Port Condition Whiskey set in Key West, Fla.

Port Condition Whiskey set in Key West, Fla.
MIAMI- The U.S. Coast Guard captain of the port has set hurricane condition Whiskey for the Port of Key West, Fla. Gale force winds from Tropical Storm Isaac are expected to make landfall along the coast of the Florida Keys within 72 hours. Pleasure crafts are advised to seek safe refuge. Drawbridges will not be operating when sustained wind speeds reach 45 mph or if an evacuation is in progress....

Coast Guard urges caution as Tropical Storm Isaac approaches

Coast Guard urges caution as Tropical Storm Isaac approaches
TAMPA, Fla. — The Coast Guard urges the maritime community to track Tropical Storm Isaac’s progress Thursday 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...

Captain of the Port sets Port Condition YANKEE for the ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

Captain of the Port sets Port Condition YANKEE for the ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard Sector San Juan Captain of the Port, Capt. Drew Pearson, set Port Condition YANKEE at 10 a.m, Wednesday for all the ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico due to incoming Tropical Storm Isaac. During Port Condition YANKEE (gale force winds are anticipated to make landfall within 24 hours) the ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are open to...

Response crews prepare grounded freighter Jireh for Tropical Storm Isaac

Response crews prepare grounded freighter Jireh for Tropical Storm Isaac
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Response crews in Mona Island, Puerto Rico are anchoring down and preparing the 202-foot grounded freighter Jireh Tuesday for the approach of Tropical Storm Isaac. Crews are suspending removal operations and leaving Mona Island Tuesday afternoon until the storm system goes by and weather conditions are safe to resume removal efforts. “Our crews are making the best preparations...

Captain of the Port sets Port Condition X-RAY for the ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

Captain of the Port sets Port Condition X-RAY for the ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard Sector San Juan Captain of the Port, Capt. Drew Pearson, set Port Condition X-RAY at 4 p.m. Tuesday for all the ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico due to incoming Tropical Storm Isaac. The Captain of the Port anticipates that the port condition may be increased to YANKEE in the U.S. Virgin Islands within the next 14 hours and in Puerto Rico within...