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...

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...