MARITIME ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH CAROLINA

Est. 1926

FOR THE MARITIME COMMERCE & LOGISTICS SECTOR


Marine Safety Information Bulletin-End of Hurricane Season 2021

Monday, December 13, 2021 10:44 AM | Brandi Brueckner (Administrator)

SECTOR CHARLESTON END OF 2021 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON The Atlantic Hurricane Season began June 1, 2021 and ran through November 30, 2021. During this timeframe, the threat of severe weather was increased and Port Condition (PORTCON) was set to PORTCON IV.

From December 1, 2021 through May 31, 2022, the threat of severe weather decreases. PORTCON V with a port status of OPEN for all ports and waterways within the Sector Charleston Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone is now in effect. These waters are identified in 33 CFR 3.35-15 and lie between the intersection of the North Carolina – South Carolina border and the northern bank of the Savannah River.

While the measures in effect are now general, this does not preclude the COTP from changing port conditions in the event of forecasted severe weather. These port conditions are as follows:

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