Coast Guard Sets Port Condition YANKEE for Port Canaveral, No Vessels Are Allowed to Transit
By Space Coast Daily // August 1, 2020
The COTP anticipates setting Port Condition ZULU for Port Canaveral at 8 p.m.
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Port Condition YANKEE is now set in Port Canaveral. No vessel, regardless of size or service, will be allowed to transit through Port Canaveral upon the setting of Port Condition YANKEE unless authorized by the Captain of the Port.
Additionally, all ship-to-shore cargo operations must cease 6 hours prior to setting Port Condition ZULU.
The COTP anticipates setting Port Condition ZULU for Port Canaveral at 8 p.m. on August 1, 2020.
Maritime interests are reminded that there are no “safe havens” identified within Port Canaveral for a vessel to |
safely survive Tropical Storm Force Winds or Storm Surges without creating a threat to the safety of the port and
The safest condition for the port during the arrival of heavy weather is when the inventory of vessels is at a minimum.
All ships should coordinate their efforts in accordance with their evasion plan. Masters should take early and decisive action to ensure the safety of their vessels and crews.
Be advised, about eight hours prior to the predicted arrival of sustained Tropical Storm Force Winds (above 39
mph), most bridges will be locked down and will not open until after the severe weather has passed.
It is critical that vessels intending to evacuate Port Canaveral via the Barge Canal depart early to avoid being blocked by bridge closures.
For additional information please contact Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville at 904-714-7557.
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