NEWS & NOTES

MARITIME ASSOCIATION NEWS & NOTES

  • Friday, September 06, 2019 12:50 PM | Anna Thies

    SECTOR CHARLESTON | PORT CONDITION - OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS

    Effective 1230 local time, 6 Sep 2019, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) Charleston has opened the Port of Charleston with the following restrictions:

    1. All deep draft commercial vessel movements must be specifically authorized by the COTP through the Port Coordination Team. Deep draft commercial vessels can submit their requests to uscgsecchasnprev@icloud.com or by telephone to (843) 296-5520. The COTP reserves the right to deny any request.

    We continue to conduct port assessments with our partners and will balance the safety of the port with the need to move commerce. There are no current restrictions on recreational or commercial small passenger vessels.

    Due to potential effects from Hurricane DORIAN throughout coastal South Carolina, mariners are urged to transit with caution considering the possibility of Aids to Navigation discrepancies or other hazards to navigation. If discovered, please report any of these issues to the United States Coast Guard.

    This MSIB can be viewed at https://homeport.uscg.mil/port-directory/charleston.

    For Heavy Weather Advisory Group (HWAG) or waterway specific questions, please contact (843) 331-2384.

    For facility and vessel specific questions, please contact (843) 740-3186 or (843) 296-5514.

    For maritime related emergencies, please contact the Sector Charleston Command Center at (843) 740-7050.


  • Thursday, September 05, 2019 5:23 PM | Anna Thies

    CLIENT ADVISORY:

    Hurricane Dorian 2019 Update #4

    **UPDATE**

    WWT, NCT and CST to Reopen at 0700 Tomorrow 

    WWT, NCT and CST will reopen at 0700 tomorrow, Friday, September 6 for gate operations. Vessel operations at WWT, NCT and CST will begin at 1900 tomorrow. 

    The vessel schedule will be arranged by the SCPA's berthing office and the Ocean Carriers. Please visit the SCPA website for the for the latest vessel schedule.

    Inland Port Dillon will reopen Friday, September 6 at 0900. Inland Port Dillon will also be open Saturday, September 7 from 0600-1800. 

    Inland Port Greer is open and operating under normal hours. 

    Full details are below. 

    CHARLESTON CONTAINER TERMINALS (WWT and NCT):

    Thursday, September 5:

    • Closed. 

    Friday, September 6:

    • Reopening at 0700 and operating until 1730. 
    • Vessel operations restart at 1900. 

    Saturday, September 7:

    • Normal operating hours, 0600-1700. 

    Sunday, September 8:

    • Open, 0600-1700. 

    CHARLESTON BREAKBULK & RO/RO:

    Thursday, September 5:

    • Closed. 

    Friday, September 6:

    • Reopening at 0700 and operating until 1700. 
    • Vessel operations restart at 1900. 

    INLAND PORT DILLON:

    Thursday, September 5:

    • Closed. 

    Friday, September 6:

    • Reopening at 0900 and operating until 1800.

    Saturday, September 7:

    • Open, 0600-1800. 

    INLAND PORT GREER:

    • Open and operating under normal hours. 

    The SC Ports Authority is closely monitoring Hurricane Dorian and will provide operational updates as necessary. 


  • Wednesday, September 04, 2019 8:21 AM | Anna Thies

    SECTOR CHARLESTON | PORT CONDITION ZULU

    Effective 0800, 4 Sep 2019, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) Charleston has set Port Condition ZULU due to the expected arrival of tropical storm force winds of 39 mph from Hurricane DORIAN within 12 hours. The port is closed to all vessel traffic unless specifically authorized by the COTP. Cargo operations are suspended, including bunkering and lightering, unless a waiver is granted by the COTP. We will continue to evaluate updated weather models to determine when it safe to lift the above restrictions.

    This MSIB can be viewed at https://homeport.uscg.mil/port-directory/charleston.

    For Heavy Weather Advisory Group (HWAG) or waterway specific questions, please contact (843) 331-2384.

    For facility and vessel specific questions, please contact (843) 740-3186 or (843) 296-5514.

    For maritime related emergencies, please contact the Sector Charleston Command Center at (843) 740-7050.

  • Tuesday, September 03, 2019 6:43 PM | Anna Thies

    SECTOR CHARLESTON | PORT CONDITION YANKEE

    Effective 2000, 3 Sep 2019, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) Charleston has set Port Condition YANKEE due to the expected arrival of tropical storm force winds of 39 mph from Hurricane DORIAN within 24 hours. Vessel movements are restricted to pre-authorized outbound traffic only. We will continue to evaluate updated weather models and anticipate setting Port Condition Zulu tomorrow morning.

    This MSIB can be viewed at https://homeport.uscg.mil/port-directory/charleston.

    For Heavy Weather Advisory Group (HWAG) or waterway specific questions, please contact (843) 331-2384.

    For facility and vessel specific questions, please contact (843) 740-3186 or (843) 296-5514.

    For maritime related emergencies, please contact the Sector Charleston Command Center at (843) 740-7050.

  • Tuesday, September 03, 2019 11:59 AM | Anna Thies

    CLIENT ADVISORY: Hurricane Dorian 2019 Update #2

    All terminals are open and operating under normal hours today, Tuesday, September 3.

    **UPDATE**

    Vessel operations to begin at 1900, Friday, September 6 for marine terminals in Charleston (WWT, NCT and CST).

    All terminals in Charleston and Georgetown will reopen Friday, September 6 at 0900 for gate operations.

    The vessel schedule will be arranged by the SCPA's berthing office and the Ocean Carriers. Please visit the SCPA website for the for the latest vessel schedule.

    CHARLESTON CONTAINER TERMINALS (WWT and NCT):

    Tuesday, September 3:

    • Normal operating hours, 0500-1730.

