Coast Guard reopens the Ports of Jacksonville, Fernandina with restrictions

Coast Guard reopens the Ports of Jacksonville, Fernandina with restrictions
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Effective 6 p.m. Tuesday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port has reopened the Ports of Jacksonville and Fernandina and all other terminals and facilities with restrictions. Hurricane Irma’s severe weather is no longer a threat to the ports of Northeast Florida. However, the conditions of the waterways and port infrastructure are still unknown, and full assessments of the affected...

Coast Guard sets port condition Zulu, closes the Port of Jacksonville, Fernandina

Coast Guard sets port condition Zulu, closes the Port of Jacksonville, Fernandina
Photo update 8pm JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Effective 8 p.m. Saturday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set port condition Zulu for the Port of Jacksonville and Fernandina and all other terminals and facilities due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds of generated by Hurricane Irma that may arrive within 12 hours. Sustained winds between 39 and 54 mph are possible within 12 hours....

Coast Guard sets port condition Zulu in Jacksonville, Fernandina

Coast Guard sets port condition Zulu in Jacksonville, Fernandina
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Effective  8 a.m. Thursday, the Coast Guard captain of the port (COTP) set port condition Zulu for the Ports of Jacksonville and Fernandina due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Hurricane Matthew that may arrive within 12 hours. During this port condition the port will remain closed to all incoming and outgoing vessel traffic until directed by the...

Coast Guard sets port condition YANKEE in Jacksonville, Fernandina

Coast Guard sets port condition YANKEE in Jacksonville, Fernandina
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Effective 6 p.m. Tuesday, the Coast Guard captain of the port (COTP) set port condition Yankee for the Ports of Jacksonville and Fernandina due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds of 25 mph and gusts up to 40 mph generated by Hurricane Matthew that may arrive within 24 hours. Vessels will be able to move within the port with no restrictions; however mariners are...

Port Condition Whiskey set in Ports of Jacksonville and Fernadina

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Effective 4 p.m., Tuesday, Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP), Capt. Andy Blomme, increased port conditions for the Ports of Jacksonville and Fernadina, Fla., to WHISKEY, due to the expectation that gale force winds generated by Hurricane Irene may arrive within 72 hours. The Ports of Jacksonville and Fernadina are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer...

Federal, state and local agencies participate in Operation Safebox at Port of Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Federal, state and local agencies participated in a two day multi-agency effort named “Operation Safebox” to ensure public safety and security throughout the Port of Jacksonville. Operation Safebox is focused on identifying trends of non-compliance regarding shipping containers, and to reduce the amount of risk faced by roadway travelers by identifying trucks,...

Casino ship runs aground in Mayport, FL

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A local casino cruise ship broke free of its moorings due to high winds and rough seas associated with Tropical Storm Fay Friday at 6 a.m. in Mayport, Fla. The Sun Cruz casino ship broke free after high winds and rough seas parted the mooring lines that were securing the ship to its berth in Mayport. Only two people were aboard the vessel when it broke free. The ship grounded...