MARITIME ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH CAROLINA
FOR THE MARITIME COMMERCE & LOGISTICS SECTOR
Harbor Safety Committee
The Charleston Area Harbor Safety Committee (HSC) provides a public forum to address Marine Transportation System (MTS) issues with particular emphasis on navigation safety-related matters involving the ports and waterways of Charleston, South Carolina and near regions. As a vehicle facilitating communications between and among public and private sector entities, the Committee draws upon regional expertise and insight to address such issues as vessel traffic management, anchorage management, communications, security, significant/heavy weather preparations, maritime traffic disruption/restoration, process improvements, and any other related topics dealing with the MTS.
Please view our Events Calendar to view the next occurrence of the Charleston Area Harbor Safety Committee.
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The Transportation Worker Identification Credential, also known as TWIC®, is required by the Maritime Transportation Security Act for workers who need access to secure areas of the nation’s maritime facilities and vessels. TSA conducts a security threat assessment (background check) to determine a person’s eligibility and issues the credential.
The Charleston District's mission is to deliver comprehensive solutions through exceptional customer service, collaboration and commitment to quality.
Civil Works programs include water resource development activities including navigation safety, hurricane and storm risk management, ecosystem restoration, beach nourishment, environmental conservation, hydropower, and recreation
Check and find hydrographic surveys courtesy of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. See the plans, current status, and more for the upcoming dredging for the Harbor.
From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product.
NOAA WHALE WATCH
Collisions with ships are a major source of injury and death of the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale. In an effort to reduce the number of ship strikes, NOAA and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) developed and implemented Mandatory Ship Reporting Systems.
View NOAA's collection of helpful nautical charts by clicking the button below.
NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE
The National Marine Fisheries Service is responsible for the stewardship of our nation’s ocean resources and their habitats. They provide information on safe and sustainable fishing practices and the conservation of the ecosystem.