    Wednesday, September 4:

    • Closed.

    Thursday, September 5:

    • Closed.

    Friday, September 6:

    • Reopening at 0900 and operating until 1730.
    • Vessel operations restart at 1900.

    Saturday, September 7:

    • Normal operating hours, 0600-1700.

    Sunday, September 8:

    • Open, 0600-1700.

    CHARLESTON and GEORGETOWN BREAKBULK & RO/RO:

    Tuesday, September 3:

    • Open and operating under normal hours.

    Wednesday, September 4:

    • Closed.

    Thursday, September 5:

    • Closed.

    Friday, September 6:

    • Reopening at 0900 and operating until 1700.
    • Vessel operations restart at 1900.

    INLAND PORT GREER:

    • Open and operating under normal hours.

    INLAND PORT DILLON:

    • Open and operating under normal hours.

    The SC Ports Authority is closely monitoring Hurricane Dorian and will provide operational updates as necessary.

  • Monday, September 02, 2019 6:00 PM | Anna Thies

    MSIB 38-19: PORT CONDITION ZULU

    MSIB 37-19: PORT CONDITION YANKEE

    MSIB 36-19: BRIDGE CLOSURES

    MSIB 35-19: PORT CONDITION X-RAY

    MSIB 34-19: PORT CONDITION WHISKEY

  • Monday, September 02, 2019 5:41 PM | Anna Thies

    Coastal SOUTH Carolina | Operational Bridge Closures

    Due to the projected path of Hurricane DORIAN and the evacuation of Coastal South Carolina counties, all draw bridges are anticipated be closed to marine traffic beginning at 6:00 P.M. on September 03, 2019.  Mariners are urged to prepare and plan transits accordingly.

    For more information regarding evacuation routes log onto the South Carolina Department of Transportation website at: https://www.scdot.org/travel/stormResources.aspx.

    For questions regarding the closures, please contact the South Carolina Department of Transportation at: (855) 467-2368.

    For Coast Guard related emergencies please contact Sector Charleston Command Center at: (843) 740-7050.


  • Monday, September 02, 2019 5:39 PM | Anna Thies

    SECTOR CHARLESTON

    PORT CONDITION X-RAY

    Effective 1600, 2 Sep 2019, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) Charleston has set Port Condition X-Ray due to the expected arrival of tropical storm force winds of 39 mph from Hurricane Dorian within 48 hours. While the Port of Charleston has increased its readiness for heavy weather, it is currently open to all commercial traffic and all cargo operations may continue. We will continue to evaluate updated weather models and balance the risk to the Port with the need to move commerce and potentially support impacted areas of the Southeast.

    All oceangoing commercial vessels and oceangoing barges greater than 500 gross tons shall finalize plans for departing the port 24 hours prior to the arrival of tropical storm force winds or be specifically authorized to remain in port by the COTP. Vessels unable to depart within this timeframe must immediately contact Coast Guard Sector Charleston and submit a written heavy weather mooring plan to be reviewed and accepted by the COTP. Vessels bound for this port, which are unable to depart 24 hours prior to the arrival of tropical storm force winds threatening winds are advised to seek an alternate destination.

    Pleasure craft are advised to seek safe harbor. Commercial vessel operators authorized by COTP to remain inside Sector Charleston’s Harbor’s, and recreational boat owners, should ensure their vessels are secure at berth and will not pose a hazard to surrounding vessels or the environment. Mariners are reminded that drawbridges may not operate when sustained wind speeds reach 25 mph or when an evacuation is in progress.

    Facilities are advised to review their heavy weather plan and take all necessary precautions to adequately prepare for the forecasted conditions.

    This MSIB can be viewed at https://homeport.uscg.mil/port-directory/charleston.

    For Heavy Weather Advisory Group (HWAG) or waterway specific questions, please contact (843) 331-2384.

    For facility and vessel specific questions, please contact (843) 740-3186 or (843) 296-5514.

    For maritime related emergencies, please contact the Sector Charleston Command Center at (843) 740-7050.


  • Monday, September 02, 2019 2:34 PM | Anna Thies

    SECTOR CHARLESTON

    PORT CONDITION WHISKEY

    Effective 0000, 1 Sep 2019, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) Charleston is setting Port Condition Whiskey due to the expected arrival of tropical storm force winds of 39 mph from Hurricane Dorian within 72 hours. While the Port of Charleston has increased its readiness for heavy weather, it is currently open to all commercial traffic and all cargo operations may continue. We will continue to evaluate updated weather models and balance the risk to the Port with the need to move commerce and potentially support impacted areas of the Southeast.

    All oceangoing commercial vessels and oceangoing barges greater than 500 gross tons must plan to depart the port 24 hours prior to the arrival of tropical storm force winds or be specifically authorized to remain in port by the COTP. Vessels intending to remain in port must immediately contact Coast Guard Sector Charleston.

    This MSIB can be viewed at https://homeport.uscg.mil/port-directory/charleston.

    For Heavy Weather Advisory Group (HWAG) or waterway specific questions, please contact (843) 331-2384.

    For facility and vessel specific questions, please contact (843) 740-3186 or (843) 296-5514.

    For maritime related emergencies, please contact the Sector Charleston Command Center at (843) 740-7050.


MARITIME ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH CAROLINA

Est. 1926

FOR THE MARITIME COMMERCE & LOGISTICS SECTOR

Log in

CONNECT WITH MASC

PAY US A VISIT!

CALL: 843-577-7678 | MESSAGE: staff@maritimesc.org

4500 Leeds Avenue, Suite 207 | North Charleston, SC 29405

FOR THE MARITIME COMMERCE & LOGISTICS SECTOR

Business Networking | Events | Industry News | Workforce Development | Emergency Management | Port Operational Briefings | Cyber Awareness

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software