Daily Update

Charleston, SC

May 15, 2024

Notices

PORT LIMITS/INFORMATION
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Maximum Depths - (Fresh)
Harbor Entrance – 52’00
Main Channel – 54’00
 
BERTH LIMITS/INFORMATION: (03/07/24- UPDATED)
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Current maximum drafts allowed at berths:
 
Inner anchorage - Max Draft 30’00 feet FW - Max LOA 750 FT
Buckeye ( formerly Hess ) – as of 03/27/24 – Charleston is 37.5’ MLW currently, as of 04/05/24 37’00 will from .5’ every month on the 5th - -  MLW Max LOA 750’ Max DWT 70,000 MT UP to 3 x 10 INCH HOSES
Delfin - Max Draft - 38'00 Max LOA 690'
ODJFELL Terminal – DEPTH ALONGSIDE – 38’00 - Max Draft – 37’00  Max LOA 700' - 1 x 8 inch HOSE 1 x 6 inch VAPOR HOSE (UPDATED 11/09/23)
Chem Marine - Max Draft - 38'00 MLW
Kinder Morgan - berth 1 – 40’00 - all vessel arrivals require tide
Kinder Morgan - berth 2 - 40'00
Kinder Morgan - berth 4 - Max depth 40'00, tide needed for anything deeper than 38'00 UP TO 2 x 8 INCH HOSES, Max DWT 74400, Max LOA 748.1, Max BM 105.6, Max BCM 371.8 (updated 07/14/22)
Kinder Morgan North - Max draft 32'00"
Ineos Cooper River - max draft we are taking to Ineos now is 29’06 on a tide appointment. Depth alongside is 32'00 (AS OF 8/15)
Wando Terminal - Max draft 45'00 MLW - tide needed for anything deeper Than 43'01" Max BM No restriction
North Charleston Terminal - Max draft 45'00 MLW - Max BM No restriction
COLUMBUS STREET TERMINAL  - CST - Max draft 45'00 MLW - Max BM No restrictions
Veterans Terminal 35' MLW tidal restricted Nucor - Max draft 25'00 (movements daylight & tidal restricted), Max LOA 550', Max Beam 52'
Pier J Max Draft 38’00 FT
 
Airdraft under the Don Holt Bridge 155 ft per pilots
 
Per pilots - restrictions for Tanker movements:
Drafts of 38'00 or less may transit at anytime Drafts of 38'01 to 40'00 -window:  Start in 1 Hour before low water until 2 hours before high water Drafts of 40'01 to 41'00 - window: start in 2 hours after low water until 2 hours before high water Drafts of 41'01 to 42'00 - window:  start in 3 hours after low water until 3 hours before high water
 
The Captain of the Port is going to be releasing a statement that will require vessels to take 2 tug tethered escorts (inbound and outbound) calling on Nucor, Ineos and Nexans for ships greater than 10,000 GT and greater than 25’ draft.  All ATBs which fall under these parameters will require a 1 tug escort (both inbound and outbound). 
Currently all arrivals are being evaluated by Sector Charleston to determine which vessels will need an escort according to the above parameters.  We will share the Captain of the Port order as soon as it is released. 
The escort is required between the most seaward portion of Range Charlie (Buoy R “70”) and the north end of Pier X-ray. 
We are reacting to this news as is everyone else and recognize that this is a new procedure and will affect operations at the above terminals as well as tug availability throughout the harbor.  This information will be part of a forthcoming COTP order and ultimately codified in the US Coast Pilot.  We will continue to keep everyone informed as conflicts arise and make proposals as how to best serve you and our customers.  Pre-planning maneuvers is obviously in everyone’s best interest so please feel free to communicate any news you may feel is important to ship traffic with our office so we can adequately respond appropriately.
 
