USCG Sets Port Condition Zulu for Charleston

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

September 4, 2019

Photo: NOAA

Photo: NOAA

Effective 8 a.m. Wednesday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) set Port Condition Zulu for the Port of Charleston due to the anticipated arrival of sustained gale force winds from Hurricane Dorian within 12 hours.

During port condition Zulu, no vessels may enter or transit within the port without permission of the COTP. The Coast Guard and port partners will assess the condition of the port as soon as it is safe to do so in order to expedite the lifting of vessel restrictions.

The Coast Guard’s search and rescue capabilities degrade as storm conditions strengthen. This means help could be delayed and rescue units may not be available to respond during the storm. Pleasure craft are advised to seek safe harbor, beachgoers and surfers should refrain from any activities in the water until Hurricane Dorian has left the area and conditions are safe.

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