst Bank allows us to continually meet our client’s banking needs with personal service and decisions made locally; not by someone in another city or state who only looks at numbers.
Right Whales - What the Prudent Mariner Needs to Know when Operating Along
the Mid-Atlantic Region and Southeast Coast
Compliance with Seasonal Management Areas (SMAs): Seasonal speed restrictions of 10 kts or less
are effective in the following areas and times for vessels of 65 feet in length or greater:
Mid-Atlantic SMA (November 1st through April so", annually): Block Island Sound waters bounded by 40°51 '53.7" N 070°36'44.9" W, 41 °20'14.1" N 070°49'44.1" W, 41 °04'16.7" N 071 °51 '21.0" W, 40°35'56.5" N 071 °38'25.1" W then back to starting point; and within a 20 nm radius seaward of the COLREGS line at the entrances to the ports of New York, Delaware Bay, Chesapeake Bay, Morehead City, and Beaufort, NC. Additionally, a continuous SMA has been established from shore and the COLREGS line out to 20 nm between Wilmington, NC and Brunswick, GA. Southeast U.S. SMA (November is" through April is", annually): Includes ports of Brunswick, GA, Fernandina, FL, and Jacksonville, FL. This area extends from the shoreline and COLREGS line east to longitude 80051.6'W with southern and northern boundaries at latitude 29°45'N and 31 °27'N.
When operating in any active SMA, in addition to reducing speed to a maximum of 10 kts, vessels should: Post lookouts trained in spotting right whales; maneuver around whales, and, if practicable, avoid transits in reduced visibility.
Vessels entering/departing the ports of Brunswick, Fernandina, & Jacksonville are requested to use the recommended two-way routes. These recommended routes are clearly marked on navigational charts.
Vessels may operate at a speed greater than 10 knots onlyif necessary to maintain a safe maneuverinq speed in an area where oceanographic, hydrographic, and/or meteorological conditions severely restrict vessel maneuverability and the need to operate at such speed is confirmed by the pilot on board or, when a vessel is not carrying a pilot, the master of the vessel. If a deviation is necessary, the following information must be entered in the vessel's logbook: Reasons for deviation; speed at which vessel operated; latitude and longitude at time of deviation; and, time and duration of deviation. The vessel's Master must sign and date the logbook entry.
Voluntary Dynamic Management Areas (DMAs):NOAA Fisheries will establish a DMA when three or more
whales are discovered outside an active SMA. Mariners are encouraged to avoid these areas or reduce speeds to 10 knots or less if avoidance of the DMA is not possible. DMAs are established for a minimum of 15 days and will beannounced through customary maritime communication media.
Compliance with Mandatory Ship Reporting (MSR) Requirements:MSR is required for vessels of at
least 300 gross tons (including tugs with a combined tug & barge gross tonnage above 300 gross tons), who enter the WHALESSOUTH area between November is" and April rs". The WHALESSOUTH area extends from the shoreline east to longitude 80051.6'W with the southern & northern boundaries at latitude 30000'N and 31°27'N., respectively. This area includes the ports of Brunswick, Fernandina and Jacksonville. Reporting is required as the vessel enters the WHALESSOUTH zone.
All ships equipped with INMARSAT C must report in the IMO standard format. Vessels not equipped with INMARSAT C must report via alternate satellite equipment to firstname.lastname@example.org Telex: 48156090. Vessels unable to use satellite equipment should contact the U.S. Coast Guard Communication Area Master Station, Che.sapeake, VA via published voice frequencies on 2182 kHz, 4125 kHz, 6215 kHz, 8291 kHz, 12290 kHz, 16420 kHz 24 hours per day or by phone at 1-800-742-8519 ext. O. If you do not receive a reply to your message, please notify The Right Whale Shipping Industry Liaison at email@example.com. Please include a copy of your MSR message.
Whale Alerts: Right whale sightings from survey aircraft can be distributed to maritime interests with direct vessel management/navigational responsibilities including your office, dispatch center or vessels. To subscribe to the sighting distribution list, please send an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. with the following information: Your name, your company, contact info (i.e. phone/email), e-mail address for notifications (may be multiple), Port region(s): Jacksonville/Fernandina, Brunswick, Savannah, Charleston, and/or Wilmington.
Actions to take if you Spot or Strike a Right Whale:If you spot a right whale (alive, dead, injured, entangled, etc.) please report the sighting immediately to 1-877-WHALE-HELP or to the U.S. Coast Guard via VHF Channel 16 and notify other vessels in the area. Please be advised that it is illegal to approach within 500 yards of a right whale-vessels must steer a course away from and immediately leave the area at a slow, safe speed.
Disclaimer:This guidance is for quick reference only. It does not supersede any information contained within the
U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Notice to Mariners, U.S. Coast Pilot, etc.