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Port Everglades is Monitoring Hurricane Irma and Making Preparations

[ September 5, 2017   //   ]

Port Everglades is closely monitoring the progress of Hurricane Irma. Port officials asked all tenants to review their hurricane plan and the US Coast Guard Marine Safety Information Bulletin for the 2017 hurricane season. The Port follows the U.S. Coast Guard regulations for operating the Port during storm conditions.
There are a variety of cruise, cargo and petroleum ships scheduled to arrive this week and the coming weekend that could be affected by heavy weather.

On September 5, Port staff conducted surveys in anticipation of the possible declaration of Condition Whisky by the Coast Guard, which would happen 72 hours before the arrival of sustained tropical storm force winds.

Currently, three petroleum ships are in port with another two waiting off-shore. The Port’s 12 petroleum tenants provide gas and other petroleum products to 12 Florida counties and four international airports.

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