Coast Guard Sector Key West personnel begin returning to Key West

Coast Guard Sector Key West personnel begin returning to Key West
ORLANDO, Fla. – Coast Guard personnel assigned to Coast Guard Sector Key West will begin returning to the Florida Keys, Monday, after a temporary relocation to Orlando due to Hurricane Irma. Only essential personnel will be returning to Key West at this time since infrastructure is still not steadily in place with electrical power, water, telecommunications and other necessary resources being in...

Coast Guard establishes regulated navigation area, safety zone for the Florida Keys

Coast Guard establishes regulated navigation area, safety zone for the Florida Keys
Sail boats and personal craft litter the shoreline near Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, Sept. 15, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin R. Williams. ORLANDO, Fla. — The Coast Guard has established a temporary regulated navigation area and temporary safety zone for waters within the Coast Guard Sector Key West Captain of the Port zone, Saturday. Vessels within the...

Coast Guard reopens Port of Key West with restrictions

Coast Guard reopens Port of Key West with restrictions
Sail boats and personal craft litter the shoreline near Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, Sept. 15, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin R. Williams. ORLANDO, Fla. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopened the Port of Key West with restrictions, Friday. The Port of Key West has been closed since September 8 prior to Hurricane Irma crossing the Florida Keys. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew continues Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Key West

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew continues Hurricane Irma relief efforts in Key West
Capt. Jeffrey Janszen, second from left, Commander of Coast Guard Sector Key West, Florida, speaks to Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crewmembers.  U.S. Coast Guard photo KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton crew continues relief efforts in response to the damage caused by Hurricane Irma in Key West. The Hamilton crew relieved the Coast Guard Cutter Northland crew of its duties in Key West...

Port of Key West remains closed as weekend approaches, most other D7 ports have reopened

Port of Key West remains closed as weekend approaches, most other D7 ports have reopened
ORLANDO, Fla., — Ahead of the upcoming weekend the Coast Guard is reminding the boating public that the Port of Key West, Florida remains closed due to damage from Hurricane Irma, and we encourage boaters to avoid the waterways around the Florida Keys until the port conditions improve. The Coast Guard is currently enforcing a safety zone around the Port of Key West as Coast Guard personnel work alongside...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Zulu, closes Port of Key West

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Zulu, closes Port of Key West
KEY WEST, Fla., — Effective 8 a.m., Friday, the Coast Guard set Port Condition Zulu for Captain of the Port Zone (COTP) Key West, Florida, due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Hurricane Irma that may arrive within the next 12 hours. Based on the projected course and speed of Hurricane Irma, potential gale force winds of 39mph/35kts may impact the COTP zone Key West beginning...

Coast Guard sets port condition Yankee in Key West

Coast Guard sets port condition Yankee in Key West
Key West – Effective 8 p.m., Thursday, Hurricane Condition YANKEE (sustained Gale Force winds from a hurricane force storm are predicted within 24 hours) is set in the Port of Key West, Fla. All mariners are reminded that there are no safe havens in the Port of Key West area and that the port is safest when the inventory of vessels is at a minimum. For planning purposes, all oceangoing vessels...

Coast Guard sets port condition X-Ray for Key West Ports

Coast Guard sets port condition X-Ray for Key West Ports
Key West, FL – Effective 8 p.m., Wednesday, Port Condition X-RAY (sustained Gale Force winds from a hurricane force storm are predicted within 48 hours) was set in the Port of Key West, Fla due to Hurricane Irma. All mariners are reminded that there are no safe havens in the Port of Key West area and that the port is safest when the inventory of vessels is at a minimum. For planning purposes,...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition WHISKEY for Tampa, St. Petersburg, Manatee ports

Coast Guard sets Port Condition WHISKEY for Tampa, St. Petersburg, Manatee ports
TAMPA, Fla. – Effective 8 a.m. Wednesday, the Coast Guard set Port Condition WHISKEY (sustained Gale Force winds from a hurricane force storm are predicted within 72 hours) for Tampa, St. Petersburg and Manatee ports All mariners are reminded that there are no safe havens in these ports and that the port is safest when the inventory of vessels is at a minimum. For planning purposes, all oceangoing...