Coast Guard sets Port Condition Whiskey for Port of Delaware Bay and New Jersey

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Whiskey for Port of Delaware Bay and New Jersey
PHILADELPHIA–The Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay, set modified Port Condition WHISKEY for the New Jersey and Delaware area due to the potential for severe weather from Tropical Storm Fay in the next 24 hours. The Captain of the Port has determined the Delaware shore, Delaware Bay, and New Jersey shore areas will likely experience heavy rains, gale-force winds, increased seas and surf. Members of...

Captain of the Port reopens Port of Morehead City

Captain of the Port reopens Port of Morehead City
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Port of Morehead City has been returned to the Seasonal Alert port condition and is reopened to all vessel traffic. All mariners are advised to exercise caution when transiting restricted waters due to possible shoaling and aids-to-navigation possibly being off station or unreliable. For more breaking news follow us on Twitter and Facebook. For recent photographs and videos,...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Yankee for Port of Morehead City

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Yankee for Port of Morehead City
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Captain of the Port for North Carolina set Port Condition Yankee for the Port of Morehead City at 2 p.m., Sunday, and anticipates setting Port Condition Zulu at 10 p.m. Port Condition Yankee closes the identified port to inbound traffic without permission from the Captain of the Port. All affected vessels are encouraged to seek an alternative destination. Owners of pleasure...

Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray in Savannah, Brunswick

Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray in Savannah, Brunswick
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Effective 8 a.m. Saturday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set port condition X-ray for the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick and all other terminals and facilities due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Hurricane Dorian that may arrive within 48 hours. These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations...

Coast Guard modifies port conditions in Florida and Georgia ports

Coast Guard modifies port conditions in Florida and Georgia ports
The Coast Guard Captain of the Ports have modified the Port Conditions for several ports in Florida and Georgia due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Hurricane Dorian. The updates are: Effective 12 p.m. Thursday the Captain of the Port (COTP) set port condition X-ray for the Port of Fort Pierce, Port of Miami, Port Everglades and Port of Palm Beach. Effective 12 p.m....

A time to prepare: Lessons from Hurricane Iniki

A time to prepare: Lessons from Hurricane Iniki
A chart showing Hurricane Iniki’s path through the Hawaiian Islands, Sept. 1992. The storms path was originally projected to continue West before it unexpectedly turned towards Kauai. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo courtesy of Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew West) On Sept. 10, 1992, Jimmy Garland was a Radioman 3rd Class at Coast Guard Group Honolulu, now Coast Guard Sector Honolulu. He had been tracking...

Coast Guard sets Winter Port Condition One for northern Chesapeake Bay

Coast Guard sets Winter Port Condition One for northern Chesapeake Bay
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region Captain of the Port (COTP) set Winter Port Condition One Thursday, and cautions mariners to be aware of ice formation on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Winter Port Condition One is set when weather conditions are favorable for the formation of ice in navigable waters. Within the Sector Maryland-NCR COTP zone, navigable waters...

Coast Guard suspends ferry operation from Hilton Head to Daufuskie Island

Coast Guard suspends ferry operation from Hilton Head to Daufuskie Island
Coast Guard Sector Charleston marine inspectors identify unsafe conditions on the barge and associated tug Jake Washington Nov. 8, 2018, while moored at Broad Creek Marina in Hilton Head, South Carolina.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Sector Charleston) CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard Sector Charleston marine inspectors identified unsafe conditions November 8th on a barge moored...

Coast Guard reopens ports on Guam and Rota

Coast Guard reopens ports on Guam and Rota
Coast Guard Cutter Washington in Apra Harbor, Guam. U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Cmdr. Josh Empen SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopened all of the ports in Guam and Rota at 12:30 p.m., Friday, after post-storm assessments. The Ports in Saipan and Tinian remain closed in Port Heavy Weather Condition Zulu. Port Heavy Weather Condition Zulu restricts all inbound and outbound...