Coast Guard, maritime partners work to reopen Ports of Savannah and Brunswick

Coast Guard, maritime partners work to reopen Ports of Savannah and Brunswick
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard is working diligently with its maritime partners to reopen the Ports of Savannah, Ga., and Brunswick, Ga. Damage to navigational aids, infrastructure and vessels along the waterways, as well as potential shoaling caused by Hurricane Matthew currently hamper the Coast Guard’s ability to safely open the ports. “The Ports of Savannah and Brunswick are a top...

Coast Guard sets port condition Zulu in Ports of Charleston, Savannah and Brunswick

Coast Guard sets port condition Zulu in Ports of Charleston, Savannah and Brunswick
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Effective 8 a.m. Friday, the Coast Guard captain of the port (COTP) set port condition Zulu for the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds generated by Hurricane Matthew that may arrive within 12 hours. In addition, at 10 a.m. the Port of Charleston was also set to port condition Zulu. During this port condition the port will remain...

Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray for the Port of Savannah, Brunswick

Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray for the Port of Savannah, Brunswick
JACKSONVILLE, Fla – Effective 6 p.m. Wednesday, the Coast Guard captain of the port (COTP) set port condition X-ray for the Ports of Savannah and Brunswick due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds of 39 mph and gusts up to 54 mph generated by Hurricane Matthew that may arrive within 48 hours. These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations...

Coast Guard sets port condition Whiskey for Savannah

Coast Guard sets port condition Whiskey for Savannah
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Effective 4 p.m. Tuesday, the Coast Guard captain of the port (COTP) set port condition Whiskey for the Port of Savannah due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds of 25 mph and gusts up to 40 mph generated by Hurricane Matthew that may arrive within 72 hours. These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations may continue...

Coast Guard continues to monitor oil spill off Savannah coast

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Coast Guard is continuing to monitor an oil spill approximately nine miles offshore of Savannah after a tank ship damaged its double-hulled fuel tank during the deployment of the ship’s anchor Sunday.

Transportation Worker Identification Credential enrollment deadline draws near

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Coast Guard urges maritime workers who have not yet applied for a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) to apply as soon as possible before unescorted access to facilities in Georgia ports, including the ports of Savannah and Brunswick, Ga., is prohibited.

Captain of the Port sets condition Zulu for Savannah and Brunswick

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Captain of the Port for Savannah and Brunswick, Ga., has established port readiness condition Zulu at 5 a.m. for the Georgia coastal area due to the potential impacts from Tropical Storm Hanna. The Port of Savannah and Brunswick, Ga., is closed to all inbound vessel traffic immediately while in this port condition; however, cruise ship traffic is not anticipated to be affected. Additional...

Captain of the Port Sets Condition Yankee for Savannah and Brunswick

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Captain of the Port for Savannah and Brunswick, Ga., has established port readiness condition Yankee for coastal Georgia due to the potential impact from Tropical Storm Hanna. Threatening winds of 39 mph from Tropical Storm Hanna are possible along the coast within 24 hours. The ports of Savannah and Brunswick are closed to all inbound vessel traffic immediately. All oceangoing...

Port Conditions Set in Savannah and Brunswick in Advance of Tropical Storm Fay

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port has increased the port conditions for the port of Savannah and Brunswick as Tropical Storm Fay approaches the region. As of 2 p.m. this afternoon, Tropical Storm Fay was located south of Key West, Florida, with an anticipated track taking the storm over Brunswick and Savannah, Georgia beginning early Thursday morning. A safety zone has been...