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...

Coast Guard urges public in Guam to prepare for heavy weather

Coast Guard urges public in Guam to prepare for heavy weather
SANTA RITA, Guam — The Coast Guard is urging the public to prepare for the onset of heavy weather expected to impact the Marianas Islands early Thursday. Tropical Depression 10W is expected to generate sustained winds of 35 knots (40 mph) throughout Guam. Mariners and beachgoers should monitor the progress and strength of the storm through newspapers, the internet and local television, radio stations...

Coast Guard sets port condition Whiskey for Port Canaveral

Coast Guard sets port condition Whiskey for Port Canaveral
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Effective 12 p.m. Wednesday, the Coast Guard captain of the port (COTP) set port condition Whiskey for Port Canaveral terminals and facilities due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Hurricane Irma that may arrive within 72 hours. These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations may continue while Whiskey...

Coast Guard delivers medical supplies, personnel to support Hurricane Matthew relief efforts

Coast Guard delivers medical supplies, personnel to support Hurricane Matthew relief efforts
Crew members aboard an HC-130 Hercules airplane from Air Station Clearwater deliver medical supplies to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 to support post Hurricane Matthew relief efforts. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse CLEARWATER, Fla. — Coast Guard crew members launched Thursday to transport personnel and supplies to support post Hurricane Matthew relief...

Coast Guard sets port condition Zulu in Ports of Charleston, Savannah and Brunswick

Coast Guard sets port condition Zulu in Ports of Charleston, Savannah and Brunswick
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Effective 8 a.m. Friday, the Coast Guard captain of the port (COTP) set port condition Zulu for the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Hurricane Matthew that may arrive within 12 hours. In addition, at 10 a.m. the Port of Charleston was also set to port condition Zulu. During this port condition the port will remain...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-Ray in North Carolina

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-Ray in North Carolina
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Coast Guard urges mariners and members of the maritime community across North Carolina to prepare for Hurricane Matthew as Condition X-Ray is set for North Carolina Waterways. The Captain of the Port (COTP) has set condition X-RAY for all waterways in the North Carolina COTP Zone in preparation for the anticipated weather impact of Hurricane Matthew. Port Condition WHISKEY...

Coast Guard sets port condition Zulu in Jacksonville, Fernandina

Coast Guard sets port condition Zulu in Jacksonville, Fernandina
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Effective  8 a.m. Thursday, the Coast Guard captain of the port (COTP) set port condition Zulu for the Ports of Jacksonville and Fernandina due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Hurricane Matthew that may arrive within 12 hours. During this port condition the port will remain closed to all incoming and outgoing vessel traffic until directed by the...

Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray for the Port of Charleston

JACKSONVILLE, Fla – Effective 10 p.m. Wednesday, the Coast Guard captain of the port (COTP) set port condition X-ray for the Port of Charleston due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Hurricane Matthew that may arrive within 48 hours. These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations may continue while X-ray remains in effect. Sustained...