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Safety zone proposed for hurricanes, disasters in South Florida

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The U.S. Coast Guard seeks input on a proposed safety zone in Port Miami in the event of reduced or restricted visibility due to hurricanes and other disasters. The area is within the Sector Miami Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone. This proposed rule would restrict port operations and vessel traffic when certain port conditions are set by the COTP.

Hurricane Port Conditions (WHISKEY, X-RAY, YANKEE, and ZULU) are standardized states of operation shared with all major ports, facilities, and members of the Maritime Transportation System.

Click for details on zones and required actions from mariners. http://www.the-triton.com/2016/11/captain-of-the-port-controls-hurricane-maneuvers-before-during-and-after-major-storms/

Comments on the proposal must be received by the Coast Guard on or before June 9, 2017. Comments must be identified by docket number USCG-2016-1067 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov.

For questions about this proposed rulemaking, call or email Petty Officer Mara Brown, Sector Miami Waterways Management Division, U.S. Coast Guard; telephone +1 305-535-4317, email Mara.J.Brown@uscg.mil.

Port Condition WHISKEY is issued when weather advisories indicate sustained gale force winds (39-54 mph/34-47 knots) from a tropical or hurricane force storm are predicted to make landfall at the port within 72 hours.

Port Condition X-RAY is issued when weather advisories indicate sustained gale force winds (39-54 mph/34-47 knots) from a tropical or hurricane force storm are predicted to make landfall at the port within 48 hours.

Port Condition YANKEE is issued when weather advisories indicate that sustained gale force winds (39-54 mph/34-47 knots) from a tropical or hurricane force storm are predicted to make landfall at the port within 24 hours.

Port Condition ZULU is issued when weather advisories indicate that sustained gale force winds (39-54 mph/34-47 knots) from a tropical or hurricane force storm are predicted to make landfall at the port within 12 hours.

 

Notice of Hurricane Port Conditions and their requirements will be given via Marine Safety Information Bulletins, online at http://homeport.uscg.mil/miami, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, and Severe Weather Advisory Team meetings.

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