ICW HOTSPOT DREDGING (PORT ROYAL TO CHARLESTON)
Goodloe Marine plans to commence dredging operations in the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway near St. Helena Sound (mile marker 518) on or about February 1, 2018. Dredging will continue north working on 7 different shoals within the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, ending near Johns Island, SC (mile marker 480). Work will be conducted 24/7 and is anticipated to be completed by September 2018. During dredge operations, mariners should be aware that dredge pipeline and work boats may be working within the channel. Mariners should use caution while transiting the area.
For on-scene communications, mariners are advised to contact the dredge "TENACIOUS" on VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. For more details, please contact Goodloe Marine at (813) 633-1321.
This MSIB can be viewed at www.homeport.uscg.mil. 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.
NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALE MIGRATION 2017/2018 Sector Charleston AOR
The critically endangered North Atlantic Right Whale, including females with very young calves, may be encountered in offshore and coastal waters of South Carolina and Georgia. Right whales are slow-moving and difficult to detect and are therefore at risk of serious injury or death due to collisions with vessels. Vessel operators are reminded to use caution and proceed at safe speeds in areas used by right whales.
Compliance with Ship Speed Restriction Rule (50 CFR 224.105) Annual speed restrictions of 10 kts or less are in effect for vessels of 65 feet in length or greater from November 1st through April 30th in the Mid-Atlantic Seasonal Management Area and November 15th through April 15th in the Southeast Seasonal Management Area (see National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) compliance guide for geographic areas). When operating in active SMAs, 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. Federal law prohibits approaching within 500 yards of a right whale (see additional information below). Vessels may operate at a speed greater than 10 knots only if necessary to maintain a safe maneuvering speed where oceanographic, hydrographic, and/or meteorological conditions severely restrict vessel maneuverability and the need to operate at such speed is confined 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. For information regarding speed restriction areas see "Compliance Guide for Right Whale Ship Strike Reduction Rule" at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/pdfs/shipstrike/compliance_guide.pdf.
NOAA Fisheries Service Office of Law Enforcement investigates reported violations of the Endangered Species Act and Marine Mammal Protection Act and violations can be prosecuted either civilly or criminally.
WHALESSOUTH Mandatory Ship Reporting Area Commercial ships displacing 300 gross tons and greater are required to report when they enter the WHALESSOUTH Reporting Area. The WHALESSOUTH area extends from the shoreline east to longitude 80°51.6'W with the southern and northern boundaries at latitude 30°00'N and 31°27'N, respectively (See NOAA Chart #11480). The WHALESSOUTH reporting system is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to protect endangered North Atlantic Right Whales by eliminating collisions between the species and large commercial traffic. Since July 1999, the Coast Guard has taken an aggressive approach in educating vessel owners, operators and crews on the proper
reporting procedures that must be followed when entering the WHALESSOUTH mandatory reporting area. Agents and masters of vessels entering the ports in the reporting area are encouraged to ensure their vessels make the required notifications. Failure to report the required information may result in civil penalties. Vessels shall make reports in accordance with the format in IMO Resolution A.648 (16) General Principles for Ship Reporting Systems and Ship Reporting Requirements. http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/pdfs/shipstrike/msr_placard.pdf.
500 Yard Minimum Approach Regulation. The Minimum Approach Rule, found at 50 CPR 224.104(c), prohibits approaching or remaining within 500 yards of a right whale. If within 500 yards of a right whale, vessels must steer a course away from the whale and immediately leave the area at a slow safe speed. An exception to this rule is if compliance with the rule would create an imminent threat to a person or vessel. For more information on reducing ship strikes to North Atlantic right whales, go to http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/shipstrike/.
Method for Reporting Strikes, Carcasses, Entanglements, and Sightings: Any whale sightings or accidental collisions with a whale should be reported immediately to the Coast Guard on Channel 16 VHF-FM and to NOAA at 877-WHALE-HELP. The following information should be provided: 1. Location 2. Date and Time 3. Speed of the Vessel 4. Size of the Vessel 5. Water Depth 6. Wind Speed and Direction 7. Description of the Impact 8. Fate of the Animal 9. Size, if known
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At Guy M. Turner, we are equipped with the custom tools and equipment to meet any US heavy transportation, crane rental, equipment move, machinery installation or other need. As a specialized carrier of over-dimensional and overweight machinery and equipment, we own a fleet of tractors and trailers with capacities up to 500 tons. We also own and maintain the equipment necessary to successfully complete any project, from large forklifts to specialized jacking and dolly systems, hydraulic gantry systems and a modern fleet of cranes with capacities of up to 500 tons.
Many of our services at Guy M. Turner are not restricted to just one area, since we have locations spanning the US. We have local branches in NC, SC, VA, GA, OH, MD, TX and Canada to serve a variety of clients.
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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 30th, annually): Block Island Sound waters bounded by 40º51'53.7" N 070º36'44.9" W, 41º20'14.1" N 070º49'44.1" W, 41º04'16.7" N 071º51'21.0" W, 40º35'56.5" N 071º38'25.1" 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 15th through April 15th, annually): Includes ports of Brunswick, GA, Fernandina, FL, and Jacksonville, FL. This area extends from the shoreline and COLREGS line east to longitude 80°51.6’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 only if necessary to maintain a safe maneuvering 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 be announced 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 15th and April 15th. The WHALESSOUTH area extends from the shoreline east to longitude 80°51.6’W with the southern & northern boundaries at latitude 30°00’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 or Telex: 48156090. Vessels unable to use satellite equipment should contact the U.S. Coast Guard Communication Area Master Station, Chesapeake, 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. 0.
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 to email@example.com. 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 the U.S. Coast Guard via VHF Channel 16 and notify other vessels in the area. Pleased 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.
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Inland Port Greer Status Update #1
Winter Storm Inga
South Carolina Inland Port Greer is closing at 5:30 pm today (Wednesday, January 17) and will resume normal operations at 10:00 am tomorrow morning (Thursday, January 18). Trains are expected to depart and arrive on normal schedules.
Any further updates will be provided through Client Advisory and at http://www.scspa.com
A brief summary of your services will tell us. . .
Biehl & Co. is a tramp shipping agency specializing in meeting the requirements of international liner services, tanker and dry cargo charterers, operators, owners and managers.
What regions do you serve?
We currently serve the Gulf and the East Coast.
What is one thing our members may not know about you?
Beihl was founded in the 1700s!
What are you most proud of?
Biehl is most proud of maintaining these two great pillars: Integrity + Fairness