3 people, 1 dog rescued in Charleston Harbor; heavy sea conditions reported

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Three people and one dog were rescued from a sinking recreational boat by Coast Guard rescue crews in Charleston Harbor Sunday. Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector Charleston were notified at 11:56 a.m., Sunday, thru a marine-radio via VHF-FM Channel 16 by the owner-operator of a 14-foot recreational vessel. The maritime distress call indicated the boat was flooded due to heavy...

Port Condition Zulu set for Ports of Jacksonville and Fernandina

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Captain of the Port of Jacksonville has set port condition Zulu at 12 p.m. Sunday, for all commercial waterways from Ponce de Leon Inlet in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., north to Fernandina Beach, Fla., in preparation for the anticipated heavy weather impact of Tropical Storm Beryl. This port condition is a change from the previous condition of Yankee. The Ports of Jacksonville,...

Adverse weather expected along Georgia and South Carolina coastline

CHARLESTON, S.C. – With Tropical Storm Beryl approaching, the Coast Guard is strongly urging boaters and swimmers to stay off and stay out of ocean waters along Georgia and South Carolina coastlines until the storm has passed and sea conditions return to normal. Tropical storm conditions are expected to exist along the South Carolina and Georgia coasts over the coming days.  Heavy seas, significant...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-RAY for Northeast Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Effective 12 p.m., Saturday, Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP), Capt. Andy Blomme increased port conditions throughout Northeast Florida to X-RAY, due to the expectation of gale force winds generated by Tropical Storm Beryl. Waterfront facilities from Ponce de Leon Inlet in New Smyrna Beach, Fla., north to Fernandina Beach, Fla., should remove potential flying debris,...