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1 Port Meteorological Office Charleston, SC Timothy Kenefick

2 Established October 2003 Situated at NOAA’s Coastal Services Center 2234 South Hobson Av, Charleston, SC Within the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Centrally located to serve the ports of: Charleston, SC (45 mile loop to visit all the terminals) Savannah, GA (110 miles, approx. 2 hours each way) Wilmington, NC (180 miles, 3 to 4 hours drive each way)

3 Port of Charleston, SC Terminals Container Terminals Wando (Mt Pleasant) North Charleston Auto Terminal Columbus Street Passenger Union Terminal

4 Port Of Charleston Terminals (Contd) General Cargo Veterans Terminal Union Terminal Columbus Street Military Cargo Naval Weapons Station, Joint Base Charleston Petro – Chemical Terminals Hess Delphin Chem Marine

5 Port of Charleston New Projects South Navy Base Container Terminal Construction for the past 4 years Forecast to open 2016 North Navy Base (Veterans Terminal) Conversion to handle Autocarriers (move from Columbus Street) Continue to handle bulk carriers Continue to be lay-up berths for USNS ships between deployments

6 Port of Charleston (Contd) FLETC 6 Ready Reserve ships (5 Cape “D” Class and 1 Cape “E” Class) Coast Guard Buoy Tender OAK Static Training ship CAPE CHALMERS NOAA Ships (Rumor: Supposed to change home ports) Ronald Brown Nancy Foster Shipyard Detyens Shipyard, occupies old Navy Base SRF (North part) 3 Dry Docks 6 Layberths

7 Savannah, GA Containers Garden City Container Terminal Multipurpose terminals by the bridge and east of the city Containers Bulk cargo Auto Terminal LNG Terminal

8 Trips to Savannah On request for barometer comparisons US and Foreign programs Request for recruitment into program Delivery of supplies for AOML Drifter Buoys Bathythermograph Probes Repair / replace Bathythermograph equipment

9 Wilmington, NC Multi Purpose Terminal on south side of city Containers Bulk Cargo Liquid Cargo Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point Containers Vehicles Munitions

10 Trips to Wilmington All day trip done only upon request Usually to adjust barometers or install software Recruitment rare. One trip to Moorehead City in support of USNS contract vessel. (6 hours each way)

11 Visits and Sea Time Average 900 ship visits per year Visit every ship which call to Charleston Terminals Days sea time teaching aboard training ship EMPIRE STATE 94 (2014) 76 (2013) 68 (2012) 48 (2011) 35 (2010) Goes back to 1998 I’ve also taught aboard STATE OF MAINE and KENNEDY (nee: ENTERPRISE) for Maine Maritime Academy and Massachusettes Maritime.

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