Coast Guard lifts Hawaiian port conditions as Hurricane Ignacio advances

Hurricane FlagHONOLULU — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port continues to closely monitor the movement of Hurricane Ignacio and based on the storms current trajectory to the northwest it does not appear that the closure of commercial ports in the Hawaiian Islands will be necessary.

The COTP has set all Hawaiian ports back to Condition Whiskey (IV): The ALERT condition in which winds above 34 knots (39 mph) are expected within 72 hours.

As a reminder, Port Conditions are subject to change based on the projected path and intensity of Ignacio.

The Port Conditions are:

  • Condition Hurricane Season Preparedness (V): Seasonal readiness, 1 June – 30 Nov.
  • Condition Whiskey (IV): The ALERT condition in which winds above 34 knots (39 mph) are expected within 72 hours.
  • Condition X-Ray (III): The READINESS condition in which winds above 34 knots (39 mph) are expected within 48 hours.
  • Condition Yankee (II): The WARNING condition in which winds above 34 knots (39 mph) are expected within 24 hours.
  • Condition Zulu (I): The DANGER condition in which winds above 34 knots (39 mph) are expected within 12 hours and until the storm has passed and is no longer a threat.

In the event weather conditions change, the Coast Guard will send out a Broadcast Notice to Mariners and a Marine Safety Information Bulletin to notify the maritime community of port condition changes.

The COTP is closely monitoring Hurricane Jimena, which is approximately 1,330 miles east of Hilo.

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