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TANKER VESSEL TRAFFIC:   IN –  NONE
 
DUE – FPMC 28, OWL 5
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FEDERAL, STATE & LOCAL FILING REQUIREMENTS:
 
96 Hours - advance notice of arrival required by USCG
48 Hours - advance receipt of crew list by Immigration for any vessel arriving from a foreign port, or arriving coast wise with detained crew.
24 Hours (minimum) - Foreign cargo must have manifest submitted to Customs & Border Patrol AMS.  Bond must be filed for Foreign flag vessels or U.S. flag arriving with foreign cargo aboard.  24 Hours - advance notice to Pilots
24 Hours - advance fax of crew list and approved visitors required by Terminal.
72 Hours - post port call, the Port Authority requires bill of lading figures for all bulk cargo.
 
Port Security - All persons doing business within Port Authority property must have security pass from SCPA.  All persons wanting unescorted access to any vessel must have a valid TWIC.
 
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CURRENT ARTICLES:  SCSPA NEWSLETTER ATTACHED
 
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CURRENT EVENTS:  05/18/24 – 0700-1030 - MSIB 11-24 || Moving Safety Zone - Lowcountry Splash
Summary: The annual Lowcountry Splash open water swim event will take place in Charleston Harbor on Saturday, May 18, 2024, from 7:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.  ​MOVING SAFETY ZONE – LOWCOUNTRY SPLASH
Charleston and Mount Pleasant, SC  - The annual Lowcountry Splash open water swim event will take place in Charleston Harbor on Saturday, May 18, 2024, from 7:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The 6-mile swim will start under the Wando River Bridge on Daniel Island, cross the Wando River near Hobcaw Yacht Club, and will finish at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. The 2.4-mile swim will start at Hobcaw Yacht Club, continue along the Mount Pleasant side of the Wando River and finish at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina.  A special local regulation, established in 33 CFR 100.704, Table 1, Item No. 4, will be in effect for a moving safety zone. This safety zone will encompass all waters surrounding event participants and safety vessels extending 50-yards in front and behind, and 100-yards on either side. No one shall enter, transit, moor, anchor, or remain within the safety zone unless specifically authorized by official event patrol. Mariners can anticipate the swimmers crossing the channel on the Wando River between 8:00 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. All mariners are urged to use caution while transiting the area and should coordinate with on-scene safety boats via VHF channels 16 or 68. When hailed or signaled by on-scene safety boats, all vessels in the immediate vicinity of these racing zones shall comply with directions given. Failure to do so may result in removal from the area, citation for failure to comply, or both.
 
05/22/24 – MASC - Maritime Mixer   May 22, 2024 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM) (UTC-04:00 EDT)  Mt Pleasant, South Carolina   This event is sponsored for MASC Members HAVE QR CODE READY FOR CHECK INCome join us for an exciting networking event hosted by the Maritime Association of South Carolina
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FUTURE EVENTS:  05/23/24 - May 22 Maritime Mixer hosted by Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Harbor Mt Pleasant (registration opens this week, FREE to attend!)
05/23/24 – 0900 - May 23 Nav Ops
05/23/24 - May Nav Ops & Harbor Safety Meeting   May 23, 2024 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM) (UTC-04:00 EDT)  North Charleston, South Carolina   MASC Business & Nav/Ops meetings (8 am-9 am)serve as the Maritime Association’s monthly membership meeting, inviting all members to network.
 
06/03/24 -June 3 Golf Tournament (Sold out but Hole Sponsors still available!)
06/05/24 - June 5 Breakfast Briefing with Barbara Melvin, SC Ports President & CEO
06/05/24 - June 5 MASC - Propeller Club Harbor Cruise (registration live soon!)
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SECURITY LEVEL: MARSEC 1
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PORT HURRICANE ALERT- 5/OUT OF SEASON
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Tides / Currents

CHARLESTON TIDES:
 
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible
 
MAY 2024
 
2024/05/15       Wed      3:00 PM              4.46      H
2024/05/15       Wed      8:57 PM              1.12      L
Th  16     High   3:06 AM     4.9   6:20 AM     Set  2:46 AM      52
    16      Low   9:36 AM     0.9   8:13 PM    Rise  2:05 PM
    16     High   3:52 PM     4.7
    16      Low   9:54 PM     1.1
 
