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Hurricane Irma - Ports and Emergency Declarations
Sep 6 2017



In preparation for Hurricane Irma (a Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 185 miles per hour now crossing the Atlantic) the U.S. Coast Guard has set the following conditions for ports and waterways in the South Atlantic and Caribbean. Ports in three port sectors are either closed or open with restrictions.  

 

Also, ahead of Hurricane Irma, the State of Florida and Puerto Rico both declared a State of Emergency on Monday (4 September). 


STATUS OF FLORIDA AND CARIBBEAN PORTS

as of 02:00 PM EDT 05/09/2017

 Port

Crude Imports:

Jan-May 2017 (b/d)

Status

Date Stamp

Sector: PUERTO RICO

All Puerto Rico Ports

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Port Condition Zulu. Closed.

Due to the potential impact from Hurricane Irma, all ports in Puerto Rico are closed to vessel traffic unless specifically authorized by the COTP. 


05/09/2017

All U.S. Virgin Islands Ports

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Port Condition Zulu. Closed.

Due to the potential impact from Hurricane Irma, all ports in the U.S. Virgin Islands are closed to vessel traffic unless specifically authorized by the COTP.


05/09/2017

Sector:  MIAMI

 

Fort Pierce

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Port Condition Whiskey. Open with restrictions.


05/09/2017

Miami / Miami River

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Port Condition Whiskey. Open with restrictions.

05/09/2017

Port

Everglades

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Port Condition Whiskey. Open with restrictions.

05/09/2017

Port of Palm Beach

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Port Condition Whiskey. Open with restrictions.

05/09/2017

Sector: KEY WEST

 

All Ports

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Port Condition Whiskey (set for 05/09) at 8:00 PM EDT. Open with restrictions.

There are no safe havens in the COTP Key West area. All oceangoing vessels and barges over 500 gross tons will be required to put to sea if / when Port Condition Yankee is set. 

05/09/2017


 
 


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