Coast Guard reopens ports following Hurricane Hermine

26 foot Trailerable Aids to Navigation BoatJACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coast Guard Captains of the Ports opene all commercial ports Saturday following Hurricane Hermine.

The ports of Charleston, Brunswick, Savannah, coastal South Carolina and coastal Georgia have resumed normal operations.

Hurricane Hermine is expected to continue to move northeast and degrade.

Vessel and facility operators are recommended to exercise caution before entering a storm-damaged area and should be alert for debris or pollution in the water while transiting. Mariners are asked to report any sightings of such to the Coast Guard or local emergency agencies.

Navigational aids may be moved or destroyed by heavy weather.  Mariners should not completely rely on the position of the aids after a storm, until Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Teams and cutters are able to verify and reposition them.  All methods for determining position should be used following a storm to ensure safety.

As a reminder, the public should heed all warnings including marine safety broad casts from emergency workers and safety officials. Although weather conditions may appear favorable, rip tides and high surf may continue to impact beaches and inlets as the storm degrades.

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