Coast Guard sets port condition Zulu for Ports of Miami and Key West

Coast Guard sets port condition Zulu for Ports of Miami and Key West
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port has set port condition Zulu for the Ports of Miami and Key West due to the possibility of sustained tropical force winds greater than 39 mph from Hurricane Isaias that may arrive within 12 hours. Effective at 8 a.m., Saturday, Port Everglades and the ports of Palm Beach and Fort Pierce are scheduled to be set to port condition Zulu. Mariners are reminded...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Yankee for Ports of Miami and Key West

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Yankee for Ports of Miami and Key West
MIAMI – This morning the Coast Guard Captains of the Port (COTP) set port condition Yankee for the Port of Miami and the Port of Key West due to the expectation of sustained tropical storm force winds generated by Hurricane Isaias that may arrive within 24 hours. All vessels greater than 300 gross tons must depart the port unless the COTP has approved a request to remain in port. Terminals and facilities...

Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray for Florida ports

Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray for Florida ports
MIAMI — Coast Guard Captains of the Port (COTP) set port condition X-ray for the Ports of Miami, Tampa and Key West due to the expectation of sustained tropical force winds of 39-73 mph generated from Tropical Storm Isaias 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. Mariners...

Coast Guard sets port condition Whiskey for several Florida ports

Coast Guard sets port condition Whiskey for several Florida ports
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard has set port condition Whiskey for several Florida ports including the Port of Key West, the Port of Tampa and the Port of Miami, due to possible sustained gale force winds, greater than 39 mph, arriving within 72 hours. These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations may continue while Whiskey remains in effect. Mariners...

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...