Coast Guard continues hurricane response in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
The Coast Guard continues the hurricane response Monday in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands with 13 cutters and 10 aircraft.
Crews continue working to reopen affected ports and waterways to help the flow of humanitarian aid and resume maritime commerce. Reopening affected ports enables critical fuel supplies and commodities to flow into the port and be distributed throughout the affected regions. The Captain of the Port and his team will continue to work around the clock to get these port assessments completed and open as soon as it safe to do so.
"Our personnel, aircraft and cutter fleet have mobilized from throughout the Atlantic Area, bringing with them port security presence, humanitarian aid to augment our Federal Emergency Management Association and Puerto Rico Emergency Management partners, as well as command and control capabilities while our shore based units in Puerto Rico continues to reconstitute their infrastructure," said Rear Adm. Peter Brown, commander of Coast Guard's District Seven. "Our newest National Security Cutter James along with our fast response cutter fleet, medium endurance cutters and seagoing buoy tenders mobilized quickly following Hurricane Maria to fulfill these missions and will continue to do so."
Cutters responding are:
Multiple fixed wing and rotor wing aircraft have responded from Air Station Miami, Air Station Clearwater, Fla, Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C, and Air Station Borinquin, Puerto Rico.
Ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
The following is a port condition update for the ports in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Guayanilla, Puerto Rico - Open
Tallaboa, Puerto Rico - Open
Salinas, Puerto Rico - Open
San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico - Open with restrictions
Fajardo, Culebra, Vieques - Open with restrictions
Guayama, Puerto Rico - Open with restrictions
St. Thomas, East and West Gregrie Channels, U.S. Virgin Islands - Open with restrictions
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas - Open with restrictions
Red Hook, St. Thomas - Open with restrictions
Cruz Bay, St. John - Open with restrictions
Limetree Bay, St. Croix - Open with restrictions
Krause Lagoon, St. Croix - Open with restrictions
Frederiksted, St. Croix - Open with restrictions
All other ports remain closed. Information can be found at the Coast Guard’s Homeport Web site.
For information on Hurricane Maria progress and hurricane preparedness, please visit the National Hurricane Center's web page.
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