F   17     High   3:57 AM     4.8   6:19 AM     Set  3:11 AM      61
    17      Low  10:23 AM     0.8   8:13 PM    Rise  2:59 PM
    17     High   4:44 PM     4.9
    17      Low  10:51 PM     1.0
 
Sa  18     High   4:46 AM     4.7   6:18 AM     Set  3:35 AM      70
    18      Low  11:07 AM     0.7   8:14 PM    Rise  3:53 PM
    18     High   5:32 PM     5.2
    18      Low  11:43 PM     0.9
 
Su  19     High   5:33 AM     4.7   6:18 AM     Set  3:59 AM      78
    19      Low  11:48 AM     0.5   8:15 PM    Rise  4:48 PM
    19     High   6:17 PM     5.4
 
M   20      Low  12:31 AM     0.7   6:17 AM     Set  4:23 AM      86
    20     High   6:19 AM     4.7   8:15 PM    Rise  5:45 PM
    20      Low  12:28 PM     0.4
    20     High   7:00 PM     5.7
 
Tu  21      Low   1:16 AM     0.5   6:17 AM     Set  4:50 AM      92
    21     High   7:02 AM     4.7   8:16 PM    Rise  6:44 PM
    21      Low   1:07 PM     0.3
    21     High   7:40 PM     5.9
 
W   22      Low   1:59 AM     0.4   6:16 AM     Set  5:21 AM      96
    22     High   7:45 AM     4.7   8:17 PM    Rise  7:46 PM
    22      Low   1:46 PM     0.2
    22     High   8:20 PM     6.0
 
Th  23      Low   2:42 AM     0.3   6:16 AM     Set  5:57 AM      99
    23     High   8:26 AM     4.6   8:17 PM    Rise  8:50 PM
    23      Low   2:26 PM     0.1
    23     High   8:58 PM     6.0
 
F   24      Low   3:24 AM     0.2   6:15 AM     Set  6:41 AM      99
    24     High   9:06 AM     4.6   8:18 PM    Rise  9:54 PM
    24      Low   3:07 PM     0.1
    24     High   9:38 PM     6.0
 
Sa  25      Low   4:07 AM     0.2   6:15 AM     Set  7:33 AM      98
    25     High   9:48 AM     4.6   8:19 PM    Rise 10:54 PM
    25      Low   3:50 PM     0.1
    25     High  10:20 PM     6.0
 
Su  26      Low   4:51 AM     0.2   6:14 AM     Set  8:33 AM      94
    26     High  10:31 AM     4.6   8:19 PM    Rise 11:47 PM
    26      Low   4:36 PM     0.2
    26     High  11:05 PM     5.9
 
M   27      Low   5:38 AM     0.2   6:14 AM     Set  9:39 AM      89
    27     High  11:20 AM     4.6   8:20 PM
    27      Low   5:26 PM     0.2
    27     High  11:55 PM     5.9
 
Tu  28      Low   6:28 AM     0.2   6:13 AM    Rise 12:34 AM      81
    28     High  12:14 PM     4.7   8:21 PM     Set 10:48 AM
    28      Low   6:22 PM     0.3
 
W   29     High  12:49 AM     5.8   6:13 AM    Rise  1:13 AM      72
    29      Low   7:21 AM     0.2   8:21 PM     Set 11:57 AM
    29     High   1:14 PM     4.8
    29      Low   7:24 PM     0.4
 
Th  30     High   1:47 AM     5.6   6:13 AM    Rise  1:47 AM      61
    30      Low   8:15 AM     0.1   8:22 PM     Set  1:05 PM
    30     High   2:17 PM     5.0
    30      Low   8:31 PM     0.4
 
