Coast Guard port condition update for Alabama, Mississippi, Florida

Coast Guard port condition update for Alabama, Mississippi, Florida
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has updated port conditions along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Nate, Monday. The captain of the port has returned the Port of Mobile, Alabama, to port condition normal with restrictions. The port is open to vessel traffic at a depth of 32 feet and daylight transit only. The ports and waterways that have been opened are: Gulf Intracoastal Waterway east of mile marker...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Zulu for Mobile and New Orleans

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Zulu for Mobile and New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has continued securing its area of responsibility and adjusting port conditions along the Gulf Coast as the threat of Hurricane Nate continues to move north, Saturday. The Coast Guard has set Port Condition Zulu for the New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama, captain of the port zones. Port Condition Zulu suspends all port operations and is set when gale force winds are...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Yankee for Mobile, Alabama

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Yankee for Mobile, Alabama
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has begun securing its area of responsibility and adjusting port conditions along the Gulf Coast as the threat of Tropical Storm Nate continues to move north Thursday. The Coast Guard has set Port Condition Yankee for the Mobile, Ala., Captain of the Port Zone. Port Condition Yankee is set when gale force winds are possible within 24 hours. All commercial vessels and...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-Ray for Mobile, Alabama

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-Ray for Mobile, Alabama
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has begun securing its area of responsibility and adjusting port conditions along the Gulf Coast as the threat of Tropical Storm Nate continues to move north Thursday. The Coast Guard has set Port Condition X-Ray for the Mobile Captain of the Port Zone. Port Condition X-Ray is set when gale force winds are possible within 48 hours. All commercial vessels and ocean going...

Coast Guard prepares for Tropical Storm Nate

Coast Guard prepares for Tropical Storm Nate
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard has begun securing its area of responsibility and adjusting port conditions along the Gulf Coast as the threat of Tropical Storm Nate continues to move north Thursday. The Coast Guard urges all mariners to continuously monitor local and national weather sources and avoid coastal areas that may be impacted by the storm. Owners of large boats are urged to move their vessels...

Coast Guard Sector Mobile cruise ship security zone to go in effect

Coast Guard Sector Mobile cruise ship security zone to go in effect
NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard Sector Mobile has established a security zone in the port of Mobile, Alabama, that will go into effect on October 24, 2016, for the transit of the cruise ship Azamara Quest. The security zone will encompass 100 yards of the cruise ship as it transits shoreward of the Mobile Sea Buoy and within 25 yards once it is safely moored at the Mobile Alabama Cruise Terminal. All recreational...

Coast Guard continues response to barge explosion on ship channel in Mobile Bay

Coast Guard continues response to barge explosion on ship channel in Mobile Bay
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard, additional federal, state and local agencies continue to respond to a barge explosion on the ship channel in Mobile Bay, Ala., Thursday. Coast Guard Sector Mobile watchstanders received the initial notification at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday that there was a barge explosion between the George Wallace Tunnel and the Bankhead Tunnel in Mobile Bay. A total of seven explosions...

Coast Guard allowing vessel traffic through Mobile Ship Channel

MOBILE, Ala. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port for Mobile is allowing vessels to transit the Mobile River, Friday, after the river was closed to traffic following an oil spill at the Gulf Coast Asphalt facility. The Coast Guard is queuing vessels to move through the impacted area to avoid disturbance of containment and collection efforts in the channel. “Vessels transiting through the affected...

Coast Guard working to reopen Mobile and Pascagoula ports and channels

Mobile, Ala. – The Coast Guard, as part of a Joint Hurricane Team (JHT), is working to reopen the Mobile and Pascagoula Ship Channels to deep-draft traffic. Currently, the Port of Mobile is open to vessel traffic with a draft of 35 feet or less, but the Theodore Barge Canal is closed. The Port of Pascagoula is open to all traffic with a draft of 12 feet or less, but Horn Island Channel remains...