U.S. Coast Guard Sets Port Condition Whiskey for Port Canaveral Due to Tropical Storm Elsa
By Space Coast Daily // July 3, 2021
Port Canaveral is currently fully open and conducting normal Port operations
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port has set port condition Whiskey for Port Canaveral: Sustained gale force winds (39-54 mph) are predicted within 72 hours.
Port Canaveral is currently fully open and conducting normal Port operations.
All ocean-going commercial vessels and ocean-going barges 300 gross tons and above should make plans for departing the port.
Vessels desiring to remain in port must immediately contact the COTP to receive permission and are required to submit a safe mooring plan in writing.
Vessels bound for South Florida unable to depart 24 hours prior to threatening winds making landfall are advised to seek an alternate destination.
Pleasure crafts are advised to seek safe harbor. Drawbridges may not be operating if sustained winds reach 25 mph or when an evacuation is in progress.
Port facilities are advised to review their heavy weather plans and take all necessary precautions to adequately prepare for the expected conditions. Mariners can view the latest port updates on the Coast Guard’s Homeport site.
If and when port condition X-Ray is set, meaning sustained gale force winds are expected within 48 hours, all regulated facilities are required to submit a Facility Readiness Survey to the captain of the port before port condition Yankee is set.
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