Coast Guard reopens Port of Charleston without restrictions

Coast Guard reopens Port of Charleston without restrictions
CHARLESTON, S.C.— As of 12 p.m., Saturday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) reopened the Port of Charleston without restrictions. Due to potential effects from Hurricane Florence throughout the Charleston area, mariners are urged to transit with caution considering the possibility of aids to navigation discrepancies or other hazards to navigation. The Port of Georgetown to the North Carolina...

Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray in Charleston

Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray in Charleston
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Effective 8 a.m. Tuesday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set port condition X-ray for the Port of Charleston and all other terminals and facilities due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Hurricane Florence that may arrive within 48 hours. These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations may...

Charleston Area Maritime Security Committee recognized as Nation’s best

Charleston Area Maritime Security Committee recognized as Nation's best
Capt. John Reed, left, Commanding Officer of Sector Charleston, Capt. Ladonn Allen, District Seven Prevention Chief, and Dennis Bradford stand together, Monday, July 9, 2018, during a recognition ceremony for the Charleston Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC).  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Sector Charleston) CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Charleston Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC) was...

Coast Guard reopens Charleston ports with no restrictions

Coast Guard reopens Charleston ports with no restrictions
Coast Guard Sector Charleston crewmembers assess the Port of Charleston in response to Hurricane Irma in South Carolina, Sept. 11, 2017.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Loumania Stewart CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port has reopened the Port of Charleston and all other terminals and facilities Tuesday with no restrictions. Due to potential effects from Hurricane...

Coast Guard sets port condition Yankee in Charleston

Coast Guard sets port condition Yankee in Charleston
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Effective 1 p.m. Sunday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set port condition Yankee for the Port of Charleston and all other terminals and facilities due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Hurricane Irma that may arrive within 24 hours. These ports and facilities are currently closed commercial traffic and all transfer operations while Yankee...

Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray in Charleston

Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray in Charleston
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Effective 8 p.m. Friday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set port condition X-ray for the Port of Charleston and all other terminals and facilities due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Hurricane Irma that may arrive within 48 hours. These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations may continue...

Coast Guard sets port condition Whiskey in Charleston

Coast Guard sets port condition Whiskey in Charleston
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Effective 12 p.m. Thursday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set port condition Whiskey for the Port of Charleston and all other terminals and facilities due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Hurricane Irma that may arrive within 72 hours. These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations may...

Coast Guard responds to potential threat at Port of Charleston

Coast Guard responds to potential threat at Port of Charleston
MIAMI — At approximately 8 p.m. Wednesday authorities were made aware of a potential threat in a container aboard the vessel Maersk Memphis in the Port of Charleston. The terminal was evacuated while bomb detection units from federal, state and local law enforcement agencies investigated the threat. A unified command was established to oversee the coordinated response. The unified command identified...

Coast Guard, partner agencies to conduct response exercise in Charleston

Coast Guard, partner agencies to conduct response exercise in Charleston
CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard in conjunction with several partner agencies is participating in a disease response exercise Tuesday at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in North Charleston. The purpose of the exercise is to practice and evaluate communication procedures, integration of federal, state, local and private industry partners, as well as analyze response concepts and capabilities...