Coast Guard reopens North Carolina and Virginia ports

Coast Guard reopens North Carolina and Virginia ports
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Captain of the Port for Hampton Roads has reopened the port without restrictions Friday morning. The COTP for North Carolina reopened the Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City Friday morning. Mariners in North Carolina are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting due to possible shoaling, debris, and aids to navigation that may be off station or unreliable. Mariners...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Yankee for North Carolina ports, X-ray for Port of Virginia

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Yankee for North Carolina ports, X-ray for Port of Virginia
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Captain of the Port for North Carolina set Port Condition Yankee for the Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. The Captain of the Port for Hampton Roads set Port Condition X-ray at 4 p.m., for the Port of Virginia. In Port Condition Yankee, the tropical storm force winds are anticipated within 24 hours and the affected ports are closed to inbound vessel...

Coast Guard concludes 7th annual search and rescue forum in Hampton, Va.

Coast Guard concludes 7th annual search and rescue forum in Hampton, Va.
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and the Virginia Port Authority concluded the 7th annual search and rescue forum Friday in Hampton. The event focused on increasing first responders’ teamwork and communication in order to better prepare agencies for maritime emergency response. Personnel from the Virginia Marine Police, Smithfield Police Department, Henrico Fire Department, York County Fire...