Coast Guard reopens North Carolina and Virginia ports

Coast Guard reopens North Carolina and Virginia ports
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Captain of the Port for Hampton Roads has reopened the port without restrictions Friday morning. The COTP for North Carolina reopened the Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City Friday morning. Mariners in North Carolina are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting due to possible shoaling, debris, and aids to navigation that may be off station or unreliable. Mariners...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Zulu for North Carolina ports

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Zulu for North Carolina ports
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Captain of the Port for North Carolina set Port Condition Zulu for the Ports of Morehead City and Wilmington at 3 a.m., Thursday, due to winds from Hurricane Michael. Port Condition Zulu is a dangerous condition in which tropical storm force winds are possible within 12 hours. In Port Condition Zulu the port is closed, and all port operations are suspended. The Coast Guard...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Yankee for North Carolina ports, X-ray for Port of Virginia

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Yankee for North Carolina ports, X-ray for Port of Virginia
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Captain of the Port for North Carolina set Port Condition Yankee for the Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday. The Captain of the Port for Hampton Roads set Port Condition X-ray at 4 p.m., for the Port of Virginia. In Port Condition Yankee, the tropical storm force winds are anticipated within 24 hours and the affected ports are closed to inbound vessel...

Coast Guard, partners assess waterways impacted by Florence

Coast Guard, partners assess waterways impacted by Florence
Coast Guard Cutter Oak File Photo GOLDSBORO, N.C. – Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel and other federal partners continue to assess and ensure the safe navigation of North Carolina waterways impacted by Hurricane Florence on Thursday. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Army Corps of Engineer teams surveyed 100% of the Cape Fear River up to Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. “NOAA’s...

Coast Guard reopens Port of Morehead City to all vessel traffic

Coast Guard reopens Port of Morehead City to all vessel traffic
Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, based out of Charleston, South Carolina, look for hazards to navigation as they assess conditions in the Port of Wilmington, North Carolina, Sept. 17, 2018.  (Coast Guard Photo by Ensign Kiana Kekoa) GOLDSBORO, N.C. – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of North Carolina has fully reopened the Port of Morehead City to all vessel traffic without...

Coast Guard reopens Ports of Wilmington, Morehead City with restrictions

Coast Guard reopens Ports of Wilmington, Morehead City with restrictions
Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, based out of Charleston, South Carolina, look for hazards to navigation as they assess conditions in the Port of Wilmington, North Carolina, Sept. 17, 2018. The Ports of Morehead City and Wilmington were reopened with conditions on Sept. 18, 2018, after being closed due to Hurricane Florence on Sept. 12, 2018. (Coast Guard Photo by Ensign Kiana Kekoa) GOLDSBORO,...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Zulu for Port of Morehead City, NC

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Zulu for Port of Morehead City, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Captain of the Port Sector North Carolina set Port Condition Zulu Tuesday for the Port of Morehead City in preparation for the anticipated heavy weather impact of Hurricane Maria. The Port of Morehead City is closed to all inbound and outbound traffic. No vessel may enter, depart, or transit without the permission of the Captain of the Port. Gale force winds (34 knots or 39...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Yankee for Morehead City, NC

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Yankee for Morehead City, NC
Morehead City, NC – The Captain of the Port (COTP) North Carolina has set Port Condition Yankee for the Port of Morehead City in preparation of the anticipated weather impact of Hurricane Maria. The Port of Morehead City is closed to all inbound traffic. No vessel may enter the Port of Morehead City without the permission of the COTP. As a reminder, all cargo and bunker handling operations shall...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-Ray for Wilmington, Morehead City, NC

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-Ray for Wilmington, Morehead City, NC
WILMINGTON, N.C.— The Captain of the Port (COTP) North Carolina has set Port Condition X-Ray for the Port of Morehead City in preparation for the anticipated weather impact of Hurricane Maria. Gale Force winds (34 knots/39 mph) are expected to reach Beaufort Inlet Channel Lighted Whistle Buoy “BM” (LLNR 29328) within 48 hours. Pleasure craft are advised to seek safe harbor. To enter, transit,...