Coast Guard reopens Florida ports due to Tropical Storm Erika dissipating

Coast Guard reopens Florida ports due to Tropical Storm Erika dissipating
MIAMI — Effective 9:30 a.m., Saturday, the Coast Guard reopened Key West, Port Miami, Miami River, Port Everglades, Port of Palm Beach, Port of Ft. Pierce, and all other South Florida terminals and facilities due to Tropical Storm Erika dissipating. All port facilities in South Florida may resume normal operations, including waterfront facility and vessel transits, subject to prudent seamanship...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition WHISKEY in Canaveral, Fernandina and Jacksonville ports

Coast Guard sets Port Condition WHISKEY in Canaveral, Fernandina and Jacksonville ports
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Effective at 6 a.m., Friday, Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Capt. Jeffrey Dixon, set port condition WHISKEY for the ports of Canaveral, Fernandina and Jacksonville due to the expectation that sustained gale force winds generated by Tropical Storm Erika may arrive within 72 hours. These ports and facilities are currently open to all commercial traffic and all transfer operations...

Coast Guard sets port condition X-RAY for Key West ports

Coast Guard sets port condition X-RAY for Key West ports
KEY WEST — Effective 10:00 a.m. Friday, Capt. Jeffrey Janszen, Coast Guard Captain of the Port, set Port Condition X-RAY for Key West, Fla., ports, terminals and facilities due to the current projected path for Tropical Storm Erika. During Port Condition X-RAY (48 hours before gale-force winds make landfall) all maritime operations, including waterfront facility and vessel transits, may occur until...

Coast Guard opens eastern, southern, western ports of Puerto Rico

Coast Guard opens eastern, southern, western ports of Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard opened the eastern, southern and western ports Puerto Rico Friday afternoon following the passing of Tropical Storm Erika. All port facilities in Puerto Rico may resume normal operations, including waterfront facility and vessel transits, subject to prudent seamanship and safe working practices. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard urges preparation for Tropical Storm Erika

Coast Guard urges preparation for Tropical Storm Erika
MIAMI — The Coast Guard urges mariners to heed warnings as Tropical Storm Erika is expected to affect South Florida this weekend. As Tropical Storm Erika approaches, the Coast Guard urges people to be mindful of the following: – Anticipate bridge closures. Mariners are advised that during strong storms drawbridges along the coast may deviate from the normal operating procedures. Drawbridges...

Coast Guard opens ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Coast Guard opens ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands — The Coast Guard opened the ports in U.S. Virgin Islands at 12:30 p.m. Friday  following the passing of Tropical Storm Erika. Port facilities in Saint John, Saint Thomas and Saint Croix may resume normal operations, including waterfront facility and vessel transits, subject to prudent seamanship and safe working practices. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard opens northern ports of Puerto Rico following Tropical Storm Erika

Coast Guard opens northern ports of Puerto Rico following Tropical Storm Erika
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard opened the ports of San Juan and Arecibo, Puerto Rico at 9:30 a.m. Friday following the passing of Tropical Storm Erika. All other ports in Puerto Rico remain closed under Port Condition ZULU until further notice. Coast Guard Port Assessment Teams are evaluating the port facilities and the conditions of the waterways in the eastern, southern and western ports...

Coast Guard sets port condition WHISKEY for South Florida ports

Coast Guard sets port condition WHISKEY for South Florida ports
MIAMI – Effective 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Capt. Austin Gould, Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP), set port condition WHISKEY for Port Miami, Miami River, Port Everglades, Port of Palm Beach, Port of Ft. Pierce, and all other South Florida terminals and facilities due to the expectation that sustained gale force winds generated by Tropical Storm Erika may arrive within 72 hours. These ports and...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition ZULU for the southern ports in Puerto Rico

Coast Guard sets Port Condition ZULU for the southern ports in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard set Port Condition ZULU at 1 p.m Thursday for the southern ports of Puerto Rico due to the passing of Tropical Storm Erika. All other ports in Puerto Rico will also remain at Port Condition ZULU until further notice. Ports under Port Condition ZULU will officially suspend port operations and are closed to all inbound and outbound vessel traffic until otherwise...