Coast Guard Reopens Several Florida Ports, Others Remain Closed

MIAMI – Based on preliminary survey reports and in consultation with the bar pilots, the Port of Miami, Port Everglades, Port of Key West and the Miami River are open to commercial and recreational vessel traffic. The Ports of West Palm Beach and Fort Pierce remain closed. Mariners should not rely solely on channel markers and Aids to Navigation as they may have moved during the course of Tropical...

Captain of the Port to set condition Zulu for Canaveral

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – The captain of the port for Canaveral will establish port readiness condition Zulu at 12:00 p.m. for the Port Canaveral coastal area due to the potential impacts from Tropical Storm Fay. The port of Canaveral will be closed to all inbound vessel traffic immediately while in this port condition; however, cruise ship traffic is not anticipated to be affected. Additional information...

Captain of the Port Sets Condition Yankee for JACKSONVILLE

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The captain of the port for Jacksonville has established port readiness condition Yankee at 6 p.m. for coastal Jacksonville and outlying areas due to the potential impacts from Tropical Storm Fay. Threatening winds of 39 miles-per-hour from Tropical Storm Fay are possible along the coast within 24 hours. All inbound vessel traffic must have the permission of the Captain...

Port Conditions Set in Savannah and Brunswick in Advance of Tropical Storm Fay

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port has increased the port conditions for the port of Savannah and Brunswick as Tropical Storm Fay approaches the region. As of 2 p.m. this afternoon, Tropical Storm Fay was located south of Key West, Florida, with an anticipated track taking the storm over Brunswick and Savannah, Georgia beginning early Thursday morning. A safety zone has been...

Coast Guard sets port condition to 4 for Florida panhandle

MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard set the Port Status for the Panhandle of Florida to Condition 4 today, a 72-hour alert, in anticipation of Tropical Storm Fay. Tropical Storm Fay could affect waterways from approximately mile marker 175, in Pensacola, Fla., of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway east to mile marker 432, in Panama City, Fla., including the Port of Pensacola and the Port of Panama City. Mariners...

Marine Safety Information Bulletin – Port of Key West

MIAMI – Effective 12:00 p.m. Sunday, Hurricane Condition YANKEE (sustained Gale Force winds from a hurricane force storm are predicted within 24 hours) is set for the Port of Key West, Fla. All mariners are reminded that there are no safe havens for the Port of Key West area and that the port is safest when the inventory of vessels is at a minimum. For planning purposes, all oceangoing vessel...

Coast Guard urges mariners to stay informed for changing weather conditions

MIAMI – Tropical Storm Fay is constantly changing and quickly approaching Florida and the Seventh Coast Guard District wants the maritime community and boating public to prepare early for the impending storm. Those in the path of an approaching storm have an individual responsibility to stay alert, heed warnings and ensure the safety of themselves and their families. Boaters are reminded drawbridges...