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 sets port condition Whiskey in Miami and Port Canaveral

Coast Guard sets port condition Whiskey in Miami and Port Canaveral
MIAMI — Effective 12 p.m. Wednesday the Captain of the Port (COTP) set port condition Whiskey for the Ports of Fort Piece, Miami, Everglades and Palm Beach due to the expectation of sustained tropical storm force winds of at least 39 mph generated by Hurricane Dorian that may arrive within 72 hours. Effective 1 p.m. Wednesday, the Coast Guard set port condition Whiskey for Port Canaveral terminals...

Coast Guard, CBP respond to report of stowaways on vessel off Miami

Coast Guard, CBP respond to report of stowaways on vessel off Miami
MIAMI — The Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection responded to a report of three stowaways on the merchant vessel, Diana J, Wednesday approximately three miles offshore of Port of Miami. At approximately 6:34 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received a report from the Diana J crew stating they had located two Guatemalan adult male stowaways and one Honduran adult male stowaway...

Coast Guard reopens Port of Miami with restrictions

Coast Guard reopens Port of Miami with restrictions
MIAMI — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port has determined the Port of Miami is safe more marine traffic and has reopened the port for operations with restrictions at 5 a.m. Wednesday. All operations are currently authorized during daylight hours only. No nighttime operations are permitted. Due to potential effects from Hurricane Irma throughout south Florida, mariners are urged to transit with caution...

Miami area ports reopen as Tropical Storm Isaac heads north

Miami area ports reopen as Tropical Storm Isaac heads north
MIAMI – Effective 10 p.m. Monday, Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Capt. Chris Scraba, reopened the Port of Miami, Miami River, Port Everglades, Port of Palm Beach, Port of Ft. Pierce, and all remaining terminals and facilities, to commercial and recreational vessel traffic due to Tropical Storm Isaac no longer affecting the area with sustained gale force winds. Vessels may now enter or transit within...

Captain of the Port sets Port Condition ZULU, closing Ports of Miami, Everglades and Palm Beach

Captain of the Port sets Port Condition ZULU, closing Ports of Miami, Everglades and Palm Beach
MIAMI — Coast Guard Sector Miami Captain of the Port, Capt. Chris Scraba, increased to Port Condition ZULU at 11 p.m. Saturday closing the Port of Miami, Port Everglades and Port of Palm Beach in anticipation of Tropical Storm Isaac. The Captain of the Port has been working in very close coordination with the Ports’ Severe Weather Advisory Team on all port condition decisions. These ports...