PORT CANAVERAL REOPENS: First Vessel to Enter Port Canaveral after Hurricane Idalia is Gasoline Tanker Angel Star
By Space Coast Daily // August 30, 2023
tanker delivered a 14-day supply of gasoline, some of it destined for the hard-hit areas in Florida
The tanker Angel Star arrived at Jetty Park Wednesday afternoon and docked at Port Canaveral’s North Cargo Berth 2. Port Canaveral was reopened shortly after 3 p.m. and this fuel tanker was given priority status to be the first to dock to finish offloading gasoline. (Port Canaveral video)
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Port Canaveral plays a critical role in ensuring Florida has adequate fuel supplies, especially before and after heavy weather events.
Tanker vessels carrying transportation fuels destined for our region are given priority status for berthing and discharge at Port Canaveral.
The first vessel to enter Port Canaveral after Hurricane Idalia is the gasoline tanker Angel Star. The tanker was here on Monday before the hurricane and offloaded 158,000 barrels of gasoline before departing the Port to wait out Hurricane Idalia.
She will be offloading an additional 184,000 barrels (totaling 342,000 barrels).
In total, the tanker will have delivered a 14-day supply of gasoline, some of it destined for the hard-hit areas in Florida.