Coast Guard Sector Key West increases port conditions

MIAMI – Effective 12 p.m. Monday, Hurricane Condition ZULU (sustained gale force winds from Hurricane Ike are predicted within 12 hours) is set in the Port of Key West, Fla.

Coast Guard Sector Key West Captain of the Port, Capt. Scott Buschman, has established a safety zone for the Port of Key West. No vessels may enter or transit within this safety zone without permission from the COTP. All vessel movements are prohibited at this time, and all ship-to-shore operations must cease.

* All port waterfront operations are suspended except final preparations as expressly permitted by the COTP to ensure the safety of the ports and facilities.

* Coast Guard Port Survey Teams will conduct final port assessments.

For additional information please call Coast Guard Sector Key West at 305-292-9700.

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