Warning to Mariners: Storm Approaching

BOSTON – Coast Guard units throughout New England are alerting mariners of an approaching storm that is expected to impact the area Sunday morning with anticipated winds exceeding 55 mph and seas over 20-feet.

A Coast Guard HU-25 Falcon Jet from Air Station Cape Cod is flying two storm-track missions today to caution off-shore boaters via VHF/FM radio channel 16 of the potentially dangerous weather system.

Coastal and off-shore Coast Guard cutters and shore-based search and rescue stations have also increased their readiness status to assist mariners in distress.

Mariners are urged to closely monitor channel 16 VHF/FM for updated storm information. For more marine weather information please visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website.

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