Ports in St. Thomas and St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands and San Juan, Puerto Rico reopened

7th Coast Guard District NewsSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard Sector San Juan Captain of the Port, Capt. Drew Pearson, reopened the ports in Saint Thomas, St. John, and Lime Tree Bay in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, and reopened the port of San Juan, Puerto Rico Monday morning following the passing of Hurricane Irene.

All other ports in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico remain closed under Port Condition ZULU until further notice.

Coast Guard Port Assessment Teams aboard Coast Guard vehicles, response boats and MH-65 Dolphin helicopters are aggressively working to reconstitute the remaining ports in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to safely reopen the navigable waterways as soon as possible.

Ports that have been reopened may resume all port and maritime operations, including waterfront facility and vessel transits, subject to prudent seamanship and safe work practices.

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