MARITIME ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH CAROLINA

                           Est 1926


MSIB 27 -19

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 10:57 AM | Anna Thies (Administrator)

The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1, 2019 and runs through November 30, 2019. The Sector Charleston Captain of the Port (COTP) will announce changes to port conditions via a Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) and a Broadcast Notice to Mariners (BNM) when tropical storm force winds (sustained winds of 34 kts/39 mph or greater) threaten South Carolina. 

Forecasted Hours Prior to Tropical Storm  Force Winds


Port Condition


Measures in Effect

72

WHISKEY

The COTP will assess lay-up and mooring plans, meet with stakeholders, and conduct port assessments.

48

X-RAY

The COTP will finalize review of lay-up and mooring plans, hold further meetings with stakeholders, and continue port assessments.  

24

YANKEE

The COTP may restrict vessel movements, including stopping inbound vessel traffic, and cargo operations. 

12

ZULU

The COTP may restrict vessel movements, including stopping inbound vessel traffic, and cargo operations.

AFTER

STORM PASSAGE

OPEN or OPEN with RESTRICTIONS

Prior to authorizing vessel movements and cargo operations, the COTP will conduct a risk analysis based on actual weather observed and port assessments, which may include verifications of aids to navigation, channel hazards, waterfront facility damage, and vessel accountability.


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