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...

Captain of the Port sets Port Condition Whiskey for Port of Hampton Roads

Captain of the Port sets Port Condition Whiskey for Port of Hampton Roads
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Captain of the Port of Hampton Roads set Port Condition Whiskey at 3 p.m. Monday due to the approach of forecasted severe weather from potential Tropical Storm 10. Gale force winds are expected to reach the Virginia Capes within 36 hours. The Port of Virginia remains open to all vessel traffic and commercial activities, however, all mariners are advised to take prudent actions...

Coast Guard reopens Port of Virginia

Coast Guard reopens Port of Virginia
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard captain of the port reopened the Port of Virginia at 8:40 a.m.Tuesday. “The Port of Virginia is now open without restrictions,” said Capt. Rick Wester, the captain of the port. “However, as long as adverse weather conditions exist, I strongly urge all mariners to exercise caution, be mindful of developing forecasts and report any potential hazards...

Coast Guard closes Port of Virginia

Coast Guard closes Port of Virginia
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard captain of the port closed the Port of Virginia Monday at 9 p.m. in anticipation of high winds. All vessels will be prohibited from entering or departing Chesapeake Bay. Vessels at 5,000 gross tons or greater will be prohibited from moving within the bay unless permission is granted by the captain of the port. The forecasted winds in the area of up to 50 knots are...

Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Hosts Search and Rescue Forum

Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Hosts Search and Rescue Forum
Two crew members from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, prepare as boats from local Virginia agencies watch during a search and rescue demonstration March 3, 2017, in Hampton, Virginia. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist Trey Clifton) PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The U.S. Coast Guard and Virginia Port Authority hosted the 11th Annual Steven Todd Dooley Search and Rescue Forum Monday through Friday in...

Coast Guard to partially reopen Port of Virginia

Coast Guard to partially reopen Port of Virginia
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — After evaluating the port conditions following the passage of Winter Storm Helena, the Captain of the Port (COTP) has revised the Port of Virginia restrictions. Effective at midnight on Saturday, vessel traffic will be permitted to resume through the Hampton Roads COTP zone for all vessels bound to or from locations in the Maryland-National Capital Region COTP zone. Restrictions...

Coast Guard to close Port of Virginia for Winter Storm Helena

Coast Guard to close Port of Virginia for Winter Storm Helena
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Captain of the Port will close the Port of Virginia Friday at midnight in anticipation of Winter Storm Helena. Commercial vessels will be prohibited from entering and departing the Chesapeake Bay. Additionally, movement within the Port of Virginia will be closed to vessel traffic 5,000 gross tons or greater unless permission is granted by the Captain of the Port. The forecasted...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Yankee for Port of Virginia

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Yankee for Port of Virginia
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard has set Port Condition Yankee for the Port of Virginia today. Due to the approach of Hurricane Matthew, the Captain of the Port (COTP) of Hampton Roads has set Port Condition Yankee. This condition means that gale force winds (39 mph or higher,) are expected to reach the Virginia Capes within 24 hrs. Depending upon forecasted conditions at the mouth of the Chesapeake...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Yankee in Port of Virginia

Coast Guard sets Port Condition Yankee in Port of Virginia
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Captain of the Port (COTP) Hampton Roads set Port Condition Yankee Friday for the Port of Virginia in preparation for the anticipated weather impact of Tropical Storm Hermine. Port Condition Yankee was set at 6 p.m. This condition means gale force winds are expected to reach the Virginia Capes within 24 hrs. Vessels within the Port of Virginia will be able to move within the...