Coast Guard sets Port Condition Xray for Key West

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Xray for Key West
MIAMI – The Coast Guard established port readiness condition x-ray for the port of Key West effective at 10 a.m. Friday due to the expectation of sustained winds of 25 mph with wind gusts up to 40 mph. The port of Key West is currently open to all commercial traffic, and all transfer operations may continue while x-ray remains in effect. Mariners are reminded there are no safe havens in the port...

Coast Guard urges boaters to prepare for impending severe weather

Coast Guard urges boaters to prepare for impending severe weather
MIAMI – The Coast Guard is encouraging boaters Thursday to prepare for severe weather due to a developing tropical wave, Invest 99L, which is expected to impact South Florida at the beginning of the weekend. The National Hurricane Center reports the disturbance is favorable for tropical development, resulting in a minimum of heavy rains and gusty winds.  All boaters and beachgoers are strongly encouraged...

Tropical Storm Colin strengthens in the Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Colin strengthens in the Gulf of Mexico
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard is encouraging boaters to exercise caution as Tropical Storm Colin’s projected path is expected to impact Florida’s Gulf Coast Monday and Tuesday. The National Hurricane Center is reporting winds of up to 40 mph, heavy rain up to five inches that may affect the eastern Gulf of Mexico. All boaters and beachgoers are strongly encouraged to monitor weather...

Coast Guard urges mariners to be safe as tropical depression develops in the Southern Gulf of Mexico

Coast Guard urges mariners to be safe as tropical depression develops in the Southern Gulf of Mexico
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Coast Guard is encouraging boaters to stay off the water due to a developing tropical depression expected to impact Florida’s Gulf Coast Sunday extending through Tuesday. The National Hurricane Center reports high winds up to 25 knots, heavy rain and rising waves up to 12 feet that may affect the eastern Gulf of Mexico. All boaters and beachgoers are strongly encouraged...

Coast Guard urges preparation for Tropical Storm Erika

Coast Guard urges preparation for Tropical Storm Erika
MIAMI — The Coast Guard urges mariners to heed warnings as Tropical Storm Erika is expected to affect South Florida this weekend. As Tropical Storm Erika approaches, the Coast Guard urges people to be mindful of the following: – Anticipate bridge closures. Mariners are advised that during strong storms drawbridges along the coast may deviate from the normal operating procedures. Drawbridges...

Coast Guard urges mariners to prepare for heavy weather around Hawaiian Islands

Coast Guard urges mariners to prepare for heavy weather around Hawaiian Islands
HONOLULU — The public is advised to use extreme caution and prepare for the onset of heavy weather expected to generate severe sea conditions, storm surge and high surf throughout the main Hawaii Islands prior to the arrival of Tropical Storm Guillermo. Visitors to Hawaii should heed all warnings from lifeguards and public health and safety officials. Although weather conditions may be good, rip...

Mariners, beachgoers urged to monitor Tropical Storm Ela

Mariners, beachgoers urged to monitor Tropical Storm Ela
HONOLULU —The public is advised to prepare for the onset of upcoming heavy weather expected to generate extreme sea conditions and high surf throughout the state as Tropical Storm Ela passes north of the Main Hawaiian Islands. Mariners and beachgoers should monitor the progress and strength of the storm through newspapers, the internet, local television and radio stations. Boaters can monitor the...

Three passengers rescued from disabled sailboat caught in Hurricane Julio

Three passengers rescued from disabled sailboat caught in Hurricane Julio
HONOLULU — Three men are safely aboard a container ship enroute to Honolulu after spending 24 hours battling the effects of Hurricane Julio aboard a disabled sailboat 414 miles northeast of Oahu Monday. Rescued are 61-year-old Ben Nealy, 22-year-old Lee Nealy, and 22-year-old Mike Vanway. The 42-foot sailboat Walkabout enroute from Stockton, Calif., to Honolulu, was dismasted and flooding with three...

Rescue efforts continue for sailboat caught in Hurricane Julio

Rescue efforts continue for sailboat caught in Hurricane Julio
HONOLULU — The Coast Guard continues to coordinate the rescue of a 42-foot sailboat caught in Hurricane Julio 414 miles northeast of Oahu Sunday. Sailing vessel Walkabout is disabled and taking on water with three people aboard. On-scene conditions are reported as 92 to 115 mph winds with 30-foot seas. One of the hatches has blown away and onboard bilge pumps are unable to keep up with the rate...