Coast Guard to partially reopen Port of Virginia

Coast Guard to partially reopen Port of Virginia
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — After evaluating the port conditions following the passage of Winter Storm Helena, the Captain of the Port (COTP) has revised the Port of Virginia restrictions. Effective at midnight on Saturday, vessel traffic will be permitted to resume through the Hampton Roads COTP zone for all vessels bound to or from locations in the Maryland-National Capital Region COTP zone. Restrictions...

Coast Guard to close Port of Virginia for Winter Storm Helena

Coast Guard to close Port of Virginia for Winter Storm Helena
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Captain of the Port will close the Port of Virginia Friday at midnight in anticipation of Winter Storm Helena. Commercial vessels will be prohibited from entering and departing the Chesapeake Bay. Additionally, movement within the Port of Virginia will be closed to vessel traffic 5,000 gross tons or greater unless permission is granted by the Captain of the Port. The forecasted...