Coast Guard announces port openings in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard, continues to conduct port assessments by land, air and sea of the damage caused by Hurricane Irma in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Sunday.

As of 12 p.m. Sunday, the Captain of the Port San Juan has set Port Readiness Condition FOUR opening the following ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands:

“We continue to make significant progress on our ports since Hurricane Irma passed, but the ports in St. Thomas were severely impacted. We have teams on the ground, air and water making navigational and port assessments of this area to ensure a quick and safe recovery,” said Capt. Eric King, commander, Sector San Juan. “The Coast Guard is coordinating very closely with our port partners as well as local and federal response authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands to keep them appraised of the storms impact, port conditions and to coordinate any requests for Coast Guard assistance. We are doing everything in our power to open the ports, but we want to remind the public we must do this safely to mitigate any further damage, pollution or injury.”

Open with No Restrictions:

  • Arecibo, Puerto Rico
  • Culebra, Puerto Rico
  • Guanica, Puerto Rico
  • Guayanilla, Puerto Rico
  • Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
  • Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • Salinas, Puerto Rico
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Tallaboa, Puerto Rico
  • Vieques, Puerto Rico
  • Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
  • Limetree Bay, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Krause Lagoon, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • St. Thomas WICO pier/Charlotte Amalie Harbor
  • St. Thomas Crowley Terminal
  • St. Thomas, Virgin Islands Port Authority – Sandfill Terminal
  • St. Thomas Tropical Terminal

Open with Restrictions:

  • Guayama, Puerto Rico: Only to Tug and Barges, no ships greater than 500 gross tons, and no deep draft vessels.
  • Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands – Daylight traffic/operations only
  • St. John, Cruz Bay, U.S. Virgin Island –Daylight ferry traffic only
  • St. Thomas, Redhook, U.S. Virgin Islands – Daylight ferry traffic only

Ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands that remain CLOSED under Port Readiness Condition ZULU are:

  • All other ports in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Fredericksted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

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