F   31     High   2:47 AM     5.5   6:13 AM    Rise  2:18 AM      50
    31      Low   9:11 AM    -0.1   8:22 PM     Set  2:12 PM
    31     High   3:21 PM     5.4
    31      Low   9:39 PM     0.4
 
JUNE 2024
 
Sa   1     High   3:47 AM     5.4   6:12 AM    Rise  2:48 AM      38
     1      Low  10:07 AM    -0.3   8:23 PM     Set  3:19 PM
     1     High   4:23 PM     5.7
     1      Low  10:46 PM     0.3
 
Su   2     High   4:46 AM     5.3   6:12 AM    Rise  3:18 AM      27
     2      Low  11:01 AM    -0.5   8:24 PM     Set  4:27 PM
     2     High   5:22 PM     6.1
     2      Low  11:49 PM     0.1
 
M    3     High   5:43 AM     5.2   6:12 AM    Rise  3:50 AM      17
     3      Low  11:55 AM    -0.6   8:24 PM     Set  5:36 PM
     3     High   6:18 PM     6.4
 
Tu   4      Low  12:47 AM     0.0   6:12 AM    Rise  4:25 AM      9
     4     High   6:39 AM     5.1   8:25 PM     Set  6:48 PM
     4      Low  12:47 PM    -0.7
     4     High   7:11 PM     6.5
 
W    5      Low   1:42 AM    -0.2   6:11 AM    Rise  5:06 AM      4
     5     High   7:34 AM     5.0   8:25 PM     Set  7:59 PM
     5      Low   1:38 PM    -0.6
     5     High   8:03 PM     6.6
 
Th   6      Low   2:34 AM    -0.2   6:11 AM    Rise  5:54 AM      0
     6     High   8:26 AM     5.0   8:26 PM     Set  9:06 PM
     6      Low   2:27 PM    -0.5
     6     High   8:53 PM     6.5
 
F    7      Low   3:24 AM    -0.1   6:11 AM    Rise  6:49 AM      0
     7     High   9:17 AM     4.9   8:26 PM     Set 10:07 PM
     7      Low   3:16 PM    -0.3
     7     High   9:41 PM     6.3
 
Sa   8      Low   4:12 AM     0.0   6:11 AM    Rise  7:50 AM      1
     8     High  10:08 AM     4.8   8:27 PM     Set 10:58 PM
     8      Low   4:04 PM    -0.1
     8     High  10:28 PM     6.0
 
Su   9      Low   4:59 AM     0.2   6:11 AM    Rise  8:54 AM      5
     9     High  10:57 AM     4.6   8:27 PM     Set 11:41 PM
     9      Low   4:51 PM     0.2
     9     High  11:14 PM     5.8
 
M   10      Low   5:45 AM     0.4   6:11 AM    Rise  9:57 AM      11
    10     High  11:46 AM     4.5   8:28 PM
    10      Low   5:39 PM     0.5
    10     High  11:59 PM     5.5
 
Tu  11      Low   6:30 AM     0.6   6:11 AM     Set 12:17 AM      18
    11     High  12:36 PM     4.5   8:28 PM    Rise 10:57 AM
    11      Low   6:28 PM     0.8
 
W   12     High  12:44 AM     5.2   6:11 AM     Set 12:47 AM      27
    12      Low   7:14 AM     0.7   8:28 PM    Rise 11:55 AM
    12     High   1:27 PM     4.5
    12      Low   7:19 PM     1.0
 
Th  13     High   1:29 AM     5.0   6:11 AM     Set  1:13 AM      36
    13      Low   7:58 AM     0.8   8:29 PM    Rise 12:50 PM
    13     High   2:18 PM     4.6
    13      Low   8:13 PM     1.1
 
F   14     High   2:16 AM     4.8   6:11 AM     Set  1:37 AM      45
    14      Low   8:41 AM     0.7   8:29 PM    Rise  1:44 PM
    14     High   3:09 PM     4.7
    14      Low   9:10 PM     1.2
 
