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USCG - Setting of Maritime Port Condition X-RAY

Friday, October 7, 2016  

 


The U.S.Coast Guard has issued the following. 


SECTOR HAMPTON ROADS 
MARINE SAFETY INFORMATION BULLETIN
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BULLETIN NO:  16-075 TEL: (757) 668-5555, FAX (757) 483-8641
DATE:  October 07, 2016

SETTING OF MARITIME PORT CONDITION X-RAY

SUMMARY: This advisory is to inform you that due to the approach of Hurricane MATTHEW, the COTP Hampton Roads has, as of 3 p.m., today set Port Condition X-RAY.  This condition means that gale force winds are expected to reach the Virginia Capes within 48 hrs.  The Port of Virginia remains open to all vessel traffic and commercial activities, however all mariners are advised to take prudent actions in preparation of the approaching storm.

PRECAUTIONS: Facility Operators should continue to make their preparations to ensure all loose cargo, cargo equipment, and debris is secured safely.  All vessel moorings should be reinforced.

Vessels anchored should be maintaining a continuous listening watch on VHF Channel 16.

Vessels at facilities shall stow all unnecessary gear, ensure proper moorings, and carefully monitor cargo operations.

For a complete listing of all recommended storm preparations, facilities and vessel operators are strongly encouraged to review the Port of Hampton Roads Maritime Hurricane Contingency Plan, Annex A, Tab C.  This plan may be found on line under “Local Contingency Plans” at: http://homeport.uscg.mil/mycg/portal/ep/portDirectory.do?tabId=1&cotpId=26 ;

COMMUNICATIONS:  Call (757) 638-6637 to contact the Command Duty Officer for current port conditions.

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Maritime interests and port stakeholders are encouraged to plan accordingly and be guided by the Heavy Weather Contingency Plan for the Port of Hampton Roads which can also be found on the VMA web site at http://vamaritime.site-ym.com/?page=HeavyWeatherPlan.   

 


Thank you to our Anchor Members

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