Underway in Tropical Storm Fay – Video

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Coast Guard boat crew returns from Downtown Jacksonville during Tropical Storm Fay on Aug. 22, 2008.

Captain of the Port re-opens port of Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The captain of the port for Jacksonville has re-opened the port and approaches of Jacksonville following Tropical Storm Fay Saturday at noon. A team of Coast Guard inspectors and Coast Guard aids to navigation crew members found minimum discrepancies as a result of the Fay. Mariners are cautioned not to rely solely on channel markers as they may have moved off station during...

Coast Guard lifts port conditions in Savannah following Tropical Storm Fay

SAVANNAH, Ga., – The captain of the port for Savannah established port readiness condition four at 2 p.m. Friday for coastal Savannah due to the movement of Tropical Storm Fay. The captain of the port of Savannah removed all hurricane readiness conditions that were imposed in advance of Tropical Storm Fay. With the return to port condition four in Savannah, all marine operations including waterfront...

Casino ship runs aground in Mayport, FL

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A local casino cruise ship broke free of its moorings due to high winds and rough seas associated with Tropical Storm Fay Friday at 6 a.m. in Mayport, Fla. The Sun Cruz casino ship broke free after high winds and rough seas parted the mooring lines that were securing the ship to its berth in Mayport. Only two people were aboard the vessel when it broke free. The ship grounded...

Initial Damage Assessments in the Port of Canaveral Complete

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – Coast Guard crews have completed initial damage assessments in Port Canaveral and have modified the current port condition as Tropical Storm Fay passes Thursday at 4 p.m. A team of Coast Guard inspectors and Coast Guard aids to navigation crew members found minimum discrepancies as a result of the storm, but further assessments are required to open the port to all vessel...

Captain of the Port sets condition Zulu for Brunswick

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – The captain of the port for Brunswick established port readiness condition Zulu for coastal Brunswick due to the potential impacts from Tropical Storm Fay at 4 p.m. The ports of Brunswick are closed to all inbound vessel traffic immediately while in this port condition. Additional information will be provided after a post-storm assessment of the port is conducted and an appropriate...

Coast Guard stays busy during Tropical Storm Fay

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard is reminding boaters to stay off the water during Tropical Storm Fay because of several search and rescue cases during the storm in Central and Northeast Florida. The Coast Guard has responded to four persons in the water, three grounded vessels and one possible hoax distress call Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. Boaters can first help themselves by...

Ports of Tampa, St. Petersburg, Manatee open to maritime traffic

TAMPA, Fla.- Based on preliminary survey reports and in consultation with the bar pilots, the Ports of Tampa, St. Petersburg and Manatee are open to commercial and recreational vessel traffic. Mariners should not rely solely on channel markers and Aids to Navigation as they may have moved during the course of Tropical Storm Fay. Remain vigilant, keep a sharp lookout and report all hazards to the Captain...

Captain of the Port to set condition Zulu for Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The captain of the port for Jacksonville will establish port readiness condition Zulu at midnight Tuesday for the port of Jacksonville coastal area due to the potential impacts from Tropical Storm Fay. The port of Jacksonville will be closed to all inbound vessel traffic immediately while in this port condition; however, the St. John’s river ferry will continue to operate...