Sa  15     High   3:04 AM     4.6   6:11 AM     Set  2:01 AM      54
    15      Low   9:25 AM     0.7   8:29 PM    Rise  2:38 PM
    15     High   3:59 PM     4.9
    15      Low  10:07 PM     1.2
 
Su  16     High   3:53 AM     4.5   6:11 AM     Set  2:25 AM      64
    16      Low  10:09 AM     0.6   8:30 PM    Rise  3:33 PM
    16     High   4:48 PM     5.2
    16      Low  11:01 PM     1.0
 
M   17     High   4:43 AM     4.5   6:11 AM     Set  2:50 AM      73
    17      Low  10:55 AM     0.5   8:30 PM    Rise  4:31 PM
    17     High   5:35 PM     5.4
    17      Low  11:53 PM     0.9
 
Tu  18     High   5:32 AM     4.4   6:12 AM     Set  3:19 AM      81
    18      Low  11:41 AM     0.4   8:30 PM    Rise  5:32 PM
    18     High   6:21 PM     5.6
 
W   19      Low  12:43 AM     0.6   6:12 AM     Set  3:53 AM      88
    19     High   6:21 AM     4.4   8:31 PM    Rise  6:35 PM
    19      Low  12:27 PM     0.2
    19     High   7:07 PM     5.8
 
Th  20      Low   1:30 AM     0.4   6:12 AM     Set  4:34 AM      94
    20     High   7:09 AM     4.5   8:31 PM    Rise  7:40 PM
    20      Low   1:13 PM     0.1
    20     High   7:52 PM     6.0
 
F   21      Low   2:16 AM     0.3   6:12 AM     Set  5:24 AM      98
    21     High   7:56 AM     4.5   8:31 PM    Rise  8:43 PM
    21      Low   2:00 PM     0.0
    21     High   8:37 PM     6.1
 
Sa  22      Low   3:02 AM     0.1   6:12 AM     Set  6:22 AM      99
    22     High   8:43 AM     4.6   8:31 PM    Rise  9:40 PM
    22      Low   2:47 PM    -0.1
    22     High   9:22 PM     6.2
 
Su  23      Low   3:47 AM     0.0   6:13 AM     Set  7:28 AM      99
    23     High   9:30 AM     4.7   8:31 PM    Rise 10:31 PM
    23      Low   3:35 PM    -0.2
    23     High  10:09 PM     6.2
 
M   24      Low   4:34 AM    -0.1   6:13 AM     Set  8:38 AM      96
    24     High  10:20 AM     4.8   8:31 PM    Rise 11:13 PM
    24      Low   4:25 PM    -0.1
    24     High  10:57 PM     6.2
 
Tu  25      Low   5:21 AM    -0.1   6:13 AM     Set  9:49 AM      91
    25     High  11:12 AM     4.9   8:32 PM    Rise 11:50 PM
    25      Low   5:18 PM    -0.1
    25     High  11:46 PM     6.0
 
W   26      Low   6:10 AM    -0.2   6:14 AM     Set 10:58 AM      83
    26     High  12:07 PM     5.0   8:32 PM
    26      Low   6:15 PM     0.1
 
Th  27     High  12:37 AM     5.9   6:14 AM    Rise 12:22 AM      74
    27      Low   7:00 AM    -0.3   8:32 PM     Set 12:06 PM
    27     High   1:05 PM     5.2
    27      Low   7:15 PM     0.2
 
F   28     High   1:31 AM     5.6   6:14 AM    Rise 12:52 AM      63
    28      Low   7:52 AM    -0.3   8:32 PM     Set  1:12 PM
    28     High   2:05 PM     5.4
    28      Low   8:20 PM     0.4
 
Sa  29     High   2:26 AM     5.4   6:15 AM    Rise  1:21 AM      52
    29      Low   8:45 AM    -0.4   8:32 PM     Set  2:19 PM
    29     High   3:06 PM     5.7
    29      Low   9:26 PM     0.4
 
