Coast Guard Urges Mariners to Monitor Tropical Storm

Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Coast Guard personnel along the mid-Atlantic coast are strongly urging all mariners to closely monitor Tropical Storm Beryl as it is expected to make its way north over the next few days. According to current weather predictions, Beryl is expected to continue on a northerly track, paralleling the East Coast over the next 24-36 hours. This path will minimize the impacts on the Mid-Atlantic coast. Look for increased surf and a threat of rip currents from North Carolina northward to New Jersey. With Beryl's center remaining well off the coast, rain and wind should not be a factor. By Friday, Beryl will be making a northeastward turn, but could bring some rain and gusty winds to southeastern New England. Mariners are reminded that drawbridges along the coast may deviate from normal operating procedures prior to a storm. They are generally authorized to remain closed up to eight hours prior to the approach of gale force winds of 34 knots or greater, and whenever an evacuation is ordered. Because of the uncertainty of weather movements and related bridge closures, mariners should seek early passage through drawbridges well in advance of the arrival of gale force winds. When in doubt, check with the local Coast Guard marine safety office. Should a storm or hurricane approach, mariners should take necessary precautions to ensure their personal safety. Extremely high seas, heavy rains and damaging winds that accompany tropical storms and hurricanes present serious dangers to mariners. If mariners are unable to evade a storm, they are advised to wear their lifejacket and know how to activate their distress signaling devices. Although Coast Guard rescue crews are already on heightened alert and are standing by ready to assist, their availability could be significantly degraded or even unavailable immediately before, during or after a storm.
Maritime Reporter August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Navy

Today in U.S. Naval History: September 2

Today in U.S. Naval History - September 2 1918 - Navy ships and crews assist earthquake victims of Yokohama and Tokyo, Japan 1940 - Destroyer-for-Bases agreement between U.

STS Young Endeavour Prepares for World Voyage

The Royal Australian Navy operated Sail Training Ship, Young Endeavour, is undergoing maintenance work in preparation for a 12-month world circumnavigation. It

Newport News Selects Paramarine Design Software

QinetiQ’s Paramarine Ship and Submersible Design Software has been selected by Newport News Shipbuilding (NSS) as its primary naval architectural software. QinetiQ

Coast Guard

Ballast Water Leadership

Admiral Paul Zukunft, the new U.S. Coast Guard Commandant, could fill the BWT leadership void. Global efforts to combat the spread of invasive species in ballast

USCG Medevacs Mariner in Port Alexander, Alaska

The Coast Guard medevaced an 87-year-old female reportedly suffering from complications associated with a lower back injury aboard the fishing vessel Annie B in Port Alexander, Sunday evening.

USCG Responds to Plane Crash 51 mi SE Of Chincoteague Island, VA

The Coast Guard is responding to a plane crash Saturday approximately 51 miles southeast of Chincoteague Island.   Watchstanders at the Coast Guard 5th District

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Pipelines Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1095 sec (9 req/sec)