Coast Guard sets port condition Whiskey in Charleston

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Coast Guard sets port condition Whiskey in Charleston


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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Effective 12 a.m. Sunday, the Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) has set Port Condition Whiskey due to the expected arrival of tropical-storm-force winds of 39 mph from Hurricane Dorian within 72 hours. 

While the Port of Charleston has increased its readiness for heavy weather, it is currently open to commercial traffic and cargo operations may continue. 

The Coast Guard and maritime partners have been strategizing port preparations throughout the day and through daily Heavy Weather Advisory Group conferences. This group will continue to balance the risk to the port with the need to move commerce and potentially support areas impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

The COTP may set Port Condition X-Ray when tropical-storm-force winds are expected within 48 hours.

For information on Hurricane Dorian’s progress and hurricane preparedness, please visit the National Hurricane Center's webpage.

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