Coast Guard assets ready to respond to Hurricane Ida

Coast Guard assets ready to respond to Hurricane Ida
U.S. Coast Guard Station New Orleans crews prepare to relocate shallow-water response boats to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Aug. 28, 2021, ahead of Hurricane Ida. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Liz Uitdenhowen) NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is pre-staging response assets Saturday and established an area command in preparation for Hurricane Ida. Coast Guard assets across the region were...

Coast Guard urges public to prepare for hurricane threat along Gulf Coast

Coast Guard urges public to prepare for hurricane threat along Gulf Coast
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard is urging the public to prepare Thursday for the arrival of a hurricane threat throughout the Gulf Coast. The Coast Guard is advising the boating public to prepare now as hurricane winds, degraded sea conditions and rainfall can impact areas well ahead of the storm. “As we collectively prepare for this potential hurricane threat, we would ask that the boating public...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-RAY due to Tropical Storm Elsa

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-RAY due to Tropical Storm Elsa
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Coast Guard set Port Condition X-RAY at 12 p.m. Thursday for all maritime ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins Islands, due to Tropical Storm Elsa’s approach to the Caribbean region. The Coast Guard strongly cautions the maritime community to take the necessary precautions and remain vigilant to any new weather forecasts for Tropical Storm Elsa. During Port Condition...

Coast Guard sets port condition Zulu for ports of Tampa

Coast Guard sets port condition Zulu for ports of Tampa
Arrival Time of Tropical-Storm-Force Winds. (National Hurricane Center Graphic) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Effective 8 a.m. Wednesday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set port condition Zulu for the ports of Tampa, St. Petersburg, Manatee, and Ft. Myers due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds 35-43 mph or higher from Tropical Storm Eta. While port condition Zulu is in place no...

Coast Guard sets port condition X-Ray for Port of Key West

Coast Guard sets port condition X-Ray for Port of Key West
National Hurrican Center graphic KEY WEST, Fla. – Effective 8 p.m. Thursday, the Coast Guard captain of the port (COTP) set port condition X-ray for the Port of Key West to the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Tropical Storm Eta. These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations may continue while X-ray remains in effect. Sustained...

Coast Guard advises taking precautions as Tropical Storm Beta approaches

Coast Guard advises taking precautions as Tropical Storm Beta approaches
HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is advising the maritime community to remain vigilant to weather forecasts for Tropical Storm Beta and to take the necessary precautions as this weather system approaches the Texas Coast. Tropical Storm Beta is expected to impact the Texas Coast as early as Sunday. Port conditions change based on weather forecasts, and current port conditions can be viewed on the following...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-RAY for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-RAY for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
SAN JUAN – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan set Port Condition X-RAY at 2 a.m. Monday for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgins Islands due to the possibility of sustained gale force winds greater than 39 mph from Tropical Storm Dorian that may arrive to the area within 48 hours. The Coast Guard strongly cautions the maritime community to remain vigilant and take the necessary precautions...

Coast Guard reminds public of safety measures in advance of Hurricane Lane

Coast Guard reminds public of safety measures in advance of Hurricane Lane
A ‘no swimming’ sign warns the public of heavy surf conditions on Sunset Point Beach Park, Oahu.  HONOLULU — The Coast Guard encourages the public to prepare in advance of Hurricane Lane expected to arrive later this week. There is currently a hurricane warning for the main Hawaiian Islands. For information on Hurricane Lane’s progress and hurricane preparedness, please visit the...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-RAY for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands due to Hurricane Beryl

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-RAY for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands due to Hurricane Beryl
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard Captain of the Port San Juan, Capt. Eric P. King, set Port Condition X-RAY for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico effective at 8 a.m. Saturday due to the possibility of sustained gale force winds greater than 39 mph from Hurricane Beryl that may arrive within 48 hours. The Coast Guard strongly cautions the maritime community to remain vigilant and take the...