Coast Guard reopens ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands, sets Port Condition 4 for the northern ports of Puerto Rico

Southeastern Coast Guard NewsSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard Sector San Juan Captain of the Port, Capt. Drew W. Pearson, reopened Friday morning the ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and set Port Condition 4 for the ports along the northern coast of Puerto Rico following the passing of Tropical Storm Isaac south of the islands.

The ports in Yabucoa, Guayama, Salinas/Aguirre, Ponce, Tallaboa, Guanica and Mayaguez, Puerto Rico remain closed under Port Condtion ZULU until further notice.

The ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the ports of Arecibo, Cataño, San Juan, Fajardo, Vieques and Culebra, Puerto Rico may resume all operations, including waterfront facility and vessel transits, subject to prudent seamanship and safe working practices.

Coast Guard Port Assessment Teams continue to monitor the weather and are conducting port assessments in conjunction with the Puerto Rico Port Authority, harbor pilots and maritime industry along the southern coast of Puerto Rico, to safely reopen the remaining ports as soon as weather permits.

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