Coast Guard sets Port Condition ZULU for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard sets Port Condition ZULU for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Effective 8 a.m. Tuesday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan, Capt. Eric P. King, set port condition ZULU for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins Islands due to the possibility of sustained gale force winds greater than 39 mph from Hurricane Maria that may arrive within 24 hours. Mariners are reminded there are no safe havens in these facilities, and ports are safest...

Coast Guard sets port condition YANKEE for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard sets port condition YANKEE for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands
Coast Guard Station San Juan, Puerto Rico trailers their 33-foot-Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boats in preparation of Hurricane Maria Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Jim Connor SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Effective 8 p.m. Monday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan, Capt. Eric P. King, set port condition YANKEE for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins Islands...

Coast Guard urges Tri- State mariners, beachgoers to prepare for severe weather

Coast Guard urges Tri- State mariners, beachgoers to prepare for severe weather
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard is advising mariners and swimmers along the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut coasts to use caution on the water this week. Hurricane Jose is forecasted to impact beaches and waterways from North Carolina to Maine as it transits the Mid-Atlantic region during the next several days. “With the potential for a tropical storm and rip currents in our area, our overall...

Coast Guard, partner agencies in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands prepare for Hurricane Maria

Coast Guard, partner agencies in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands prepare for Hurricane Maria
Coast Guard Station San Juan, Puerto Rico trailers their 33-foot-Special Purpose Craft-Law Enforcement boats in preparation of Hurricane Maria Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Jim Connor SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The U.S. Coast Guard is relocating personnel, cutters and aircraft Monday from areas in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico expected to be impacted by...

Coast Guard readies for Hurricane Jose, cautions mariners

Coast Guard readies for Hurricane Jose, cautions mariners
BOSTON — Coast Guard units across the Northeast are accelerating preparations Monday ahead of forecasted tropical storm conditions expected to arrive in our area late Tuesday into Wednesday. Forecasted marine and coastal effects, including 34-63 knot winds and 20-30 foot seas, could pose life threatening conditions for mariners. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod crews are flying storm tracks and using...

Coast Guard to conduct boat training near Louisville

Coast Guard to conduct boat training near Louisville
U.S. Coast Guard 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement File Photo LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Coast Guard is scheduled to assist local, state, and federal agencies with first responder boat drills on the Ohio River near Louisville, Kentucky, Tuesday through Thursday. The drills will include a wide range of patrol boat tactics as well as emergency response procedures and are intended to...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-RAY for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands due to Hurricane Maria

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-RAY for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands due to Hurricane Maria
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Effective 8 p.m. Sunday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan, Capt. Eric P. King,  set port condition X-RAY for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins Islands due to the possibility of sustained gale force winds greater than 39 mph from Hurricane Maria that may arrive within 48 hours. The Coast Guard strongly cautions the maritime community to remain vigilant and take...

Coast Guard establishes regulated navigation area, safety zone for the Florida Keys

Coast Guard establishes regulated navigation area, safety zone for the Florida Keys
Sail boats and personal craft litter the shoreline near Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, Sept. 15, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin R. Williams. ORLANDO, Fla. — The Coast Guard has established a temporary regulated navigation area and temporary safety zone for waters within the Coast Guard Sector Key West Captain of the Port zone, Saturday. Vessels within the...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition WHISKEY for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard sets Port Condition WHISKEY for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN – The Coast Guard Captain of Port has scheduled to set condition WHISKEY at 8 p.m. for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins Islands due to the possibility of sustained gale force winds greater than 39 mph from Tropical Storm Maria that may arrive within 72 hours. The Captain of the Port San Juan strongly cautions the maritime community to remain vigilant and take the necessary precautions as...