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MARITIME ASSOCIATION NEWS & NOTES

  • Tuesday, October 08, 2019 3:25 PM | Heather Holmquest (Administrator)

    McGriff Insurance Services Employee Benefits Seminar.

    Please join us to learn more about HR issues that impact your business or organization every day. The event is FREE and lunch will be provided.

    • FMLA & Leave with Abigail O’ Connell, J.D., Senior Counsel, Sun Life Financial (This presentation is valid for 1 SHRM Professional Development Credit and 1 HR Certification Institute Credit)
    • Employee Benefit Compliance withMike Brittingham, J.D., Certified Tax Specialist, Nexsen Pruet
    • Clinical Wellness with Katie O’Neill, D.C., B.S, ClinicalWellness Director, McGriff Insurance Services (This presentation is valid for 1 SHRM Professional Development Credit)

    Thursday, October 24th

    12pm – 3:30pm

    The Riley Park Club

    360 Fishburne St Charleston, SC 29403

    *Also offered in Columbia 10/23*

    To register for this FREE event, please visit the link provided below. You may also call Caroline Jackson at (803) 231- 6188 to register by phone. If you register but end up needing to cancel, please let us know so we can open the seat up for another guest. We hope to see you there!

    Charleston: REGISTER HERE

    Columbia (October 23rd): REGISTER HERE

  • Thursday, October 03, 2019 12:56 PM | Stacey Atkins (Administrator)

    A festive evening providing an opportunity to sample a variety of offerings from some of the premier restaurants in Charleston while perusing numerous items available in the silent and live auction.

    Find all the delicious details here!

  • Tuesday, October 01, 2019 4:02 PM | Anna Thies


    Dumpster Pros was established in early 2018 due to a demand for a local, professional, customer service oriented trash company in the Charleston area.

    We provide Roll off Dumpster Service to Warehouse facilities, Commercial and Residential jobsites throughout the Low Country. Our company takes pride in our 24 hour turn around service, and most importantly the personal relationships we have developed with our customers. Dumpsters on our customers sites are priority one! I understand that your work stops because of full dumpsters. In most cases we can get to you same day. I started this company because of the terrible service I was getting locally. I would make multiple calls to get service, with nothing but excuses as to why they could not get to me precisely when I needed them. In response to overflowing dumpsters, horrible customer service, and invoicing warranting an accounting degree to itemize, I had enough and….. Dumpster Pros was established.

    Dumpster Pros is now partnering with art schools in the Low Country. We are bringing brand new dumpster to schools for students decorate to represent their school and or their own artistic ideas. After the project is completed we will be making donations to each schools program. Dumpsters painted by children will be on our job sites all over Charleston for everyone to enjoy! As a locally owned and operated company we want to be involved in our community as much as possible. Our goal behind this program is to help our local schools promote their program as well as use our donations to purchase supplies for their classrooms. 

    Learn more about Dumpster Pros LLC.

  • Tuesday, October 01, 2019 3:05 PM | Anna Thies

    Norfolk Dredging Company will be establishing three equipment mooring locations north of Wando Terminal and R #8 on the Wando River. Two mooring buoys will be for the 312 ft long scow barges, and the other mooring buoy will be used for a 136 ft long fuel barge. The mooring buoys will be installed on October 3, 2019 and will remain until February 2021.

    This MSIB can be viewed here.

  • Monday, September 30, 2019 10:14 AM | Stacey Atkins (Administrator)

    Marine Safety Information Bulletin

    U.S. Coast Guard MSIB Number: 43-19

    LITTLE RIVER DRAWBRIDGE DEVIATION

    Intracoastal Waterway, Little River, SC

    The Little River Drawbridge over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Little River, SC will temporarily be incapable of opening on demand due to mechanical issues. The bridge will open at the top and bottom of each hour until repairs are completed. Repairs are expected to be completed by 8 a.m. on October 1, 2019. Mariners are urged to plan transits accordingly to avoid unnecessary disruptions.

    This MSIB can be viewed here.

  • Monday, September 30, 2019 9:23 AM | Stacey Atkins (Administrator)

    Marine Safety Information Bulletin

    U.S. Coast Guard MSIB Number: 42-19

    SWIM AROUND CHARLESTON

    Charleston, SC

    The Swim Around Charleston will take place on October 6, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. The twelve-mile swim starts at Remley Point on the Wando River, crosses the main shipping channel of Charleston Harbor, and will finish at the General William B. Westmoreland Bridge on the Ashley River.

    The Captain of the Port Charleston will enforce a moving safety zone to protect the participants of this event. The safety zone will encompass all waters surrounding participants and safety vessels, extending 50-yards in front, 50-yards behind, and 100-yards on either side. No one shall enter, transit, moor, anchor, or remain within the safety zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or designated representative.

    All persons requesting to transit through the safety zone must contact the Coast Guard via VHF-FM channel 16.

    This MSIB can be viewed here.

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019 7:10 PM | Anna Thies

     The Maritime Association of South Carolina (MASC) is a member-based trade association that connects the Maritime Association industry and entities who support maritime commerce. MASC serves as a platform for information dissemination, collaboration, and partnership within its membership. MASC advocates for issues impacting the industry and serves to advance, promote, and protect the interests of the maritime community across South Carolina

    MASC is governed by a Board of Directors representative of every segment of the maritime commerce and transportation sector. As a member-based organization, MASC operates on a committee system. In addition to our Board of Directors, MASC encourages member involvement through our Events, Finance, and Workforce Development committees. We host a monthly Navigation/Operations Meeting, at which businesses and government agencies share real-time information and updates, forming ad-hoc committees as needed. Committees have worked on and advocated for issues related to distribution centers, operations, harbor deepening, maintenance dredging, maritime security, new terminal development, and infrastructure to name a few. 

    MASC also hosts several signature annual events including the Maritime Open Golf Tournament, a Fall Social, and an Annual Meeting & Gala. 


  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:37 PM | Anna Thies

    The Chucktown Showdown Paddleboard Race is scheduled to take place on Saturday September 28, 2019 from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The race course is located near Folly Beach County Park between the Folly Beach pier and Bird Key. Approximately 150 race participates are expected.

    All Mariners are urged to use caution while transiting the area. This MSIB can be viewed at https://homeport.uscg.mil/port-directory/charleston. For questions or concerns regarding this MSIB, please contact Sector Charleston Waterways Management Division at (843) 740-3184 or the Sector’s 24-hour Command Center at (843) 740-7050.

    MORE DETAILS CAN BE FOUND HERE.


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