Su  30     High   3:24 AM     5.1   6:15 AM    Rise  1:51 AM      40
    30      Low   9:40 AM    -0.4   8:32 PM     Set  3:26 PM
    30     High   4:06 PM     5.9
    30      Low  10:31 PM     0.4
 
M    1     High   4:23 AM     5.0   6:16 AM    Rise  2:24 AM      29
     1      Low  10:36 AM    -0.4   8:32 PM     Set  4:35 PM
     1     High   5:04 PM     6.1
     1      Low  11:34 PM     0.4
 
Tu   2     High   5:22 AM     4.8   6:16 AM    Rise  3:02 AM      20
     2      Low  11:31 AM    -0.4   8:32 PM     Set  5:44 PM
     2     High   6:01 PM     6.2
 
W    3      Low  12:32 AM     0.3   6:16 AM    Rise  3:46 AM      11
     3     High   6:19 AM     4.8   8:32 PM     Set  6:52 PM
     3      Low  12:26 PM    -0.4
     3     High   6:55 PM     6.3
 
Th   4      Low   1:26 AM     0.2   6:17 AM    Rise  4:38 AM      5
     4     High   7:15 AM     4.8   8:31 PM     Set  7:54 PM
     4      Low   1:18 PM    -0.3
     4     High   7:47 PM     6.2
 
F    5      Low   2:17 AM     0.2   6:17 AM    Rise  5:36 AM      1
     5     High   8:07 AM     4.8   8:31 PM     Set  8:49 PM
     5      Low   2:08 PM    -0.3
     5     High   8:36 PM     6.2
 
Sa   6      Low   3:04 AM     0.2   6:18 AM    Rise  6:39 AM      0
     6     High   8:57 AM     4.7   8:31 PM     Set  9:36 PM
     6      Low   2:56 PM    -0.1
     6     High   9:22 PM     6.0
 
Su   7      Low   3:50 AM     0.2   6:18 AM    Rise  7:42 AM      0
     7     High   9:45 AM     4.7   8:31 PM     Set 10:14 PM
     7      Low   3:42 PM     0.1
     7     High  10:05 PM     5.9
 
M    8      Low   4:33 AM     0.3   6:19 AM    Rise  8:44 AM      3
     8     High  10:32 AM     4.7   8:31 PM     Set 10:46 PM
     8      Low   4:27 PM     0.3
     8     High  10:46 PM     5.7
 
Tu   9      Low   5:13 AM     0.4   6:19 AM    Rise  9:44 AM      7
     9     High  11:17 AM     4.6   8:30 PM     Set 11:14 PM
     9      Low   5:11 PM     0.5
     9     High  11:25 PM     5.4
 
W   10      Low   5:52 AM     0.5   6:20 AM    Rise 10:40 AM      13
    10     High  12:02 PM     4.6   8:30 PM     Set 11:39 PM
    10      Low   5:55 PM     0.8

Weather / Marine Zone Forecast

MARINE WEATHER  - 3NM ESE Rattlesnake Shoal MR
Marine Zone Forecast
 
Rest Of TodaySW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft. Wave detail: S 5 ft at 8 seconds. A slight chance of showers and tstms late.
TonightSW winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 kt after midnight. Seas 4 to 5 ft, subsiding to 3 to 4 ft after midnight. Wave detail: S 5 ft at 7 seconds, becoming S 4 ft at 7 seconds. A slight chance of showers and tstms in the evening.
ThuNW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming S 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave detail: S 3 ft at 7 seconds.
Thu NightS winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Wave detail: SE 2 ft at 6 seconds.
FriS winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. Wave detail: SE 2 ft at 6 seconds.
Fri NightS winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Wave detail: SE 2 ft at 7 seconds. A slight chance of showers and tstms in the evening, then a chance of showers and tstms after midnight.
SatS winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Showers likely with a chance of tstms.
Sat NightSW winds 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Showers likely with a chance of tstms.
SunW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.
Sun NightNW winds 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms.
 
winds and seas higher in and near tstms.

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