Coast Guard sets normal port conditions for Tampa

Coast Guard sets normal port conditions for Tampa
TAMPA, Fla. — Capt. Sheryl Dickinson, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, re-opened the ports of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Manatee at 1 p.m. Monday, following Tropical Storm Isaac. Established federal security zones set in conjunction with the Republican National Convention remain in place. They took effect Aug. 25 at 12:01 p.m. and will remain in place until Aug. 31 at 1 a.m. The COTP is working...

Coast Guard sets port hurricane Condition Zulu in Tampa Bay ports

Coast Guard sets port hurricane Condition Zulu in Tampa Bay ports
TAMPA, Fla.  — Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg Captain of the Port set Port Condition Zulu at 9 a.m. Sunday closing the Port of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Manatee in preparation for the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac. We have coordinated very closely with our port partners to evaluate and mitigate the risks associated with gale force winds in Tampa Bay,” said Cmdr. Scott Calhoun, incident...

Response crews scheduled to continue work on grounded freighter Monday

Response crews scheduled to continue work on grounded freighter Monday
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Response crews are scheduled to continue removal operations for the 202-foot grounded freighter Jireh Monday. Removal operations were suspended Tuesday due to Tropical Storm Isaac. Response crews are moving the barges, vessels and equipment to Mona Island Sunday. Response crews began removing sections of the ship August 18, 2012 to reduce the weight, protect the hull and increase...

Coast Guard urges community to take early action for Isaac

Coast Guard urges community to take early action for Isaac
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard urges the maritime community to monitor Tropical Storm Isaac’s progress and take early action to protect themselves and their property. The National Hurricane Center forecasts Tropical Storm Isaac to enter the Gulf of Mexico by Monday morning and to make landfall as a hurricane along the Gulf Coast between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. As Isaac approaches,...

Coast Guard authorizes boat movement in security zones for Tropical Storm Isaac

Coast Guard authorizes boat movement in security zones for Tropical Storm Isaac
TAMPA, Fla. — The Coast Guard Captain of the Port has authorized boat owners to move vessels moored within the federal security zones surrounding the Tampa Convention Center and the Tampa Bay Times Forum Saturday, in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac. Any resident or boat owner moving a vessel out of the federal security zones, will be unable to return until the zones are no longer in effect....

Coast Guard urges mariners to use caution during Tropical Storm Isaac

Coast Guard urges mariners to use caution during Tropical Storm Isaac
MIAMI — The Coast Guard urges the maritime community to track Tropical Storm Isaac’s progress Friday and take early action to protect themselves and their vessels. As Isaac approaches, the Coast Guard urges people to remember these guidelines: – Stay informed: The public should monitor the progress and strength of the storm through newspapers, the Internet, and local television and radio...

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-RAY for Miami, Fort Lauderdale

Coast Guard sets Port Condition X-RAY for Miami, Fort Lauderdale
MIAMI — Effective 12 p.m. Friday, Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Capt. Chris Scraba, increased port conditions for the Port of Miami and Port Everglades to X-RAY, due to the expectation that gale force winds generated by Tropical Storm Isaac may arrive within 48 hours. Waterfront facilities should be removing potential flying debris, hazardous materials and oil pollution hazards from dockside...

Coast Guard reopens ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands, sets Port Condition 4 for the northern ports of Puerto Rico

Coast Guard reopens ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands, sets Port Condition 4 for the northern ports of Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard Sector San Juan Captain of the Port, Capt. Drew W. Pearson, reopened Friday morning the ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and set Port Condition 4 for the ports along the northern coast of Puerto Rico following the passing of Tropical Storm Isaac south of the islands. The ports in Yabucoa, Guayama, Salinas/Aguirre, Ponce, Tallaboa, Guanica and Mayaguez, Puerto Rico...

Port Condition Whiskey set in Miami, Fort Lauderdale

Port Condition Whiskey set in Miami, Fort Lauderdale
Mariners strongly urged to prepare now for Tropical Storm Isaac MIAMI – Effective 6 p.m., Thursday, Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP), Capt. Chris Scraba, increased port conditions for the Port of Miami and Port Everglades to Whiskey, due to the expectation that gale force winds generated by Tropical Storm Isaac may arrive within 48 hours. The Port of Miami and Port Everglades are currently...