Captain of the Port sets Port Condition Whiskey for Port of Hampton Roads

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Captain of the Port of Hampton Roads set Port Condition Whiskey at 3 p.m. Monday due to the approach of forecasted severe weather from potential Tropical Storm 10.

Gale force winds are expected to reach the Virginia Capes within 36 hours. The Port of Virginia remains open to all vessel traffic and commercial activities, however, all mariners are advised to take prudent actions in preparation of the approaching severe weather.

Facility operators should make preparations to ensure all loose cargo, cargo equipment, and debris are secured safely. All vessel moorings should be reinforced. Vessels at facilities shall stow all unnecessary gear, ensure proper moorings, and carefully monitor cargo operations. Vessels anchored should make preparations for heavy weather and maintain a continuous listening watch on VHF-FM channel 16.

For a complete listing of all recommended storm preparations, facilities and vessel operators are strongly encouraged to review the Port of Hampton Roads Maritime Hurricane Contingency Plan, Annex A, Tab C. This plan may be found online under “Local Contingency Plans” here.

For current port conditions, call (757) 668-5555, option 3.

Visit www.nhc.noaa.gov for more information on the weather and its projected path.

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