USCG Closes Ports in Hawaii

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Saturday, August 09, 2014

 

The US Coast Guard Captain of the Port, Hawaii Pacific, has closed ports for Big Island, Maui County to include the islands of Molokai and Lanai, and Oahu to all traffic.

According to a News Release issued, all cargo operations at these ports were to be secured by 6pm yesterday.

Vessels transiting within the vicinity of the Hawaiian Island harbours are urged to seek sheltered waters until storm conditions subside and the Captain of the Port has deemed the ports safe to reopen.

Once the storm has passed and the threat of severe weather has subsided, the Coast Guard, Army Corp of Engineers and State of Hawaii will jointly conduct surveys of channel blockage and prioritize steps to resume essential, then normal, vessel traffic. These steps are to minimize risk of damage to vessels and assess the conditions of channels, aids to navigation, waterfront facilities, piers and other infrastructure.

The COTP, in conjunction with the state DOT-Harbors in Hawaii, will begin sending Port Assessment Teams to accessible areas of the zone as soon as it is safe to do so Friday 8 August.

The conditions of the ports will be evaluated and changed dependent on the assessment of the ports.

For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com

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