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, partner agencies to participate in oil spill response exercise in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. — Coast Guard personnel, in conjunction with local, state and federal partners, are scheduled to conduct a national preparedness for response exercise for oil pollution in the Port of Tampa, Tuesday and Wednesday. The exercise will evaluate the capabilities and effectiveness of a full-scale government led multi-agency response to a simulated oil discharge in the Port of Tampa. As part...

Coast Guard St. Petersburg Aids to Navigation teams assess, repair the Port of Tampa

Coast Guard St. Petersburg Aids to Navigation teams assess, repair the Port of Tampa
Crewmembers from Coast Guard Cutter Vise, a construction tender based in St. Petersburg, repairs a navigation aid in the Tampa Bay area Sept. 12, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier/Released) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coast Guard crews from St. Petersburg and agency partners assessed and repaired Aids to Navigation Tuesday to reopen the Port of Tampa. Crews from...

Coast Guard reopens Port of Tampa with restrictions

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) for Tampa has determined the maritime transportation system for the Port of Tampa is safe for marine traffic and reopened the port with restrictions at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The COTP has set Port Condition IV with the following restrictions: • One way traffic in the vicinity of Egmont. • One way traffic between sunset and sunrise...

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...

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local law enforcement partner for Gasparilla Safety

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local law enforcement partner for Gasparilla Safety
Crew members aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Vice, a 75-foot Class Inland Construction Tender homeported in St. Petersburg, Fla., escort the Jose Gaspar pirate ship during the 2017 Jose Gasparilla Pirate Invasion in the Port of Tampa, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. Video Capture by Coast Guard Auxiliarist George Papabeis TAMPA, Fla. — Crews from the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and Florida...

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local law enforcment partner for Gasparilla Safety

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local law enforcment partner for Gasparilla Safety
TAMPA, Fla. — Crews from the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission worked with local law enforcement agencies to keep waterways safe during the 2015 Gasparilla Parade and Pirate Festival in the Port of Tampa, Saturday. Agency crewmembers patrolled the water along the parade route, and played a major role in educating boaters of no-wake zones, restricted...

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local law enforcement partner for Gasparilla safety

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, local law enforcement partner for Gasparilla safety
TAMPA BAY, Fla. — Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers teamed up with local law enforcement agencies to keep waterways safe during the 2013 Gasparilla Parade and Pirate Festival in the Port of Tampa, Saturday. Officers provided educational information, conducted boating safety inspections and kept a look out for boaters operating under...